OH! EXPLORE & SPA
11 Nights / 12 Days
Day 01 - On arrival you will be transferred from Muscat International Airport to your Hotel in Muscat. (Lunch Optional)
Day 02 - After breakfast at the Hotel set out on a half day city tour of Muscat. This tour includes a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque – an architectural wonder, Bait Al Zubair Museum - which showcases Omani heritage with a vast collection of antiques, traditional Omani weaponry, jewelry, costumes, domestic utensils and recreated urban and rural environments. You will then drive through old Muscat, surrounded by steep mountains and flanked by the twin 16th century Jalali and Mirani forts, extending to Al Alam Palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. A stop at Muttrah, the main port area to explore an ancient and colorful souk. Optional lunch at a local restaurant. Return to the hotel for your overnight stay in Muscat. Rest of the day will be for your leisure.
Day 03 – This is your day to indulge and rejuvenate! After breakfast at the hotel, you will be dropped off to CHI The Spa at Shangri La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. Designed as a secluded spa, CHI, The Spa allows guests to enjoy the privacy and luxury of the largest spa villas in Muscat, complete with spacious relaxation areas that include a private garden patio and a garden rain shower. From the calm serenity of the Spa’s welcoming inner sanctum, guests can enjoy the experience of the unique CHI Water Oasis, featuring a vitality hydro pool, a herbal steam room, tundra and tropical showers, an ice fountain and a relaxation area inviting guests to linger in the restorative ambience of CHI.
Guests can also book the Rhassul and Hammam to truly unwind and relax. Body massage, exercise, stretching, hydrotherapy, and movement of the mind through relaxation and meditation combine to assist the body's natural renewal and form the basis of the CHI spa philosophy. Enjoy your massage! You will then be picked up from the Spa and dropped back to your hotel. The evening is at leisure. Overnight stay in Muscat.
Day 04 – After breakfast at the Hotel, you will be taken from Muscat to Quriyat, a small coastal fishing village. You will then proceed to Tiwi and Fins where a beautiful white sandy beach beckons for a relaxing swim. The journey then continues on the graded track to Wadi Shab, one of Oman's most spectacular wadis, flowing with fresh water most of the year alongside banana plantations and rocky paths. The drive along the coastal road takes visitors to Sur and Ras Al Hadd where overnight stay will be arranged. After Dinner, you will go to Ras al Jynz, a protected Green turtle nesting reserve. During the nesting season, turtles can be seen laying eggs at night. Your overnight stay will be at Ras Al Hadd.
Day 05- After breakfast at the Hotel, you will head to Wadi Bani Khalid, the evergreen wadi adorned with cascading water, forming a turquoise green pool, ideal for swimming. The journey continues to Wahaiba Sands, one of the most fascinating and mysterious regions of Oman. Notably, the dunes support an astonishing variety of flora and fauna and the ever changing patterns of dunes are a photographer's delight. You can ride camels or experience the adventure of dune driving. You will camp overnight at the desert.
Day 06 - Wake up to an early start and enjoy the sunrise in the desert. Don’t forget to capture this scenic beauty on your camera. After breakfast at the camp proceed to Nizwa, the capital of the interior and the birthplace of Islam in the Sultanate of Oman. Nizwa boasts of the famous Round Tower Fort, built in the 17th century, and its Souq renowned for its Friday cattle auction, intricately hand-carved “Khanjars” (daggers) & ornamental silver jewellery. Jabreen, the finest of Oman’s castles built in the late 17th century, is also here. The castle displays the highest achievement in Omani ceiling painting & beautifully executed woodcarvings. You will stay overnight at your hotel in Nizwa.
Day 07 - After breakfast at the Hotel, your journey continues to Wadi al Madeen, from where a 36-km drive through a scenic mountain road brings visitors to Al Jabal Al Akhdar (2000 metres above sea level), the green mountain of Hajjar mountain ranges, truly a unique attraction in the Arabian Peninsula. Al Jabal Al Akhdar is famed for its temperate cool climate and tropical fruit orchards. The villages overlook a spectacular landscape of awesome peaks, gorges and wadis. Return to your hotel in Nizwa for the night.
Day 08- After breakfast at the hotel, your drive will continue through graded tracks, stopping at Wadi Ghul, a fascinating village surrounded by lofty mountain ranges. The panoramic mountain drive brings visitors to Jabal Shams (Mountain of the Sun), the second highest peak in the Arab Gulf region, rising to over 2000 metres. The picturesque setting offers incredible views of the rugged landscape. A visit to the mountain village of Misfah offers a rewarding study of ancient architecture seen in stone houses. You will camp overnight in Jabal Shams.
Day 09 - After breakfast at the Camp, you will enjoy the morning hours with a small walk in Jabal Shams before you return to Muscat. You will be dropped off to your beach hotel here for relaxation and overnight stay.
Client’s will be Dropped in a 5 star beach hotel to relax and overnight stay.
Day 10 - After breakfast, the entire day is for your leisure at the hotel or optional shopping tours.
Day 11 - After breakfast, the entire day is for your leisure at the hotel or optional shopping tours. You will be picked up at 07:00pm and taken to one of Oman’s favorite restaurants – Kargeen Café. It is a concept that comes in to reality, having distinctive style of its own. Karjeen is the old Omani word for a little wooden cottage. And the café lives up to its name in the truest sense of the word. Done up in wood & wrought iron, decorated with bright rugs, it blends traditional Eastern style with classical Western culture, creating a cozy, welcoming haven of tranquility. You will return to your hotel for the night.
Overnight stay in Muscat.
Day 12 - After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to the airport in time for your departure flight.
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