MUSANDAM MOMENTS (13 days from £1,925 per person including flights) (Ref. MUS)
Indicative cost including flights from the UK (2 people):
- £1,925pp. Low season, standard hotels, self-driving.
- £2,595pp. High season, superior hotels, self-driving (our most popular option).
- £3,375pp. High season, superior hotels, guided.
Musandam, the geographic oddity thrust into the Strait of Hormuz, an enclave of Omani territory surrounded by the UAE, is a place of steep mountains, remote villages and sinuous fjords, unlike anywhere else in Oman. The 21st Century intrudes only in the guise of luxury beach retreats, and after exploring some of the rest of the country, Musandam is the perfect way to cap off your Omani adventure.
This is just a suggested itinerary; please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.
Day 2: You have a private tour of the city, including the Sultan’s Palace, The Grand Mosque and Muttrah souq.
Day 3: Free to relax at the hotel.
Day 4: If you’re self-driving, your 4x4 will be delivered to the hotel today; otherwise you’ll be collected by your driver. Head north to the Batinah Plain to visit the forts of Rostaq and Nakhl before traversing the Hajar Mountains through the dramatic Wadi Bani Awf. Spend three nights in one of our preferred hotels in Nizwa / Jebel Shams region.
Day 6: The focus today is on the imposing forts and towns of the interior. Try to be here on a Friday for the livestock auction at Nizwa souq, in the shadow of the vast fort, and head out to Jabreen fort, famous for its painted ceilings, stopping on the way to admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bahla fort.
Day 7: After a leisurely morning make your way back to Muscat for an overnight stay.
Day 8: Head to Muscat Airport in time for the morning flight to the Musandam Peninsula. You’ll either pick up a new saloon hire car on arrival, or be collected and taken to one of our recommended Musandam hotels for a 4 night stay.
Day 9: Take a tour round the mountains and villages of the peninsula.
Day 10: Enjoy a dhow cruise into the remote fjords, spotting a few dolphins along the way if you’re lucky.
Day 11: At leisure.
Day 13: Self-drivers drop their car at the airport today; otherwise you have a private transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.
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