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TOUR ZAKIA 8 DAYS PACKAGE

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Day 1: 1 Muscat-Nakhal- wadi abni awf- jabal shams (The Grand Canyon of Oman)

Stop At: Nakhal Fort, Wilayat Nakhal, Nakhl 323 Oman
We will leave Muscat towards Nakhal, Here you can visit the beautiful Nakhal Fortress. It lies at the foothills of the mountains in a nice town which grows extensive date palm plantations. This magnificent 1500 years old fortress rises out of the mountain rock, towering high above the ancient village, as if still warning would-be attackers of its ominous strength. It has witnessed many battles and is packed full of hidden escape routes and secret passages.

You can stroll around inside of this restored fortress and visit all the rooms which have been nicely decorated in the original old style. The view from the top of the fortress over the mountains and green date plantations is outstanding.

From there we visit the hot spring the spring is tucked away among date farms a couple of kilometers from Nakhal Fort, and it flows year round with warm mineral water collected in the site pools. Several chairs and shades are provided in the “picnic area” near the pool.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Track Wadi Bani Awf, Al Hamra Oman
From there we continue our trip to Wadi Bani Awf. The road leads us through the Wadi, we will pass by impressive Wadi Canyons (Snake canyon) and several villages the most beautiful village there is Balad sayt. Its surround by mountains from all direction Then we drive up the Mountain. This mountain road drive up to the Jebel Shams 3009 Meters (the grand canyon of Oman) it's one of the most adventurous road in Oman, offering existing off road experience and fantastic views.

Over night in Jabal shams ( Jabal Shams resort)
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Buffet Dinner at Jabal Shams Resort
Accommodation included: Jabal Shams Resort

Day 2: Jabal Shams- Wadi Ghul- Al Hamra- Misfat Al Aberyeen- Nizwa

Stop At: Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon, Al Hamra Oman
From there we drive towards Wadi Ghul the village of Wadi Ghul 2000 years old located at the foot of Mountain Ghul and can be seen on your way to Jabal Shams has been abandoned by its inhabitants and no one remained in, it has been built of solid stones.

from there we drive into Wadi Nakhar its beautiful sites, spectacular view which derives its name from the local word (necrosis), which means the process of rock sculpture «erosion» as the water of this valley formed during the time periods.

Wadi Al Nakhar is one of the deepest valleys in Oman because of its geographical characteristics. The great gap in Jabal Shams is considered to be the most important source of water, since its large opening leads to valleys and reefs that form the valley of Al Nakhar

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Misfat al Abreyeen, Al Hamra Oman
From There Visit the ancient town of Al Hamra then short drive to Misfath Al Abreyeen. This pictures village lies on a steep slope at the foot of Jebel Shams, and consists of old homes and narrow streets.it has falaj system for many orchards, date palms and vegetables. It is worth to spend sometimes walking around the village.

From There we drive to Nizwa

Over night in Nizwa (Al Dyar Hotel)

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast at Jabal Shams Resort
Accommodation included: Nizwa (Al Dyar Hotel)

Day 3: Nizwa- Jabreen Cstle -Nizwa

Stop At: Nizwa Souk, City Center Close to the fort, Nizwa 611 Oman
We will visit the famous Nizwa Souq (market). A wide variety of vendors offer their goods in the streets of the souk from, Here you can find , vegetables, pottery, jewelry, handicrafts, Omani sweet (Halwa), Dates spice , and souvenirs which are sold in authentic old market halls that few places can boast. Especially interesting is the Friday cattle market, when the locals from the nearby Villages come to sell their, goats, cattle, sheep and chickens in a circus style open market place.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Nizwa Fort Oman, Nizwa Oman
Next to the Souq is Oman Fortress. The fort is a museum today and offers splendid views of this ancient town and the surrounding mountains. You can walk around in this impressive fortress and visit its many rooms, passages and towers. The fort is an architectural testimony to the economic and military achievements of the early Yaruba dynasty from the mid-17th century. It was a military stronghold designed to withstand even the strongest of attacks at the time. Even along the corridors, many traps were laid to deter any intruders that might have penetrated the defenses.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jibreen Castle, Jabrin 612 Oman
Then we drive to visit Jabrin Castle. This castle was originally designed as a presidential palace in 1670 by Balarab bin Sultan bins Saif Al Ya'arubi Dynasty. An extensive renovation was carried out in 1984. The interior includes various furniture and traditional utensils to provide visitors with a taste of period castle lifestyle. The building itself is decorated with elaborate wood carvings; ceiling paintings and stucco work (the castle is open to visitors).

Overnight in Nizwa (Al Dyar Hotel)
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast in Al Dyar Hotel
Accommodation included: Nizwa al Dyar Hotel

Day 4: Nizwa- Jabal Akhdar (Green Mountain)- Birkat Al Moz- Nizwa

Stop At: Jebel Akhdar, Al Hajar Mountains Range, Nizwa Oman
Today we will take you to t Jabal akhdar its knowing as (Green Mountain) it is considered one of the most scenic areas in Oman; it is a part of Al Hajar Mountain Range. Jebel Akhdar has so called because of the presence of green terraced gardens surrounding the village's .A variety of fruits like, pomegranates, apricot, apple, olives, Grape, Rose, Peaches, and Walnut. Are grown here, There are interesting walks in Wadi Bani Habib, Shrejah, Al Ain and Al Aqur.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Birkat Al Mouz Ruins, Nizwa Oman
After green Mountain visit birkat Al Mauz, It has a large Falaj system which supplies water date palms and vegetables for many orchards; it's listed to the UNICCO the world heritage and culture. It is worth to spend walking around the village.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast in Al dyar Hotel
Accommodation included: NIzwa Al Dyar Hotel

Day 5: Nizwa- Zukait Tower Tomps- Ibar- Al Mudhaireb - wahiba Sands

Stop At: Zukait Tombs, Oman
Today on the way to the desert we will stop in the village of Zukait cylindrical tombs date back to the third millennium BC. Located on a hilltop in the Al Dakhiliyah region, they are made of mountain rock stacked to create a distinctive beehive shape
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ibra Ladies Souk, Ibra Oman
From There we will visit the old ancient Village of Ibra, which is old over 1000 years.

