City Trips and Tours
On arrival at Muscat Airport, you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the city on your own.
Today you visit the 5 largest mosque in the world, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Passing by the diplomatic quarter, you will be taken to the oldest and largest market in the country, Muttrah souq. This is a time for you to shop for your Omani souvenirs. Walk through its narrow alleys where the air is filled with the smell of frankincense and sandalwood. Next stop is the Al Alam Palace where the Sultan receives his state guests. The palace is flanked by two Portuguese fortresses, Al Jalali (1578) to the right and Al Mirani (1581) to the left. At a museum, you will witness traditional artefacts and traces of history and pre-history of Muscat.
Today you will start your fascinating roundtrip by exploring the cultural capital of the country Nizwa. If it is a Friday, you have the opportunity where the herders bring their cattle to be auctioned once a week. Explore the cultural capital of the country where its souq is still the best place to buy silver in the country. This is followed by a visit to the most visited national monument - Nizwa Fort. Entry is optional. Then you visit Oman's most beautiful castle from the 17th century, Jabreen, and another UNESCO site, Bahla Fort, the oldest and biggest fort in the country
Today morning you procced to Al Hamra. Here, the village women demonstrate old practices such as milling, coloring, cooking and more. A truly enriching experience. To the west of Al Hamra lies the road winding up Jebel Shams, the mountain of the sun. It is the highest mountain of the Arabic world and reaches 3075 m above sea level. The drive to the peak is adventurous, you pass the old village Ghul with its green terrace fields. Some kilometers further you reach the abyss of the Omani Grand Canyon. Enjoy the breathtaking views. Then visit the mountain village of Misfah which offers rewarding views of ancient architecture seen in stone houses.
And then its time for the desert. Enjoy the drive through the stunning dunes. Their forms change with the wave of the wind. After your arrival in the camp you climb up on a lonely dune to watch the miraculous sunset. The day ends under the sky of Oman while you sit together around the fire place and try Omani specialties.
Start your day by visiting the celebrated Wadi Bani Khalid. The ever-green Wadi Bani Khalid is one of the most famous ones of the entire Sharqiyah region. The river never dries out completely throughout the continuous water current. Large palm-lined ponds with turquoise and sapphire colored water invite for a swim. Arriving to the fishing town of Sur, the home of Omani traditional Dhows (boat), you will visit the dhow factory in the open air museum. At night, an extraordinary experience awaits you at the Turtle beach where you will get the opportunity to witness sea turtles coming to the shore and laying eggs!
Today we start the day with passing by Bimmah Sinkhole with its azure saltwater pool. Then there s a possibility of leisure hike through the twin wadis of Shab and Tiwi. You and your guide will determine the best suited itinerary for the day. There is a possibility for swimming along the way so prepare some change of clothes! And here your unforgettable journey ends.