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CAMPING TOUR 14 DAYS PACKAGE

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Day 1: Muscat- Nakhal Fort and hot spring- wadi bani Awf - balad sayt - over night in Jabal Shams

Stop At: Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon, Al Hamra Oman
We will leave Muscat and drive to Nakhal. Here you can visit the beautiful Nakhal Fortress. Its lies at the foothills of the Al Hajar mountains in a nice Town which grows extensive dates palm plantations. This magnificent 1500 years old fortress rises out of the mountain rock, towering high above the ancient village, as if still warning would-be attackers of its ominous strength.
It has witnessed many battles and its packed full of hidden escape routes and secret passages.
You can stroll around the inside of this restored fortress and visit all the rooms which have been nicely decorated in the original old style. The view from the top of the fortress over the mountains and green date plantations is outstanding. from there visit the hot spring The spring is tucked away among date farms a couple of kilometers from Nakhal Fort, and it flows year round with warm mineral water collected in the site pools. Several chairs and shades are provided in the “picnic area” near the pool.
From there we will drive into the Wadi Bani Awf. The road leads us through the Wadi, we will pass by impressive Wadi Canyons (snake canyon) and several small villages and the most beautiful village is balad sayt surrounded by mountains from all directions . Then we drive up the Mountain. This mountain road drive up to the Jebel Shams Mountain 3009 Meters its one of the most adventurous in Oman , offering existing off road experience and fantastic views. you will stay over night there in Jabal shams resort. buffet dinner and breakfast served.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: At local Restaurant
• Dinner: Buffet Dinner In the resort
Accommodation included: Resort In Grand Canyon

Day 2: jabal shams - wadi Ghul– Al hamra (misfat Al Abreen Village) – overnight Nizwa (Hotel)

Stop At: Nizwa Souk, City Center Close to the fort, Nizwa 611 Oman
Leave Jabal Shams drive to wadi Ghul The village of Wadi Ghul which is about 2000 years old located at the foot of Mountain Ghul and can be seen on your way to Jabal Shams has been abandoned by its inhabitants and no one remained in, it has been built of solid stones.
from there drive into Wadi Nakhar its beautiful sites, spectacular view which derives its name from the local word (necrosis), which means the process of rock sculpture «erosion» as the water of this valley formed during the time periods.
Wadi Al Nakhar is one of the deepest valleys in Oman because of its geographical characteristics. The great gap in Jabal Shams is considered to be the most important source of water, since its large opening leads to valleys and reefs that form the valley of Al Nakhar.
then continue your way to visit ancient town of Al Hamra Then we drive up to Misfath Al Abreen. This pictures village lies on a steep slope at the foot of Jebel Shams, and consists of old homes and narrow streets.it has falaj system for many orchards, date palms and vegetables. It is worth to spend sometimes walking around the village. overnight in Nizwa (Hotel)

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the resort
• Lunch: At local restaurant
• Dinner: You have an option to have it in the hotel or in local restaurant
Accommodation included: Hotel in Nizwa

Day 3: Visit Nizwa fort and market- drive direction to Hayma (camping)

Stop At: Gas Company Haima, Oman
leave your hotel at 08:30 to visit Nizwa Souq. A wide variety of vendors offer their goods in the streets of the souk, Here you can find vegetables, pottery, jewellery, handicrafts and souvenirs which are sold in authentic old market halls that few places can boast. Especially interesting is the Friday cattle market, when the locals from the nearby Villages come to sell their , goats, cattle, sheep and chickens in a circus style open market place
Next to the Souq is Nizwa Fortress. The fort is a museum today and offers splendid views of this ancient town and the surrounding mountains. You can walk around in this impressive fortress and visit its many rooms, passages and towers. The fort is an architectural testimony to the economic and military achievements of the early Yaruba dynasty from the mid-17th century. It was a military stronghold designed to withstand even the strongest of attacks at the time. Even along the corridors, many traps were laid to deter any intruders that might have penetrated the defenses.
From Nizwa drive direction to south, befor you reach Haima we will drive out of the highway to the west for a few KM in the end we will get beautiful orange dunes its part of Rub Al Khali we will set up our camp there and enjoying the sunset.
Over night camping in Haima Dunes

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel
• Lunch: At local restaurant
• Dinner: Prepare by your guide
Accommodation included: Camping Night In Hayma, sleeping in the tents

Day 4: Haima - Rub Alkhali ( Camping)

