Classic Oman

Situated in the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is blessed with a spectacular landscape of desert, beach and mountain, making it as the perfect option for the traveller who seeks for a combination of an adventurous and unwind holiday. This 9 day itinerary will begin in the capital city Muscat, heading to the desert area of Wahiba Sands, to one of the largest city in Oman, Nizwa, and ended in the beautiful Musandam Peninsula.

Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred from the airport to your hotel, The Chedi Muscat. Set in 21 acres of manicured garden, the Chedi Muscat is a chic boutique hotel occupying a prime beachfront location, only a 15-minute drive from the airport and close to main tourist attractions. The hotel’s style is minimalistic with traditional Omani influences. It offers an oasis of calm and luxury with tranquil surroundings and a Zen-like ambience.

You will have the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the surroundings or just relax.

Stay: The Chedi Muscat

Day 2: Exploring Muscat

Today you will enjoy a guided tour of Muscat to see some of the most famous attractions here, like Old Muscat, where the Portuguese fortresses of Jalani and Mirani are, and luxurious Sultan’s Palace. You will also see the Bait Al Zubhair museum, which houses a fine collection of Omani artefacts, and Grand Mosque, a stunning complex of extravagant buildings that is completed by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos in 2001.

Stay: The Chedi Muscat

Day 3: From Muscat to Wahiba Sands

Today you will continue your holiday into the desert side of Oman, Wahiba Sands. Along the way, you will see beautiful sights and stop by at Wadi Arbaeen, Bimah Sinkhole, Wadi Tiwi, Fins Beach, Wadi Shab and Wadi Bani Khalid.

Then, you will be transferred to your hotel, 1000 Nights Camp. Situated in the heart of Wahiba Sands, this rustic and charming Bedouin tents’ style accommodation offer a range of interesting activities like dune bashing safaris, camel rides and sandboarding.

Stay: 1000 Nights Camp

Day 4: From Wahiba Sands to Nizwa

Today, you can wake up early in the morning to do some of the fantastic activities like camel ride, desert trekking or quad biking, before continue your journey to the next destination.

Afterwards, you will be transferred to your next hotel, Alila Jabal Akhdar. Overlooking a gorge and with dramatic views, this luxury boutique hotel is perfectly positioned to explore the region’s renowned rugged landscapes. It will provide a haven for adventure travellers, nature lovers and those seeking an unforgettable luxury escape.

However, before heading up to Alila Jabal Akhdar, you will stop in Nizwa, formerly known as capital of Oman. You will have a chance to visit the impressive Nizwa fortress and the former Oman’s centre of trade. Then, you will enjoy a walk through the lush green date plantations in Birkat Al Mauz.

Stay: Alila Jabal Akhdar

Day 5: Day at leisure in Nizwa

Today you will have an option to relax in your hotel or to see more of Nizwa.

You will enjoy the following activities:

  • Learning about local culture
  • Join cooking classes
  • Trekking in the Al Hajar mountains,
  • Nature walks and food trails

Stay: Alila Jabal Akhdar

Day 6: From Nizwa to Musandam Peninsula

Today you will be transferred from Alila Jabal Akhdar to your next hotel, Six Senses Zighy Bay. Located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman, only two hours from Dubai, this luxury hideaway offers breathtaking view of dramatic mountains to one side and a kilometre long sandy beach on the other.

Arriving at Six Senses Zighy Bay is far from ordinary. You can choose to arrive by a scenic four-wheel drive from the top of the mountain overlooking the bay; make a grand entrance with a tandem paraglide, an experience that should not be missed; or you can arrive by speedboat from a neighbouring bay.

You will have the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the surroundings or just relax.

Stay: Six Senses Zighy Bay

Day 7 - 8: Leisure time in Musandam Peninsula

Over the next two days, you will have time at leisure to explore the surroundings or just relax.

Here are just a few suggested activities for your free time:

  • Enjoying a spa treatment and relaxing by the pool
  • Flying a microlight aircraft
  • Hiking, paragliding and off-roading
  • Doing water activities such as: water-skiing, diving and snorkeling
  • Watching a movie on the beach
  • Learning Arabic cooking
  • Dolphin watching and sunset cruise
  • Exploring Musandam Peninsula

Stay: Six Senses Zighy Bay

Day 9: Departure

Today, you will be transferred to Dubai International Airport to catch your return flight home.

Itinerary

Duration Description Overnight
Day 1: Arrival The Chedi Muscat
Day 2: Exploring Muscat The Chedi Muscat
Day 3: From Muscat to Wahiba Sands 1000 Nights Camp
Day 4: From Wahiba Sands to Nizwa Alila Jabal Akhdar
Day 5: Day at leisure in Nizwa Alila Jabal Akhdar
Day 6: From Nizwa to Musandam Peninsula Six Senses Zighy Bay
Day 7 - 8: Leisure time in Musandam Peninsula Six Senses Zighy Bay
Day 9: Departure

Inclusions

Included

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Transfers
  • 24 hour emergency contact
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide

Not Included

  • International and domestic airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees and/or visa authorization
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Other expenses not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (please note that travel insurance is mandatory for all Lightfoot Travel holidays)

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The Chedi Muscat 1000 Nights Camp Alila Jabal Akhdar Six Senses Zighy Bay

From USD 6,825 per person based on two guests travelling

Notes on our prices

  • This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
  • Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
  • Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
  • This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant.