GRAND MOSQUE - OPERA HOUSE - MUTTRAH - WADI SHAB - WADI TIWI - SINK HOLE - FINS BEACH - MUSCAT
OVERNIGHT WADI SHAB
At approximately 8:30 AM, we will take you through the gorgeous city of Muscat where we will first visit the grand mosque which, among a couple others, is one of the biggest 1-piece handmade Iranian carpet in the world. The carpet weighs a whopping 21 tons and can comfortably accommodate up to 20,000 worshippers. Shortly after, we will drive you around the ministries and the Royal Opera House area which is leading arts, and culture organization in the Sultanate of Oman. The vision of the Opera House is to serve as a center of excellence in global cultural engagement. Then visit the Muttrah Souk is next, where you can find various souvenirs and Muttrah Souq one of the oldest marketplaces in Oman dating back two hundred years, after drive via Wadi Al Meyh to Wadi Shab this Wadi is an enormous canyon gorge that is lined with palm trees and impressive indications of what the power of the water coming down from the mountains can do in nature. With around 35-minute hike up through the canyon Wadi, we arrive at one of several crystal-clear water pools. Tourists can swim on through the warm waters from pool to pool. Eventually, we come to the last pool where an opening among the enormous rocks allows us to swim into an incredible crevice cave with a small waterfall. Inside, the sunlight filters in from the outside, turning the water into a beautiful turquoise blue whilst water showers down one side of the cave from the wadi beyond, then continue drive to the hotel in Wadi Shab.
Overnight Wadi Shab Hotel
Depart the hotel after breakfast continue drive to Wadi Tiwi, which is named after Tiwi village at the coast, is a beautiful wadi with the lush plantations giving it a different (certainly greener) feel than many other wadis, we can do swimming and hike there, then we continue drive the Bimmah Sink Hole, a big crater near the sea with a small lake at the bottom, which is believed to have been crated by meteor, our next stop to Fins Beach, it is strikingly white, curiously pebbly, incredibly blue and jaw-droppingly amazing then afternoon time we head back to Muscat.