Tour Balqees 12 Days Package (Oman North & South)

12 days round trip (North & south Oman) give you opportunity to discover the top high light sightseeing in north & south part of Oman.

Dive deep in sparkling clean blue water pools in wadi bani khalid and wadi shab, spend 2 nights in the silent desert wahiba sands , Cross Range of Al Hajar mountain one of the best geological spot in the world, Visit Grand canyon and Green Mountain, Visit Nizwa the old Capital of Oman ,visit tower tombs 5000 years old, visit the old abandoned villages, and many more sightseeing. kindly read the itinerary for more details.
• Travel in comfort 4x4 Air-Conditioned vehicle
• 4 Dinner and 11 breakfast included
• All fees and taxes Included
• live the local life
• Private Tour
• Pick up and Drop off Hotels, Port (For shore excursions passengers), Airport,

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per adult from

$6,161

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Duration

12 days

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  • What's included :
    • 11x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 12 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • English Speaking guide
    • Private Tour
    • Pick up and drop off your location in Muscat
    • Entry/Admission - Nakhal Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Jebel Shams
    • Entry/Admission - Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon
    • Entry/Admission - Misfat al Abreyeen
    • Entry/Admission - Nizwa Souk
    • Entry/Admission - Birkat Al Mouz Ruins
    • Entry/Admission - Zukait Tombs
    • Entry/Admission - Wadi Shab
    • Entry/Admission - Rock Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Al Balid Archeological Site
    • Entry/Admission - Al Mughsail Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Taqah Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Sumhuram Old City
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Nizwa fort entrance fees
    • Entry/Admission - Nizwa Fort Oman

  • Day 1: Muscat-Nakhal- Wadi Bani Awf- Balad sayt-Jabal Shams (The Grand Canyon of Oman)

    Stop At: Nakhal Fort, Wilayat Nakhal, Nakhl 323 Oman
    In the morning we will leave Muscat towards Nakhal, here you can visit the beautiful Nakhal Fortress located at the foothills of the mountains in a nice town which grows extensive date palm plantations. This magnificent 1500 years old fortress rises out of the mountain rock towering high above the ancient village, as if still warning would-be attackers of its ominous strength. It has witnessed many battles and is packed full of hidden escape routes and secret passages.
    You can stroll around inside of this restored fortress and visit all the rooms which have been nicely decorated in the original old style. The view from the top of the fortress over the mountains and green date plantations is outstanding.
    From there we visit the hot spring the spring is tucked away among date farms a couple of kilometers from Nakhal fort, and it flows year round with warm mineral water collected in the site pools. Several chairs and shades are provided in the “picnic area” near the pool.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Wadi Bani Awf, Wadi Bani Awf, Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate
    From there we continue our trip to Wadi Bani Awf, the road leads us through the Wadi, we will pass by impressive Wadi Canyons (Snake Canyon) and several villages the most beautiful village there is Balad sayt. Its surround by the mountains from all direction.
    Then we drive up the Mountain, this mountain road drive up to the Jebel Shams 3009 Meters (the grand canyon of Oman) it's one of the most adventurous road in Oman, offering existing off road experience and fantastic views.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Jebel Shams, Al Hamra Oman
    . This mountain road drive up to the Jebel Shams 3009 Meters (the grand canyon of Oman) it's one of the most adventurous road in Oman, offering existing off road experience and fantastic views.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Resort In Jabal Shams

    Day 2: Jabal Shams- Wadi Ghul- Al Hamra- Misfat Al Abriyeen- Nizwa

    Stop At: Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon, Al Hamra Oman
    From there we drive towards Wadi Ghul the village of Wadi Ghul 2000 years old located at the foot of Mountain Ghul and can be seen on your way to Jabal Shams has been abandoned by its inhabitants and no one remained in, it has been built of solid stones.
    from there we drive into Wadi Nakhar its beautiful sites, spectacular view which derives its name from the local word (necrosis), which means the process of rock sculpture «erosion» as the water of this valley formed during the time periods.

