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Tailor Made Oman: Enduring Legacies Revealed


8 days from $5,995

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Discover boundless deserts, historic fortresses and majestic mountains on a single inspiring itinerary, during which you explore Muscat's bustling souk and Alila Jabal Akhdar’s natural springs.

A&K Advantages

Reveal the enduring legacies of Oman as you explore epic landscapes, remarkably preserved architectural sites and cultural touchstones that have stood the test of time

Take a dip in the clear, deep, cool waters of Wadi Bani Khalid, an oasis of shaded palms and natural pools

Traverse the desert landscape by camel back and enjoy traditional Bedouin hospitality in an overnight camp set beneath the stars

Visit Jebel el-Akhdar for breathtaking views of the canyons

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
ARRIVE MUSCAT, OMAN
Day 2
MUSCAT | AT LEISURE
Day 3
MUSCAT | A BUSTLING SOUK
Day 4
JABAL AL AKHDAR | PICTURESQUE WADIS
Day 5
JABAL AL AKHDAR | ENDLESS MOUNTAIN VISTAS
Day 6
WAHIBA SANDS | INTERSECTING THE DUNES
Day 7
WAHIBA SANDS | A REFRESHING DIP
Day 8
DEPART MUSCAT

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.

Day 1
ARRIVE MUSCAT, OMAN

Arrive in Muscat, Oman, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Day 2
MUSCAT | AT LEISURE

Enjoy a day at leisure with time to explore your resort’s facilities.

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
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.

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
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.

Alila Jabal Akhdar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
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.

Alila Jabal Akhdar
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6
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.

Desert Night Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7
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.

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8
DEPART MUSCAT

Transfer to Muscat International Airport and board your homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Accommodation Options

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.


Priced from $5,995

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2019 travel. Supplements may apply over holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability. International air not included.

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