Oman Excursions

Enjoy our selected Oman excursions:




Majestic Muscat


This half-day tour starts in the morning with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. The main chandelier of the architectural masterpiece is made of pure Swarovski crystal and the carpet adorning the large prayer hall was woven by experts, made out of pure Persian silk. The Mosque exterior is constructed with quality Rajasthani Sandstone and the main halls as well as the smaller prayer rooms are adorned with the finest Italian Marble. The Mosque is surrounded by 5 minarets, each of which symbolizes the holy five vows taken by every devout Muslim to reinforce his faith in the Almighty.

From the Mosque you will head to Mutrah to see the fishermen in action at the fish market followed by a walk around the traditional Souq. We then take you down the coast to old Muscat where you can spend some time learning about Omani history in the Bait al Zubair museum with its display of archaeological finding and Oman national dress and jewellery. From there to the Sultan's Al Alam Palace and the historic Jalali and Mirani forts which still guard the natural harbor.



Explore & Shop Muscat


This full-day tour starts in the morning with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. The main chandelier of the architectural masterpiece is made of pure Swarovski crystal and the carpet adorning the large prayer hall was woven by experts, made out of pure Persian silk. The Mosque exterior is constructed with quality Rajasthani Sandstone and the main halls as well as the smaller prayer rooms are adorned with the finest Italian Marble. The Mosque is surrounded by 5 minarets', each of which symbolizes the holy five vows taken by every devout Muslim to reinforce his faith in the Almighty.

After the Grand Mosque, what better than a visit to the Natural History museum where you can learn and see so much about Oman's precious eco-structure. From there, we will move on to a visit to the Royal Opera House, considered to be one of the world finest acoustic spaces. A local lunch follows, and then we head off to Amouage where we will see the workings behind one of the most luxurious perfume brands in the world. You will then have time to browse and shop the many shops in the area.



Absolute Muscat


Enjoy the diversity of the city in this full day tour. Visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in the morning followed by an informative look around the Natural History Museum. Then drive out to the House of Amouage for a lesson in perfume production. Enjoy a picnic or lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Mutrah to see the vibrant Corniche and visit the Souq to browse and barter for some truly exquisite Omani souvenirs.

Spend the remainder of the afternoon in old Muscat visiting Bait al Zubair museum which is one of the most informative museums in Oman and focuses mainly on the traditional culture and lifestyle of the people of the Sultanate, Al Alam Palace and the old forts of Jalali and Mirani which guard it. Interestingly, these forts were built by the Portuguese in the 16th century.



City Serenity


This full-day tour of contrasts starts in the morning with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. The main chandelier of the architectural masterpiece is made of pure Swarovski crystal and the carpet adorning the large prayer hall was woven by experts, made out of pure Persian silk. The Mosque exterior is constructed with quality Rajasthani Sandstone and the main halls as well as the smaller prayer rooms are adorned with the finest Italian Marble. The Mosque is surrounded by 5 minarets', each of which symbolizes the holy five vows taken by every devout Muslim to reinforce his faith in the Almighty.

We will then take a short drive to Wadi Al Khoud where you will have some time to see the beautiful pools and streams and the delightful village which is the perfect place to visualize rural Oman.

After lunch in a local restaurant, we head out to Mutrah which is the old center of Oman's trading history. In its quaint streets, you will find a souq selling the finest Omani incense, silver, spices and souvenirs. At the end of the Corniche, we will visit the Bait Al Zubair museum with a wonderful collection of coins, weaponry, jewellery and clothing which together bring an alluring glimpse into Omani history. Finally, we move towards Muscat Old town, Al Alam Palace and the ancient twin forts of Jalali and Mirani.

All in all, a wonderful day to see the many contrasts of Oman and Muscat.



Family Fun Day


Your day starts being picked up at your hotel and transported to our boat which will takes us not too far out on a dolphin spotting trip. These dolphins can be very playful and are usually very happy to see us!

Back on dry land, our transportation takes us to the Children Museum where both you and the family can enjoy some interactive fun which will build up our appetite for a picnic or lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, you will have 3 hours in one of Muscat's top shopping centers where the children can play in the dedicated Play Zones whilst the adults enjoy some well-earned shopping time.



Dolphin Watching


You don't have to travel far from land to find yourself surrounded by countless dolphins dancing in the waters around your boat. The Sea Of Oman is heavily populated with a variety of dolphins and an early morning boat trip is an excellent way to experience them at close quarters. Leaving from Marina Bandar Al Rowdha your boat captain will be talking to the other boats at sea on the radio to give you the very best chance of finding these friendly fish.

Once you have enjoyed watching the dolphins you can come back to land or extend your day on the water. For those who would like to see Oman from the sea, enjoy a quick coastal tour before heading to the flat, crystal clear waters of Bandar Khayran for snorkeling and swimming. If you wish, we can arrange a picnic lunch and you can spend the rest of the day here exploring or simply relaxing on one of the beaches.



