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Muscat geological cultural and historical tour Half day trip

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What to Expect
Starting in the morning at 8 a clock the guide will pick you from place of residence and take you to AlRiyam Park to start the hike. The hike level is easy but need comfort shoes, not long hike almost 3 km. The start will be with a stairs that take you all the way up to the top of the mountain, when you reach the end of the Stairs the guide will show you dunite rocks alternative with the harzburgite and those rocks are part from the mantle sequence of Semail Ophiolite. The next few steps you will reach a view point that you can see Sultan Qapoos harbor. Continuing the hike the rout will start  go down and take you to an abandoned farm village and there the guide will speak about the importance of the mantle rocks in plantations and agriculture. After that the rout will enter a narrow canyon and end in a cemetery. The hike supposes to take 2:00 – 2:30 hours. After the hike the guide will take you to the Mutrah Fort and explain the Portuguese invasion and how this period affects on Omani people. After the Fort stop you will go to the Souq to have a unique experience to see how the old market was and you can buy a staff for you and your family. The lunch will be serving after the Souq walk, you will enjoy Omani food from a restraint. Muscat old city is one of the best places to understand the history of Oman and it culture. Al Alam Palace is the royal residences for his majesty Sultan Qaboos and his ancestral before him. You will get close to the wall of the palace and also you can see the  Mirani and Jalali Forts built in the 16th century by the Portuguese. The last stop will be in Al Bustan area to see the “Mother of Outcrops” to examine the three major sequences of Oman Mountains and also you will get familiar a major fault system that affects the hydro system in Oman. Regardless the spectacular geology, the view is also something to remember, don’t forget to take photos and enjoy your tea with the view.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Murtah City
Departure Time
7 am to 8 am every day
  • Afternoon tea
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Sun protection
  • Hike kit
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 7 and under
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Key Details
  • GeoGuide
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Arabic
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