Tour Overview

  • Round-Trip Airfare
  • All transportation between cities and within the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodations - 5 nights
  • Five breakfasts, one lunch, and four dinners, including one BBQ dinner in the desert
  • Guided walking tour of Doha
  • Visit to Souq Waqif
  • Visit to Dhow Harbor
  • Visit to Katara Cultural Village
  • Visit to Katara Beach
  • Visit to Education City
  • Tour of Qatar National Library
  • Visit to Villaggio Mall
  • Admission to Desert Safari tour
  • Admission to Museum of Islamic Art
  • Visit to MIA Park
  • Admission to National Museum of Qatar
  • Admission to Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
  • Admission to Whale Sharks of Qatar tour
  • Visit to Mall of Qatar
  • Free Tour Leaders 1 Per 15 Paying Students
  • Zoni Tour Manager

Day 1: Travel to Doha Qatar

Depart for Doha, Qatar on a night flight.

Day 2: Arrival and Doha Exploration

Arrive at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.

Transfer to your hotel to meet your Zoni Tour Manager and drop off luggage.

Begin your exploration of Doha with a guided walking tour of the city. Discover the modern architecture, bustling streets, and cultural landmarks.

Visit Souq Waqif, a vibrant traditional market, and immerse yourselves in the sights, sounds, and scents of Qatari culture. Have lunch on your own as you enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.

Explore Dhow Harbor and admire the traditional wooden boats that have been a part of Qatar's maritime heritage for centuries.

Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant, savoring traditional Qatari cuisine or international dishes.

Return to the hotel for check in.

Rest and prepare for more exciting adventures in Qatar.

Day 3: Explore Qatar's Heritage

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit Katara Cultural Village, a thriving center for arts, music, and culture. Explore its galleries, theaters, and the beautiful amphitheater.

Relax at Katara Beach, with its picturesque views of the Persian Gulf.

Have lunch at your own expense at a local restaurant.

Visit Education City, home to prestigious institutions like Qatar Foundation and Carnegie Mellon University.

Tour the Qatar National Library, an architectural marvel with an extensive collection of books and manuscripts.

Attend a cultural performance or event at Katara, providing insights into Qatar's rich heritage.

Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant offering traditional Qatari cuisine.

Day 4: Desert Safari and Sunset

Begin the day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel.

Visit one of Doha's renowned malls, Villaggio Mall where you can explore, shop, and enjoy various entertainment options.

Lunch on your own at the mall.

Set out on an exciting journey to the heart of the Qatari desert. Enjoy a scenic drive as you leave the bustling city behind and venture into the vast, pristine desert landscape.

Arrive at the Desert Safari Camp, where you'll receive a warm Arabian welcome.

Participate in thrilling dune bashing across the rolling sand dunes, led by an experienced driver who will ensure a safe and exciting adventure.

Explore Qatar's famed Inland Sea. Take a swim, snorkel, or just lounge by the pool.

Engage in more desert adventures, such as sandboarding for those seeking an adrenaline rush or volleyball for those who prefer some old-fashioned competition.

Enjoy a traditional BBQ dinner in the heart of the desert, surrounded by the beauty of the sand dunes.

As the day nears its end, gather at a prime spot to witness the awe-inspiring desert sunset. The changing colors of the sky against the backdrop of the vast desert are a sight to behold.

Gather around a bonfire and reflect on your time in the desert.

Return to your hotel for a restful evening.

Day 5: Museum and MIA Park

Enjoy a late breakfast at the hotel.

Visit the Museum of Islamic Art, which houses an impressive collection of Islamic art and artifacts.

Explore the beautifully landscaped MIA Park, where you can relax and enjoy scenic views of the Doha skyline.

Enjoy lunch at a local eatery on your own.

Continue your cultural exploration with a visit to the National Museum of Qatar, where you can learn about the history and heritage of Qatar.

Explore Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, featuring contemporary Arab art.

Enjoy a group dinner at a restaurant

Return to the hotel for a restful evening.

Day 6: Discover the Whale Sharks of Qatar

Begin your day with an early departure to Al Ruwais Port for the whale shark excursion.

Board the catamaran and enjoy breakfast onboard.

Set sail into the waters of the Persian Gulf, where you'll have the opportunity to encounter and observe the gentle giants of the sea, the whale sharks. Qatar is home to the world's largest population of whale sharks and here you can see up to 300 on any given day.

Learn about the marine life in the region from knowledgeable guides and marine experts. This experience provides valuable insights into marine conservation efforts in Qatar.

Have lunch aboard the ship as you return to port.

After returning to Doha, spend some time at the Mall of Qatar buying last minute souvenirs and enjoy entertainment opportunities.

Farewell dinner at a local eatery.

Return to the hotel to pack and rest.

Day 7: Departure

Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel, savoring the last moments of your stay in Qatar.

