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TOUR RAQIA 7 DAYS PACKAGE

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Day 1: Muscat - Sinkhole- Wade Shab- Sur- Ras Al Hadd

Stop At: Bimmah Sinkhole, Hawiyat Najm Park, Muscat Oman
The tour start in the morning towards Ras Al Hadd first stop will be at Bimah sinkhole (swimming in the sinkhole lake is possible)

Bimah Sinkhole a water filled 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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wadi Shab, 50km West of Sur, Sur 411 Oman
From Bimmah Sinkhole just short drive to Wadi Shab. This Wadi is an 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 45 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
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sur Maritime Museum, Wilayat, Sur Oman
Then we will continue our trip to the City of Sur, the famous Arabian Dhow Factory, where you can see traditional wooden Dhows being built, we will visit the old part from Sur there you can see most of the houses there designed by the wooden doors and windows
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, Ras Al Jinz, Sur 411 Oman
The tour continues to Ras al Hadd. In the evening after the buffet dinner in Turtle beach Resort we will take you to the Turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz. Here we will go on a guided beautiful walking tour on the beach at night under the stars, where we have a high chance of seeing Oman's great sea turtles stumbling on to the beach to build a nest and lay the eggs. If you are lucky, you can even see baby turtles hatching from some nests.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Buffet Dinner at Turtle Beach Resort
Accommodation included: Overnight in Ras al Hadd (Turtle Beach Resort)

Day 2: Ras Al hadd - Al Ashkharah - Jalan – Wahiba Sands

Stop At: Al Ashkharah Driving Beach, Al Ashkharah, Oman
From Ras Al Hadd in The morning drive along coast line 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 much fisher man's returning from the sea with huge quantities of fish and seafood. From there we continue our trip to the desert Wahiba sand through Jalan.

Wahiba sands desert has an Ares of 12,500 Square kilometers the called also Al Sharqiya Sands, formerly known as "Wahiba Sands" it's a region of desert in Oman the region was named for the Bani Wahiba tribe, divided between the northern and southern governorates in the Eastern Region. The area is defined by a boundary of 180 kilometers (110 mi) north to south and 80 kilometers (50 mi) east to west.

you relax or take part in an adventurous 4x4 drive in the sand dunes. Then we will watch the stunning sunset of the desert in one of the big sand dunes. We finish the day with buffet dinner.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast at Turtle Beach Resort
• Dinner: Buffet Dinner In safari desert Camp
Accommodation included: Overnight in wahiba sands (Safari Desert Camp)

Day 3: Wahiba Sands - wadi Bani Khalid - Wahiba Sands

Stop At: Wadi Bani Khalid, Road 23 apprx. 40 km from Bidiyyah Muscat-Sur Road, Muscat 113 Oman
In the morning we start our trip to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the biggest and most beautiful Wades in Oman. With little walk 10 to 15 minutes you will reach the beautiful water pools 9 meters depth Here you can swim, sunbath, relax in the beautiful scenic Wade canyon.

After that back to your camp in the desert

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast at Safari desert Camp
• Dinner: Buffet Dinner At Safari Desert Camp
Accommodation included: Overnight In Wahiba Sands (Safari Desert Camp)

Day 4: Wahiba Sands – Ibra- Zukait tower tombs – Birkat Al Moz – Nizwa

Stop At: Ibra Ladies Souk, Ibra Oman
In the morning we drive to Al Mudhaireb, you can walk a bit uphill where you will be within the ruins of the old village of Al Mudhaireb. The ruins are quite interesting and you can explore the area, but if you keep going uphill you will see one of the many watchtowers of Al Mudhaireb. The view from that watchtower is quite nice and once there you will see that there are half a dozen other watchtowers in Al Mudhaireb.

Historically, each quarter of the village had its own watchtower to warn the residents from attacks from other villages/quarters, and there would have been an old quarter under or near-by to each of these watchtowers.

