Your tailor-made holiday to Oman

Wadi-Al-Arbaeen, Oman Wahiba Sands, Oman Wakan-village-Oman

A magical Oman vacation with your own private driver/guide, taking in majestic mountains and spectacular desert dunes and oases, before returning to Muscat for 6 nights at your beachfront hotel. A perfect blend of relaxation and guided touring around some of the 'must sees' of Oman.

The Al Hajar mountains are your first stop, reached by some extensive off-road driving, for 3 nights 'on top of the world' at the Anantara Jabal Al Akhdar. In this rugged landscape, discover 400-year old Al Hamra village, walk through historic Nizwa with its ancient fort - the old capital of Oman, delve into Nizwa souq renowned for its ornamental silver jewellery, and experience Jebel Shams - the Grand Canyon of Oman. One day here is free for you to enjoy the immense sense of space. Then it's time to head to Wahiba Sands, a vast undulating sea of dunes rising up to 200 meters and host to a variety of fauna and flora. Enroute, you'll have opportunities galore to stop for photographs, see quaint terraced farming villages and picturesque wadi's. Spend a night here in the desert, trying your hand at soft dune bashing or spotting oryx.

Your journey then takes you back towards Muscat, visiting a dhow factory in the city of Sur, where artisans still hand-craft these boats using centuries-old techniques, followed by the scenic Wadi Arbeieen with its date palms and deep pools of water. At your luxurious hotel sanctuary, The Chedi, you'll have plenty of time to relax and reflect. However, we have included two days of tours to let you get a feel for this atmospheric, colourful city, as well as the culture of the coastal region, including the 300-year old Al Hazm castle at Rustaq and the hot springs at Nakhl. This is truly an Oman adventure that will stay with you forever.

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Day 1

Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Muscat International

Day 2

Arrive at Muscat International Airport. From here you will transferred by private car to your hotel.

Room Type: Superior Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 3 - 5

After breakfast when you will be collected by your private driver/guide for your journey by 4x4 vehicle to the spectacular landscape of the Al Hajar mountains and your hotel.

Room Type: Premier Canyon View Room Meal Basis: HB Half Board

Day 6

1 night at Desert Nights Camp |

Head to Wahiba Sands, visiting enroute a Bedouin house in the wilderness, and then via Wadi Nakher for lunch with a local Omani family. Arrive in the desert in plenty of time to capture the breathtaking sunset.

Room Type: Bedouin-style Suite Meal Basis: HB Half Board

Day 7 - 12

6 nights at The Chedi Muscat |

Another full day of touring before arriving at your beachside hotel. On days 8 and 9, take guided tours of the coast and central Muscat, including the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Muttrah souq.

Room Type: Serai Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 13

Bid farewell to The Chedi. Private car will take you to Muscat International Airport to connect with your international flight home.

TAILOR-MADE ITINERARY from $6,430 pp (LOW SEASON)

Includes

  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • 3 lunches (days 3, 5 and 8)
  • All scheduled activities offered by the hotels
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • All entrance & conservation fees as per itinerary (Nizwa Fort, Jabrin Castle, Sur Dhow Factory and Bait Al Zubair Museum)
  • Private 4x4 vehicle with driver/English speaking guide for days 2 to 6 and days 8 & 9

Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages

Flights

  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from Philadelphia International Airport to Muscat International
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Muscat International to Philadelphia International Airport

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