You will arrive at Muscat International Airport. As soon as you arrive, go directly to the immigration service. Immigration and customs are quick and easy. Upon arrival at the general arrival lounge, you will be met by our friendly and efficient MVH driver who will assist you with the comfort of our vehicle to drive you to the hotel. Overnight at Muscat hotel, Overnight in Muscat.
In the morning, you will be met at the hotel for a half-day city tour. The tour begins with a visit to the magnificent Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the Middle East. Later you will drive to visit Seeb fish market to visit. Next, head of the Natural History Museum, where you will showcase the rich history of Oman, imparting knowledge about the rich culture and traditions of the country to the visitor. In the afternoon, drive to Qantab, one of Muscat's pristine beaches. Later, drive along the scenic Corniche to the once-walled district of Muscat. Visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum. You'll make photo stops at the residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, Al Alam Palace, which is flanked by the 16th-century Portuguese fortresses of Mirani and Jalali. In the evening, stroll through the Muttrah souk, where you can negotiate crafts and silver objects.
At 8:30 am your guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on an amazing journey. Continue to Wadi Arbaeen, on the way you will see a lush village surrounded by date, lemon and mango plantations. You will have a photo stop at each location. Finally, you reach Wadi Arbaeen - an oasis in the middle of the arid and dry mountains. It is one of the most beautiful wadis and the deep blue clear water pools allow you to cool off. On the coastal road, stop at the limestone sinkhole of Bimmah and continue to Fins. You will then stop at Wadi Shab which means a "wadi between the cliffs", enjoy a walk through the wadi, walking shoes are highly recommended. Going up the wadi, you will soon see puddles appear in front of you and you can also enjoy a refreshing dip in these pools. We get to Ras al Hadd early so that we have time to unwind on the beach, eat dinner at around 6:30 p.m., and continue with turtle watching in Ras al Jinz. The turtles come to lay their eggs at night, and this experience is unforgettable.
Around 8:30 am, you will be met by your guide and driver who will accompany you in the comfort of our 4x4 to embark on a gentle adventure journey in the great desert of Oman. Your tour starts at 9:00 am. Once in Sur, our guide will take you to another town known for its trade and Dhow Building Yard in Sur where boat building is more than just a job but a way of culture, tradition and life. Sur still offers glimpses of these iron awls, bows, hammers and nails in the pursuit of perfecting the ancient craftsmanship that helped make Oman one of the oldest and most influential sultanates in the region of Gulf. Although far less commonplace than in previous centuries, dhow building is still very much alive in Sur, and has become an attraction not only for tourists but also for those like the ultra-rich who like to roll up their sleeves and want to stab. some of the most legendary craft ships in the world. Night in a desert camp - Wahiba Sands.
Your tour guide will meet you in the hotel lobby following breakfast. Your tour begins in Nizwa, the former capital of Oman, where you can browse the traditional and craft markets and pick up some trinkets before exploring the fort and imagining life there in the 17th century. The breathtaking view from the tower will show you how big the plantation is. After the long drive, your next stop will be Continue to Jabrin, for a visit to the Fort which was once the home of the Imam and was built to be a Palace at first, before being used for military purposes. The tomb of the Imam is still located in the Fort. The Jabrin Fort is also believed to be one of the first schools in Oman. Later proceed to Bahla, a charming little town surrounded by an old 12 km long wall; visit the place where they make pottery and also the old fort of Bahla, one of the oldest in Oman (under renovation, visit is from the outside only). Travel to Jebel Shams but before going up the mountain there is an interesting wadi, Wadi Nakhr, a narrow canyon. It is a stunning beautiful place, and is geologically spectacular, being one of the deepest canyons on the planet. Go deep inside to visit the village where the main activity is weaving ….. Your journey then continues to the top of Jebel Shams, “Sun Mountain”, Oman’s highest peak, at 3009 m. ….. get a spectacular view of the “Grand Canyon”.
