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You'll start your holiday with two nights in a Double room at City Seasons Hotel, Muscat, on a full-board basis.
Next, you will spend one night in a Standard room at the Arabian Oryx Camp, Whiba Sands, on a full-board basis.
Then, you'll spend one night in a Double room at the Nizwa Residence Hotel Apartments, Nizwa, on a full-board basis.
Finally, you'll spend six nights in a Sea Side room at Dream's Bay Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar, on a half-board basis (American breakfast buffet and a set menu for dinner, with water; late breakfast service with pastry and fruits; coffee and tea with biscuits served at 4pm. Soft and alcoholic drinks, bottled or canned drinks and espresso are all excluded). During your stay here, this offer also includes a 30-minute Aloe Vera massage, per person, per stay, a 10% discount on IKI Spa massage list and a welcome drink.
Please note that while you will be sleeping at your Zanzibar hotel for a total of five nights, your room will be ready for your early arrival following your 1.15am flight into Zanzibar, and will therefore be counted as an additional night.
This offer also includes a range of tours and excursions with an English-speaking guide, as per the itinerary:
- full-day tour of Muscat
- visit of Sur and Wahiba Sands
- transfer to Wahiba desert by jeep
- full-day tour of Nizwa
- visit to Bahia Fort
Flights are included from London Heathrow to Muscat, Oman, returning from Zanzibar (via Muscat). A 7g hand luggage and 30kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as private transfers throughout.
Please note a visa is required for Oman and Zanzibar, and is not included in the cost of this offer. Please check requirements before travel.
We advertise this offer at up to 37% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate.
The discount stated above was checked on 02/09/2019.
The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.
This holiday is supplied by THG Holidays and is ATOL protected (ATOL 9528).
Explore Oman’s opulent city, desert-scapes and ancient castles before switching off on the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar - includes excursions, a massage, most meals and all travel
Day 1: UK - Oman
Hop on board your flight from the UK, heading to Oman, a historic Middle Eastern gem. On arrival in Muscat you’ll be transferred to your hotel. (Meals: dinner)
Day 2: Muscat
After breakfast, head out into the bustling city for a tour. You’ll drive to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, one of the city’s most remarkable architectural achievements and a spiritual icon on Oman’s landscape. You’ll visit the Bait Baranda Museum, to learn about the history of Oman, then enjoy lunch before visiting Old Muscat, the Al Alam Palace, the fortress-style Bait al Zubair Museum, and Muttrah, a colourful and historic souk. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner) Day 3: Muscat - Sur - Wahiba Sands
Today, you’ll head out along the coast, making your first stop of the day in the fishing village of Quriyat. Then, you’ll follow the coastline down, past the Sinkhole, a collapsed mountain, through Tiwi and Wadi Shab before stopping in Sur. After a tour, you’ll drive to Wahiba Sands for a 4x4 tour across the incredible dunes, home to bedouin groups for over 7,000 years. You’ll spend a night in the desert, enjoying a fire-side meal and an evening watching the stars. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 4: Wahiba Sands - Nizwa
Take in the desert again on a 4x4 journey back to civilisation, then continue driving to Wadi Bani, a lush green valley surrounded by rugged mountains. Admire the views, then stop for lunch on the way to Nizwa, known for its ancient mud houses. On arrival you’ll head to the Al Hamra palm grove, and visit one of the oldest houses in the city. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 5: Nizwa - Muscat - Zanzibar
You’ll continue to explore Nizwa this morning, visiting some incredible historical castles, then drive to Bahla to admire the pottery it is famous for. On your way back to Muscat, stop off at Jabreen, an exquisitely-maintained castle. Arrive back in Muscat, then transfer to the airport for your flight to Zanzibar. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)
Days 6 - 11, 13 or 15: Zanzibar
Spend the next six, eight or ten nights at the rather dreamy (as the name would suggest) Dream’s Bay Boutique Hotel, on the northeast coast of Zanzibar. Spend your days lounging by the pool or on the white-sand beach, diving on coral reefs with wild dolphins or exploring the island’s vibrant capital, Stone Town. (Meals: breakfast, dinner)
Good to know
Please be advised it is your responsibility to check any passport, visa, health and immigration requirements, including any countries you have connection in. For flights via the US or Canada, you must apply for an ESTA or eTA visa before travel.
City Seasons Hotel Muscat, Oman (two nights)
Adding a contemporary string to Muscat’s historic bow is City Seasons Hotel Muscat, whose high point has to be its rooftop swimming pool with panoramic views over a palm-strewn park towards the sea and up to the mountains. City Seasons Hotel Muscat is a worthy holder of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Amenities: rooftop pool and terrace, restaurant, coffee house, Wi-Fi, spa and wellness facilities, fitness centre, concierge Arabian Oryx Camp Wahiba Sands, Oman (one night)
Settled on the sands of the Sharqiyah Desert, this luxurious Bedouin-style camp holds a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Surrounded by majestic dunes, evenings can be spent enjoying live entertainment and a campfire, all under a rich canopy of twinkling stars. Amenities: Wi-Fi, restaurant, private bathrooms, air conditioning
Nizwa Residence Hotel Apartments (one night)
This contemporary TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning hotel offers comfortable and modern rooms with mountain views, and boasts a restaurant with four different dining areas.
Amenities: restaurant, fitness centre, Wi-Fi
Dream’s Bay Boutique Hotel, Zanzibar (six, eight or ten nights)
Thatched roofs and swaying palms give an island paradise vibe to this beachfront hotel, where lying on the white-sand beach in a cabana is the order of the day. Fresh seafood and African hospitality combine at the restaurant, while watersports are on hand to fill your lounge-free hours.
Amenities: restaurant, bar, swimming pool, watersports, beach terrace, Wi-Fi, kayak and bike rental, massage facilities
Dream’s Bay Boutique Hotel, Kigomani, Tanzania (your last destination)
Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.
Return flights are included from London Heathrow to Muscat, Oman.
A 7kg hand luggage and a 30kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as private transfers throughout.
From London Heathrow, with Oman Air:
Outbound from London Heathrow to Muscat:
Departing London Heathrow at 08.25, arriving into Muscat at 19.35
Internal flight from Muscat to Zanzibar:
Departing Muscat at 21.05, arriving into Zanzibar at 01.15 (the following day)
Inbound from Zanzibar to London Heathrow, via Muscat:
Departing Zanzibar at 06.00, arriving into Muscat at 12.15
Departing Muscat at 14.40, arriving into London Heathrow at 18.25
Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, THG Holidays, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation. The flight time will be within the time parameters and possible airlines detailed in this offer.
The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for THG Holidays with ATOL number 9528 and your contract is with that company. THG Holidays booking conditions are available from http://www.thgholidays.co.uk/terms.phtml
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