In the morning we’ll leave Muscat towards Nizwa there we’ll visit the famous Nizwa Souq (market), a wide variety of vendors offering their goods in the streets of the souk from, here you can find, vegetables, pottery, jewelry, handicrafts, Omani sweets (Halwa), Dates spice, and souvenirs which are sold in authentic old market halls that few places can boast, especially interesting is the Friday cattle market when the locals from the nearby villages come to sell their, goats, cattle, sheep, and chickens in a circus style open market place.
Next to the Souq is Nizwa Fortress. The fort is a museum today and offers splendid views of this ancient town and the surrounding mountains. You can walk around in this impressive fortress and visit many rooms, passages, and towers. The fort is an architectural testimony to the economic and military achievements of the early Yaruba dynasty from the mid-17th century. It was a military stronghold designed to withstand even the strongest of attacks at the time, even along the corridors, many traps were laid to deter any intruders that might have penetrated the defenses.
From there we heading towards Al Haqaf its geological nature protected organisms and fungi plastered plains, sand dunes, high hills, and rocky slopes. Oman’s geological history has its own clues in the Alhaqaf area. The massive glacial rock in Khalifa represents a historical period in which Oman was part of the continent of Johnwana during the great ice age. The fossils of fossilized trees on the banks of a dry old river show the remains of tropical forests.
Overnight camping in Alhaqaf area under the stars.
Day 2 Alhaqaf – Rub Alkhali (Camping)
from Al Haqaf we drive towards Al Ghaba lunch in Al Ghaba then we drive towards the north of Empty quarter The surface of the desert is covered by reddish-orange colored sand dunes, which reach approximately 300 meters high, and several lake beds. It is believed that the lake beds were originally shallow lakes formed by monsoon rains thousands of years ago, and only lasted for a few years.
Rub’ Al Khali, as one of the most significant sand seas in the world, has been featured in several international films, such as Star Ward.
Overnight camping in Rub Al Khali under the stars
Day 3 Rub Alkhali – Rub Alkhali Camping)
leave your camping place on the way to your next camping place you are going to cross many dunes enjoy the desert silence and high dunes you will pass the third-highest dune in Rub Al Khali, here is the challenge start, climbing this dune, having a picnic near this dune, after the picnic continue your journey to your next camping place.
Overnight camping in Rub Al Khali
Day 4 Rub AlKhali – Fahud – Bahla (hotel)
From Rub Al Khali drive toward Bahla visit Jabreen castle, Jabreen Castle (The castle was originally designed as a presidential palace in 1670 by Balarab bin Sultan bin Saif Ya’arubi Dynasty, An extensive renovation was carried out in 1984. The interior includes various furniture and traditional utensils to provide visitors with a taste of the period castle lifestyle, the building itself is decorated with elaborate wood carvings. ceiling paintings, and stucco work.
Overnight in Bahla (hotel)
Day 5 Bahlal – Alhamra – Misfat -Wadi Bani Auf- Muscat
Leave your hotel in Bahla towards Misfath Al Abreyen, this spectacular village lies on a steep slope at the foot of Jebel Shams and consists of old homes and narrow streets.it has a falaj system for many orchards, date palms, and vegetables, it’s worth spending some time walking around the village, then we visit the ancient village of Al Hamra.
We continue our journey driving to Wadi Bani Awf, this mountain road drive is an exciting off-road experience and offers fantastic views into dramatic canyons and Wadis, as it winds down several K.M before connecting with Wadi Bani Awf. Once we reach the Valley (Wadi Bani Awf), the road leads us through the Wadi while passing numerous small villages, from the end of the Wadi then we drive back to Muscat.
STARTING TIME: 08:00 AM
TOUR TYPE: PRIVATE
ALL EQUIPMENT’S FOR CAMPING ALONG WITH FOOD AND BEVERAGES IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE