Day Tours from Muscat

  • These are our 1 day tours in Oman from Muscat. To book one of these Tours in Oman from Muscat with us – email your requirements and will replay with the details.
  • These 8 hours Oman tours include lunch. They are from and to a Central Muscat location.
  • Our 1 day Oman tours can form the core of an extended your Oman holiday – from meeting you at Muscat Airport and booking your Muscat hotel to returning you again to the airport, we can organize your complete holiday in Oman.

Dolphin Watching in MCT Sea – 2 Hours

 

dolphin-watchingDolphin watching Tour in Muscat offers a great opportunity to not only have a chance to see Dolphins and other sea life, but also view the rugged coastline of Muscat from the sea.
The Sea of Oman is a really rich sea with big shoals of fish feeding off the life sustained by the plankton.

Sea Mammals include numerous dolphin most especially Spinner, Common & Bottle-nose Dolphins and far less common whales including False Killer Whale & Sperm Whale. Usually found where we find dolphin are tuna and a variety of gulls & terns.

Usually the dolphin are in pods of dozens of animals but they are quick, so you will need your camera ready and a really quick finger.
After spending time with the Dolphins if time permits we will meander along the coastline to see some of the natural and manscatmade scenery that makes the coast here so magnificent.

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Muscat City Tour – PRIVATE Day Tour

 

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Muscat’s beautiful location is between the Sea of Oman and part of the Hajar Mountains. The low rise buildings and traditional designs make this a unique city.

Opened in 2001 the traditional style and quality of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque make it a truly special building. The design and decoration appear simple from a distance, however a visit reveals an interesting layout and detailed high quality decoration.

Several museums can be visited in Muscat, these are focused on Oman rat her than a world-wide theme. Muttrah, the port area of Muscat, has a sweeping Corniche set between the sea and mountains. White washed houses create a classic Indian Ocean scene. There are still a few wooden Dhows which are at anchor here or visit from India or Africa. Muttrah Souq (market) allows walks through narrow shaded passages. Here shop keepers sell Frankincense and Gold from the glittering Gold Souq.

The area which includes the Palace of Sultan Qaboos, Oman’s monarch and the old forts of Jalali and Mirani provides a relaxing and picturesque walk.

This tour is about 8 hours includes

  • Various walk on loose surfaces.
  • Photo opportunities.
  • Lunch and refreshments.
  • Tour distance about 150 KM.
  • Museum entrance fees.

Our Oman day tours and excursions from Muscat  are PRIVATE – only you and your own guests is what we mean by private. We will meet you at your hotel or any location in center of Muscat in Muscat.

If you are looking for half day Muscat city tour, please contact us with details.

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Ancient Nizwa & Jabel Akhdar – PRIVATE Day Tour

 

nizwa-fortJebel Akhdar is one of the most dramatic and interesting locations in Oman. Walks here are at over the magic 2,000 meters meaning they are high altitude and not for those with susceptibility to altitude sickness. At all times of the year the temperature is cooler than in the plains below. From Muscat we travel through dramatic Muscat-Nizwa Highway to visit Nizwa 17th Century fort and Souq. Nizwa is the heartland of Oman’s history and traditional culture.

The mountains are part of the Hajar and extend for hundreds of kilometers north-west. Though the terraced fields are steep, pathways enable walking through many areas. Roses are grown here for distillation of the fragrance to use in Oman’s Rose

Water – a culinary essential throughout Oman. Pomegranates are probably the most successfully grown crop here, the fruit is prized in neighboring regions and commands high prices.

The mountains have steep valleys which start near the plateau and finish in the plains below. Most of them have a village at the lower end, making use of water in the valley floor. Birkat al Mouz with its extensive date gardens is among the more interesting, and meandering through it a Falaj which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site can be found.

This Oman day our is about 8 hours includes:

  • Transportation in 4WD.
  • Various walk on loose surfaces.
  • Photo opportunities.
  • Lunch and refreshments.
  • Tour distance about 400 KM.
  • Nizwa fort entrance fees.

Suitable for people who can walk for up to an hour and ascend steep steps, comfortable conservative clothing and foot wear, small backpack, cap, walking stick and sunscreen suggested.

Our Oman day tours and excursions from Muscat are PRIVATE – only you and your own guests is what we mean by private.

 We will meet you at your hotel in Muscat.

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Wadi Shab and the East Coast – PRIVATE Day Tour

 

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The limestone mountains south-east of Muscat rise from the sea up to almost 2000meters.

Over the millennia they have been deeply cut into and today steep sided narrow valleys, locally called wadis, cut into the slopes. Springs of water allow small intensive agricultural farms to grow dates, citrus, mangos and other tropical fruit.

