Cultural tour of oman

Grand Mosque

Grand Mosque

Bait al Zubair

Bait al Zubair

Sur Dhow

Sur Dhow



Wadi Arbaeen

Wadi Arbaeen

Grand Mosque Bait al Zubair Sur Dhow Shahb Wadi Arbaeen

Cultural Tour

7 days/6 nights $1383 P.P

Price to be reconfirmed

Muscat-Quriyat-Wadi Dyqah-Wadi Mazara-Wadi Arbaeen-Bimmah Sink hole-Sur-Wadi Shahb-wadi Tiwi-Ras Al Hadd-Wadi Bani Khalid-Desert-Mudhairib-Sinaw-Nizwa-Jabreen-Bahla-Wadi Gul-Wadi Nakhar-Grand Canyon-Birkat Al Mouz-Muscat

Day 1

Arrive in Muscat proceed to the hotel and check in.

You will visit Grand Mosque, Fish Market, Al Alam Palace, Al Mirani Al Jalali Fort, Mutrah Souk, Bait Al Zubair, Muttra Corniche (Photo stop) and Muttra Fort (Photo Stop).

Grand Mosque: – Also named Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, it is Oman’s most prominent mosque, with 20,000 worshippers at a time. The mosque is a wonderment of contemporary architecture, and this worship center is beautifully crafted with Islamic, Omani, and Middle-eastern architectural designs

Note: – Timings: For non-Muslims, the mosque is open from Saturday to Thursday between 8 am to 11 am. Muslims can visit any time. Women should cover their head with the lady scarf, Must wear long sleeve Shirt/Top/T-Shirt and should cover their leg till the ankle. Men should wear full pants and half sleeve shirt or t-shirt also permitted. Both should not wear transparent clothing and no pictures of living beings.

Fish Market: – Located in the heart of Muttrah in Oman’s largest port, the new fish market is a tribute to Oman’s past and future. The town of Muttrah is known for its long trading history, unique port and long-standing fishing tradition. Located near the city’s original fish market, which was built in 1960, the new market represents the continuation of the region’s trading and fishing traditions, while also meeting Oman’s need to cater to its growing tourism industry.

Al Alam Palace :- This royal palace carries 200 yrs history and allows visitors to take photographs from outside. Also called The Sultan Qaboos Palace, the residence is one of the best representations of vibrant Islamic architecture. Now, the property is used to accommodate distinguished officials. Constructed by Imam Sultan Bin Ahmed, the palace is surrounded by The Mutrah harbor and lush greenery.

Al Mirani Al Jalali Fort :- This 16th-century fort, along with the AI Jalali Fort, was erected by the Portuguese to guard the Muscat port. Visitors are not allowed to enter the palace, but they can enjoy the mesmerizing view from outside. The form played a significant role in the defeat of the Portuguese. The architectural wonder has various tools on display used in an ancient war.

Mutrah Souk :- Located in the heart of Muttra in Oman’s largest port, the new fish market is a tribute to Oman’s past and future. The town of Muttra is known for its long trading history, unique port and long-standing fishing tradition. Located near the city’s original fish market, which was built in 1960, the new market represents the continuation of the region’s trading and fishing traditions, while also meeting Oman’s need to cater to its growing tourism industry.

Bait Al Zubair :- Situated in Muscat City, this private museum houses historical items belonging to Oman’s cultural, military, and social past. Opened in 1998, this architectural complex has an extensive collection of artifacts like jewelry, weapon, household goods, Khanjars, and costumes Of Omani culture.
Opera House (Photo Stop) :- People who have a particular interest in art, music, and culture should keep it on their wishlist while traveling to Muscat. Set up in the year 2001, the magnificent complex has an auditorium, theatre, art center, and landscape garden. With a capacity of 1100 people, the art center is a true example of carrying the heritage with the arrangements of diversified cultural events.

Muttra Corniche (Photo stop) :- Mutrah stretches along an attractive corniche of latticed buildings and mosques; it looks spectacular at sunset when the light casts shadows across the serrated crescent of mountains, while pavements, lights and fountains invite an evening stroll or a bike ride.

