Allow Memphis Tours to guide you on a daytrip to Oman’s medieval capital and to the peak of the country’s highest mountain. Visit a 17th century fortress in Nizwa and explore the beautiful countryside around Jebel Shams, Oman’s tallest peak.
Experience a highlight of the Middle East landscapes. Start a day trip to the highest mountains of the Sultanate. Jebel Shams (meaning in Arabic “Mountain of the Sun”) is part of the Hajar Mountains. Start the excursion in the morning from Muscat after the breakfast and drive towards Nizwa.
En Route to Jebel Shams make a stop at the village of Al Hamra. The drive to Al Hamra alone is refreshing. Passing the typical desert landscape of Oman, suddenly you are surrounded by green and alluring palm trees. You then suddenly pull up to massive adobe (mud) houses that radiate a strong sense of pride and dignity. This village, which still highlights homes up to 400 years old, makes for a fantastic stop during your tour. This town was built on a tilted stone slab and is a rare display of traditional methods of housing in ancient Oman. Many of these houses have two floors, the ceilings are of wooden beams and palm fronds, and sealed with mud and straw.
The tour continues with the 4×4 vehicle to the Jebel Shams. Once you arrive at the top, you score incredible vistas of the canyons atop which Jebel Shams is perched. Experience the stunning view down the canyon and gorge which leave your head spinning. The fall is about 1000m and it is one of the most stunning views of the “Grand Canyon” of Oman. Enjoy a typical lunch at a local restaurant.
We return to Muscat in the afternoon
- Pick up from and return to your hotel
- All transfers in an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle
- English speaking driver during tour
- Entrance fees at all the mentioned sites
- Water on board
- Lunch in a local Restaurant
- All taxes & service charge
- Personal Spending
|1 Pax||2-4 Pax||5-8 Pax|
|Price Per Person||$ 435||$ 225||$ 180|
Prices:Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound.The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.
Children Policy:0 - 1.99 Free of Charge
2 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
If your sightseeing tours include domestic flights or ferry boat, an extra supplement for your child may apply.
Deposit and Balance of Payment:A down payment (25%) will be required when confirming your booking as requested and can be paid by credit or debit card (Visa / MasterCard) via Verisign Secured payment system on our website. The balance of payment (75%) will be required on arrival / pick up, to be paid to your tour director by credit / debit card or in cash.
Tour Voucher:After your tour is confirmed we will email final confirmation and voucher to print and bring with you. Details will include contact numbers of your tour operator and customer care and additional information for your convenience.
Cancellation Policy:Memphis Tours does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions cancelled for ‘force majeure’ reasons such as volcanoes, earthquakes, or reasons beyond control. If cancellation happens due to personal or business reasons and Memphis Tours has already incurred costs on your behalf, these costs will be transferred to you
Best Time to Visit Oman
Oman’s climate is typical of the Arabian Peninsula with blisteringly hot summers and Mediterranean winters. During the summer months almost the entire country is hot; the thermometer can often nudge up into the 40°C. The winter months are pleasantly temperate, daytime temperatures rarely climbing much above 30°C. Temperatures are considerably cooler in the mountains than on the coast
Flying to Oman
Oman Air (Scheduled Airlines only)
14 Hours, 38 Minutes from New York
15 Hours, 35 Minutes from Washington
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
No mandatory vaccinations
Conservative dress is advisable for both men and women - More relaxed clothing in the Gulf of Oman like Muscat and Salalah