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7 nights 3 Golf Courses

7 nights 3 Golf Courses

Tour:  Golf – Oman – 5 star luxury
 

Accommodation:    

 

Chedi Muscat (www.ghmhotels.com),

Desert Night Camp (Single Rooms / Twin Share) (www.desertnightscamp.com),

Turtle Beach Resort  (www.tbroman.com)

 

 

 

 

Package Summary:

Day 1 – Arrival

Day 2 – Grand Mosque – Muscat Hills Golf

Day 3 – Muscat – Nizwa – Wahiab Sands

Day 4 – Wahiab Sands – Ras Al Hadd

Day 5 – Ras Al Hadd – Coastal Road Muscat

Day 6 – Muscat – Ghala Valley Golf

Day 7 – Muscat – Almouj Golf

Day 8 – Departure

 

Day 1: Saturday – Arrival by Oman Air at 0830am

Ahlan Wa Sahlan... Welcome to Oman

Arrive Muscat International Airport in the morning. Our English-speaking representative would meet you at the arrival hall with a paging board.

Transfer by private vehicle to your hotel in Muscat. This short drive to your hotel would provide  the first impressions of a clean and green capital. During the drive our driver/guide would enlighten you with some basic facts about the Muscat and Oman in general.

Check-in at the hotel, early check in has been organised for the group

Overnight at Chedi Muscat – 10 to 15 mins drive from all 3 golf courses

 

Day 2: Sunday – Muscat Hills Golf Range

8:00am breakfast and assemble in Hotel foyer for a briefing on the day.

08:15am Departure time, enroute Muscat Hills a small detour to visit the Magnificent Grand Mosque.

Today is the first day of touring and we start our day with a visit the Grand Mosque, which is an architectural marvel and is perhaps the new landmark of the city. You can continue your drive through the ministries area where you can see a number of modern buildings with touches of Islamic architecture.

Notes: The Grand Mosque is open Sat to Thu 0800-1300 hrs only.

After the Grand Mosque we head to Muscat Hills Golf Club. Tee off time 0930.

Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club is a truly unique golf development, comprising an 18-hole PGA-certified green golf course and a high quality residential development on the outskirts of Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Golf in Oman has been developing over the past 3 years on grass however golf has been played on Sand Golf Courses for a long period of time in Oman.

Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club compliment the 18 Hole golf course with excellent practice facilities including 2 putting greens, a large chipping green and state of the art driving range in which golfers can practice their golf game from both ends of the driving range. 

1300 lunch at the club house. Post lunch return to hotel. Evening at leisure.

Dress code for the Mosque:  as you are visiting the Grand Mosque, long sleeve shirt and pants for both men and women. Women are advised to wear t-shirts with a light weight long sleeve cardigan. Scarf or pashmina  is required to cover the hair, otherwise entry will be denied. No visible tattoos.  Comfortable walking shoes. The mountains will be cold at night so its advisable to bring some light weight warm clothing. 

Overnight at Chedi Muscat

 

Day 3: Monday

8:30am Departure from Hotel

Today we descend the mountain and make the journey to the ancient capital of Oman, Nizwa.

Nizwa was a seat of learning and the birthplace of Islam in Oman. Visit the Nizwa fort and the Nizwa souq.  The 17th century round fort and the souq famous for silver jewelry is the major attractions of Nizwa. Built on a solid base of rock, the huge tower was designed to withstand the vibrations of 24 cannons.

We move on to Jabreen. Built as a defensive stronghold, the Jabreen is perhaps the finest of Omani castles. The castle has dungeons, passages, rooms and ceilings decorated with fine carvings & paintings.

On the way we would stop at Bahla famous for its handmade pottery.  Bahla is listed in UNESCOS world heritage sites; however the fort here is now under renovation and is not open to public. 

Lunch: Lunch will be at either a local restaurant or a picnic lunch

 

After lunch we will head east towards the majestic dunes of Ash Sharqiya Sands (formerly known as Wahiba Sands)

Living within and along the Sands is approximately 3000 pastoralist Bedouins belonging to different tribes and who owns mainly herders of goats and camels. On our way, we will stop at a Bedouin house, and people here are very hospitable and not spoilt by tourism and would be glad to offer you Omani “kahwa” and dates

Running south from the Eastern Hajjar Mountains to Arabian Sea, the Wahiba Sands, described a Sand sea, stretches almost 200 kms in length and about 100 kms in width. The dunes rise above 100-150 meters in different shades of colour and shifting sands, is the perfect place for both the romantic and the adventurous. A roller-coaster ride over the dunes would a thrilling fun especially for those who are first time visitors to the desert. 

 

Overnight at Desert Nights Camp or Safari Camp

 

 Dress code for the day: comfortable clothes such as shorts, cargo pants and t-shirts (no singlet tops). Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended Comfortable walking shoes or sneakers are best.