    Wadi Al Nakhar is one of the deepest valleys in Oman because of its geographical characteristics. The great gap in Jabal Shams is considered to be the most important source of water, since its large opening leads to valleys and reefs that form the valley of Al Nakhar
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Misfat al Abreyeen, Al Hamra Oman
    From There Visit the ancient town of Al Hamra then short drive to Misfath Al Abriyeen. This pictures village lies on a steep slope at the foot of Jebel Shams, and consists of old homes and narrow streets.it has falaj system for many orchards, date palms and vegetables. It is worth to spend sometimes walking around the village.
    From There we drive to Nizwa

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Al Dyar Hotel Nizwa

    Day 3: Nizwa Fort & old Market – Jabal Akhdar (Green Mountain) -Birkat Al Mouz -Nizwa

    Stop At: Nizwa Souk, City Center Close to the fort, Nizwa 611 Oman
    We will visit the famous Nizwa Souq (market). A wide variety of vendors offer their goods in the streets of the souk from, Here you can find , vegetables, pottery, jewelry, handicrafts, Omani sweet (Halwa), Dates spice , and souvenirs which are sold in authentic old market halls that few places can boast. Especially interesting is the Friday cattle market, when the locals from the nearby Villages come to sell their, goats, cattle, sheep and chickens in a circus style open market place.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Nizwa Fort Oman, Nizwa Oman
    Next to the Souq is Oman Fortress. The fort is a museum today and offers splendid views of this ancient town and the surrounding mountains. You can walk around in this impressive fortress and visit its many rooms, passages and towers. The fort is an architectural testimony to the economic and military achievements of the early Yaruba dynasty from the mid-17th century. It was a military stronghold designed to withstand even the strongest of attacks at the time. Even along the corridors, many traps were laid to deter any intruders that might have penetrated the defenses.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Jabal Akhdar, Jabal Akhdar, Nizwa, Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate
    From Nizwa drive up to t Jabal akhdar its knowing as (Green Mountain) it is considered one of the most scenic areas in Oman, it is a part of Al Hajar Mountain Range. Jebel Akhdar has so called because of the presence of green terraced gardens surrounding the village's .A variety of fruits like pomegranates, apricot, apple, olives, Grape, Rose, Peaches, and Walnut. Are grown here, There are interesting walks in Wadi Bani Habib, Shrejah, Al Ain and Al Aqur.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Birkat Al Mouz Ruins, Nizwa Oman
    After green Mountain visit birkat Al Mauz, It has a large Falaj system which supplies water date palms and vegetables for many orchards; it's listed to the UNICCO the world heritage and culture. It is worth to spend walking around the village.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Al Dyar Hotel Nizwa

    Day 4: Nizwa- Zukait Tower Tomps- Ibar- Al Mudhaireb - wahiba Sands

    Stop At: Zukait Tombs, Oman
    Today on the way to the desert we will stop in the village of Zukait cylindrical tombs date back to the third millennium BC. Located on a hilltop in the Al Dakhiliyah region, they are made of mountain rock stacked to create a distinctive beehive shape.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ibra, Ibra, Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate
    From There we will visit the old ancient Village of Ibra, which is old over 1000 years.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Al Qabil, Al Qabil, Al Buraimi Governorate
    From Ibra we will stop in Al Mudhaireb, you can walk a bit uphill where you will be within the ruins of the old village of Al Mudhaireb. The ruins are quite interesting and you can explore the area, but if you keep going uphill you will see one of the many watchtowers of Al Mudhaireb. The view from that watchtower is quite nice and once there you will see that there are half a dozen other watchtowers in Al Mudhaireb.
    Historically, each quarter of the village had its own watchtower to warn the residents from attacks from other villages/quarters, and there would have been an old quarter under or near-by to each of these watchtowers.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Wahiba Sands, Wahiba Sands, Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate
    From there we continue our trip to our camp in the desert Wahiba Sand, where you relax or take part in an adventurous 4x4 drive in the sand dunes. Then we will watch the stunning sunset of the desert in one of the big sand dunes. We finish the day with buffet dinner at the camp.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camp in Wahiba Sands ( Safari Desert Camp)

    Day 5: Wahiba Sands- Wadi Bani Khalid - Sur- Ras Al Had

    Stop At: Wadi Bani Khalid, Wadi Bani Khalid, Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate
    Today after buffet breakfast we will take you to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the biggest and most beautiful Wades in Oman. Here you can swim in 9 meters depth sparkling clear water pools, sunbath, relax in the beautiful scenic Wadi canyon
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sur, Sur, Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate
    , from there we continue our trip to Sur, we will take you for a small city tour in Sur we will show you the Dhow Factory and old ship we take you to the old part from Sur where you can see most of the houses there designed by the wooden doors and windows, from There we drive to Ras Al Hadd, at 08:00 PM after the dinner start off to watch the turtles
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Turtle beach resort

