Oman Excursions and Day Tours

Are you looking for Oman Excursions? Explore our Oman Day Tours and Enjoy wide range of excursions from Oman with budget prices, exploring the stunning sights of Oman and its natural landscapes. Visit Muscat City to discover Muscat Sightseeing which is the most enchanting city in Oman, and visit the old town, Mutrah souk, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Bait Al Zubair Museum and more. Enjoy Nizwa and Jabrin Tour to discover the ancient capital in the interior region and its famous souq, then continue to the Jabrin Castle for more excitement. Not to mention, Al Hoota caves and other spectacular caves in Oman, as well as Oman's Souks and breathtaking Forts and museums. Book your tour Now!

18 Tours
from $55
4 hours
Private Tour
Daily except Friday

Muscat gives you the opportunity to witness a modern commercial centre existing in harmony with its traditional culture. With its natural harbor, Muscat means “Anchorage” and it lies in a natural volcanic bowl. Enjoy this Muscat City Tour to discover Muscat Sightseeing which the most enchanting city in Oman. Visit The Grand Mosque, Bait Al Zubair Museum, the Fish Market, the colorful Muttrah Souq, and a photo stop to the Al Alam Palace.

from $95
4 hours
Private Tour
Daily except Friday
Explore Muscat's Nightlife to discover the the bustling Muttrah souq, the corniche, The “Frankincense burner”, and have a photo stop to the Al Alam Palace. Then enjoy a set menu dinner of local delicacies. 
from $55
4 hours
Private Tour
Daily except Friday

Enjoy with Omani Cultural tour to discover Oman’s significant heritage and culture on this half Muscat day trip that visits The Royal Opera House Muscat, The Omani Heritage Gallery, the Bateel date store, and The Bait Adam Museum, that exhibits cover the history of Muscat and Oman, including its geology, early human settlements.

from $125
8 hour
Private Tour
Daily

Take a day trip south from Muscat to visit the beautiful coastal oasis of Wadi Shab. There you will be able to see traditional Omani life in the beautiful setting of the valley. Along the way you will also visit the Bimah Sinkhole.

from $125
8 Hours
Private Tour
Daily

Enjoy Nizwa and Jebel Akhdar Tour from Muscat to discover the historic Nizwa Fort and traditional market, Birkat Al Mauz, Wadi al Madeen, and proceed to the green mountain of Hajar mountain ranges.

from $125
Approx 9 Hours
Private Tour
Daily

Enjoy Jebel Akhdar and Misfat al Abreyeen Tour from Muscat city to discover Nizwa Souq, have a photo stop at the Round Tower Fort, and proceeds to Wadi Nakher, the mountain village of Misfah, Jebel Shams, and Wadi Ghul.

from $125
Approx 8 Hours
Private Tour
Daily

Enjoy Wadi Al Arbaeen and Tour from Muscat to discover one of the most amazing scenic spots in the country, Quriyat and proceed on an off road trip via Wadi Al Arbaeen. Enjoy a picnic lunch in Wadi Al Arbaeen before returning back to Muscat.

from $125
Approx 9 Hours
Private Tour
Daily

Enjoy Wadi Bani Khalid and Wahiba Sands Tour from Muscat to discover the most significant desert, visit Wahiba Sands to see play among the huge dunes in a 4x4 vehicle and then continue to the oasis of Wadi Bani Khaled to explore the freshwater springs and palm groves that make life in the desert possible for the bedouin who live there.

from $125
8 hours
Private Tour
Daily

Enjoy Rustaq and Nakhal Tour to discover the most significant fort and hot springs, as well as the fishing village of Barka. Take the Nakhl tour and learn about their history, which dates back to the pre-Islamic period.

from $135
8 hours
Private Tour
Daily

Enjoy Hoota cave and Nizwa Tour from Muscat city to discover the enchanting Al Hoota caves, Hajar mountain and proceed to the historic Nizwa Fort and bustling souk. You can also explore the picturesque town of Birkat al Mauz.

