Oman travel packages
Oman is celebrated not only for its cultural charm but also for its history and architectural gems. Although a short visit will not be enough, here are some must-see attractions to consider in your travel packages to Oman.
Jebel Shams is the highest point in the Hajar Mountain Range at almost 10,000 feet and it is called the Grand Canyon of the Middle East. As you navigate along the bends and curves in the road, you’ll have unparalleled views of the sunrise, inspiring its name. The mountain also has great hiking trails.
Located in eastern Oman, this sprawling desert is one of the most stunning attractions in the entire country although it is just the tip of the desert. Enjoy camping there and go admire the endless sand dune views, explore the area by camel or 4×4 and have a great locally prepared dinner. And of course, don’t miss stargazing at night!
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is Oman’s most important spiritual site. Constructed with Indian sandstone, colorful woven carpets, and Italian chandeliers, it’s a true architectural masterpiece. The mosque is open to non-muslims every day except Friday from 8 AM to 11 AM.
The Bimmah Sinkhole in eastern Oman is 90 minutes from Muscat. Bimmah Sinkhole is a natural swimming hole known for its turquoise waters as well as its surrounding rocky formations. In addition to swimming, enjoy some fish pedicures for free as the little wild fish there come to nibble at the dead skin on your feet and leave it smooth as silk.
Misfat al Abriyeen
For many tourists, being on top of the list for best Oman attractions, this charming and fascinating village of Misfat al Abriyeen is situated atop the Jebel Shams Mountains. The contrast of the green palms and gardens against the brown mud architecture makes this village one of the most stunning attractions in Oman. You could easily get lost for hours just admiring the buildings and views of this amazing village.
One of the must-visit attractions in Muscat, the Mutrah Souk is a traditional market on the Muttrah Corniche that comprises several small shops. You will find amazing Omani products, such as traditional clothes, colorful fabric, gold and silver jewelry, and souvenirs.
Nizwa Fort is one of Oman’s most popular tourist attractions. Built in the mid-1600s, Nizwa Fort was the administrative seat and it also acted as a protective defense system. Take a tour in the fort and have a view over the green oasis of palms then find some shadow spots to relax or drink fresh fruit juice at the cafe inside the fort.
The city of Salalah is located in the south of Oman, you can schedule a plan of holiday packages to Oman in Salalah because it is famous for its antiquity and sophistication, where you will enjoy the luxurious ancient architecture such as the amazing Qaboos Palace. It is best visited from June to August as monsoon clouds from India bring continuous rains to the area, and as a result, the coastal area around Salalah turns into a green oasis with waterfalls and seasonal streams. The ancient buildings that Salalah is famous for are also famous for the wonderful sandy beaches such as Al Mughsail Beach, which is famous for its clear waters.
Hike the Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain)
Do not let the name of the Green Mountain deceive you, as it does not contain dense forests and trees. It is a limestone mountain and is considered one of the highest mountain peaks in the Sultanate of Oman. Although not covered in lush forests, the elevation leads to cooler temperatures and more agricultural growth than in the desert below. The green mountain area is now protected and you can hike safely. Hiking is one of the most difficult sports physically, but also one of the most enjoyable. You can explore the city from the highest peak in the Sultanate and spend a wonderful and unforgettable night.
Enjoy in Ras al Jinz Reserve
Ras Al Jinz Reserve is a turtle reserve, where you will see all sizes of turtles and learn more about their ages and the nature of their lives. If you visit during the summer, or between May and October, you can see turtle nests along the beach and even watch baby turtles hatch and make their way into the ocean. It is possible to visit the turtle sanctuary as a day trip to Muscat, but most visitors choose to spend the night at the resort and check out other attractions such as the Turtle Visitor Center and Museum.
The Musandam Peninsula is the northern part of Oman, separated from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates. It is a secluded area from Amman, but it has many beautiful and interesting sceneries. Collect the opinions of visitors on its beauty and calm. If you visit the Musandam Fjords, days can be spent exploring exciting new areas whose highlights include things like boat trips to explore the coasts and soaring peaks of the water, spotting dolphins from a dhow, or a traditional Omani boat, and sea diving. The population is sparse and the wildlife is abundant, making this area one of the best places to visit in Oman for nature lovers.
Camping in Wahiba Sands
In the centre of Oman is the Golden Treasure, where the desert dunes extend for miles and form the so-called Wahiba Sands. Wahiba Sands is the home of the Bedouins, often visited by tourists who are looking for the heart of the original and authentic Oman. You can experience the different, challenging and enjoyable Bedouin lifestyle in Wahiba Sands by joining a tour that allows you to ride on the back of a camel and camp in the desert under the stars, a view that makes you recharge your energy. Ibra is the main gateway to the Wahiba Sands, and here many guided tours begin.
Spend a day in Muscat
If you only visit one place in Oman, it will probably be Muscat. Home to castles, palaces, museums, and markets, this city offers something for everyone. While you can't visit the interior of the Royal Al Alam Palace, you can head to the harbour for an up-close view of the stunning structure. The permanent guard of the palace is the Al-Jalali and Al-Mirani Fort, which have been converted into museums and are open to the public. Non-Muslim travellers can also visit the picturesque Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque most of the morning, enjoying features such as a massive crystal chandelier, marble wall panels, and the second-largest Persian carpet in the world. Ootlah advises you to plan your holiday packages to Oman soon and don’t forget to visit Muscat.