From There we will visit the old ancient Village of Ibra, which is old Over 1000 years.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Zukait Tombs, Oman
From there on the way to Nizwa on the village of Zukait stop at cylindrical tombs date back to the third millennium BC. Located on a hilltop in the Al Dakhiliyah region, they are made of mountain rock stacked to create a distinctive beehive shape. From there we continue our journey to the old capital city of Oman Nizwa. We will arrive there in the afternoon, and after the Hotel check-in you have free leisure time for the rest of the day.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast in Safari Desert Camp
Accommodation included: Over Night In Nizwa (AlDyar Hotel)

Day 5: Nizwa Fort and market. Jabreen castle- Nizwa

Stop At: Nizwa Souk, City Center Close to the fort, Nizwa 611 Oman
We start the day early to visit the Nizwa Souq. A wide variety of vendors offer their goods in the streets of the souk. Here you can find vegetables, pottery, jewelry, 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.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Nizwa Fort Oman, Nizwa Oman
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.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jibreen Castle, Jabrin 612 Oman
From Nizwa visit jabreen castle, Jabreen Castle (The castle was originally designed as a presidential palace in 1670 by Balarab bin Sultan bin Saif Ya'arubi Dynasty. An extensive renovation was carried out in 1984. The interior includes various furniture and traditional utensils to provide visitors with a taste of period castle lifestyle. The building itself is decorated with elaborate wood carvings, ceiling paintings and stucco work. He castle is open
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast at Al Dear Hotel
Accommodation included: Overnight In Nizwa (Al Dyar Hotel)

Day 6: Nizwa - Al Hamra - Misfah Al Abriyeen -Wadi Ghul- Grand Canyon ( Jabal Shams)

Stop At: Misfat al Abreyeen, Al Hamra Oman
In the morning after check out from our hotel we drive to Misfah 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.

Then visit ancient village of AL Hamra.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon, Al Hamra Oman
From there we drive to wadi Ghul the village of Wadi Ghul 2000 years old located at the foot of Mountain Ghul and can be seen and you are 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.

From there start driving up to Jebel Shams Mountain (the grand canyon of Oman) 3009 Meters to the Resort where we spend the night.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet Dinner At Jabal shams resort
Accommodation included: Jabal shams resort

Day 7: 7 Jabal Shams- balad Sayt- wadi bani Awf- back to Muscat-Muscat.

Stop At: Track Wadi Bani Awf, Al Hamra Oman
In the morning we drive down the mountain the other side (east) into the Wadi Bani Awf. This mountain road drive is an exciting off road experience and offers fantastic views into dramatic canyons and Wades, as it winds down several K.M before connecting with Wade Bani Awf. We will pass several villages the most beautiful village there is Balad sayt. Its surround by mountains from all direction Once we reach the Valley (Wadi Bani Awf), will pass also by impressive Wadi Canyons (Snake canyon) the road leads us through the Wadi while passing numerous small villages. From there we drive back on to Muscat.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast in Jabal Shams Resort
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
WE PICK UP TRAVELERS FROM ANY PLACE IN MUSCAT
• RESIDENCE
• MUSCAT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
• HOTELS
• MUSCAT HARBOR (FOR SHORE EXCURSIONS PASSENGERS)
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
7 days
Inclusions
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • TRANSPORTATION BY AIR-CONDATIONED VEHICLE 4WD
  • BOTTLED WATER
  • ALL FEES AND TAXE
  • ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE
  • PRIVATE ROUND TRIP
  • Entry/Admission - Bimmah Sinkhole
  • Entry/Admission - Wadi Shab
  • Entry/Admission - Sur Maritime Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Al Ashkharah Driving Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Wadi Bani Khalid
  • Entry/Admission - Ibra Ladies Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Zukait Tombs
  • Entry/Admission - Nizwa Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Jibreen Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Misfat al Abreyeen
  • Entry/Admission - Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon
  • Entry/Admission - Track Wadi Bani Awf
Exclusions
  • NIZWA FORT FEES ENTRANCE
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Nizwa Fort Oman
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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