Explore Oman With The Moon Tours OM in Six Days
Six Days Tour Planning in Oman
Muscat-Sinkhole-Wadi Shab – Sur- Ras Al Hadd
The morning tour begins in Muscat and takes us to Ras Al Hadd, where our first stop is the Bimmah Sinkhole. Located 600 metres from the sea between Dibab and Bimmah village, it’s a picturesque lake of turquoise waters measuring 50 by 70 metres wide and 20 metres deep. A collapse of the surface layer due to the limestone dissolution caused the sinkhole to form. To protect it, a park has been developed by the nearby municipality. Swimming in the lake is possible.
We journey towards Wadi Shab, a canyon gorge lined with palm trees showcasing the force of water cascading down mountains. The hike up takes approximately 35-40 minutes so good walking shoes are essential. Upon arrival at one of the many crystal-clear pools, tourists can leisurely swim from pool to pool until they reach the last one. Here, an opening among gigantic rocks leads into an awe-inspiring crevice cave with a small waterfall. As sunlight filters in from outside, it bathes the water in intense turquoise blue whilst water showers down from the Wadi beyond.
We continue our journey to Sur where we will take you on a small city tour where we will show you the Dhow Factory and old ship. We will also take you to the old part of Sur where you will see most of the houses with wooden doors and windows.
Afterward, we take you to Ras Al Hadd, where you will check into your hotel/resort and visit Ras Al Jinz, which has a turtle sanctuary. As we walk along the beach at night under the stars, we’ll have a high chance of seeing Omanis great sea turtles building nests and laying eggs. If you’re lucky, you’ll see baby turtles hatching from some of the nests.
Ras Al Hadd- Wadi Bani Khalid- Wahiba Sands
This morning we will visit Wadi Bani Khalid, the largest and most beautiful wadi in Oman. In Wadi Bani Khalid, you can swim in 9-meter-deep sparkling, blue, clear water pools, sunbathe, relax in the beautiful scenic Wadi canyons, and take a short walk (walking shoes are required).
In the afternoon, we’ll set off on our journey to explore Wahiba Sands desert. This 12,500 Square K.M region, formerly known as “The Wahiba Sands”, stretches from the northern and southern Governorates in Oman’s Eastern Region. Covering 180 KM (110 mi) north to south, and 80 KM (50 mi) east to west, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for relaxation or adventure in the form of a 4×4 drive across the dunes. We can then witness an astounding sunset over one of its larger dunes before retiring to our camp for a buffet dinner and a restful night’s sleep.
Wahiba Sands-Al Mudhaireb-Ibra-Zukait- Nizwa
In the morning we drive to Al Mudhaireb village located in Al Qabil Town, where we walk a bit uphill until we reach the old village ruins. These ruins are quite interesting and you can explore them, but if you keep going uphill you will see one of the many watchtowers of Al Mudhaireb. The view from that watchtower is quite nice, and once you reach the top, you will see half a dozen other watchtowers as well.
Each quarter of the village had its own watchtower to warn residents against attacks from other villages/quarters, and there would have been an old quarter under or near each. After that, we will visit the old ancient village of Ibra, which is about 1000 years old. It is built from mud and limestone; you can walk around the village.
On the way to Nizwa, on the hilltop in the Al Dakhiliyah region of Oman, we will stop at cylindrical tombs that date back to the third millennium BC. They are constructed of mountain rock stacked in the shape of a beehive. Then we will continue our journey to Jabal Al Akdhar , the Green Mountain of Oman. We will arrive there in the afternoon, and you will have free leisure time until you check into the hotel.
Jabal Akhdar – Barkat AlMoaz – Jabreen Castle
Today we will give a tour in (Jebel Akhdar) is referred to as the “Green Mountain” and it is one of the most scenic areas in Oman. It is part of the Al Hajar Mountain range. The name of Jebel Akhdar comes from the green terraced gardens surrounding the villages. A variety of fruits are grown here, including pomegranates, apricots, apples, olives, grapes, roses, peaches, and walnuts. Wadi Bani Habib, Shrejah, Al Ain, and Al Aqur are all interesting places to visit.
It is worth spending some time in Birkat Al Mauz after visiting Green Mountain, it has a large Falaj system that supplies water to many orchards, its listed to the UNICCO organization, and it is worth walking around the old part of the village.
Afterword’s We’ll drive to Jabreen Castle – initially built for the Ya’arubi Dynasty by Balarab bin Sultan bins Saif as a presidential palace in 1670, it underwent extensive renovations in 1984. Visitors can see its array of period furniture and utensils, as well as get an insight into castle lifestyle with its ornate wood carvings, ceiling paintings, and stucco work. It remains open to this day, should you wish to look.
Nizwa soaq & Fort – Misfat Al Abreyeen – Jabal Shams
Our first stop today is Nizwa Souq, where many vendors sell their goods on the streets of the souk, including vegetables, pottery, jewellery, handicrafts, Omani sweet dates (Halwa), spices, and souvenirs. They are all sold in authentic old market halls that few places can boast. One of the most interesting cattle markets is on Fridays, when locals from nearby villages sell their cattle and chickens in an open market.
We then drive to Misfah Al Abreyeen, a picturesque village at the foot of Jebel Shams, which is lined with old houses and narrow streets. The village has a falaj system for many orchards, date palms, and vegetables, and it is worth exploring.
After that, we travel to Jabal Shams Mountain (the Grand Canyon of Oman), 3009 meters. This mountain offers an existing off-road experience and fantastic views, making it one of the most adventurous mountains in Oman. After reaching canyon view, which is about 2000 meters, we stop and take a photo, then continue driving to our resort.
Grand Canyon- Wadi Bani Auf- Muscat
We begin our adventure by driving down the mountain on the east side and into the picturesque Wadi Bani Awf. The off-road experience is thrilling, offering stunning views of dramatic canyons and Wadis as it continues for several kilometers before merging with Wadi Bani Awf. Balad Sayt, encircled by mountains from all directions, is the most beautiful village we will pass along the way. The road travels throughout the valley, passing through Snake Canyon and a multitude of small villages.
Six Days Tour Included & Excluding
- Harbor of Muscat (Far Shore Excursions Passengers)
- Muscat International Airport
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