Are you looking for a unique vacation destination? Oman can be the ideal destination! This small country in the Middle East has not yet been discovered by mass tourism, making it a charming place. Unspoiled
Are you looking for a unique vacation destination? Oman can be the ideal destination! This small country in the Middle East has not yet been discovered by mass tourism, making it a charming place. Unspoiled nature, beautiful oases, and valleys make it one of the most incredible car tour sites. Here are some places you shouldn’t miss out during your visit!
The trip begins in Muscat, the capital of Oman. Muscat is a sprawling city that stretches along the coast of the Gulf of Oman. There is not much to see in the town, so a day or two should suffice.
The city is home to the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, the largest mosque in the country. It is also the only mosque open to the public and well worth a visit. In the evening, visit the souk (market) in Mutrah. They have everything, from gold and silver jewelry to cashmere scarves.
2) Misfat al-Abrijen
In this 500-year-old clay village, you can spend a fantastic night in an original and lovely clay house. Although the town is now more crowded with tourist tents, one can still feel the authentic atmosphere. The beautiful promenade is marked by white, yellow, and red flags. You will see these flags everywhere in Oman, and they always indicate the route to walk.
Another thing to note is that the town takes its name from the original villagers, the Al Abri family. Dress should be modest, covering the knees and shoulders.
After working up a sweat during your morning workout, continue your journey to the village of Nizwa. There is not much to do in the village other than the souk and Nizwa Fort. However, you can visit Bahra Fort and Jibreen Castle in this area. And if you happen to be there on a Friday, visit the goat market at 7 am. It seems to be an experience.
4) Saic Plateau and Wahiba Dunes
This winding but good road leads to the top of the mountain, where there are several villages where much cultivation takes place. The climate here is a bit different, and this “plateau” is very suitable for cultivation. You need a 4×4 vehicle to follow this road, which is also checked at police checkpoints.
After a short visit, you can drive about 3 hours to the famous Wahiba Desert. Before entering the desert, you may want to deflate your tires at a service station to avoid getting caught in the sand.
5) Into the Desert of Oman
On a clear day you can see many stars, so spending a night in the desert is recommended. You can also end the day with a dune bashing, where you can run up the dunes with an experienced driver and watch the beautiful sunset.
You can stay one night at Sama Al Wasil desert camp. It’s a nice, tranquil place, and they have an outdoor movie theater in the middle of the desert. You can also rent a sandboard for free to slide down the high sand dunes, which is a great experience.
6) Wadi Shabi
Want to hike or swim on your trip to Oman? Wadi Shab, Oman’s most beautiful (and most popular) wadi, is a two-hour drive from Muscat. Rocky canyons, pools of crystal clear water, and secret caves with waterfalls make for an unforgettable outdoor experience.
7) Ras Al Jinz
Located in the easternmost part of Oman, Ras Al Jinz is where you can encounter sea turtles during your visit to Oman. The Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve is a sanctuary for the endangered green sea turtle, and from May through October, approximately 20,000 females crawl along the shore, dig their nests, and lay their eggs. Tours offer an enthralling view of the sea turtles as they hatch from their eggs and make their way to the ocean. Overnight stays on-site are also available.
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