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Oman – An Enchanting Tour with Dolphin Watching & Dune Bashing!

Price ₹45000 5 Nights / 6 Days
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Oman – An Enchanting Tour with Dolphin Watching & Dune Bashing!

₹45000 per person

Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is a country located in West Asia. It is situated on the south-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula and spans the mouth of the Persian Gulf. It shares land borders with Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, while sharing maritime borders with Iran and Pakistan. The capital city is Muscat. Oman has a population of 5,492,196 and is ranked the 120th most populous country in the world. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the southeast, and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. The Madha and Musandam exclaves are surrounded by United Arab Emirates on their land borders, with the Strait of Hormuz (which it shares with Iran) and the Gulf of Oman forming Musandam’s coastal boundaries.

Oman lies between latitudes 16° and 28° N, and longitudes 52° and 60° E. A gravel deserts plain covers most of central Oman, with mountain ranges along the north (Al-Hajar) and southeast coast (Qara or Dhofar Mountains), where the country’s main cities are located: the capital city Muscat, Sohar and Sur in the north, and Salalah in the south and Musandam. Oman’s climate is hot and dry in the interior and humid along the coast.

The peninsula of Musandam (Musandem), strategically located on the Strait of Hormuz, is an exclave separated from the rest of Oman by United Arab Emirates. The series of towns known collectively as Dibba are the gateway to the Musandam peninsula on land and the fishing villages of Musandam by sea.

Madha, another exclave, is an enclave within UAE territory located halfway between the Musandam Peninsula and the main body of Oman.[120] Madha, part of the Musandam governorate, covers approximately 75 km2 (29 square miles). Madha’s boundary was settled in 1969, with the north-east corner of Madha barely 10 m (32.8 feet) from the Fujairah road. Within the Madha exclave is a UAE enclave called Nahwa, belonging to the Emirate of Sharjah, situated about 8 km (5 miles) west of the town of New Madha, and consisting of about forty houses with a clinic and telephone exchange.

The central desert of Oman is a source of meteorites for scientific analysis.

Oman has one of the most diverse environments in the Middle East with various tourist attractions and is particularly well known for adventure and cultural tourism. Muscat, the capital of Oman, was named the second-best city to visit in the world in 2012 by the travel guide publisher Lonely Planet. Muscat also was chosen as the Capital of Arab Tourism of 2012.

Outwardly, Oman shares many of the cultural characteristics of its Arab neighbours, particularly those in the Gulf Cooperation Council. Despite these similarities, important factors make Oman unique in the Middle East. These result as much from geography and history as from culture and economics. The relatively recent and artificial nature of the state in Oman makes it difficult to describe a national culture; however, sufficient cultural heterogeneity exists within its national boundaries to make Oman distinct from other Arab States of the Persian Gulf. Oman’s cultural diversity is greater than that of its Arab neighbours, given its historical expansion to the Swahili Coast and the Indian Ocean.


Oman has a long tradition of shipbuilding, as maritime travel played a major role in the Omanis’ ability to stay in contact with the civilisations of the ancient world. Sur was one of the most famous shipbuilding cities of the Indian Ocean. The Al Ghanja ship takes one whole year to build. Other types of Omani ship include As Sunbouq and Al Badan.


By 2020, Oman’s population exceeded 4.5 million. About half of the population lives in Muscat and the Batinah coastal plain northwest of the capital. Omanis are predominantly of Arab, Baluchi and African origins. Around 20% of Omanis are of Baloch descent whose ancestors migrated to Oman centuries ago, and are now considered native.

Omani society is largely tribal and encompasses three major identities that of the tribe, the Ibadi faith and maritime trade. The first two identities are closely tied to tradition and are especially prevalent in the interior of the country, owing to lengthy periods of isolation. The third identity pertains mostly to Muscat and the coastal areas of Oman, and is reflected by business, trade, and the diverse origins of many Omanis, who trace their roots to Baloch, Al-Lawatia, Persia and historical Omani Zanzibar.

  • Tour Duration
    5 Nights / 6 Days
  • Best Season
    October to April
  • Cities Covered
  • Tour Category
    TVS Classic
Arrive at Muscat international Airport. Meet & greet by The Vacation Studio’s Airport representative. Transfer to the hotel in Muscat - (approximately 40 minutes’ drive). On reaching your hotel, check in and rest of the day is free to get acclimatized to the new weather conditions.
After enjoying breakfast at hotel, today you will embark on a half day Muscat City Tour. The tour starts with a visit to Royal Opera House. From here proceed for a visit of the GRAND MOSQUE (open for visitors from Saturday to Thursday 8-11 AM only, except the holidays) which is one the largest mosques in the world with beautiful art works, chandelier & a one piece carpet covering the entire prayer hall measuring approx. 4300 square meters. After that visit to NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS with flora & fauna which boasts of a giant fossil. After the visit continue your drive to the “AL ALAM PALACE” (visit stop only – photography is not permitted) flanked by the two Portuguese Forts of “JALALI & MIRANI”. Continue your drive along the Corniche waterfront to the “MUTTRAH SOUQ”, one of the oldest markets in Oman. The narrow alleys of the souq and the smell of the mystic frankincense and sandalwood in the air are typical of this souq. Overnight stay at hotel.
After a sumptuous breakfast at the Hotel, get ready to drive towards Nizwa. Explore the city of Nizwa where its Souq is still the best place to buy silver in the country. This is followed by a visit to the most visited national monument, Nizwa Fort. Later we visit one of the most beautiful castles of Oman from 17th century, Jabreen, and another UNESCO site, Bahla Fort, the oldest and biggest fort in the country. Later you will be provided with transfer back to Muscat. Overnight stay at Muscat.
After enjoying breakfast at hotel, get ready to explore one of the below pre-chosen activities.   Enjoy the drive through the stunning dunes. a vast mass of undulating red and White Sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters, which are, also host to a variety of flora and fauna. After arrival in the camp, you climb up on the lonely dune to watch the miraculous sunset. OR Visit the ever-green Wadi Bani Khalid which is one of the most famous ones of the entire Sharqiyah region. The river never dries out completely throughout the year there is a continuous water current. (Clients are requested to bring swim wear and their own towels.) Later you will be provided with transfer back to Muscat. Overnight stay at Muscat.
After a scrumptious breakfast at hotel, today you will get to see the unexplored, hidden gems of Oman! Step aboard to explore the hidden treasures of Oman’s magic coastline. This 2-hour cruise will give you a fascinating experience and it’s rare to miss the swimming dolphins. Chances of seeing dolphins (usually common, spinner, bottlenose or Indo-Pacific species) are high at any time of the year. A dolphin in flight is a wonderful sight that thrills onlookers. Overnight stay at hotel
After enjoying breakfast at hotel, you have free time for shopping. The Vacation Studio's representative will drop you at the airport in time to board your flight back to home.

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Value for Money

  • 05 nights’ accommodation at the chosen hotel
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Muscat half day city tour
  • Onward & Return airport transfers
  • Day excursion of Wahiba Sands including Dune Bashing.
  • Day excursion to Nizwa city with visits to ancient forts.
  • Dolphin Watching tour.
  • All taxes including VAT.
  • Air fares
  • Visa Fee
  • Entrance fees
  • 5% GST
  • 5% or 20% TCS as per government norms
  • Travel & Medical Insurance
  • Other Meals (Lunch, Dinner, Snacks)
  • Anything not mentioned under inclusions