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DISCOVER OMAN

12 DAYS
Departure on 17/03/2024

A tour of an easy and accessible level for those who want to discover Oman's diverse landscapes and local life, off the tourist trail, and need a simple comfort overnight.

Guidéd in :

Level :

Level 2

Environment :

Mountain, Sea, Wadi, Desert

Activities :

Easy Walking     Swimming     Culture    Hiking     Boat Tour    

Accomodation :

Hotel, appartment, guesthouse, ect... X 11

1100 OMR

per person

GROUP
of 3 to 8

JOUR 1 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour

DAY 1 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour

DAY 1 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour

DAY 1 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour

DAY 1 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour

DAY 1 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour

DAY 1 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour

DAY 1 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour

DAY 1 : Countryside hotel

DAY 1 : Countryside hotel

DAY 1 : Countryside hotel

DAY 1 : Countryside hotel - Standard Room

DAY 2 : Walk and swim in a wadi

DAY 2 : Walk and swim in a wadi

DAY 2 : Walk and swim in a wadi

DAY 2 : Walk and swim in a wadi

DAY 2 : Walk and swim in a wadi

DAY 2 : Walk and swim in a wadi

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea - Standard Room

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea - Standard Room

DAY 3 : Hiking and swimming in the wadi

DAY 3 : Hiking and swimming in the wadi

DAY 3 : Hiking and swimming in the wadi

DAY 3 : Hiking and swimming in the wadi

DAY 3 : Visit of the city of Sur

DAY 3 : Visit of the city of Sur

DAY 3 : Visit of the city of Sur

DAY 3 : Visit of the city of Sur

DAY 3 : Hotel in Sur

DAY 3 : Hotel in Sur

DAY 3 : Hotel in Sur

DAY 3 : Hotel in Sur - Standard Room

DAY 3 : Hotel in Sur - Standard Room

DAY 3 : Hotel in Sur - Standard Room

DAY 4 : Hike to waterfalls and swimming

DAY 4 : Hike to waterfalls and swimming

DAY 4 : Hike to waterfalls and swimming

DAY 4 : Hike to waterfalls and swimming

DAY 4 : Hike to waterfalls and swimming

DAY 4 : Equiped camp in the desert

DAY 4 : Equiped camp in the desert

DAY 4 : Equiped camp in the desert

DAY 4 : Equiped camp in the desert

DAY 4 : Equiped camp in the desert

DAY 4 : Equiped camp in the desert - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 4 : Equiped camp in the desert - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 4 : Equiped camp in the desert - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 4 : Equiped camp in the desert - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 5 : Transfert

DAY 5 : Transfert

DAY 5 : Transfert

DAY 7 : Short walk in the white sand dunes

DAY 7 : Short walk in the white sand dunes

DAY 7 : Short walk in the white sand dunes

DAY 7 : Short walk in the white sand dunes

DAY 7 : Short walk in the white sand dunes

DAY 7 : Beach hotel at the foot of the white sand dunes

DAY 7 : Beach hotel at the foot of the white sand dunes

DAY 8 : Walk across sand and rocks

DAY 8 : Walk across sand and rocks

DAY 8 : Walk across sand and rocks

DAY 8 : Walk across sand and rocks

DAY 8 : Beautifull hotel with simple comfort

DAY 8 : Beautifull hotel with simple comfort

DAY 8 : Beautifull hotel with simple comfort

DAY 8 : Beautifull hotel with simple comfort

DAY 8 : Beautifull hotel with simple comfort - Standard Room

DAY 9 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 9 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 9 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 9 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 9 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 9 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 9 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 9 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 9 : Visit of the fort of Nizwa

DAY 9 : Visit of the fort of Nizwa

DAY 9 : Visit of the fort of Nizwa

DAY 9 : Visit of the fort of Nizwa

DAY 9 : Walk along the 'Roses villages'

DAY 9 : Walk along the 'Roses villages'

DAY 9 : Walk along the 'Roses villages'

DAY 9 : Walk along the 'Roses villages'