After breakfast you will meet your guide in hotel lobby. Your tour start to visit Nizwa, which was once the capital of Oman, go through the traditional and craft Souk where you can buy some souvenirs before visiting the Fort of Nizwa with its large circular tower and imagine life inside the Fort in the 17th century. The breathtaking view from the tower will show you how big the plantation is…. After the long drive your next stop will be Continue to Jabrin, for a visit of the Fort which was once the home of the Imam and was built to be a Palace at first, before being used for military purposes. The tomb of the Imam is still located in the Fort. The Jabrin Fort is also believed to be one of the first schools in Oman. Later proceed to Bahla, a charming little town surrounded by an old 12 km long wall; visit the place where they make pottery and also the old fort of Bahla, one of the oldest in Oman (under renovation, visit is from the outside only). Travel to Jebel Shams but before going up the mountain there is an interesting wadi, Wadi Nakhr, a narrow canyon. It is a stunning beautiful place, and is geologically spectacular, being one of the deepest canyons on the planet. Go deep inside to visit the village where the main activity is weaving ….. Your journey then continues to the top of Jebel Shams, “Sun Mountain”, Oman’s highest peak, 3009 m. ….. get a spectacular view of the “Grand Canyon”.
Morning visit the powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive forts in Oman and the traditional Souq. Our next point of interest, and the highlight of the tour, is the visit to the Perfume factory «Amouage». Founded over a quarter of a century ago, Amouage is a niche luxury fragrance house that draws inspiration from its birthplace of the Sultanate of Oman, infusing reference points from a rich and colourful heritage that fires the imagination of all who come into contact with its wonderful products. Learn, taste and enjoy the ancient Arabian oil perfumes’ imagination.
You will arrive at Salalah international airport. Upon your arrival, you proceed straight to immigration. Immigration & customs are quick & simple. On arrival in the general arrival room, you will be greeted by our friendly.
Morning after breakfast. Visit the Al Baleed museum of the Frankincense land. Opened in July 2007 at Al Baled Archaeological Park it is a large archaeological site that you can Stoll through among Salalah Tours when you visit oman , and the museum hosts an impressive collection about the archaeological and maritime history of Oman . (Open Sat - Wed 8:00 -14:00 & 16:00 - 20:00, Thu - Fri 16:00 -20:00) .In the Heritage Souk, you can find different types of Omani crafts and incense burners. You will have an exact view of the Arabian market after visiting the new souk. Drive to the Gold souk offers modern and olden style Dhofari ornaments. Haffah souk is very attractive with its small shops lined up with straight piles of incense boxes, clay incense burners colorfully decorated with traditional patterns and bags of incense crystals. Also on your way to Haffah Souk you can see some typical Dhofari houses with caravan windows and doors. Walking past the Sultan Residential palace Al Husn, reaches to the Old Souk where Frankincense, Dhofari traditional clothes and cosmetics are available. Before returning to the hotel, visit the ancient city of Zufar, the ruins of Al Baled, which was visited by Ibn Battuta and Marco Polo, describing it as a beautiful, large and noble city. Overnight in Salalah
The excursion begins in the morning with a visit to the old fishing village of ‘Taqah’, famous for the manufacture of ‘Dried Sardines’ & its traditional & old ‘Dhofari Houses’. Visit the century old ‘Taqah Castle’, the former official residence of the ‘Wali’ (Governor) of the region & obtain a glimpse into the rich history of the region. Continue onto the ancient ruins of the once famous city of Samharam (Khor Rori). The city was the easternmost outpost of the Hadramawt Kingdom on the ancient incense route between the Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf and India. Khor Rori was an important port on the coast of Dhofar, and one of the major trading cities with frankincense, believed to have been the hub & harbor for the shipping of Frankincense (UNESCO World Heritage site). On the way back to western Salalah, explore the ‘ever green Wadi Darbat’ for a relaxing stroll along the Wadi bed, surrounded by herds of Camels, Goats & Cattle. In the Khareef season (monsoon period), one could also witness an almost 100m natural Waterfall, spreading its ‘tentacles’ into numerous lakes & lush green Vegetation. Thereafter proceed to ‘Qara’ mountains to explore the western part of Salalah. On a road steadily winding up a steep incline, herds of Camels & Cattle are a common sight which gives a scenic view of a traditional Dhofari rural beauty. Visit the ancient tomb of ‘Prophet Job’ situated in the scenic green mountains of the Salalah Plains. Proceed to the beach of Mughsail where the white sand touches the deep blue of the ocean & at high tide, where waves burst through the natural titanic ‘Blow Holes’, at the far end of the ‘Rocky beach’ with a cave-like entrance. Continue along the ‘Hair-pin-bend’ road towards Western Border of Oman, with its breathtaking cliffs on either side, to see the historical ‘Frankincense trees’ growing in their natural habitat, deep down in the valleys, dotting the dry & craggy countryside. Take a short walk into the valleys to smell the ‘Holy Incense’ amidst the scenic view of the region. Return to the Salalah hotel.
