Take a day to explore one of Oman’s many beautiful regions. With so much choice, from refreshing Wadi’s and vibrant oasis villages, to impressive medieval castles and jagged mountain peaks, have an adventure that brings you back home in time for dinner.
Experience the excitement of natures very own waterpark. This trip is packaged to give you the maximum amount of fun that can be had in one day. From Wadi Shab to the Bimah Sinkhole you will be jumping in and out of the water all day long. The crown jewel of the trip is the hidden waterfall in Wadi Shab. You will hike up the wadi until you reach a spectacular cave hidden in the mountain, and featuring a stunning waterfall. Remember to take swim wear and comfortable shoes!
The hidden waterfall can only be accessed by swimming through deep water in a cave. It is not recommended for people who suffer from claustrophobia or have weak swimming abilities. However, visitors can reach the end of the Wadi (just before the entrance to the hidden cave) without needing to swim.
This tour combines the very best of Omani culture and nature into one adventure-packed day. Explore Nizwa’s formidable fortress and fascinating traditional market, walk through the narrow windy streets of mudbrick houses in the old town of Al Hamra, and stand atop the highest mountain in Oman. Go from eating dates, Halwa (a traditional dessert made from dates and spices) and drinking cardamom coffee with charming local people, to staring in awe at Oman’s very own grand canyon.
If this tour is booked on Friday, visitors can attend the Cattle market in Nizwa (with a departure from Muscat at 6.00 am). Please note that the climate at Jebel Shams can be very cold. As such, we recommend that you bring warm clothes, as well as comfortable shoes with decent grip, for this trip.
Start the day by visiting the impressive Nizwa Fort that historically protected the nearby oasis and plantations. Afterwards, visit the village of Birkat Al Mawz and its famous traditional irrigation system that has been listed to the UNESCO World Heritage List. After appreciating this rustic village, your guide will take you through Wadi Muyadin to Jebel Ahkdar, the rooftop garden of Oman where you can walk among the terraced rose-gardens and admire the breathtaking mountain views.
If this tour is booked on Friday, visitors can attend the Cattle market in Nizwa (with a departure from Muscat at 6.00 am). Please note that the garden paths on Jebel Ahkdar may be slippery and steep. We recommend that visitors wear comfortable sport or trekking shoes with decent grip.
When you think of Arabia you think of the deserts that captured the imaginations of Lawrence of Arabia, Wilfred Thesiger and Bertram Thomas. Let us bring you on a thrilling ride through the undulating red and white dunes of the Wahiba Sands, where you can meet local Bedouin people and drive over colossal mountains of sand. After this dramatic experience, you will be brought to Wadi Bani Khalid, where water flows all year round, to cool off and swim in peace and tranquility.
Conservative swim wear is needed in Wadi Bani Khalid (covering shoulders and knees). A good idea is to wear a t-shirt and pair of shorts on top of your swimming costume. When wet, the rocks at the Wadi can be slippery. We recommend that you wear shoes with decent grip.
This trip is specially designed for culture lovers. Visit 3 of the most impressive castles and forts in Oman, each boasting an intriguing and compelling history. From Nizwa, which used to be known as the “Pearl of Islam”, to Jabreen, the elegantly built residence of the Imam of Oman, to Bahla, the ancient throne of the infamous Nabhani kings. You will walk in the footsteps of the leaders who built Oman, and appreciate the country’s former military might and political influence.
If this tour is booked on Friday, visitors can attend the Cattle market in Nizwa (with a departure from Muscat at 6.00 am). Audio guides can be rented (at an additional cost) at Jabreen Castle for those who would like to learn more about the castle. Please bring a hat, sunglasses, and sun cream.
Wedged between the mountains and the sea, the Batina region is overflowing with farms, gardens, and oasis plantations. Start the trip with a visit to the Barka Fish Market, where local fisherman offer you fresh fish directly from the rich Sea of Oman. Then head over to Al Hazm Fort near Rustaq, one of the country’s historical military strongholds. Afterwards, venture over to the lush palm groves of the Nakhal Oasis and dip your feet into the healing waters of the Ayn Al Thawara hot springs.
Wakan village is located in the mountains. As such the walking paths can be narrow and steep at times. We recommend that visitors wear comfortable shoes with decent grip if they want to explore the village. Additionally, we advise visitors to bring a hat, sunglasses and sun cream.