Muttra Fort (Photo Stop) :- Muttrah stretches along an attractive corniche of half-timbered houses and mosques. At sunset, it looks spectacular as the light casts shadows on the mountain’s jagged crescent and the walkways, lights and fountains invite evening walks and bike rides.

Day 2

Drive from Muscat to Sur.

You will visitQuriyat-Wadi Dyqah-Wadi Mazara-Wadi Arbaeen-Bimmah Sink hole-Dhow factory and Light House.

Drive from Muscat to Quriyat Fish Market 93 Km, 1 Hrs. 10 Minutes.

Quriyat:- Quriyat (also called Qurayyat) is a small coastal town near Muscat. The town’s past was marked by fierce resistance to Portuguese invasion, but today it is a quiet fishing village. The main attraction for most visitors is the Quriyat Fish Market on the entrance of the city.

Drive to Wadi Mazara and Wadi Dayqah 30 Km, 35 Minutes.

Wadi Mazara and Wadi Dayqah:- :- Experience Wadi Dayqah, Oman’s most significant water dam. This massive structure, located in the natural limestone Wadi (valley), is a striking example of how scientific progress can be both functional and beautiful. Enjoy a peaceful stay there. Wadi Dayqah is a fantastic day trip destination since it has cascading streams, lovely pools, and picnic areas. This adventure won’t take more than six hours, so sit back and take in the natural splendor. The largest artificial Dam in Oman is located above the settlement of Al Mazara inside the Vilayat of Quriyat, in a desert region with mountains as a backdrop.

Drive to Wadi Arbaeen 25 Km, 1 Hrs.

Wadi Arbaeen:- One of the favorite outdoor locations in Oman, and quite simply, my favorite Wadi, is Wadi Al Arbaeen. Because of the absence of indication and the length of off-road you must travel, Wadi Arbaeen isn’t widely obtainable. Nevertheless, you must go if you prefer swimming in freshwater ponds, which are plenty here, and wish to appreciate the peace of strolling across a relatively undisturbed wadi. While wading via Wadi, particularly late in, you nearly feel weird. If you wish to discover Wadi Al Arbaeen truly must visit.

Drive to Bimmah Sinkhole 20 Km 40 Minutes.

Bimmah Sinkhole:- Visit the stunning lake in the Bimmah Sinkhole on the journey to Muscat.
The Day one trip will then end as you get back into the car and start the return trip to Muscat, where you’ll be landed off at your accommodation.

Drive to Sur Dhow Factory 81 Km, 1hr. 5 Minutes.

Dhow Factory:- Explore the dhow yard if you’re in Sur; shipbuilders continuously construct this type of historical boat the same way they did many centuries ago. The dhow’s components are all connected by cable rigging makes it unique. The constructors don’t utilize contemporary nails or tools and don’t need blueprints because they already know how the vessel will be built. The affluent and distinguished travel to Sur has a custom-built dhow fashioned for recreational sailing. Take the opportunity to obtain a quick glimpse at the Fatah al-Khair, which was formerly a well-known fishing boat that cruised the sea for fish. It can be seen in a public museum next to the dock.

Al Ayjah Light House:- Visit the three-story Al Ayjah lighthouse, majestically perched against the Sur coast. In the past, this structure served as a watchtower to guard the community from marauders. Later, it was transformed into a lighthouse to direct dhows toward the Sur lagoon. It boasts a fortress-like dome-shaped roof, a wooden entrance with intricate carvings, and windows. Since the landscape in the region fluctuates with the tides, it has been a favored topic for photographers due to its distinctive architectural design and panoramic surroundings.

Overnight in Sur

Day 3

Drive from Sur to Ras al Hadd

Drive to Wadi Tiwi and Wadi Shab 48 Km, 40 Minutes

Wadi Tiwi (Photo Stop):- Inside the Al Sharqiyah area, Wadi Tiwi is close to Wadi Shab. The Wadi, which was titled following Tiwi Village, is the closest thing to a rainforest one will find in the Gulf. Wadi Tiwi, which has emerald-colour lakes and is flanked by lovely date and banana fields, is less well-known than Wadi Shab but is equally stunning. You may embark on a two days journey from this Wadi to less travelled areas of the area for all those outdoorsy types out there.

