Welcome to Sur

Ask what people associate with Sur today, however, and there's a high chance the giant gas plant on the edge of town will be mentioned. The large industrial fringe that creeps along the undercliff of the Eastern Hajar Mountains has been something of a blight to a small section of coast, but it has also brought wealth to the town, bringing in long-stay expats who spend money in the town's growing number of shops. For visitors, the town's growth has led to a choice of hotels from which to explore Sur's many attractions.

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$170.39 Day Trips & Excursions

Private 4x4 Safari of Wadi Shab - The Coastal Caravan

The next destination is Tiwi and the picturesque Wadi Shab with time to wander around its lush vegetation. A stop for a picnic lunch is made en route. On the day of travel, choose to drive to Sur and then take the tarmac road to Muscat.

$1807 Outdoor Activities

7 Day Oman Adventure

DAY 1 SundayBe picked up from your hotel or the airport. This day offers free time for you to explore and relax in walking distance to the beach and dining possibilities. Overnight Ramada Muscat. DAY 2 Monday (B,L) Highlights of Muscat. Today you visit the 5th largest mosque in the world, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Passing by the diplomatic quarter, you will be taken to the oldest and largest market in the country, Muttrah souq. Finally, see Muscat on a boat cruise while sipping your first ever Omani kahwa a way to wrap up the day! Overnight Ramada Muscat. DAY 3 Tuesday (B,D) Coast, Wadis and Turtles. We start the day with a leisurely hike through the twin wadis of Shab and Tiwi. Arriving to the fishing town of Sur, the home of Omani traditional Dhows (boat). At night, you will get the opportunity witness sea turtles coming to the shore and laying eggs! Overnight Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. DAY 4 Wednesday (B,D) Sand & Stone. We embark on a stunning coastal drive this morning before reaching Wadi Bani Khalid where water flows all year round. And for the main destination of the day, you traverse through the elevations of the vast Wahiba desert. Overnight Sama Al Wasil Camp. DAY 5 Thursday (B,D) The Green Mountain. Get in your 4wd and drive towards the nearby town of Ibra. The drive now takes you to Jebel Al Akhdar, the home of Omani rosewater. From Saiq plateau, you will have the perfect view of the terraces. Just at the foot of the mountain is Birkat Al Mauz, a magical place particularly during sunset. Continue to Nizwa for the night. Overnight Nizwa Hotel Apt. DAY 6 Friday (B,L,D) Nizwa. The Cultural Capital Explore the cultural capital of the country- Nizwa. As it is a Friday, you have the opportunity to watch the bargaining at the animal market where the herders bring their cattle to be auctioned once a week. This is followed by a photo stop at Nizwa Fort (entry to the fort is optional). Another beautiful castle, Jabreen, and another UNESCO site, Bahla Fort (photo stop only) are in your way before driving to Al Hamra. To the west of Al Hamra lies the road winding up Jebel Shams, the mountain of the sun. Enjoy the breathtaking views before checking in at your mountain resort. Jabal Shams Resort  DAY 7 Saturday (B) Wadi Bani Awf to Muscat. Another reason to get up so early: old village of As Sab on top of the mountain. Your rugged route to Muscat consists of a stop at the charming village of Bilad Sayt, followed by one of the most exhilarating off-road ride through Wadi Bani Awf. Visit the hot springs of Nakhl before heading towards Muscat, where your unforgettable journey ends.

$520 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 Days Nizwa, Wahiba Sands and Wadi Shab Package

