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Jabal Villa, Alila Jabal Akhdar

Muscat and Mountains

9-day tailor-made tour from £2,455 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Discover Muscat with stays at two of Oman's finest resorts

Highlights

  • Enjoy a stay perched on the edged of a dramatic canyon, exploring with mountain walks and tours
  • Swap mountains for beachside relaxation in the spectacular Shangri-La
  • Indulge in gourmet dining and luxury spas throughout
  • Discover the delights of Muscat, from grand mosques to colourful markets
  • Enjoy included private tours to the cities of Muscat and Nizwa

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Alila Jabal Adkhdar Hotel
  • 4 Nights Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

About

Recommended for:
Beach | City | History & culture | Natural world | Off the beaten track | Spa

Discover Oman in luxury on this tailor-made holiday, first relaxing at Alila Jabal Akhdar, a spectacular eco-friendly resort perched on the edge of a dramatic canyon, alongside an included private tour of Nizwa, the birthplace of Islam in Oman. Then tour whimsical capital Muscat, discovering bustling souqs (bazaars) and food markets, coming back to the spectacular Al Bandar Hotel at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. Here, enjoy gourmet Middle Eastern dining, a luxury spa and stunning ocean vistas.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
UK to Oman

After included VIP airport lounge access, board your flight to Muscat, arriving on day two. Upon arrival, transfer to the stunning Alila Jabal Akhdar, spectacularly located in the Al Hajar mountain range, all rugged beauty and breathtaking scenery. Relax in your suite that's all dark wood furnishings, stone terraces and traditional murals, before perhaps relaxing by the heated plunge pool or indulging in the luxurious spa. Enjoy dinners in the hotel’s main restaurant, Juniper, all dark wood furniture and stone-clad walls, for traditional Middle Eastern delights, from baba ganoush to lamb tagine.

Stay: Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman (Deluxe)

Meals: B D

Day 3
Nizwa

Today you will see you journey to Nizwa, capital of the interior and birthplace of Islam in Oman. Enjoy a full-day 4WD tour as you head to the famous Round Tower Fort, built in the 17th century, as well as its excellent Friday cattle market that sells goats, sheep and cattle. Stop by Nizwa's souq, where ornamental silver jewellery is sold alongside intricately, hand-carved khanjars (daggers), before enjoying a walk through Al Hamra, a 400-year-old old village. Then, head to Jabal Shams and stop at the terraced farming village of Wadi Ghul, taking in the views from the highest peak in the Jabal Shams range, known as Arabia's 'Grand Canyon', before enjoying a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Alila Jabal Akhdar for your final night, perhaps dining in the intimate Rose Lounge alongside expertly-made cocktails.

Stay: Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 4-5
Al Bandar Hotel at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Depart the hotel with a private transfer to the spectacular Shangri-La Muscat, spending the next four nights at this fabulous resort, made up of three hotels – you'll stay in the focal point of the resort, Al Bandar. Its rooms all feature a contemporary Arabian flourish and stunning garden and sea views. Relax by the pool, or go snorkelling and diving or even head on a mountain trek, coming back to the seven bars and restaurants of Al Bandar, offering everything from contemporary Italian cuisine to Tapas & Sablah served al fresco. 

Stay: Shangri La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 6
Muscat

Enjoy a half-day tour of Oman's capital, Muscat, today, where you'll see such delights as the Grand Mosque and the Bait al Zubair Museum. Drive along the Cornice to visit the fish market and colourful Muttrah Souq, stopping at the official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the magnificent Al Alam Palace flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts of Mirani and Jalali. It's the perfect prelude to a few hours relaxation at the Chi Spa, complete with 12 treatment rooms, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.

Stay: Shangri La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 7
Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Enjoy a full day at the resort today, to spend how you please. Perhaps relax on the private 100-metre beach before sampling one of the restaurants you've not yet tried for your final dinner, such as the international flavours of Samba, the family-friendly Surf Café or head to Al Husn hotel for some of Oman's finest dining in Shahrazad, Muscat's only authentic Moroccan restaurant.

Stay: Shangri La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 8-9
Depart Oman

Transfer to airport for your flight back to the UK, arriving on day 9.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

9-day tailor-made tour from £2,455 incl. flights

Deluxe

Low Season

from £2,455 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £3,090 pp. incl. flights

Includes:

  • Return scheduled flights
  • Private transfers throughout the itinerary
  • Three nights at the Alila Jabal Akhdar Hotel in a Mountain View room on a half-board basis (dinner & breakfast)
  • Full day 4WD tour with English speaking driver guide including lunch at a local restaurant
  • Four nights at the Shangri-La Al Bandar resort, in a Deluxe Room with daily breakfast
  • Half Day Muscat City tour with English speaking driver-guide
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK (subject to departure airport and terminal). 

Additional supplements apply for travel over the Christmas and New Year period, please call for details.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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