Sohar Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Let us take you on a tour to the second most important Omani city after the capital, Muscat, which is the economic capital of the country. We will start the trip from Sohar Fort and learn about the history of It, then we will walk to the historical Sohar market near the castle, then we will move to the artisans market to get acquainted with the traditional Omani crafts. Visit the Sultan Qaboos Mosque. Our other stop will be in the countryside of Sohar, where we will visit the beautiful village of Halahel Bani Ghaith, the ancient Hawraa Burga fortress, the famous lava pillows, and end our tour to visit the turquoise Sahban spring. On this tour: * You will learn about the history of Sohar * You will visit the most important and oldest archaeological and geological places * You will learn about the most prominent natural sites

Itinerary Details

Operated by: The Adventure Vibes

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Sohar Fort is considered one of the prominent historical monuments in the Sultanate of Oman. It is one of the most important castles and forts in the North Al Batinah Governorate due to its distinguished location and the great role it played throughout the past centuries. Its construction dates back to the end of the thirteenth century and the beginning of the fourteenth century AD. The archaeological excavations discovered around The citadel in “1980” that its construction dates back to the fourteenth century AD at the southern end of the city and that the “Princes of Hormuz” were the ones who built it during the era of the Nabhan kings. Note: 1- The Fort Museum is now closed for development work. 2- The castle is closed on weekends (Friday, Saturday) and public holidays.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sohar

Artisan Souq: It is considered one of the most important tourist attractions that tourists and visitors come to this historical city due to the traditional industries and professions that Omanis have known for hundreds of years and lived with the difference in time and place. Encouraging craftsmen and preserving traditional Omani crafts in a building built in the Arab-Islamic style with an area of ​​9,000 square meters, including 7,000 square meters for craft shops and their annexes. Cotton, wool, gold and silver jewellery, as well as the manufacture of perfumes, herbs, natural medicines, honey, Omani sweets, and traditional weapons. It has (16) shops and each shop has an operator, a showroom and a sales hall, in addition to a spacious hall for exhibits, a mosque, a restaurant, a café, facilities, administrative offices, an open theater, as well as ample parking spaces. Some stores are empty at the moment.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Sohar Historical Souq: The market is based on the ruins of the old Sohar market. It has a beautiful and elegant architectural design. It consists of two floors (ground and first) that include many shops and cafes, in an attempt to revive the ancestral heritage, as it was taken into account that the architectural aspect of the market building is derived from Omani history and engraved with Islamic inscriptions. This market has a beautiful location, and tourist restaurants will be located in it. Now there are shops selling sweets, perfumes, traditional clothes, textiles, antiques, gifts, arts, sculptures, and more. The market is located near the Sohar Corniche, Sohar Castle and the Castle Market

Duration: 30 minutes

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Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Sohar, which was opened on October 28, 2016, is one of the most modern large mosques in the Arabian Gulf region. At 84 meters, the dome is 45 meters long, parking spaces, green spaces and a small garden for children. The library currently contains 6,700 titles of all sciences and knowledge, and the library opens its doors from four to nine in the evening. Like most large mosques in the Islamic world, the mosque is characterized by Islamic inscriptions and crystal-colored domes engraved with an inscription similar to a Persian inscription. It is worth mentioning that the Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Sohar was built on the architectural style of mosques built in important cities in Islamic history such as Bukhari, Samarkand and Tashkent in Uzbekistan, but the mosque is not literally identical to any of the other mosques from the inside specifically, in terms of space and components of the mosque.

Duration: 1 hour

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This quiet village is considered one of the villages of the lofty Al Hajar Mountains and possesses the features that constitute attracting factors for tourists and visitors. Halal Bani Ghaith is one of the villages of Wadi Al Halti, which is characterized by abundant water throughout the year, with a cool weather in summer and winter, in addition to its charming nature that gathers Among the beautiful paths between the orchards of trees and plantations, and the paths of the aflaj that water those orchards. The village is about 65 kilometers from the center of Sohar.

Duration: 1 hour

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This archaeological fort is located approximately 25 km from the city center, where the fortress is located on a mountain called "Jebel Hawraa Burgha" which is the hierarchical summit of Sohar and the natural beacon from which sailors and ship captains guide to the port of Sohar, the commercial capital of the old Oman, and fishermen also infer this mountain to their traps in the sea. The fortress was built before Islam, as it was considered a military garrison and a central and administrative headquarters for the government in that era of Sohar's history. The people say that there is a secret underground corridor that connects Sohar Castle with the fortress of Hora Berga, which is used during times of war and the siege of the enemies of the city of Sohar, where military equipment and food supplies arrive from the Hura Bergha fortress to the defenders of the Sohar castle through this secret corridor. Climbing the mountain is not suitable for the elderly and people with disabilities

Duration: 30 minutes

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Visiting the Famous Pillow Basalts in Wadi Jizzi: Pillow basalts (also known as pillow lavas) occur when lava erupts in the ocean. The lava cools rapidly due to the cold ocean water and pillow-shaped structures are created. They are typically composed of basalt, which is an igneous rock. The Wadi Jizzi pillow basalts have been featured in a number of geology textbooks and on the 1975 cover of Geotimes magazine (now EARTH Magazine).

Duration: 30 minutes

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Sahban Sulfur Spring: The sulfur spring of Sahaban is a tourist attraction, especially as it is located in the middle of the mountains of Wadi Sahban in Wadi Al-Jazi in the state of Sohar, and it is about 8 kilometers away from the main street. Ain Sahaban's water flows without interruption, which makes it characterized by its blue water without being affected by climatic conditions, and its water is warm in winter and moderate in summer. Due to the ruggedness of the road, Ain Sahaban is easily accessible only by using four-wheel drive vehicles. When the water comes out of the eye, it mixes with rocks that secrete a white substance on its surface, and it is said that it is sulfur, causing the water to change color to turquoise. Ain Sahaban is considered a medical tourist destination, as many people visit it for the purpose of treating skin diseasesSuch as: chronic eczema, psoriasis, scabies, acne, and other diseases.

Duration: 30 minutes
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