DAY 9 : Walk along the 'Roses villages'

DAY 9 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 9 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 9 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 9 : Mountain guesthouse - Standard Room

DAY 9 : Mountain guesthouse - Standard Room

DAY 9 : Mountain guesthouse - Standard Room

DAY 9 : Mountain guesthouse - Standard Room

DAY 10 : Visit of Birkat AL Mauz

DAY 10 : Visit of Birkat AL Mauz

DAY 10 : Visit of Birkat AL Mauz

DAY 10 : Visit of a lively museum of traditional know-hows

DAY 10 : Visit of a lively museum of traditional know-hows

DAY 10 : Visit of a lively museum of traditional know-hows

DAY 10 : Visit of a lively museum of traditional know-hows

DAY 10 : Visit of a lively museum of traditional know-hows

DAY 10 : Visit of a lively museum of traditional know-hows

DAY 10 : Visit of a lively museum of traditional know-hows

DAY 10 : Visit of a lively museum of traditional know-hows

DAY 10 : Short walk in a mountain oasis

DAY 10 : Short walk in a mountain oasis

DAY 10 : Short walk in a mountain oasis

DAY 10 : Short walk in a mountain oasis

DAY 10 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 10 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 10 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 10 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 10 : Mountain guesthouse - Standard Room

DAY 11 : Walk in a mountain oasis

DAY 11 : Walk in a mountain oasis

DAY 11 : Walk in a mountain oasis

DAY 11 : Walk in a mountain oasis

DAY 11 : Walk in a mountain oasis

DAY 11 : Lunch in a mountain village

DAY 11 : Descent in the small valley

DAY 11 : Descent in the small valley

DAY 11 : Descent in the small valley

DAY 11 : Descent in the small valley

DAY 11 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 11 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 11 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 11 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 11 : Mountain guesthouse - Private Room Ensuite

DAY 11 : Mountain guesthouse - Private Room Ensuite

DAY 12 : Small walk in a valley of the foothills

DAY 12 : Small walk in a valley of the foothills

DAY 12 : Small walk in a valley of the foothills

DAY 12 : Visit of a mountain village

DAY 12 : Visit of a mountain village

DAY 12 : Visit of a mountain village

DAY 12 : Visit of a mountain village

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MAIN INFORMATION

Price per person

1100 OMR (2879 USD)

Group Size

from 3 to 8 persons

Status

AVAILABLE (Guaranted when 3 registered)

Tour guided in

English

Start

17/03/2024 at 08:30

Meet in front of Naseem Hotel (on Mutrah's Corniche)

Finish

28/03/2024 at 18:00

We can drop you to your hotel anywhere in Muscat

DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD

DETAILED PROGRAM
With walking and driving times, and difficulty level
 


 

TECHNICAL SHEET
What you have to bring, prices, details of our services, and advices
 


 

COUNTRY SHEET
General, cultural, and practical information about the country
 


 

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BOOKING PROCESS

1 - Use the form on the right to give us a few information about you and eventualy ask us some questions.
If you are already decided to book, please check "Booking" ; Otherwise, check "Information"

2 a - If you have asked us more information, we'll reply to you as soon as possible, and you can then tell us later through a simple email when you are ready to book.

2 b - If you asked to book, we'll send you an invoice with our bank details if you want to pay by bank transfer (bank charges should be paid by you) and a link for the payment by credit card.

We ask for the payment of 30% deposit to consider your booking confirmed.

3 - When we receive the deposit, we send you the invoice mentioning the amount paid and the remaining amount to be paid.

4 - One month before departure, we'll ask you to pay the remaining amount : by bank transfer or credit card at latest 1 week before departure, or cash (OMR or USD only) during the tour directly to the guide.

CANCELLATION POLICY

You can cancel anytime.

More than 45 days before departure, we refund the full amount paid by you (except bank charges).

Between 45 and 20 days before departure, we keep 10% of the price of the tour and we refund the rest (except bankl charges).

