DAY 1: Muscat - Qurayat - Tiwi - Wadi Shab - Sur (L, D)
8:30am- Travel from Muscat to Qurayat (Sinkhole Park) 1 hour drive. You will take about 1 hour to walk around the park that was built around the sinkhole. There you will be able to witness a natural work of art, learn more about the area, as well as hear the all the folklore stories surrounding it.
From there you will travel to the tiny fishing village of Tiwi, where you will learn more about its history and learn much about Omani families.
11:00am- After a break for light snacks and juice, it's off to Wadi Shab for a hike through this spectacular canyon to the sea for a swim that will take your breath away from the beauty around you. There will be a place for you to change to bathing suits at the beginning (Modest swimwear is recommended and bikinis should be avoided). The hike is relatively easy and will take approximately 40 minutes one way. Swimming is highly recommended to fully enjoy the full experience. Life jackets and assistance are offered to swimmers and non-swimmers alike.
2:00pm- Lunch at a local spot will be rice with chicken, beef or vegetables.
Following Lunch, you will rest for few hours in the town of Sur. Those that are lodging in a hotel will be offered to be taken to their hotel to rest, while everyone else can join the group on the beach were you will be able to relax, maybe nap a little, or play some football on the golden beaches of Sur.
6:30pm- Dinner is provided in Sur, which is a fishing town, therefore it's highly recommend that you try some of the freshly caught fish.
8:30pm- At Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, you will wait for approximately 30 minutes until they locate the turtle nesting at the reserve beach. When a turtle is located, the group will be sent to the location to watch from up close. The most common nesting season for the turtles is from May to August. Other parts of the year are considered low season, and on some occasions, no turtles are found.
10:00pm- At the end of the day, you will be sent off to your hotel or, if camping, you will be joining the group at of the coasts of Sharqiya (East Coast).
Day 2: Sur - Muscat (B, L)
8:00am- Breakfast is provided in the hotel and at the campsite. Usually most hotels in Oman provide an English breakfast buffet. At the campsite you will have a variety of options including pancakes, cheese, eggs, bread, tea, and juice.
9:00am- Start exploring the city of Sur by visiting the fish market and the old market. You will take a look at some of Sur’s highlights and learn about what makes the city of Sur such a unique destination in Oman.
12:00pm- Transfer from Sur back to Muscat. Your expected arrival time is 2:30–3:00pm with lunch being served on the way.
All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.