Stop At: نفط عمان Oman Oil, mukhaizna, Oman
In the morning after breakfast we will drive direction to south we will pass haima city It is the capital of the central region of Oman called Al Wusta Governorate. Haima is the chief town of the region and an important transit point between the interior and the coast, it also the halfway point of the journey between Muscat and Salalah. The town has largely grown up around the highway, servicing the passing trucks and buses, and there is little to commend the straggling settlement other than the convenience of the amenities it offers. , some good Asian restaurants and a useful supply point for trips into the Empty Quarter.
From Haima drive more south here you will inter Rub Al Khali from Maqshan you will drive off road for about 50 KM we will leave off road and drive between beautiful orange dunes until we reach our camping place
Over night camping in Rub Al Khali

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Prepare by your guide
• Lunch: At local restaurant
• Dinner: Prepare by your guide
Accommodation included: Camping night in Rub Al KHali, Sleeping in the tents

Day 5: Rub Al Khali - Rub Al KHali( Camping)

Stop At: نفط عمان Oman Oil, mukhaizna, Oman
Today we will show you the stunning sand rose Come on the sand formed in the form of Rose because of the factors of erosion ( wind, rain, heat and cold) later on have your picnic keep driving deeper in Rub Al Khali. Reach your camping place watch the marvelous sunset
over night camping in rub Al Khali

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Prepare by your guide
• Lunch: Picnic lunch, prepare by your guide
Accommodation included: Camping Night In Rub Al KHali, Sleeping in the tents

Day 6: Rub Al khali- Rub Al KHali (camping)

Stop At: نفط عمان Oman Oil, mukhaizna, Oman
Today you can watch spectacular sunrise in a very silence environment , after Breakfast drive deeper in rub alkhali enjoy high orange color dunes, have your picnic lunch in the afternoon continue your journey, suddenly you will see crystal stone that have been toned due to erosion. you will reach your camping place climb orange high dunes watch the marvelous sunset enjoy the silence of the second biggest desert in the world.
over night camping in rub Al Khali

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Prepare by your guide
• Lunch: Picnic lunch prepare by your guide
• Dinner: Prepare by your guide
Accommodation included: Camping night Sleeping in the tents

Day 7: Rub Al khali - Ash Shisr ( The lost city) - wadi dawkah frankincense garden- Salalah (hotel)

Stop At: Museum of the Frankincense Land, As Sultan Qaboos Street, Salalah 211 Oman
In the morning we will leave our camping place it’s the last morning in Rub Al Khali, we will continue our journey towards Al shisr (the lost city) One of the sites of Al Luban (Frankincense) Road, which is part of the World Heritage Sites in the Sultanate of Oman, is located in the province of Dhofar the state of Thamrit, the capital of the Badia (Najd Dhofar). It is at the southern end of the desert of the Empty Quarter. Evidence suggests that the site has been inhabited since the Stone Age.
Exploration and excavation work at Al-Shisr site revealed the existence of an ancient archaeological city (believed to be the city of "Erm" which is mentioned by God in the Holy Quran, the land of the people of Hood who did not create the same in the country as mentioned in the Qur'anic text) Continuous exploration of this important archaeological site. This archaeological site was discovered in 1990 by a group of archaeologists and was included in the World Heritage Organization for the most important.
Continue your journey towards wadi Dawkah, Wadi Doka is located in the Najd area behind the northern slopes of the Dhofar mountain range, 35 km north of Salalah city, and extends north towards the state of Thumrait.
It is one of the growth areas of the frankincense trees in Dhofar Governorate. It is a natural reserve for large frankincense trees and it is listed in the World Heritage List UNESCO.
From There continue your journey to salalah, reach your hotel in the evening start off to Al Hafah Market is a traditional market known as the city of Salalah, and the visitors of the city as a tourist and economic landmark. The Hafah market is located 3 km from the city of Salalah in Dhofar Governorate, surrounded by coconut trees. The market is known for the sale of incense and frankincense products and the market is full of many products, whether traditional textiles, or traditional clothing, ornaments, gold and silver, and many other traditional products. It is considered the oldest market in Zafar.have dinner there in the local restaurant after dinner back to the hotel.
Over night hotel in Salalah (Hotel)

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Prepare by your guide
• Lunch: At local Restaurant
• Dinner: At local restaurant
Accommodation included: Hotel In Salalah

