Top 10 Tours And Things To Do In Khasab Musandam
Musandam Governorate is the smallest part of the Sultanate of
Oman, Khasab is the central capital of the Musandam region. The
city is surrounded by the northern mountains of the Western Hajar
Range. The Portuguese built Khasab at the beginning of the 17th
century, at the height of their naval presence in the region.
Khasab was designed as a supply point for dates and water for
Portuguese ships sailing through the Strait of Hormuz. the unusual
combination of the desert Rocky Mountains landscape of Musandam
gives it the title "Norway of the Middle East" It is beautiful in
its own unique way, resembling the high rugged cliffs found in
Norway. Musandam witnesses the extraordinary meeting of the mighty
mountains and the emerald blue oceans. It is one of the most
beautiful places that must be visited at least once in a
What are the top tours, and things to do in Khasab Musandam?
Khasab Musandam is one of the most famous touristic destinations
in the Sultanate of Oman. from travelers' feedback, sentiments,
reviews, and expert opinions, we suggest the top 10 tours in
Khasab Musandam. Not only this but there are other tours too if
you have different suggestions and recommendations, we also
respect everyone's interest. Come and experience the tours in
Khasab Musandam which after visiting, it would make you come again
and again to this magical place. Once again, we heartily welcome
you with warm smiles open arms, and hearts to this gorgeous and
naturistic Khasab Musandam.
1. Full-day dhow cruise
Your Khasab Musandam trip is incomplete without a visit to the
Musandam fjord dhow cruise. the natural community of dolphins
welcomes you once you enter the fjord, they swim along with your
traditional dhow, explore the historical Telegraph Island and
discover the neighboring fishing Villages, swimming, and
snorkeling in the crystal-clear water.
2. Half-day Mountain safari
It will be a memorable breathtaking off-road drive experience in a
4WD to Jebel Al Harim, the highest mountain peak in the region.
offering breathtaking views of the glorious valley Scenic, a
beautiful, and serene viewpoint of Khor Najd. amazing drive with
paved roads all around the mountainView more...
3. Overnight on a dhow
Overnight Stay on Dhow is the best way to experience the Musandam
Fjords under the starry night sky, don't miss out on the chance to
refresh yourself with your beloved one at night on the Dhow and
awake to hug the fresh air and dawn. You can have an unforgettable
night and day of your life on a traditional dhow in the Musandam
fjords (24 hrs) with Lunch, BBQ Dinner, Breakfast, and unlimited
4. Half-day dhow cruise
Every moment you get to spend on the Musandam fjords is a precious
lifetime unforgettable moment. While the half-day dhow cruise to
the fjord, you will get to enjoy the perks of Dolphin watching,
swimming, and snorkeling near the historical Telegraph Island.
5. Full-day Mountain safari
A tour through the impressive mountains of Musandam in a
comfortable 4WD, it is one of the most beautiful mountains in the
Sultanate in general and the Musandam Governorate in particular.
Along the way, you will be able to observe fossils dating back
several million years. You will visit Khor Najad one of the best
viewpoints in Oman, Al Rawdah village, Jebal Al Harim, and As
6. Scuba Diving
Musandam is a unique and fantastic location for diving. You can
really experience, amazing diving with curious creatures and lots
of interesting underwater rock formations a variety of rays,
batfish, leopard shark, angelfish, and lots of different
nudibranchs are impressive. It will be the opening to a Colorful
and breathtakingly beautiful entirely new world. There are caves,
overhangs, and swim-throughs and it is possible to stay shallow
and enjoy the coral or go deeper and chance something unusual.View more...
7. Kumzar Village trip
Is it worth visiting Kumzar village? The famously remote town of
Kumzar sits perched in solitary splendor at the northernmost edge
of Musandam, Kumzar overlooks the Straits of Hormuz, one of the
world's busiest shipping lanes. Nestled in an isolated bay close
to the Strait of Hormuz, this fishing village is only accessible
by boat. Kumzari people speak their own language known as Kumzari.
Plan a trip to kumzar and experience the stunning coastal scenery
along the way and the beautiful views of the end of Oman's
loneliest city.View more...
8. Fishing trip
Khasab Musandam is one of the best destinations for fishing. The
Oman coastlines are very much alive with various fish, Especially
in Musandam fjords and the deep sea, traditional fishing in
Musandam is more than one of the main industries. many of the
locals are engaged in fishing. you can really enjoy a memorable
fishing experience in Khasab Musandam.View more...
Khasab Musandam Fjords is well worth a visit as it inspires
thousands with its beautiful mind-blowing scenery. Take a Kayak or
a Rowing Boat for an outing in the precious crystal-clear water of
Musandam fjords, if you are planning a trip to Oman, be prepared
to fall in love with its extra-terrestrial nature, deep and
tortuous bays with rocky shores, which cut deep into the land. The
famous Musandam fjords are a real promised sea for kayakers.View more...
10. Khasab Musandam beach camping
Experience the Khasab Musandam Beach camping with a full day dhow
cruise to the amazing fjord. A night on the remote beach campsite
under the moonlight and staring stars, the next day on a
traditional dhow in the awesome Musandam fjords, it is a delight
to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the fjords on a sunny
afternoon. You can really enjoy each and every moment with your
beloved once.View more...
