DAY 01: MUSCAT – RAS AL JINZ
You start your fascinating roundtrip with the first leg taking you in south eastern direction along the coast to Sur. The road leads through scenic countryside and rugged mountains to the small fishing town of Quriyat. You drive further to Wadi Arbaeen, en route you see lush village surrounded with dates, lemon, mango plantations. You will have photo stop at each place. You finally will reach Wadi.
Arbaeen – an oasis spot in the middle of the barren and dry mountains. It is one of the most beautiful wadis and its pools with clear deep blue water give you an opportunity to take a refreshing dip. On the coastal road you stop at the limestone Sinkhole in Bimah and then continue to Fins. You visit Wadi Tiwi, an oasis well known for its lemon and date plantations and then proceed to the Bibi Miriam Mausoleum in Qalhat. Picnic lunch will be served en route. Shortly after Qalhat you will reach the coastal town of Sur, renowned for its dhow shipyard in former times. Unfortunately, the operation at the yard has almost been completely shut down.
After an early dinner you will visit the turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz, where at night the Green Turtles, after a journey of thousands of kilometers will come ashore to lay their eggs. You then return to hotel for the overnight stay.
DAY 02: RAS AL JINZ – MUSCAT
Your first destination today is Wadi Bani Khalid – an oasis spot in the middle of the barren and dry mountains. It is one of the most beautiful wadis in Oman and its pools with clear deep blue water give you an opportunity to take a refreshing dip.The afternoon is reserved for your desert experience. You drive into the Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand. The everchanging patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. After some exciting sand dune driving which offers excellent thrills and chills for all, you will arrive at the home of a Bedouin Family in the desert, where you will be invited for lunch. Maybe you even feel like going on a short camel ride, before proceeding to Muscat.