Day 8: Visit Taqah- Khawr Rawri( Samahram) - Wadi darbat- Khwar Al Balid – Salalah (hotel)

Stop At: Museum of the Frankincense Land, As Sultan Qaboos Street, Salalah 211 Oman
in the morning we start new exciting day we will drive towards Taqah, In its cemetery Mazoon al-Mashani, the mother of Sultan Qaboos, is buried. Under identical marble gravestones an uncle and a grandfather of the Sultans are buried. from there continue your journey to Khor Rori reports that the town of Sumhuram was founded on royal initiative and settled by Hadhrami emigrants. The Dhofar region was the main source of frankincense in the ancient period, and it seems likely that the foundation of the settlement by the Hadhramaut was in part motivated by wish to control the production of this valuable commodity.
The excavations have uncovered the ground plan of the settlement and has attested maritime contacts with the Ḥaḑramite homeland, India and the Mediterranean. It was inscribed in 2000, along with other sites along the Incense Route in Oman, as part of the World Heritage site "Land of Frankincense".
from there continue your journey to Wadi Darbat Offering majestic views of the lakes, mountains, caves, wildlife and waterfalls, Wadi Darbat is surely a paradise for nature lovers and history enthusiasts. Watching the crystal clear water cascading down the 100 meter waterfall surrounded by lush greenery is surely a delight. Close to the waterfall are many natural cave chambers with stalagmites and old stalactites.
Khwar Al Balid This lagoon takes its name from the ancient city which lies on the banks of this lagoon. The lagoon flanks the city on the east and north. In ancient times, this lagoon was connected to the sea and used as a natural port due to its depth in some parts.
The region is currently on the World Heritage List and the khawr is protected. The importance of this place lies in its combination of archaeology, history and nature. The archaeological park is considered to be the first of its kind in the Sultanate, serving to protect natural resources, attract tourists to the site and inform people of this important ancient city in the Governorate of Dhofar.
From there back to your hotel, in the evening process to the city center have dinner there and come back to your hotel.
Over night in Salalah (Hotel)

Duration: 8 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast in your hotel
• Lunch: At local restaurant
• Dinner: At local Restaurant
Accommodation included: Hotel In Salalah

Day 9: Salalah - Mirbat - wadi Ash Shuwaymiyyah - (Camping)

Stop At: حديقة شليم, Shalim Wa Juzor Al Hallaniyyat, Oman
Today we will show you the ancient town of Mirbat coastal town in the Dhofar governorate, Mirbat (Moscha) was involved in the export of frankincense in ancient times, to places as far as China. In ancient times Mirbat was the capital of Dhofar, with an income derived from the frankincense trade and from breeding Arabian horses, visit port of Mirbat and walk along old houses of mirbat.
From there continue your journey towards Ash Shuwaymiyyah This deep valley, carved by nature out of the surrounding land, plunges towards a rock-strewn coastline with dramatic cliffs as a backdrop. enjoy walking in wadi Ash Shuwaymiyyah watch the sunset there with cup of tea or coffee.
Over night in wadi Ash Shuwaymiyyah (Camping)

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at your hotel
• Lunch: At local Restaurant
• Dinner: Prepare by your guide
Accommodation included: Camping Night Ash Shwaimyyah, Sleeping in The tents

Day 10: Wadi Ash Shuwaymiyyah- Ras Madrakah- over night in Ras madrakah ( Camping)

Stop At: Ras Madrakah BEACH, Ras Madrakah, Oman
In the morning after your breakfast continue your journey we will stop in the village of Ash Shuwaymiyyah you will see local peoples selling some handcraft handmade, continue your journey to Ras Madrakah moderate weather throughout the year, represented in the mountainous and rocky formations overlooking the Arabian Sea on one side and the soft golden sand on the other side, you can have walk in golden sands there or swim in the beautiful sea.
Over night in Ras Madrakah (Camping)

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Prepare by your guide
• Lunch: At local Restaurant
• Dinner: Prepare by your guide
Accommodation included: Camping night in Ras Madrakah, Sleeping in the tents

Day 11: Ras Madrakah –Ad Duqm - Al Khaluf (camping)

