Luxury Tour Of Oman:
Day 1–Arrive and transfer to Shangri La’s Barr al Jisseh Resort & Spa Al Husn
Afternoon – 90 minute Vitality Massage
Day 2–Limousine pick up for guided City Tour. This tour is tailored to each guests’ interests; starting at the Grand Mosque –a spectacularly austere masterpiece of modern Islamic architecture – then moving through to take in museums such as the Natural History Museum; Bait al Zubair which recreates the life of Omanis in city and villages ; the Muscat Gate Museum (literally a museum of the Gate which, until 1971, was closed at sunset, shutting out the world); the Franco-Omani Museum, also in Muscat itself; chronicling the history of French relationships with Oman; Bait Muzna – an absolute showcase of modern Arabic art …
Lunch in Kor Kum Restaurant on the Corniche ; Transfer back to the Hotel
Day 3–Morning at Leisure; afternoon 3pm board MY Teer; 36’ Gulf Craft motor yacht, for a very exclusive guided tour of the glowering Forts & exquisite Palaces of Muscat that are best viewed from the water whilst sipping on French bubbles …
Your guide will then take you on a walking tour of the Muttrah Souk; before your private dinner at Bait al Bilad – the Village House – tucked into the fishing village of Qantab and serving authentic Omani dishes in an Arabian Nights atmosphere of flickering candles and live oudh and tabla music ..
Day 4–Depart Muscat for the heights of Jebel Akhdar; the Green Mountain, home of terraced fields; pomegranates and peaches …via Wadi Bani Awf, the most spectacular off road drive in the country with vertiginous descents and truly spectacular scenery …
Night at the Sahab Hotel on Jebel Akhdar, an unique luxury boutique hotel situated on the Saiq Plateau in the Western Hajar mountains offering spectacular views of the canyons ancient villages and terraced farms
Day 5–Descend the mountains for the forts and palaces of the interior – Nizwa Fort with it’s attached and very thriving Souk; Bahla – the home of pottery in Oman – and a tour of Jabrin Castle – an intriguing look into the lifestyle of the powerful Imams who ruled the interior of the country until the early 1950s when Muscat and Oman were united by Sultan Said bin Taimur; father of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos …
Night at The View; an ‘Eco-Luxe’ boutique hotel this time consisting of permanent tented accommodation and again offering spectacular views at Hail al Shas, only 8 kilometers from Nizwa town …
Day 6–Off to the desert! The Sharquiya Sands; also known as the Wahiba Desert (Ramlat al Wahiba) from the main Bedouin tribe who live there. Your guide will take you off road, an exhilarating experience; or take you to meet a Bedouin family and experience the desert lifestyle.
The desert experience can be enjoyed two different ways, depending on your taste …Night at the 1000 Nights Camp in a Sheikh Tent; or the 5 star Desert Nights Camp ..
Day 7–Return to Muscat via the coastal road …
- Breakfast in all hotels.
- Half board (Dinner & breakfast) at The View; 1000 Nights Camp & Saham Hotel.
- 90 minute ‘Vitality’ massage at Chi the Spa; Shangri La’s Bar al Jisseh Resort.
- City tour with lunch at Kor Kum restaurant.
- Road transfer to Zighy Bay and to Muscat if MY Ibra is not chosen as an option.
- Guide & 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle (maximum 3 guests) for all excursions outside Muscat.
- 2 hour cruise on MY Teer, 36’ Gulf Craft motor yacht.
- Dinner at Bait al Bilad, Qantab.
All offers are subject to availability and prices are only valid until May 2014.
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