THE SULTANATE OF OMAN
A Luxury Adventure in the Land Of Sinbad the Sailor
THE SULTANATE OF OMAN
A Luxury Adventure in the Land Of Sinbad the Sailor
Check in to some of the finest hotels in Arabia in our hand-crafted journey to Oman. This sumptuous journey takes you to the soul of this ancient land, revealing the secrets of its natural and cultural beauty. The deserts and mountains are a spectacular setting for this splendid adventure. Start in Muscat, home to the largest mosque in the Arab world. Continue to Raz Al Jinz, a protected turtle nesting ground. “Glamp” amongst the shifting dunes of Wahiba Sands and explore the forts of Nizwa & Jabrin. And there is much more, such as the vistas over Oman’s “Grand Canyon.”
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- Coda Tours signature small group size
- Coda Tours signature comprehensive sightseeing programs
- Coda Tours signature inclusive meal plan
- Coda Tours signature deluxe accommodations
- Muscat: A setting worth of The Thousand & One Nights
- Learning about turtles at Ras al Jinz
- The shifting dunes of Wahiba Sands
- An authentic Bedouin experience in a typical home
- Jabal Shams, the Grand Canyon of Arabia
- Ancient forts of Nizwa
Dates & Prices
|Your Trip||Depart USA||Return USA||Double Occupancy Price||Single Occupancy Price||Intra Tour Air|
|Oman||October 20, 2022||October 29, 2022||$5,795||$7,395||0|
- Single Occupancy rates can be avoided if you wish to be matched with another single traveler who also wishes to share. If no share is available, the single rate will apply.
- Rates are based on current rates and currency exchange rates at the time of publishing the tour online.
- Rates are subject to change until final payment has been made. Rates are based on a minimum participation and if the minimum participation is not met rates may need to be revised.
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Day 1 – Depart the USA
Depart the USA on any regularly scheduled flight to Muscat (MCT), Oman.
Day 2 – Arrive in Muscat
Upon arrival in the port city of Muscat, a car service will be waiting for a transfer to the The Chedi Hotel.
Day 3 – Dolphin & Whale Watching
Watch for dolphins and whales today on our tour from Bandar Marina. Common in the coastal waters off Muscat’s rugged shoreline, this morning should be one to remember. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon.
Day 4 – Muscat – Muhtrah Fish Market & Souq
Explore the essentials of Muscat, a traditional culture with a modern city center. Tour the Grand Mosque*, Royal Opera House, and Bait al Zubair Museum as you learn the history and development of the city. Next, shop the fabulous Mutrah Fish Market and colorful souq before snapping a photo of the official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, flanked by 16th c. Portuguese forts.
*visitors must be fully covered wrists to ankles; ladies must wear a scarf covering hair and neck
Day 5 – Bimah Sinkhole – Wadi Shab – Sur – Ras al Jinz
A breath-taking coastal drive takes us to the Bimah Sinkhole. Then, relax in the aquamarine pools and marvel at the waterfalls, and terraced plantations of Wadi Shab – one of the most beautiful spots in Oman. Winding through mountainous terrain, we arrive in Sur at the Dhow Factory to discover how artisans use centuries-old techniques to build traditional Arabian ships. This evening we take a stroll along the beach to watch the giant green turtles laying their eggs under the light of the moon.
Day 6 – Wadi Bani Khalid – Wahiba Sands – Al Wasil
Swim in the clear blue waters of Wadi Bani Khalid and picnic in the lush greenery around the clear natural spring. An exhilarating drive across the vast dunes of the Wahiba Sands takes us to our encampment for an unforgettable night under the stars enjoying traditional Arabic and Omani cuisine and hospitality.
Day 7 – Bedouin Experience – Ibra – Birkat Al Mouz – Nizwa
Sip a traditional Bedouin coffee in a Bedouin home. As nomads of the desert, these people have a fascinating lifestyle. After, we wander the old villages of Ibra, gawking at the old architecture. Then, we promenade through the lush green date plantations in the beautiful village of Birkat al Mauz. Our day ends in Nizwa, birthplace of Islam in Oman.
Day 8 – Al Hamra – Wadi Nakhr – Jebel Shams
Tour the Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Al Hamra and see the 400-year-old mud houses still occupied today. Experience the authentic Omani lifestyle in Bait Al Safah, a living history museum. We stop at Wadi Nakhr, a farming village in the mountains, before we reach Jabal Shams and the gorgeous vistas of the Great Canyon of Oman.
Day 9 – Nizwa – Bahla – Jabrin
Tour the famous Round Tower Fort of Nizwa followed by a visit to the souq. Purchase some silver jewelry or hand-carved khanjars (daggers). Then, explore outside the city to Bahla, a town encircled by a winding wall and UNESCO protected fort. Jabrin, another nearby town, houses the finest castle in Oman complete with ornate ceiling paintings and beautifully executed woodcarvings.
Day 10 –Departure
Say goodbye as we transfer to the airport for our return flight home.
- Accommodations, as stated in the itinerary
- Breakfast and lunch daily, excluding travel days
- Land transfers, as required by the itinerary
- Sightseeing excursions and entry fees, as stated in the itinerary
- English-speaking local guides
- Coda Tours Representative, with minimum participation
- Pre-departure assistance and Information Portfolio from Coda Tours
What's Not Included
- International airfare and baggage fees
- Passport and visa fees; a visa is required for entry into Oman
- Trip Cancellation & Interruption insurance (highly recommended)
- Gratuity for local guides, drivers and Coda Tour Manager
- Items of a personal nature (laundry, phone, drinks, etc.)
Lufthansa/United, Qatar, Delta/KLM, Emirates are among airlines that can be used to book international airfare for this tour. We recommend booking at least 7 months in advance if you want to use Frequent Flyer.
There are no intra-tour flights required for this tour.
VISAS: A valid passport is required for international travel and must be valid for 6 months after the return date of travel. A visa is also required for travel to Oman and must be pre-arranged. A short stay visa for 10 days is $40 per passport. Coda Tours will arrange the visa for the group or individual arrivals. The processing cost is $60 per person, including the $40 visa fee.
VACCINES: The Center for Disease Control suggests that all travelers make sure they are up to date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. Measles vaccination is especially important when traveling to this area.
Coda trips are casual at all times. There is no need for a jacket or tie unless you personally opt to dine at a fine restaurant requiring formal dress. We do not book these restaurants for our group experiences. Pack for a variety of weather. Bring a light jacket or sweater. Jeans, khakis and shorts are fine for daily wear. Comfortable shoes are a must. All hotels offer laundry service, but it can be expensive.
Temperatures will range from highs in mid 80’s to low’s in the low 70’s. Some areas may experience a cold snap so a jacket and some warm clothing is worth packing.
All departures are guaranteed on a minimum number of participants. A Coda Tour Manager will accompany a tour also based on a minimum number of participants. This tour can be operated as a Private Tour, can be customized and repriced based on a final itinerary. Rates are based on a minimum participation, if the minimum is not met, rates may need to be revised.
A complete portfolio of pre-departure information will be mailed to you approximately three weeks prior to departure.