Land Tours and Excursions

Nizwa – Bahla – Jabrin Fort (Day Trip) – “Inspiring Interior”
Timing – 0900 Hrs to 1700 Hrs (approximately)
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, you move to Bahla with the huge loam fort (photo stop) 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. Lunch in a local restaurant. Next visit is Jabrin fort, where you will find one of the most magnificent forts of Oman with its painted ceiling, dungeons, and hidden passages. Return to Muscat.

Jebel Shams (Day trip) 4WD – “The Grand Canyon of Oman”
Timing – 0830 Hrs to 1730 Hrs (approximately)
Leave Muscat. Travel via Fanjah, Izki on to the region of Al Hamra, we visit the scenic Wadi Ghul and stop at the old village of Ghul to see the abandoned Persian ruins. From here you make our way up to Jebel Shams, the highest peak in Oman at 3000 meters. From here you will have an outstanding view deep into the Grand Canyon of Oman. Lunch at Jebel Shams Resort.
On your way back, you will stop at Misfat Al Abrein, a picturesque village strapped on to the side of a mountain. As you walk around this beautiful village where time has come to a standstill, you will be moved by the simplicity and friendliness of the people. Return to Muscat in the evening.

Billad Sayt (Day trip) 4WD – “Magnificent Remote Village”
Timing – 0830 Hrs to 1700 Hrs (approximately)
You proceed along the Batinah Coast towards the most beautiful remote village in Oman, Billad sayt in the Western Hajars. Near Awabi you turn into a beautiful wadi, Wadi Bani Awf. After a spectacular drive you reach the beautiful village of Bilad Sayt, where your eyes are treated to an amazing view, of Palm groves and terraced gardens between the stone walls. Picnic Lunch in the lovely shades.. You head back to Muscat via Nakhl.

Wadi Shab (4WD)-“Coastal Trek”
Timing – 0830 Hrs to 1630 Hrs (approximately)
Travel through the Coast from Muscat to Quriyat and over the plateau down to the narrow coastal track. Reach Wadi Shab and take a hike up one of Oman’s scenic wadis. At the end of Wadi Shab there is a swim through the famous keyhole into the secluded world thrilling of fantasy. Trek back and definitely you need well deserved lunch. Head towards local restaurant. After Lunch continue towards white sands “Fins Beach”. Enjoy the waves and beauty. Afterwards drive towards Bimah sink hole (Hawaiyat Najm park), a geological wonder. Return to Muscat.
(Kindly note that the wadi is strewn with rocks and pebbles which makes walking difficult. Advisable to wear sturdy walking shoes.)

Wahiba Sands – Wadi Bani Khalid (Day trip) 4WD – “Desert Safari”
Timing – 0830 Hrs to 1800 Hrs (approximately)
Board a 4wd and head towards Fanjah, where you stop to take photos of an abandoned village. You drive through the Sumail Gap that divides the Western and Eastern Hajars. See the ruins of the old mercantile community of Al Mansfah near Ibra. Head towards the enchanting Wadi Bani Khalid. Picnic Lunch. Drive past the village with its endless date plantations. Reach the magnificent Wadi. The pools are cool, deep and absolutely stunning and the silky water perfect for a long swim. From here, proceed to Wahiba, the undulating golden sands. Indulge in some thrilling Dune Bashing. Return to Muscat.