Welcome to the ZigZag Sultanate of 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 and discover the dramatic landscapes with mountains, canyons and desert as well as the history and architecture with forts and palaces... The best of Oman Tourism!
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BEST OF OMAN TOURISM
If you have reached this Travel Guide, you probably are already thinking of traveling to Oman. If you are still unsure or if you just want to day dream, below are some general articles to show you how incredible Oman is: beautiful landscapes, nice people and history. According to the tourism board it is where Beauty has and Address...
Discover my favorite places to visit and things to do in Oman with photos and videos, the best of the Oman Tourist places. I am also sharing stories when I met Omani people and, as always, sunrise and sunset photos.
TOURISM OMAN MAP - Destinations
To help you plan your tour of the country, below is an Oman map with the different touristic destinations of the Sultanate of Oman. All have different landscapes and sites to offer.
eBOOK - Oman Travel Guide
Check out my alternative travel guide to simplify your planning and your travel.
This visual and practical eBook contains:
- 8 detailed and exclusive Maps
- 90 locations, including 39 with double page features
- GPS coordinates
- Practical tips
- Many photos
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PLANNING AND PREPARING 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 the articles below you will learn about visa, language, regions, weather, transportation options, accomodations... Do not miss my recommended packing list and suggested itineraries.
For those wondering if they you do a self drive tour, have a look at the Driving in Oman article. And for the more adventurous, consider wild camping during your trip!
THINGS TO DO IN MUSCAT
There is so much to do for tourists in Muscat, the capital city of Oman, a beautiful white and vibrant city contrasting with the bare brown hills and the turquoise waters. It is conveniently located, so for those not wanting 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. The first one includes also many places such as museums that I have not visited. This way you have a complete list of things to do in Muscat to choose from.
TOP OMAN DESTINATIONS - THE NORTH
The North of the Country 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 Experience Oman.
SOUTH EAST FROM MUSCAT - Places to visit in Oman
Easily accessed from Muscat, the highlights of the Coast South of the capital city are well worth the drive. You get is all: impressive wadis, empty beaches, wild turtles, sand dune desert... Some of the best places to visit in Oman The following article with provide you with the information you need to select your itinerary and plan your visit.
HINTERLANDS - Oman Tourist places
For more traditional sites and ancient history, explore the Oman hinterlands: Nizwa Fort, Ruins, Unesco listed necropolis... 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.
DRIVE ALONG THE NORTH COAST FROM MUSCAT
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 lands in the country. Less touristic, highlights include beaches and islands.
For Nakhal Fort and Al Hazm Castle - check the article Forts ad Castles in Oman
The Musandam peninsula is a separated land East of Dubai. Famous for the bare mountains looking like fjords, people visit for the Dhow cruise, the landscapes and the dolphins.
The eBook Experience Oman also include the best views and locations in the Musandam peninsula
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN OMAN AROUND SALALAH in the SOUTH
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 Experience Oman.
Of course there are much more things to do in Oman. I am only sharing the ones I have experienced myself. Feel free to share yours in the comments when you come back from your trip!
Inspired? Which ones do you want to experience?
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