Historic capital of the interior and Oman’s most personable town, with a grand fort and an absorbing string of souks.
Goat Market, Nizwa
One of Oman’s most entertaining traditional markets, where hundreds of locals congregate to haggle over goats, cows and other livestock.
The scenic heart of the Jebel Akhdar, with a string of old-fashioned villages clinging to the edge of the spectacular chasm of Wadi al Ayn.
Wadi Bani Awf
The classic Omani off-road drive, descending from the mountains to the coast via the dramatic chasm of Wadi Bani Awf, with the picture-perfect traditional village of Bilad Sayt en route.
Misfat al Abryeen
Picture-perfect traditional mountain village, with a labyrinthine tangle of beautiful mudbrick buildings and an idyllic falaj set amid beautiful upland scenery.
Drive up the country’s highest peak, for spectacular mountain scenery and stomach-turning views into Wadi Nakhr – Oman’s “Grand Canyon”.
Fairy-tale fort, whose beautifully restored interiors offer a fascinating glimpse into Omani life in centuries past.