b'Oman & DubaiKaleidoscope of Ancient Treasures & Modern RichesExperience modern riches and ancient treasures while enjoying warmhospitality in Oman and Dubai. The Sultanate of Oman is the third-largest country in the Arabian Peninsula. Mountains, desert, lush oases and coastline are icons of breathtakingnatural beauty that are interwoven with a kaleidoscope of history, legends and a heritage rich with traditions. On our journey through Oman, ancient and modern combine with nature. Explore the cultural centers - the capital city Muscat and the ancient capital Nizwa; villages and oasis communities. In contrast, the pristine beachesof Ras Al Jinz turtle reserve and the extraordinary Wahiba Sands, whereincredible sand dunes, some reaching 300 feet high, stretch as far as theeye can see in a desert wilderness. Here, the early morning and late afternoon light paints the peaks and valleys between dunes in a palette of contrasts. The journey continues, traveling to the far northern seaport of Khasab with its castle and beaches, then on to ultra-modern Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.Most importantly, share tea and conversation, exchange ideas and connect with people excited to share their country and culture with a warm welcome.ITINERARY12 nights| Arrivals in Muscat, 3 nights; drive to Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, 1 night; drive to Wahiba Sands, 1 night; drive to Nizwa, 2 nights; drive to Muscat & fly to Khasab, 2 nights; drive to Dubai, 3 nights & departuresHIGHLIGHTS Step back in time in Muscat, the historic port city and capital of Oman Visit the Grand Mosque, the souq and the Royal Opera House. Admire the vivid turquoise water in the spectacular limestone crater at Bimmah Sinkhole Learn about turtles at the Ras al-Jinz Scientific Centre Drive through the picturesque Eastern Hajar mountains to beautiful Wadi Bani Khalid and swim in its natural pools Explore the 17th century fort of Nizwa and Jabreen Castle Engage with locals in conversation, meet artisans, farmers; learn about their crafts and how frankincense is grown Enjoy opportunities to snorkel and swim Prices Starting From$4,899 per personGroup Size: Maximum 20 travelers Season: OctoberMarchAccommodations: Four-Star hotels Wildlife History HeritageNature Culture CommunityContact Us|journeys@conservancytravel.org 11'