9-day Tour in Oman

Day 1 International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Muscat.

Day 2 Muscat

You will be met at the airport by your driver on arrival and taken to your hotel where you have the rest of the day to relax. Once you've recuperated, you could head out to explore the city's souqs or sample some of the local food in one of the many restaurants.

Day 3 Muscat

Your private guide will meet you at your hotel this morning ready for a tour of the city. This will help you orientate yourself as you discover the main sites and attractions of Muscat, including a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. This is one of the largest mosques in the world, with a capacity of up to 20,000 people. You also visit the Royal Opera House, the fish souq and Muttrah Souq, where you'll find an array of handicrafts, spices, and fabrics.

Day 4 Nizwa

Your car hire starts today - you can pick up your 4x4 vehicle this morning ready for your first drive to the interior of Oman. You might want to visit the coastal city of Seeb, the historic fort of Nakhal and Wadi Bani Awf, where canyons, rock formations, and rivers provide beautiful scenery.

Day 5 Nizwa

A day at leisure to explore Nizwa and the mountains and forts of the surrounding area. We suggest visiting the 17th-century Jabrin Fort and exploring its labyrinthine interior, as well as Wadi Nakheer, known as the Grand Canyon of Oman due to its vast size and steep sides.

Day 6 Wahiba Sands

Today's drive to your desert camp in the Wahiba Sands is an adventure in itself as you navigate sandy tracks in your 4x4. You may wish to visit the town of Izki, home to the oldest falaj (irrigation channel) in the country and the remains of a fort. You could also stop to browse Sinaw's souq, which sells everything from vegetables to jewelry.

Day 7 Ras Al Jinz

Today you can stop at the beautiful Wadi Bani Khalid as part of your journey from the desert to the coast. You have time to rest at your accommodation and have dinner before setting off for the beach with a guide. Here, depending on the time of year, you can watch green turtles laying their eggs under the sand, or see baby turtles hatching and making their way into the sea.

Day 8 Muscat

Today you'll return to Muscat, driving for around three hours along the coastal road past beautiful white sand beaches. Look out for sharks out in the water and gazelles sprinting across the landscape. There are plenty of scenic places to stop for a picnic lunch, including the pretty seaside town of Sur. The town has a long history of the dhow (boat) making, as well as being home to two forts. Spend the final evening of your trip in Muscat, visiting places you may have missed on your first visit and enjoying one last Middle Eastern meal.

Day 9 International return flight

You'll take the short drive to the airport today, dropping your vehicle off in time for your onward flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.