The Most Exciting Attractions In Khasab Musandam
Khasab Castle (Khasab Fort)
Khasab Castle, also known as Khasab fort, is located on the eastern side of
the Wilayat of Khasab in the old part of the city. It was an
archaeological fortress built by the Portuguese in the 17th
century around a much older circular tower.
This well-preserved fort now houses one of the best little
ethnographic museums in Oman. This majestic piece of architecture
was built on the remains of an ancient fortress before being
reinforced by the Portuguese. The current fort hosts a history
dating back nearly 250 years and was restored in 1990.
Working hours: From Saturday to Thursday (9 am - 4 pm), Friday (8
am - 11 am)
Entry fees: OMR 0.500 baizes per adult (USD 1.5/-)
Jebel al Harim
Jebel al Harim
translates to "Mountain of Women" and inculcates incredibly steep
and graded roads that lead travelers up the mountain. Jebel Harim
being a mesmerizing location can only be accessed in a 4WD. The
mountain is majestic and boasts of strongly striated sedimentary
rock that casts the most exquisite shadows as the sun rises and
The route to Jebel Harim is studded elegantly with limestone
formations that are a sight to behold while the mountainside
remains covered in earthy tones throughout most of the year.
During the winter and spring months, greenery and shrubbery grow
in patches, revealing a mountainside dotted with verdant spots
that take the beauty of the peak to a whole new level.
Khor Al Najd
Khor Najd , also
known as Khawr Najd is considered one of the best viewpoints in
the Musandam peninsula. Witness one of the largest lagoons from
viewpoints located in the Governorate of Musandam, tucked between
the mountains and hidden away from the Strait of Hormuz.
Experience an incredible drive up the mountain range to a spot at
the height of 420m where tourists can feast on scenic vistas of
the mountains and the blissful blue waters. The location is filled
with its fair share of stunning views and cloud patterns
surrounding cliffs from this spot. A steep downhill dirt track
will take travelers to the beach used by local fishermen which
shall be an exciting and thrilling endeavour for sure.
Al Khalidiya Acacia Forest & Children's Park
Al Khalidiya Acacia Forest
consists a 25-minute drive away from Khasab city. From the base of
the track to Khor Al Najd, a road leads to the village of Sal Alaa
and Al Khalidiyah, an inland bowl full of magnificent mature
acacia trees that makes the vibe extremely comfortable providing
for a natural view and a rare shaded picnic or camping spot. Spend
a wonderful time in the green area and experience hiking over the
mountain ranger. Additionally, a small park is also available for
It's a great place to visit in the winter and spring seasons in
Khasab Musandam. A soft and luscious patch of grass and greenery
will provide your mind and soul with the satisfaction you desire.
Al Sayh Plateau
Al Sayh Plateau
is located at 1100m in height from sea level. This tiny natural
plain surrounded by jagged limestone peaks has been a sustained
farm for centuries and a charming place in the high mountains.
However, this area is only accessible through 4WD vehicles.
In the winter, the plains are bright green and luscious with
grass. Tourists can also witness beautiful palm trees, figs, and
wheat that are regularly grown here.
Tawi Village (Rock Carving)
This Rock carving
is situated about 8km from Khasab city center and lies in the
village of Tawi. Reaching these petroglyphs is quite convenient,
and all you need to do is to follow the road through Wadi Qida for
2.3km. At the end of the deep bay, you can see prehistoric rock
carvings depicting (Drawing, Painting) Camels, Ships and Warriors,
said to be more than 2000 years old. These authentic petroglyphs
etched into two rocks on the left of the road are pieces of art
that shall amaze your eyes and profoundly stimulate the mind.
Bukha Fort (Bukha castle)
also known as Bukha Castle is located about 25km south of Khasab.
Reaching here involves a drive through the beautiful coastal road
leading you to the small town of Bukha.
This Castle is a beautiful archaeological site overlooking the sea
directly and adjacent to the Sultan Qaboos Mosque on the main
street. There is also another castle in the same area overlooking
the whole region wherein two forts await your exploratory skills.
The first, Al Qala's Fort, actually lies in ruin; but you can
still climb its imposing central tower to get a great view of the
fort's crumbling walls, and the bay below Bukha Fort is possibly
even older than Khasab Fort. The fort holds a grisly part wherein
prisoners used to be pegged to the lower courtyard and drowned by
the incoming tide. Experience the grandeur and true history of the
fort that awaits your presence.
is One of the best shoreline areas in Musandam to chill out with
family and friends in the evenings. Located 2km from the city
center and within walking distance from the Khasab cruise ship
terminal, this sandy beach has shade and scenery that can be
considered 'fruits to the eyes'. The beach boasts vivid scenery,
has clean and crystal-clear water hosts one of the best places for
camping and BBQ, and is considered a swimmer's favourite beach
When the sky is clear and blue, witness the beautiful Iranian
mountains from the beach.
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Our unique packages are suitable for a group of friends, families,
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