    Day 6: Ras al Had - Wadi Shab- Ras Al Had

    Stop At: Wadi Shab, 50km West of Sur, Sur 411 Oman
    Today we drive towards Wadi Shab. This Wadi is an enormous canyon gorge that is lined with palm trees and impressive indications of what the power of the water coming down from the mountains can do in nature. With a 45 minute hike up through the canyon Wadi (walking shoes is required) we arrive at one of several crystal clear water pools. Tourists can swim on through the warm waters from pool to pool. Eventually we come to the last pool where an opening among the enormous rocks allows us to swim into an incredible crevice cave with a small waterfall. Inside, the sunlight filters in from the outside, turning the water into a beautiful turquoise blue whilst water showers down one side of the cave from the Wadi beyond.

    from there back to your hotel In Ras al Had
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Turtle beach Resort

    Day 7: Ras Al Had - Al Ashkharah - Ras Al Rways (white Dunes)- Muhut- Al duqm

    Stop At: Al Ashkharah, Al Ashkharah, Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate
    After breakfast we start driving to south through Muscat Salalah Coastal Road, we will pass many sea villages and the largest and the most beautiful one is Al Ashkharah fishing village that will depend on fishing. We will visit Al Ashkharah port, there you will see many fisher men's returning from the sea with huge quantities of fish and seafood.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Oman, Oman
    Africa, India and other parts of the African continent, carrying Omani products and returning with goods that were not in Oman that time.
    From Muhut drive to Duqm Where you will stay over night

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: City Hotel Duqm

    Day 8: Duqm- Ras Madrakah Beach and View point- Duqm Rock Garden - Duqm

    Stop At: Duqm, Duqm, Al Wusta Governorate
    After breakfast at your hotel, continue your journey to Ras Madrakah moderate weather throughout the year, represented in the mountainous and rocky formations overlooking the Arabian Sea on one side and the soft golden sand on the other side, you can have walk in golden sands there or swim in the beautiful sea.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Rock Garden, Al Wasta Governorate, Duqm Oman
    From Ras Madrakah Back to AD Duqum its famous of its geological attractions for the world. It’s known as the Rock Garden Duqm, it’s an area of 3 square kilometer made of sand stones rocks and limestone, which was created in an underground water aquifer around more than Forty Six million years ago. Rock Garden is a Great piece of nature’s Art work. This Rock garden is full of anonymous rocks with different shapes, position, standing .Formed in unusual shapes, rounds rocks, big piece of rock standing on a small piece of stone stand and some seem like statues of animals. This site is one of the top twenty five sites of Sultanate of Oman’s geological scientific importance.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: City Hotel Duqm

    Day 9: Al Duqm- Al Jazir- Ash Shuwaymiyyah-Salalah

    Stop At: Lakabi, Oman
    leave your hotel in the morning towards Al Jazir Most of the state's industries came from its location on the Arabian Sea, where the inhabitants of the state practice a variety of crafts and industries, including the manufacture of paddles and the manufacture of fishing nets and other industries such as the specialties and the industries of some tools of animal skins, pink pools one of the high light in Al Jazir. Visit the pink lake in Al Jazir, its one of the stunning lake its located 7 KM from al Jazir downtown
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ash Shuwaymiyyah, Oman
    From Al Jazir we will drive to Al Shuwaymiyyah it’s a fishing village along the Arabian sea Visit Wadi Ash Shuwaymiyyah This deep valley, carved by nature out of the surrounding land, plunges towards a rock-strewn coastline with dramatic cliffs as a backdrop.From Ash Shuwaymiyyah drive to Salalah.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Salalah Beach resort

    Day 10: Salalah west tour (Al Balid - Al Mugsail beach–Job Tomb)- Salalah

    Stop At: Al Balid Archeological Site, Sultan Quaboos Street, Salalah 211 Oman
    Today we start the day visiting Khwar Al Balid This lagoon takes its name from the ancient city which lies on the banks of this lagoon. The lagoon flanks the city on the east and north. In ancient times, this lagoon was connected to the sea and used as a natural port due to its depth in some parts.
    The region is currently on the World Heritage List and the khawr is protected. The importance of this place lies in its combination of archaeology, history and nature. The archaeological park is considered to be the first of its kind in the Sultanate, serving to protect natural resources, attract tourists to the site and inform people of this important ancient city in the Governorate of Dhofar.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Al Mughsail Beach, Salalah Oman
    Then visit Almugsil Beach it's a beautiful and charming beach, characterized by its serene, white sand, and a tourist destination frequented by tourists from all over the country especially during the monsoon, and the Blowholes attracted the peoples when the strong fast waves crush the rocks.
    from there visit job tomb then back to your hotel, in the evening process to the city center Visit al Hafa Market have dinner there and come back to your hotel

