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Nature & Wildlife

Private Tour: The Grand Canyon of Oman and Jebel Shams Day Trip

Driving up Oman’s Jebel Shams mountain to see the country’s Grand Canyon isn’t recommended to anyone but seasoned off-roaders. This private full-day trip takes you there and back, with no driving worries. Marvel at the vast canyon from Jebel Shams’ summit, and visit Nizwa, villages, and ancient ruins with a guide to navigate and provide background you’d otherwise miss. Lunch and return hotel transport are included for ease.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Nizwa and Jebal Shams Grand canyon

Spend a day exploring Oman’s natural wonders on this full-day excursion.Visit Jebal Shams, which means “Sun Mountain,” since it is the highest mountain in Oman. See Wadi Nakhr, Oman’s Grand Canyon, and take a short hike or mountain bike ride inside its walls. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit local villages and shop for souvenirs along the way.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Small Group Day Trip to Nizwa Fort and Jabreen Castle from Muscat

See the historical highlights of Oman’s interior on this small-group tour from Muscat, without having to worry about transportation and with a guide to bring the sights alive. Board an air-conditioned minivan and after a stop to tour Muscat’s Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, trace the Hajar Mountains south to visit Bahla Fort, Jabreen Castle, and the fort and souk at Nizwa. Lunch and return hotel transfers are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private Tour: Wadis and Mountains - Wadi Bani Awf from Muscat

Oman boasts a swathe of mountains, 'wadis' (river gorges) and villages that are only accessible to experienced off-roaders. Discover one of the most beautiful valleys—Wadi Bani Awf—on this private tour from Muscat to ensure you see its highlights without getting lost. Explore the pool-dotted wadi, Bilad Sayt village, and more; and hear all about them from a guide. Lunch and port and hotel transfers make the day complete.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Wadi Shab and Bimmah Sinkhole Private Full Day Tour

Wadi Shab is a very popular popular outdoor attraction in Oman for both locals and expats, and people go there for nature, to swim in the fresh water pools or just to have a barbecue. The main attraction of the wadi is the waterfall in the cave, which you can reach after a roughly 40 mins hike and swimming in 2-3 pools. People love going to this wadi as it is not very far from Muscat, it is easily accessible even with a saloon car and because the pools are always full of clear blue water! The wadi is definitely very popular and it gets very busy during public holidays with many families having a picnic at the entrance of the wadi.*Pick up and drop-off from any place in Muscat*Travel comfortably in a new private vehicle with Wi-FI*Hike in the company of a professional tour guide and swimming in a cave*Lunch and water included
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Half Day Tour in Muscat (Fr, It, Sp, Ge speaking guide on request)

This half-day tour in the city starts in the morning taking you to the enlightening Sultan Qaboos Grande Mosque, experience Oman through time at the Natural History Museum, a trip to the Traditional Markets (Souks) at the Muttrah known for its Gold, Silver and Wooden Adornments and finally a walk around the Old Town of Muscat including a visit to the Al Alam Palace and16th Century Forts, Jalali and Mirani.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Full-Day Grand Canyon and Nizwa Tour by 4x4

Combine visits to Jebel Shams and Nizwa during this full-day tour from Muscat. In a rugged 4x4 vehicle, get spectacular views of Oman's Grand Canyon and dig in to a traditional lunch in the mountain village of Misfah. Entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Muscat accommodations are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$130.00
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Muscat City Tour Half day

See the highlights of Muscat in the company of a guide on this half-day tour. Depart from your hotel in a private vehicle and head out into the city. Stop by the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the Opera House in the Al Qurm neighborhood, Mutrah Market, Al Alam Palace, and more. As you explore, learn about the city from your guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Muscat Tour

Depart from the hotel at 8:30 am and go to the Grand Mosque, Muttrah souk, Bait al Zubair, Sultan Palace, Al Jalalany Fort, Mirani, Royal Opra and return to the hotel at 12:30 pm
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Group Muscat City Tour

A sightseeing tour around Muscat, the capital of Oman, is a great chance to soak up the Arabic atmosphere and explore the city where the ancient architecture and monuments are combined with the modern life.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Daymaniyat Islands Tour & Snorkeling - Half Day

Daymaniyat Islands is one of Oman’s most famous places to visit as the international nature reserved Islands.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Day Trips

Discover the South and Wadi Shab from Muscat

Soak in Oman’s untouched beauty on a full-day trip by 4x4 from Muscat. Cruise by mountains, beaches, and bays, and stop to see and swim at Bimah Sinkhole, a natural underground pool. Walk along the palm-filled ravine of Wadi Shab, choose to bathe in its pools, and visit beachside villages such as Tiwi, Finns, and more. A delicious picnic lunch, transport, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$92.00
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Wadi Shab and Bimmah Sinkhole Group Full Day Tour

Wadi Shab is a very popular popular outdoor attraction in Oman for both locals and expats, and people go there for nature, to swim in the fresh water pools or just to have a barbecue. The main attraction of the wadi is the waterfall in the cave, which you can reach after a roughly 40 mins hike and swimming in 2-3 pools. People love going to this wadi because the pools are always full of clear blue water! Group tour in Wadi Shab involves a passage through the gorge. We recommend to have sneakers or special shoes with non-slip soles. We also recommend to have Slippers crocs type for a comfortable transition on a large round pebble. Please note that the tour is for the whole day (9: 00-18: 00) .Lunch and refreshments are included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.00
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Day Tour to the Enchanting Forts of Nizwa

