Private Luxury Tours in Oman

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Luxury Oman Tours

Essence of Oman
(8 Days)
Muscat, Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains), Wahiba Sands

Introduction to Oman
(6 Days)
Muscat, Nizwa, Wahiba Sands

Highlights of Oman
(9 Days)
Muscat, Nizwa, Wahiba Sands, Salalah

Journey Through Oman
(10 Days)
Muscat, Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains), Nizwa, Wahiba Sands, Salalah

Multi-country Tours

Introduction to Dubai & Oman
(9 Days)
Dubai, Arabian Desert, Muscat & Nizwa

Romantic Dubai & Oman
(8 Days)
Dubai, Arabian Desert, Zighy Bay

Highlights of Oman

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Muscat, Nizwa, Wahiba Sands, Salalah

This is the ultimate private tour of Oman's most beautiful and fascinating destinations, including historic Muscat and Nizwa, rugged mountains and desert landscapes, shaded oases, rustic villages and lively markets.

Begin in Muscat, the seaside capital of Oman. During touring with your private guide and driver, visit the impressive Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, see the landmark Royal Opera House and tour museums dedicated to Oman's rich cultural heritage. In Old Muscat, see Al Alam Palace (one of several used by the Sultan of Oman) and hilltop fortresses overlooking the Gulf of Oman. Walk along the waterfront corniche in the Muttrah district, and browse the Muttrah Souk (market) for Omani frankincense, jewelry, ceramics, antiques and more. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Nizwa, a historic oasis town. Walk along the ramparts of atmospheric Nizwa Fort, take in views of the expansive palm groves, and visit the souk to browse for pottery, textiles and other local handicrafts. Perhaps also learn about the UNESCO World Heritage-designated aflaj (irrigation canals) that carry water from the mountains to local farms.

Next, travel into the Wahiba Sands in the Sharqiya region for a night in an exclusive, private Bedouin-style desert camp amid spectacular sand dunes rolling for miles into the distance. Enjoy options such as meeting a Bedouin family, riding a camel, going for a thrilling four-wheel drive "dune-bashing" experience and watching the sunset from the top of the sand dunes.

Transfer along the coast of Oman back to Muscat, stopping en route in Sur, a whitewashed port town with a long and interesting history, as well as at the unusual Bimmah Sinkhole and wadis carved into the rugged coastal mountains. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange an additional overnight at the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve near Sur to see nesting green sea turtles (May–September).

Continue to Salalah, a subtropical city in the Dhofar region that was a hub of the ancient frankincense trade. Stay at a resort overlooking a white-sand beach studded with palm trees. During private touring, see highlights such as Job's Tomb, the Sultan's Palace, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Al Husn Souk, historic Dhofari houses, and local farms growing coconuts, bananas and other produce. Also see frankincense trees and locations related to the frankincense trade that once brought great prosperity to the region, such as the seaside town of Mirbat and the ruined port cities of Al Baleed and Sumhuram (Khor Rori), both of which are now UNESCO World Heritage-listed archaeological sites.

Return to Muscat for a final night.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Muscat

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Muscat

Full-day private tour

Day 3 Muscat & Nizwa

Full-day private excursion

Day 4 Muscat – Wahiba Sands

Private transfer to private desert camp for 1 night with touring en route

Day 5

Wahiba Sands – Muscat – Salalah
Private airport transfer to Muscat airport for flight to Salalah, with touring en route. Private arrival transfer to beach resort for 3 nights

Day 6 Salalah

Full-day tour private tour

Day 7 Salalah
At leisure
Day 8 Salalah – Muscat
Private transfer to airport for flight to Muscat. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night
Day 9 Depart Muscat
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Muscat:

The Chedi Muscat

Wahiba Sands: Desert Nights Camp
Salalah: Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah / Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara [opens Sep 2016]

Cost
$8,445 Per person (double occupancy)