Visit the fishing village of Taqa, an old town with an interesting castle surrounded by watchtowers and Taqa stone houses. Proceed onward to Khor Rori creek, the site of the ruined city of Samhuram and capital of ancient Arabia’s frankincense trade. Excavations have produced evidence of an ancient city with trade links by sea to Far Eastern destinations and with even distant Greece. Mirbat, the ancient capital of Dhofar, was an important town as early as the 9th century for its trade in frankincense, horses and slaves. See some of the old houses famous for its woodcarvings. If lucky see boatloads of fish arriving into the harbour. One of Dhofar’s best-known historic sites is Bin Ali’s Tomb. The twin-domed structure; tomb of Mohamed bin Ali who died in 1135 AD is a fine example of medieval architecture. Return via Ayn Razat, manicured gardens fed by natural underground springs.
Return via Ayn Razat is only on Thursday and Friday
Proceed on a full day tour to Ubar. The ruins of the fabled city of Ubar, chronicled in classical works as the “Atlantis of the sands” are among a series of exciting archaeologists excavations currently underway along the route. In the Rub-Al Khali (The empty quarter) area we experience dune driving before returning to the hotel
If you’re looking to get a feel of and explore the desert of Oman the Wahiba Wilderness Tour is must do. We will visit the Al Sharqiya Sands of Oman, also known as the Wahiba Sands or Ramlat al Wahiba and explore the desert and the Bedouin houses there. Then proceed to the Wadi Bani Khalid tour.
Experience the beauty of the Gulf of Oman, on a relaxed Twilight Dhow Cruise as you sail along Oman's spectacular coast on a traditional wooden boat. Enjoy the cool sea breeze and take in the spectacular scenery as you cruise past the sights of the coast including the spectacular Al Bustan Palace and Al Alam Palace before we head back to the marina.
One of the most popular day trips from Muscat this involves a drive along the coast of Al Batinah in Oman. We will visit the fishing village of Seeb, then head to Nakhl before finally ending the tour at Wadi Abhyad.