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 & Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains), Wahiba Sands, Salalah

Active & Nature Tour of Oman
(9 Days)
Muscat, Ras Al Jinz, Wahiba Sands & Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains)

Multi-country Tours

Romantic Dubai, Desert & Zighy Bay
(10 days)
Dubai, Zighy Bay, Arabian Desert

Culture & Adventure in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Oman
(11 days)
Zighy Bay, Dubai, Arabian Desert, Abu Dhabi

Highlights of Oman & Jordan
(14 Days)
Muscat, Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains), Wahiba Sands, Amman, Jerash, King's Highway, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea

Best of Dubai & Oman
(12 Days)
Dubai with Arabian Desert & Abu Dhabi, Muscat & Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains), Wahiba Sands

Essence of Oman

(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Muscat & Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains), Wahiba Sands

This private Oman tour is ideal for travelers wanting to combine the culture of historic Muscat and Nizwa with some of the sultanate's most impressive hotels and unforgettable landscapes: beautiful desert valleys, the rugged coastline, the dramatic Al Hajar Mountains and the breathtaking dunes of Wahiba Sands.

Begin in Muscat, the seaside capital of Oman. During touring with your private guide and driver, visit the impressive Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the landmark Royal Opera House and 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.

Next, visit Nizwa, a historic oasis town in the foothills of the Al Hajar Mountains. 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.

Continue into the mountains to the Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain) region and a luxurious mountain resort with spectacular views of the dramatic desert landscapes. During private touring, visit local villages in the surrounding Saiq Plateau, and see gravity-defying cliffside agricultural terraces—the roses, pomegranates and other crops grown here are considered the finest in Oman. During leisure time, enjoy the resort facilities and its incredible views.

One day, take a private excursion to Jebel Shams (Sun Mountain), the highest peak in Oman. En route, visit mudbrick villages set among palm oases, venture into deep desert wadis (valleys), learn about the UNESCO World Heritage-designated aflaj (irrigation canals) that carry water from the mountains to local farms, and perhaps opt for guided hikes such as the legendary Balcony Walk along the steep slopes of Wadi Nakhr.

Next, visit Wadi Bani Khalid, a beautiful river valley dotted with villages, en route to Wahiba Sands (A'Sharqiyah Sands). Spend a night in a desert camp amid spectacular sand dunes rolling for miles into the distance. Enjoy options such as visiting Wadi Bani Khalid, a beautiful river valley dotted with villages, meeting local Bedouins, riding a camel 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.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Muscat
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 2 Muscat
Full-day private tour
Day 3 Muscat – Nizwa – Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains)
Private tour of Nizwa en route to mountain resort for 3 nights
Day 4 Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains)
Flexible private touring in region
Day 5 Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains) & Jebel Shams
Full-day private excursion to Jebel Shams, including option for hiking
Day 6 Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains) – Wahiba Sands
Private transfer to desert camp for 1 night, with touring en route
Day 7 Wahiba Sands – Muscat
Private transfer to Muscat for 1 night, with touring en route
Day 8 Depart Muscat
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Muscat:

The Chedi Muscat or Al Bustan Palace

Jebel Akhdar: Alila Jabal Akhdar or Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
Wahiba Sands: Desert Nights Camp or Canvas Club

Cost
$11,870 Per person (double occupancy)

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 & Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains), Wahiba Sands, Salalah

Active & Nature Tour of Oman
(9 Days)
Muscat, Ras Al Jinz, Wahiba Sands & Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains)

Multi-country Tours

Romantic Dubai, Desert & Zighy Bay
(10 days)
Dubai, Zighy Bay, Arabian Desert

Culture & Adventure in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Oman
(11 days)
Zighy Bay, Dubai, Arabian Desert, Abu Dhabi

Highlights of Oman & Jordan
(14 Days)
Muscat, Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains), Wahiba Sands, Amman, Jerash, King's Highway, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea

Best of Dubai & Oman
(12 Days)
Dubai with Arabian Desert & Abu Dhabi, Muscat & Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar (Al Hajar Mountains), Wahiba Sands

Testimonials

We thoroughly enjoyed our Dubai and Oman tour. The accommodations were spectacular everywhere. 
~ M.S., Pittsburgh, PA

We had a fantastic time in Oman, Dubai, the desert and Abu Dhabi. Our guide was great and the touring was very interesting. We’re so glad we took your hotel advice.
~ M.K., Kansas City, MO

Our entire Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman experience was marvelous and memorable. In Oman, our guide and driver were excellent, and we shared fascinating experiences with them. Thanks once more to Artisans of Leisure.
~ M.G., Calgary, Canada

 

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