Unmapped 9-day Off-road Lux-adventure Tour In Oman - Muscat

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  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered, Airport transfers on arrival, included., ,
  • Cancellation Policy :
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Wild wadis, desert safaris and magical mountains
Welcome to the wilds of Oman, where youll explore the rich heritage and bustling souks of Muscat, swim in strikingly beautiful wadis, sleep under the desert sky and hike through abandoned villages from your luxurious mountain resort. If you love off-the-beaten-track adventure, this is the tour for you.

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Itinerary
Day 1: Marhaba Muscat!
Stop At: Muscat City Centre, Muscat Oman
Welcome to your Unmapped adventure in Oman. After you collect your bags, youll be met at the airport by your Unmapped guide. Our Muscat hotel has beautiful views of the city, so why not take a swim and settle in before we get together later in the day.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Muscat City Centre, Muscat Oman
At around 5pm, well meet at the hotel bar for sunset cocktails where youll meet the rest of the group. Then, were all in for a culinary treat as we make our way through the city to a beautiful restaurant set in a lush garden for our first taste of Omani cuisine. Sharing plates of fresh salads, homemade breads and grilled meats will provide the perfect setting for getting to know each other.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotel
Day 2: Culture and cooking
Stop At: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Sultan Qaboos St, Muscat 113 Oman
After breakfast, well start our tour of Muscat with a visit to the majestic Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. One of the largest Mosques in the world, it can accommodate 20,000 worshippers and is adorned with intricate works of art and twinkling chandeliers.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Bait Al Ghasham Museum, Village of Al Shal_li, Ali Oman
Next, well make our way to Old Muscat to the Bait Al Zubair Museum.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Al Alam Palace, Waterfront Oman
We'll visit Al Alam Palace.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Al Jalali Fort, Oman
As well as Jalali Fort.
Duration: 1 minute
Stop At: Mutrah Souq, Muscat, Oman
Finally we'll arrive at the complex network of narrow streets and alleyways which make up the Muttrah Souk. Youll have time to explore, shop and chat to locals while taking in the buzzing atmosphere and fragrant scent of sandalwood.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: National Hospitality Institute, 63 Street, Muscat, Oman
All that exploration must have worked up an appetite, so our next stop is the National Hospitality Institute where well meet a group of up and coming Omani chefs over dates and coffee before they put us through our paces in the kitchen. Together, well make a typical Arabic dessert before sitting down for a local lunch.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Muscat City Centre, Muscat Oman
Back at the hotel, the rest of the day is yours to relax or explore more of Muscat.
Duration: 2 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotel
Day 3: Dolphins and snorkelling
Stop At: Port of Sultan Qaboos PSQ, Mutrah High St, Oman
Pack your swimmers today as were heading out for an aquatic adventure! After breakfast, well make our way to Muscats main boat jetty where well board our private boat and set sail. Our journey will take us to see pods of dolphins swimming in the Gulf Sea, then well take to the water ourselves for some swimming and snorkelling.
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Muscat City Centre, Muscat Oman
After a picnic-style lunch at sea, well head back to the hotel and the rest of the day is your own.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight 5-star hotel
Day 4: Swimming in wild wadis
Stop At: Quriyat Central Fish Market, Unnamed Rd,, Oman
After breakfast, we say farewell to Muscat and make our way towards Omans wild interior. After passing through the fishing village of Quriyat, located between the lagoon and the sea, well have our first taste of off-road driving as we steer off the main road and enter Wadi Al Arbaeen.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Wadi Al Arbaeen, Qesm Sharm Ash Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt
Once we reach the closest village to the wadi, well hike the rest of the way before jumping in for a cooling swim and picnic lunch. As we walk through the village, we may also be invited in for coffee by the friendly locals.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Bimmah Sinkhole, Dabab Sinkhole , Oman
The next stop today will be the Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. Well have some time to swim and explore the area.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Wadi Tiwi, Tiwi Ash Sharqiyah, Al Sharqiyah Oman
Then, well take a short drive to our final wadi of the day, Wadi Tiwi, which is surrounded by small villages and fruit plantations. Here well learn about the falaj system which distributes water from the mountains to these farms.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Sur, Oman
Continuing our drive along the coast, well reach the fishing town of Sur where well spend the night. Its been a long day, so after a panoramic tour of the city, the evening is yours to relax.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotel
Day 5: Wadi by day, desert by night
Stop At: Wadi Bani Khalid Pools & Cave, Wadi Bani Khalid, Ibra, Oman
