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Souqs, Deserts, Turtles, and The Best of Oman

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Oman is a land of sizzling deserts, lush plantations, and historic architecture, where sea turtles lay their eggs on pristine beaches and skilled craftsmen tout their ornate wares in bustling souqs. Strike out from the familiarity of home and become true adventurers courtesy of this Escape from THG Holidays: an eight-day tour of Muscat, Nizwa, and Sur, including flights, from £1599 per person (for up to 20% off, based on double occupancy).

What's included?

  • Nine-Day, Eight-Night Oman Tour and Beach Stay
  • Private Escorted Tour in 4x4
  • All Accommodation Included
  • All Entrance Fees Included
  • Various Meals Included
  • Return Flights from Heathrow and Oman Airport Transfers
  • Please Note: Not Valid for Single Travel, You Must Select the '2 Travelers' Option
  • Recommended Packing List

trip details

day 1

Arrive at Muscat International Airport, where your hero's welcome includes a chauffeur-driven ride to your hotel. Overnight in Muscat.

day 2

You and your fellow explorer are driven to Nakhal to visit the Nakhal Fort. A site from the Bani Kharous and Ya'arubah dynasties, it houses traditional furniture, handicrafts and historic relics, and offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Venture into Nakhal village and explore the warm springs and oasis, with views of the date plantations and mountain vista. Continue on to Bilad Sait along the foothills of Jabal Akdhar Mountain, which you cross to arrive in Al Hamra. Here you visit the mud houses before pushing on to Nizwa. Overnight in Nizwa.

day 3

Tour the 17th-century Nizwa Fort; built by Imam Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya'aruba, from the top you can see the entire city. Quest on to Nizwa Souq—known for its handcrafted 'khanjar' (daggers), and beautiful silver jewellery—before heading to the 17th-century Jabrin Castle, with its elaborate decoration, paintings, and Islamic motifs. You'll also stop for a photograph of the UNESCO World Heritage Bahla Fort. Overnight in Nizwa.

day 4

Your daring journey takes you to Ibra, stopping at Sinaw if time permits, and then on to Rumlat Al Wahiba desert. Here you really lead the expedition, taking the wheel of the 4x4 for an exhilarating drive over the dunes. This evening in Ras Al Hadd, you see the green sea turtles laying their eggs on the beach. Overnight in Sur.

day 5

You're driven along the coast, where you'll see the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman and its sugar-soft white beaches. Via the fishing village of Quriyat, you come to Fins beach, where you shake off your intrepid nature with a swim before continuing to 'Wadi Shaab', the 'ravine between cliffs', for a picnic at a small additional cost. Overnight in Muscat at The Chedi Hotel.

days 6, 7, and 8

Take a well-earned break at the five-star Chedi Hotel, where you stay in the Serai Room, complete with 32-inch flat-screen TV, Bose entertainment system, fruit basket, inclusive mini bar, and Wi-Fi. Discover Muscat—home of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, House of Al Bazair Museum, House of Al Baranda Museum, and Royal Opera House Muscat—at your leisure. Overnight in Muscat, at The Chedi Hotel, with breakfast.

day 9

Depart for home from Muscat International Airport with many an exotic tale of derring-do.

Know

This Escape is priced per person, and based on double occupancy. Got a question? Contact our Travel Concierge at escapes.uk@livingsocial.com—be sure to quote the name of the property.

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recommended packing list
  • Passport
  • Travel Insurance
  • Local Currency
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

the fine print

  • This promotion is not valid for single travel. Price based per person based on double occupancy. In order to travel you must select the '2 travelers' option
  • Flight times and transfers are included and will be assigned once your details have been sent (see next point)
  • Within 48 hours of voucher receipt, please contact THG Holidays by email (sales@thgholidays.co.uk) and provide them with the following: Full name, Date of birth , Passport number with expiry date, Home address, Mobile phone number, LivingSocial voucher number
  • Valid for dates purchased only. Dates are non transferrable and non refundable
  • Based upon double occupancy;Offer cannot be combined to extend stay
  • Voucher includes: Nine-Day, Eight-Night Oman Tour and Beach Stay, Private Escorted Tour in 4x4, All Accommodation Included All Entrance Fees Included, Various Meals Included, Return Flights from Heathrow and Oman Airport Transfers
  • Offer cannot be combined to extend stay
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other bookings or promotions
  • Please call 01792 483320 for more information if required
  • Other conditions apply