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Day 01 : Muscat / Nakhal / Bilad Sait / Al Hamra / Nizwa 
 
After breakfast 0800 hrs you will meet your tour guide and the drivers will escort you to the waiting 4 wheel drive which you will board for a soft adventure tour.  Arrive at Nakhal and visit the Nakhal Fort. This fort once served the Imams of Bani Kharous and the Ya'arubah dynasty. After recent restoration work carried out, it is refurbished with the traditional furniture, handicrafts and historic relics.  The ceilings, the doors and the windows are decorated with beautiful carvings. The view from the roof-top is very impressive and offers a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. The old village of Nakhal, which nestles below the fort, gradually leads to the famous warm springs of Nakhal situated at the end of an attractive Oasis. Relax by the side of the shallow waters of the springs surrounded by lush green date plantations and steep mountain peaks. After the visit proceed to Bilad Sait through the foot hills of Jabal Akdhar Mountain. Cross the mountain and arrive at Al Hamra.  Visit the old mud houses at al Hamra and proceed to Nizwa. 
 
Overnight stay at Falaj Daris Hotel
 
 
 
Day 02 : Full Day at Nizwa
 
After breakfast at 0800 hrs you will drive to the Oasis city of Nizwa and then continue on a tour of the Nizwa fort with its enormous round tower built in the 17th century built by Imam Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya'aruba to defend the route to the interior. The fort dominates the entire area with the town having grown around the edifice. Access to the top is possible only by means of a narrow, twisting staircase barred by heavy wooden doors, studded with metal. From the top of the tower one can get a bird's eye view of the Nizwa city. From here you will proceed to the Nizwa Souq which is renowned for its intricately hand-carved Khanjar and ornately designed silver Jewelry. Here on a Friday a unique goat and cattle auction is held. The atmosphere here is electric.  Continue your drive to the Jabrin castle en-route to Nizwa. The castle, the finest of Oman's castles built in the late 17th Century, which became a seat of Omani learning .This castle has extremely well planned layouts with rooms for the wali, the ladies room, the kitchen, the majlis etc. Most of the ceilings are decorated with beautiful paintings with Islamic motifs. The view from the top of the castle is really mesmerizing. You will stop en-route at the Bahla Fort for a photograph of the fort which is listed under the UNESCO’s list of world heritage site. After the visit drive back to the hotel.  
 
Lunch at a local restaurant ( own expense)
Overnight stay at Falaj Daris Hotel
 
 
 
Day 03 : Nizwa / Sinaw / Ibra / Wahiba Sands / Sur 
 
After breakfast you will check-out and proceed to Ibra. You will meet your 4 wheel drivers who will escort you to the waiting 4 wheel drive which you will embark for a 2 days soft adventure tour. Time permitting you will stop at the old town of Sinaw. After local lunch you will proceed to the great desert of Oman known as “Rumlat Al Wahiba” where our expert driver will give you the thrill of driving over the undulating dunes. After enjoying the dune driving, you will bid goodbye to the inhabitants of the desert to proceed to the town of Sur. You will check-in at Sur Plaza hotel.  Evening after dinner proceed to Ras Al Hadd to see the green back turtles coming to the beach to lay eggs. After spending some time here you will drive back to the hotel.
 
Lunch at own expense in local restaurant
 
Overnight stay at the Sur Plaza Hotel.
 
 
 
Day 04 : Sur / Wadi Shaab / Quriyat / Muscat 
 
Breakfast the hotel. At 0830 hrs you will be met by your guide in the lobby who will escort you to the waiting 4 wheel drive which you will embark to proceed to Muscat. You will drive along the coast to arrive at 'Wadi Shaab ', Shaab in Arabic, literally means 'Ravine between Cliffs Proceed to the white beach where you could take the opportunity of swimming in the Omani Waters. After spending some time here, continue your drive along the coast line which offers breath taking glimpses of the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman that offsets pristine white beaches . You will drive past the port of Quriyat which is still guarded by a watch tower dating back to 1635. You will arrive in Muscat at approx 1700 hrs.
 
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