The coastal settlement of Tiwi is set at the mouth of the picturesque Wadis Shab. Golden honey colored mountains hang precipitously above dark green date oasis. Along the bottom of the wadi attractive walks can be taken alongside small steams of water, fed by small water springs set into the wadi’s side.

The sink-hole at Bimmah where the waters from a wadi have run underground and created a now collapsed cavern.

This Oman day tour is about 8 hours includes:

  • Transportation in 4WD.
  • Various walk on loose surfaces.
  • Photo & Wild swim opportunities.
  • Meeting local people.
  • Lunch and refreshments.
  • Tour distance about 400 KM.

Suitable for people who can walk for up to an hour and ascend steep steps, comfortable conservative clothing and foot wear, small backpack, cap, walking stick and sunscreen suggested.

Our Oman day tours and excursions from Muscat are PRIVATE – only you and your own guests is what we mean by private. We will meet you at your hotel in Muscat.

Book this  Day Tour from Muscat for about 8 hours, or contact us for more details.

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Wahiba Sands – PRIVATE Day Tour

 

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The Wahiba Sand Desert has been formed from about 130,000 years ago and is a beautiful mix of golden quartz and pale lime grains of sand. It stretches from the northern villages for almost 200 kilometres to the Arabian Sea in the south.

The desert’s sparse vegetation is supported by dew and fog caused by the sharp drop in the temperature at night. This moisture and food enables a surprising variety of wildlife to survive, including Sand Fox and Grey Monitor Lizards.

Close to the desert are some small Oasis with date palms. These rely on Oman’s falaj, the classic water system which irrigates the agriculture. Seeing this intensive the agriculture is a remarkable testimony to the effort of the local population over the centuries.

The mountains in the distance have been cut into by valleys, locally called wadis, and with the occasional date oasis along their base, they are often quite spectacular.

Of course there are camels, the dromedary, and these can be found roaming through the sand dunes. However, in much the same way as there are thoroughbred horses, there are bloodlines of camels which are renowned for racing, both locally and in neighboring countries.

This Oman day tour is about 8 hours includes:

  • Transportation in 4WD.
  • Various walk on loose surfaces.
  • Photo opportunities.
  • Meeting local people.
  • Lunch and refreshments.
  • Tour distance about 450 KM.

Suitable for people who can walk for up to an hour and ascend steep steps, comfortable conservative clothing and foot wear, small backpack, cap, walking stick and sunscreen suggested.

Our Oman day tours and excursions from Muscat are PRIVATE – only you and your own guests is what we mean by private. We will meet you at your hotel in Muscat.

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Bahla UNESCO Fort & Oman’s Grandest Canyon

PRIVATE – Day Tour

 

grand-canyonThe slopes of Jebel Shams cascade down from Oman’s high mountain peaks which are cut into by steep valleys which in Oman are called Wadis.

After Visit to Bahal UNESCO fort we proceed to Jabal Shams. Walks here are at over the magic 2,000 meters meaning they are high altitude and not for those with susceptibility to altitude sickness. Snow occasionally falls on the higher slopes and at all times of the year the temperature is cooler than in the plains below.

The life style here is limited by the availability of water and so Goat herding has been the traditional way of life and the goat hair is used to create woven products, which you can buy as a souvenir. Look out for a few small areas with farms, they use water from tiny springs, just above the fields.

The great canyon of Wadi Nakhar is often called ‘The Grand Canyon’ and with a drop of up to 1,000 meters it’s easy to see why. In places this is only just wide enough for the vehicle to pass, in others it opens up to grand vistas including to cliff edge above.

Walks along the cliff edge offers views which cover a wide area. However to appreciate the scale, a walk just below its edge offers new vistas with almost each step.

This Oman day tour is about 8 hours includes:

  • Transportation in 4WD.
  • Various walk on loose surfaces.
  • Photo opportunities.
  • Meeting local people.
  • Lunch and refreshments.
  • Tour distance about 500 KM.

Suitable for people who can walk for up to an hour and ascend steep steps, comfortable conservative clothing and foot wear, small backpack, cap, walking stick and sunscreen suggested.

Our Oman day tours and excursions from Muscat are PRIVATE – only you and your own guests is what we mean by private. We will meet you at your hotel in Muscat.

Contact us with your requirements and will replay with the details.

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Jabrin Castle, AL Hamra and Misfah village – PRIVATE

Day Tour

 

jabrin-castle

Jabrin Castle with its painted ceilings and peaceful interiors is a really nice contrast to the rugged mountains that overlook it. Overlooking a vast plain with Oman’s highest mountain in the far distance Jabrin is an imposing building built in the late 17th century. Its painted ceilings are now unique in Oman’s forts.

The Castle at Jabrin was built around 1670 and was for a time where the ruler of Oman lived. This period was one of increasing wealth in Oman and Jabrin is one of the more famous buildings from this period.