Day 1      We will take you to Nizwa the capital of the interior, is the birthplace of Islam in the Sultanate of Oman. Nizwa boasts of the famous Round Tower Fort, built in the 17th century, and its Souq renowned for its Friday cattle auction, intricately hand-carved “Khanjars” (daggers) & ornamental silver jewelry. Jabrin, the finest of Oman’s castles built in the late 17th century, became a seat of Omani learning. The castle displays the highest achievement in Omani ceiling painting & beautifully executed woodcarvings.Then we take you to Sharqiyah region, there you will visit Wadi Bani Khalid, the evergreen wadi adorned with cascading water, forming a turquoise green pool, ideal for swimming. The journey continues to Wahaiba Sands, one of the most fascinating and mysterious regions of Oman. Notably, the dunes support an astonishing variety of flora and fauna and the ever changing patterns of dunes are a photographer's delight. Visitors can ride camels or experience the adventure of dune driving and visit Bedoine villages. Evening enjoy the camp fire & Dinner. Overnight stay in  the Wahiba Sands.(Lunch optional)Day 2         After Breakfast  depart to Sur. Then from there we  drive along the coastal road. The journey continues to Wadi Tiwi and the graded track to Wadi Shab, one of Oman's most spectacular wadis, flowing with fresh water most of the year alongside banana plantations and rocky paths. and proceed to Fins where a beautiful white sandy beach beckons for a relaxing swim. The drive continue to a Photo stop of Bamah Sinkhole  then to Quriyat, a small coastal fishing village and proceed to Muscat . (Lunch Optional)Note: bring plenty of sunscreen, good shoes, and swimming trunks.

$420 Outdoor Activities

Wadi Shab Adventure

The duration of this tour is 9 hours. 08:00 - start from the hotel in Muscat.17:00 - return to the hotel in Muscat.The highlights of this tour:- Hiking in Wadi Shab and swimming to the Cave with waterfall- Dhow building yard in Sur- Qalkhat ancient city, the UNESCO Heritage site- Sink Hole at BummahThis tour operates by private 4x4 car or minivan.The price includes:- fees for ferry in Wadi Shab- lunch at local restaurant- mineral water during the tour- private tour guide services during the tour and in the wadi- transportationOur tour guides are fully licensed from Ministry of Tourism in Oman. We offer tours in English, Russian, French and Arabic languages.

$40 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour - Sidon Tyre Maghdouche - Day Trip from Beirut

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Crusaders Sea Castle, Sidon, South GovernorateFrom your hotel in Beirut, with smile you are picked up in the morning at 8:30am for a private day tour.Travelers will explore the ancient Phoenician city of Sidon which it has been of great religious, political and commercial value to the region, it is said to be inhabited since 4000 B.C. During the 13th century, the Crusaders built Sidon's Sea Castle as a fortress on a small island connected to the mainland by a narrow 80m long roadway. The island was formerly the site of a temple to Melqart, the Phoenician version of Heracles.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sidon Souks, Sidon, South GovernorateAfter Sidon Sea Castle you will head to the old souk which is exactly what you might imagine as an Arabian bazaar to look like, you will find the butchers, bakeries, cobblers & old-fashioned blacksmiths. This marketplace is made of stone archways and wedged into each niche is a different shop selling everything from vegetables, spices, fruits to souvenirs to meats. Every turn you make it reveals a new corner of the souk, where colors, smells and sounds blend to make it an enchanting marketplace, feel half the fun by labyrinth of twisting alleyways.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Soap Museum, Sidon, South GovernorateThis informative and large old Soap Museum is specialized in the art of saponification, they will let you know how the soap is made with the chemical process that produces the soaps we use every day, for around 3$, a guide will take you through the aromatic chambers of the museum where olive-oil based soaps were made to service the many hammams in Sidon. At the exit, you will find a beautiful well-stocked gift store waiting you.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: The Great al-Omari Mosque, Sidon, South GovernorateTravelers will explore the Riwaq, entrance and the internal beauty of Al-Omari Grand Mosque which was built in the 12th century, it is said that was originally the old church of Saint John the Baptist, built in 1150 over the site of Roman imperial baths. This small and originally Byzantine church was converted into a mosque in 635 and named Al-Omari Mosque in the name of Caliph Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, it was renamed the Cathedral of St John under the Crusaders in 1115. Then in 1291, the Mamluks captured Beirut and converted the church into a mosque.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Khan al-Franj, Sidon, South GovernorateTravelers will explore the khan el Franj which was built by Fakhreddine II for merchants and goods. This is a typical khan with a large rectangular courtyard and a central fountain surrounded by covered galleries. The center of economic activity for Sidon city in the 19th century, the terrace affords a clear view of the harbor and the Sea Castle. Today it is being renovated to serve as Sidon’s cultural center.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Our Lady of Mantara, Maghdoucheh, South GovernorateAfter khan al Franj, we will head to the village of Maghdoucheh, the travellers will visit our lady of Awaiting which is a Melkite Greek Catholic Marian shrine and a cave, it was discovered on 1721, the travellers will walk through the shrine which is consists of a tower crowned with the statue of the Virgin and Child, a cathedral, a cemetery and a sacred cave believed to be the one where the Virgin Mary rested while she waited for Jesus. Duration: 45 minutesPass By: Tyre, Sur, South GovernorateThen we will head to Tyre which was founded around 2750 BC according to Herodotus and the birthplace of Eurpa and the founder of Carthage "Dido", the travellers will see its old harbour, colourful streets and the beach from to side of the city. Stop At: Roman Hippodrome, Sur, South GovernorateThen we will head to the Unesco World Heritage Site in the city of Tyre dating back to the II century C.E. It is considered to be one of the largest and best preserved Roman hippodromes of its type in the roman world, travelers will walk thru, which is around 480 meter long and 90 meter wide horseshoe shaped structure seated twenty thousand spectators who gathered to watch the death-defying sport of chariot racing.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Al-Bass Archaeological Site, Sur, South GovernorateAfter the fabulous site of Hippodrome, we will head to the second UNESCO World Heritage site of Tyre necropolis, it is constituting the principal entrance of the town in antique times, travelers will walk thru hundreds of stone and marble sarcophagi from the Roman and Byzantine eras, visitors will see the decorated stones with frescoes and bas-reliefs of works from Homer and others and the Triumphal Arch which is one of the most impressive relics of the site. After this visit Travelers will have the choice to have there lunch in one of a traditional restaurant or a local street food of Falafel. Your private full day tour ends with return to your hotel. Duration: 1 hourPass By: lebanon local tourTravelers will be Drop off to there Hotel in Beirut

