Shangri-la Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa Al Bandar Hotel

Muscat, Oman

7 Nights - 2 Adults
Deluxe Room, Breakfast

The deep turquoise blue water of the Sea of Oman is hypnotic, contrasting vividly with the majestic mountains that rise behind the resort. This is the fascination of Oman.


The name Al Bandar translates as "The Town", a name reflected in the architecture of the hotel. Inspired by old Muscat, featuring buildings of varying heights and a variety of ornate balconies, Al Bandar is an inspiration.

Departure Airport: London, United Kingdom
Airline: Turkish Airlines

Travel: 11MAY19-19MAY19
Book by: 31DEC18

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DAY TOUR

Iceland's most popular natural wonders in one day. Find the dancing northern lights after a joyful Golden Circle tour.

Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes

The Golden Circle Tour is in the morning, which allows for a 3 to 6 hour interval before heading off on the Northern Lights tour. That interval is the perfect opportunity to grab dinner or to go on our Cheers to Reykjavík tour in Reykjavík.

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In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
Knowledgeable local guide
Admission to the sights
Free Wi-Fi and usb charger in every seat
Free use of camera tripod (please note, we only have a few and many people come on the tours, if you own please bring it along)
Free use of astronomical telescope, for moon and stargazing
Photo memory of you and the northern lights (when aurora can be seen)
Instructions about how to set up your camera to capture northern lights and the night sky

Exclusions
Food & drinks
Pick-up and Drop-off at hotel can be booked as an extra service with our SmartBus™ service. Otherwise you are advised to be at our Reykjavik Terminal 15 minutes before the tour departure time.


Please note
We are working with Iceland´s most talented Northern lights hunters to find the best places every night.
It is never a guaranteed that we will see northern lights, however, we do our best to maximize our chances by picking the best locations.
Since it is never guaranteed to see aurora, we will make sure you get the chance to see them. In the event of a unsuccessful hunt, we offer you the chance to re-book as many times as needed until you partake in a successful northern lights hunt. You can continue to do this within a 2 year period of going on the first hunt.
If the Northern Lights portion of this tour is canceled due to weather and you don't have an opportunity to participate in a subsequent tour, the northern lights portion of the tour will be refunded.

What do I need to bring?
For the In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise headphones are available for purchase in every bus from our hosts.


For your comfort: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so be prepared for all weather conditions. Waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are recommended, especially since we will be outside at night during the hunt for the northern lights.


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Reykjavík Terminal

• Tours depart from the Reykjavik Terminal located at Skógarhlíð 10. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure along with a printed or digital copy of your ticket/voucher.
• If you have booked a hotel pickup with Smartbus, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green Smartbus which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup.

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