Muscat Tours
9-Day Essence of the Orient Private Tour from Muscat

9-Day Essence of the Orient Private Tour from Muscat

By Khimji's House of Travel
This tour will take you to the historical past of the authentic Arabia. You will discover old heritage villages, lush green Oases, forts & castles and traditional souks You will also enjoy mountain and desert safari.
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-75
Duration: 9 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Misfat al Abreyeen
  • Entry/Admission - Amouage Perfumery
What's not included
  • Airfare ,min-bar, telephone calls, laundry ,travel insurance, tips etc

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick up from Residences & all hotels within Muscat city limits.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Seeb Airport, Oman
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Sultan Qaboos Port, JHH8+F97, Muscat, Oman
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6406P22

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
        • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
        • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6406P22

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        About the operator
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        • Khimji's House of Travel
          Muscat, Oman
          Joined in August 2017
        • khaledaA5992GZ
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          UAE Visa Fraud - Unprofessional service
          Scam tourism company. i saw this company at the airport. i asked them for urgent visa and i paid 35 OMR, and then they give me a refusal on my visa. After asking some companies, they told me that They should not apply for GCC visa, sine most people go refusal for this kind of online visa, and nobody is using. They should apply for me for Tourism visa which is more common. Cost of GCC Visa is AED 250 +5% taxes, and tourism visa is AED 309. that is why they applied for GCC visa in order to gain more money. I applied through and Indian man called Shakeri his number is +96871462228.
          Written January 8, 2024
        • Channadarl123
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Dolphin viewing
          Was a nice excursion. Unfortunately didn’t see dolphins. Although the captain took us for a tour round the different things to see. We did see many tropical fish. We were told seeing dolphins is not guaranteed so wasn’t too disappointed. Overall really good trip.
          Written December 18, 2019
        • MotherOfThreeDogs
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Skip this one
          We completely understand that seeing dolphins is not guaranteed; wildlife don’t always oblige. However, no effort was made to provide any commentary whatsoever during the trip. Zero guiding. Zero pointing out locations. No communication at all after captain Jasim was introduced. Blasting along straight into the gulf with the wind hitting us wasn’t very enjoyable and we noticed 5 of the 14 on our boat napping so we weren’t alone in our relative boredom. Not worthwhile. At these prices provide some guiding or don’t bother.
          Written December 2, 2019
        • Peter H
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          2 Hr Dolphin cruise
          Great morning out. Saw spinner dolphins swimming about around us and jumping out the water. Fantastic experience! On the way back to the marina saw some amazing rocky coastline too. Don’t forget to bring sun block, hat and glasses and plenty of water. It’s hot out there and the sun is very powerful!
          Written July 31, 2019
        • nataliem7
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          So many dolphins!!!
          Wow, we quickly found what appeared to be over 100 spinner dolphins that we stayed with for around 30-45 mins, they were so close and everywhere you looked. Amazing! The snorkeling was good too, think we at the spot around an hour. Were fortunate enough to see a sea turtle and the first time I ever saw a box fish in the ocean! We also very much appreciated that when we saw plastic in the water the captain stopped to retrieve it. Highly recommend!
          Written May 17, 2019
        • Inkenh2014
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful experience
          This was a great experience in Muscat- our driver, Ghalib, was waiting for us the the gate to the cruise port. All throughout the day he was a wonderful, professional, knowledgeable and going out of his way for us to have an amazing experience! We had been to Muscat before, but never outside of the city limits- the drive in the 4x4 (very clean and new ) was fun , not too rough, really, but fun never the less. Great day, thank you!!
          Written November 8, 2018
        • Kalyan74
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Just Wow! Being so close to nature
          Its all about luck and we were lucky to have an amazing experience to watch dolphins in their natural habitat. Thanks to the excellent team of tour operators.
          Written June 18, 2018
        • gwen68
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Half-day private tour of Salalah
          Salalah - Oman Before we docked we spotted the 4x4 with light on top and Muhammad holding the sign. Glad to be collected right at the ship we he headed out of the port to town (about 10km? ) The town is small with plantations on banana and coconut, well laid out buildings all neat and clean. we were grateful to have been collected and dropped off at the ship. (One could get a taxi for the estimated 20 euro each way.) We were taken to the new museum at the archeology site and looked at the displays which were well laid out and informative. There are some stalls at which we bought a postcard and stamp. Everyone was convinced to accept dollars, even though everything we bought seemed to mysteriously come to 10 dollars. From there we went on a hunt for bananas, we were not too sure why. We stopped to see the mosque and stopped at a fruit stall for the bananas. These were returned when one was found to be bruised. A brief stop at a sweet store to taste and buy ($10) a selection of halwa. We moved on to the souk. Having mentioned that we were looking for licorice root, this became a side mission. We were introduced to frankincense and spent some time picking out the quality green stuff only to have a bag 4x the size thrown in after paying. A quick walk on the beach while Muhammad hunted down more bananas (it turned out he had not eaten breakfast or lunch!) More driving around and we were guided to a herbal store where licorice root was finally located. Again, having paid the 10 dollars, a bar of soap was thrown in. Surprisingly, our 4 hours had already gone and we headed back to the ship. Muhammad was entertaining and eager to show us the city. He was keen to help us achieve our mission of hunting down the licorice root. Thank you. It was a memorable and pleasant day!
          Written April 13, 2018
        • rajendra s
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Family Visit to Oman
          Very professional tour organised with an insight to all the attractions as demanded by the travelers. On a family visit with senior citizens, all vegetarian and some of them preferring a Jain diet, Khimji's House Of Travel did a marvelous job. From the pickup on arrival to the drop off at departure all arrangements were top class. Their escort,tour guide, driver were punctual,polite and provided us with local information. Special mention must be made of Sheetal Prabin, Arun Jayan and our tour driver Salim Al Qamshi. I would highly recommend Khimji's House of Travel to all tourists desirous of visiting Oman for an enjoyable and memorable holiday.
          Written March 16, 2018
        • PKN41
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nizwa Fort and Market
          This is a long drive from Muscat but we stopped to view an oasis and ancient city. We shopped in the market at Ft. Nizwa and toured the fort. Afterwards we had lunch in a small café. Our guide spoke very good English and we were returned to our hotel on time.
          Written February 25, 2018
        • Dennis T
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful views in a very peaceful atmosphere
          A van picked us up at our hotel and brought us to the marina. There we joined up with many others and boarded two Dhows. They could have jammed us all on one but it was much better not being jammed in. They gave us as much water and or soda as we wanted. They even brought snacks to us, hard candy, dates, peanuts and Omani coffee. The views were great even though it was a little hazy on the day we went. It was a peaceful two hour cruise and then the can bright us back to our hotel.
          Written December 25, 2017
        • charlottet807
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great service, incredible dolphin watching tour
          We booked our dolphin watching and snorkelling tour through Khimji’s house of travel. The communication was great, confirmation sent and pick up on time. First of all there was a transfer to the port in a comfortable air conditioned mini bus, then we boarded the modern boat that held around 20 people and headed out to the ocean. We were surrounded by hundreds of dolphins. After 30 minutes of watching the dolphins, we were then taken to a shallow cove area to snorkel for around 1 hour. The fish were amazing and we saw a turtle, before heading back to the port. All snorkel gear was included, along with snacks and cold soft drinks. Would highly recommend the tour.
          Written November 12, 2017
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