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Day Tours
Muscat City Tour (Half-Day) – “Mystic Muscat”
Timing – Half Day (4 Hours)
The tour starts with a visit of the Grand Mosque, standing in stately grandeur. A visit to this beautiful piece of architecture is a must for all tourist (open daily for visitors, between 0800–1100 Hrs, except Fridays/holidays) Dress code – Women should wear attire covering their arms and legs and should cover their head with scarf. Men should wear normal shirt and trousers), From here move on to the Fish and vegetable markets in Muttrah. Feel free to mingle with the crowd. Visit the Muttrah Souq where you will find a mix of old and new. Sights, sounds and fragrances are in abundance. You then proceed past the Corniche and to the capital area before you take a photo stop at the Sultan’s Palace flanked by the 16th Century Portuguese forts of Jalali and Mirani. You visit Bait Al Zubair Museum for a fine display of Omani culture and history. End of Tour.
Nizwa / Bahla / Jabrin Fort (Day Trip) – “Inspiring Interior”
Timing – Full Day
A journey to the past through the Sumail Gap that divides the Western and Eastern Hajars and onto the Old Capital of Oman, Nizwa, famous for its silver souq and a big round fort. After visiting the souq and the fort, you move to Bahla with the huge loam fort which is under renovation at present. Bahla is also known as the pottery capital of Oman. Because of its cultural value, Bahla is placed in the UNESCO’s list of heritage monuments. Lunch in a local restaurant. Next visit is Jabrin fort, where you will find one of the most magnificent forts of Oman with its painted ceiling, dungeons, and hidden passages. Return to Muscat.
Nakhl Rustaq (Day trip) – “Fascinating Forts”
Timing – Full Day
Leave Muscat and your first stop is at Barka, a seaside town with small souqs and a fort along the shoreline.  As you approach Nakhl, keep an eye out for the fortress that sits on a hillock outside the town. The fort’s origin is pre-Islamic with major contributions by the Al Ya’ruba and the Al Bu Sayed dynasties. You visit the fort. Visit the mineral-laden hot springs water in Nakhl. Picnic Lunch under one of the many shades. You then move to Rustaq for a photo stop for another pre-Islamic fort. Later in the evening you return to Muscat.
Amouage / Fanja village / Wadi Taiyyin (Day Trip)
Timing – Full Day  
Start your journey from Muscat and visit the famous Amouage perfume factory which is renowned for creating some of the most finely crafted and exotic fragrances in the world.  (Perfume factory is closed on Fridays/Saturday)  Continue to the village of Fanja – known for its 400 year old history & abandoned mud houses. The village is located on a hill top and hence provides beautiful views of the Wadi and the surrounding Hajars. Later, proceed to the scenic Wadi Tayyin which is located deep within the mountains and is known for its crystal clear waters which are perfect for an afternoon dip. Picnic Lunch. Return to Muscat in the late afternoon. 
Wahiba Sands & Wadi Bani Khalid (Day trip) 4WD – “Desert Safari”
Timing – Full Day
Board a 4wd and head towards Fanjah, where you stop to take photos of an abandoned village.  You drive through the Sumail Gap that divides the Western and Eastern Hajars. See the ruins of the old mercantile community of Al Mansfah near Ibra. Head towards the enchanting Wadi Bani Khalid. Picnic Lunch. Drive past the village with its endless date plantations. Reach the magnificent Wadi. The pools are cool, deep and absolutely stunning and the silky water perfect for a long swim. From here, proceed to Wahiba, the undulating golden sands. Indulge in some thrilling Dune Bashing. Return to Muscat.
Jebel Shams (Day trip) 4WD – “The Grand Canyon of Oman”
Timing – Full Day
Leave Muscat in A/c 4WD,  travel via Fanjah, Izki and Nizwa. Stop at Nizwa for a stroll through the Old Capital of Oman. After reaching the region of Al Hamra we visit the scenic Wadi Ghul and stop at the old village of Ghul to see the abandoned Persian ruins. From here you drive along Wadi Nakhr, also referred to as the Grand Canyon with breathtaking views. At the end of the Wadi is a village where rugs with bright colors and designs are made by local weavers.  Visit the local weaver and haggle for their wares. From here you make our way up to Jebel Shams, the highest peak in Oman at 3000 meters. Picnic lunch at the rim of the canyon.  From here you will have an outstanding view deep into the Grand Canyon of Oman. On your way back, you will stop at Misfat Al Abrein, a picturesque village strapped on to the side of a mountain.  As you walk around this beautiful village where time has come to a standstill, you will be moved by the simplicity and friendliness of the people. Return to Muscat in the evening.
  Jebel Akhdar (Day trip) 4WD – “Cool and Green”
Timing – Full Day
Drive through Sumail Gap and Izki. You proceed to the roof of Oman, the Saiq Plateau which for hundreds of years has been accessible only by donkeys. The sight of terraced gardens is very interesting. A variety of fruits like, pomegranates, apricot, and lemon are grown here. There are rose gardens here and they bloom in April. There are interesting walks in Wadi Bani Habib, Shrejaya, Al ain and Aqur. The weather here is cool and dry. You have picnic lunch in one of the shades. Return to Muscat in the evening.
  Wadi Shab (4WD)-“Coastal Trek”
Timing – Full Day
Travel to Quriyat from Muscat and then over the plateau down to the coastal road. Reach Wadi Shab. Take a hike up one of Oman’s scenic wadis.  At the end of the wadi there is a swim through the famous keyhole into the secluded world thrilling of fantasy.   On the way back you stop at Fins Beach with its white sandy beach. Picnic here. Relax a while before returning to Muscat.
(Kindly note that the wadi is strewn with rocks and pebbles which makes walking difficult. Advisable to wear sturdy walking shoes.)
Wadi Sahtan (Day trip) 4WD –“Mandoos-The Chest of Oman”
Timing – Full Day
Visit the Seeb fish souk. You then head to Wadi Sahtan via the road that leads from a round-about just north of Rustaq. This road is a connector with the interior town of Ibri via Wadi Bani Ghafir, Wadi Mabrah and Wadi Hidaq. Drive through narrow tracks and dodging boulders once you reach the entrance of the Wadi. Picnic Lunch. We reach Sahtan Bowl which old timers call the “mandoos”, “The Chest of Oman” because it is so secluded. Here you will see small settlements set among lush plantations. Return to Muscat.
Billad Sayt (Day trip) 4WD - “Magnificent Remote Village”
Timing – Full Day

