Muscat Governorate
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  • From Muscat: Red Dunes and Wadi Safari with Lunch

    1. From Muscat: Red Dunes and Wadi Safari with Lunch

    Following pickup from your hotel in Muscat, drive to Fanjah for a photo stop. Be amazed by the scenery as you drive through the Sumail Gap, a natural break between the western and eastern Hajar Mountains. Discover the ruins of Al Mansfah, an old mercantile community near Ibra. Proceed to Wadi Bani Khalid to admire the perfect views of the oasis. See date plantations in the villages that line the road on your way there. Then head to Wahiba, a destination known for its golden sands. Enjoy an exciting dune bashing session. Feel the rush of adrenaline as your vehicle climbs the tallest dunes. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch before heading back to Muscat. You’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

    Great experience, great ride with our guide Mohammed Sharaf, he took good take care of us, it is a must trip especially of you are lucky to have Mohammed as guide

  • Muscat: Full-Day Nizwa Tour with Audio Guiding

    2. Muscat: Full-Day Nizwa Tour with Audio Guiding

    Get picked up from your hotel and head to the Shatti Al-Qurum hotel where the tour begins. Your driver will show you how to use the audio guide system to benefit the GPS enabled commentary (available in five languages) that follows the tour. Travel towards to Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital and home to some of its most significant structures. Along the way, stop at a charming ancestral village called Birka Al Mawz, which sits at the base of Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain). In Nizwa, admire the central fort and its giant cannon tower; walk through the traditional souq (market); and, of course, enjoy a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, visit the unique Jabreen Castle, built in the 17th century. It has magnificent plasterwork, carved doors, and painted wooden beams. You'll also see Jebel Shams—one of the most famous mountains in Oman—and one of the oldest towns in the region, Oman Bah...

    It was a great day out and we really enjoyed exploring interesting historic sites outside Muscat. Our driver and guide Malik was very professional and approachable. I would highly recommend this trip.

  • From Muscat: Day Trip to Jebel Shams, Oman's Grand Canyon

    3. From Muscat: Day Trip to Jebel Shams, Oman's Grand Canyon

    Begin your tour with 8:00 AM pickup from your accommodation in Muscat, then head to Nizwa, the birthplace of Islam and former capital of the Sultanate of Oman. Once there, enjoy the rich history of Oman dating back to the 17th century in a city packed with forts, historical edifices, and date plantations. Gaze at elaborate khanjars, or hand-carved daggers, and masterfully-crafted silver jewelry in Round Tower Fort, one of the city’s most famous fortifications. Later, you will be directed to Jebel Shams. On the way there, make stops to capture the best pictures at Al Hamra, a 300-year-old town located close to a flourishing oasis, and Misfat Al Brein, a 13th-century village located at the border of the canyon. Stroll through the mountain roads to arrive at Jebel Shams and stare in awe at the majestic peaks of the range that extend almost 3000 meters (9840 feet) up toward the cl...

    The Travel Guide Abdul was amazing. But the tour operators were very late and I couldn’t fulfill the enjoyment I truly deserved.

  • Muscat: City Tour of Grand Mosque, Old Souqs, Museum, & Fort

    4. Muscat: City Tour of Grand Mosque, Old Souqs, Museum, & Fort

    After pickup from your hotel, start your half-day tour of Oman’s charming capital. Drive through the embassy quarter to the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Admire the architectural beauty of its sandstone domes, minarets, and courtyards, and visit the main prayer hall.   Continue the journey with a visit to Souq Muttrah, a traditional and old-fashioned Arab market place promoting Oman’s cultural heritage. Visit the waterside fish market and stroll along the corniche to see the elegant merchant houses. Then, head to the Main Souq, filled with perfume shops and clothes stalls — the perfect place to find souvenirs. Enjoy a photo-stop in front of the Twin Portuguese Forts, Al Jalali and Al-Mirani. Then visit the beautifully designed Al Alam Palace for a photo stop. This is the official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. Your final stop is at Bait Al Zubair Museum, to learn about Oman...

    Great tour that’s covers all the main sites of Muscat. Our guide Abdullah was always very helpful, polite, and friendly. Also super informative about Muscat and the Muslim religion, I feel we learned a lot. He bought lunch and souvenirs for us, which was such a lovely touch. Overall, great experience!

  • Muscat: Full-Day City Tour with Sunset Cruise

    5. Muscat: Full-Day City Tour with Sunset Cruise

    Start the tour with pickup from your hotel and transfer to Shatti Al-Qurum (next to the Intercontinental Hotel) where the city tour departs. Venture through the beautiful city and discover a rare blend of ancient and modern architecture surrounded by mountains and the Arabian Sea.  First, drive through the ministries' area, where you can see a number of modern buildings with touches of ancient Islamic architecture. Make your first stop at the Grand Mosque - an architectural marvel and perhaps the new landmark of the city. Then, visit the fish market and the folkloric Muttrah Souk, with its narrow covered alleys. Smell the exotic aromas of spices, coffee beans, and ancient remedies. Next, visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum, which has a fine exhibit of Omani history and culture, encompassing all of the area's traditional values. Make a photo-stop at the magnificent Al Alam Palace (the offic...

