We have arranged the following program for you:

Departure
flight over night with Oman Air from Munich to Muscat, approximately departure 20:35 hrs and arrival 06:10 hrs.

1st day
Arrival at Muscat International Airport.
As soon as you will enter the airport building, you will be met by our airport representative and he will provide assistance to the group for obtaining visas upon arrival. German /Austrian / Swiss passport holders can attain visa upon arrival by paying USD 13 / OMR 05 for visa of maximum 9 days. (Visa fee is based on present charges and is subject to change without prior notice). Visa cost for 10 days to 30 days is USD 53 net per visa. After immigration and baggage check, you will enter at the general arrival hall and will be met by your guide. Your guide will assist you to comfortably embark your coach.

The check-in in the 5***** Hotel GRAND HYATT begins at 14:00 hrs. Early check in will be subject to availability of rooms. However guests are allowed to use hotel facilities until rooms gets read.

2nd day *half day in Muscat

After Breakfast at 08:30 hrs, meet your guide at the lobby of the hotel and leave for City tour of Muscat.
Arrive Grand Mosque at 09:00 hrs and visit. Grand Mosque is one of the largest Mosques in the world and at one time, it can accommodate 20,000 worshippers. Grand Mosque has beautiful art work, chandeliers and one piece carpet covering entire prayer hall.
(To visit Mosque, one has to be dressed in conservative manner. One should not wear revealing or transparent clothes and should be covered from head to toe. Ladies have to cover their head with a scarf. Grand Mosque is open for the tourists from Saturday to Thursday from 08:00 hrs to 11:00 hrs)
After visit of Grand mosque, orientation tour of modern Muscat passing embassy area and shatti quram. Drive further to Muttrah, old part of Muscat.
Muttrah Souq is one of the oldest souq in Oman and the narrow alleys of souq with mystic smell of sandel wood make a great atmosphere. It is a place where you can communicate with local people and can buy souvenirs for friends and family.

Embark your vehicle and drive along the corniche side and arrive Bait Al Zubair musuem. Bait Zubair Museum was initially founded as a house by a rich merchant, who had a hobby of collecting antiques and doing photography. Later, he converted his house to a Museum in 1998 showcasing the culture and artifacts of Oman.

After the visit of Museum at around 13:00 hrs, continue your drive to official palace of His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos. Al Alam Palace is flanked by two Portuguese fort Jalali and Mirani.
Jalali Fort has been completely refurbished and now used as a Museum for guests of State and Royal Family. This will be an outside photo stop only as visit to Palace and Fort is not possible due to security reasons. Return to the hotel by 13:30 hrs.
Rest of the day free at Hotel.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Grand Hyatt.

Optional : Sunset Dhow Cruise
On individual request you can do a cruise to the sunset on traditional arabic boats.
In the afternoon by around 15:30 hrs to 18:00 hrs you will be transfer to the Marina to board a traditional dhow cruise.These traditional arabic dhows are made of wood and were used in ancient times for seafaring. Enjoy the 2 hours long sunset cruise through the Muscat coast with water and soft drinks on board.
Price: 55 US Dollar per person.

3rd day *Muscat/Wadi Tiwi/Sur/Wahiba

Breakfast and check out at the GRAND HYATT.
In the morning around 08:30, you 4WD will puck you up to explore a part of the inland of Oman. You will be driving on the black top road and reach at Quriyat at around 10:00 hrs.

Quriyat Village, a very large fishing village between the lagoon and the sea. The fisherman goes every morning in sea to catch fishes and then they sell in the market (located at the beach). The port of Quriyat is still guarded by a watchtower. We will have a short photo stop at this village and later continue our drive towards Bima Sink hole.

On arriving at Sink hole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom and this stop will also be a rest stop. Enjoy sometime at the Bima Sinkhole before continuing your drive to the white sandy beach of Fins. .

Later drive to Wadi Tiwi. This wadi has an old village with many farms of banana, papaya, etc. Enjoy a short walk in this old village / farms and continue your drive to Sur, conduct orientation drive of the city with a visit to the Dhow Building yard before continuing your drive to Wahiba.

The 'Wahiba Sands' often described as a perfect example of Sand Sea consists of large ranges of dunes running from North to South, some attaining a height of about 100 meters and orange in color.
Our experienced drivers will take you on a dune drive tour through the undulating sand dunes to experience the thrills of dune driving. After dune drive, visit a Bedouin house and meet Bedouin ladies to know more about their life in desert. Enjoy Omani coffee and dates at their house and what ladies do to survive in desert. Watch the spectacular sunset from top of Sand dunes.

