While you will find a lot of options to explore when you search for the best weekend getaways near Muscat here is why we believe that a stay at The View Oman makes for the best weekend trip near Muscat.
Enjoy a host of fun sightseeing and exciting activities when you opt for this 5 day suggested itinerary for a stay at The View Oman.
A vacation at The View Oman is a delight for history buff as the resort, tucked away in the mountainous offers easy access to multiple forts, castles, ancient ruins, and villages of historic import. From a simple drive down to explore the Nizwa Fort and Souq to visiting the Bahla Fort, Jabreen Castle, Al Hamra Town and the prehistoric caves at Al Hoota, you will always end up wishing that you had a little more time to stay at explore the surrounding delights at The View Oman. A tour of the Al Hoota Caves Situated at the base of Oman‘s highest mountain, the Jabal Shams the caves extend over 4.5 km having been been created over a period of more than a many centuries, forming stalactites and stalagmites that hang from the ceilings and reach up from the floor. Theseare the only cave system in the Arabian Peninsula that is open to visitors and a visit her makes for a fantastic experience. The four lakes here create a fascinating ecosystem that is home to various creatures, the most famous of which are the blind fish which are endemic to Al Hoota and are only found here in Oman. Known by locals as ‘Bu Naseh,’ these unique fish lost their eyesight and pigmentation and are also transparent, allowing you to see their skeletons as they swim past. A visit to Al Hamra Town A 400-year-old town that lies close to the View Oman, the town is built on a tilted rock slab and is host to some of the oldest houses in Oman. With ceilings made of palm beams and fronds topped by mud and straw, These houses can be more that three stories high. Those interested in the history of Oman should also visit Bait Al Safa, a living history museum, where locals demonstrate old Omani traditions in a restored mud-brick house. Fort and Souk Visit The Nizwa Fort and Souq lie only a short drive away from the resort and make for a fascinating day outing.
Whether for an extended weekend, as a stopover on a longer vacation or as a short city break, three days at the View Oman make for great memories and builds anticipation for your next visit. So here is a great itinerary for three days at Al Hamra when you stay at The View Oman.
Spend more time experiencing the very best of Al Hamra and its surroundings, because we are making you the offer of a lifetime. Now you can book one room at a discounted rate of OMR 99 and stay for a second night completely free. This season, all guests at The View Oman can explore more of what we have to offer with the second night of their stay on us.