Memorable Sunset Cruise


Why not end your day with a relaxing cruise along the splendid Muscat coast, seeing many of the sights from a different angle whilst contemplating the magnificent vistas with a drink or even dinner? For your voyage, you can choose between a modern catamaran and a traditional fishing dhow.

On this 2 hour cruise through unspoiled seas, explanations and tourist guide are superfluous so you will be able to just relax and enjoy. As you gaze out across the sea, you'll marvel at the changing colors of the sky and the horizon emblazoned in shades of fiery gold, red and pink. Then, just as the sun sets, we'll sail along the shoreline near the Muscat, where the delicate mix of hues painting the city give you the chance to photograph the Old Town glistening in dramatic color.



Al Batinah Battlements


In the morning you will be collected from your hotel and driven to Barka to see the Fish Souq in full wing with all the noise and local color that you can imagine. Cherish the date palm plantations on the road to Nakhl where you will enjoy the warm waters of the Thowara Spring, see the impressive falaj system and wander around the highest fort in Oman.

After a picnic or lunch in a local restaurant take the mountain-lined road to Rustaq to see its ancient fort rich in history and visit the Al Kisfr Hot Springs. The four towers of Rustaq Fort are called: Al Burj Al Ahmar, Al Burj Al Hadeeth, Al Burj Al Reeh and Al Burj Ashiateen which means the devil's tower!

Note that thousands of visitors flock to Rustaq each year to bathe in the medicinal hot waters of Al Kisfr. Finally we will drive out onto the gravel plains to see the 18th century Islamic architecture of Al Hazm Castle and its magnificent collection of restored cannons.



Magnificent Wadi Bani Auf


You will be collected from your hotel at the morning and driven to Barka to see the Fish Souq in full swing with all the noise and local color that you can imagine. Cherish the date palm plantations on the road to Nakhl where you will enjoy the warm waters of the Thowara Spring, see the impressive aflaj system and wander around the highest fort in Oman.

After a picnic or lunch in a local restaurant, you will head through a break in the Jebel Al Akhdar mountains and into Wadi Bani Auf. Enjoy the scenery and the thrilling drive as you venture further into the wadi until you reach the charming, tranquil village of Bilad Sayt where you can enjoy a gentle walk around the beautiful houses and terraces.

This Wadi is really an experience that should not be missed.




The Beauty of Wakan Village


You will be collected from your hotel at the morning and driven to Barka to see the Fish Souq in full swing with all the noise and local color that you can imagine. Cherish the date palm plantations on the road to Nakhl where you will enjoy the warm waters of the Thowara Spring, see the impressive aflaj system and wander around the highest fort in Oman.

After a picnic or lunch in a local restaurant you will head mountain ward and into the stunning Wadi Mistal. Take in the breathtaking scenery as you make your way across the wadi bed and start the climb to Wakan village, one of the most spectacular mountain villages in Oman, to see its abundant fruit trees and farmed terraces.



Historical Nizwa


After collection from your hotel, you will stop at the House of Amouage and visitors' center for you to experience one of the world's finest fragrances. After this visit, we are back on the road to Nizwa to visit the Fort and the Souq before stopping in town for a picnic or lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, an afternoon of stunning architecture lies ahead as you take in Bahla Fort, which was the oldest and first Omani fort to be built in the Islamic style, Jabreen Castle, probably the finest of Omanis castles built during the late 17th century and then head up to the traditional mountain village of Al Hamra to visit Bait al Safah living museum.



A Night under the Stars


After a visit to the Amouage Visitor Center you will head out into the interior stopping at the old town of Ibra to enjoy some old architecture. After a picnic or lunch in a local restaurant make your way into the spectacular Wadi Bani Khalid which runs with crystal clear water all year round.

From the Wadi, we head into the desert to do some exciting "dune bashing" on your way to meet one of the few remaining Bedu families in the heart of the beautiful Wahiba Sands. Enjoy a camel ride and the sunset over the dunes before dinner and a night in a well-equipped desert camp.

After breakfast you will drive out of the Sands and down to Al Kamil Castle Museum and then onto the undisturbed Jalan Bani Bu Hassan to see the mosque with 52 domes. After a picnic or lunch in a local restaurant enjoy your first glimpse of the sea on the spectacular Coastal Road back up to Muscat topping for a drive into the narrow canyon of Wadi Tiwi, a look at the aquamarine waters of Bimmah Sinkhole and a dip in the sea at the stunning White Sands Beach.



The Gorgeous Jebel Akhdar


You will drive straight to Nizwa where you will visit the Fort and the Souq. Once you have a taste of the old capital, head out to the village of Birkat al Mawz to see the old stone houses, the 17th century mosque and impressive falaj system.

