Mindboggling Muscat - Jabel Shams
Muscat, the capital city of Oman lies sparkling white, topped with golden minarets in the middle of a maze of brown pleated mountains reaching down to the Arabian Sea. Described as “Arabia’s jewel”, this city is a blend of the old and the new. Muscat is green as green can be, and defies being classified as part of a desert country. The roads are lined with well-manicured green lawns and trees. During winter this is interspersed with a profusion of multicoloured flowers.
Jebel Shams (mountain of sun) is the highest peak in the Arabian Peninsula, rising to an altitude of 3,004 metres above sea level, and has a number of versants (slopes) and summits. Every time a tourist reaches a versant, he’ll find that it leads him to another, until he reaches the mountain peak.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- 2x Breakfast
- 1x Dinner
- 2x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 1 night
- Entry/Admission - Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
What's excluded :
Day 1: Muscat city Tour
Stop At: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Sultan Qaboos St, Muscat 113 Oman
The city tour begins at 8 am with a visit to the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the only mosque open to non-Muslims and expatriates in Oman and one of the largest mosques in the Middle East. Then we drive to the picturesque Muttrah Corniche and visit Muttrah Souq where you can experience the interest of traditional Arab market housed under modern timber roofing, stroll through the Souq, and buy Omani souvenirs like Frankincense, Omani daggers, beautiful silver handicrafts and scarves. You can also enjoy moments along the corniche admiring the various cruise ships on the water at Mina Al Sultan Qaboos Port. Then we will head to Bait Al Zubair Museum, where you will gain interesting information about the country’s structure, tradition and heritage. At the official residence of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, you can click some spectacular photographs with your family and friends. We then head to the Al Alam Palace, flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts of Mirani and Jalali, and then travel to the majestic view point of Gulf of Oman for a photo session in the Qantab regionbefore heading back to the Hotel.
Duration: 9 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at a luxury hotel in Muscat
Day 2: Jebal Shams – Misfah – Hamra
Stop At: Al Hamra, Al Hamra, Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate
Pick up 8.30 a.m. and will depart towards the Jebel Shams Mountain. After a short drive through the ancient village of Al Hamra, we drive up the Mountain to the stunning Grand Canyon of Oman and spend the afternoon walking around this famous Grand Canyon that offers spectacular views over the surrounding valleys and Wadis below. Then we drive to Al Hamra, and into the old part of the village, to visit a cute little museum housed in one of the old restored houses within the village. Local Omani woman will show you around a traditional 7 bedroom house. They will also demonstrate how they used to make coffee, food and pottery in the old days. Then we move on towards Misfath al Abreen. This picturesque village lies on a steep slope at the foot of Jebel Shams, a few kilometres from the village of Al Hamra and consists of old homes and narrow streets. It has a large Falaj system which supplies water for many orchards, date palms and vegetables. There are marked footpaths through the village and surrounding area where you can explore new things. In the late afternoon we will drive back to Muscat and lunch will be served en route.
Duration: 9 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time :10:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.