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Muscat Experiences

MYSTICAL MUSCAT

(Duration:  4 Hours - 100 KM)
Muscat offers the visitor a unique opportunity to witness a modern commercial centre existing in harmony with its traditional culture. With its natural harbour, Muscat means  “Anchorage” & lies in a natural volcanic bowl. Our tour of the Grand Mosque (except Friday) & Bait Al Zubair Museum (except Friday) is a brief introduction that traces Oman’s history and development. Drive along the waterfront Corniche visiting the Fish Market & the colourful Muttrah Souq. We proceed for a photostop to the magnificent Al Alam Palace, official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos flanked by the 16th century Portugese forts Mirani & Jalali. 
(Ladies fully covered and to carry a head scarf and men in trousers)

MUSCAT BY NIGHT (INCLUDING DINNER)

( Duration : 4 Hours - 80 Km )
Pickup from your hotel at 1800 Hrs and proceed to the Muttrah. Drive along the waterfront cornch and take our first stop at the bustling Muttrah souq.  The colorful souq will take you at least a century back. After having enjoyed your time at the Souq, you have short walk along the cornich with lots and lots photo opportunities.  The “Frankincense burner” is a delight to watch in the night with its full illumination. We proceed for a photo stop to the magnificent Al Alam Palace, official palace of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos flanked by the 16th century Portugese forts Mirani & Jalali. We head towards Kargeen restaurant for a Delicious Middle Eastern dinner.  Don’t forget to try the Lemon Mint, which is the highlight of their menu. (No alcohol served) After dinner, transfer back to your hotel at around 2130 Hrs.


Muscat – The Charming Capital 

(Duration:  4 Hours - 120 KM - am Tour)
0830 Hrs: Visit Royal Opera House Muscat. A towering beacon shedding light on the various trends of the Renaissance march towards growth. Proceed to Shatti Al Qurum and visit the Omani Heritage Gallery which is a unique outlet through which native artisans can market their goods. A variety of distinctive Omani crafts are available, including Bedouin rugs made with natural dyes, terracotta pottery, basketry, copper pots, silver jewellery, and frankincense from the Dhofari region of Oman. Visit the Bateel date store with an impressive variety of date products on display, chocolate dates, date filled biscuits, dates with nuts and dried fruits, bottled sparkling date juice, date balsamic vinegar and a variety of other items available for purchase.

Visit Bait Al Adam Museum. This would give the guest to witness the unique collection of currency, paintings, photographs, guns etc. guest are free to explore the venue with the owner of the museum, after that guests will enjoy a Coffee with the Curator.   On the outskirts of Muscat we visit the House of Amouage. (Not open on Fridays and Saturdays)  Return to Hotel at around 1300 Hrs.

AMAZING DOLPHINS

(Duration:3½ Hours) (0730hrs–1100hrs Includes transfers)
Transfer from the Muscat hotel to the Marina to embark on a boat as we search the seas for Dolphins and Whales. Watching wild dolphins is a thrilling way to start the day and the lucky may even come across one of the many species of whales that can be found just a few kilometres from Muscat’s rugged coast. Not every trip guarantees a sighting, but you are sure to enjoy a trip out to sea and enhance your knowledge of nature’s most fascinating marine mammals. 

Dinner with an Omani Family

Pickup from the hotel and proceed to an Omani House.  You will be having opportunity to visit the home. After a warm greeting, you will be invited inside to share in some Arabic coffee and dates. The head of the family will then impart some unique insights into Omani life from ancient times to present. You will learn about such festivals as Eid, and the holy month of Ramadan. A typical Omani dinner will be served during your visit

Lunch with The Ladies of Sidab

They are hard working women in the guise of housewives, mothers and daughters from the quaint fishing village of Sidab. They have learned the craft of sewing and the art of photography. They have shared their love for intricate henna applications and Omani home cooking. They have mastered the nuances of small business and have moved on to start their own enterprises. They have been recognized and honored by corporate management, community leaders and heads of state.

GAME FISHING AND ISLAND HOPPING

Pick up from pier and proceed to the Marina Al Rowda to board an exclusive boat for fishing. Please note that the fishing boats have limited shade so we recommend you always wear a hat, sunscreen and clothing which will protect you from the sun. We head out to sea for the ultimate fishing experience.  After a fun-packed fishing at sea, proceed to Bandar Khyran for lunch. Arrive at Bandar Khyran, your chef will BBQ your catch for Lunch.  After enjoying lunch, relax or have a swim at the beautiful beach. We say goodbye to the beach at 1530 Hrs.  Disembark at Marina Bandar Al Rowdha and transfer to the Port. 

Fountaine Pajot 44" Orana

Orana is the flagship yacht of the SEAOMAN charter fleet and offers luxury cruising at its best.

With a variety of day, overnight and weeklong skippered charters for up to 12 guests, this magnificent catamaran makes for the perfect day trip or overnight stay experience and a fantastic add on to your hotel stay.

Orana offers stylish interior, fully air conditioned and features a modern galley and saloon with 360 degree panoramic views. Equipped with wi-fi and your own ipad you also have use of snorkelling and basic fishing equipment, an inflatable stand up paddle board and a RIB for ferrying guests to shore, remote beaches and dive sites. 
Sleeping up to eight guests with four luxurious cabins it makes the perfect family adventure or for a couple, hire out Orana for an exclusive catamaran experience. 

Hotel of the month: Six Senses Con Dao

This rustic yet luxurious tropical retreat is surrounded by nature and fronted by wide, gleaming-white sands on the unspoilt island of Con Dao, a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City – the perfect beach ending to a top-to-toe journey through Vietnam.

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Hotel of the month: Six Senses Con Dao

This rustic yet luxurious tropical retreat is surrounded by nature and fronted by wide, gleaming-white sands on the unspoilt island of Con Dao, a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City – the perfect beach ending to a top-to-toe journey through Vietnam.