 

from $125
8 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday

Enjoy Wadi Bani Awf and Wadi Al Abyadh Tour to discover peaks of Hajar mountain range, Al Abyadh village is notable for its ancient mountain houses, flowing spring water, fringed by sand dunes and the pretty mountain village of Bilad Sayt before returning to Muscat.

from $95
4-5 hours
Private Tour
Daily

Enjoy the amazing Nakhal city tour to visit the Seeb Fish Market, have a drive through the date palms, have a stop at Nakhal springs, and the fascinating Nakhal Fort.

from $95
5-6 Hours
Private Tour
Daily

Enjoy a wonderful tour along Batinah expressway to discover Seeb Fish Souq, Fort at Nakhal, Wakan Village (famous for its terrace farming), and Wadi Abhyad. 
 

from $65
3-4 hours
Small Group Tour
Daily

Enjoy a trip out to sea where you can meet dolphins and whales and enhance your knowledge of nature’s most fascinating marine mammals.
 

from $88
3 hours
Small Group Tour
Monday-Thursday-Friday

Enjoy Muscat coast's blue water through a dhow cruise (fishermen’s boat), where you will have a stop at a natural cove and photograh Al Bustan Palace Hotel.

from $75
Approx 5 Hours
Trekking Tour
Everyday

Enjoy your amazing Trekking path to Riyam in Oman to discover an old, rusty diesel pipeline is evidence of a time when the only power station in Oman was located in Riyam, and the stone slabs leading up the hill. Then climb the last hills before they entered the gate of Muscat. Once you have reached the higher parts of the route, turn around to enjoy the amazing view over the cost and sea. Have a look at the old water cistern and the falaj irrigation system

from $330
2 Days / 1 Night
Private Tour
Everyday

Take a short tour and visit Nizwa with its Souq. Also visit Jabrin, the finest of Oman's castles. Live the adventure of Wahiba Sands. 

from $345
2 Days / 1 Night
Private Tour
Everyday

Enjoy a 2-day local experience and go to Nizwa to visit Nizwa Fort, Jabrin Castle and more. Proceed to Jebal Shams and Village of Misfah.

