Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.
ARRIVE MUSCAT, OMAN
Arrive in Muscat, Oman, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.
MUSCAT | AT LEISURE
Enjoy a day at leisure with time to explore your resort’s facilities.
MUSCAT | A BUSTLING SOUK
Discover the city of Muscat, seeing the fascinating fusion of old and new at the Royal Opera House Muscat. Constructed by the same team responsible for the Grand Mosque, it embodies a similar synergy of contemporary construction and time-honored tradition. Proceed to the Grand Mosque, constructed of Rajasthani sandstone, and the Muttrah souk, a traditional Omani market filled with frankincense, silver handicrafts and pashmina shawls. At the Bait Al Zubair Museum, see archaeological relics, clothing and jewelry that offer insight into Omani culture and history. After a brief stop across from the museum at the Al Alam Palace, return to your hotel, with time at leisure.
JABAL AL AKHDAR | PICTURESQUE WADIS
Depart Muscat for Barka, observing the vibrant colors at the Barka souk before touring the nearby fish market for a glimpse into this local trade. Continue along the Batinah plain, passing picturesque wadis to reach the oasis of Nakhl and the Nakhl fort. Built in pre-Islamic times to protect the area from invading tribes, the Nakhl fort is now home to a museum exhibiting traditional furniture, handicrafts and historic artifacts. Your journey continues to Wadi Bani Auf passing through scenic mountains. Pause for a walking tour of Bilad Sayt, a quaint Omani village with old world appeal. Explore its patchwork of terrace farming and traditional houses laid out against the rocky slopes. Pass by Al Hamra, a village characterized by its mud houses and date plantations. Continue to your hotel secluded among the mountains of Jebel el-Akhdar.
JABAL AL AKHDAR | ENDLESS MOUNTAIN VISTAS
This morning, explore Jebel el-Akhdar (Green Mountain), a scenic vista perched some 6,500 feet above sea level atop Oman's spectacular Al Hajar Mountain Range. Famed for its terraced fruit orchards natural springs and aflaj (irrigation channels), Jebel el-Akhdar is home to a number of scenic villages overlooking dramatic peaks, gorges and wadis. Return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.
WAHIBA SANDS | INTERSECTING THE DUNES
Explore Nizwa and its fort, a converted military stronghold with panoramic views of the ancient town and surrounding mountains. Then, proceed to the undulating red and white dunes of Wahiba Sands, taking note of the pretty villages that cling to the slopes of the rugged mountainside en route. Upon reaching camp, set out to discover the boundless dunes by 4x4 vehicle, continuing into the desert sunset by camel back. Your overnight camp is a romantic tented oasis set beneath the desert stars.
WAHIBA SANDS | A REFRESHING DIP
Depart overland to visit Wadi Bani Khalid, an oasis of shaded palms and natural pools. You may opt to take a dip in the clear, deep, cool waters. Then, continue overland and return to Muscat for an evening at leisure.
Transfer to Muscat International Airport and board your homebound flight.
Enhance Your Journey
Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.
Alternate hotels and room upgrades are available for this journey.
Snorkel from a Luxury Yacht
Transfer to Muscat’s marina and embark on a private cruise in search of dolphins and whales and enhance your knowledge of nature's most fascinating marine mammals.
Dine with an Omani Family
Join a local family in their home to share Arabic coffee, dates and unique insights into Omani life.
Tour a Rose Water Distillery
Visit a traditional rose water distillery and enjoy a tour led by a master distiller.