You will stop for a picnic or lunch at a local restaurant in the village before proceeding into Wadi Madaeen and then winding up the mountain onto Saiq Plateau. Up here in the cooler air, enjoy the many sights and sounds of the Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain in Arabic) including Wadi Bani Habib and Al Ayn. The views from the top are really breath-taking and you will take home some wonderful memories.



Wadi Shab


Take the dramatic road from Muscat to Quriyat where you will stop to have a look at the old village and visit the newly restored fort. Then head out of town to the magnificent Wadi Dayqah Dam, one of the largest dams in Oman and the major supplier of fresh water to Muscat.

Once on the Coast Road, you will make your way to the second Wadi of the day - Arbiyen - renowned for its undeveloped tranquility and deep pools. Enjoy a picnic or lunch in a local restaurant before heading to number three, Wadi Shab where you can take a relaxed walk through this beautiful local village to see aquamarine pools, waterfalls and terraced plantations. Look out for the kingfisher birds which can add glorious splashes of color.



Wadi Tiwi


Take the dramatic road from Muscat to Quriyat where you will stop for a visit in old village and the newly restored fort. Then head out of town to the magnificent Wadi Dayqah Dam, considered the largest in Oman.

Interestingly over 120 wadis converge into is path. After a picnic or lunch in a local restaurant lunch head down the Coast Road to see the aquamarine waters of the Bimmah Sinkhole before stopping at Al-Sharqiya White Sands, one of Oman's most stunning beaches.

Finally take a drive into the spectacular narrow gorge of Wadi Tiwi before enjoying the scenic journey back to Muscat.



Complete Coastal


From your hotel you will head straight down the Coast Road to see the aquamarine waters of the Bimmah Sinkhole before stopping at Al-Sharqiya White Sands, one of Oman's most stunning beaches.

After a picnic or lunch in a local restaurant choose between a drive into Wadi Tiwi or a walk into Wadi Shab before getting back on the road to Sur where you can walk around the old Dhow Yard watching the traditional craftsmen at work.



A Day at the Dunes


Drive down to the marvelous Wadi Bani Khalid, the best known wadi of the region. The wadi has large pools of water and boulders are scattered along its course that runs with water all year round. Try to see some of the caves which are very interesting features.

After a picnic or lunch in a local restaurant you will experience an introduction to desert life. On your way to meet one of the few remaining Bedu families in the heart of the beautiful Wahiba Sands, you will do some exhilarating "4x4 bashing" almost alone in the undulating dunes.



Nizwa & Jebel Shams Grand Canyon


You will drive straight to Nizwa where you will visit the Fort and the Souq. Once you have a taste of the old capital, you will head up to the traditional mountain village of Al Hamra.

After a picnic or lunch at a local restaurant in the village, we head to Wadi Ghul, see the old abandoned village perched on the rocks. There we have the opportunity to meet a traditional Omani family and take a look at some of the local handicrafts there. Then, with Jebel Shams towering above you, plunge deeper into the Grand Canyon.

Oman's Grand Canyon is situated amidst the rocky terrain of the Jebel Shams Mountain which over 3,000 meters is high making it the highest mountain in Oman. The word Jebel Shams literally means "Sun-Mountain" in Arabic. The view from the top over the Grand Canyon is absolutely breath-taking. The trip will be with a 4WD. The Jebel Shams is the highest peak in the 700 km long Hajar mountain range. You might even be pleasantly surprised to see a few shepherds accompanying their grazing sheep! Experience an untamed and rugged countryside, a pristine world interrupted here and there by tiny settlements.



Sharqiyah Adventure with Turtles Watching


A great trip to see the full diversity of the Sharqiya region. After a look around the Amouage Visitor Center you will head out into the interior stopping at the old town of Ibra to enjoy some old architecture. After a picnic or lunch in a local restaurant make your way into the marvelous Wadi Bani Khalid which runs with water all year round.

From the Wadi, we will head out into the desert to do some exciting "dune bashing" on your way to meet one of the few remaining Bedu families in the heart of the beautiful Wahiba Sands. We will make our way into the desert before the sun sets and down to Ra'as al Hadd where you will enjoy dinner and overnight in a hotel near to the beach.

You will be woken in the early morning to visit a turtle nesting site for a chance to catch a glimpse of turtles laying their eggs or, perhaps, babies hatching.

After some breakfast visit the talented craftsmen in the Dhow Yard at Sur before getting onto the spectacular Coastal Road back up to Muscat stopping for a drive into the narrow canyon of Wadi Tiwi, a look at the aquamarine waters of Bimmah Sinkhole and a dip in the sea at White Sands Beach. You will stop for a picnic or lunch in a local restaurant on route.