The Kingdoms of Jordan & Oman

17 Days
Amman to Muscat
From (NZD)
$ 18,380
$ 17,380
Dates & Pricing

2020 Amman > Muscat

Rugged good looks and heart-warming traditions

Step back in time as you explore the ancient wonders of Jordan and discover the hidden beauty of Oman.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
MOJA
Duration:
17 days
Departure City:
Amman
Return City:
Muscat

Selected Itinerary

17 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Amman

    Your journey into wonder begins in Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, where you’ll enjoy a two night stay. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a dinner of local delicacies.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Amman

    Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash, inhabited since the Bronze Age. Explore the impressive ruins and witness an exciting re-enactment of a Roman chariot race in the hippodrome.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  3. Day 3 - Amman > Petra

    During a visit to the Royal Automobile Museum view the extensive private collection of the Royal Family. At Madaba discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land then continue to the rose red city of Petra for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Petra

    This magnificent World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 40 metres high. Designed to impress, the rock-cut facade will take your breath away. This is only the first of many wonders you will discover here today.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Petra > Wadi Rum

    After a free morning in Petra, continue your journey to Wadi Rum. You will feel like you have stepped onto the moon during your Special Stay in the luxurious Martian tents of the Sun Camp.

    Sundowners

    Witness the vivid and dramatic colours of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Wadi Rum > Aqaba

    This morning travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you discover the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum. Explore Lawrence Road and be awed by the vistas of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink and white sands. Later, continue south to Aqaba for a two night Special Stay. Relax in the luxurious surrounds of your hotel, step onto your balcony with sweeping Red Sea views or take a dip in the pool.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Aqaba

    Freechoice

    Cruise and snorkel the Red Sea in search for marine life. Alternatively, you may choose a relaxing Spa treatment.

    The afternoon is at leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities of your resort.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Aqaba > Dead Sea

    Travel north toward the Dead Sea, stopping at Bethany Beyond the Jordan to see where Jesus was baptised and view the memorial to Moses at Mount Nebo. Continue on to the Dead Sea for a two night stay at your luxurious resort. Relax and take in the views over the Dead Sea across to Israel from your balcony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  9. Day 9 - Dead Sea

    Enjoy the facilities of your resort including direct access to the sea. Spoil yourself and allow the staff to slather you in the therapeutic mud. Or float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea, while reading a book or the newspaper.

    Sundowners

    Join your Tour Director at the Sky Bar and toast the end of a wonderful journey.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Dead Sea > Muscat

    Fly to Muscat and check in for your three night Special Stay at your iconic hotel, with views of the ocean from your room. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome to Oman dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Muscat

    Muscat, capital of the Sultanate of Oman has a history dating over 900 years. Set between the Hajar Mountains on one side and the sparkling waters of the Gulf on the other, this important port city has a colourful history with past rulers including the Persians and the Portuguese Empire. Your exploration of this city starts with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, built from 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone. Marvel at the features including the enormous hand woven prayer carpet, chandeliers and stained glass windows.

    Enrich

    Be welcomed by the owner of the Bait Adam Museum and enjoy traditional Omani coffee with dates, and a tour of his private collection.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Muscat

    Freechoice

    Immerse yourself in this beautiful city and its monuments and discover Muscat in-depth by visiting the Opera House and National Museum before driving along the waterfront Corniche, then finish off at the bustling Muttrah Souq. Alternatively, spot wild dolphins along Muscat’s rugged coast on a fun dolphin-watching cruise.

    Later, see Muscat’s coast through the eyes of ancient seafarers who plied this route for centuries on a traditional Dhow cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Muscat > Wahiba Sands

    Board your 4WD vehicles for your adventure into the vast mass of undulating dunes of Oman. En route, drive past the fishing village of Quriyat to spot flamingos and stop at the Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater filled with shimmering blue green water.
    Later, experience the thrills of dune driving and observe the surprisingly wide array of flora and fauna found in the desert sands before visiting a Bedouin home to enjoy a cup of Omani coffee and learn about local life. Arrive at your tented Bedouin camp for the night in time to see the changing colours of the desert during a golden sunset, a photographers’ delight.

    Sundowners

    Late afternoon, depart on a desert drive across the dunes for sunset drinks.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Wahiba > Jebel Akhdar

    Escape to cool mountain climes, stopping in Birkat Al Mawz, an uninhibited, abandoned village full of date and banana orchards and old brick houses. Continue on to Jebel Akhdar. Located on the fabled Green Mountain, elevated luxury reveals dramatic canyon views at one of the world’s highest resorts. Your two night Special Stay, offers Omani splendour in the most breathtaking of natural settings.

    Enrich

    Dine in the most stunning of settings reserved just for you – a canyon-edge platform where Princess Diana took in panoramic views in 1986. Toast as the sun sets over the canyon and constellations shine overhead.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Nizwa

    Enjoy the stark beauty of the Wahiba Desert from your room, as sunrise over the desert paints the landscape in pastel shades. Enjoy an early breakfast and depart for Nizwa Old Town, a former
    capital of Oman. Immerse yourself in the lively souq and explore the well preserved, World Heritage-listed Bahla Fort – the finest of Oman’s castles – which displays beautiful Omani ceiling paintings and beautifully executed woodcarvings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Jebel Akhdar > Muscat

    Discover the 400-year-old village of Al Hamra, one of the best preserved old towns in Oman. Stroll past the honey coloured Yemeni-style old mud-brick houses and the lush, green date plantations. Proceed to Misfat Al Abriyeen, before venturing on a fun-filled and adventurous drive crossing Oman’s quaint villages, patchwork terraces and traditional houses laid out against the rocky slopes. Continue to Muscat and return to your hotel for another Special Stay. This evening. join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Muscat

    Say farewell as you transfer to Muscat airport.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Smaller group sizes
  • 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 3 Scenic Sundowners events
  • 5 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 33 meals – 16 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 11 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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