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Dive in to the Unknowns of Oman (Muscat, Ras al-Jinz, Wahiba Sands-Ibra, Nizwa, Jibreen, Wadi Bani Awf-Nakhal)

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Duration

8 Days

Tour Type

Tailor-made

Group Size

1 - 6 people

Languages

English

About this tour

Glimpse of Oman in 8 days, is a private tour to explore the most highlighted sights of Oman in a short period. You’ll be amazed by the Omani history, culture, and adventurous experiences.

Free Cancellation :

You can easily cancel this tour based on the policies mentioned in the following sections down below. 

Tailor-Made Plan :

You can fully customize your plan and change its duration, route, and included services, all tailored to your needs.

Need a piece of professional advice?

Contact Mohammad, our Oman travel consultant, for planning your ideal trip.

Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Muscat

Upon arrival at Muscat International Airport, your driver-guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After getting some rest, the tour will start with a visit to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which was built to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the reign of Sultan Qaboos.

** Note 1: To enter the Grand Mosque, women need to be dressed modestly and wear a headscarf. Also, men are not allowed to wear shorts. 

**Note 2: Lunch is self-paid.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Muscat Inn Hotel or Similar

Day 2: Explore Sur

It's time to leave Muscat towards the southern parts of Oman to visit the turtle nesting site (2.5 hours road trip). On the way, you will visit Bimmah sinkhole and Finn Beach. After having lunch, we will drive to Sur and pass by the beautiful Wadi Tiwi village. While there , we will visit Raz Al Jinz, the sea turtle reserve.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Ras Al Hadd Beach Holiday Resort or Similar

Day 3: Sur to Wahiba Sands

After a short visit to Sur, a beautiful port city, we will visit the Dhow building factory to see the process of building a ship. There is also a museum in the factory which you can visit if you are interested. After lunch, we will head to the Wahiba Sands. En-route you will be impressed by the picturesque oasis, Wadi Bani Khalid, and you will spend an unforgettable night in the desert camp.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: OYO 107 Al Areen Hotel Apartments or Similar

Day 4: Wahiba to Jebel Akhdar

It's time to join your driver guide for a 4 hours drive to the northwest of Oman, towards Jebel Akhdar (Nizwa). You'll have a stop in the Ibra, where you can visit its local market and fully experience its rich rural life and different local cultures. Then you'll have some free time in the afternoon for strolling around and enjoying the beautiful countryside scenery.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Nizwa Inn Hotel or Similar

Day 5: Nizwa to Jabel Shams

After having breakfast, it's time to drive for around two hours towards the historic city of Nizwa. There, you will find the spectacular Nizwa Fort, which has been built in the 17th century and was once a bustling outdoor market. You will also visit the impressive Jabreen Castle in Jabrin, in which the exquisite wood-carved ceilings represents the extraordinary technique and artistic creativity of its builders. 
After that, you will have a short stop at the World Heritage Site, Bahla Fort, and then we'll continue driving to the Jebel Shams for visiting its spectacular mountain scenery. At the end of the day, you'll get to your hotel in Jebel Shams.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Nizwa Inn Hotel or Similar

Day 6: Jabel Shams to Al Hamra

Jebel Shams, located at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters, is one of the highest points in the eastern Arabian Peninsula. It is also known as the Grand Canyon of Oman. Stretching for 700 kilometers, it holds beautiful secluded valleys and so many fertile oases. This morning, you will walk along the canyon's edge while enjoying its beautiful scenery and then you will join your driver guide to visit the beautiful hillside town of Misfah and the ancient village of Al Hamra.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Shorfet Alalamin Hotel or Similar 

Day 7: Let's get back to Muscat

Finally, it's time to get back to Muscat. On the way, you will see terraces of a mountain village called Wadi Bani Awf, and beautiful castle in Nakhal will be the last spot of this memorable tour. After lunch, you'll continue the road trip back to Muscat, which takes about an hour.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Muscat Inn Hotel or Similar

Day 8: It's time to say goodbye

Today you'll have a private transfer to airport for your departure flight from Oman 🇴🇲.

