Silversea Luxury Cruises A MUSCAT

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Muscat, Oman
Silversea Luxury Cruises - Muscat, Oman

Oman's capital city is hemmed in on one side by spectacular jagged-peaked mountains and on the other by royal blue sea. The architecture is a traditional, sophisticated arabesque blend of white-washed, low-rise buildings surrounded by manicured palms, intricately designed domes set atop the minarets of the mosques, sand-colored villas, a surprising blend of modern art installations, like a giant incense burner that towers over the Corniche, and ancient forts set in the rocky hills. View more

Though tradition abounds, from distinct, local cuisine to the widely worn national dress, the dishdasha, Muscat is a completely modern city, featuring opulent luxury hotels, international restaurants, excellent cellular and data service, sprawling shopping malls, pristine beaches, lively nightlife, world-class performing arts, and a highly educated population, most of whom speak English, Arabic, and often Hindi. Muscat is the ideal base for exploring other areas of the country since many of the most desirable destinations are within a few hours' drive.

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DUBAI A MUMBAI
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    nov 10 2019
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    9 Dias
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    Silver Spirit
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MUMBAI A DUBAI
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    mar 15 2020
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    10 Dias
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    Silver Spirit
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MUMBAI A ATHENS (Piraeus)
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    mar 15 2020
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    26 Dias
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    Silver Spirit
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DUBAI A ATHENS (Piraeus)
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    mar 25 2020
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    16 Dias
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ATHENS (Piraeus) A DUBAI
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Excursões em MUSCAT

Dolphin Watch & Snorkelling Adventure

While Muscat offers numerous cultural attractions, the rugged coastline and sparkling waters are equally appealing. During this water-oriented outing, spend approximately two hours looking for wild dolphins and other marine life, with an hour to snorkel.


Leaving the port, a 20-minute drive brings you to the Marina Bander Al Rowdha where the boat stands ready for boarding. Head out to sea in search of dolphins known to frequent this area. Watching their playful antics is a thrilling experience. If lucky, you may catch a glimpse one of the many species of whales that can be found a short distance from Muscat's rugged coast.


Next, cruise to Bander Khiran where the boat drops anchor at a spot known for its colourful coral beds inhabited by large varieties of exotic fish. From the boat, enjoy easy access into the water to swim and snorkel amidst this wonderful sea world.


Then, relax on the return cruise to the marina, where the coach is ready to take you back to Port Qaboos and the ship.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of activity if guests plan to snorkel; guests must be able to swim in water too deep to stand. The snorkelling activity is optional and guests not wishing to participate remain on the boat. A minimal amount of walking is required for approximately 273 yards (250 metres); however, all guests must be able to manoeuvre in and out of the boat. Swimming/snorkelling is done from the back of the boat. This tour operates in motorised boats, carrying 10-12 guests each. It does not include 'swimming with the dolphins' and sighting of dolphins or other marine life cannot be guaranteed. Beach attire is acceptable; wear your swimsuit under a cover-up. Remember to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a towel from the ship. Operation of the tour is dependent on favourable weather and sea conditions; it is not suitable for anyone prone to seasickness. Snorkelling equipment is provided, including fins.

Grand Mosque & Nakhl Fort

Visit one of Muscat's most impressive sites, the Grand Mosque, and discover the beauty of the Omani countryside on this full-day outing to Nakhl Fort.


Depart from the port and head directly to the Grand Mosque for a visit to this splendid house of worship.


Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Construction on the mosque complex began in early 1995 and was completed six years later. Inauguration followed in May 2001 by His Majesty the Sultan. The invested patronage of Sultan Qaboos plus his instructions to the team overseeing the project at the Diwan of the Royal Court, has endorsed the spiritual and architectural role of the largest mosque in Oman, able to accommodate up to 20,000 worshippers. Then, proceed with the drive past the airport and along the Batinah Coast.


Barkha Fish Market

Arriving at the small town of Barkha, stop for a brief walk through the fish market to see an interesting display of the freshly caught fish and seafood. There is time if you wish to take a stroll along the beach or check out the local souq with its general purpose products.


Nakhl Fort

After about an hour's journey inland, during which you can enjoy views of the scenic and rugged countryside, arrive at Nakhl Fort. The Omani forts are the country's most striking cultural landmarks and Nakhl Fort is no exception. The 350-year-old fort is set in a gorge, surrounded by a mountain enclave. In 1990, careful restoration was carried out using traditional building materials and period furnishings. The fort's massive walls rise atop a 200-foot (61.5 metre) hill, with spectacular views of the surrounding area. It offers visitors an opportunity to step back in time and obtain a glimpse into life of a bygone era. The rooms and terraces are located on different levels requiring climbing stairs.


