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Oman

An Outstanding Omani Escape

10 NIGHTS FROM £3,500 per person

A destination that truly has it all, Oman simultaneously boasts characterful cities, dramatic mountains, golden deserts and outstanding beaches, as well as a rich Arabian culture and colourful history. Experience the very best of the ‘Jewel of Arabia’ with a stay in three luxury properties in three incredible Omani destinations during your tailor-made tour – from the city, to the mountains, to the coast.

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Join a friendly, knowledgeable guide as you discover the delights of Muscat – including the ornate Royal Opera House, the colourful Mutrah Souq and the famed Grand Mosque

As you head away from coastal Muscat towards the mountains, stop to explore the historic city of Nizwa and the UNESCO World Heritage Bahla Fort amid the Omani desert

During your stay amid the Al Hajar Mountains, visit a local village to admire the impressive garden of dreamy Damask roses, before visiting the local rosewater distillery

In Salalah, join a ‘Guru’ guide to discover more of the area’s rich history – including the important field of frankincense and multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Authentic Experience

Take a hike through the seriously scenic wadis (valleys) of the Al Hajar range, accompanied by the deft ‘Mountain Guru’ from Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar. Mingle with local people in ancient villages, meet mountain wildlife, swim beneath beautiful waterfalls and picnic amid the peaks, all while admiring epic panoramas.

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    DAY 1-4 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Ideally located between the shimmering Arabian Gulf and the western Al Hajar Mountains, Muscat is a scenic, safe and spellbinding city that offers plenty to explore and discover. A half-day tour with a private guide will show you around Muscat’s many highlights – including the simply spectacular Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, an impressive example of contemporary Islamic architecture that can accommodate 20,000 worshippers at once! Enjoy the multisensory magic of the Mutrah Souq, where traditional textiles, jewellery and cuisine are sold, before experiencing rich Omani culture at the Royal Opera House. This beautiful venue boasts a fantastic arabesque design and frequently hosts some of the world’s most renowned opera and ballet names.

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    Take a private car transfer to Anantara Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in the Al Hajar Mountains. On the way, stop to visit the ancient city of Nizwa. Explore the famous Nizwa Fort, built over 12 years in the 17th century, and climb to the top of the tower for spectacular views over the endless date plantations and the dramatic Al Hajar Mountains.

    Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotelkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: Opulent beachfront hotel
    • Feature: Excellent leisure facilities, from sports to entertainment
    • Rooms: 250 rooms & suites
    • Location: Muscat, , Oman
    DAY 4-6 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Experience another side to Oman as you head away from the Arabian coastline into the heart of the Al Hajar Mountain Range and check in to the highest luxury resort in the Middle East, no less than 2,000 metres above sea level. Use the Al Hajar Mountains as your dramatic muse during painting, photography and cookery lessons, or simply soak up the rays by the cliff-edge infinity pool. . If visiting between March and mid- May, you can experience the spectacular Damask roses blooming on the mountain slopes. Meet local families that continue to make rosewater in traditional distilleries, a product recognised by the Oman Heritage Foundation for its healing and digestionaiding properties.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to Muscat International Airport for your flight to Salalah. From here, take a private car transfer to Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara.

    Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resortkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: An intimate escape boasting dramatic canyon views
    • Feature: One of the world’s highest resorts
    • Rooms: 82 Rooms and 33 Villas
    • Location: Al Hajar Mountain Range, , Oman
    DAY 6-11 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    The Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara boasts a prestigious location on a private stretch of golden sand, from which you can enjoy scuba-diving courses or traditional Omani dhow boat cruises. Beyond the beach, Salalah offers plenty to do; join a full-day safari into the Jebel Mountains, or head out on a bird-watching excursion. The province is also renowned for its high-quality frankincense and the ‘Frankincense Trail’ incorporates several UNESCO-recognised attractions help you trace the 5,000-year history of this essential oil, known for its antiinflammatory effects. Join another Anantara ‘Guru’ as you explore the frankincense museum at Al Baleed Archaeological Park, before heading along the coast to the ruins of Sumhuram and into the desert to the lost city of Ubar, a settlement once buried by the sands.

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    Take a private car transfer to Salalah Airport for your flight to the UK, via Muscat.

    Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantarakeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel With Villas
    • Summary: Brilliant beachfront resort with serene villa accommodation
    • Feature: Private beach and an array of activities to enjoy
    • Rooms: 40 rooms and 96 villas
    • Location: Salalah, , Oman
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DAY 1-4ACCOMMODATION
Muscat, Oman

Ideally located between the shimmering Arabian Gulf and the western Al Hajar Mountains, Muscat is a scenic, safe and spellbinding city that offers plenty to explore and discover. A half-day tour with a private guide will show you around Muscat’s many highlights – including the simply spectacular Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, an impressive example of contemporary Islamic architecture that can accommodate 20,000 worshippers at once! Enjoy the multisensory magic of the Mutrah Souq, where traditional textiles, jewellery and cuisine are sold, before experiencing rich Omani culture at the Royal Opera House. This beautiful venue boasts a fantastic arabesque design and frequently hosts some of the world’s most renowned opera and ballet names.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Anantara Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in the Al Hajar Mountains. On the way, stop to visit the ancient city of Nizwa. Explore the famous Nizwa Fort, built over 12 years in the 17th century, and climb to the top of the tower for spectacular views over the endless date plantations and the dramatic Al Hajar Mountains.

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotelkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Opulent beachfront hotel
  • Feature: Excellent leisure facilities, from sports to entertainment
  • Rooms: 250 rooms & suites
  • Location: Muscat, , Oman
DAY 4-6ACCOMMODATION
Al Hajar Mountains, Oman

Experience another side to Oman as you head away from the Arabian coastline into the heart of the Al Hajar Mountain Range and check in to the highest luxury resort in the Middle East, no less than 2,000 metres above sea level. Use the Al Hajar Mountains as your dramatic muse during painting, photography and cookery lessons, or simply soak up the rays by the cliff-edge infinity pool. . If visiting between March and mid- May, you can experience the spectacular Damask roses blooming on the mountain slopes. Meet local families that continue to make rosewater in traditional distilleries, a product recognised by the Oman Heritage Foundation for its healing and digestionaiding properties.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Muscat International Airport for your flight to Salalah. From here, take a private car transfer to Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara.

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resortkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: An intimate escape boasting dramatic canyon views
  • Feature: One of the world’s highest resorts
  • Rooms: 82 Rooms and 33 Villas
  • Location: Al Hajar Mountain Range, , Oman
DAY 6-11ACCOMMODATION
Salalah, Oman

The Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara boasts a prestigious location on a private stretch of golden sand, from which you can enjoy scuba-diving courses or traditional Omani dhow boat cruises. Beyond the beach, Salalah offers plenty to do; join a full-day safari into the Jebel Mountains, or head out on a bird-watching excursion. The province is also renowned for its high-quality frankincense and the ‘Frankincense Trail’ incorporates several UNESCO-recognised attractions help you trace the 5,000-year history of this essential oil, known for its antiinflammatory effects. Join another Anantara ‘Guru’ as you explore the frankincense museum at Al Baleed Archaeological Park, before heading along the coast to the ruins of Sumhuram and into the desert to the lost city of Ubar, a settlement once buried by the sands.

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Take a private car transfer to Salalah Airport for your flight to the UK, via Muscat.

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantarakeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel With Villas
  • Summary: Brilliant beachfront resort with serene villa accommodation
  • Feature: Private beach and an array of activities to enjoy
  • Rooms: 40 rooms and 96 villas
  • Location: Salalah, , Oman
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TOUR EXCURSIONS

Historical Nizwa
Full Day Tour

After being collected from your hotel, venture to the House of Amouage to experience one of the world's finest fragrances. From here, visit the Fort and the Souq of Nizwa, before stopping for a picnic or lunch in a local restaurant. The afternoon will showcase spectacular architecture, including Bahla Fort - the first Omani fort to be built in Islamic style - and Jabreen Castle, beforebefore you head up to the traditional mountain village of Al Hamra to visit Bait al Safah living museum.

Majestic Muscat
Half Day Private Tour

This half-day tour starts with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Gran Mosque. The main chandelier of the architectural masterpiece is made of pure Swarovski crystal and the carpet adorning the large prayer hall was woven by experts, made out of pure Persian silk. The Mosque exterior is constructed with quality Rajasthani Sandstone and the main halls, as well as the smaller prayer roooms, are adorned with the finest Italian marble. The Mosque is surrounded by five minarets, each of which symbolizes the holy five vows taken by every devout Muslim to reinforce his faith.

From the Mosque, you will head to Mutrah to see the fisherman in action at the fish market followed by a walk around the traditional Souq. Next, you will head down the coast to old Muscat where you can spend some time learning about Omani history in the Beit al Zubair museum - with its display of archaeological finding and Oman national dress and jewellery. From here to the Sultan's Al Alam Palace and the historic Jalali and Mirani forts, which still guard the natural harbour.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Generally, Oman is sunny year-round and rain is minimal, apart from some higher regions. The best time to visit is from October to March, when temperatures are pleasant and cooler than the heat of summer.

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10 NIGHTS FROM £3,500 per person

Price based upon economy flights from London, transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals and excursions as specified.

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