Highlights of North & South Oman

Round trip along mountains and castles

Highlights of North & South Oman

Round trip along mountains and castles

Highlights of North & South Oman


Combine the beautiful, mountainous north and the tropical south of Oman on this tour. Wander around the most modern shopping malls and oldest souks in fairytale Muscat, before exploring the interior with a private driver. Explore the country's most beautiful wadis, visit ancient castles and traditional markets around Nizwa and Bahla. Hike by Oman's highest mountain, Jebal Shams, the Grand Canyon of the Middle East. Enjoy ancient architecture, hospitable people and stunning views in the Al Hajjar Mountains, before embarking on a spectacular desert trek through Wahiba Sands, where the dunes can be more than two hundred meters high.

Salalah, the tropical south of Oman

A short domestic flight will take you to tropical Salalah, where you can relax on the wide sandy beaches. From your resort, explore the magnificent Sultan Qabus Mosque, Taqa Castle, Sumhuram ruins and the ancient city of Mirbat. Waterfalls, coconut palms and mist-shrouded banana plantations give Dhofar 's landscape a fairytale appearance.

TIPS & TOPS Highlights North & South Oman:

  • Muscat has everything expected of a capital city: fancy restaurants, museums, trendy festivals, state-of-the-art shopping malls and Oman's oldest souk, the Muttrah soukat
  • Visit the Grand Mosquem, with its ninety-meter-high minaret
  • On Fridays, visit the traditional goat market in Nizwa, the Nizwa Souq and the Nizwa Fort.
  • The small settlement of Bahla is a mud fort that protected the houses in the fourteenth century, is now on the Unesco World Heritage List
  • Take a beautiful hike, the Balcony Hike at Oman's highest mountain, Jebel Shams, with great views of Wadi Nakher
  • Visit Jabal Akdhar, the green jewel of the Al Hajjar Mountains and visit villages with ancient architecture, hospitable people and amazing views
  • Spend the night at one of the most beautiful places in the Jabal Akhdar Mountains, the Alila Jabal Akhdar hotel is located at a summit of two thousand meters and yet is almost invisible
  • In the morning, set out on foot and visit Jabal Akhdar including the Saiq Plateau, Wadi Bani Habib & Diana Point.
  • Enjoying a beautiful sunset in the desert at Wahiba Sands
  • Along the way, visit Wadi Bani Khalid, a Dhow Factory in Sur and the Bimah Sinkholes
  • Get to know Dofar province with a visit to Taqa castle, Sumhuram ruins, the ancient city of Mirbat and Ayn Razat springs, Job's tomb in the mountains
  • From May to September, you are most likely to see sea turtles at Ras Al Jinz, when they come ashore to lay their eggs

Your tailor-made trip

Daily overview

1 Flight to Muscat; transfer to hotel
2-3 City tour and free time in Muscat
4 Drive with private driver via Nakhal and Wadi Bani to Al Hamra
5 Hike at Jebel Shams; via Nizwa to Jabal Akhdar mountains
6 Hike to the Saiq Plateau and Wadi Bani Habib
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Route 13-day highlights tour North & South Oman
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