Between 20 and 10 days before departure, we keep 30% of the price of the tour, which means the amount of the deposit paid. If you have already paid the remaining amount, we refund you that part (we keep only 30%).

Less than 10 days before departure, we keep the total amount paid.

If your insurance does not cover cancellation fees and that you have a good reason to cancel (you meet diifficltiies, not just that you changed your mind), we'll do ourt best to reduce as much as possible the amount kept: we work to earn our living, not to make money with the problems of others...


BOOKING / INFORMATION

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You'll find more precise information in the PDF document "Detailed Program" (Tab "More Infos", section "Documents to download")



DAY 1

17/03/2024

- Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to a fishing port (50 km - 0h 45)


      Snorkeling and Boat Tour

The bay is located only 30 km east from Muscat. There, the mountains fall down to the sea and form a lot of small tiny coves. We take a fisherman's boat and have a tour in the bay to see mangrove, seabirds, and the many sandy coves. Finally we stop in a wonderful beach, have lunch with grilled fish, and enjoy rest on the beach and snorkeling. Among other fishes you will probably see here : surgeon fish, tigerfish, butterfly fish, angelfish, and even sometime, if we are lucky, you'll be able to swim with turtles. ATTENTION : When the sea is rough, this cove is not reachable by boat ; we go to another one which is also nice and suitable for snorkeling, but the seabed is not so rich.

- Duration : 4 hours

      Transfer to a wadi (100 km - 1h 30)


      Countryside hotel

A very nice place to stay, located in the wadi, next to palm groves and water, with comfortable rooms.

Standard Room
. Breakfast & dinner taken at the hotel


DAY 2

18/03/2024

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Walk and swim in a wadi

We start with a refreshing swim in the vast pool down the village where we park. We then walk up the wadi around large boulders and across water pools until the canyons narrows to form very long pools. We swim there and go back the same way. Warning : in some places, you might have to step in the water ; you shoes and pants might get wet…

- Level 2    
- Duration : 4 hours
- Walking time : 2 to 3 hours


      Transfer to Tiwi (60 km - 0h 30)


      Hotel facing the sea

A nice small hotel very well located, just before the village of Tiwi, in front of the sea, and at the entrance of Wadi Tiwi. The hotel has a swimming pool and a garden.

Standard Room
Modern and comfortable room with private bathroom. Breakfast taken at the hotel


DAY 3

19/03/2024

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hiking and swimming in the wadi

A wonderfull valley, with a river and water pools, a huge palm grove streching along it on terraces, villages, and scenic mountain slopes. We drive through the valley and hike through gardens and in the wadi bed to go for a swim.

- Level 2    
- Duration : 4 hours
- Height difference : +100m/-100m
- Walking time : 2 to 3 hours


      Transfer to Sur (80 km - 0h 45)


      Visit of the city of Sur

Sur is a big city living quietly. It is built on the seashore and extends along a wonderful lagune. It was famous in the past for the naval construction. This traditional industry is declining but there is still one factory which produces wondeful traditional arabic dhows. We stop to visit it. We then walk up to a watch tower from which we have the best view over the city.

- Duration : 2 hours

      Hotel in Sur

A good hotel with modern and comfortable rooms, located just outside the city on the lagoon

Standard Room
. Breakfast taken at the hotel


DAY 4

20/03/2024

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to a wadi (150 km - 2h)


      Hike to waterfalls and swimming

The lower part of this valley forms a narrow and wild canyon. We start from a lovely village in the valley and cross its palm garden to access the entrance of the canyon. We hike in the canyon between big boulders (the way is not very easy but doesn't last long) until we arrive to a splendid pool with waterfall. We have rest here and enjoy a swim. For those who like jumping, a very nice 10 meters jump is possible there… According to the rains and floods which change the river course, it can happen that we need to swim or hike in the water to reach the waterfalls

- Level 2    
- Duration : 3 hours
- Walking time : 1 to 2 hours


      Transfer to our campsite in the desert (80 km - 1h 30)


      Equiped camp in the desert

A very nice camp which lays in the middle of the sand dunes, in a quiet and wild area.

