Day 1 Muscat -Sinkhole- Wadi Shab- Sur- Ras Al Hadd
The tour departs from Muscat in the morning towards Ras Al Hadd, our first stop Bimmah sinkhole (swimming in the sinkhole lake is possible) Bimmah Sinkhole a water-filled depression, structurally a sinkhole, in the limestone of eastern Muscat Governorate in Oman, a lake of turquoise waters, it’s 50 m by 70 m wide and approximately 20 m deep, it’s only 600 m away from the sea, between the coastal towns of Dibab and Bimmah village, the sinkhole was formed by a collapse of the surface layer due to the dissolution of the underlying limestone, to preserve the sinkhole, the local municipality developed a park there.
Then we drive towards Wadi Shab, this Wadi is an enormous canyon gorge that is lined with palm trees and impressive indications of what the power of the water coming down from the mountains can do in nature with a 45-minute hike up through the canyon Wadi (walking shoes is required), we arrive at one of crystal clear water pools, tourists can swim through the warm waters from pool to pool, eventually, we come to the last pool where an opening among the enormous rocks allows us to swim into an incredible crevice cave with a small waterfall inside, the sunlight filters in from the outside, turning the water into a beautiful turquoise blue whilst water showers down one side of the cave from the Wadi beyond.
The tour continues to the City of Sur, the famous Arabian Dhow Factory, where you can see traditional wooden Dhows being built, we’ll visit the old part of Sur there you can see most of the houses there designed with wooden doors and windows.
From Sur we drive to Ras Al Hadd we check-in at the hotel/resort, in the evening after the buffet dinner we take you to the Turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz, where we’ll go on a guided beautiful walking tour on the beach at night under the stars, where we have a high chance of seeing Oman’s great sea turtles stumbling onto the beach to build a nest and lay the eggs, if you are lucky, you can even see baby turtles hatching from some nests.
Overnight in Ras al Hadd (Turtle Beach Resort or similar)
Day 2 Ras Al Had- Wadi Bani Khalid- Wahiba Sands – Muscat
Today we drive to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the biggest and most beautiful Wadis in Oman. after reaching Wadi Bani Khalid just a short walk approximately 10 to 15 minutes (walking shoes are required) you will see sparkling, blue, clear water pools 9 meters in depth perfect for a long swim, relax sunbath, in the beautiful scenic Wadi Canyon.
In the afternoon we continue our journey to the desert (Wahiba Sands) this spectacular Desert has an area of 12,500 Square K.M they called also Al Sharqiya Sands, formerly known as “Wahiba Sands” is a region of desert in Oman the region was named for the Bani Wahiba tribe, divided between the northern and southern Governorates in the Eastern Region, the area is defined by a boundary of 180 K.M (110 mi) north to south and 80 K.M (50 mi) east to west, have fun in the golden sands and enjoy dune bushing with our experienced guide.