FAQs
What do I need to do to book Oman tours and confirm my reservation?
Booking a tour is simple. You just need to contact our representatives and then you will receive an immediate response giving you the available options and then you can build a tour that will suit your needs. After that a detailed itinerary that includes all necessary information and plans will be sent to you. At this point, you need to confirm your reservation with paying a deposit. Your reservation will not be confirmed until payment of this deposit is received by Memphis Tours. The balance of payment will be due on arrival to begin your tour.
Why book with Memphis Tours?
We have been in the business in Egypt since 1955 and pride ourselves on using this experience to create consistently high quality, personalized tour experiences.
Is there a discount for booking my tour far in advance?
If the full payment is paid six months before the date of your arrival, we will gladly reduce the quoted cost of your trip by 5%. “Early Bird” rates require full, non-refundable pre-payment. Discounted tours will not be eligible for date changes or refunds.
How much will I have to pay as a deposit?
The deposit required will be 25% of the total price of the tour, except during peak travel times around Christmas and New Years, when the deposit will be 50% of the total price.
Is it common to use credit cards in Oman?
Credit cards are widely used in India in hotels, many shops, restaurants, and cafes.
Is there any surcharge on transactions completed using a debit or credit card?
Memphis Tours Egypt does not charge any additional fees or surcharges on any debit or credit card transactions. We accept Visa and MasterCard.
Is there any special dress code to be followed during visiting religious sites in Oman?
There is no special dress code to be put on while walking in the streets, but modest dress is recommended, especially during visiting religious sites (Shoulders and legs should be covered).
Can I take pictures of the people, streets, in Oman?
Omani people are hospitable. However, it is always polite to ask for a permission before photographing someone.
What is the best time to visit Oman?
November and mid-March is the best time to travel to Oman. It is when the temperature is pleasant and there is still plenty of sunshine. This is the peak season in travelling to Oman. So if you want quieter time, you can travel during summer, but be prepared for hot weather.
Do you need visa to travel to Oman?
British and EU citizens can obtain visa on arrival, for 10 or 30 days at a cost of 5 to 20 Omani rials. One can pay for visas at the Travelex Foreign Exchange desk, located in the airport's immigration arrivals hall. Most currencies are accepted as well as most credit cards. The short stay visa, up to 10 days, costs R.O. 5 while the one-month combined tourist-business visa costs R.O. 20. The one-month visa can be extended by a further month for the same price. All visitors must show proof of onward or return ticket upon applying for their visa.
What can I do in Oman?
The country is a diverse destination, with plenty of cultural and historical sites in its magnificent cities Muscat and Nizwa. Oman also has a number of beautiful beaches, spectacular deserts and nature reserves. In Muscat, there are a lot of forts you want pay a visit to, besides the museums. The Muscat Gate Museum is good for giving you an overview of Omani history. Desert trips can include camping, sand boarding, camel trekking and hiking.
What is the local currency of Oman?
The local currency if the Omani rial. However, one can easily exchange U.S. dollars at banks and with money changers. Probably, you will get a slightly better rate from the latter. There are plenty of ATMs in Oman. Major credit cards and debit cards are accepted throughout the country.
When is Ramadan?
The date of Ramadan is different each year, as it is determined by the moon’s cycle. Special committees decide the dates of Ramadan and they are not announced very far in advance. If you want to make sure you, check with one of our travel advisors. Ramadan lasts for 29 to 30 days each year.
Do Omanis speak languages other than Arabic?
Oman's official language is Arabic. However, most people will understand English, particularly in urban and tourist areas. The country also has a number of minority cultures so languages such as Swahili, Urdu and Hindi can also be heard. professionals, who work in the tourism sector, are accustomed to visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.
How large is Oman?
Oman is the 70th-largest country in the world by area (309,500 total sq. km).
Is Oman a safe country?
Oman is a relatively safe country and serious crime is rare. The Royal Oman Police is notably efficient and honest, driving in Oman calls for attention to the unexpected, It has the second-highest death rate from traffic accidents in the world
Is Oman dangerous for tourists?
Most Omanis are relaxed and polite people, so crime is not in their nature.
Can you drink in Oman?
There is no distinction in Omani law between soft and hard drugs, both are treated with equal severity. Licensed hotels and restaurants sell alcohol. If you live in Oman,you can get a licence to drink alcohol at home from the Royal Oman police. It's an offence to drink, or be drunk, in public.
What should I wear as a visitor to Oman?
Basically, you should wear pants and shirts that cover your ankles all the way to your shoulders, there are some situations where less can be acceptable, women generally should be more covered.
Do I need to rent a car?
Renting a car is recommended only if you are self-traveling.
How long should I visit for?
One week should be a good amount of time to see some sights and relax a little. of course, this depends on what you want to see and do. However, we encourage more time.
When is the best time to visit?
Winter, the closer you can get to the winter solstice the better for temperature. November and February are good months as the temperature isn’t too hot, and there aren’t as many tourists in your way.
Is Oman safe for female Travellers?
Oman is termed as one of the safest countries to travel for solo female travelers in the Middle East. The crime rate in Oman is almost non-existent due to strict legal penalties and punishments.
Is Oman expensive for tourists?
Oman is an expensive destination, no matter how you travel and how hard you try to save money.
Is Muscat safe for tourists?
Travel in Muscat, Oman, is considered safe, with no current reports or incidents of terrorist activity, though sleeping giants sometimes awaken. The crime rate is low in Oman compared to the west. Even so, avoid travel in deserted places and after dark, and leave valuables at home or in a secure place.
What is Oman famous for?
Oman is famous for the fresh sea air of breathing. Muscat is famous for dazzling souks and superb seafood do not miss the famous Omani sweets known as OmaniHalva.
What currency is used in Oman?
Omani rial.
What should I wear in Muscat?
Short tops, short skirts/shorts, tight or body-revealing clothes should be avoided entirely. Cotton or other natural fiber shirts or t-shirts, with cotton pants or an ankle-length skirt, are good and do cover your shoulders.
