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Explore Oman's Geological History Tour

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TOUR PROGRAMME Day 1: Arrive in Muscat Have a short rest in the hotel and leave the hotel to visit spots of Ophiolite rocks at Wadi Al-Abyadh to see Moho discontinuity, layered gabbros Mantel sequence (Ultramafic rocks) . .
Country: Oman
City: Muscat
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Geological Tourism -scientific
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary


Day 1: Arrive in Muscat

Have a short rest in the hotel and leave the hotel to visit spots of Ophiolite rocks at Wadi Al-Abyadh to see Moho discontinuity, layered gabbros

Mantel sequence (Ultramafic rocks) etc around Muscat

Overnight stay in Muscat

Day 2: Muscat City Tour

Explore Muscat Geoheritage guide for geological attractions in the capital region.

Spots to be seen: Deformation, Technotics in Wadi Al Mayh & Technotics in Wadi Mijlas, Quraiyat Ripple marks, metamorphic rocks

Overnight stay in Muscat

Day 3: Nizwa

Visit Hajar supergroup (sedimentary basement) in Wadi Bani Kharoos or Jabel Akdhar to see the Shuaybah formation & mahil formation of the Mesozoic Age (Oil & Gas reservoir out-corps).

Overnight stay in Nizwa

Day 4: Nizwa Sightseeing-Departure

Visit Nizwa Fort, Souq, and thereafter proceed to the palm oasis in the limestone mountains at Misfat Al Abriyeen at the foothill of the Jabal Akdhar.

Evening transfer to the airport for departures.

Explore More About Muscat:

Presenting a fantastic palette of ornate mosques, lush green oases, and enchanting museums, the places in Muscat promise to leave every tourist enchanting and wanting for more. Whether you’re traveling with your family, or on a romantic vacation with a loved one, the tourist attractions in the city will keep you engaged throughout your stay here.

From glittering sandy beaches to ancient forts, one can never run out of places to visit in Muscat. While Qurum Beach, with its food shacks and watersports, is perfect for those looking for a happening day out, the quieter beaches of Yitti or Al Bastun are ideally suited for travelers seeking a little quiet time. If you’re not one for the beach, you can also spend a happening day touring the many ancient forts around Muscat, with the Al Jalali Fort and the Mutrah Fort being only two of the many here.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Dominating the clear blue skies of Muscat, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is the main mosque in the Sultanate of Oman. Among the most renowned historical places in Muscat, the Mosque is an architectural wonder. Presenting a seamless blend of Islamic, Middle Eastern, and traditional Omani styles of architecture, the white marbled mosque is known for its intricate designs and structures.

The 5 minarets that surround the mosque stand for the 5 pillars of the Islamic faith, with the tallest one reaching over 90 meters in height. The Mosque is also home to the world’s largest chandelier, made out of over six hundred thousand crystals.

Mutrah Corniche

Snaking its way along the coast, Mutrah Corniche is one of the most loved places in Muscat among locals and tourists alike. Offering splendid views of the sea, and the seaside promenade, the Corniche appears especially resplendent during the sunset as the waning light hits the shimmering waters at low angles.

The Corniche crosses a few pristine gardens and sculpture parks along the way. The northern end of the Corniche has a little local Souq, that visitors can enjoy at their own leisure.

The Royal Opera House

A cultural goldmine, the Royal Opera House in Muscat invites all to a luxurious evening out. Clad in white marble exteriors and lavishly decorated theatres, the Opera House exudes opulence. The Opera House conducts musical performances on a regular basis, with a special emphasis on traditional Omani music.

Mutrah Fort

Built by the Portuguese in the mid 16th century, the Mutrah Fort dominates the eastern end of the Muscat harbor. Initially built as a military fortification, the Fort still preserves some of its original war structures and weapons, making it one of the most interesting places to visit in Muscat for military biffs.

Yiti Beach

Located a short drive away from Muscat, Yitti is among the lesser-known beaches on the Omani coast. Surrounded by cliffs and coves on all sides, the serenity of this little beach makes it one of the best places to visit in Muscat among those looking to get away from the busy city.

The clear blue waters off the coast here offer a perfect spot for swimming or fishing, while the glittering clean sands invite sunbathers throughout the year. The beach is a popular camping spot as well, with several campers pitching tents overnight by the shores.

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