Meals: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 7 days English Speaking Driver Guide with 4WD
  • 7 nights Economic 2-star hotels
  • 2 airport transfers
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • International Flights
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Extra visits are not mentioned in the itinerary. Entrance Fees

Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • To secure your booking, 30% of the amount needs to be paid as a deposit.
  • The remaining balance needs to be totally paid two weeks prior to your arrival date.
  • If your arrival date is within the next 14 days, the total amount needs to be paid in advance in order to secure the package.
  • Free cancellation for up to two weeks before your arrival date.
  • 30% cancellation penalty if you cancel within 14-5 days before your arrival date.
  • Non-refundable if you cancel when it's less than five days left until your arrival date.

Frequently asked questions

During your tour, you will stay at the hotels mentioned in the itinerary. In case any of the mentioned hotels were not available, we'll book you another similar hotel after confirming it with you. If you would like to change any of the accommodations, send us an email at [email protected]

The mentioned price is based on a twin or double room. If you do not want to share your room with your travel companions and prefer to stay in a single room, please contact us.

All our tour guides are licensed by the Ministry of Tourism and have between 18 to 20 years of experience. By default, the price includes the service of an English-speaking Omani guide, but we also support French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, and many other languages. Please, contact us for more information.

Yes! All our tours are private and tailor-made. We can fully customize them based on your preferences. Contact us at [email protected] to design your plan.

You don't need to have a visa before booking your services. However, depending on your nationality and the duration of your stay, you might need a visa for entering Oman. You can check out our blog post about Oman's visa for more information.

As all our tours are private, they can be organized for only one traveler to up to 8 travelers. To arrange a tour for larger groups, please contact us at [email protected]

As of March 21st, 2018, e-Visa has been the only available option to enter the Sultanate of Oman for tourism purposes. The embassies no longer issue the “classic” visa in order to reduce waiting times at the embassies and airports. Since December 2020, around 100 nationalities have been exempt from visa requirements for stays of up to 14 days.

As of December 2020, 102 nationalities don't need to have a visa for stays of up to 14 days: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bhutan, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, South Africa, South Korea, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Spain, United States, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Uzbekistan, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, El Salvador, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Suriname, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Vietnam.

The Omani e-Visa requires entry into the country within six months of issue date.

With a valid visa to Dubai, you can enter the Sultanate of Oman without needing any additional visas and you can stay for up to three weeks. Eligible countries: Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, UK, Sweden, Greece, Austria, Ireland, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Belgium, Norway, Netherlands, Denmark, South Korea, Japan, Brunei, Malaysia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Vatican, Monaco, Andorra, San Marino.

The e-Visa allows one or more entries with up to 30 days of stay in Oman. In some cases, the duration of stay can be extended. Once your e-Visa is issued, you'll have six months to arrive in Oman.

Generally, e-Visas for Oman are issued within 72 hours from the time you submit your documents. This time frame is only an estimation and not something we can guarantee, as the process depends on the Sultanate’s administrative services.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 1 Pax 1 1 0
2 2 Pax 2 2 47.5%
3 3 Pax 3 3 57.40%
4 4 Pax 4 4 66.45%
5 5 Pax 5 5 66.57%
6 6 Pax 6 6 70.75%

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Fiore rudie

10/25/2022

An awesome experience

This tour will let you explore most of Oman just in 8 days. We decided to travel to Oman through this tour’s plan and 1stQuest helped us a lot during the tour. It’s highly recommended!

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I have only praise for 1stQuest. A very efficient and speedy service with a great deal of support throughout the whole process. Totally satisfied

David Christopher Lynch

Sep 11, 2022 - Germany

Everything was perfect, fast and available for any question.

Rudy Colet

Oct 4, 2022 - France

Very good advice and always quick and correct answers to our questions. The guidance around our visa application went smoothly.

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Aug 7, 2022 - Belgium

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