FAMILY HOLIDAY TO OMAN
Family Holiday to Oman Tour
Day 1LONDON - MUSCAT
Fly London to Muscat
Muscat is the capital city of Oman, in the Middle East, and a fascinating clash of old and new. Aesthetically the city is unabashedly contemporary, yet expressions of the city's rich past and traditions are very much evident. The veneer of modernity, supplied by astonishing state-of-the-art architecture, cloaks an ancient cultural heritage and it is this intriguing blend that makes Muscat such an alluring city.
Day at leisure in Muscat
A three hour dolphin watching trip of the coast of Muscat.
Day 4MUSCAT - WAHIBA SANDS
Muscat to Wahiba Sands via Nizawa
Driven to Wahiba Sands, a drive of no more than three hours.
Wahiba Sands are home to the most incredible sand dunes, some reaching a colossal 300 feet high and separated by enormous depressions. These beautiful dunes stretch as far as the eye can see and it is a spectacular sight especially in the evening and the morning, when the warm colours of the desert become much richer and the long shadows accentuate the splendour of these giant forms. The sands are made of grains of rock, blown in from nearby eroded rocks and marine sediments and they are moving inland at a pace of about 30 feet a year.
Day 5WAHIBA SANDS - NIZWA
Travel from Wahiba Sands to Nizwa
Set off from the desert to Nizwa, a drive of around three hours, en route visitng Wadi Nakher located in the depth of Oman's deepest canyon, the terrace farming village of Wadi Ghul and the medieval village of Al Hamra, which offers an incredible view of dense date plantations. Explore Misfah, a pretty mountain village with stone dwellings set into the mountainside and walk through the terraced gardens which offer a bounty of lemons, dates and banana.
Nizwa is the main town in the interior province. It was the capital in the 6th and 7th centuries. The town's immense palm oasis stretches for 13km (8 miles) along the course of two wadis. It is famous for its fort and its gold and silver handicrafts. Nizwa Fort was raised over a period of 12 years by Imam Sultan bin Saif in the late 17th century.
Day 6NIZWA - MUSCAT
Drive from Nizwa to Muscat
Leave Nizwa and travel to Muscat, which is approximately two hours away, stopping at Wadi Bani Awf and Nakhl en route.
Half Day Guided City Tour
Walk down the attractive Mutrah Corniche, which stretches along Muscat's seafront. Merchants' houses, medieval Portuguese forts and the Sultan's Palace are among the buildings that line this beautiful seaside boulevard. Visit the traditional souq that continues to thrive beneath the modern rafters of the Mutrah Souq, before the exploring Bait Al Zubair Musuem. This splendid old house depicts the history of the city through interactive exhibits.
Free day to relax at the hotel
Day 9MUSCAT TO LONDON
Fly Muscat to London
5* SHANGRI LA AL WAHA HOTEL, MUSCAT AND MUSSANAHAll spacious rooms and suites are designed to reflect the enchanting Arabian spirit of traditional Oman, and contain artworks and imagery created by local artists. Guest rooms may feature memorable views of the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman and the dramatic coastline. Al Waha offers a total of 262 spacious Superior Cabanas and ...
Itinerary OverviewDay 1 LONDON - MUSCAT Day 2 MUSCAT Day 3 MUSCAT Day 4 MUSCAT - WAHIBA SANDS Day 5 WAHIBA SANDS - NIZWA Day 6 NIZWA - MUSCAT Day 7 MUSCAT Day 8 MUSCAT Day 9 MUSCAT TO LONDON
- All accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
- Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
Minimum 2 passengers (or single supplement will apply) assuming flights from the UK. other European or worldwide departure airports available on request.