Full day Leisure at Hotel
Departure transfers Airport to connect the flight back home as per flight timing.
You can also enjoy a moment along the coastal road and admire the various cruise ships on the water in the port of Mina Al Sultan Qaboos. You will then visit the Bait Al Zubair Museum. Visiting the museum gives you a wealth of information about the structure, cultural tradition, and heritage of the country. Then it's time for lunch at a local restaurant in Muttrah, to stimulate your senses with typical snacks! A photo stop follows at the official residence of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, Al Alam Palace, which is flanked by the 16th-century Portuguese fortresses of Mirani and Jalali. From the palace, walk through the Old Town, the site of the historic core of Muscat. Then you will return to your hotel and end your tour.
Muscat is a whimsical country that offers every possible terrain that nature has to offer. Exotic in parts, and low-key in others, Muscat is an impressive destination for your next vacation.
Muscat Tourism may not be the first choice when thinking of Middle Eastern vacation destinations, but for those who have made the choice, a Muscat tour package offers such variety that you will only have lots of choices. Muscat's tourism is sometimes overshadowed by its glitzy neighbors Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but that doesn't diminish the extravagance of Muscat's sights. For tourists with a taste for virgin and uncharted territory, Muscat tour packages seal the deal.
From towering mountains to the glorious ocean, from desolate stretches of desert to beautiful lagoons, a visit to the city of Muscat is an absolute delight. But don't let the scenery alone guide you, as Muscat's cheap tour packages are also known for its grand old fortresses, excellent opera, fine museums, and lush parks and gardens. When thinking about tourism in Muscat, you should start by searching online for discount Muscat vacation deals. At MVH, you'll find the most comprehensive Muscat tour packages from India, priced to fit any budget constraints you may have. Choose the one that suits your plan and easily book your Muscat package online. Rest assured that we will organize for you the best Muscat city tour that covers all the best tourist attractions in Muscat that you want to cover.
Muscat is the capital of Oman and also the largest city. The city is located on the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. Many believe that the name 'Muscat' means 'to anchor' or the place to 'drop anchor'. Since the beginning of the 1st century AD, Muscat has been an important trading port, attracting many settlers such as Persians and Baluchis.
Over the centuries, the city has been ruled by many tribal powers and foreign imperial empires such as the Persians, the Portuguese Empire, the Iberian Union, and the Ottoman Empire, glimpses of which can still be seen for package visitors Vacation in Muscat.
