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Excursions

Muscat - Experience the sights of Northern Oman

You may decide that you want to pre-book some sightseeing and leisure activities to enable you to get the very best out of your chosen holiday destination. With this in mind Oman Air Holidays offers you a variety of optional excursions that are pre-bookable when you make your holiday reservation.

 

Many other day options are available such as Abseiling, Bird watching, Canyoning, Climbing, Diving, Ladies Only Tour, Mountain Biking, Quad Biking, Sea Kayaking, Snorkelling, Sport Fishing, Sunset Coastal Cruise, Via Ferrata.  Prices are valid until 30 April 2019.

 

  • Muscat Impressions (Half Day) - USD 100 in small car & 143 in 4WD (1-3 person/prices per car)

    Mystical Muscat

    Morning, you will be met at the hotel for a half day City Tour. The tour begins with a visit to the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque one of the largest mosques in the Middle East.  Visit the Natural History Museum, exhibiting the wealth of Oman’s history and thus imparting knowledge about the country’s rich culture and traditions to the visitor. Later you drive along the picturesque Corniche to the once walled district Muscat. You will have photo stops at the residence of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Al Alam Palace, which is flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali.    You will be strolling through Muttrah Souq, where you will be bargaining for handicrafts and silver items.(Tour Duration: 4 Hours). 

  • History & Nature Trail (Full Day) - USD 186 in small care & USD 271 in 4WD (1-3 person)

    Fascinating Forts

    Morning we will drive to Nakhl, Our first stop is at Nakhl Fort, a 350 years old magnificent fort and is dramatically located at the top of rock mountain cliff. The area is surrounded with date plantations. The narrow road through the town winds up to the Hot Springs, which is a popular picnic, spot. After spending some time at Nakhl we will continue for Rustaq (about 55 kms Southwest of Nakhl), once the capital of this area and always a major trading center of Oman, Later we will drive back to Muscat via Al Hazm (Only Photo stop, Closed for renovations). 
    (Nakal & Rustaq forts are open Saturday–Thursday: 09 AM – 04 PM & Friday: 08 AM–11 AM.)

    (Tour Duration: 8 hours).  Prices are per car.

  • Nakhal/Rustaq/Wakan Village (Full Day) - USD 314 per 4WD Car (1-3 Persons)

    Al Hoota Caves

    Morning we will drive to Nakhl, which has a 350 years old magnificent fort and is dramatically located at the top of rock mountain cliff. The area is surrounded with date plantations. The narrow road through the town winds up to the Hot Springs, which is a popular picnic, spot. After spending some time at Nakhl we will continue to Wakan Village , one the Beautiful Omani village of Sultanate of Oman , located 150 Kms away from Muscat City , at Wadi Mastal , Wilayt of Nakhal , it is 2000 meters above  the sea level.There are number of valleys on the way to Wakan Village. Later proceed to Rustaq (about 55 kms Southwest of Nakhl), once the capital of this area and always a major trading center of Oman, and drive back to Muscat. (Nakhl & Rustaq forts are open Sat–Thu: 09 AM – 04 PM & Friday: 08 AM–11 AM.) 

    (Tour Duration: 8 hours).  Prices are per car.

  • Heritage & History Whirl (Full Day) - USD 186 in small car & USD 271 in 4WD (1-3 Persons)

    Morning drive to the historic town of Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital. You visit the powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive forts in Oman and the traditional Souq.  Then you proceed to Jabrin castle built in 17th century is one of the finest of its kind. Its magnificent plasterwork, the carved doors and the painted wooden beams of the ceilings makes this castle amazingly different. Thereafter continue to Bahla, one of the oldest small towns of Oman and in the 12th century the capital of the tribe living in the region. Only a photo stop is planned at the Fort. Bahla is also famous for its pottery and you will visit a potter’s workshop (not possible on Fridays and Public Holidays) 
    (Nizwa & Jabrin forts are open Saturday–Thursday: 09 AM – 04 PM & Friday: 08 AM–11 AM.)

    (Tour Duration: 8 hours).  Prices are per car.

  • Nizwa, Jabrin & Jabal Shams (Full Day) - USD 314 in 4WD (1-3 Persons)

    Morning drive to Jabel Shams via Nizwa , the historic town of Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital. You visit the powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive forts in Oman and the traditional Souq, and Wadi Ghul. After visit the Grand Canyon of North Oman continue to Bahla, one of the oldest small towns of Oman and in the 12th century the capital of the tribe living in the region. A photo stop is planned at Bahla. Later proceed to Jabrin castle built in 17th century is one of the finest of its kind. Its magnificent plasterwork, the carved doors and the painted wooden beams of the ceilings makes this castle amazingly different.  Then drive back to Muscat.

    (Tour Duration: 8 hours).  Prices are per car.

  • The Green Mountains - Jabel Akdhar (Full Day) - USD 314 in 4WD (1-3 Persons)

    Morning drive to Jabel Akdhar. In Arabic Jabel Akdhar means green mountains. Jabel Akdher is famous for gardens, farms and terrace plantations. Visit Wadi Habib to see one of the remote villages and fruit plantations. Also visit one of the private terrace rose plantations. (Jan – Feb is the season). After noon drive to the historic town of Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital. You visit the powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive forts in Oman and the traditional Souq. 
     (Nizwa fort is open Saturday–Thursday: 09 AM – 04 PM & Friday: 08 AM–11 AM.) 

    (Tour Duration: 8 hours).  Prices are per car.

  • Desert Experience (Full Day) - USD 343 in 4WD (1-3 persons)

    Morning drive to Wahiba sands, via traditional Old Omani village Ibra, Al Mintrib. You will stop at each place for photo sessions. Your first destination today is Wadi Bani Khalid – an Oasis spot in the middle of the barren and dry mountains. It is one of the most beautiful wadis in Oman and its pools with clear deep blue water give you an opportunity to take a refreshing dip. Then proceed to Wahiba sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand.  The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. After some exciting sand dune driving which offers excellent thrills and chills for all, you will arrive at the home of a Bedouin Family in the desert, maybe you even feel like going on a short camel ride. Later drive back to Muscat.

    (Tour Duration: 8 hours).  Prices are per car.