 

Day 4: Tuesday        

8:30am Departure from camp

Today we are take the road east to Sur and Ras Al Jinz but first we will make a visit to the many Bedouins who still make their home in the vast expanses of sand dune.

After the visit we will make our way to Wadi Bani Khalid.  The walk to the pools of Wadi Bani Khalid is along the falaj (small irrigation canals) and past mango trees and other crops.  This is quite a refreshing visit and you would be able enjoy a swim in the waters here. (time permitting and change rooms are available for those who wish to take a swim)

 Picnic Lunch is served at Wadi Bani Khalid

 We drive to Sur, the old East Africa port and today’s center of fishery.

Sur has historical importance and dhows used to sail to India and other countries from Sur. Many of the rich people of Oman belong to Sur and you can see many big seaside mansions along the way. When you reach Sur, you would visit the Dhow building yard (though in recent times, unfortunately, the amount of dhows built here is very few! We are therefore unable to guarantee ant activity during the visit).  

Before continuing to Ras Al Had, you would also visit the village of Ayja, a small town on the other side of Sur, lulled by the sea and quite charming with quaint houses on both sides of narrow alleys, with goats and sheep's wandering the narrow streets, this is really an interesting town for the visitors. 

 Ras Al Hadd is where the first sunrise in the whole of Arabian Peninsula is seen – the adjoining Ras al-Jinz houses one of the largest nesting areas for Green Turtles in    the Indian Ocean.

An exceptionally high amount of turtles nest here each year, with an average of 30,000 only nesting on the beaches of Ras al-Jinz. The turtle reserve opens at night (9 pm) for the public to see the turtles nestling on the sands and depending in your luck, you would be able to see a few or or more of these wonderful creatures.

Overnight at Turtle Beach Resort 

Rass Al Jinz Escorted Tour times will be advised soon after arrival at the resort

Dress code for the day: comfortable clothes such as shorts, cargo pants and t-shirts (no singlet tops). Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended Comfortable walking shoes or sneakers are best. Lightweight sweaters when visiting the turtle sanctuary and no flash photography is allowed on the beach.  

 

Day 5 Wednesday

8:30am Departure from camp

Today you would embark on a thrilling drive from Rass Al Jinz to Muscat to Sur. With stunning views of the waters of the Arabian Sea on one side and the rocky cliffs on theother, this is an exciting drive along the coast road, though the road has recently been made tarmac. 

Drive to Qalhat, one of the oldest towns and seaports in Oman.  However, only the remnants of the city walls remain here today.  Visit ruins of the tomb of the holy lady, Bibi Miriam, which stands high up on the cliff top (at present photo stop only).

Not far away is another picturesque wadi- Wadi Tiwi.  A walk through the narrow roads leads you to lush plantations and pools with clear water. Enjoy your packed lunches under the shades of palm trees.

The last stop will be at Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. Continue your drive and stop at the white sandy Fins beach for photos. Wadi Shaab is a wadi between cliffs and normally has water.

Dress code for the day: comfortable clothes such as shorts, cargo pants and t-shirts (no singlet tops). Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended Comfortable walking shoes or sneakers are best.

Lunch: Lunch at Wadi Shab Hotel

 After lunch we make our way back to Muscat and scheduled to be at the hotel by 5pm

Overnight at Chedi Muscat

 

Day 6: Thursday – Ghala Valley Golf Club

0830 After a delicious breakfast you will be picked up from hotel and a short drive to the Ghala Valley Golf Club. A unique golfing experience in the Middle East. Built into a natural wadi (dried up river bed) it follows its course through a beautiful setting of mountainous backdrops and spectacular sea views.

Originally created as a sand course in 1971, Ghala Valley Golf Club opened the first nine holes of its new grass course in December 2010 and the back nine were be completed in 2012.

Post game you are dropped back to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at Chedi Muscat

Day 7: Friday – Almouj Golf Club

0830 After a delicious breakfast you will be picked up from hotel and a short drive to the Almouj Golf Club.

Designed by Greg Norman, the course at Almouj Golf will provide a challenging 18 holes of varying lengths and configurations. Norman has captured the essence of the surrounding environment and enhanced it to produce a links style course that runs alongside over two kilometers of beach. The course is 7,342 yards in length, and highlights include a daunting Par 3 island green and a challenging Par 5 that stretches for over 600 yards. The breathtaking views of the Sea of Oman and the Hajar Mountains are visible from everywhere on the course.

Almouj Golf is also home to a golf academy with a state of the art swing studio, driving range and private golf lesson area. Dining facilities are available and offer true Omani hospitality welcoming all guests, irrespective of golfing prowess.

Option of having lunch at the Academy Restaurant, an all day dinning offers Mediterranean and Arabic style cuisine

Post game and lunch you are dropped back to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure.

 

Day 8: Saturday

Departure transfer to Muscat International Airport 3 hours prior to flight time.

 

End of the Tour.