Check-out of the hotel.

Return to MIA Park for sightseeing and people-watching.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant at your own expense.

After lunch transfer to Hamad International Airport for your departure flight.

Dinner at your own expense at the Airport

Board the overnight flight back home, filled with memories of an enriching educational tour in Qatar.

Must Know

Cultural Enrichment: This tour offers students an immersive cultural experience, allowing them to explore Qatar's vibrant traditions, art, and history through visits to renowned museums, cultural centers, and landmarks.

Educational Value: The itinerary is designed to provide educational opportunities at every turn, with visits to prestigious institutions like Education City, the Qatar National Library, and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, enhancing students' understanding of global culture and arts.

Adventure and Exploration: The inclusion of a thrilling desert safari and whale shark watching add an adventurous element to the tour, giving students a chance to explore Qatar's breathtaking natural landscapes and partake in exciting activities.

Safe and Well-Organized: Qatar is known for its safety and hospitality, making it an ideal destination for student travel. The tour is thoughtfully organized, ensuring a smooth and enriching experience for both students and educators.

  • Qatar has a desert climate with hot summers and mild winters. Be prepared for extreme heat during the summer months. Lightweight, breathable clothing is advisable, and don't forget comfortable shoes for exploring.
  • The official currency is the Qatari Riyal (QAR). Credit cards are widely accepted, and ATMs are readily available. Inform your bank of travel plans prior to international travel to avoid any issues.
  • Qataris are known for their hospitality. Be respectful of local customs and traditions, such as asking for permission before taking photos of people.
  • Qatar has a conservative dress code, especially in public places. Dress modestly, covering shoulders and knees, and avoid revealing clothing.
  • Arabic is the official language, but English is commonly spoken, especially in urban areas. It's helpful to learn a few basic Arabic phrases as a sign of courtesy.
  • Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs, including rules related to public behavior, photography, and public displays of affection.
  • Qatar primarily uses plug types G and D and 240 voltage. If your devices or appliances use a different voltage or plug type, you may need voltage converters and/or plug adapters to use them in Qatar.

  • Travel time to and from various parts of the country may modify these itineraries.
  • Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned return date.
  • It is your responsibility to determine if you need a visa to enter Qatar, and ensure you have the necessary travel authorizations.
  • Itineraries are fully customizable.
  • Flexible payment plans are available.

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We offer a wide variety of customized educational itineraries based upon your curriculum requests and budget.

Tour inclusions vary depending on your itinerary, but all include transportation, accommodations, venue admissions, and most meals (as outlined in your proposal).

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Yes. All itineraries are fully customizable based upon your desired destination, curriculum requests, and budget needs.

Because we fully customize every itinerary, we can offer tours to any and every age group.

No, Zoni educational tours are not limited to school students alone. They can be arranged for college students, adult learners, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, language organizations, home-school co-ops, cultural schools/organizations, businesses, or individuals with an interest in acquiring knowledge and exploring new environments.

Absolutely. We cater to various group sizes, including homeschoolers, with fully customizable itineraries.

We require a minimum of ten paying passengers per group. We have no maximum group size.

Planning should begin as soon as possible. International travel is typically planned 12-18 months before departure.

Zoni Educational travel tours have trained Tour Managers and Tour Leaders accompanying the group. For domestic travel there will be one Tour Leader for every 10 students and for international travel, there will be one Tour Leader for every 6 students.

The Tour Leader is a representative from your school. The Tour Manager is affiliated with Zoni Tours and is well versed in the destinations visited.

Yes, for domestic travel we offer one free tour leader per ten paying passengers. For international travel, we offer one free tour leader per six paying passengers.

The itineraries listed on our website include examples of destinations that we travel to, but we are happy to customize a tour of any destination you wish to visit.

While many of our domestic tours are two-night/three-day itineraries, we can customize a tour for any desired length of time.

Your transportation needs will be provided by Zoni Tours, unless otherwise noted in your proposal.

Full names, dates of birth, emergency contacts, dietary restrictions, and any other relevant information needed for your itinerary.

Students and tour leaders will be responsible for securing traveler documents and information. Zoni will keep digital copies of passports and visas for international travel in case of emergency.

All forms are signed at registration along with terms and conditions. Documentation required by your school or organization may vary.

No. Group travel is secured under one booking.

No, seats will be assigned at the time of booking.

While not guaranteed, Zoni Tours will do everything possible to accommodate this request.

Flight changes are available at your own expense, subject to group leaders' approval.

Zoni Tours will accommodate special needs per ADA and section 504. We can secure accommodations in motorcoaches, hotels, and most eateries. However, elements of certain itineraries are not accessible to wheelchairs and other devices. Please make your Educational Group Tour Coordinator aware of any special needs when you begin your travel planning.