Leaving the fort, proceed to the nearby Nakhl Springs, a tranquil oasis surrounded by green vegetation and framed by the majestic Jebel Mountains. ollowing a short stop here. depart for the Al Nahda Resort (or similar) where a buffet lunch of international specialties is served.


Afterwards, commence the approximate 70-minute return journey to Muscat and Port Qaboos.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking, with a flight of stairs to climb at the Nakhl Fort. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. The visit to the mosque requires both ladies and gentlemen to have their legs and ankles totally covered and wear long sleeve shirts/blouses. Ladies also need to bring a scarf to cover their head. Shoes must be removed at the entrance to the mosque; bring socks for comfort. Any food, drinks, and smoking are strictly prohibited at the Grand Mosque. Entrance to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is not possible during Muslim Holiday observance, Fridays and daily in the afternoon. An outside stop will be substituted at these times. Remember to bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. The tour sequence may vary. Bring local currency for any purchases.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Muscat at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Muscat at your leisure during your half-day (3-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Muscat at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited up to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Muscat at your leisure during your half-day (3-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited up to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Splendours of Muscat

Get a first-hand introduction to Oman's capital, an exciting mix of medieval, traditional and modern architecture that lends Muscat an ambiance all of its own.


Meet your guide on the pier, board the coach and drive directly to the Grand Mosque.


Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Construction on the mosque complex began in early 1995 and was completed six years later. Inauguration followed in May 2001 by His Majesty the Sultan. The invested patronage of Sultan Qaboos plus his instructions to the team overseeing the project at the Diwan of the Royal Court, has endorsed the spiritual and architectural role of the largest mosque in Oman, able to accommodate up to 20,000 worshippers. The whole interior is panelled with off-white and dark grey marble. The ceilings are inspired by those of Omani forts and a Swarovski crystal chandelier with gold-plated metalwork hangs down for a length of 46 feet (14 metres). Your visit to this splendid house of worship will be an impressive experience. Please note mosque can only be viewed from the inside in the morning and on days other than Fridays/religious holidays.


Re-join the coach and continue to the Kargeen Café for refreshments.


Muttrah Souq

This colourful market, boasting scores of traditional shops, is one of the most frequented spots in Muscat. During a stroll through the narrow alleys, experience the unique atmosphere and see many authentic items, including frankincense, exotic perfumes, gold and silver jewellery, handicrafts in copper and camel bone, Omani designer products, and antiques (items over 50 years olds cannot be exported). A visit here is a mind-boggling experience.


Then, heading toward the old town, visit one of Muscat's most outstanding museums.


Bait Al Zubair

This museum contains one of Oman's finest and most comprehensive collections of artefacts from all over the Sultanate. Built in 1914 by Sheikh Al Zubair bin Ali, it was opened as a museum in 1998 by his son Mohammed Al Zubair as an integral part of the city's heritage. The museum is an important showcase for traditional Omani crafts and culture. Displays include antique jewellery, costumes, domestic utensils, Omani weaponry and recreated urban and rural environments.


Old Town & Al Alam Royal Palace

Following your visit to the museum, the guide leads you on a walk through the winding streets of the old town. The main attraction is the Al Alam Royal Palace. Nestled between the Al Jalali and Al Mirani Forts, the palace's fairy-tale façade of gold and blue pillars make it one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. As the official estate of Oman's ruler, no inside visit is possible. However, seen from the gate the view of the exterior is quite impressive and you are welcomed to take photos.


At the end of your walk, re-join the coach for your way back to Port Qaboos and the ship.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 546 Yards (500 metres) in the old town and approximately 15 steps at the Grand Mosque, museum and souq. It is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests with limited mobility may need the assistance of their travel partner. The visit to the mosque requires both ladies and gentlemen to have their legs and ankles totally covered and wear long sleeve shirts/blouses. Ladies also need to bring a scarf to cover their head. Shoes must be removed at the entrance to the mosque; bring socks for comfort. Any food, drinks, and smoking are strictly prohibited at the Grand Mosque. Entrance to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is not possible during Muslim Holiday observance, Fridays and daily in the afternoon. An outside stop will be substituted at these times. Photography is not permitted inside Bait Al Zubair Museum. The tour sequence may vary. Bring local currency for any purchases.

The best of Muscat with Arabic lunch experience & Airport Transfer

Get a first-hand introduction to Oman's capital, an exciting mix of medieval, traditional and modern architecture that lends Muscat an ambiance all of its own.


