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OMAN To find out more visit Oman: Arabian Adventure 7 nights from £1899 Including optional travel insurance or from £1872 without insurance Uncover the intriguing mix of rich heritage and modern day living, from bustling souqs to contemporary architecture, as you journey through Oman's ancient cities, vast deserts and dramatic mountain ranges. § Ancient sites Your tour includes · VIP door-to-door travel service ­ please call for details · 6 nights in hotels and 1 in flight · 17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners Excursions and visits Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque visit Meet a Bedouin family Souq visits Sunset dune walk Explore Nakhal Fort and hot springs Stay at Ras Al Jinz turtle reserve Wadi Bani Khalid pools G G G G G G G G The impressive Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. G G G Seeb Nakhal Fort Muscat Al Hamra Bahla Fort Jabreen Castle Birkat Al Mouz Nizwa Wadi Bani Khalid G Plus all this... Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Porterage at all hotels Tourist visa**. Wadi Shab Sur Ras Al Jinz Oman Wahiba Sands nights in hotel The turquoise pools of Wadi Shab. ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1. UK-Muscat, Oman. Fly overnight to Muscat. Day 2. Muscat. Arrive in Muscat early in the morning for a two-night stay. Sitting on the Gulf of Oman, Muscat is a beautifully preserved port city that contrasts historic character with contemporary architecture. D Day 3. Muscat. After breakfast set off on an included city tour, the highlight of which will be the Grand Mosque, a modern architectural wonder built for Sultan Qaboos to mark his 30th year of reign. From here visit the Bait Al Zubair museum, the Al Alam Palace, and the Muttrah Souq ­ one of the oldest marketplaces in the Arab world. B, D Day 4. Muscat-Nizwa. Begin your journey to the historic town of Nizwa. En route stop at the Seeb fish market and visit an Amouage perfumery. Next stop at the Nakhal Fort. After climbing the sand coloured walls, take in the panoramic views and then head down to the Nakhal hot springs for a relaxing soak. Arrive in Nizwa for a two-night stay. B, L, D Day 5. Nizwa. Today enjoy a full day of sightseeing, first visiting Bahla Fort, the only fort in the world to be granted UNESCO-listing, and then explore Jabreen Castle, admiring the impressive Omani woodcarvings. Travel north to the village of Al Hamra to see the wonderfully preserved mudbrick houses, and the ruined village of Tanuf. B, L, D Day 6. Nizwa-Wahiba Sands. Today visit Nizwa Fort and explore the bustling Nizwa Souq, selling a myriad of goods, including silverware for which the city is famed. Drive to the Wahiba Sands, pausing at Birkat Al Mouz, two ruined towns surrounded by banana plantations. Spend the evening with a Bedouin family, learning about their nomadic lifestyle, before a sunset dune walk. Stay overnight in a luxury authentic Bedouin tent. B, L, D Day 7. Wahiba Sands-Ras Al Jinz. Set off for the east coast, stopping at Wadi Bani Khalid, a picturesque valley with turquoise pools. Continue on to the Ras Al Jinz, a world renowned nesting location for the endangered green turtle, where you'll stay overnight. Take a guided walk to the beach to see where the females return to the beach to lay their eggs. B, L, D Please note: The peak season for turtle nesting is May to September, and sightings cannot be guaranteed. "This is the Middle East's best kept secret. Expect to camp under the stars, wander amongst the evocative aromas of a bazaar and learn how to make coffee, Bedouin style." Ellis, Expert Holiday Creator per person on selected departures Prices from: Sep 17, 2019 1949 1899 Oct 8 2049 1999 Jan 21, 2020 1949 1899 Mar 24 2049 Oct 13 2049 Rooms for sole occupancy from £2248 Oman: Arabian Adventure. Holiday code: OMN01. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing and may only be available for a limited number of bookings. Prices may change and current prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £27 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 235 for details. SAVE up to £100 Day 8. Ras Al Jinz-Muscat-UK. Depart this morning for Sur. Stop at the local market to watch the fisherman unload the catch of the day, and then explore the Dhow shipyard where authentic wooden ships are still built. Continue to Wadi Shab, a popular valley where locals come to swim in the fresh water pools. Transfer to Muscat this afternoon for your return flight to the UK. B, L. Accommodation... Al Falaj Hotel (4*), Muscat · Falaj Daris Hotel (3*), Nizwa · 1000 Nights Camp (3*), Wahiba Sands · Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve (3*). **Tourist visa for full British citizens resident in the UK. See the Essential Information for details. Extend your holiday Salalah 3 nights.. After your tour extend your holiday with a three-night stay at the locally rated 4-star Hilton Salalah Resort. Please call for details. Getting You There Prices are based on Oman Air from Heathrow. Please enquire for regional flights and alternative airline options. · Ask about our great value upgrades to Premium Economy or Business Class · Remember, wherever you are in the UK, our VIP travel service means we will get you to the airport for no extra cost! To book, please visit your Travel Agent 81