Muscat -- Fanja -- Wadi Bani Khalid -- Wahiba -- Ibra -- Muscat
We leave from Muscat arriving shortly in Fanja. This land is known as the gateway of Al Dakhiliyah region since it's the first city from Muscat. As many people say, it is the most beautiful tourist destinations in the Wilayat of Bid Bid in Al Dakhiliyah region. Fanja is roughly 25 km from Muscat and has alway been so rich in cultural heritage and is equipped with outstanding natural architecture. 5,000 years later, the civilization still exists along with modern enhancements, and still has more to discover and learn. The great thing about Fanja is it gives you the pleasure of combining the old with the new, which represents the real image of the city. You will see many ancient buildings such as towers, castles, and old homes built of mud on the mountains overlooking the wadi.
Moving forward, we continue driving to Wadi Bani Khalid. 203 km away from Muscat, this wadi is the best know wadi of the Sharqiyah regio. There is a constant stream of water that flows throughout the year. Wadi Bani Khalid has various genes of land, from low hills to mountains. We will relax here for a short while and explore. Later, in Wadi Bani Khalid, we will move on to Wahiba Sands where we will rest at our desert camp, experiencing extraordinary desert sunsets and tradition dining.
After breakfast in the morning, we will take a drive to the city of Ibra. It is the second largest city in the Ash Sharqiyah region of Oman. Ibra has a population of roughly 55,000 people and is about 170 km from Muscat. Being one of the oldest cities in Oman, Ibra was once a centre of trade, religion, education, and art. The Al-Harthy tribe is one of the biggest and most powerful Omani tribes, and proudly calls Ibra home. In Ibra, we will visit the traditional souk (market), we will take t our of the old city and through the villages that has standed the test of time.