Meet your guide on the pier, board the coach and drive directly to the Grand Mosque.


Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Construction on the mosque complex began in early 1995 and was completed six years later. Inauguration followed in May 2001 by His Majesty the Sultan. The invested patronage of Sultan Qaboos plus his instructions to the team overseeing the project at the Diwan of the Royal Court, has endorsed the spiritual and architectural role of the largest mosque in Oman, able to accommodate up to 20,000 worshippers. The whole interior is panelled with off-white and dark grey marble. The ceilings are inspired by those of Omani forts and a Swarovski crystal chandelier with gold-plated metalwork hangs down for a length of 46 feet (14 metres). Your visit to this splendid house of worship will be an impressive experience. Please note mosque can only be viewed from the inside in the morning and on days other than Fridays/religious holidays.


Muttrah Souq

This colourful market, boasting scores of traditional shops, is one of the most frequented spots in Muscat. During a stroll through the narrow alleys, experience the unique atmosphere and see many authentic items, including frankincense, exotic perfumes, gold and silver jewellery, handicrafts in copper and camel bone, Omani designer products, and antiques (items over 50 years olds cannot be exported). A visit here is a mind-boggling experience.


Then, heading toward the old town, visit one of Muscat's most outstanding museums.


Bait Al Zubair Museum

This museum contains one of Oman's finest and most comprehensive collections of artefacts from all over the Sultanate. Built in 1914 by Sheikh Al Zubair bin Ali, it was opened as a museum in 1998 by his son Mohammed Al Zubair as an integral part of the city's heritage. The museum is an important showcase for traditional Omani crafts and culture. Displays include antique jewellery, costumes, domestic utensils, Omani weaponry and recreated urban and rural environments.


Al Alam Royal Palace

Following your visit to the museum, the guide leads you on a walk through the winding streets of the old town. The main attraction is the Al Alam Royal Palace. Nestled between the Al Jalali and Al Mirani Forts, the palace's fairy-tale façade of gold and blue pillars make it one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. As the official estate of Oman's ruler, no inside visit is possible. However, seen from the gate the view of the exterior is quite impressive and you are welcomed to take photos.


Kargeen Restaurant

Arabic restaurant called "Kargeen" an old Omani word meaning 'little wooden cottage.' A place hitch takes you back in to living Omani Culture. Built with wood and wrought iron adding to the decor, the building has been decorated with bright rugs. Enjoy your Arabic meal to conclude your exotic experience of Middle Eastern delights.


At the end of your lunch, re-join the coach for your way to the airport.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 546 Yards (500 metres) in the old town and approximately 15 steps at the Grand Mosque, museum and souq. It is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests with limited mobility may need the assistance of their travel partner. The visit to the mosque requires both ladies and gentlemen to have their legs and ankles totally covered and wear long sleeve shirts/blouses. Ladies also need to bring a scarf to cover their head. Shoes must be removed at the entrance to the mosque; bring socks for comfort. Any food, drinks, and smoking are strictly prohibited at the Grand Mosque. Entrance to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is not possible during Muslim Holiday observance, Fridays and daily in the afternoon. An outside stop will be substituted at these times. Photography is not permitted inside Bait Al Zubair Museum. Please note Kargeen restaurant does not serve alcohol. The tour sequence may vary. Bring local currency for any purchases.

Traditional Dhow Cruise

Experience the waters around Muscat as the ancient mariners did on this half-day cruise aboard a traditional dhow.


The sight of the graceful sail of the dhow is synonymous with being in an exotic and far away land. For thousands of years Omanis have plied a sea-trading thoroughfare on trusty Dhows, their travels stretching north to Mesopotamia, east to India, and southwest to Africa.


From the pier, a 20-minute drive brings you to the Marina Bandar Al Rowdha and your awaiting dhow. The 'Lubna' provides interior and exterior seating. Indoors, overlooking the sea is an Arabic style saloon with stained glass windows and outside is 'majlis' or Arabic-style floor seating, all surrounded in traditional Omani ambience. The voyage is a carefully selected route along old Muscat, taking in scenes of Omani history from Portuguese architecture at the cornice to the modern wonders of the Al Alam Palace.


