Enjoy this unique blend of ancient and modern architecture in the beautiful city of Muscat, which lies in the middle of a maze of brown pleated mountains, lulled by the Arabian Sea.The tour will start with a visit to the Grand Mosque, and continue with a drive through the ministries area where you can see a number of modern buildings with touches of Islamic architecture. You will then visit the fish market and the Muttrah Souq (market), followed by a visit to Bait Al Zubair Museum. Finally, you will stop at the magnificent Al Aalam Palace, the official residence of Sultan Qaboos, for a photo opportunity.
Forts and castles are Oman's most striking cultural landmarks and together with its towers and city walls, they have historically been used as defensive bastions or look-out points. It is estimated that there are over 500 forts, castles and towers in Oman. Our incredible tour will include a few of them, which are more remarkable and striking in their architecture & style. The ancient capital of Oman, Nizwa was a seat of learning and the birthplace of Islam in Oman. The 17th century round fort and the souq famous for silver jewelry are the major attractions of Nizwa, not to mention the popular and interesting cattle auction, which takes place on every Friday. Built on a solid base of rock, the huge tower was designed to withstand the vibrations of 24 cannons. We move on to Bahla famous for its handmade pottery. Bahla is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, however the fort here is now under renovation and is not open to public. Built as a defensive stronghold, the Jabreen is perhaps the finest of Omani castles. The castle has dungeons, passages, rooms and ceilings decorated with fine carvings & paintings.
Visit the fertile Batinah coast and be amazed by its beautiful beaches, forts and small fishing villages. There are also places famous for camel racing and bull fighting, if this is something that interests you. You'll have a short stop at the Seeb Fish market before continuing to the Nakhl Fort and the hot water springs, followed by the majestic fort of Rustaq, which is one of the oldest forts in Oman and is surrounded by watch towers. You'll then return to Muscat in the late afternoon after a day of exploration and adventure.
Join this full-day tour to the city of Ibri and visit the Hajjar Mountains rising over 2000 meters! You will stop at the town of Al Hamra where 400 years old mud houses are still standing and occupied. You'll also visit the gorge of Wadi Nakhr, which is one of Oman’s greatest natural wonders. Next is a visit to the mountain village of Misfah and the terrace farming village of Wadi Ghul. You'll be amazed by Jebel Shams (mountain of the Sun) which is the tallest peak in Oman at a height of 3010 meters offering spectacular views of its surroundings.
If you're in Oman and want to explore nature and natural beauty, then this full-day trip is where you should go! You will start with visiting to the beautiful village of Wakan that offers you some amazing scenery with its lush plantations, terrace farming and a variety of fruits and vegetables it is famous for. Finally, you'll visit the gorgeous Wadi Al Abyad, where you can go on a short trek to enjoy its beauty or maybe take some pictures. You will then return to Muscat.