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This itinerary offers an awesome combination of culture, scenery, and activities. Explore Muscat, go dune-bashing in the Wahiba Sands, and then relax in your private pool at the incredibly unique Six Senses Zighy Bay.
Arrival in Muscat
Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a representative and privately driven by car to your accommodation.
The Chedi Muscat is a chic boutique hotel occupying a prime beachfront location and offers an oasis of calm and luxury and a Zen-like ambiance.
The remainder of the day will be spent at leisure.
Start your holiday with a privately guided tour of Muscat to see some of its most famous attractions. Explore Old Muscat, where the Portuguese fortresses of Jalani and Mirani are, and the luxurious Sultan’s Palace.
You’ll also see the Bait Al Zubair museum, which houses a fine collection of Omani artifacts and the Grand Mosque, a stunning complex of extravagant buildings that was completed by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos in 2001.
Muscat - Wahiba Sands
This morning you’ll be transferred into the desert of Oman, Wahiba Sands.
As you travel you’ll see the dry ravines of Wadi Arbaeen, Wadi Tiwi, Wadi Shab, and Wadi Bani Khalid. You'll also visit Fins Beach and the Bimah Sinkhole, a magnificent turquoise lake that the locals believe was caused by a meteorite.
Your hotel, Desert Nights Camp, is situated in the heart of Wahiba Sands, and here you can try dune bashing safaris, camel rides, and sandboarding.
Wahiba Sands - Nizwa
Rise early to enjoy a camel ride, desert trekking, or quad biking before being driven to your next hotel.
On the way, you’ll visit Nizwa, the former capital of Oman. See the impressive Nizwa fortress, the former center of trade, and stroll through the lush green date plantations in Birkat Al Mauz.
You’ll then continue to your next hotel and the rest of the day will be spent at leisure, or you can go to the top of the mountains.
Day at Leisure
Spend today relaxing by the pool in your hotel, exploring Nizwa, or embarking upon an activity.
Cooking classes, trekking in the Al Hajar mountains, or heading on nature or food trail are all available. And stargazing in the evening.
Your Lightfoot Travel Designer will be able to recommend suitable activities prior to departure.
Nizwa - Musandam Peninsula
Today you will be transferred to your next hotel located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman.
Arriving at Six Senses Zighy Bay can feel like a ‘James Bond’ experience! You can do so by a scenic four-wheel drive, make a grand entrance with a tandem paraglide, or arrive by speedboat from a neighboring bay.
Day at Leisure
Spend today at leisure enjoying your hotel and trying a few activities.
Fly a microlight aircraft over the mountains, try paragliding and off-roading, enjoy water-skiing, diving and snorkelling, or go dolphin watching on a sunset cruise.
For something more relaxing you can learn Arabic cooking or lay back and enjoy a movie on the beach.
Day at Leisure
Soak up the beautiful surroundings of the Musandam Peninsula.
Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can suggest activities suited to your needs prior to departure.
Today, you will be transferred to your onward journey home.
HOTELS IN Muscat & the East Coast
HOTELS IN Nizwa & the Empty Quarter
HOTELS IN Musandam & Northern Oman
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- Explore Old Muscat’s old fortresses, palaces and mosques
- Enjoy a camel ride, desert trekking or quad biking in the Wahiba Sands
- Shop for Arabic treasures in Nizwa
- Go hiking in the stunning Al Hajar mountains
- Relax at the beach at the stylish Six Senses Zighy Bay
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Get in touch with our Lightfoot Travel experts and they will create a bespoke itinerary designed to your exact needs and budget.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your holiday will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.