During the cruise, fresh dates, Omani coffee, and assorted soft drinks are offered. After the two-hour journey return to the marina where you are transferred back to the port to re-join the ship.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking for approximately 273 yards (250 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 5-6 steps throughout the tour. Care must be taken on the narrow wooden stairs to board the dhow and when embarking/disembarking the boats; guests must be agile and have good balance to participate. This tour is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. While the coaches will be air-conditioned, there is no artificial cooling on the boats. The operation of this tour is subject to weather and sea conditions. Those who suffer from motion sickness should take precautions in advance. The dhow operates under power; sail may be utilised. There are facilities on board the dhow. We recommend you wear sun protection. Do not take photographs of individuals without their permission. Women in particular do not like being photographed. It is forbidden to take pictures of military facilities, borders and airports. Observe 'NO PHOTOGRAPHY' signs. Space is limited; we suggest you pre-reserve in advance to avoid any disappointment.

Programas em terra em MUSCAT

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Oman Desert Experience

The Gulf of Oman desert and semi-desert, a coastal ecoregion located on the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, features a diverse mix of habitats, including mangrove swamps, lagoons, dunes, and mudflats on the coast. Inland are gravelly plains and savanna, with thorny acacia trees in the foreground of the Musandam and Al Hajar mountains. In addition to its expansive nature splendour, this ecoregion offers a unique opportunity to experience the Bedouin lifestyle by embracing its people and traditions. Experience the spectacular natural beauty and Bedouin lifestyle of the Oman Desert in a unique new way during this fun-filled and exciting overland adventure, and an evening under the stars. After disembarking the ship in Muscat, you are met and transferred to the Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in Oman. Following a guided tour, visit the picturesque Wadi Arabayeen, with its deep pools of water set among the date palms, and Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue-green-coloured water at the bottom. Next, proceed for an Arabic lunch at the Sur Plaza Hotel in Sur, then visit to a traditional dhow-building factory. Your tour continues with a scenic and exhilarating dune-ride at the beautiful and expansive Wahiba Sands. Afterward, transfer to the 1,000-Night Camp for check-in and some free time before heading out for a spectacular sunset dune-ride. Following your dune-ride, return to the camp for a barbecue dinner and an overnight stay in a Sheikh Tent at the 1,000-Night Camp. After breakfast the next morning, check-out, board your 4WD vehicle and return to Wahiba Sands, home to the traditional Bedouins. Upon arrival, stop by a local Bedouin home for coffee and a unique opportunity to interact with a local family. Following your visit, proceed for an Arabic lunch at the 'Kargeen' restaurant in Muscat. After lunch, your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure concludes on Day Two with transfer to the port of Mina Sultan Qaboos. Upon arrival at the pier, embark the ship.


Oman Desert Experience

Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Departs from: Muscat

Re-join ship: Muscat

Reserve by: At least 90 days prior to sailing


This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis, and the program price is subject to change. Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason within 90 days of sailing. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this program. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the program fare per person is due.


Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Oman. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


Experience the spectacular natural beauty and Bedouin lifestyle of the Oman Desert in a unique new way during this fun-filled and exciting overland adventure, and an evening under the stars.


DAY ONE - Thursday, November 14, 2019 - Muscat/Grand Mosque/Wadi Arbayeen/Sur/Dhow Factory/Wahiba Sands


Transfer to the Grand Mosque, and a guided walking tour inside the mosque

After disembarking the ship and immigration clearance, meet your guide, board your 4WD vehicle and transfer to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the nation. The instructions for building the Grand Mosque were issued by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. The invested patronage of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, accompanied by his instructions to the team overseeing the project at the Diwan of the Royal Court, has endorsed the spiritual and architectural role of the Grand Mosque in marked tribute to the distinguished and noble Islamic heritage. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the Grand Mosque's interior.


Visit to the picturesque Wadi Arabayeen and spectacular Bimah Sinkhole

Leaving the Grand Mosque, re-board your jeeps and continue on for a visit to the picturesque Wadi Arabayeen, with its deep pools of water set among the date palms. Following your visit, head to the Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue-green-coloured water at the bottom.


Arabic lunch at the Sun Plaza Hotel in Sur, and a visit to a traditional dhow-building factory

Next, proceed to Sur for an Arabic lunch at the Sur Plaza Hotel. After lunch, transfer to Wahiba for a brief stop at a traditional dhow (wooden ship-building) factory; Sur is famous for its dhow-building.


Scenic and exhilarating dune-riding at the beautiful and expansive Wahiba Sands

Following your visit, re-board your 4WD vehicle and head to the Wahiba Sands. The Wahiba Sands is a long, narrow strip of high dunes and sketchy woodland approximately 110 miles (about 177 kilometres) from north-to-south, and approximately 50 miles (about 80 kilometres) from east-to-west along the pristine coastline of eastern Oman. Upon arrival at the edge of the desert, deflate your tires and begin your fun-filled and exciting dune-ride. Afterward, transfer to the 1,000-Night Camp.

