Highlights & Tour Itinerary
- Visit the Ras Al Jinz Reserve with a chance to observe turtles on the beach.
- Refresh in the cool waters of the beautiful Wadi Bani Khalid.
- Experience the amazing desert landscape of Wahiba Sands.
Day 01: Muscat Hotel – Wadi Arabayeen – Bimmah Sinkhole – Sur Dhow Factory – Turtle by Night – Ras Al Jinz Reserve
08:00 pickup Muscat hotel lobby. By 4WD we drive to Ras Al Junaiz via the scenic and rugged coastal route. This tour offers breathtaking glimpses of the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman offset by pristine white beaches. We drive past the fishing village of Quriyat. There is a good chance of spotting Flamingos and Eagles at an inland stream. Visit the picturesque Wadi Arabayeen with its deep pools of water set among the date palms. We then proceed to the Bimmah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. On clear sunny days while driving along the coast one might chance to see sharks in the deep blue waters or fleet footed Gazelles sprint across the landscape.
Arrive Sur and visit the fish jetty and dhow factory. After a set menu lunch at Sur Plaza Hotel, we continue our drive to Ras Al Junaiyz, a sanctuary for the green turtles. Check into the hotel. Dinner at the hotel. At night we have a short walk to the beach escorted by trained guides to watch the turtles coming into nest on the sands.
Overnight stay Ras Al Jinz Turtle Centre.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 02: Ras Al Jinz – Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba Sands – Muscat
08:00 set off to Wadi Bani Khalid. It comprises of small pretty villages embedded in the mountains. The wadi has clear deep blue water. It is advisable to wear light comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
Then to Wahiba Sands, a sea of red and white sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. Experience a roller coaster like feeling as our experienced drivers takes you over the dunes. The Wahiba Sands is also home to the traditional Bedouin tribe who are known for their hospitality and their knowledge of the sands. We will stop by a Bedouin family in their traditional and simple habitat. Set menu lunch will be served at Al Sharqiyah Sands Hotel before your 2 hours return transfer to Muscat at approximately 17:30.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch