Oman, located in the Middle East is an amazing place to have a memorable vacation. The country boasts of unmissable travel experiences, thanks to the ancient Arabian spirit blended with modern/contemporary appearances. The country boasts of a lush scenic charm with its expansive seas and inland mountains, while the capital city, Muscat is home to stunning landmarks like the Muttrah Corniche and the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
Visiting the country’s highest peak, The Al Hajar Mountains is a highlight for most people, as it offers jaw-dropping panoramic views. Nizwa, the previous capital of Oman is seeped in magical history, and you can feel it when you walk along the ancient souk. The magnificent 17th century fortress with its own stories and spells is just waiting to be explored.
Experience the beauty of Oman through multiple activities that include sightseeing, hiking, safari and camping. The holiday packages to Muscat Oman will take you to these places:
Camping in the desert
Wahiba Sands is an Oman Desert with endless sand dunes. This part of the area is called the Empty Quarter, and it is also part of the UAE, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. The desert is enormous and you can drive to the camp in a 4×4 car with deflated tires and plenty of water. The ideal time to visit the enormous desert would be during the winter, because summers can be unbearably hot.
Hiking along the Emerald water at Wadi Shab
Hiking along for about 45 minutes along the Wadi Shab’s emerald green waters is an experience to cherish forever. After a nice walk, you can swim through the cave, gaze above at the towering cliffs and treat yourself to a magnificent waterfall at the end. Wadi Shab is located within a 1.5 drive away from the capital city of Muscat. You can park your vehicle, take a boat ride to the hiking spot and start hiking.
Make friends with the dolphins at Musandam
The picturesque coastline of Musandam gives you not just stunning views, but an opportunity to see the dolphins, especially when you visit between September and April. The spinner dolphins are the most commonly spotted dolphins here in the Khasab region. Along with dolphin watching, you can also enjoy swimming, snorkeling and underwater diving.
A travel through history
Oman holiday packages will never be complete without exploring the ancient forts, especially the Nizwa Fort, Jabreen Castle, and Bahla Fort. Experience the rich history, the architectural marvels and while you are at it, take a peek into the Sultanate’s royal past as well.
Learning traditional Oman cooking
Would you like to try a hand at cooking Omani style dishes? There are traditional Omani cooking classes that will teach you the secrets of preparing authentic dishes like majboos, spiced rice with meat, and shuwa, slow-cooked marinated lamb or goat, along with some local culinary delights.
The magnificent Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
This is the only mosque in Oman that tourists can visit, and it is definitely a treat to the eye. With its splendid architecture and soothing vibes, the mosque is a must include item in every Oman itinerary.
The terrain wonder at regions of Jebel Shams and Jebel Akhdar
Oman holiday packages include a unique terrain visit in the regions of Jebel Shams and Jebel Akhdar. You can feast your eyes on deserts, beaches and mountains – all in one area. The scenic charm and the grandeur of Oman’s Grand Canyon will stay in your memories forever.
These are just a few of the Omani delights offered through holiday packages to Muscat Oman. There are more, and these thrilling and unique activities are open to all, just waiting to be explored!