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Guided Tours

Highlights of Muscat Mini Tour

Route:
  • Muscat
  • Wadi Abryeen
  • Gulf of Oman

4 DAYS from £569pp

Tour Highlights
  • Visit the ornate Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
  • Embark on an afternoon tour of old Muscat
  • Haggle for souvenirs in the Muttrah Souq
  • Enjoy a 4x4 tour of Wadi Abryeen
  • Spend a morning dolphin watching by speedboat

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Highlights of Muscat Mini Tour

Our 3 nights/4 days mini tour showcases some of the Incredible sites in Muscat and the surrounding area.

Tour Itinerary

1

Following pickup from your beach hotel proceed to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. This ornate structure is one of the largest Mosques in the world and can accommodate 20,000 worshippers at any one time. Moving on you will visit the contemporarily designed Royal Opera House before proceeding to your hotel in the afternoon for check-in. Re-join the group in the afternoon for a tour of Old Muscat, starting with Bait Zubair Museum before moving on to the Sultan's official palace and the Portuguese built Jalali and Mirani Forts. Finally, you will drive along the corniche, a stylish road running along the coastline to the Muttrah Souq where you will get a chance to try out your haggling skills as you barter for goods and souvenirs. Return to your hotel for the evening.

2

After breakfast at your hotel, you will embark on a tour of Wadi Abryeen in 4x4 vehicles. Once out of Muscat you will soon leave the road behind as you drive across Oman's untamed natural scenery. Stopping for photo opportunities en route, you will proceed to the Bimmah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater filled with blue-green water. Carrying on, you will visit the pristine white Bamah Beach before proceeding to Wadi Tiwi, a village known for its farming. Learn how the locals cultivate bananas and papayas in this terrain before proceeding back to your hotel in Muscat.

3

Following an early breakfast at your hotel you will be transferred to the marina where you will board a speedboat and head out into the Gulf of Oman for a morning of dolphin spotting. This is a great way to see Muscat's coastline as you speed across the waves looking for these fascinating creatures. Later you will transfer back to your hotel where the rest of the day is spent at leisure.

4

Following breakfast proceed to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Important Information

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Minimum

This tour will run with a minimum of 2 people.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, www.travelhealthpro.org.uk, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UK - Arrive UK Price
21 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 £569
Fact File
  • Currency: Rial
  • Average Flying time: 7.5 hours
  • Spoken Language(s): Arabic
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