Day 1 : Fly to Zanzibar
Fly to Zanzibar.
Day 2 : Stone Town, Zanzibar
On arrival into Zanzibar and transfer to the Serena Inn in Stone Town (or similar) for 4 nights.
Day 3 : Stone Town
Morning walking tour of Stone Town. Follow the trail of the sultans, slaves and explorers through the winding streets, stopping at the former slave market, the Anglican cathedral, the House of Wonders palace, the Sultans’ Palace Museum, the Arab Fort and the Old Dispensary. Wander through the markets, packed with fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. (B)
Days 4-5 : Stone Town
Days at leisure. (B)
Day 6 : Fly to Muscat, Oman
Morning transfer to the airport and fly to Muscat with Oman Air. Transfer to the Al Falaj Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)
Day 7 : Muscat
Morning city tour of Muscat including a visit to the Grand Mosque*. (B)
Day 8 : To Sur via Wadi Shab & Qalhat
Drive south by 4x4 along the coast from Muscat to Sur, passing the fishing village of Quriyat. Stops en route include Wadi Shab, a palmfringed lagoon, and Qalhat, an ancient city visited by Marco Polo. In the evening, visit the green turtle nesting site at Ras al Junaiz beach. Overnight at the Sur Plaza Hotel. (B)
Day 9 : To Sharqiya Sands via Wadi Bani Khalid
Scenic drive through the eastern Hajar mountains to Sharqiya Sands. En route, stop at Wadi Bani Khalid, a picturesque river valley. Overnight at 1,000 Nights Camp. (B, D)
Day 10 : To Nizwa via Jebel Shams
After a buffet breakfast, depart for Jebel Shams, Oman’s highest peak, stopping en route at Wadi Ghul farming village. Continue to Wadi Nakher, located in Oman’s deepest canyon, before arriving in Nizwa. Evening at leisure. Stay 1 night at the Falaj Daris Hotel (or similar). (B)
Day 11 : To Muscat via Bahla fort
Leave for Muscat. En route, visit Bahla fort, a Unesco world heritage site, before driving through the Sumail Gap to Muscat. Arrive back in Muscat in the late afternoon. Overnight at the Muscat Holiday Hotel. (B)
Day 12 : Departure
A morning visit to the magnificent Royal Opera House, the largest in the Middle East, before transferring to the airport for an afternoon flight from Muscat to your next destination. (B)
As per itinerary :- B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.