Musandam and the North
Musandam and the North 11 Days , 10 Nights

11 Days - 10 Nights Muscat ? Khasab ? Musandam Peninsula ? Tiwi - Sur - Ras El Jinz & Turtle Reserve - Wadi Bani Khalid - Wahiba Desert - Sinaw - Ibra ? Nizwa - Jabal Akhdar - Bani Habib - Jabrin - Bahla - Al Hamra - Al Misfat Abreen - Hatt Oasis - Wadi Bani Auf - Nakhl - Ain Al Thowara

  • Day 1 Muscat

    Arrival at Muscat International and domestic flight to Khasab in the Peninsula Musandem. In the afternoon jeep safari to Jebel Harim, literally the Mount of Women, where at the time of the Pirates, the Omanis hid their women. Overlooking the Straits of Hormuz, the mountain is home to old tribal villages of approx. 150 years. Return to hotel and overnight. (night only)

    Overnight at Khasab

  • Day 2 Khasab

    After breakfast, depart for a scenic cruise in "Dhow", the typical Omani boat still built according to the traditions, with teak wood of the islands, with no plans nor nails. Lunch on board. The day is dedicated to snorkling in the fisheries between the Telegraph Island and the islands of the fishermen. You will see hundreds of dolphins jumping around the boat. Return to hotel and overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch)

    Overnight at Khasab

  • Day 3 Muscat

    After breakfast and morning domestic flight to Muscat for a drive around the capital. Visit to the Museum of Natural History, which houses even the skeleton of a whale, to the fishing village of Sibad near the famous Al Bustan Palace, once the sultan's palace and now historic hotel. Afternoon at leisure for individual activities. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)

    Overnight at Muscat

  • Day 4 Muscat

    After breakfast visit to the Great Mosque of the Sultan with the second largest Persian rug in the world handmade. Continue to Lulu, the largest hypermarket and the Mirani and Jalali Forts of the sixteenth century. Stop at Al Alam Palace and Bait al Zurbair where you visit a reconstruction of a real village of Oman. Next step the famous Muttrah the old port area and the Souk (market) to discover the products of local crafts and in particular that of Khanjar, wonderful daggers carved in silver and ivory. Return to hotel and overnight. (Breakfast)

    Overnight at Muscat

  • Day 5 Muscat

    After breakfast, departure in 4x4 along the coast in the direction of the village of Quriat and its fortress . Near the village of Fins will be able to cross the wild herds of gazelles that populate the area. Following the trail up to Tiwi along the white sandy beach you will encounter the most beautiful Wadi of the entire Sultanate. Obligatory photo stop at the ruins of Qulhat. In Sur visit the famous harbor, once the heart of the routes between India and Africa and among the richest cities. Here we will visit one of the shipyards where the " Dhow " are still built according to ancient traditions. Then continue to Ras el Jinz for the night tour of the reserve of the turtles. Here you will have the opportunity to observe the rare sea turtles in their natural environment. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight. ( Breakfast, Dinner )

    Overnight at Sur

  • Day 6 Sur

    After breakfast visit to the fish market and departure to Wadi Bani Khalid where you can take a dip in the natural pools, and then resumes the off-road and ride the spectacular dunes of the Wahiba desert. Overnight a thousand and one night in simple tents and dinner. If time permits you will also make a small walk by camel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

    Overnight at luxury camp

  • Day 7 Sinaw

    After breakfast we depart for the famous camel market of Sinaw (halfway between Ibra and Adam at the foot of Jebel al Akhdar) and continue to Nizwa, the old capital of the Sultanate. In the afternoon free time to stroll the streets of the town, a visit to the souks through the Mosque. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

    Overnight at Nizwa

  • Day 8 Nizwa

    After breakfast visit the city of Nizwa: the cattle market, the towers of the fortress towering above the palm grove. Time to turn in the Souk and browse through the craft in particular Bedouin jewelry. Continue to the Jabal Akhdar, between rows of rose gardens, orchards and palm groves. Stop at the village of Bani Habib, famous for the hospitality of its people. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight. (Breakfast, Dinner)

    Overnight at Nizwa

  • Day 9 Jabrin

    After breakfast visit the Fort Jabrin built by Imam Bal Arab bin Sultan as stronghold security later became an important center of Islamic education. Photo stop at the fort of Bahla, the capital of craft ceramic, but in ancient seat of spirits and magic. Onwards to Al Hamra which is located at the foot of the Hajar Mountains and Bait Al Saffah, to the picturesque village of Al Misfat Abreen built on a terrace on the mountainside. Lunch picnic to go to Jebel Shams. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (breakfast, picnic, dinner)

    Overnight at Nizwa

  • Day 10 Hatt Oasis

    After breakfast depart for Muscat. First stop is the oasis of Hatt better known as the snake canyon because of its shape and Bilad Sayt a picturesque rural village. We then proceed to Wadi Beni Auf. Mandatory visit Nakhl, the most impressive Fort of the Sultanate nestled in a palm grove almost infinite and surrounded by spectacular mountains. A few kilometers the hot springs of Ain Al Thowara. Lunch picnic. Arrival in Muscat and overnight at the hotel. (breakfast, picnic lunch)

    Overnight at Muscat

  • Day 11 Muscat

    Breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight back.



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