Apart from tourism in Muscat, the city's prosperity comes mainly from trade, petroleum, liquefied natural gas, and port industries, which are major contributors to the economy. The Portuguese were the last foreign rulers of Oman and Oman became independent on November 18, 1650. The Al Bu Sa'id dynasty has ruled Oman and therefore Muscat since the 18th century. Islam is the predominant religion in the city, with most followers being Ibadi Muslims. Although Arabic is spoken by a large majority of the population, you will be surprised to find that many Indian languages are also spoken such as Bengali, Hindi, Konkani, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, and Tamil, thanks to the many Indian merchants here. . So if you mingle with the locals on your Muscat sightseeing package, they just might speak your language.
Muscat Tourism embodies all the great aspects of a great vacation destination. Spectacular architectural buildings, mosques, museums, imposing fortresses, an opera house, and a magnificent imperial palace make the skyline of Muscat quite enviable. All in all, it is a charming attraction for visitors on a Muscat city tour. There is a rule that buildings must follow. All buildings should reflect some aspect of Omani culture, such as a dome or arabesque window. During your organized trip to Muscat, you will have an abundance of entertainment and leisure opportunities. Muscat is a traditional city at heart and visitors should dress and behave appropriately. While you can hit a variety of pubs and bars with your Muscat tour package, there's a lack of the jazzy nightlife that many modern cities boast of. But it is more than compensated by the beautiful natural scenery in and around the city and this scenic beauty can be fully appreciated by visitors of Muscat tour packages.
MVH offers a collection of Muscat tour packages that will take you on a historical and cultural adventure and a captivating ride. When planning your itinerary, be sure to include these Muscat tourist attractions:
The Grand Mosque is not only a place of worship, but it also embraces and showcases the true essence of Omani culture. This is usually the first stop for visitors on Muscat tour packages. The largest mosque in all of Oman, the place can accommodate 20,000 worshipers at a time. The breathtaking architecture is a beautiful combination of Omani, Islamic, and Middle Eastern architectural styles. The mosque was dedicated to the people of Oman by Sultan Qaboos on the occasion of his 30th anniversary of reign. The mosque is home to the second largest hand-woven Iranian carpet in the world, which took 600 women four years to make.
The Mutrah Corniche is a striking seaside promenade that is packed with restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and shops selling everything from artifacts to textiles. Enjoy the stunning views of Oman Harbor and Harbor on one side and the natural rock formations of the Hajar Mountains on the other. Al Jalali Fort is located on the eastern side of the port. It was built during the Portuguese occupation of the 1580s on Arab foundations. The fortress has now been turned into a museum that showcases Omani culture and heritage. The Mutrah Corniche is a great addition to your Muscat holiday packages.
An opera in a traditional Muslim community may surprise some. It was commissioned by Sultan Qaboos of Oman, a great patron of classical music and art. The Royal Opera House has become the epicenter of music, art, and culture. An arts center, a lush garden, a theater, and an auditorium are part of this magnificent complex.
If you have never seen an oasis, Wadi Bani Khalid is the perfect place to experience the same. It is a great place for relaxation and adventure and is very popular with Muscat vacation deals. The northern part amazes with its natural landscapes and consists of striking emerald blue water pools, with the backdrop of the beautiful landscape of the Hajar Mountains. This part is best suited for leisure activities such as swimming, a picnic, or just relaxing. The southern part known as Wadi Hayer is perfect for adventure seekers with activities such as hiking, trekking, and bouldering.
Built by the Zubair family, this private museum offers valuable insight into Omani culture, traditions, and heritage and is a must-see site included in most Muscat packages. It also contains important remnants of Oman's military past. This family heirloom is considered the finest collection related to Oman and its heritage. The museum complex itself is gigantic and consists of four buildings, namely Bait Al Bagh, Bait Al Dalaleel, Bait Al Oud, Bait Al Nahdhah, and Gallery Sarah. In the gift shop, you can buy souvenirs and gifts to take home. A model Omani village shows the traditional way of life.
Muscat experiences a hot desert climate, which is why the best time to book your package tour to Muscat from India is during the winter months of November to March.
* The timings mentioned in the itinerary are indicative it may vary according to the prevailing situation at that moment and other weather conditions.