From Ibra we will stop in Al Mudhaireb, you can walk a bit uphill where you will be within the ruins of the old village of Al Mudhaireb. The ruins are quite interesting and you can explore the area, but if you keep going uphill you will see one of the many watchtowers of Al Mudhaireb. The view from that watchtower is quite nice and once there you will see that there are half a dozen other watchtowers in Al Mudhaireb.

Historically, each quarter of the village had its own watchtower to warn the residents from attacks from other villages/quarters, and there would have been an old quarter under or near-by to each of these watchtowers.

From there we continue our trip to our camp in the desert Wahiba Sand, where you relax or take part in an adventurous 4x4 drive in the sand dunes. Then we will watch the stunning sunset of the desert on one of the big sand dunes. We finish the day with buffet dinner at the camp.

Overnight in the desert (safari desert Camp)

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast in Al Dear Hotel
• Dinner: Buffet dinner In Safari desert Camp
Accommodation included: Safari desert Camp

Day 6: wahiba Sands- Wadi Bani Khalid - Wahiba Sands

Stop At: Wadi Bani Khalid, Road 23 apprx. 40 km from Bidiyyah Muscat-Sur Road, Muscat 113 Oman
Today after buffet breakfast we will take you to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the biggest and most beautiful Wadis in Oman. Here you can swim in 9 meters depth sparkling clear water pools, sunbath, relax in the beautiful scenic Wadi canyon, from there back to the desert
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in Safari desert Camp
Accommodation included: Safari Desert Camp

Day 7: Cross wahiba Sands- Qhaid-Al Ashkharah – Ras al Hadd

Stop At: Oman Oil Service Station - Al Ashkara, Beside The Port Mosque, Al Ashkharah, Oman
Today we will cross the desert (Wahiba sands) for approximately 5 hours, in the end you will see marvelous view Oman sea front of you and high sand dunes the desert linked with the sea, then keep we drive along the sea we will pass many fishing villages and the most beautiful village is Al Ashkharah.

From there we continue our tour to Ras al Hadd, we check in in turtle beach resort In the evening after dinner we take you to the Turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz. Here we will go on a guided beautiful walking tour on the beach at night under the stars, where we have a high chance of seeing Omanis great sea turtles stumbling on to the beach to build a nest and lay the eggs. If you are lucky, you can even see baby turtles hatching from some nests.

Over night in Ras Al Hadd (Turtle Beach Resort)

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast At safari desert Camp
• Dinner: Buffet Dinner In Turtle Beach resort
Accommodation included: Turtle Beach Resort

Day 8: Ras Al Hadd -Sur- Wadi Shab- Sinkhole- Muscat

Stop At: Sur Maritime Museum, Wilayat, Sur Oman
Today we continue our trip to Sur, we will take you for a small city tour in Sur we will show you the Dhow Factory and old ship we take you to the old part from Sur where you can see most of the houses there designed by the wooden doors and windows.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wadi Shab, 50km West of Sur, Sur 411 Oman
From There we drive towards Wadi Shab. This Wadi is an enormous canyon gorge that is lined with palm trees and impressive indications of what the power of the water coming down from the mountains can do in nature. With a 45 minute hike up through the canyon Wadi (walking shoes is required) we arrive at one of several crystal clear water pools. Tourists can swim on through the warm waters from pool to pool. Eventually we come to the last pool where an opening among the enormous rocks allows us to swim into an incredible crevice cave with a small waterfall. Inside, the sunlight filters in from the outside, turning the water into a beautiful turquoise blue whilst water showers down one side of the cave from the Wadi beyond.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Bimmah Sinkhole, Hawiyat Najm Park, Muscat Oman
After visiting wadi shab stop at Bimah sinkhole (swimming in the sinkhole lake is possible)

After visiting Sinkhole we drive back to Muscat.

Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast In Turtle Beach Resort
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
we pick up travelers from any place in Muscat.
• Residence
• Hotels
• Muscat International Airport
• Muscat Port (for shore excursion passengers)
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
8 days
Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Transportation by Air-Conditioned Vehicle 4WD
  • English speaking Guide
  • Hotels, Port, Airport, Residence Pick up and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Nakhal Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Track Wadi Bani Awf
  • Entry/Admission - Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon
  • Entry/Admission - Misfat al Abreyeen
  • Entry/Admission - Nizwa Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Nizwa Fort Oman
  • Entry/Admission - Jibreen Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Jebel Akhdar
  • Entry/Admission - Birkat Al Mouz Ruins
  • Entry/Admission - Zukait Tombs
  • Entry/Admission - Ibra Ladies Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Wadi Bani Khalid
  • Entry/Admission - Oman Oil Service Station - Al Ashkara
  • Entry/Admission - Sur Maritime Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Wadi Shab
  • Entry/Admission - Bimmah Sinkhole
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Nizwa fort fees entrance
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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