• Velaa Private Island Aerial

Oman & the Maldives

This sample itinerary can be tailored to you and your family’s precise requirements and interests. That is what the Oman specialists at Pomegranate Travel excel at!

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Oman!

Muscat

Upon arrival at Muscat International Airport (Oman), you will be welcomed at the flight gate by a personal assistant and porter who will be holding a sign with your name and ready with buggy cars. As you relax and enjoy the arrival lounge refreshments, your arrival procedures will be taken care of by your personal assistant who will assist you throughout the process, while your luggage is collected by your porter. Once all procedures are completed, you will be escorted to your hotel transfer, accompanied by the personal assistant and porter, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience.

You will be transferred to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2

Jabal Akhdar Scenic Route

Jabal Akhdar

Set off on an offroad adventure in a 4×4 as we drive through the expansive ‘Wadi Bani Awf,’ one of the largest wadis in the Al Rustaq region. As we journey we will make several stops including at Nakhal to visit the fort and the hot water springs, and at the famous ‘Snake Canyon’ viewpoint positioned within the wadi and offering stunning and picturesque scenery. We will continue to Bilad Sayt, a breathtaking village straight out of an Arabian fairy tale, and then to the ancient town of Al Hamra with its fine examples of traditional Omani architecture. Finally, we will continue our drive to the break taking Jabal Akhdar mountains and upon arrival check-in at the hotel.

Day 3

Mountain Hike & Roses

Jabal Akhdar

Setting out into the Jabal Akhdar mountainous area, you will find yourself spoilt for choice for spectacular walking trails, which wind through this stunning area, through villages and wilderness alike. Please let us know about your fitness level so that we can match you with the perfect guide and of course trail which can range from short and simple to a full day and more challenging. You will also visit the rose flower plantations, taking a stroll through them (blossom season is Feb and March, but the plantations can be enjoyed year round) and learning about this important form of agriculture for the country. Visiting the rose areas you will also stop by a simple farming home where you will witness this traditional way of life and may even be able to see the process of home distilling of rose water.

Day 4

Nizwa & Return to Muscat

Nizwa, Muscat

The enchanting city of Nizwa lies in the middle of the breathtaking mountainous region. During the 6th and 7th centuries, it was the capital and has managed to preserve it’s place as Oman’s cultural capital. Nizwa’s outstanding souk is one of the most beautiful and bountiful in the country, showcasing a selection of items made from wood, clay, and precious metals, as well as meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, and spices. On Friday mornings, there is the unforgettable experience of witnessing a large cattle market where Bedouins from a number of different tribes flock to buy and sell camels and other animals. Nizwa is also renowned for its beautiful architecture and the mighty fort that stands tall above the city, famous for its round guard tower, the fort is now home to a fascinating museum. Time allowing you can also visit the newly opened museum Oman across the Ages (not open on Friday mornings) which is modern and interactive, and offers a wonderful collection of artifacts connected to the Sultan.

Once your Nizwa tour concludes, we will ensure your smooth journey to your Muscat hotel. A comfortable vehicle will be provided to transport you from Nizwa to Muscat, allowing you to relax and enjoy the scenic route.

Day 5

Exploring Muscat

Muscat

Muscat offers a unique opportunity to witness Oman’s modern commercial capital city co-exist with the country’s traditional culture. See the Grand Mosque (closed on Fridays), including inside this spectacular religious structure, and view the Sultan’s palace, the official residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. Visit the National Museum of Oman which neatly set out the history of the country and its culture in a modern and interactive environment. Interest allowing you will also visit the Opera House, one of the city’s most impressive pieces of architecture. During today’s tour you will also have an opportunity to practice your bartering skills as you visit the colorful Muttrah Souq where you will find vendors of traditional wares, foods, spices and artisanal items.

Experience the city from a different angle with an exhilarating aerial helicopter tour of the stunning cityscape of Muscat from above. This unforgettable adventure offers a unique perspective of the capital’s most iconic attractions, allowing you to appreciate the beauty of Muscat like never before. As you soar above the city, take in the breathtaking sights of Muscat’s famous landmarks, including the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the Royal Opera House, and the Al Qurm Natural Reserve.

Helicopters

This evening embark on a private and tranquil dhow cruise adventure as you journey along the Muscat coast, experiencing the same breathtaking views that ancient mariners did centuries ago. During the cruise, relax and enjoy a delightful assortment of refreshments, including traditional Omani Kahwa, water, dates, and soft drinks. This enchanting excursion offers an unforgettable way to immerse yourself in the beauty of Muscat’s rich history and captivating landscapes while indulging in the finest Omani hospitality. This is a private excursion on your view own sailing vessel.

 

Day 6

Maldives

Maldives

As your unforgettable Oman adventure comes to an end, we invite you to continue your journey to the paradise of the Maldives. Leave behind the excitement of touring and let yourself unwind in the breathtaking beauty of these tropical islands. With a few days in heaven, you’ll experience the perfect balance of relaxation and exploration that will make your trip truly memorable.

Day 7

Velaa Private Island

Maldives

Embrace the idyllic bliss of Velaa Private Island as you unwind during your leisure time. Revel in the luxury and exclusivity of this Maldivian paradise, where pristine beaches and exquisite amenities await to cater to your every desire.

Day 8

Velaa Private Island

Maldives

Embrace the idyllic bliss of Velaa Private Island as you unwind during your leisure time. Revel in the luxury and exclusivity of this Maldivian paradise, where pristine beaches and exquisite amenities await to cater to your every desire.

Day 9

Velaa Private Island

Maldives

Allow yourself the time to do absolutely nothing, embracing paradise, or alternatively try a fabulous expedition to a nearby deserted island for a picnic lunch, or a snorkeling trip to Hanifaru bay for the magical experience of swimming with countless manta rays and tropical fish.

Day 10

Velaa Private Island

Maldives

Allow yourself the time to do absolutely nothing, embracing paradise, or alternatively try a fabulous expedition to a nearby deserted island for a picnic lunch, or a snorkeling trip to Hanifaru bay for the magical experience of swimming with countless manta rays and tropical fish.

Day 11

Depart Maldives

Maldives

In accordance with your preference, you will be transported to Velana International Airport (Male Airport) via seaplane or private luxury yacht for your onwards journey home.  We trust you will be returning with the memories of a lifetime!

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