Wadi Shab - Finns Beach - Quriyat
Allowances: Picnic lunch, water & soft drinks
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Note : Opportunities for swimming, we advise you to carry your swimming suit with you. Places are :
- Finns Beach
- Wadi Shab
- Wadi Tiwi
Quriyat/ Sink Hole/ Finns Beach / Wadi Shab & Wadi Tiwi
Leave the hotel after breakfast, driving through Quryyat on the coastline.
Our first stop is at Bimah Sinkhole, a part of collapsed mountain filled with sea water. This huge cavity now contains peaceful turquoise water, inviting for a swim. Continue the drive on a tarmac road, leading along the white sand beaches. These beaches are also nice spots for swimming or just for simple relaxation.
Then proceed to Wadi Shaab, which is certainly one of the most gorgeous destinations within the Sultanate. Beyond the breathtaking entrance, the Wadi rewards you with views of aquamarine pools, waterfalls and terraced plantations; Kingfishers add glorious splashes of colour. Visit involves a 40 mints walk.
On the Way you will happen to see Arabian Deer which will give more pleasure and more excitement.
Continue driving through the typical villages to the Wadi Tiwi, which is pretty impressive & experience a surprising contrast with its lush green Wadi & plantations. Ideal for picnic.
Return to Muscat by late afternoon.
SUR – RAS AL – JINZ (TURTLES)
Timings: 1 Night – 2 days 1st Day
- Sur “Fort of Qurayyat”
- Wadi Arbiyeen
- Fins Beach and Wadi Tiwi
- Bibi Mariam’s Tomb
- Raz-Al-Jinz (Overnight Stay in night at Ras Al Jinz Resort )
- Wadi Bani Khalid
- Wahiba Sands
- Omani Beduin Family
Depart to “Sur” on the way visit the village and the fort of Quriyat which was an important sea port until the 16th century. Then Wadi Arbiyeen picnic lunch in the beaches of Fins and Tiwi. After that , visit Bibi Mariam’s Tomb in Qalhat, the beaches of Fins and Tiwi. After that, visit Bibi Mariam’s Tomb in Qalhat, the only building left standing after the Portuguese razed the town in the 16th century. We continue for an exciting drive along the coastal road into direction to Raz – Al – Jinz to have dinner and walk on the beach to observe the resting habits of the green turtles. (Silence and respect are required for the environmental protection). Overnight at Ras Al Jinz camp/ Ras Al Hadd Hotel.
Next Day after breakfast we drive in the direction of Wadi Bani Khalid famous for its natural swimming pools its splendid oasis at the edge of the Wadi. Enjoy pre-packed picnic lunch. Then we head toward Wahiba Sands some thrilling Dune driving as well as visit to traditional Omani Beduin family before returning to Muscat.
Green Turtles of Ras Al Jinzs
The tour begins in the afternoon from Muscat to Sur Via Wadi Shab overnight at Ras Al Jinz where you can see the rarest nesting ground of the Giant Green Turtles next day. After breakfast, back to Muscat or same day midnight.
HALF DAY IN DOLPHIN WATCH
Timings : 8 :00 – 10:00 & 10:00 – 12:00
The waters around Oman are filled with extensive marine life and one of the most familiar sights is the year, dolphins make exciting watching as they swim around and under fishing craft in search of tun, mackerel and sardines. A Dolphin in flight is a wonderful sight that thrills on. We draw our staff from the experienced fisherman of sidab. All have excellent local knowledge and will take you directly to the best feeding spots.
DOLPHINS AND SNORKELLING
Timings : 10:00 – 13:00
Double the pleasure of watching dolphins and snorkeling by combing the two! Watch dolphins at play early in morning and after seeing these beautiful animals at play unwind by snorkeling in the crystal water in nearest snorkeling sight. Coral beds provide homes to an exotic variety of fish that are a pleasure to behind catch the timeless magic of tropical fish in real life situation.