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The Sultanate of Oman

  • Destination: Africa & Middle East, Oman

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  • THIS TOUR IS RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 2021.
  • Double Occupancy: $5795 | Single Occupancy: $7395
  • Deluxe & Luxury (4★ & 5★) accommodations
  • Activity level: Adventurous
  • ADDITIONAL: International Air Routing: USA – Muscat (MCT) – USA

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Day 1

WED OCT 21, 2020 • Depart USA

Depart the USA on any regularly scheduled flight to Muscat, Oman.
Day 2

THU OCT 22 • Arrive in Muscat

Upon arrival in the port city of Muscat, a car service will be waiting for a transfer to the The Chedi Hotel.

Hotel: The Chedi ★★★★★
Room: Serai Room


Day 3

FRI OCT 23 • Dolphin & Whale Watching

Watch for dolphins and whales today on our tour from Bandar Marina. Common in the coastal waters off Muscat’s rugged shoreline, this morning should be one to remember. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon.

Hotel: The Chedi ★★★★★
Room: Serai Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 4

SAT OCT 24 • Muscat | Muhtrah Fish Market & Souq

Explore the essentials of Muscat, a traditional culture with a modern city center. Tour the Grand Mosque*, Royal Opera House, and Bait al Zubair Museum as you learn the history and development of the city. Next, shop the fabulous Mutrah Fish Market and colorful souq before snapping a photo of the official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, flanked by 16th c. Portuguese forts.
*Visitors must be fully covered wrists to ankles; ladies must wear a scarf covering hair and neck.

Hotel: The Chedi ★★★★★
Room: Serai Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 5

SUN OCT 25 • Bimah Sinkhole | Wadi Shab | Sur | Ras al Jinz

A breath-taking coastal drive takes us to the Bimah Sinkhole. Then, relax in the aquamarine pools and marvel at the waterfalls, and terraced plantations of Wadi Shab – one of the most beautiful spots in Oman. Winding through mountainous terrain, we arrive in Sur at the Dhow Factory to discover how artisans use centuries-old techniques to build traditional Arabian ships. This evening we take a stroll along the beach to watch the giant green turtles laying their eggs under the light of the moon.

Hotel: Ras al Jinz Reserve ★★★★
Room: Carapace Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6

MON OCT 26 • Wadi Bani Khalid | Wahiba Sands | Al Wasil

Swim in the clear blue waters of Wadi Bani Khalid and picnic in the lush greenery around the clear natural spring. An exhilarating drive across the vast dunes of the Wahiba Sands takes us to our encampment for an unforgettable night under the stars enjoying traditional Arabic and Omani cuisine and hospitality.

Hotel: Desert Night Camp, Al Wasil ★★★★★
Room: Superior
Meals: Breakfast


Day 7

TUE OCT 27 • Bedouin Experience | Ibra | Birkat Al Mouz | Nizwa

Sip a traditional Bedouin coffee in a Bedouin home. As nomads of the desert, these people have a fascinating lifestyle. After, we wander the old villages of Ibra, gawking at the old architecture. Then, we promenade through the lush green date plantations in the beautiful village of Birkat al Mauz. Our day ends in Nizwa, birthplace of Islam in Oman.

Hotel: Golden Tulip Nizwa Hotel ★★★★★
Room: Superior
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8

WED OCT 28 • Al Hamra | Wadi Nakhr | Jebel Shams

Tour the Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Al Hamra and see the 400-year-old mud houses still occupied today. Experience the authentic Omani lifestyle in Bait Al Safah, a living history museum. We stop at Wadi Nakhr, a farming village in the mountains, before we reach Jabal Shams and the gorgeous vistas of the Great Canyon of Oman.

Hotel: Golden Tulip Nizwa Hotel ★★★★★
Room: Superior
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9

THU OCT 29 • Nizwa | Bahla | Jabrin

Tour the famous Round Tower Fort of Nizwa followed by a visit to the souq. Purchase some silver jewelry or hand-carved khanjars (daggers). Then, explore outside the city to Bahla, a town encircled by a winding wall and UNESCO protected fort. Jabrin, another nearby town, houses the finest castle in Oman complete with ornate ceiling paintings and beautifully executed woodcarvings.

Hotel: The Chedi, Muscat ★★★★★
Room: Serai Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10

FRI OCT 30 • Departure

Say goodbye as we transfer to the airport for our return flight home.

Rates

Rates Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Per Person $5795 $7395

Special Notes

Single Occupancy rates can be avoided if you wish to me matched with another single traveler who also wishes to share. If no share is available, the single rate will apply.

Rates are based on current rates and currency exchange rates at the time of publishing the tour online.

Rates are subject to change until final payment has been made. Rates are based on a minimum participation and if the minimum participation is not met rates may need to be revised.

Inclusions
  • All accommodations as stated in the itinerary
  • Breakfast and lunch daily, excluding travel days
  • Land transfers as required by the itinerary
  • Sightseeing excursions and entry fees, as stated in the itinerary
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Coda Tours Representative with minimum participation
  • Pre-departure assistance and Information Portfolio from Coda Tours
Not Included

International airfare and baggage fees; Passport or visa fees (a visa is required for entry into Oman); Trip cancellation and Interruption insurance (highly recommended); Gratuities for local guides, escorts, Coda Tour Manager, driver, etc.; Items of a personal nature (laundry, phone calls, drinks, WiFi, etc.)

Travel Tips

Airfare

Lufthansa/United, Qatar, Delta/KLM, Emirates are among airlines that can be used to book international airfare for this tour. We recommend booking at least 7 months in advance if you want to use Frequent Flyer.

Travel Documents

A valid passport is required for international travel and must be valid for 6 months after the return date of travel. A visa is also required for travel to Oman and must be pre-arranged. A short stay visa for 10 days is $40 per passport. Coda Tours will arrange the visa for the group or individual arrivals. The processing cost is $60 per person, including the $40 visa fee.

Health

The Center for Disease Control suggests that all travelers make sure they are up to date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. Measles vaccination is especially important when traveling to this area.

Minimums

All departures are guaranteed on a minimum number of participants. A Coda Tour Manager will accompany a tour also based on a minimum number of participants. This tour can be operated as a Private Tour, can be customized and repriced based on a final itinerary. Rates are based on a minimum participation, if the minimum is not met, rates may need to be revised.

Pre-Departure Information

A complete portfolio of pre-departure information will be mailed to you approximately three weeks prior to departure.