Tour Name: Kite-surf Oman
Day 1: 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 you 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 – O/N City Centre Hotel or similar
Dress code for the day: casual for dinner at hotel
Day 2: Muttrah Souk and coastal road to Ras Al hadd
8:00am Check out and assemble in Hotel foyer for a briefing on the day. Fish market, Muttrah Souk, lunch and drive to Ras Al hadd.
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 it is time to head to Muttrah where we first visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum and a photo stop by Qasr Al Alam (His Majesty's Palace) before heading to the vibrant fish market and lively Muttrah Souk. Bargain with the locals and see what treasures you can find lying around in the twisting and winding walkways.
Its time embark on a thrilling drive to Rass Al Jinz. With stunning views of the waters of the Arabian Sea on one side and the rocky cliffs on the other, this is an exciting drive along the coast road, though the road has recently been made tarmac.
Drive to 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.
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).
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
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner
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 3: Ras Al Hadd – Aseela – Al Ashkhara – Shanna – Ferry to Masirah Isalnd
Early breakfast and check out, drive along the coast line to Shanna, the point where you board the ferry to reach to the kiters paradise – Masirah Island.
Enroute we cross some old villages with breathtaking view and lagoons so sit back and relax and keep you camera handy. After the passage to Hilf – Masirah Island - you will be picked up by our Kite centre incharge and you will be transferred to the Kite-camp site Oman. You wills stay in the Bedouin style huts, build in the traditional way of Masirah Island. After Checking in we start direct with the first introduction and the first general knowledge of Kite-boarding. Dinner and enjoy the night around the camp fire and starlit skies.
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner
Overnight at Kite camp
Day 4 and Day 5: Kite-surf lesson and other activities on the island
After getting up and having breakfast in a unique, quiet and undisturbed atmosphere we have our first full day of Kite-boarding Classes. Course will be held in the kite lagoon direct next to the Kite camp. A 6 to 10 Square kilometer shallow area free of any hazards provides you one of the best and safest locations to learn this beautiful sport.
All the important basics and self-rescue-techniques as well as the water start will be taught. The main part of the course will take place on the water but we will provide the necessary theoretical knowledge, e.g. priority rules as well. At the end you will go through an exam to obtain an internationally valid VDWS kite license.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch snack and Dinner will be provided in the Kite Camp.
Night activity: Turtle Watching
Day 6: Good bye Masirah and drive to Muscat.
You journey on Masirah Island comes to an end and we treat you with a farewell lunch. Post lunch you will be dropped back to the ferry. After the passage you will be transferred to Muscat. This is approx 6hrs drive following the inland road and through Hajjar Mountains.
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic lunch.
O/N City Centre Muscat Hotel or similar
Day 7: Departure transfer to Muscat International Airport.
Free day. Pick from hotel 3 hours prior to departure.
End of Tour
Season 1: 01 Aug to 30 Sep 2013 and 01 Jan to 30 Sep 2014
USD1719.00 per person on twin share minimum 2 pax
USD1200.00 for additional person (adult) including kite course
USD1390.00 per person on twin share minimum 4 pax
Note: Maximum 4 adults + luggage in one 4wd vehicle. For groups 10 and above contact us for special reduced rates.
· Room accommodation as stated in the program or similar.
· All transfers and touring in Oman by saloon/4wd as applicable with local Omani tour guide
· Meals as stated
· Kite-boarding course with certification.
· Entrance fee to attractions
· Bottled mineral water during excursions
· Meals not listed in the itinerary
· All incidental charges including tipping (i.e. porters), laundry, telephone, mini bar, city transportation outside of the group touring, Oman Visa ( see below).
· Activities undertaken during free time (city tours, transportation etc.)
· Alcohol unless hosted for lunch or dinner by the respective hotel