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JOURNEY TO THE OASIS
There are a several must-see desert destinations that are made all the more appealing by their endlessly warm and typical sunny weather. A desert vacation can provide wild adventures, luxury hideaways and jaw dropping scenery. While deserts often evoke an image of arid and inhospitable landscapes, they also hold an undeniably special place in our imaginations. The combination of solitude, silence, shifting sands and surreal shapes has given deserts a mysterious charm that beckons travelers like a mirage to head out and explore these vast and stunning expanses of our planet.
The great Wahiba sands are longitudinal dunes 200 kms long and 100 kms wide running south from the Eastern Hajars to the Arabian Sea. The dunes are 100 – 150 meters high in shades of colour from orange to hues of amber. In the south, is a vast expanse of flat sand dotted with treacherous salt flats. There is quite a considerable variation of animal and plant life despite the arid desert’s harsh climate.
3 nights stay in Muscat with daily breakfast,
1 night stay in desert camp,
Muscat city tour,
2 days guided tour by 4 x 4 vehicle
Return internal and airport transfers.
After arrival in Muscat, transfer to hotel. After check in at hotel spend your day at leisure.
After breakfast, Proceed for full day Oman city tour.
Drive through the beautiful embassy quarter of Muscat to Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Visit the mosque – a splendor of unique Islamic architecture (Islamic dress code to be observed). Our next stop is the Bait Al Zubair Museum with its wealth of information and exhibits on the country’s culture, tradition and heritage. Then proceed to Muttrah, a delightful quarter of Muscat. Stroll along the Corniche to see the beautiful merchant houses and discover the shopping experience in the busy souk, well known for its silver-craft shops, perfumes, souvenirs and much more to buy. Via the old pass road drive to the former capital of Oman, the old town of Muscat. Walk along the wall of H.H. the Sultan’s Palace and see the forts Jalali and Mirani. In the afternoon – leisure or optional shopping.
Overnight at Muscat hotel.
Pick up the next morning at 08:00 for a trip to Sharqiyah area, visit villages like Ibra, which is famous for the lady’s market. Visit Wadi Bani Khalid famous for its clear deep blue water and small pretty villages embedded in the mountains. Picnic lunch taken en-route in the Wadi. Afternoon proceed to Wahiba Sands, check in to desert camp, dune bashing with sunset, dinner with entertainment at the camp.
After breakfast depart the camp and visit the Bedouin house in the desert before proceeding back to Muscat. Arrive in Muscat by late noon and check in at hotel (Muscat).
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Muscat International Airport for your flight back home.
Optional tours, excursions and activities.
All other services not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’
*Prices mentioned is starting from, per person based on 2 persons travelling together and sharing twin/double room, subject to seasonal surcharges and availability.
ITL World reserve the right to amend the prices in case of currency fluctuations, changes in rates of exchange, and/or fuel costs, special or high season charges and hike in the airline/hotel/rail/land transportation charges before the date of departure.
For convenience of passengers and / or feasibility of operations, ITL World or their service providers may sometimes amend the itinerary.
International hotel check in time is between 2pm and 3pm and check out time is between 11am and 12pm. (Exceptions apply). Early check in and or late check-out is subject to availability of rooms and may be chargeable.
It is the responsibility of the passengers to ensure they hold valid passport, visa, travel and medical insurance, vaccination etc., as applicable for each destination.
City/tourist tax as applicable, must be paid directly at the hotel.
To assist with visa application process, ITL World would provide copies of air tickets, travel insurance and other ground service vouchers for bookings made and fully paid for. Approval and issuance of visa is at the discretion of respective Embassies or Consulates and ITL World cannot in anyway influence this process. Certain nationals however receive visa on arrival in select countries, subject to prior online approvals.