Plan to see the best of the Sultanate of Oman Tourism offer!
Welcome to my OMAN Travel Guide to help your plan an unforgettable trip!
Photos, infos, maps, tips, best things to do and places to visit, plus off the beaten path destinations.... All you need to plan your itinerary in Oman and discover the dramatic landscapes with mountains, canyons and desert as well as the history and architecture with forts and palaces...
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Best things to do in Oman - tourist guide
If you have reached this Oman Travel Guide, you are probably already thinking of traveling to the Sultanate. Great choice!
Let's start with some overview articles to show you how incredible Oman is: beautiful landscapes, nice people and history.
According to the tourism board it is Where Beauty has an Address...
Discover my favorite places to visit and things to do in Oman with photos.
Tourism in Oman - Map - where to go?
To help you plan your tour of the country, below is a map of Oman with the different touristic destinations of the Sultanate. All have different landscapes and sites you can discover
Exploring Muscat and the Northern region is very easy by car. You can make your own road trip.
Don't worry, Oman is very safe and you will have a blast discovering all those points of interest!
Oman Travel Guide
For each of those touristic regions, my eBook includes detailed maps with all the things to do in order to facilitate the planning of your road trip.
Be overwhelmed by the beauty, not the planning!
Plan and Prepare your trip to Oman
Now that you have decided to go to Oman, you need some general information to start planning and preparing your trip. In these articles below you will learn about:
- visa, language, regions, weather, transportation options, accommodations, what to wear...
- how to plan your road trip itinerary!
- for those wondering if they should do a self drive tour, article and video about Driving in Oman
- and for the more adventurous, tips to consider wild camping during your trip!
Need to rent a car in Oman?
Useful Links to book your trip
- Book your accommodations - Book from a large choice on Booking.com (where I book all my accommodations)
or Compare prices on hotelscombined.com
- Book your organized tours, visits and tickets via GetYourGuide.com (the one I use the most) and Viator.com
- Insurance - I wish you a very smooth trip, but my policy is: better be prepared. I personally use World Nomads. Get a quote online here
The Oman landscapes will trigger many emotions inside you.
Get your Oman themed notebook to write down all the memories from your trip!
Things to do in Muscat (Oman Capital city)
Muscat is the capital city of Oman. It is a beautiful white and vibrant city contrasting with the bare brown hills and the turquoise waters.
There is much to do for tourists within the city itself. Plus, it is conveniently located, if you don't want to go itinerant. Many places to visit are reachable on a day tour from Muscat.
Below are articles dedicated to specific locations and things to do. They include many photos and planning tips. This way you have a curated list of things to do in Muscat to choose from.
The North - Top Oman Destinations
The North of Oman around the Capital city is the most visited area, with enjoyable weather conditions in Winter and many things to do.
Below is a Map of the North of the country. The red dots represents the main things to do in the region (enough to keep busy 🙂 ), many of whom are introduced in photos in the many articles below.
The complete maps with numbered & identified locations of the best sites are available in the eBook The Road Trip Guide - Oman.
South East from Muscat - Places to visit in Oman
Easily accessed from Muscat, the highlights of the coast South of the capital are well worth the drive. You get it all: impressive wadis, empty beaches, wild turtles, sand dune desert... Some of the best places to visit in Oman!
The following articles provide you with the information you need to select your itinerary and plan your visits.
Hinterlands - Oman Tourist places
For more traditional sites and ancient history, explore the Oman hinterlands: Nizwa Fort, Ruins, Unesco listed necropolis... And do not miss the Omani Grand Canyon with the mountain of Jebel Shams.
Discover each location in photos and plan you trip with the information:
North Coast from Muscat - Visit Oman!
The Northern Coast of Oman around Sohar is a narrow coastal plain between the sea and the Al Hajar mountains. It is fertile and home to most of the agricultural land in the country.
In this less touristic region, highlights include beaches and islands.
For Nakhal Fort and Al Hazm Castle - check the article Forts ad Castles in Oman
Musandam Peninsula - Oman highlights
The Musandam peninsula is a separated land East of Dubai. Famous for the bare mountains looking like fjords, people visit for the cruises in traditional Dhow boats, the landscapes and the dolphins.
The eBook The Road Trip Guide - Oman also include the best views and locations in the Musandam peninsula
Salalah and the South - where to go in Oman
Located in the South of Oman, the Dhofar region around Salalah is less visited than the rest of the country. It is a favorite for the locals, especially when escaping the heat in Summer.
Things to see include:
- Taqah castle and plateau, fishing village
- Bin Ali tomb and cemetery
- Murbat Castle and fort
- Samharan ancient city
- Wadit Darbat
- Al Razat Springs
- Prophet Job tomb
- Blowhole and cave
- Wild frakincense trees
- Al Fazaya Beach
- Entrance to the Empty Quarter desert
They are included in the eBook the Road Trip Guide - Oman.
Inspired? Which ones do you want to experience?