Arabic Tent with private bathroom
Arabic tent nicely equiped as an hotel room : bed, carpets, tabe, chairs. Private bathroom.. Breakfast & dinner taken at the hotel


DAY 5

21/03/2024

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Masirah Hotel

Standard Room
. Breakfast taken at the hotel


DAY 6

22/03/2024

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Discover Masirah Island

We spend the whole day on the island to discover by car and by foot the coast and the interior of the island.

- Duration : 7 hours

      Masirah Hotel

Standard Room
. Breakfast taken at the hotel


DAY 7

23/03/2024

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to a fishing village (140 km - 2h)


      Stop in a beduin coastal village

This is a very picturesc fishing beduin village : feelings to be t the far end of the world where old 4WD cover with algaes and shells tow small boats coming back from fishing.

- Duration : 1 hours

      Transfer to the white desert, on the seaside (20 km - 0h 20)

At low tide, all the way can be done on the beach and we see thousands of birds.


      Short walk in the white sand dunes

We have a walk in the white sand dunes. It's a very surprising and beautiful place.

- Level 2    
- Duration : 2 hours

      Beach hotel at the foot of the white sand dunes

we sleep in a brand new hotel located in an amazing place : on the beach, facing the indian ocean, and at the foot of the white sand dunes! The opening is planed for fall 2023 ; if it happened that the hotel is not open yet at the time of the tour, we would inform you and find another solution.

Standard Room
. Breakfast & dinner taken at the hotel


DAY 8

24/03/2024

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to the white desert, among rocks and sand (75 km - 1h 30)


      Walk across sand and rocks

We walk across rocky outcrops covered by sand in the surroundings of the White Desert. It is a wonderful place. The sand has different colours : sometimes cream, and sometimes red. And there is a small accacia forest which gives a touch of green to the landscape

- Level 2    
- Duration : 3 hours
- Walking time : 2 to 3 hours


      Transfer to Nizwa (350 km - 3h 30)


      Beautifull hotel with simple comfort

A beautiful hotel located in an old quarter of Nizwa, just behind the souk. It's a complex of several old houses which have been renovated with a lot of taste.

Standard Room
. Breakfast taken at the hotel


DAY 9

25/03/2024

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Souq of Nizwa

Nizwa is a major city of Oman located at the foot of the mointains in the interior. In the past it was the capital of the country and remains the cultural center of the country for mountain people. The Souq was rehabilitated some 15 years ago. Friday is the market day, called 'Souq Al Jumaa', and brings visitors from the nearby mountains as well as bedous from the desert side. The livestock souq is particularly worth a visit. But you find also the fish souq, vegetable souq, meat souq, as well as some people saling moutain honey, dates, incense, and anything you might need.

- Duration : 1 hours 30

      Visit of the fort of Nizwa

The fort of Nizwa was rehablitated recently. He has a defensive part (the so called citadelle) and a housing part (which was designed or the Imam and the scholars). From the top of the citadelle e have stunning views over nizwa and its palm cove, the largest of the country. The underfloor of the fort was occupied by prison cells. These have been equiped to receive a museum about local culture. The museum is small but very well done. It is worth a visit!

- Duration : 1 hours

      Transfer to a high village (70 km - 1h 15)


      Walk along the 'Roses villages'

We walk between high villages on Jebel Akhdar. They grow among other plants roses and pomogranates. The roses flower in march and april ; walking in the gardens at this time is an enchantement for the eyes and the nose. The pomogranates are harvested in late august and september ; they are very tasty and famous for their enormous size.

- Level 1    
- Duration : 2 hours
- Height difference : +100m/-100m
- Walking time : 1 to 2 hours


      Transfer to a high troglodyte settlement (15 km - 0h 30)


      Mountain guesthouse

Overnight in a beautifully renovated guesthouse in an old troglodyte village. The village is built under a cliff.

