Explore Oman with Moon Tours Om's Five Days Tour
Five Days Tour Planning in Oman
Muscat-Sinkhole -Wadi Shab-Sur- Ras Al Hadd
In the morning, our first stop is Bimmah Sinkhole located in the eastern Muscat Governorate of Oman – a lake of turquoise waters stretching an impressive 50m by 70m and approximately 20m deep. To preserve this eye-catching beauty, the local municipality has developed a park around it. Swimming is also permitted! At 600m away from the sea between Dibab and Bimmah Village, its formation is said to be due to dissolution of underlying limestone leading to a collapse in surface layers.
We take a drive to Wadi Shab, an amazing canyon gorge filled with palm trees and the evidence of what nature can do when water from the mountains flows. A 45-minute hike up the canyon requires walkers to wear shoes, then tourists can swim between crystal clear warm pools. Our final destination is an incredible cave with a small waterfall. Light filters through from outside, creating a stunning turquoise blue hue as water cascades down one side of the cave from the Wadi.
Our next stop will be the famous Arabian Dhow Factory, where you can watch traditional wooden Dhows being built, and the old part of Sur where you can see most of the houses with wooden doors and windows.
The tour continues to Ras Al Hadd, check-in at our hotel/resort in the evening after the buffet dinner we will take you to the turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz, where we’ll take a guided walk along the beach under the stars, where we’ll see Oman’s great sea turtles stumbling onto the beach to build a nest and lay eggs, or if you’re lucky, you may even witness babies hatching.
Wadi Bani Khalid-Wahiba Sands
We begin our trip by visiting Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most beautiful wadis in Oman, in the morning. You can swim, sunbathe, relax in the beautiful scenic Wadi canyons after reaching Wadi Bani Khalid just a short walk approximately 10 to 15 minutes later. Here you will find sparkling, blue, clear water pools 9 meters deep.
In the afternoon, we continue to our desert camp in Wahiba Sands Desert, or Al Sharqiya Sands as it was formerly known. This 12,500 square kilometre region in Oman is divided between the Northern and Southern Governorates of the Eastern Region. Defined by a boundary of 180 kilometres (110 miles) north to south and 80 kilometres (50 miles) east to west, travellers can relax at camp or take a thrilling 4×4 tour through the dunes with an experienced guide. Watch the breath-taking sunset from a big dune before ending your day with dinner at the camp.
Wahiba Sands- Al Mudhaireb-Ibra-Zukait Tower Tombs-Birkat Al Moaz-Nizwa
In the morning we drive to Al Mudhaireb village, where you can walk a bit uphill to the ruins of the old village of Al Mudhaireb. The ruins are quite interesting and you can explore the area, but if you keep going uphill you will see one of the many watchtowers of Al Mudhaireb, which has a great view from the watchtower, and there are several other watchtowers in Al Mudhaireb, too.
Historically, each quarter of the village had its own watchtower to warn residents of attacks from other villages/quarters. There would have been an old quarter under or nearby to each watchtower.
There we’ll visit the old part of Ibra, which is almost 1000 years old. It was built from mud and limestone, and you can walk around it. Although it has been abandoned, there are still some inhabitants.
Located on a hilltop in the Al Dakhiliyah region, cylindrical tombs on a hill near Nizwa date back to the third millennium BC. They are composed of mountain rock stacked to create a distinctive beehive shape.
We continue on to Birkat Al Moz, which has a large Falaj system that supplies water to date palms, and vegetables to many orchards, and is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
We will continue our trip to Jabal Al Akdhar, in the late afternoon, and once you have checked in at the hotel, you have free leisure time for the remainder of the day.
Nizwa- Misfath Al Abreen- Al Hamra- Grand Canyon
Early in the morning, we visit the Nizwa Souq, where a number of vendors sell their goods along the streets. You can get vegetables, dates, pottery, jewelry, handicrafts, Omani sweets (Halawa), dates, spice, and souvenirs in authentic old market halls that few places have. Especially interesting is the Friday cattle market, where locals from nearby villages sell their goats, cattle, sheep, and chickens in a circus-style open market.
You can find the majestic Nizwa Fortress right by the Souq. It now functions as a museum, giving visitors breathtaking views of this town and its encircling mountains. Exploring the structure, you’ll be able to see its various chambers, passages and towers, all built back in the mid-17th century by an early Yoruba dynasty as both a symbol of their economic feats and military strength. At the time, it was designed to prevent even the strongest of assaults, with many traps hidden in the corridors to dissuade any intruders that might have broken through the lines.
We drive from Nizwa to Misfat al Abreyeen. This picturesque village lies on a steep slope at the foot of Jebel Shams and consists of old homes and narrow streets, it has a falaj system for many orchards, date palms, and vegetables, and it is worth walking around the village.
Afterwards, drive up the Jebel Shams Mountain (The Grand Canyon of Oman) from Al Hamra to the ancient village of Al Hamra. This mountain road leads up to Jebel Shams 3009 meters high. Among the most adventurous mountains in Oman, Jebel Shams offers existing off-road experiences and fantastic views. Once you reach the canyon view, which is 2000 meters high, you stop there to take a photo and then drive back to our resort where you spend the night. Overnight in Jabal Shams.
Grand Canyon-Wadi Bani Auf-Muscat
In the morning we travel down the other side of the mountain (east) into Wadi Bani Awf. This off-road experience will treat you to incredible views, as it swerves around dramatic canyons and Wadis for several kilometres before connecting with Wadi Bani Awf. Balad Sayt is one of the most stunning villages, enclosed by mountains from all sides. You’ll also pass impressive Snake Canyon as you journey through the Wadi, with many small villages dotted along your way.
Four Days Tour Included & Excluding
- Harbor of Muscat (Far Shore Excursions Passengers)
- Muscat International Airport
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