This morning, after weve loaded up on coffee and carbs, well make our way out of Sur and towards the desert. Before we hit the dunes, well weave through the eastern Al Hajar Mountains towards Wadi Bani Khalid. Here well stop to enjoy spectacular views of the fertile valley below and swim in the emerald pools surrounded by rugged ravines and vibrant date palms.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Wahiba Sands, Jalan Bani Buhassan Oman
Relaxed and refreshed, well jump back into our vehicles and start our journey into the stunning desert of Wahiba Sands. Along the way well take in this impressive desert-scape, with some dunes reaching over 100 metres in height.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Wahiba Sands, Jalan Bani Buhassan Oman
Our experienced drivers will take you on a thrilling drive through the undulating dunes, until we reach a local Bedouin house where well spend some time with the friendly inhabitants and get to know more about desert life.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Wahiba Sands, Jalan Bani Buhassan Oman
As the evening starts to set in, well watch the spectacular sunset from the top of a nearby sand dune. Our day ends as we arrive at our home for the night, a beautiful camp in the middle of the desert. Well enjoy dinner together before sitting around the fire and taking in the blanket of stars visible in the dark desert sky.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotel
Day 6: Your mountain escape awaits!
Stop At: Wahiba Sands, Jalan Bani Buhassan Oman
Wake up early and see the sunrise over the dunes or have a lie in and join the rest of the group for a hearty breakfast before we make our way out of Wahiba Sands and head for the mountains.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Jebel Akhdar, Sayq, Oman
On our way to Jabel Akhdar, well make a few stops along the way, at Jabreen Castle which dates back to 1670, then at the city of Nizwa which is famous for its history and culture, including the Nizwa Souk which is located within the old walls of the Nizwa Fort.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Nizwa Souk, City Center Close to the fort, Nizwa 611 Oman
After exploring the souk and climbing to the top of the forts tower for a spectacular view of the entire city, well start the steep and winding drive up Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain).
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Jebel Akhdar, Al Hajar Mountains Range, Nizwa Oman
Were in for a treat tonight as were staying at one of Omans most exclusive hotels, located at the top of the mountain and with stunning views of the villages below. We should arrive just in time to enjoy the sunset with a cocktail in hand. What a day!
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotel
Day 7: Exploring the Green Mountain
Stop At: Jebel Akhdar, Al Hajar Mountains Range, Nizwa Oman
Make sure you fill up at breakfast, because were off for a challenging hike this morning. Our hike will begin at Sogra Village, a 30-minute drive from the resort. As we descend towards the wadi, well pass several abandoned villages of the Ashureq tribe. Then, after passing through the Old Al Maawil Cave, well reach the wadi which is alive with nature singing birds, butterflies and wild blackberry trees. After a picnic lunch, well return to the resort where you can enjoy a swim while taking in the mountain view or treat yourself to a revitalising spa treatment.
Duration: 3 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 5-star hotel
Day 8: Road trip!
Stop At: Track Wadi Bani Awf, Al Hamra Oman
Today well set off for one of the most adventurous drives in Oman. The road, which crosses Wadi Bani Awf, is a journey of hairpin bends accompanied by extraordinary mountain views. In parts, its just five metres wide and 100 metres high!
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Nakhal Fort, Wilayat Nakhal, Nakhl 323 Oman
Our first stop today is Nakhl, where well visit the fort which lies amidst pretty palm orchards.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Al Thowarah Hot Springs, Nakhal Fort, Nakhl Oman
Then, well make the short journey to the Ain Towarah hot springs where well have time to relax and fill up on a delicious picnic-style lunch.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Muscat City Centre, Muscat Oman
Well continue our drive back to Muscat and later this evening well meet for our final dinner together.
Duration: 4 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight 5-star hotel
Day 9: So long, Oman!
Stop At: Muscat City Centre, Muscat Oman
Today we say goodbye to Oman, and what an adventure its been!
Duration: 1 hour
Meals included:
Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

  • 8x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All activities from dolphin watching to wild wadi swimming, included
  • 8 nights' twin share accommodation in good quality hotels
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Muscat City Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Bait Al Ghasham Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Al Alam Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Al Jalali Fort
  • Entry/Admission - National Hospitality Institute
  • Entry/Admission - Port of Sultan Qaboos PSQ
  • Entry/Admission - Wadi Al Arbaeen
  • Entry/Admission - Bimmah Sinkhole
  • Entry/Admission - Wadi Tiwi
  • Entry/Admission - Sur
  • Entry/Admission - Wahiba Sands
  • Entry/Admission - Nizwa Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Track Wadi Bani Awf
  • Entry/Admission - Nakhal Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Al Thowarah Hot Springs

Exclusions

  • Airport transfers on arrival, included

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

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