Standard Room
. Breakfast & dinner taken at the hotel


DAY 10

26/03/2024

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to Birkat al Mouz (60 km - 1h)


      Visit of Birkat AL Mauz

We first stop to have a view on Birkat Al Mauz (the banana basin, in arabc) : From there we discover a wide range of green and 2 old villages build on the slope of the mountian. It is a wonderful point of view. We then go down, cross the palm garden and visit one of the old village which give a good idea of the traditional architecture.

- Duration : 0 hours 45

      Transfer to Al Hamra (80 km - 1h)


      Visit of a lively museum of traditional know-hows

Bait As Safah is a traditional omani house located in the old city of Al Hamra. The women of the vllage welcome us in this house and show us how they make omani bread, omani coffee, carpets, and different creams and lotions made from mountain plants.

- Duration : 1 hours 30

      Transfer to a mountain oasis (10 km - 0h 12)


      Short walk in a mountain oasis

This is one of the most beautiful mountain village of Oman. It is located on the slope of a canyon. The gardens were built all around the old village on man-made terraces. Laying at an height of 800 meters, we find their a wide variety of tropical fruits : bananas, papayas, oranges, limes, dates, pomogranates, etc…

- Level 1    
- Duration : 2 hours
- Height difference : +100m/-100m
- Walking time : 1 to 2 hours


      Transfer to a mountain village (60 km - 1h 45)


      Mountain guesthouse

Simple but pleasant guesthouse in a wonderful spot

Standard Room
. Breakfast & dinner taken at the hotel


DAY 11

27/03/2024

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Walk in a mountain oasis

We start from the main valley and head to a narrow gorge. This part of the walk is just wonderfull! At the end of the gorge, we discover the village. Built in a small hill and surrounded by cliffs, this village is one of the most beautiful of Oman. We walk through the village and the ardens and come back through an other branch of the small gorge.

- Level 1    
- Duration : 2 hours
- Height difference : +50m/-50m
- Walking time : 1 to 2 hours


      Transfer to a mountain village (20 km - 1h)


      Lunch in a mountain village

Our hosts prepare us a local meal and we eat in the majilis of the village : a covered terrace with superb views over the valley

- Duration : 1 hours

      Descent in the small valley

We cross the village and follow a good mountain path which takes us at the bottom of the valley. We then hike around boulders in the river bed. There are a lot of trees and sometimes, after big rains, a stream flows during several months.

- Level 2    
- Duration : 2 hours
- Height difference : +50m/-350m
- Walking time : 1 to 2 hours


      Mountain guesthouse

It's an old settlement which was nicely renovated and turned into a guesthouse. The farming activity was kept (fields and cattle). And the staff is particularly nice!

Private Room Ensuite
. Breakfast & dinner taken at the hotel


DAY 12

28/03/2024

Breakfast - Lunch -


      Transfer to a foothill wadi (35 km - 1h 30)


      Small walk in a valley of the foothills

This is a nice very typical valley of the foothills. On our way, we'll see magnesic springs which colour some of the pools in white. This valley runs in the middle of unsual rocks, called ophiolite and which originate from the oceanic floor : a journey up this valley is like a trip to the depth of the earth. The water is here flowing all year long, and we find some small pools to refresh..

- Level 1    
- Duration : 2 hours
- Walking time : 1 to 2 hours


      Transfer to a mountain village (50 km - 0h 40)


      Visit of a mountain village

We have a round in the village, located at 1400m, at the far end of a valley in shape of an amphitheater. The village and its garden are built on the cliff. We walk across the old village and the terraces where grow garlic, onions, apricots, lime trees, etc… Apricots are the main crop and it's expecialy beautiful in spring when they flower.

- Level 1    
- Duration : 1 hours
- Height difference : +50m/-50m
- Walking time : 1 to 2 hours


      Transfer to Muttrah (170 km - 2h 20)






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www.omantrekkingguides.com, website of AL MAALAM TOURS , company registered under Commercial Register Number (1087801), and with
(local tour operator licence)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANATE OF OMAN