“Magical Muscat” – Muscat City Tour (Half-Day)
A chance to see Muscat at its best, your guide will show you the highlight of this magical city. Made all the more dramatic, with on evening tour. First stop is the Sabco Centre, with multiple retail outlets and a traditional souk. The souk has numerous shops that sell silver jewellery handicrafts and clothes range of silk rugs, wall hangings table linen and cushion covers, fabulous gifts for your friends or your own home. The newly opened flag ship store of Amouage perfume is a must for all visitors so you can sample “The must Valuable perfume in the world “.We then continue onto the recently opened Bait Al Baranda museum and Al Dhalam Souk, Oman’s largest indoor market . at the souk built in traditional style, you will find exquisite silver jewellery , frankincense, intricately hand –made khanjars (daggers) and other handicrafts. Your guide will also show you the local Omani sweet, knows as “Halwa” From One of the shops within. The tour continues east along the Corniche To Muttrah (Old Muscat ) Nearby is His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’s Al Alam Royal Palace protected in the bay by the famous twin forts of jalili and Mirani Rebuilt by the Portuguese around 1558 Finally, we drive back along the Corniche taking time to stop for photo opportunities along the way as this area is particularly stunning by night. Its old merchant houses are lit by multi coloured lights , there are coloured fountains all set against the back drop of the port.
Remarks :- Museums are closed on Fridays
“Muscat by Night” –Muscat City Tour (Half-Day)
“A Journey to the Past “ – Nizwa /Bahla / Jabrin Fort (Day Trip)
A Journey to the past through the sumail Gap that divides the western and Eastern Hajars and onto the Old Capital Of Oman, Nizwa, famous for its silver souq and a big round fort. After visiting the souq and the fort proceed to Al Hamra, a picturesque old village reminding of Yemenite architecture and unto the beautiful rocky village of Misfat al Abriyyin. The mountain village is set amidst stunning landscape and has hardly changed over the years. Picnic lunch at an idea location. From here we move to Bahla with the huge loam fort which is under renovation at present. Bahla is also known as the pottery capital of Oman. Because Of its Cultural value, Bahla is placed in the UNESCO’s list of heritage monuments. Next visit is Jabrin fort, where you will find one of the must magnificent forts of Oman with its painted ceiling,dungeons, and hidden passages. Return to Muscat in the evening.
Remarks :-Recommend starting time on Friday’s is at 0700 Hrs , as all Forts close at 1100 hrs . The Friday tour will include a visit to the famous Goat Market in Nizwa.
Mother Nature’s wonder can be witnessed at the amazing Al Hoota Caves, it is One of the world’s largest cave systems and considered to be 2 million years old. The cave which was once found by a local shepherd is now, one of the must important tourist attraction in Oman. The cave features an enormous subterranean cavern filled with stalactites, stalagmites and colourful solid rock columns and an 800m long underground lake that is home to a rare species of blind fish. Lunch at Al Hoota Cave Restaurant. After lunch we proceed to Al Hamra a picturesque old village reminding of Yemenite architecture and undo the beautiful rocky village of Misfat Al Abriyyin. If u enjoy hiking and time is of essence, arguably the best easiest walk in Oman is that through the ancient village of Misfat Al Abriyyin. With mountain terraces filled unusually with palm trees as its backdrop, an intricate afalaj irrigation system winding its way around it and stunning views at every turn. The mountain village is set amidst stunning landscape and has hardly changed over the years. The delightful village that this little walk meanders through will take your breath away.
Remarks :- Al Hoota Caves are closed on Monday
“Natural Marvel” Al Hoota Caves (Day Trip)
Explore Oman Explore Oman
First stop at barka, a seaside town with small souqs and a fort along the shoreline. Visit bait Na’aman, a 17th Century two –storey castle, now a fully restored and refurnished country house. Here you will Experience on up close and personal journey in how the Imam’s lived their lives centuries ago. As you approach Nakhl, keep an eye out for the fortress that sits on a hillock outside the town.The fort’s origin is pre-Islamic which major contributions by the Al Ya’ruba and the Al Bu Sayed dynasties. We visit the fort. Visit the mineral–laden hot springs water in Nakhl, Picnic lunch in one of the many shades. We then take photo shop at the Rusatq pre- Islamic fort, before heading back to Muscat.
Remarks:- The Rustaq Fort is currently under renovations and will be closed for public until further notice . Only an outside photo shop will be permitted