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Salalah Beach Resort

    Day 11: Salalah-Rub Al Khali ( Empty Quarter) Al Shisr (the lost city) wadi dawkah frankincense garden- Salalah

    Stop At: Oman, Oman
    Today we drive towards Rub Al Khali (Empty quarter) The Rub' al Khali is the largest contiguous sand desert in the world, encompassing most of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula. The desert covers some 650,000 km2 (250,000 sq mi) including parts of Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. It is part of the larger Arabian Desert. Wherever you look, you will see tall sand orange dunes and crystal stone that have been toned due to erosion..
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Oman, Oman
    From Rub Al Khali on the way back to Salalah we will visit Al shisr (the lost city) One of the sites of Al Luban (Frankincense) Road, which is part of the World Heritage Sites in the Sultanate of Oman, is located in the province of Dhofar the state of Thamrit, the capital of the Badia (Najd Dhofar). It is at the southern end of the desert of the Empty Quarter. Evidence suggests that the site has been inhabited since the Stone Age.
    Exploration and excavation work at Al-Shisr site revealed the existence of an ancient archaeological city (believed to be the city of "Erm" which is mentioned by God in the Holy Quran, the land of the people of Hood who did not create the same in the country as mentioned in the Qur'anic text) Continuous exploration of this important archaeological site. This archaeological site was discovered in 1990 by a group of archaeologists and was included in the World Heritage Organization for the most important

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Oman, Oman
    From Al Shisr to Wadi Dawkah, Wadi Dawkah is located in the Najd area behind the northern slopes of the Dhofar mountain range, 35 km north of Salalah city, and extends north towards the state of Thumrait.
    It is one of the growth areas of the frankincense trees in Dhofar Governorate. It is a natural reserve for large frankincense trees and it is listed in the World Heritage and culture UNESCO.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Salalah Beach Resort

    Day 12: Salalah East Tour - Taqah – Khor Rori (Sumhuram)- Wadi Darbat-Mirbat- Salalah

    Stop At: Taqah Castle, Taqah, Salalah 211 Oman
    In the morning we start new exciting day we will drive towards Taqah, its cemetery Mazoon al-Mashani, the mother of Sultan Qaboos, is buried. Under identical marble gravestones an uncle and a grandfather of the Sultans are buried.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Oman, Oman
    from there continue your journey to Wadi Darbat Offering majestic views of the lakes, mountains, caves, wildlife and waterfalls, Wadi Darbat is surely a paradise for nature lovers and history enthusiasts. Watching the crystal clear water cascading down the 100 meter waterfall surrounded by lush greenery is surely a delight. Close to the waterfall are many natural cave chambers with stalagmites and old stalactites
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Mirbat, Mirbat, Dhofar Governorate
    From there continue your journey to Mirbat coastal town in the Dhofar governorate, Mirbat (Moscha) was involved in the export of frankincense in ancient times, to places as far as China. In ancient times Mirbat was the capital of Dhofar, with an income derived from the frankincense trade and from breeding Arabian horses, visit port of Mirbat and walk along old houses of Mirbat.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sumhuram Old City, 49 Sumhuram Street, Salalah 211 Oman
    from there continue your journey to Khor Rori reports that the town of Sumhuram was founded on royal initiative and settled by Hadhrami emigrants. The Dhofar region was the main source of frankincense in the ancient period, and it seems likely that the foundation of the settlement by the Hadhramaut was in part motivated by wish to control the production of this valuable commodity.
    The excavations have uncovered the ground plan of the settlement and have attested maritime contacts with the Ḥaḑramite homeland, India and the Mediterranean. It was inscribed in 2000, along with other sites along the Incense Route in Oman, as part of the World Heritage site "Land of Frankincense".

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Salalah Beach Resort
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up all travelers from any place in Muscat:HotelsPortAirport Residence Airports
    • Seeb Airport, Oman
    Ports
    • Sultan Qaboos Port, Muscat, Oman
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Discover Oman Tours

Activity ID: V-118090P43

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