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    Places visited:

  • Muscat
  • Nizwa
  • The Wahiba Sands
  • Ras Al Jinz
  • Wander Muscat's charming old city.

  • Discover Nizwa's mountains and forts.

  • Wake up to sunrise over the Wahiba Sands.

  • Shop for spices in the city souks.

  • Watch turtles nest at Ras Al Junaiyz.

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What our specialists say...

An introduction to the varied scenic and cultural highlights of Oman, travelling under your own steam so that you can cherry pick your favourite sights. You'll collect your vehicle during your time in Muscat, one of the Gulf's most attractive and easy going cities. The first drive takes you inland to Nizwa's historic forts and the rugged scenery of the Jebel Shams. After a night camping serenely in the desert, there's a chance to watch green turtles nesting on the beaches near Sur. Finally you return to Muscat along the picturesque coastline for some relaxation time at the beach.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Muscat
  • Nizwa
  • Wahiba Sands
  • Ras Al Jinz
  • Muscat

Itinerary idea in detail

With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Muscat.

Day 2 Muscat

Muscat

You will be met at the airport by your driver on arrival and taken to your hotel where you have the rest of the day to relax.

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Day 3 Muscat

Muscat

You'll be picked up by your private guide this morning to discover the sights of Muscat, including a visit to the Grand Mosque.

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Day 4 Nizwa

Muscat , Nizwa

Your car hire starts today - you will be driving a 4x4 vehicle. Today you head off on your first drive to the interior of Oman. You might want to visit Seeb, Nakhl and Wadi Bani Auf en route to Nizwa, where you will stay for two nights.

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Day 5 Nizwa

Nizwa

A day at leisure to explore Nizwa and the mountains and forts of the surrounding area. We suggest visiting Jabrin Fort and Wadi Nakheer.

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Day 6 Wahiba Sands

Nizwa , Wahiba Sands

En route to the desert you can visit Izki and Sanaw, or maybe you'd like to take the most direct route to the camp. The drive is an adventure in itself, and your 4x4 will earn its keep on the sandy tracks on the way to the desert camp.

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Day 7 Ras Al Jinz

Wahiba Sands , Ras Al Jinz

Today you can stop at the beautiful Wadi Bani Khalid as part of your journey from the desert to the coast. You stay at the Ras al-Jinz Centre and have time to rest before your evening excursion to the Green Turtle beach.

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Day 8 Muscat

Ras Al Jinz , Muscat

Today you'll return to Muscat along the coastal road. There are plenty of scenic places to stop for a picnic lunch, including the fascinating town of Sur. You spend your last night in the city.

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Day 9 International return flight

Muscat , International return flight

You'll drive to the airport today and drop your vehicle off in time for your return flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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The specialist who designs your trip to Oman will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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