$169 Outdoor Activities

Wadi Hiking & canyoning

Snake Gorge:Snake gorge can be reached via Wadi Bani Awf. It is a large wadi in wilayat Al Rustaq in the South Batinah Governorate of Oman. The wadi covers a large area with several villages and lots of cool attractions that will see while we are commuting there. It is a stunning off-road driving experience with beautiful scenery and stunning cliffs and canyons throughout. The route connects several villages, including the scenic Balad Sayat village, and extends across the Hajar Mountains portion separating Al Batinah from Al Dakhiliyah region.The canyon got two access. The right fork route will require trekking, abseiling with ropes, swimming and jumping in pools. There will be 3 points where will require to abseil by ropes. The height will vary from 5 meters to 15 meters. Several pool jumps will be required. The path requires between 4-6 hours depending on the speed of the group. Wadi Mibam:This wadi can be reached from coastal highway to Sur in Al Sharqiyah region, adjacent to Wadi Shab but unique in its own way with numerous farms and plantations and a stunning pool deep inside towards Mibam village. At the village will walk through the houses. From this point, it is a 2-3 hour traverse through mostly large boulder stones, with one or two tricky spots, before reaching the stunning pool at the wadi bend flanked by palm trees and overgrowth onto the wadi cliffs. Will need to swim for 80-100m distance in this pool to reach the ‘Mibam waterfall’ at the bottom of Mibam village Wadi Hail (Connecting to wadi Al Arbyeen)It is on the west coast of Oman between Quriyat and Sur. The wadi goes back and forth from the village of Al Suwaih. It is actually a secondary wadi that flows to the village level in the long and winding Wadi Al Arbeyeen. This canyon does not require abseiling by rope. It is very beautiful, wild and aquatic with many waterfalls or pools of pristine water. The route may take around 2 hours to the pool and same to return. At certain point before the pool will need to use a rope to climb a rock. A stunning water fall at the end of the track. The route require a lot of swimming