DAY 01: Scenic Coastal Road and turtle viewing
Your guide will pick you up at 8:30 AM and take you towards the town of Quriyat, which lies on the East Coast of Oman, at the end of a sandy plain overlooked by the Eastern Hajar Mountains. Close by is the town of Dibba where you will visit the Bimmah Sinkhole with inviting clear green waters to climb down the steps, swim, paddle or just take in the surroundings. From there, the tour continues along the coastline with stops at the town of Fins where you will visit its famous White Beach tucked beneath the cliffs. The white sandy beaches and incredible turquoise sea make for a picture-perfect scene and ideal photo opportunity.
The journey along the coast will stop at the coastal village of Tiwi where Wadi Tiwi with its blue-green pools of water surrounded by palm trees provides the perfect rest spot. You will visit the nearby town of Qalhat, home to the Bibi Miryam Tomb which stands proudly on top of the hill. Qalhat is one of the oldest towns and seaports in Oman and is currently undergoing archaeological excavation.
Your next stop will be the large town of Sur, famous for its trade and Dhow building. The sheltered lagoon is another perfect photo opportunity with the white houses in the background and old Dhows floating in the lagoon.
You will arrive at Ras Al Hadd in the afternoon where you can relax before dinner and go turtle watching in the evening. Please note that an overnight stay at the Ras Al Hadd Turtle Reserve needs to be booked in advance, and must be paid directly to the Reserve upon arrival. Due to demand and conservation projects at the Reserve, we are unable to include accommodation as part of the tour package.
DAY 02: Wadi Bani Khalid & Wahiba Sands & Muscat
After breakfast, you will start by driving to the desert via the town of Asellah. On the way, you will follow the scenic rocky coastline, visit the old Mosque in Jalan Bani Bu Ali, Al Hamooda Mosque, which was built in the 11th Century. It has 52 domes supported by pillars and the main entrance with carved wooden doors.
After that, you will continue to Wadi Bani Khalid, an oasis nestled deep in the mountains and one of the largest and most picturesque wadis in Oman where water flows all year round. You can cool down in the green pools or explore the wadi and see more pools with waterfalls. Last but certainly not least you will have a chance to experience dune bashing in the Wahiba desert before heading back to Muscat.