Stop At: Al Khaluf Fish Market, Al Khaluf, Oman
From Ras Madrakah drive towards AD Duqum is famous of its geological attractions for the world. It’s known as the Rock Garden Duqm, it’s a area of 3 square kilometer made of sand stones rocks and limestone , which was created in an underground water aquifer around more than Forty Six million years ago. Rock Garden is a Great piece of nature’s Art work. This Rock garden is full of anonymous rocks with different shapes , position ,standing .Formed in unusual shapes , rounds rocks, big piece of rock standing on a small piece of stone stand and some seem like statues of animals. This site is one of the top twenty five sites of Sultanate of Oman’s geological scientific importance.
from there continue your journey towards Al Khaluf Beach,one of the nicest beaches in Oman and a place excite and calm white sugar dunes, rocky outcroppings, and sleepy fishing villages.
What makes this area special is its isolation. Since it is so far from Muscat, the area doesn’t get many visitors.
over night in Al Khaluf (Camping

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Prepare by your guide
• Lunch: At local restaurant
• Dinner: Prepare by your guide
Accommodation included: Camping night In Al Khaluf, Sleeping in the tents

Day 12: Al khaluf -Muhut- Ras Ar Ruways (camping)

Stop At: راس الرويس rasruwas, Unnamed Road، Oman
in the morning leave your camping place drive to Al Khaluf Village stop at fish market local peoples come with hug number of fresh fish and seafood selling and paying continue your.
From there drive to Muhut its one of the states of the central region of Oman overlooking the Arabian Sea, It was one of the most important ports of previous times. It was famous for shipbuilding, transporting passengers and goods from Oman to East Africa, India and other parts of the African continent, carrying Omani products and returning with goods that were not in Oman that time.
From Muhut drive towards Ras Ar Rways , you will reach your destination Ras al Ruways where the stunning white sand meets the turquoise open sea, you have opportunity to swim in the sea and watching the beautiful sunset.
Over night in Ras Ar Rways Camping)

Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Prepare by your guide
• Lunch: At Local Restaurant
• Dinner: Prepare by Your guide
Accommodation included: Camping Night In Ras Ar Rways, Sleeping in The tents

Day 13: Ras Ar Ruways Al Ashkharah - Ras Al had (Hotel )

Stop At: Turtle Beach Resort Ras AL Hadd, Ras Al Hadd, راس الحد 411, Oman
After breakfast start of towards Ras Al Had you will pass on many of the sea villages and the largest and the most beautiful one is Al Askharah fishing village that will depend on fishing. We will visit Al Ashkharah port, there you will see many fisher mans returning from the sea with huge quantities of fish and seafood.
from there continue your journey to Ras Al Had overnight at Ras al had (hotel) at 08:00 P.M start off to watch the turtles.
over Night In Ras Al Had (Hotel)

Duration: 7 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Prepare by your Guide
• Lunch: At local restaurant
• Dinner: Buffet dinner in the hotel
Accommodation included: Hotel In Ras Al Had

Day 14: Ras Al had- Sur- Wadi Ash shab – Sinkhole-Muscat

Stop At: Wadi Shab, 50km West of Sur, Sur 411 Oman
In the morning check out of your hotel from there drive to City of Sur, the famous Omani Dhow Factory, where you can see traditional wooden Dhows being built. And we take you to the old part from Sur where most of the houses there designed by wooden doors and windows.
From Sur we drive to Wadi Shab . This Wadi is a enormous canyon gorge that is lined with palm trees and impressive indications of what the power of the water coming down from the mountains can do in nature. With a 35 to 40 minute hike up through the canyon Wadi, we arrive at one of several crystal clear water pools. Tourists can swim on through the warm waters from pool to pool. Eventually we come to the last pool where an opening among the enormous rocks allows us to swim into an incredible crevice cave with a small waterfall. Inside, the sunlight filters in from the outside, turning the water into a beautiful turquoise blue whilst water showers down one side of the cave from the Wadi beyond. After visiting wadi shab stop at Bimah sinkhole (swimming in the sinkhole lake is possible)
Bimah Sinkhole a waterfilled depression, structurally a sinkhole, in the limestone of eastern Muscat Governorate in the Sultanate of Oman. A lake of turquoise waters, it is 50 m by 70 m wide and approximately 20 m deep. It is only about 600 m away from the sea, between the coastal towns of Dibab and Bimmah. The sinkhole was formed by a collapse of the surface layer due to dissolution of the underlying limestone. To preserve the sinkhole, the local municipality developed a park there.
From Sinkhole drive back to Muscat.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in your hotel
• Lunch: At local restaurant
No accommodation included on this day.
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