Discover the traditional forts and oasis towns of inland Oman on this private, full-day trip to Nizwa and beyond. With a private guide and air-conditioned vehicle to yourself, follow the rocky Hajar Mountains to ancient Nizwa, home to 17th-century Nizwa Fort. Explore the courtyards and chambers with your guide; and then shop for souvenirs at Nizwa souk. Lastly, continue through the pottery town of Bahla and visit Jabreen Fort to view its splendid frescoes and carvings as your guide tells tales of Oman’s culture and history through the ages.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Dhow Cruises

Sunset Dhow Cruise from Muscat

Enjoy a sunset cruise aboard a traditional Arabian trading vessel called a ‘dhow.’ Enjoy sea breezes while you sail past Oman’s rugged coastline sprinkled with medieval forts and fishing villages. Marvel at postcard-worthy sights you pass including Al Bustan Palace, Muttrah’s Corniche and Al Alam Palace — the Sultan of Oman’s residence nestled in the Muscat harbor. Sip bottled water and soda as you capture the vivid sunset during your time on the water, plus hotel pickup and drop-off from Muscat.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private 4x4 Desert and Wadi Safari - Wahiba and Wadi Bani Khalid

Swap Muscat for the delights of inland Oman and a thrilling dune drive in the Wahiba Sands on this private full-day trip with a private guide. Drive south by air-conditioned 4x4 through the craggy Hajar Mountains to one of Oman’s most stunning ‘wadis’ (dry river beds) — Wadi Bani Khalid. Ogle the shady canyons, tiny villages and rock pools, and after a picnic lunch, head for the vast dunes of the Wahiba Sands. Take an exciting dune bash and if you wish, a camel ride, before heading back to Muscat.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Day Trips

Day Trip to Oman's Grand Canyon: Jebel Shams

Unless you’re an expert mountain driver and hire your own 4x4, exploring Oman’s Jebel Sham mountain and its neighboring Grand Canyon isn’t advisable independently. This private tour makes it easy, with a driver-guide to navigate the off-road trails up and around the steep-walled canyon. Plus, it allows side trips to Nizwa and mountain villages, and includes time at Muscat’s Grand Mosque, so you get the most from your day out.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Day Tour to the Enchanting Forts of Nizwa

Discover the Oman of old with its pretty forts and oasis villages on this full-day trip to Nizwa Fort from Muscat. With an informative guide, depart Muscat by air-conditioned coach or minivan, tracing the jagged Hajar Mountains to visit picture-postcard, 17th-century Nizwa Fort. Take a guided tour of the battlements and turrets, and browse for silver jewelry and handicrafts at Nizwa souk. Then, pass through palm-ringed oases towns such as Bahla to visit Jabreen Fort, one of Oman’s most enchanting castles and famous for its murals and wood carvings.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Desert Safari: Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat

Visit the Wahiba Sands and gorgeous Wadi Bani Khalid on a private day trip from Muscat. Board a 4x4 with a professional driver-guide, and pass the Hajar Mountains and plantations of Fanjah on route to Bani Khalid. Admire the paradise-like ‘wadi’ (river canyon), with its jewel-blue pools, boulders and palms; and savor a picnic lunch and swim. Next, head into the rolling dunes of the Wahiba Sands. Enjoy a sunset dune bash, visit a Bedouin camp and ride a camel (additional cost) in this epic setting before your return trip.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

WADI SHAB COASTAL TREKKING

Get out of the city and enjoy Oman’s nature on this full-day tour. Depart from your Muscat hotel in a private vehicle and make your way to Wadi Shab. In the company of a guide, hike through mango trees and shallow pools. Swim in a cave and admire waterfalls. Stop at notable spots along the way, including a fort.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.00
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bus & Minivan Tours

Muscat City Sightseeing Tour - A Fascinating Capital

Get to know beautiful Muscat, capital of Oman, on this 4-hour city tour, with an expert guide. Driving between the sights by air-conditioned vehicle, hear interesting commentary on Muscat’s maritime trading past, and admire the elegant, flower-lined embassy quarter and old Muttrah, with its balconied merchants’ houses framing picturesque Corniche. On route, visit the stunning Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, see the Al Alam Palace and Al Jahali and Al-Mirani forts, and explore the main souk and Bait Al Zubair Museum, with its displays on Oman’s fascinating history and heritage.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$36.99
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private 4x4 Safari - Mountain Fascination - Eastern Hajar Mountains

Discover Oman’s stunning ‘wadis’ — dry river beds — and coastline on this scenic, full-day private 4x4 trip from Muscat. With a private guide at the wheel, drive south through the Hajar Mountains to the pretty coastal village of Quriyat. Admire the scenic waterfront here, and then venture along mountain trails beside the rock pools, palm groves and shady gorges of Wadi Daiqat. Relax over a picnic lunch by the natural pools, and then continue off road through idyllic Wadi Al Mih and Yiti, passing turquoise waters, craggy slopes and green oases.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes

Day Trips

WAHIBA SANDS AND WADI BANI KHALID

Get out of the city and explore the deserts of Oman on this full-day tour. Depart from your Muscat hotel in a private vehicle and make your way to Wahiba Sands. Accompanied by a guide, visit with a Bedouin family and sample local coffee and dates. Explore the rolling dunes and visit wadis with green pools and waterfalls.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.00
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Wadi Shab Coastal Trekking 4X4

Experience one of Oman’s most scenic ‘wadis’—dry river gorges—without driving off-road yourself on this private 4x4 coastal adventure from Muscat. Trace the northeast coast to Bimmah Sinkhole and Fins Beach, and delve into Wadi Shab with a driver-guide who’ll manage the unmade trails as you admire the scenery. Then, walk and bathe in the wadi waters, perhaps swimming into a hidden pool with a waterfall, before returning.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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