  • From Muscat: Green Mountain & Jebel Al Akhdar Day Tour

    6. From Muscat: Green Mountain & Jebel Al Akhdar Day Tour

    Following a timely pickup from your hotel or preferred location, meet your guide who will take you to Nizwa, the first destination of the tour. Make your way to Nizwa Fort, the iconic landmark characterized by its height and fortification. After this, proceed to the Nizwa Souk to explore the elegant collection of silver jewelry, antiques, leather goods, and utensils. Later, enjoy the drive to Fanjah for an amazing photo-stop. Get some splendid clicks in the backdrop of this mesmerizing countryside. Now it's time to head to the oasis of Birkat al Mouz, situated at the foot of Jebel Akhdar. The Green Mountain is popularly known as the green jewel of the Al Hajar Mountain ranges. Take in the cool breeze of the mountains, 2000 meters above the sea level. Enjoy the sights of numerous villages shattered over the Saiq Plateau, noted for its ancient irrigation channels. Witness the little garde...

  • Muscat: 10-Hour City and Wadi Shab Tour

    7. Muscat: 10-Hour City and Wadi Shab Tour

    After being collected from your accommodation in Muscat, your full-day tour will begin. In just one day you will be able to see the most interesting places in Oman, accompanied by your guide the entire time. You will visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Wadi Shab, and the most beautiful Lake Bimmah Sinkhole, which you will be able to swim in. Wadi Shab is a very popular popular outdoor attraction in Oman for both locals and expats, with people visiting for the nature and to swim in the freshwater pools. The main attraction of the Wadi is a waterfall in a cave, which you can reach after a roughly 40-minute hike, and 2-3 pools which are perfect for swimming in. As your experience in nature comes to a close, you will be returned back to your Muscat accommodation.

  • From Muscat: North Dunes Safari and Hot Spring Visit

    8. From Muscat: North Dunes Safari and Hot Spring Visit

    Be picked up from your accommodation in Muscat in the morning to begin the tour. Enjoy a scenic drive to the Al Nahda Dunes at Wilayat Al Nakhal, admiring the charming vistas en-route for about 1 hour. On arrival at Al Nahda Dunes, ride over huge sand dunes in a rugged off-road vehicle and experience the excitement and thrill of dune bashing for 50 minutes. After some fun on the dunes, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, travel to the hot springs at Ayoun Al Thowarah. Explore a multitude of hot springs that flow throughout the year. Take some time to relax in the hot springs, surrounded by beautiful mountains and palm trees. After some time in the hot springs, be returned to your accommodation in Muscat.

  • Muscat: Wadi Shab Trek and Coastal Tour

    9. Muscat: Wadi Shab Trek and Coastal Tour

    In the morning, you will be picked up from your accommodation in Muscat to commence your journey. During the 90-minute drive to Wadi Shab, enjoy the stunning coastline of Sur. At the entrance to Wadi Shab, take a boat across Wadi Lake. Then, walk to the Wadi Canyon and enjoy the spectacular rock formations, steep cliffs, sprawling fruit plantations, and pools along the way.  After the 45-minute walk, reach the famed pools. Slip into your swimwear and walk or swim into the smaller canyon. Move through the meandering pools to reach the spectacular last pool. Here you have to swim as the water is deep. At the end of the pool, you will reach an enchanting cave with a waterfall inside. After soaking in the captivating views of the cave, you can swim back. Stretch out in the sun and enjoy some snacks before heading back to Muscat. During the return drive, you will make a stop to take photog...

  • Muscat: Nizwa Oasis Full Day Tour with Lunch

    10. Muscat: Nizwa Oasis Full Day Tour with Lunch

    The tour begins with pickup from your hotel or port in Muscat and travels to the enchanting ancient city of Nizwa. Upon arrival, explore the sights of the city’s historic fortifications, noted for numerous mosques and old buildings. Learn about the fascinating history of Nizwa from your experienced guide, as you drive towards one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, the fort. Explore the fort with your guide, then proceed to the Nizwa souk, embellished with silver jewelry, antiques and traditionally carved daggers. Afterwards, head to Bahla, a UNESCO World Heritage listed town which is home to some of the oldest fortresses in the country. Enjoy a photo-stop here amongst a backdrop of pottery craftsmen and clay forts. Finally, head to the Jabrin Fort, that has stood since 1675, and admire its stunning interior architecture before heading back to Muscat.

    It was a very nice and relaxing day with a good pace. All the major sites were seen and overall a great experience to see the history first hand. Would recommend for people not in a rush and enjoy long drives viewing the scenery outside. Lots to see and cost effective compared to a lot of the other local tour operators.

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What people are saying about Muscat Governorate

Great tour that’s covers all the main sites of Muscat. Our guide Abdullah was always very helpful, polite, and friendly. Also super informative about Muscat and the Muslim religion, I feel we learned a lot. He bought lunch and souvenirs for us, which was such a lovely touch. Overall, great experience!

It was a great day out and we really enjoyed exploring interesting historic sites outside Muscat. Our driver and guide Malik was very professional and approachable. I would highly recommend this trip.

We had a great day with Sharaf! So happy that we booked the trip. He was very nice, very helpful and very funny. Not only as a guide also as a photographer;). I would highly recommend this trip!

Great experience, great ride with our guide Mohammed Sharaf, he took good take care of us, it is a must trip especially of you are lucky to have Mohammed as guide

Excellent day trip , our guide Mohamed was Great, very experience driver.