Jabrin is within the administrative area of the town of Bahla. Within the town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site fort and within the town’s center are traditional potteries.

The nearby town of Al Hamra and small farming village of Misfa were established around the same time as the castle at Jabrin was built. Al Hamra has lots of old mud brick mansions, some are still lived in while others are empty. Walks along the alleys allow glimpses into the date gardens next to the houses. In the mountains above Al Hamra is the village of Misfah which has one of Oman’s special water systems called a falaj running through the small fields.

This Oman day tour is about 8 hours includes:

  • Transportation in 4WD.
  • Various walk on loose surfaces.
  • Photo opportunities.
  • Meeting local people.
  • Lunch and refreshments.
  • Jabrin Castle entrance fees.
  • Tour distance about 450 KM.

Suitable for people who can walk for up to an hour and ascend steep steps, comfortable conservative clothing and foot wear, small backpack, cap, walking stick and sunscreen suggested.

Our Oman day tours and excursions from Muscat are PRIVATE – only you and your own guests is what we mean by private. We will meet you at your hotel in Muscat.

Contact us with your requirements and will replay with the details.

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Sur, Wadi Tiwi & The East Coast – PRIVATE Day Tour

 

sur

Sur has been a major trading town on the coast south-east of Muscat for hundreds of years. Set around a lagoon which provides a natural harbor close to Oman’s Eastern Peninsula, Dhows (the traditional Arab wooden sailing ships) would set sail to the Omani port of Zanzibar in Africa, India and Ceylon and far off China.

The limestone mountains south-east of Muscat rise from the sea up to almost 2000meters. Over the millennia they have been deeply cut into and today steep sided narrow valleys, locally called wadis, cut into the slopes. Springs of water allow small intensive agricultural farms to grow dates, citrus, mangos and other tropical fruit.

Qalhat a medieval trading town written about by Marco Polo and visited by Ibn Battuta is now an archaeological site with the only standing building the mausoleum locally named Bibi Miriam.

The sink-hole at Bimmah where the waters from a wadi have run underground and created a now collapsed cavern.

The coastal settlement of Tiwi is set at the mouth of the picturesqueWadi Tiwi. Golden honey colored mountains hang precipitously above dark green date oasis. Along the bottom of the wadi attractive walks can be taken alongside small steams of water, fed by small water springs set into the wadi’s side.

This Oman day tour is about 8 hours includes:

  • Transportation in 4WD.
  • Various walk on loose surfaces.
  • Photo opportunities.
  • Meeting local people.
  • Lunch and refreshments.
  • Tour distance about 450 KM.

Suitable for people who can walk for up to an hour and ascend steep steps, comfortable conservative clothing and foot wear, small backpack, cap, walking stick and sunscreen suggested.

Our Oman day tours and excursions from Muscat are PRIVATE – only you and your own guests is what we mean by private. We will meet you at your hotel in Muscat.

Contact us with your requirements and will replay with the details.

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Nakhl & Wadi bani Auff – PRIVATE Day Tour

 

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North-west of Muscat is an area which has a myriad charms. Great mountains, steep valleys and classic forts.

Nakhl Fort sits on its own small hill dominating the plain towards the sea and the Wadis (valleys) behind. The Fort at Nakhl probably has its origins over 1,400 years ago. Enlarged during the subsequent centuries it now occupies the entire hill on which it stands. It guarded routes between the sea and the ways going up into the mountains.This is a picture perfect Omani fort and as a result has been visited by visiting Royalty including Britain’s Prince Charles. The fort almost seems to grow out of the rock surface on which it is built and it looks over the tops of the Date Palms in the oasis. Beyond the fort the mountains soar to almost 2,000 meters and in places deep wadis have cut into their sides.

These wadis have occasional villages to the sides of the wadi’s bottom, creating a splash of green against the hues of brown. Where springs of water trickle down there are a few villages high above the wadi with a mix of date and other fruit trees.

Amongst the great wadis are Wadi bani Auf and Wadi Sahtan both of which can be driven through in a 4WD vehicle. Small villages and date oasis add to the interest in the valleys. There are a few beekeepers here whose honey commands high prices for its taste and purity.

This Oman day tour is about 8 hours includes:

  • Transportation in 4WD.
  • Various walk on loose surfaces.
  • Photo opportunities.
  • Meeting local people.
  • Lunch and refreshments.
  • Tour distance about 450 KM.

Suitable for people who can walk for up to an hour and ascend steep steps, comfortable conservative clothing and foot wear, small backpack, cap, walking stick and sunscreen suggested.

Our Oman day tours and excursions are PRIVATE – only you and your own guests is what we mean by private. We will meet you at your hotel in Muscat.

Contact us with your requirements and will replay with the details.

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