Welcome to Rustaq


Rustaq is an important access point to the mighty Wadi Sahtan, which threads along the base of the Hajar Mountains behind the town and eventually connects with Wadi Bani Awf via an impressive rock arch. With Jebel Shams towering above the wadi, and impossibly lofty villages perched on high-altitude ledges, a drive through this region is an off-road highlight that remains strictly 4WD-only at present.


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Rustaq activities

$80 Outdoor Activities

Muscat to Wadi Sahtan Full-Day 4WD Adventure with Admission

Wadi Sahtan Mandoos-The Chest of Oman :Muscat Tours Visit Oman and enjoy one of the best Wadis Of Oman among Oman day tours  .Start with the Visit of the Seeb fish souk. Then head to Wadi Sahtan via the road north of Rustaq. one of the most beautiful oman wadis among wadis included in Muscat tours . This road connects the interior town of Ibri via Wadi Bani Ghafir, Wadi Mabrah and Wadi Hidaq. you will reach the entrance of the Wadi through narrow tracks . then you reach c Bowl which is called also mandoos, The Chest of Oman because it is so isolated.the wadi is one of the most Beautiful wadi's of Muscat tours . Return to Muscat.

$80 Shore Excursions

Muscat to Wadi Sahtan Full-Day Private Tour Including Entry

Wadi Sahtan Mandoos-The Chest of Oman :Muscat ToursVisit Oman and enjoy one of the best Wadis Of Oman among Oman day tours  .Start with the Visit of the Seeb fish souk. Then head to Wadi Sahtan via the road north of Rustaq. one of the most beautiful oman wadis among wadis included in Muscat tours . This road connects the interior town of Ibri via Wadi Bani Ghafir, Wadi Mabrah and Wadi Hidaq. you will reach the entrance of the Wadi through narrow tracks . then you reach Sahtan Bowl which is called also mandoos, The Chest of Oman because it is so isolated.the wadi is one of the most Beautiful wadi's of Muscat tours . Return to Muscat.

$380 Outdoor Activities

RAVISHING RAVINES WADI SAHTAN FULL DAY 4WD VEHICLE

We are taking you for a perfect day out in Oman, rich Batinah region (Rustaq) waiting to welcome you, after passing the main highway enter to the off road drive one of the interesting mountain way side will bring you to closer to Oman’s natural beauty, rich soil and beautiful mountains and climate is home to some of the best Dates plantation in the region. You will passing through couple of villages, learn rural lifestyle of the locals, enjoy , thrilling one of the best off road drive through wadi Sahtan, also you will learn some of the pre historic settlement in the area. The day excursion includes a romantic picnic lunch.

$420 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour: Nakhl and Rustaq Forts and Hot Water Springs from Muscat

Depart Muscat in the morning around 09:00am with a drive to Nakhl. You will reach Nakhal which has a 350 years old magnificent fort and is dramatically located at the top of rock mountain cliff. The fort is situated on a rocky prominence at the foot of Jabal Nakhal, a spur of the main Western Hajar range. Nakhal Fort is surrounded by orchards of palm trees. Its battlements provide a view of the Al Batinah Region. The ancient Nakhal village is below the fort and close by is the warm springs of Ain Towarah. Built in the architectural style of the Sultanate of Oman, it is unique in that it was built to fit around an irregularly-shaped rock with some rock exposures jutting out into the interiors. The fort houses traditional furniture, handicrafts and historic artifacts. The narrow road through the town winds up to the Ain Towarah Hot Springs, which is a popular picnic spot. After spending some time at Nakhal you will continue to Rustaq, once the capital of this area, and a major trading center of Oman. Later on you will be driven back to Muscat.

$79 Tours & Sightseeing

FULL DAY TOUR TO BARKA NAKHL RUSTAQ

Drive to Barka to visit fish market and witness local people how they barter fresh catch fish. Proceed to Nakhl which also has the highest fort in Oman, standing proudly on top of a hilltop. Then, continue to Al Thowara Oasis where one can witness the source of the natural springs.  The next stop is Al Hazm Fort in Rustaq.  The fort is known far and wide for its beautiful gates which are adorned with verses from the Holy Koran and flower etchings.Services included:Entry ticketsBottled water on boardEnglish speaking Guide/Driver Guide Info:This tour involves walking over rough and inclined ground with many steps.