On this tour we went to discover the history and traditions of this country and its extraordinary natural beauties. The capital Muscat with the imposing Great Mosque and its white houses overlooking the sea surrounded by brown bare hills; the historic cities with their ancient forts and castles; the canyons called “Wadi” with their natural pools filled with emerald water; the high golden dunes of the desert that always give indescribable emotions and lastly a bit of relax by the sea to spot the endangered green turtles that populate these coasts.
1° day: MUSCAT (city tour)
5° day: WAHIBA SANDS DUNES – WADI BANI KHALID (hike and relax) – JALAN BANI BUALI (fort and mosque) – RAS AL HADD (Ras al Jinz turtles viewing)
6° day: RAS AL HADD (boat trip and relax) – SUR (Al Ayjah fort, lighthouse, dhows factory)
8° day: MUSCAT
Need to Know
When to go
The best season is during the winter months from November to March since during the summer the temperature could easily reach 40 degrees or more.
Mean of transport
Rental car. We rented a Toyota Prado 4WD. At Muscat international airport there are several rental companies; We booked our car with rentalcars.com;
Around 1500 km / 900 miles;
Medium range. Average expense for a double room 25 OMR. The desert camps and Jebel shams accommodations are more expensive. We booked our accommodation with Booking.com, alternatively you can also find good deals with Hostelworld.com or Hotels.com.
Local restaurant for dinner and grocery shopping at hypermarket for lunch. Average expense for dinner 3 OMR. Do you want to know more about Omani Restaurants? Check it out with TripAdvisor reviews.
We changed our currency at Lulu Hypermarket in Muscat. It also possible to withdraw from ATM.
We never leave without an insurance since it’s the most important thing when traveling. We got our comprehensive protection with Worldnomads.
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