Welcome to Al Wusta

Despite appearances from this central artery, however, the region does have features of interest. There's the port of Duqm, focus of an ambitious urbanisation and tourism project; a string of beautiful beaches that stretch along the entire length of Al Wusta, and there is the Quqf, a magnificent escarpment that's the home of the Arabian oryx. Factor in a share of the Empty Quarter offering opportunities for wild camping, and this remote, desert region rewards an adventurous spirit.

Top experiences in Al Wusta

Al Wusta activities

$1120 Outdoor Activities

Camping & Snorkelling At The Daymaniyat Islands

Beach set up on the famous white sand  islands of Daymaniyat where the water is so clear you can see the fish from the boat before entering the water. There are 9 islands we will transfer you on a speed boat which will take you about 45 mins from the main land. Upon arriving a shade and beach set up will be waiting for you, water sport activities that you and your guests can enjoy include Kayaking, snorkelling along the coral reef where turtles are often spotted. And for the thrill seekers banana boat rides. I would recommend a BBQ lunch we have a couple of menus please advise if you would like a seafood option, Arabic or European.

$109 Day Trips & Excursions

Jabal Akhdar (Green Mountain)

Jebel Akhdar in Arabic means “Green Mountain” but it is also known as the Sayq Plateau. Your guide will take you for an incredible journey. Make your way to the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz, located at the foot of Jebel Akhdar. Wonder in the old streets of abandoned houses made of mud and straw. Your guide will take you to the top of Jebel Akhdar, also famous for its rose, fruit and nut plantations, there are many small villages which farm some of the best in Oman. Depending on the season you can visit the rose water factory, rose water from Jebel Akhdar is very famous in Oman. From a view point, see the villages on the other side that cling vertiginously to the rock walls, as well as the terraced rose plantations.If you wish you can do the trek W18b from Al Aqur village, your guide will meet you at the next village. Explore the hanging gardens before heading to your last stop, Wadi Bani Habib. A charming little abandoned village perched on a wadi, there is a trek to reach the village but you can also see it from the road. This tour is a delightful way to escape the heat because of the cooler mountain air. 

$151 Day Trips & Excursions

Grand Canyon - Jebel Shams Tour

This tour provides a good insight on Omani history and glorious heritage.Tour Starts with powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower and imagine life inside the Fort in the 17th Century., one of the most impressive forts in Oman and the traditional Souq.Preciously restored, each Fort has its own story. They were first built for military defense but were also used for social and community gatherings. Before reaching Nizwa, which was once the capital of Oman, go through the traditional and craft Souk where you can buy some souvenirs before visiting the Fort of Nizwa. Then proceed tour to Jebel Shams. Along the road,Wadi Nakhar, a narrow canyon. It is a stunning beautiful place, and is geologically spectacular, being one of the deepest canyons on the planet. Go deep inside to visit the village where the main activity is weaving, especially Omani rugs …… Your journey continues to the top of Jebel Shams, “Sun Mountain”, Oman’s highest peak, 3009 m. ….. get a spectacular view of the “Grand Canyon”.Head back to Muscat.

$150 Day Trips & Excursions

Fascinating Forts of Oman (Nizwa - Jabreen - Bahla) Day Tour

This tour provides a good insight on Omani history and glorious heritage. Preciously restored, each Fort has its own story. They were first built for military defence but were also used for social and community gatherings.Before reaching Nizwa, you will stop to see the old village of Birkat Al Mawz, walking through the plantation and small streets with old crumbling houses. You will then continue to Nizwa, who was once the capital of Oman, go through the traditional and craft Souk where you can buy some souvenirs before visiting the Fort of Nizwa with its large circular tower and imagine life inside the Fort in the 17th century. The breathtaking view from the tower will show you how big the plantation is.Continue your journey to Bahla, a charming little town surrounded by an old 12 km long wall; visit the place where they make pottery and also the old fort of Bahla, one of the oldest in Oman (under renovation, visit is from the outside only). Continue to Jabrin, for a visit of the Fort which was once the home of the Imam and was built to be a Palace at first, before being used for military purposes.  The tomb of the Imam is still located in the Fort. The Jabrin Fort is also believed to be one of the first schools in Oman. Head back to Muscat.

$152 Day Trips & Excursions

Desert Safari ( Wahiba Desert To Wadi Bani Khalid )

Your tour start from Muscat hotel. A guide will come and pick you up and go directly to Wahiba sands to meet a Bedouin family, their hospitality will seduce you, share coffee and dates with them even some words if you had time during the drive to learn some Arabic words. If you want, you can do some dune bashing which consists in going up and down the dunes like a roller coaster with your 4x4, for some thrilling fun. Leave the golden sand dunes behind and continue to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the largest and most picturesque wadis in Oman where water flows all year round.Nestled deep into the mountains, it is a true oasis. You can cool down in the green pools or walk up the wadi and see more pools with waterfalls.

$147 Day Trips & Excursions

Rustaq and Nakhal Forts Day Tour

Rustaq was once the capital of Oman, during the era of Imam Nasir bin Murshid al Ya'arubi.Rustaq Fort, built four centuries prior to the dawn of Islam in Oman, is an imposing structure built on three levels, containing separate houses, an armory, a mosque and four towers. The tallest tower stands over 18.5m high and has a diameter of 6m.The journey continues to Nakhal and its 17th Century Fort built on the peak of a mountain. Nakhal Fort is one of the most spectacular forts, dramatically located at the edge of the Jebel Akhdar Mountains in northwest Oman. It is surrounded by a beautiful oasis. There is an area with healing warm springs, the most notable being Ayn A’ Thowarah. Its waters run at 45°C and are regarded as a cure for rheumatism and skin diseases due to its sulfur content.Your guide, will then take you to Wadi Al Abyad, enter the wadi to see the famous “blue pools” and calcite. If you have enough time, you can do the easy walk all the way to the village Al Abyad or explore the pools in the immediate vicinity, the blue pools are roughly five minutes down the wadi. Lush scenery and if there is enough water, you can do some wadi bashing. Head back to Muscat.

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