Dinner and overnight in Desert Camp ‚1000 Nights Camp‘

4th day *Wahiba/Wadi Bani Khalid/Jabelakdher


After breakfast at the camp you will board your 4 Wds by 08:30 hrs to exit from Desert. By 09:00 hrs you reach black top road and drive for Jabelakdher after a stop of Wadi Banikhalid.

Wadi Bani Khaled’ in arabic means natural oasis. Arrive Wadi Bani Khaled and visit. Wadi Bani Khaled stands a complete contrast to Wahiba Sands. It is like an oasis in the desert with clear green natural spring water pools. Enjoy a walk in the Wadi or swim in wadi (no towels at your disposal).

Jabelakdher, the green mountain of Western Hajar Mountains at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. At Jabelakdher locals grow fruits and vegetable at terrace of the mountain. You will have short walk at Siq Plateau to see terrace plantations and to abandon village.

Check in at hotel Alila Jabel Akdar and am day at leisure.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

5th day
Breakfast in the hotel.

Climb down the Jabelakdher mountains to Nizwa.
Visit Birkat al Mauz, Birkat Al mauz is a place where locals grow date palm trees. Pass through the old village and the farms of date palm trees. Your guide will explain the complete cultivation process as well as old irrigation system in Oman – Falaj System.

Later you will arrive at Jabreen and visit the castle. Jabreen is the finest of Oman’s castle built in the late 17
th century, which became a seat of Omani learning. This castle has extremely well planned layouts with room for the wali, the ladies room, the kitchen, the majlis etc. Most of the ceilings are decorated with beautiful paintings with Islamic motifs. The view from the top of the castle is really mesmerizing.

Leave for Al Hamra. Arrive at the old village of Al Hamra and walk through this village to arrive Bait Al Safa. Bait Al Safa is a local Museum, made by villagers showcasing Omani house. Visit this Museum and enjoy Omani Coffee and dates.

Return to Jabelakdher and overnight at Hotel Alila.

6th day *Nizwa/Muscat
Breakfast and check-out.

You will arrive at Nizwa Souq at 08:30 hrs and visit it. On every day, normal souq activites perform there are various locations / building allocated for vegetables / meat / spices / souvenirs etc. Every Friday, there is cattle market at the souq wherein cattle sellers auction their cattle to locals. They move with cattle in the souq and do the bidding for their cattle. This a old market for cattle and atmosphere is electrifying especially before Eid.

By 09:30 hrs you will visit the Nizwa Fort with its enormous round tower built in the 17
th century by Imam Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya’ aruba to defend the route to the interior. The fort dominates the entire area, with the town having grown around the edifice. Access to the top is only by means of a narrow twisting staircase barred by heavy wooden doors, studded with metal. From the top of the tower one can get a bird’s eye view of the Nizwa city.

The way back to Muscat takes approximately two hours.

Check-in in the 5***** Hotel Shangri-la - Al Waha

Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

7th day
This day is free at your disposal
- enjoy the sea, the generous pool facilities, wellness treatments or explore Muscat on your own.

8th day *Departure

Breakfast and check-out


Transfer to Muscat International airport.
Flight to Munich and connecting flights (if booked). END of our services

Price per person/double or twin bedroom depending on season starting from: € 3.365,-
Single room supplement from : € 1.250,-

THE ABOVE COST INCLUDES
- Flight with Oman Air Munich-Muscat-Munich, economy class
- 7 Nights’ accommodation in twin / double sharing basis in standard room on bed & breakfast basis.
- 6 Dinners in respective hotels as per itinerary
- Transfers and sightseeing in air conditioning bus
- 4WDs with maximum of 4-pers. + 1 driver
- German speaking guide
- All entrance fees

THE ABOVE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Visa fees
- Upgrade to business class / supplement to economy class fare oneway starting at € 845
- Any personal expenses like laundry, telephone calls, all kind of beverages during meals, meals other than mentioned, tips etc.
- Any items that are not mentioned in cost include part

We are happy to arrange a customised journey for you. Please contact us at DOMIZILE REISEN Phone: +49 (0) 89-833 084 or at info@domizile.de