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The Kingdom of Oman

6 days

6-Day Private Tour

+ Ascend the Saiq Plateau for a delightful overnight at our luxury resort - perched on the edge of a rocky ravine with breathtaking views of the rugged Jebel Akhdar Mountains.
+ Explore the bustling souk in Nizwa where friendly merchants specialize in intricately carved daggers and fine silver jewelry.
+ Delve into Omani history as you explore a variety of ancient sites from the impressive Nizwa Fort to Bibi Maryam’s tomb – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that bears witness to the vanished glory of the fabled city of Qalhat.
+ Embark on a camel safari at sunset deep in the wilderness of Wahiba Sands and spend an unforgettable night at our evocative desert encampment.
+ Spend time with a Bedouin family in their village home for insight into their daily life and enduring ways.

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Day
1

VIP Welcome in Muscat

Chedi Hotel - Muscat, Oman

You’ll be warmly greeted upon arrival and escorted to the Plaza Lounge where you can relax and refresh with a complimentary beverage as our professional staff attends to all of the required arrival formalities, including the processing of your visa. You’ll then be escorted through the fast-track lane of immigration before we collect your luggage on your behalf. Continue with your escort through customs and exit the terminal where your chauffeured car awaits to take you to The Chedi, our luxury urban resort on the city’s waterfront.

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2

In and Around Muscat

Chedi Hotel - Muscat, Oman

Distinguished by its fascinating blend of 21st-century vibrancy and ancient cultural traditions, there is much to discover in Muscat and Oman. Your guided sightseeing begins this morning with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Built of gleaming Rajasthani sandstone, its impressive interior features a chandelier of Swarovski crystal and an enormous rug hand-woven with the finest Persian silk. Learn more about the region’s history at the Bait Al Zubair Museum and then join your private guide to explore the labyrinthine alleys of the centuries-old Mutrah souk; this is a great place to shop for Omani incense, silver, spices, traditional sweets, and other gifts and souvenirs. Your sightseeing ends with a stop to admire the lovely Al Alam Palace and to see the two Portuguese forts that were built in the 16th century to protect the harbor after Muscat had been twice sacked by Ottoman forces. This evening, we’ve arranged for you to dine with the curator of the Bait Adam Museum, highly regarded for its fine collection of rare coins, stamps, maps, historical documents and other valuable Omani artifacts.   Meals B+L+D

Depart Muscat this morning to visit Jabrin. Rising from the surrounding plains, this imposing fortified castle was built in the late 1600’s and later developed into an important center of learning in fields from medicine to Islamic law. Then see the impressive remains of Bahla Fort, recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site as an outstanding example of a fortified oasis settlement of the medieval Islamic period. In a nearby village, you’ll spend time with local ceramic artisans and even have a chance to create your own pottery using their traditional methods.
 
Continue to Misfah, a pretty mountain village with traditional stone dwellings, and then journey into the Jebel Akhdar Mountains. Here atop the Saiq Plateau amidst rugged peaks at 6,500 feet, you’ll check in to the luxurious Alila Jabal Akhdar Hotel.  Meals B+L+D

After breakfast, descend from the Jebel Akhdar Mountains to Nizwa, and ancient city set on a broad plain surrounded by palm oasis and rugged peaks. Visit the historic Nizwa Fort, built in the 17th century with a soaring central tower, and then explore the Nizwa Souk. Visitors come for the fine antiques, silver jewelry and finely-wrought Omani khanjars, but this bustling market is also a central part of daily life for local residents who come to shop for produce, meat and other daily needs.
 
Then journey into the Wahibi Sands wilderness where vast red and white sand dunes soar to more than 600 feet amidst an ever-changing tableau. Learn about the unique flora and fauna that endure in this arid landscape and continue to a small village to visit with a Bedouin family in their modest home. Embark on a sunset camel safari and dine this evening under the desert sky. Spend an unforgettable night in your air-conditioned under-canvas suite at the evocative Desert Nights Camp.  Meals B+L+D

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Departing our desert encampment, you’ll discover the beauty of Wadi Bani Khalid where small farming villages, date palm groves and clear flowing waters offer a startling contrast to the desert scenery you’ve left behind. At a dhow factory, you’ll see and learn how these traditional Arabian sailing vessels are made. Visit Sanseela Fort and then see the impressive ruins of Bibi Maryam’s tomb. Powerful in form and robust in structure, this impressive mausoleum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that bears witness to the vanished glory of Qalhat, an ancient city that captivated long-ago travelers like Marco Polo. Continue to Muscat and check in again to The Chedi, our luxury waterfront hotel.  Meals B+L+D

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Depart Oman

After breakfast, you’ll be chauffeured to the airport. Once you’ve cleared immigration and customs formalities, you can relax in the Plaza Lounge until it’s time to board your flight.  Meals B

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Feel free to add extra nights before or after your tour.

Ask about international air service on Emirates.
See your travel agent or call us for current international airfare associated with this program. We offer both economy and business class fares. Prices are in U.S. currency and are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Availability is limited.

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