Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Jeep Safari in Muscat

Referred to as the Walled City, the capital of Oman is famous for its thriving tourism industry and the beautiful blend of modern and traditional architecture, amenities and offerings. For a tourist, jeep safari in Muscat is the ideal way to explore the city. If you are in the city for a vacation, better than renting a car for yourself and trying to
drive from sight to sight may be tiring. Even though the roads are in excellent condition and directions are easy to follow, the stress of driving in a foreign land can dampen an average travelers’ spirit to a certain degree.

The idyllic way to plan a short vacation in Muscat is to get in touch with a great travel and tours company from the city. Muscat boasts of very good tour operators, thanks to government policies regarding encouraging foreign traffic, and its popularity as a tourist destination. Tour operating companies have a number of tours that you can select from, depending on your interests and preferences.

Jeep tours are great for family vacations or romantic getaway travelers because it gives them the privacy to enjoy their company as well as soak in the natural beauty of the country’s diverse terrains. Travel agencies are there to please, and jeep tours are popular and fairly reasonable in price. Plus they give you the benefit of traveling flexibly as the excursion is privately undertaken. Depending on the distance and sight seeing the pick up and duration of the tour is decided. For example, a Muscat city tour may take 4 to 5 hours, whereas a Nizwa forts excursion needs a whole day.

If your heart is set on going around Muscat, opt for a nice morning tour that offers an opportunity for you to witness this contemporary metropolis with its dominant traditional culture. Lying in a natural volcanic valley with a long stretch of beach on one side, a tour will most likely include the Grand Mosque, Bait Al Zubair Museum, visit to the Mattrah souq, Al Alam Palace, nearby forts, and a drive down the waterfront.

Desert jeep safari in Muscat is a must-do too. Asking your tour operator for options is a great way to start planning your trip to Oman. Remember that the distances between places of sight seeing are great so plan a good long trip.

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