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City / Cultural Tours

***For October 16, 2019
 
MUSCAT IMPRESSIONS - Half Day City Tour
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. Drive past the Royal Opera House. Visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum, exhibiting the wealth of Oman's historyand 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 Portugese forts Mirani and Jalali. You will be strolling through Muttrah Souq where you will be bargaining for handicrafts and silver items.

To enter Grand Mosque, dress code for ladies should be fully covered with scarf and wear full sleeves shirt. Men are not allowed to wear shorts.
Grand Mosque is open Saturday - Thursday from 0800H - 1100H

Rate per person : $80 cart
Duration : 1300H - 1800H

COST INCLUSIONS :

  • Tour as per above mentioned itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Bottle mineral water
  • Monument entrance fees and taxes
NAKHL & RUSTAQ
Morning, we will drive to Nakhl. You will reach 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 Ain Towarah Hot Springs, which is a popular picnic spot. After spending some time at Nakhl we will continue for Rustaq once the capital of this area and a major trading center of Oman. Later we will drive back to Muscat via Al Hazam.

Rate per person : $165 cart
Duration : 1300H - 2000H

COST INCLUSIONS :

  • Tour as per above mentioned itinerary
  • 11-15 Pax tour will be on coaster van and from 16-44 pax tours will be in Aircon Coach
  • Monument entrance fees and taxes
  • Packed picnic lunch / lunch from local restaurants
  • English speaking guide
  • Bottle mineral water
COASTAL ADVENTURE - Wadi Shab
Leave Muscat and travel through the coast from Muscat to Quriyat. Visit Bimah Sinkhole. Swim and relax in Sinkhole. We settle for a picnic lunch. We next drive to Wadi Shab. Enjoy a walk through the wadi, walking shoes are strongly recommended. Going up the wadi you will soon see pools appearing before you and you may also enjoy a refreshing swim in those pools. Return to Muscat in the evening.

Rate per person : $130 cart
Duration : 1200H - 1800H

COST INCLUSIONS :

  • Tour as per above mentioned itinerary
  • 5-10 pax tours in Aircon Coach and 11-14 pax all the tours in Aircon Coach
  • English speaking guide
  • Bottle mineral water
  • Packed picnic lunch
DHOW CRUISE

This trip is launched from the Marina Bandar. After being treated to a fabulous view of the majestic coastline on your way to the Sultan Qaboos Port and a glorious sunset, you will pass the Yacht Club of Muscat, followed by the picturesque fishing Village of Sidab.
A touch of history comes to fore, as you perceive the old graves of the British sailors.
Amidst shrill cries of the seagulls, flying gracefully around the cliff at the entrance of the old historic Muscat Harbor, you will notice the legends of ships that had visited this harbor, painted on cliffs with the 16th century forts named as Jalali and Mirani standing sentinels to the magnificent Al Alam Palace, the official residence of His Majestic Sultan Qaboos Bin Said built during 1970-1974.
After the dhow negotiates a detour at the glittering Corniche, she glides past the most exclusive hotel of Oman, the Ritz Carlton Al Bustan.

Rate per person : $100 cart
Day of operation : Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 1600H-1800H (for sharing basis)

COST INCLUSIONS :

  • Tour as per above mentioned itinerary
  • Soft drinks and mineral water
  • *5-10 pax & below Dhow tours and transfers will be on sharing basis
  • 11-44 pax group Dhow cruise and transfers will be on private basis