The 1,000-Night Camp

The 1,000-Night Camp features very authentic, Bedouin-style tents with attached toilet and shower, and an open view to the sky. The 'Sheikh' tent is one of our traditional Bedouin tents, and made with the original wool of goats and sheep to offer guests a taste of elegant Bedouin living in the desert. The 'Sheikh' tent is equipped with a dim electric lamp, and an electric-charging plug for camera, mobile phones and laptops. Table and chairs are also available to enjoy the camp's romantic atmosphere under the green tree outside the tent.


Late-afternoon check-in, free time and a sunset dune-ride

Following check-in and some free time to relax, meet your guide and depart for some sunset dune-driving. During this scenic and exhilarating, roller coaster-like ride over the dunes, discover why the ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer's delight.


Barbecue dinner under the stars at the 1,000-Night Camp

Following this unforgettable sunset dune-ride, return to the 1,000-Night Camp for some free time to freshen-up before dinner. This evening, the wafting aromas of a barbecued meal being prepared greet your arrival prior to sitting down for a relaxing dinner under the stars.


Overnight in a Sheikh Tent at the 1,000-Night Camp - Wahiba Sands


Please note: Proper attire is required to enter the mosques; women must wear modest clothing that covers the body and head, including the hair. Arms and legs must be covered to the wrists and ankles, and one must also take a scarf to cover your head. Men must wear modest clothing befitting the sanctity of the mosque. Shorts, transparent/see-through clothing, shorts and skirts, sleeveless shirts, clothing with profanity, tight clothing, swimwear, and beachwear are not permitted inside the mosque. Food, drinks and smoking are strictly prohibited. Slip-on shoes are recommended, as guests are required to remove their shoes before they enter the mosque. The Grand Mosque is open Saturday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. only. The dhow factory is closed on Fridays.


DAY TWO - Friday, November 15, 2019 - Wahiba Sands/Bedouin House/Muscat/Kargeen Café/Mina Sultan Qaboos


Breakfast, a drive to Wahiba Sands and visit to a local Bedouin home

After breakfast at the 1,000-Night Camp, check-out, board your 4WD vehicle and return to Wahiba Sands, home to the traditional Bedouins. Those who choose to live in the harsh desert environment of Wahiba Sands must be hardy and resilient to tolerate its harsh climate, and the Bedu are just that. Today, over 3,000 Bedu of varying tribal origins live here amidst the woodland on the fringes of the sands. Upon arrival at the Wahiba Sands, a visit is made to a local Bedouin home for coffee and a unique opportunity to interact with a local family.


Arabic lunch at the Kargeen restaurant in Muscat, and a transfer to the pier and ship

Following your visit, proceed for an Arabic lunch at the Kargeen restaurant in Muscat. After lunch, transfer to the port of Mina Sultan Qaboos. Upon arrival, embark the ship.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking, at times over uneven, cobblestone, bumpy, rocky, sandy, grassy, and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the 4WD vehicles and many steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with a fear of heights, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, a sweater or light jacket, raingear, an electric socket convertor that fits Middle East plugs, a camera, and local currency for purchases from the ship; avoid wearing sandals, as most of the sites visited are dusty. Proper attire is required to enter the mosques; women must wear modest clothing that covers the body and head, including the hair. Arms and legs must be covered to the wrists and ankles, and one must also take a scarf to cover your head. Men must wear modest clothing befitting the sanctity of the mosque. Shorts, transparent/see-through clothing, shorts and skirts, sleeveless shirts, clothing with profanity, tight clothing, swimwear, and beachwear are not permitted inside the mosque. Food, drinks and smoking are strictly prohibited inside the mosque. Slip-on shoes are recommended, as guests are required to remove their shoes before they enter the mosque. Guests must carry their passports and ship's ID at all times. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence and itinerary may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.


The local currency is the Omani Rial (OMR); however, US Dollars are well-accepted by most vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited, and credit cards are accepted in most larger shops and hotels (a shopping stop is not planned during this programme).


Programme Includes:

  • One-night stay in a Sheikh Tent at the 1,000-Night Camp - Wahiba Sands
  • One breakfast, two lunches and one dinner (lunch and dinner include choice of soft drinks or bottled water; the consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited)
  • Arabic lunch at the Sur Plaza Hotel in Sur
  • Day and sunset dune-riding via 4WD vehicles at Wahiba Sands
  • Barbecue dinner at the 1,000-Night Camp
  • Visit to a local Bedouin home for coffee and interaction with a local family
  • Arabic lunch at the Kargeen restaurant in Muscat
  • All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items. All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

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