Oman Cultural Tour | Middle East Luxury Travel | Lightfoot Travel
IDEAL LENGTH 7 nights
Price From $5,000 pp
When to Go Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec
Oman Cultural Tour

“Explore Muscat, take in Wahiba Sands, discover ruined cities, and stay in luxury resorts such as The Chedi Muscat. We highly recommend an optional excursion to the ruined city of Ubar, only discovered by satellite not so long ago.”

Day 1

Day 1
Arrival in Muscat

Upon arrival in Muscat you’ll be met and escorted by private car to your hotel.

After settling in, you’ll head on a guided tour of Muscat taking in Muttrah, a delightful quarter complete with a traditional souk, narrow alleys and the scent of incense.

You’ll explore the old town that houses the Palace of Sultan Qaboos and the Portuguese fortresses of Jalali and Mirani. Lastly, visit the Bait Al Zubhair museum, which houses a fine collection of Omani artefacts.

Day 2

Day 2
Nizwa, Bahla and Jabrin Castle

This morning you’ll be driven to Nizwa through the spectacular Al Hajar mountains.

On the way you’ll visit the Nizwa souk, famous for its Bedouin silver jewellery, and stop in Bahla to view the UNESCO listed Fort before reaching Jabrin.

Day 3

Day 3
Jebel Shams

Today you’ll head out in a 4WD vehicle towards the mountains and craggy peaks of the village of Misfah.

After a picnic lunch you’ll continue to Jebel Shams, also known as the Mountain of the Sun and the country’s highest peak. The views here are astonishing.

You’ll return to Niwza for the night.

Day 4

Day 4
Wadi Bani Khalid and Wahiba Sands

This morning you’ll continue in your 4WD to Sinaw, a market town with a thriving souq and camel market.

You’ll then head to the beautiful green oasis of Wadi Bani Khalid for a picnic around its clear green natural spring water pools.

In the afternoon you’ll reach Wahiba Sands after an exciting drive through the dunes. Expect an authentic and magical stay here in a stylish Bedouin camp under the stars.

Day 5

Day 5
Old Town of Sur

Continue through the desert this morning, looking out for wildlife. Despite the barren landscape you can find wolf, fox, wild cats and white-tailed mongooses living here.

From the Wahiba you’ll enter Sur, a picturesque fishing town famous for its traditional Dhow boat building.

Day 6

Day 6
Coastal Way to Muscat

This morning you’ll following the coastal road back to Muscat.

You’ll have the chance to stop at Wadi Shaab, a beautiful oasis of freshwater pools, before arriving at the picturesque fishing village of Finns.

After the opportunity to go swimming and stopping off at Bammah Sinkhole, you’ll arrive in Muscat in the late afternoon.

Day 7

Day 7
Excursion to Batinah

Start the day with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos mosque, a splendour of Islamic architecture.

Continue to a local fish market before taking in the Batinah Plains, the main agricultural area of Oman.

You’ll stop at Nakhl oasis to visit its impressive fort, followed by the springs of Thowarah, before enjoying a farewell dinner.

Day 8

Day 8
Departure

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.

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itinerary highlights

  • Visit the buzzing town of Muscat
  • Drive through the imposing Hajar Mountains
  • Explore Wahiba Sands and its wildlife
  • Visit the picturesque fishing town of Sur
  • Spend a night under the stars in a luxury Bedouin encampment
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