Oman is a country that seemed to escape the notice of all but the most intrepid of travellers until just a few years ago. It now welcomes visitors with renowned Arabian hospitality and is eager to share both the culture and countryside that the Sultan is determined to protect. An ideal destination for guaranteed winter sunshine, Muscat is the perfect base from which to enjoy the spectacular coastline, boasting beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise waters and excellent diving. From here the imposing rugged interior mountain ranges, Al Hajar and Al Jabal al Akhdar, can be easily explored.
You will be met on arrival and taken to your hotel where you have the rest of the day to relax.
You`ll be picked up by a guide this morning to discover the sights of Muscat, including a visit to the Grand Mosque.
Your car hire starts today - you will be driving a 4x4 vehicle. Today you head off on your first drive to the interior of Oman. You might want to visit Seeb, Nakhl and Wadi Bani Auf en route to Nizwa, where you will stay for two nights.
A day at leisure to explore Nizwa and the mountains and forts of the surrounding area.
En route to the desert you can visit Izki and Sanaw, or maybe you'd like to take the most direct route to the desert camp. Those in a 4x4 vehicle can drive all the way in.
Today you can stop at the beautiful Wadi Bani Khalid as part of your journey from the desert to the coast. You stay at the Ras al - Jinz Centre and have time to rest before your evening excursion to the Green Turtle beach.
Today you'll return to Muscat along the coastal road. There are plenty of scenic places to stopping for a picnic lunch, including the fascinating town of Sur. You spend your last night in the city.
You'll drive to the airport today and drop your vehicle off in time for your flight back to London, arriving on the same afternoon.