Sightseeing tours in Muscat offer a fascinating blend of natural wonders and man-made beauty, complimented by the magnificent coastline of Oman’s capital city.
SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITY TOURS IN AND FROM MUSCAT
There is no better way to see Muscat than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See all the top Muscat attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such as the neighbourhood of Ruwi, Muttrah Souk, Muscat Royal Opera House, Qurum Beach and much more. The buses are open top which allows you to enjoy full 360-degree panoramic views as you travel along your route. Hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 9 stops around Oman’s captivating capital with a 1 day Classic ticket or a 2 day Premium ticket.
PRIVATE 4X4 WADI SAFARI: AN ENCOUNTER WITH NATURE
This tour will bring you closer to nature by first of all visiting the Nakhl oasis and a having a photo stop at the impressive fort. Then proceed to the famous warm springs of Thowarah.
PRIVATE DAY TRIP TO NIZWA AND JEBEL SHAMS: FROM MUSCAT
During this adventurous tour, you will have the chance to explore nature and history by 4WD. Experience the untamed and rugged countryside and see a different side of Oman. This private tour will take you to Nizwa and Jebel Shams, part of the Al Hajar Mountains.
DOLPHIN WATCHING CRUISE: FROM MUSCAT
The coast of Oman is blessed with a variety of dolphins and whales. About 21 different species of whales and dolphins have been identified along the coast, including the blue whale which is seldom seen anywhere else in the world.
COASTAL TOUR AND WADI HIKE: FROM MUSCAT
Travel along the coast from Muscat to Quriyat and over the plateau down to the narrow coastal track. On the way you stop at Bimah sinkhole, a geological wonder. From here it’s a short distance to the Fins Beach and then continue the tour to Wadi Shab. Take a hike up one of Oman’s scenic wadis. At the end of Wadi Shab there is a swim through the famous keyhole into the secluded world thrilling fantasy.
PRIVATE MUSCAT CITY TOUR
Enjoy a half or full-day private tour of Muscat City with a local guide. Create your own personalised itinerary of city highlights you want to see. Your local guide will show you hidden places and give you historical information about the culture and traditions. Bring your walking shoes and camera, and get ready to see, and learn about this special city.
PRIVATE TOUR: FORTS AND CASTLES OF DAKHILIYAH: FROM MUSCAT
Leave Muscat with your private guide in a comfortable A/C vehicle and spend a day discovering the enchanting Jabreen Castle and the old capital Nizwa, with its impressive fort, and the colourful Souk, famous for its ancient silver jewels.
MUSCAT IMPRESSIONS HALF DAY CITY TOUR
Whether you’re on a stopover, a cruise or a holiday in Oman, take some time to experience the culture and history of the vibrant capital on this private city tour of Muscat.
NIGHT AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE MUSCAT AND TRADITIONAL DINNER
Enjoy a private transfer to the Royal Opera House to view a performance. Then have a unique dinning experience at Al Hangam restaurant to taste the most delicious Omani traditional dishes like Shiwa, Harees, Jareesh, and much more.
MUSCAT CITY TOUR AND SEAFOOD LUNCH
On this Muscat city tour we will visit the Grand Mosque, the Bait al Zubair museum, and the Muttrah souq. Then we’ll enjoy a delicious sea food lunch.
ARABIAN SHOPPING TRIP AND SOUQ EXPERIENCE IN MUSCAT
Shoppers will love this tour. Visit the Amouage Factory, Oman Avenues Mall, Muscat Grand Mall and Muttrah Souq.
FULL DAY WADI BANI AND SNAKE GORGE TOUR BY 4X4
Drive by 4×4 to visit Wadi Bani Awf, Snake Gorge and much more. Wadi Bani Awf is a stunning gorge and a renowned tourist attraction in the area around Muscat.
The drive there takes about 1.5 hours from Muscat. Enjoy Wadi Bani Awf, by far the most diverse and challenging wadi in the region. Every bend in the gorge is a photo opportunity, and you can jump into crystal pools ranging from two to six metres deep. Exploring caverns adds even more fun and excitement to this fabulous trip.
PRIVATE DAY TRIP TO BIMAH SINKHOLE, WADI SHAB, AND TIWI BEACH: FROM MUSCAT
Embark on a 4×4 to the Bimah Sinkhole, Tiwi Beach, and Wadi Shab from Muscat. Swim in the clear water of Bimah Sinkhole, take a walk through Wadi, and visit villages along the way. Explore Tiwi Beach before enjoying a delicious picnic lunch and returning to your hotel.
PRIVATE FULL DAY 4X4 TOUR TO ANCIENT NIZWA AND GREEN MOUNTAIN: FROM MUSCAT
Tour Jebel Akhdar and its steep, terraced agricultural fields in a private 4WD vehicle. During the next 8-hours, stroll among its irrigated mile-high fields, gardens and plantations. Then, visit a charming date plantation village at the base of the mountain, time permitting. Have lunch in local restaurant with entrance fees to Nizwa Fort included.
PRIVATE FULL DAY 4WD TOUR TO BAHLA FORT AND OMAN’S GRAND CANYON: FROM MUSCAT
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Bahla Fort and Wadi Nekhar, the ‘Grand Canyon of Oman’, on a full-day tour from Muscat. Travel with your own private guide in a sturdy 4-wheel drive vehicle on a tour that includes lunch in a local restaurant and entrance fees to Bahla Fort.
PRIVATE DEEP SEA FISHING TOUR: FROM MUSCAT
Try your luck at catching prized yellowfin tuna and other whoppers on this fun deep-sea fishing expedition from Muscat. Travel by private vehicle to the marina and board a cruiser with an experienced skipper.
Then, sail the fish-rich Gulf of Oman to hunt for yellowfin and longtail tuna, mahi-mahi, marlin and other species. Experience thrilling Omani-style tuna fishing, by racing ahead of feeding dolphins, and enjoy basking in the sun and the cool breeze as you wait for bites.
Suitable for beginners and experts, this private trip ensures you receive full attention from your skipper.
PRIVATE MUSCAT SIGHTSEEING TOUR INCLUDING DOLPHIN WATCHING CRUISE
Get to know the old and new Muscat and enjoy a dolphin watching cruise on this private, full-day tour. With your own guide, visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a modern vision of marble, famed for the huge, hand-woven carpet and crystal chandelier in its main prayer hall. Admire Oman’s coast and watch for dolphins on a 2-hour boat trip. Then, take in the Bait Al Zubair Museum, Portuguese forts and Al Alam Palace in Old Muscat before exploring colourful Muttrah Souk. Receive full attention from your guide on this private tour.
SUNSET DHOW CRUISE: FROM MUSCAT
Sail along Oman’s spectacular coast on a wooden ‘dhow,’ an Arabian sail boat, on this 2-hour sunset cruise from Muscat!
Settle on the cushion-covered deck of your vessel and enjoy the scenery and cooling sea breezes. Cruise past sleepy villages and medieval forts, and see Muttrah’s Corniche, old Muscat harbour and the Al Bustan Palace in all their glory. As the last rays of sun illuminate the landscapes, relish the views one last time as you sail back to port. Unlimited bottled water and sodas are provided on board.
DOLPHIN WATCHING CRUISE: FROM MUSCAT
Head out to sea in search of playful dolphins on this 2.5-hour cruise from Muscat!
Cruise by comfortable fibreglass boat, and keep a look out for the fun-loving spinner, bottlenose and common dolphins that frequent the Arabian Sea against the backdrop of Oman’s mountainous coast.
Watch as these playful marine mammals skim and dive in the waves, often riding the surf around your boat and leaping high in the air. If you’re lucky, you may also spot humpback whales too! Unlimited bottled water and sodas are provided on board during your cruise.
PRIVATE TOUR: MUSCAT BY NIGHT
Experience the twinkling sights of Muscat by night on this 5-hour evening tour and enjoy a 3-course dinner on the way! Accompanied by an expert driver who acts as your personal guide, take photos of the glittering Grand Mosque and the extravagant Al Alam Palace, and drive along the Corniche just as the setting sun casts the sea and mountains in the mauve, magical glow of twilight.
After that, you can browse for bargains in Mutrah Souq and round it all of by savouring a scrumptious dinner at a welcoming local restaurant; it’s the perfect finale to your evening out!
PRIVATE AIRPORT TRANSFER FROM MUSCAT AIRPORT TO HOTELS
Make the beginning of your Muscat vacation stress free by booking this easy, safe and reliable transfer from Muscat International Airport to your hotel.
MUSCAT PRIVATE DEPARTURE AIRPORT TRANSFER
Take the hassle out of your return journey. Travel from your Muscat city hotel to Muscat International Airport. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.