Starting from Muscat, after meeting the guide & head to Ash Sharqiyah. The first stop in Ibra old town (Al Munisifeh). Discover the ruins of (Al Munisifeh).
This site, mostly off the touristic path, shows visitors a glimpse at a wealthy period during which the town's rich businessmen built magnificent mudbrick mansions.
Tourists normally stop at (Al Munisifeh) which has more decor details left and impressive structures still standing.
It was slowly abandoned as people moved to Ibra.
Some people still live there. What is surprising is how current Omanis just built next to the ruins, creating a mix of modern buildings with walls and rest of doors or arches.
The second stop is visiting (wadi Bani Khalid), (Wadi Bani Khalid) in Oman is one of the most famous wadis in the Sultanate.
A short walk takes you to large emerald pools, a narrow zigzagging canyon filled with giant white boulders, and the Muqal cave.
Hiking in (Wadi Bani Khalid) - The short hike (10 minutes) takes you between the white cliffs along the turquoise water flowing in the opposite direction.
Be careful, the rocks tend to be slippery.
The white rocks carved by the water are stunning and oh-so photogenic with the color of the water against it!
Then you will head to (the Wahiba Sands) desert, (Wahiba sands) desert is the highlight of any trip to Oman.
The impressive golden sand dunes offer a unique experience, especially at sunrise and sunset.
You will enjoy also one of the exciting activities called dune bashing (driving on the dunes up & down & on the side for half an hour until stopping later for sunset watching.
Later you will head to the sand's dream tourism camp to have an amazing overnight stay with a Fancy dinner & enjoying the campfire & starswatching.
Next day in the morning, you will head to Wadi Shab. Wadi Shab Oman is one of the most popular gorges in the Sultanate. A deep canyon, emerald water, and a waterfall in a cave. The experience of hiking and swimming is unforgettable.
To start hiking in Wadi Shab, you will have to cross the river on a small boat. There is no other way, the river is deep and wide. The ride takes 3 minutes. Pack your camera as getting in and out of the boat is not so easy. you start late, make sure to ask when the last boat is back!
The beginning of the hike is easy with flat large areas and paths. In this section you can find small farms and their irrigation systems, creating a small oasis. In the morning it is in the shade which makes the walk bearable. The advantage of being in a wadi is you can't get lost. The towering sandstone cliffs prevent you from wandering off the path.
Then you will head for a short tour of Sur town, the seaside town is quiet and offers historical, cultural, and nature.
There are some great things to do in Sur such as visit the Lighthouse, the traditional Omani Ship (Fatah Al Khair), the dhow yard, the Corniche, the beach & the fish market.
Later & after sightseeing in Sur, you will head back to Muscat, taking the road by the coast, passing White Beach and Sinkhole, & do not forget to stop to take some photographs, before reaching home.