Taste of Oman Itinerary

Visit Oman and experience the bustling bazaars of Muscat, the Wadi Bani Khalid oasis and the country's numerous atmospheric ancient forts.

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      USD $1,995
      CAD $2,060
      AUD $2,020
      EUR €1,540
      GBP £1,170
      NZD $2,250
      ZAR R20,180
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Days 1-3 Muscat

After arriving in Oman’s capital, visit the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which houses the second-largest carpet in the world; it took more than 400 women weavers four years to make. For an insight into Oman’s colourful past, take some time out at the interesting Natural History Museum, and later browse the silver and spice shops at the local bazaar before checking out the two 16th-century Portuguese forts that guard the city’s entrance. Take a day-trip to the forts of Al Hazm, on the northern slopes of the Jebel Akhdar, and Nakhal – the best preserved of all Oman’s forts.
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Day 4 Wadi Bani Khalid/Wahiba Sands

Escape the scorching heat of the desert and make for the cool waters of Wadi Bani Khalid. Perhaps cool off with a swim in one of the natural pools or laze beneath the palm trees that surround this oasis before journeying on to the overnight desert camp. Sleep under the stars, sing around the campfire and enjoy some traditional food and music.
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Day 5 Nizwa

Journey north to Lisq and be greeted by an oasis town brimming with ancient buildings and even a castle. Explore the city, grab a bag of dates (uniquely processed in the area) and head to Nizwa, one of Oman’s oldest cities. Meander around the fort and souqs before viewing the spectacularly fruity Jebel Akhdar mountain range.
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Days 6-7 Jebal Shams/Muscat

Marvel at the huge walls and towers of Bahla's remarkable fort, then explore the maze-like fortress of Jabrin on foot to discover its supremely elegant and detailed woodwork. Enjoy the cool air on Jebal Shams, the 'Mountain of the Sun', before returning to Muscat where the adventure comes to an end.
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