Muscat Governorate
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  • From Muscat: Dimaniyat Islands Snorkeling Tour

    1. From Muscat: Dimaniyat Islands Snorkeling Tour

    Discover one of the jewels of Oman, the Dimaniyat Islands, on a boat tour from Muscat. Snorkel in a beautiful, UNESCO-protected nature reserve and admire the abundant sea life. Begin your day with pickup anywhere in Muscat before the Al Seeb area and transfer to the marina for the 70-kilometer (43.5-mile) journey northwest to the Dimaniyat Islands. Onboard, enjoy the scenic views of Muscat and the coastline, as well as unlimited soft drinks and water. Once at the Dimaniyat Islands, explore the nature reserve and stop in two different places for snorkeling. Keep your eyes peeled for sea turtles, corals, and, if you're lucky, sharks, eels, and dolphins. Have the chance to find Nemos (clownfish) and see other different species of colored fish, too.

  • Muscat: Full-Day Nizwa Tour with Audio Guiding

    2. Muscat: Full-Day Nizwa Tour with Audio Guiding

    Get picked up from your hotel and head to the Shatti Al-Qurum hotel where the tour begins. Your driver will show you how to use the audio guide system to benefit the GPS enabled commentary (available in five languages) that follows the tour. Travel towards to Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital and home to some of its most significant structures. Along the way, stop at a charming ancestral village called Birka Al Mawz, which sits at the base of Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain). In Nizwa, admire the central fort and its giant cannon tower; walk through the traditional souq (market); and, of course, enjoy a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, visit the unique Jabreen Castle, built in the 17th century. It has magnificent plasterwork, carved doors, and painted wooden beams. You'll also see Jebel Shams—one of the most famous mountains in Oman—and one of the oldest towns in the region, Oman Bah...

    It was a great day out and we really enjoyed exploring interesting historic sites outside Muscat. Our driver and guide Malik was very professional and approachable. I would highly recommend this trip.

  • Daliah: 2 Day Package Tour

    3. Daliah: 2 Day Package Tour

    Explore Nizwa, the old capital city of Oman, at the famous Nizwa Souq. A wide variety of vendors offer their goods each morning. Here you can find fish, meat, vegetables, pottery, jewelry, handicrafts and souvenirs, sold in authentic market halls. Watch as vendors hawk their livestock at the Friday cattle market. Nearby Nizwa Fortress is architectural testimony to the economic and military achievements of the early Yaruba dynasty from the mid-17th century. It was a military stronghold designed to withstand even the strongest of attacks, with traps galore set for possible intruders in its hallowed halls. The picturesque village Misfath al Abreen lies on a steep slope at the foot of Jebel Shams, and has a large Falaj system which supplies water for many orchards, date palms and vegetable gardens. Then head up Jebel Shams Mountain; at 3000 meters, it is the highest mountain of Oman. Final...

  • Muscat: Nizwa Oasis Full Day Tour with Lunch

    4. Muscat: Nizwa Oasis Full Day Tour with Lunch

    The tour begins with pickup from your hotel or port in Muscat and travels to the enchanting ancient city of Nizwa. Upon arrival, explore the sights of the city’s historic fortifications, noted for numerous mosques and old buildings. Learn about the fascinating history of Nizwa from your experienced guide, as you drive towards one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, the fort. Explore the fort with your guide, then proceed to the Nizwa souk, embellished with silver jewelry, antiques and traditionally carved daggers. Afterwards, head to Bahla, a UNESCO World Heritage listed town which is home to some of the oldest fortresses in the country. Enjoy a photo-stop here amongst a backdrop of pottery craftsmen and clay forts. Finally, head to the Jabrin Fort, that has stood since 1675, and admire its stunning interior architecture before heading back to Muscat.

    It was a very nice and relaxing day with a good pace. All the major sites were seen and overall a great experience to see the history first hand. Would recommend for people not in a rush and enjoy long drives viewing the scenery outside. Lots to see and cost effective compared to a lot of the other local tour operators.

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What people are saying about Muscat Governorate

It was a very nice and relaxing day with a good pace. All the major sites were seen and overall a great experience to see the history first hand. Would recommend for people not in a rush and enjoy long drives viewing the scenery outside. Lots to see and cost effective compared to a lot of the other local tour operators.

We had a great tour guide and a vehicle for the two of us plus another tour guest (SUV driver + 3 guests). Our driver Mohammed was able to tell us a lot, was helpful and responded to individual small requests. He was always safe and the tour was very informative overall.

It was a great day out and we really enjoyed exploring interesting historic sites outside Muscat. Our driver and guide Malik was very professional and approachable. I would highly recommend this trip.

The tourist The tourist guide was perfect and we had a wonderful experience.

what an amazing experience. definitely a must for any travelled