Drive to Wadi Shahd 1 Km 3 Minutes.

Wadi Shahb:- You’ll have to board a boat for One OMR each person (round trip) to traverse a brief section of the river after reaching the Wadi Shab parking. You only have to spend for the trip since there’s no admission charge for the Wadi. After that, you’ll begin an incredibly peaceful 45-minute hike through a stunning, rocky valley dotted with lush vegetation, Lotus plantation and palm trees.

Drive to Ras al Jinz 95 Km, 1Hrs. 40 Minutes.

Arrive in the resort check in and relax evening proceed to turtle watching tour.

Enjoy the cute little turtles at Ras Al Jinz Turtle Sanctuary.

Ras Al Jinz is a peaceful fishing town in Ras Al Hadd, which lies towards the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula. The critically protected Chelonia mydas turtle resides inside the Ras Al Jinz turtle’s sanctuary. This environmental setting skillfully integrates educational programs and tour operators in addition to investigating these threatened animals. Additionally, this turtle sanctuary is the sole location in the world where tourists may see how these enormous marine turtles miraculously build their nests.

Overnight in Ras al Jinz.

Day 4

Ras al Jinz to Wahiba Desert.

Drive to wadi Bani Khalid 163 Km, 2 hrs. 20 minutes.

Wadi Bani Khalid:- Proceed to the most famous and beautiful Wadi Bani Khalid to enjoy the pleasing and beautiful Wadis of Oman. While traveling there, you will go across many small villages, towns, and even through the mountains that would treat you to some excellent scenic and panoramic beauty of the landscape present there. These roads will eventually lead you to a large pool covered with vegetation. You can park your vehicle here and continue your journey towards the deep end of the wadis. Additionally, you can dive in for a quick swim in these waters to feel the glorious beauty of nature. However, wearing comfortable clothing and shoes during this trip is recommended.

Drive to Desert 65 Km, 1 hr.

Desert Bedouin House:- It is the home of Bedouins so you are going to visit The House Bedouins, where you will enjoy the traditional coffee, the locals call it Kahwa. Specially locals like to drink this traditional coffee with the dates.

Desert Dunes:- The people visiting it for the first time would be genuinely impressed by the beauty with which the dunes and their colors change. You can also ask your driver to take you to the great desert dunes in the region, popularly known as Al Wahiba Desert, where you will be treated to the thrill of driving through the undulating dunes of the desert. Once you are finished with the dune driving then you can enjoy the Sunset from the most beautiful desert of Oman.

Overnight in desert camp.

Day 5

Drive from Desert to Nizwa

You will visit Mudhairib-Sinaw Souq-Nizwa Souq-Nizwa Fort.

Drive to Mudhairib 28 Km, 30 Minutes.

Mudhairib Village:- The old village of Al Mudhaireb. The ruins are very interesting and you can explore the area, but if you keep going uphill you’ll see one of Al Mudaireb’s many watchtowers. The view from this watchtower is very beautiful, and when you get there, you will find that Al Mudaireb has six other watchtowers. Historically, each division of a village had its own watchtower to warn residents of attacks from other villages or divisions, and there was an ancient division under or near each of these watchtowers.

Drive to Sinaw 95 Km, 1hr. 10 Minutes

Sinaw Souq and Ruins:- Sinaw is considered one of the most important markets in the eastern region of Oman, along with the Sur market and Ibra market. The city has a rural character because it is surrounded by the desert. The Sinaw Thursday Market is held every Thursday in North Al-Sharqiyah province. It is a very busy market due to its proximity to the Bedouin community who go there to buy basic necessities and sell livestock and handicrafts. This market is open from 6am to 1pm.

Nizwa Fort :- The erection of Nizwa fort, which was started in the seventeenth century by Sultan Bin Saif Al Yarubi, the utmost important member of the Yarubi tribe, and finished in twelve years, has a long and illustrious history. However, this Fort was constructed by Imam Al Sultan bin Malik Al Kharusi during the ninth century.

