Central Oman
When you stay at a hotel in Muscat, we suggest the following interesting day excursions. We also tailor-make longer round trips according to your interests.
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Central Oman


 

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Half Day Muscat Tour

Duration: 4 hours; Distance: 100 km

Spend the day visiting the 5th largest mosque in the world, exploring Old Muscat, Al Alam Palace, the private Bait Al Zubair Museum, walk along Muttrah Souk and bargain at the oldest market in Oman. 

Tour in a saloon or minibus inc. entrance fees.

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Muscat by Night

Duration: 4 hours; Distance: 100 km

Get to know the most beautiful places in Muscat by night. Explore the same highlights as in the Half Day Muscat Tour with the exception of the Grand Mosque which is only open in the morning. Also get the chance to enjoy an authentic Omani dinner to round off this truly special trip.

Tour in a saloon or minibus inc. entrance fees.

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Oman’s Most Beautiful Forts

Duration: 9 hours; Distance: 450 km

Explore Nizwa, the former capital and religious centre of Oman. If your stay falls on a Friday, you will get the chance to experience the animal market. Stroll through traditional markets, Oman's most visited national monument, tour forts and a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Tour in a saloon or minibus inc. entrance fees.

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Wahiba Sands

Duration: 10 hours; Distance: 550 km

Enter the incredible dune landscape of the Sharqiyah region, visit the Wendesday women's only souk in the ancient city of Ibra. The tour continues to one of the oldest villages in Oman, enjoy tea and dates with a Bedouin family, ride a camel (optional) and dig into a picnic at Wadi Bani Khalid, where you have the chance to swim or walk.

Tour in 4WD inc. picnic. 

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Wadis and Coast

Duration: 8 hours; Distance: 340 km

Today's adventure begins in Wadi Arbiyeen, drive through the wadi and visit the idyllic waterfalls followed by a stop at the azure saltwater pool of Bimah sinkhole. Continue your journey with a walk to the inviting oases of Wadi Tiwi, stroll the remains of the ancient city Qualhat and drive along magnificent coastal strip of white sand beaches.

Tour in 4WD, including picnic.

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Grand Canyon

Duration: 10 hours; Distance: 560 km

Depart to Jebel Shams the highest mountain of the Arabic world. On the way visit Nizwa souk and fort, the ancient restored village of Al Hamra that depicts how Omani's once lived and the green village of Ghul; an area known for its artistic goat hair woven rugs. Finally reach the breathtaking views of the Omani Grand Canyon. 

Tour in 4WD, including picnic and entrance fees. 

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Jebel Akhdar

Duration: 8 hours; Distance: 560 km

Go on an exciting journey to the incredible Jebel Akhdar. Visit Nizwa souk and fort. Explore the abandoned village of Birkat al Mauz, a place surrounded by date plantations and Falaj system. Walk amongst the lush fruit plantations of Jebel Akhdar that also grow roses used in the popular Omani rose water. Marvel the views of Saiq Plateau at Diana Point, named after the late Princess of Wales. Discover beautiful traditional villages and the deserted ruined mud village in Wadi Bani Habib.

Tour in 4WD, including picnic and entrace fees. 

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The Batinah

Duration: 10 hours; Distance: 400 km

First stop is the small town of Barka known for its lively fish market, the popular sweet "Halwa" and its 18th century fort. Next, explore the 350 year old fortress of Nakhel, the nearby hot springs, Wadi Bani Awf and at Wadi Sahtan go on a walk and dig into your picnic lunch.

Tour in 4WD, including picnic and entrance fees.

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East Hajjar Crossing

Duration: 9 hours; Distance: 340 km

Go on an adventurous drive across the Hajjar mountain ranges, cross deep wadis and pass small traditional villages. If your excursion falls on a Wednesday, you have the opportunity to visit Oman's women only souk. Admire the recently discovered beehive tombs of "Al Jaylah";  a UNESCO world heritage site, estimated to date back to 3,000 B.C. On the way to Bimmah sinkhole travel along a panoramic coastal road to reach the scenic views overlooking the Gulf of Oman and the beautiful white sand beaches.

Tour in 4WD, inc. picnic.

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Dolphin Watching

Duration: 2 hours

Enjoy this experience during the early morning in Omani waters.

This is a scheduled group tour.

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Dolphin Watching with Snorkelling

Duration: 3 hours

As above, snorkelling equipment is provided.

This is a scheduled group tour. 

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Sunset Dhow Cruise

Duration: 2 hours (excluding transfer time)

View Muscat with the eyes of Sinbad the Sailor and watch the landscapes change its colours during sunset. Kahwa and dates are served during the cruise.

This is a scheduled group tour. Only on Thursday and Sunday.On Friday dinner is served on board.

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Private Boating/Fishing

Duration/Distance: on request

Board a boat and take a break from daily routine. This is your time on the Indian Ocean. 

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South of Oman


 

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Half Day Salalah Tour

Duration: 4 hours; Distance: 70 km

This excursion leads you through Salalah, the biggest city in Dhofar, also known as the "perfume capital of Arabia". Go a on journey to the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, an archaeological ruined city, a museum, past the Sultan's palace and to various traditional markets. End the tour with a scenic drive through fruit plantations and with a refreshing drink from a coconut or try the local bananas, papayas and guavas from the fruit stall.

Tour in a saloon or minibus inc. entrance fees.

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West Salalah

Duration: 4 hours; Distance: 180 km

Discover the Qara mountains and the Old Testamentary prophet Job's tomb. Also explore the magnificent Mughsayl beach and Marnif Cave an area characterised by limestone cliffs and blow holes. Stop by the nearby pink lagoons, home to flamingos, pelicans and storks. Drive up the mountains to the Yemeni border to enjoy the stunning views of volcanic mountains and gnarled frankincense trees.

Tour in a saloon or minibus inc. entrance fees. 

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East Salalah

Duration: 4 hours; Distance: 150 km

Travel along a scenic road lined with palm trees to Taqa village and castle, this town was once a major exporter of incense and horses. On the cliff of Khor Rouri, discover the ruins of the fortress and the palace of Sumhuram which is believed to belong to the Queen Sheba. Before reaching Mirbat, explore Bin Ali's tomb with its striking white domes. Lastly, stop by the beautiful Ayn Razat natural springs.

Tour in a saloon or minibus inc. entrance fees.

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The Lost City

Duration: 8 hours; Distance: 480 km

The Rub Al Khali is the biggest sand desert on earth that Oman shares with Saudi Arabia. Leave Salalah behind heading northwards to the lost city of Ubar.  Legend has it that the city and its inhabitants were buried under the sands as a punishment by God. On the way back to Salalah, pass by frankincense tree plantations, where the valuable resin is harvested by hand. 

Tour in 4WD, including picnic and entrance fees.

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