Explore the Persian Gulf past and present, by land and sea, on this incredible Cruise Tour. Begin with nine days of glitz, glamor and unbelievably gorgeous architecture in the UAE, Qatar, and Bahrain. Then spend five days on an in-depth tour of Oman, traveling deep into the interior to find a reservoir of traditional life. Here between the Hajar Mountains and the vast Empty Quarter you’ll discover historic forts, rural farming villages that still using centuries-old irrigation techniques, friendly Bedouins who will happily welcome you into their homes, and truly epic scenery. Marvel at mountain gorges that rival the Grand Canyon, rolling desert dunes, terraced orchards, and green valleys filled with date palms. The deeper you travel into the heart of Oman, the better you’ll understand local customs and cultures, and the better insight you’ll have on what Omani life was like before the discovery of oil.
Recommended to bring:
Sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and your swimsuit
Please note: Ladies visiting mosques are required to cover their heads with a scarf and not wear shorts, beachwear, or sleeveless outfits as they are to be fully covered. Men are also to be fully covered though short sleeve shirts are allowed. No eatables are allowed inside the mosque premises. Slip-on shoes are recommended.