Travel to Oman for Wild Wadis, Lively Souks and Historic Forts
Travel to Oman for a whiff of frankincense and myrrh, a peek at its forts and castles, camel rides through windswept deserts and hikes among verdant wadis dotted with waterfalls. Meet the hospitable heart of Oman with bespoke itineraries created by Enchanting Travels. From the white sand beaches hugging its Indian Ocean coast to Jebel Shams in the Al Hajar Mountains, prepare to be swept off your feet.
Your Oman vacation will be as dramatic as each town, built predominantly in white and beige, topped with turquoise roofs and domes. Expect to encounter rustic souks alive with delightful traditional artefacts. Visit Oman for the rich flavors of grilled mishkak and biryanis, meat stews and delicate flatbreads, finished off with sweet halwas plump with dates and nuts.
Tucked between the Hajar Mountains and the Indian Ocean, the elegant capital city of Muscat boasts of landmark marble structures. Stop by the city’s bustling Mutrah Souk with stalls displaying everything from spices and frankincense to silverware. Traditional coffee houses here serve fragrant cups brewed with saffron and cardamoms. History buffs will be spoilt with choices of fortified castles to explore across the sultanate. Whether you visit the hilltop forts at Nizwa and Nakhl, or the beautiful Al Hazm Fort in Rustaq, our travel experts would advise you on what would suit your interests best.
Oman’s coastline is marked by dozens of islands and islets with pristine beaches and precious coral reefs teeming with marine life. Spot green turtles hatch along the beach in Ras Al Jinz and visit a traditional dhow building shipyard at Sur. Did you know that the Omani coasts were home to Sindbad the Sailor? Or that Oman gave East Africa its Swahili tongue?
Salalah, Oman’s second largest city, stands in the shadows of the Dhofar Mountains. Safari drives from the city to the surrounding highlands and the Rub Al Khali Desert are quite popular. Enjoy wildlife sightings of sand gazelles, ibex, the occasional Arabian leopard and wild falcons.
Whether you want to hike in the wilds, visit a spectacular sinkhole, or spend a day at a Bedouin village, we’ll make sure you find your dream vacation in Oman. .
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Jebel Akhdar, a limestone mountain surrounded by rugged terrain, sits at the heart of the Al Hajar Mountain Range located in northeast Oman.
Jebel Shams, Oman’s highest mountain at about 3,000 meters, is situated north of Al Hamra town.
Jebel Shams and Al Hamra
Khasab, the capital city of the Musandam province, is where the ancient maritime history of Oman comes alive.
Khasab and Musandam Region
Ringed by majestic mountains and the ocean, Muscat is an ancient port city that justly means ‘safe anchorage’.
The former capital city of Oman, Nizwa continues to bustle with the commercial significance of an ancient trading center.
Ras Al Jinz, with its dramatic cliffs and beautiful sandy beach, is the easternmost tip of the Arabian Peninsula.
Ras Al Jinz
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