Can you drink the water in Muscat?
While tap water is generally safe to drink, most Omanis drink bottled water and this is widely available.
Are there snakes in Muscat?
Some persons were bitten by snakes and other poisonous reptiles in 2014 in Oman, according to the Ministry of Health figures. There are 22 species of snakes in Oman and most of them are not dangerous. Cobra, vipers and the sea snakes are the most venomous snakes in Oman.
Is Oman the safest country?
Oman safest country in the world to live in. Oman has been ranked first in the world due to its having the fewest incidences of terrorism, a new report has found, the report reflects the absence of terrorist attacks, thanks to the security and political stability that (Oman) enjoys.
What food do they eat in Oman?
Here is a list of the most delicious and traditional Omani food: •Majboos, also named Kabsa, this dish is rice mixed with saffron cooked with spicy red or white meat. •Mashuai, another delicious dish you will find in Oman is the mouth-watering Mashuai! •Mushaltat. •Dates. •Shawarma. •Halwa. •Kahwa. •Harees.
What is the weather like in Oman?
One thing you know about Oman is that the weather is almost perfectly predictable, it is always the same: sunny, hot and arid. The summer temperatures are very high, up to 49 C, the winters are enjoyably moderate. Nights are sultry, it feels as if there is no air to breathe. The rainfall is low, about 100mm (4 inches). Locals say it only rains twice a year.
Why is Oman currency so high?
As for Oman, the reason the rial was initially set to such a high value was that the rial was subdivided into 1000 baisa. The reason for this peg is because oil is valued in US dollars, so the currency's value remains stable relative to the price of oil.
What is the value of 100 Oman Baisa?
Omani Rial is divided into 1000 baisa, As per current conversion rate, 100 Baisa is roughly equal to 17.5 Indian Rupees.
Is Oman currency pegged to USD?
From 1973 to 1986, the rial was pegged to the U.S. dollar at 1 Omani rial = US$2.895. The rate was changed in 1986 to 1 Omani rial = US$2.6008, which translates to approximately US$1 = 0.384497 rial.
What is the meaning of Oman flag?
Colors of the flag are symbolic, with green representing fertility, white represents peace, and this shade of red is common on many regional flags. The national emblem, a (Khanjar Dagger), is displayed upper-left. The dagger and its sheath are superimposed on two crossed swords in scabbards.
What is the capital of Oman?
Muscat is the capital and largest city of Oman. It is the seat of the Governorate of Muscat.
How long does Oman visa take?
The time required for the arrival of the Oman visa can vary depending on the visa type. The Oman Embassy takes from 2 to 15 days or so to process the visa.
How safe is Muscat Oman?
Muscat is a very safe city. Theft is rare, and people go out of their way to help visitors. There are, however, two dangers that visitors should be aware of: Oman has one of the world's worst records for road accidents, and in Muscat, pedestrians are seldom given right of way, even on zebra crossings.
What is Oman famous for?
Oman is famous for the fresh sea air of breathing. Muscat is famous for dazzling souks and superb seafood do not miss the famous Omani sweets known as OmaniHalva.
What are some interesting facts about Oman?
•Oman is an Arab country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. •The official name of the country is the Sultanate of Oman. •It is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest. •The official language is Arabic.
What should I pack for Oman?
Here is some of the recommended packing list for Oman: •Hiking pants. •Comfortable shoes for hiking. •Hat/something to protect your head. •Sunglasses •Tops covering the shoulders and some long-sleeve T-shirt (white is great against the sun) •Scarf to visit the Mosque
What is the culture of Oman?
Oman has developed its own subsect of Islam, known as Ibadhism, however other strands of Islam such as Sunni and Shi'a are also practiced. With this in mind, the Islamic month of fasting, Ramadan, and other Islamic festivities are very important events in the Omani culture.
How old is Oman?
Oman is the oldest independent state in the Arab world. By the 18th century, the Omani Empire stretched from present-day Oman down the east coast of Africa. A new era began in 1970 when Sultan Qaboos bin Said changed the name of the country from the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman to simply Oman.
Do Muscat taxis take credit cards?
Muscat, passengers taking taxis from Muscat International Airport will be able to make payments seamlessly with credit or debit cards. The secure system, which will also accept contactless card payments, will later be available in all Mwasalat taxis across the Sultanate.
Does careem work in Muscat?
Careem Muscat customers will be able to book the “GO+” car type on the Careem app to order an on-demand taxi. Careem Muscat is the only ride-hailing company in Oman and plans to roll out full services across the country covering all major cities on the country.
What should men wear in Oman?
Omani men usually wear the dishdasha which is a long piece of white or colored cloth that covers them, slippers and kumah, which is their traditional cap. Womenswear a colorful dress with a matching scarf, and put a black abaya on top. Visitors are welcome to wear the Omani traditional outfits, but they don't have to.
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Tips
  • Arabic is the official language in Oman, but English is also widely spoken.
  • The currency of Oman is the Omani Rial. Major credit and debit cards are widely accepted throughout the country, besides there are plenty of ATMs in Oman.
  • Water is considered safe but bottled water is better just in case.
  • Don’t leave Oman without some frankincense, shisha pipe, a coffee Dallah.
  • Oman is a liberal place. However, it is advisable to dress modestly, when entering places of worship (shoulders to knees should be covered).
  • It is offensive to take pictures of people without asking them for permission.
Highlights
  • The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is indeed grand! Explore at the second largest chandelier in the world and the huge prayer rug that took 27 months to weave.
  • Take a 4WD jeep tour to discover the multicolored sand of the desert of the Wahiba Sands.
  • Cruise your way past the breathtaking mountains and relax on cushions and carpets aboard a traditional Omani dhow.
  • Explore the oasis of Al Hamra surrounded by the majestic Hajar Mountains.
  • Indulge in the natural emerald pools of Wadi Bani Khaled.
  • Enjoy Wadi Al Arbiyeen’s Al-Sharqiyah and Al-Hajar Mountains and its deep pools.
  • Have a glimpse of Wadi Ad Dayqah, which is popular for its water flows year-round.
  • Go on adventurous hikes or enjoy some boating Wadi Al Shab.
  • Enjoy Wadi Al Ta’iyeen, an idyllic valley dotted with acacia trees and small hills.
  • Enjoy watching the blind Garra Baremiae fish swim the lake within Al-Hoota cave.
  • Enjoy the paintings and poetry that line the walls of Jabrin Castle.
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