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Rustaq Day Tour from Muscat

Enjoy a full-day tour of a historic city

5.0 ( 4 reviews ) 100+ Booked
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  • Enjoy a relaxing day tour out to Al Rustaq, one of Oman's most historic cities, just outside of Muscat
  • Learn about local culture with a visit to the fish market, souk and An Naman Castle in Barka
  • Drive along the agricultural areas of Oman and see local produce being grown
  • Explore the picturesque wadis, oasis and warm springs of Thowrah, where the waters rejuvenate bodies
  • Tour begins and ends in Muscat through a convenient hotel pick up and drop off service

Most recent review

Highly recommended

Great tour, but it's too expensive as a solo traveler.

20 Sep 2018
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What to expect

Al Rustaq is known for being a center of Omani history, and features numerous activities for explorers. You'll head out of Muscat and to this great city through a convenient hotel pick up. Your first stop is the Rustaq fish market, also known as the Nakhl-Barka Fish Market. You'll see how the locals barter and prepare fresh fish! In the Rustaq Souk, you next destination, you'll be able to see one of the most popular and busiest markets in the Sultanate of Oman. Gum and incense are by far its most famous exports, and the souk is pleasantly surrounded by coconut trees. Then comes the An Naman Castle, a 17th century wonder just beyond Barka and full of history about the city. And you'll even see how excellently it has been maintained and restored through the years. You'll head past the Batinah plain, a rich agricultural area, where you'll glimpse farms and workers at work. Then it's off to the Rustaq Fort, famous for its imposing three-level structure, and the most famous in the city. In the next fort, Nakhal Fort, you can learn even more about Al Rustaq's history. Your tour's final stop is at the Thowarah Hot Springs, where invigorating warm water is the perfect way to relax. You'll head back to your hotel in Muscat at the end of the tour.

Rustaq day tour
See the villages, forts, and castle of Rustaq!
Rustaq day tour
Discover its history through the help of your English speaking guide
Rustaq day tour
See its famous souq, fish market, and agricultural areas!

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