You proceed along the Batinah Coast towards the most beautiful remote village in Oman, Billad sayt in the Western Hajars. Near Awabi you turn into a beautiful wadi, Wadi Bani Awf. After a spectacular drive you reach the beautiful village of Bilad Sayt, where your eyes are treated to an amazing view, of Palm groves and terraced gardens between the stone walls. Picnic Lunch in the lovely shades.. You head back to Muscat via Nakhl.
Wadi Abyadh and Wekan Village (Day trip) 4WD - “Wadis and Mountains”
Timing – Full Day


You leave Muscat and head towards Barka, where you will visit the fish souq. Mingle with the fishermen, who are bringing in their latest catch. You then proceed to Wadi Abyadh. On the way you will see a picturesque village set among date plantations. Enjoy the crystal clear rock pools and experience an adrenaline rush with some wadi bashing. Picnic Lunch. Later you travel to Wadi Mistal which cuts through the Hajar Mountain Ranges. After a 30 km drive through the wadi, we reach the face of a mountain which is ophiolite; there are two villages here, Hadash and Wekan. You turn towards the right and drive up the steep and winding rock, to visit the agricultural village of Wekan which is 1700m above sea level. Marvel at the beautiful landscape and enjoy the cool and pleasant weather here. You will find Pomegranates, grapes, walnuts, apricots and dates grown here. Return to Muscat.




Exploring Wadis - Wadi Dayqah/Wadi Al Arbaeen/Wadi Mayh (Day Trip)

(Maximum 4 persons to a 4WD car) Duration – 8 hours approx.


Start your journey from Muscat and drive along the road to Quriyat. From here, you will travel inland for about 20 KM’s to see “Wadi Dayqah Dam”, set in desert terrain against a mountainous backdrop above the Al Mazara village in the Vilayat of Quriyat and the biggest manmade Dam in Oman. At 75 metres high, this dam straddles 400 metres across the wadi gorge with a 100 million cubic metre reservoir. Definitely a tourist attraction. You then proceed along an off-road track through the Hajar mountains on your way to visit “Wadi Al Arbaeen”. On route, you will see a few “Mushroom rocks”, a naturally occurring rock formation whose shape, as its name implies, resembles a mushroom. You then reach the wadi where you will find a pool of crystal clear intense turquoise blue waters, which are cool and inviting for a swim. Picnic lunch under one of the many shades of palm trees in the surrounding area. After lunch, we head back to Muscat via “Wadi Mayh”, a long valley that lies between Yiti and Sifah. You drive along asphalt and gravel roads through an enormous mountain range which is naturally engraved with many layers created through different geological periods and boasts a massive display of rock art. This picturesque landscape is dotted with small streams and pools of fresh water, alongside you will also find a Falaj system used by villages and farmers. Return to Muscat.



Dolphin watch (2 hours) minimum 2pax

You will be picked from your hotel at 7.15 am and transferred to the Marina. Make a dream come true as you step aboard a speed boat to explore the hidden treasures of Oman’s magic coastline. Two hours cruise will give you a fascinating experience and it is rare to miss the swimming dolphins. Chances of seeing dolphins (usually common, spinner, bottlenose or Indo-Pacific species) are high at any time of the year. A dolphin in flight is a wonderful sight that thrills onlookers. Soft drinks on board. Later return to the Marina


Sunset Dhow Cruise (2hours)-“Sunset Serenity” (Operates only on Thursdays, Friday, Saturday & Mondays with minimum of 2 pax)
Timing – Half Day

You will be taken to Marina Bandar Rawdha. Embark a traditional Omani Dhow for a 2 hours Dhow Cruise. You pass the Yacht club of Muscat and the fishing village of Sidab. Pass by the harbor of historic Muscat, the Sultan’s Palace flanked by Jalali and Mirani forts and then sail past Al Bustan Palace, Oman’s premium hotel. From here you go by Qantab and at Bandar Jissah you can have a glimpse of the Shangri-la Resorts.  Return to Muscat. Kahwa and dates served on board.


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