Excursions

Muscat - Experience the sights of Northern Oman

You may decide that you want to pre-book some sightseeing and leisure activities to enable you to get the very best out of your chosen holiday destination. With this in mind Oman Air Holidays offers you a variety of optional excursions that are pre-bookable when you make your holiday reservation.

 

Many other day options are available such as Abseiling, Bird watching, Canyoning, Climbing, Diving, Ladies Only Tour, Mountain Biking, Quad Biking, Sea Kayaking, Snorkelling, Sport Fishing, Sunset Coastal Cruise, Via Ferrata.  Prices are valid until 30 September 2017.

 
  • Mystical Muscat (Half Day) - USD 91 Per Car (1-3 Persons)

    Mystical Muscat

    Muscat offers the visitor a unique opportunity to witness a modern commercial center existing in harmony with its traditional culture and natural harbor. Our tour of the Grand Mosque (except Thursday & Friday) & (Ladies fully covered with scarf)- & Bait Al Zubair Museum (except Friday) is a brief introduction that traces Oman's history and development. Drive along the waterfront Corniche visiting the Fish Market & the colorful Muttrah Souq. We proceed for a photo stop to the magnificent Al Alam Palace, official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos flanked by the 16th century forts Mirani & Jalali.

  • Amazing Dolphins (Half Day) - USD 62 Per Person

    Fascinating Forts

    Transfer from the Muscat hotel to the pier side to embark on a boat as we search the seas for Dolphins and Whales. Watching wild dolphins is a thrilling way to start the day and the lucky may even come across one of the many species of whales that can be found just a few kilometres from Muscat's rugged coast. Not every trip guarantees a sighting, but you are sure to enjoy a trip out to sea and enhance your knowledge of nature's most fascinating marine mammals. (Soft drinks, tea, coffee and sandwiches included).

  • Batinah Bash (Full Day) - USD 226 Per Car (1-3 Persons)

    Al Hoota Caves

    A full day tour along the Batinah coast. Our first stop is the Seeb Fish Souq by the seaside. Drive through the date palms to the sparkling springs and Fort at Nakhl. Visit the beautiful Wakan Village famous for its terrace farming. Our next stop is Wadi Abhyad which has large patches of white sedimentation and when translated means white wadi. The drive winds through the mountains with small pools of water dotting the wadi bed.

  • Fascinating Forts (Full Day) - USD 181 Per Car (1-3 Persons)

    Nizwa in the Interior of Oman, boasts of the famous Round Tower Fort, etc. built in the 17th century, and its Souq renowned for its Friday cattle auction, intricately hand-carved "Khanjars" (daggers) & ornamental silver jewellery. Jabrin, the finest of Oman's castles built in the late 17th century, became a seat of Omani learning. The castle displays the highest achievement in Omani ceiling painting & beautifully executed woodcarvings. Enroute to Muscat visit the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz situated at the foothills of Jebel Akhdar (The Green Mountain). Enjoy a walk through its oasis and dense date plantations.

  • Grand Canyon (Full Day) - USD 226 Per Car (1-3 Persons)

    Drive to the foothills of the Jebel Akhdar mountain range. Our first stop is at the Nizwa Souq famed for its Antiques and silver jewellery. A brief photo stop at the Round Tower Fort before proceeding ahead. Our next stop takes us to Wadi Nakher located in the depth of our deepest canyon. Visit Misfah a pretty mountain village with stone dwellings still in existence. While heading for Jebel Shams stop at the terrace farming village of Wadi Ghul. In the Jebel Akhdar range Jebel Shams the highest peak offers a spectacular view.

  • Sharqiyah Sands Wilderness (Full Day) - USD 226 Per Car (1-3 Persons)

    The Sharqiyah Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 meters are also host to a variety of flora and fauna. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographers delight. Visit a Bedouin house in this wilderness. In stark contrast to this is Wadi Bani Khalid. It comprises of small pretty villages embedded in the mountains. The Wadi has clear deep blue water. It is advisable to wear light comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

  • Snorkelling(2-hour day time) - USD 67 Per Person

    Suitable for beginners or experienced divers alike, diving in Oman is a sublime pleasure, not only on account of the Sultanate's huge coastline with its wide variety of dive sites, abundant marine life, coral reefs and ship wrecks, but also thanks to the unspoiled condition of the destination.

    The key dive sites are at Muscat's Bandar Khayran area or at the pristine Daymaniyat Islands.

    You can expect to see stunning natural formations with stingrays, angelfish, honeycomb eels and even a few friendly black tip sharks. Also plentiful underwater fauna including brain, hegdehog and cauliflower corals, sea fans, lion fishes, moray eels and green turtles. If you plan to have a diving holiday we recommend you stay at the Oman Dive Centre, Shangri-la Bar al Jissah Resort & Spa or the Al Sawadi Beach Resort all of which have Dive Centres on-site.

  • Game Fishing (Half Day - 4 Hours) - Per Boat USD 517

    Explore Oman's historic coastline under sail. Venture into a timeless world of secluded coves, enchanting desert islands and dramatic coastal landscapes, all within easy reach of Muscat. Oman Charter excursions include coastal cruises, exploring the picture-perfect Damanyat Islands, beach picnics, snorkelling and scuba diving, and sunset cruises. The luxurious Orana 44 catamaran is perfect for skippered and bareboat sailing trips, from day trips and long weekends to 7 day adventures and more, for up to 8 people plus crew as required. No previous sailing experience is necessary and families are welcome. Full details on www.seaoman.com/activities/charter/