Muscat + Nizwa + Jabrin + Bahla + Desert Camp + Camel Ride* + Wadi-Bani-Khalid + Turtles* Wadi-Shab + Bimmah Sink Hole

Muscat + Nizwa + Jabrin + Bahla + Desert Camp + Camel Ride* + Wadi-Bani-Khalid + Turtles* Wadi-Shab + Bimmah Sink Hole

Muscat + Nizwa + Jabrin + Bahla + Desert Camp + Camel Ride* + Wadi-Bani-Khalid + Turtles* Wadi-Shab + Bimmah Sink Hole

Itinerary

Day 1: Muscat – Nizwa – Jabrin – Bahla – Desert Camp

We drive from Muscat to Nizwa through the Sumail gap, this is the main pass through the Hajar Mountains linking the coast with the Interior. At Nizwa, we will visit the Fort and the Souq and perhaps purchase a souvenir. A must-see is the Date market; you can taste the many various types. Choose your favorite and perhaps purchase a few for the journey. We will next visit Jabrin castle and then Bahla Fort (UNESCO World Heritage site). After lunch, we drive to the Desert Camp.

Day 2: Desert Camp – Wadi Bani Khalid – Sur – Turtles

After breakfast, it is possible to take an optional camel ride. We will then drive to

Wadi Bani Khalid. The Wadi has deep blue pools surrounded by spectacular mountains and date palms, making it a perfect place to soak up the sun, go for a swim, and absorb some of Oman's natural beauty.

Bring your swimming gear! After lunch, we will drive to Sur. We will visit the boatyard to see the Dhows being built in the old-fashioned way that has not changed for hundreds of years. From Sur, we will drive to the Turtle reserve. The Turtle tour will be at 2100 hrs. or at 0500 hrs.

Day 3: Ras Al Jinz – Wadi Shab – Bimmah Sink Hole

Today, we drive back along the coast through Sur to Wadi Shab. Wadi Shab's highlight is swimming through the keyhole to see the waterfall inside the cave. Bring some suitable footwear that you do not mind getting wet, and be careful. Some of the rocks on the way to the cave are slippery. Bring a waterproof camera if you have one! After lunch, we will drive back to Muscat, stopping along the way at the Bimmah Sink Hole.