Oman on Horse Back
Breakfast in the hotel.
Pick up time from the hotel and check out.
Drive to Wadi Bani Khalid. The wadi has clear deep blue waters, where the shade of the palm trees is inviting for a relaxing siesta! Catch a glimpse of the pretty villages scattered all over Wadi Bani Khalid as they cling precariously to the slopes of the rugged mountain-side (Please bring along your swimwear, the clear waters of the Wadi are very inviting! Also please note that light clothing and walking shoes may be more suitable on this trip). Lunch in local restaurant. After lunch, drive to Sur and visit the fishermen’s harbor where you can witness the fishermen in action.
Then drive to Ras Al Hadd – a place known as a breeding ground for Green Turtles. Check in to the hotel and enjoy the private beach and the sunset. After having dinner with the guide, drive to Ras Al Jinz Carapace Research Centre. The center conducts guided excursions every night to view the turtles and witness the nesting process. Watching the turtles’ night dash to the sea is among the most popular tourist activities. After experiencing the beautiful cycle of the turtles, drive back to the resort.
Overnight at Turtle Beach Resort 3* hotel – King Fish Room on HB
Breakfast and checkout from the hotel.
Guest will pick-up from the hotel and proceed on to the Dhow building yard. Dhows are traditional Omani wooden fisher boats that are even today, built by hand. Proceed to visit an Old private house which is converted to a Museum where they will talk about the History of Oman and Zanzibar. Continue via Qalhat where Bibi Miriam’s tomb (photo stop from the main highway) is located.
Proceed to Wadi Tiwi – another spectacularly deep and narrow gorge carved out of the mountains, running between towering cliffs right down to the sea. After visiting the Wadi – proceed to the white beaches of Finns and enjoy a picnic lunch.
Also see the Bimah Sinkhole, a natural hole in the round created by a collapsing mountain. The hole is filled with blue-green sea water. Finally we pass through the village of Quriyat, guarded by its 18th century fort. After the tour, back to Muscat.