Nizwa Tower:- Ni The foundation extends 30 meters (98 feet) underground. One of the most interesting features is the drum-like cylindrical tower about 45 meters (148 feet) in diameter and about 34 meters (112 feet) high. Two cannons guard the tower’s entrance, as well as a labyrinth of rooms, high-ceilinged halls, doorways, terraces, narrow staircases and corridors that give you a deeper look at the ingenuity of Omani architecture.

Nizwa Souq (Market):-which is close to the Nizwa fort, will offer you a taste of the past of Oman because most of its buildings still feature the country’s historical buildings. Based on what you wish to purchase, the souq is divided into separate sections; You can witness locals purchasing Omani Pottery, Silver jewelry, Handicrafts, Spices, Frankincense, Traditional Omani attire for both men and women, Traditional Khanjars (Dagger), Perfumes, Dates and Dates Honey, Meat, fruits and vegetables, Omani Traditional Sweet Halwa. The remaining of its souq offers distinctive mementos like fresh dates, lamps, and taqiya headgear. The typical Omani souq marketplace is the most incredible location to observe how the community market functions.

Overnight in Nizwa

Day 6

Drive from Nizwa to Jebel Akhdar

You will visit Birkat Al Mouz-Wadi Mayuddin-Al Ain Village-Wadi Bani Habib-Nizwa.

Drive to Mudhairib 28 Km, 30 Minutes.

Falaj Khatmayin:- The Falaj Khatmayin is perhaps Oman’s biggest Falaj and a World Heritage Site in Nizwa, giving the city the water it needs for its farmlands and crops. Locals frequently visit the park created on a little fraction of the Falaj! This old Falaj is thought to date back to 2500 BC! Hence, While you’re on vacation in Nizwa, the Falaj is an excellent location to unwind and relax!

Birkat Al Mouz:- In Oman’s Nizwa province, in the Ad Dakhiliyah district, is the historic hamlet of Birkat Al Mouz. It also houses the reconstructed fort known as Bait al Redidah and functions as the gateway to the Wadi Al-Muaydin on Jebel Akhdar’s southern edge. We highly suggest you make a pit break at the Birkat Al Mouz remains on your approach to Jebel Akhdar since the scenery from this village will transport you to a different era. You would also learn about the way that these native inhabitants resided in these mountains, which were bordered by plantations.

Wadi Mayuddin:- The endlessly deep gorge Wadi Muay Dinh invites fascinating exploration as it cuts south from the fringe of the Saik Plateau. Beautiful place and easier walking by scrambling than canyoning.

Jebel Akhdar:- Jebel Akhdar, primarily made of limestone and sand, is also known as the Green Mountain for the bushes and trees that flourish there, thanks to the 300 millimeters of rainfall it obtains annually. One among Oman’s most visited tourist destinations, Jebel Akhdar is known for its walnut orchards, fruit orchards, and date plantations. It also has a distinctive rose water aroma filtered and distributed to neighboring settlements’ homes. Hence, you’ll have an incredible journey that pleases the whole of your emotions with Jebel Akhdar!

Drive to Al Ain Village 17 Km, 20 Minutes.

Al Ain Village :- NiThe village of Al Ain, one of the most beautiful villages in Oman’s Saiki Plateau. Located on the edge of the Bani Habib Valley, it is famous for its fields, green mountain terraces and rose gardens. Pomegranates, apricots and walnuts grow abundantly in the valley below the village of Bani Habib, with rural terraced fields. In the valley you can see the ruins of an old abandoned village.

Drive to Wadi Bani Habib and Old Houses 10 Km, 15 Minutes.

Wadi Bani Habib:- In the Jebal Akhdar, an idyllic deserted Omani settlement is called Wadi Bani Habib. People advise visiting late in the day and early morning to avoid crowds and enjoy the town to yourself, which seems to get crowded during the daytime. You may take a quick stroll down to this hamlet or observe it from the view as the car moves by. Near Nizwa, in the Jabal Al Akhdar ranges, which are an extension of the Al Hajar highlands, is where you’ll find Wadi Bani Habib. The Wadi, which is 2000 meters above sea level, is filled with fruit palms.

Drive back to Muscat.

Day 7

Departure from Muscat International airport.

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