Call us today on 020 7644 1755

Batinah Bash - Full Day Safari

Duration: Full Day

batinah bash - full day safari

There are over 1,000 miles of beautiful coastline to explore in Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, where you will discover contrasting landscapes of rocky shores and coral reefs, sandy, palm-lined beaches, tranquil bays and bustling fishing villages. Located along the southern coast of the Gulf of Oman, Batinah is one of the country’s most fertile coasts. Economically, it is one of Oman’s most important regions, due to its abundant agricultural and mineral opportunities, and it is also one of the most densely populated areas in the country after the capital Muscat.

Stretching from the sea to the foothills of the Hajar mountain range, between Khatmat Malahah in the north and Ras AL Hamra in the south, the beautiful Batinah coastline is famous for its beautiful sandy beaches and the ancient fort towns of Rustaq, Barka, Sohar and Nakhal, which all have their own individual charm. This full day tour along Oman’s coast will first take you to the ancient fishing village of Seeb and its bustling, atmospheric Fish Souq (market).

We then drive through lush date palms to the impressive Nakhl Fort and hot springs of Nakhl town, located at the foot of Jebel al Akhdar in the Western Hajar Mountains. Built on a rocky, 200-meter-high mountain peak, the dramatic Nakhl Fort is the most prominent feature in the town. Over 350 years old, this impressive piece of military architecture was built to protect trade routes from Nizwa to the coast. The fort has been extended several times over the centuries and was restored in 1990 using traditional Islamic building materials and period furnishings. There are a number of natural hot springs in Nakhl, which flow through the village and down into the wadi, including the famous Thowarah spring. Situated close to the fort and surrounded by date palms, this scenic oasis is a popular picnic spot for locals and visitors.

This tour will also take you to the beautiful mountain farming village of Wakan in Wadi Mistal, which is renowned for its green agricultural terraces. The orchards are full trees bearing all sorts of fruit such as bright red pomegranates, apricots, grapes, almonds and peaches, which host an incredible display of pink and white blossom in the springtime.

Your next stop is Wadi Abhyad. This area has large patches of white sedimentation, which is why the name means “white wadi” when translated. Situated in the wilayat, Wadi Abyad contains deep, warm 'blue pools'. The colouration derives from the mineral deposits in the water.

Enjoy spectacular vistas of Oman’s rugged landscape as we drive down through winding mountain roads, villages, lush palm plantations and valleys. A holiday in Oman wouldn’t be complete without exploring the rural delights of this Middle Eastern treasure.

Oman Holidays Browse all

Best Value

From £759 per person
ruwi hotel muscat + desert nights camp + sur plaza hotel

Ruwi Hotel Muscat + Desert Nights Camp + Sur Plaza Hotel

Conveniently located at the heart of Muscat, close to many popular historic and cultural sites, the Ruwi Hotel sits...

From £949 per person
avani bentota + millennium resort mussanah

Avani Bentota + Millennium Resort Mussanah

Avani Bentota is set in eight acres of lush frangipanis and coconut palms by the golden sands of Bentota. This hotel...

From £969 per person
avani bentota + radisson blu hotel muscat

Avani Bentota + Radisson Blu Hotel Muscat

Avani Bentota is set in eight acres of lush frangipanis and coconut palms by the golden sands of Bentota. This hotel...

From £1159 per person
superior golden triangle + millennium resort mussanah

Superior Golden Triangle + Millennium Resort Mussanah

This 7 nights tour is the perfect introduction to the wonders of India's 'Golden Triangle'. This area is home to the...

From £1199 per person
Avani Kalutara + Ramada Muscat

Avani Kalutara + Ramada Muscat

With the most strikingly beautiful of settings, amongst green coconut groves and facing the golden sands just at the...

From £1229 per person
superior golden triangle + shangri-la barr al jissah al waha

Superior Golden Triangle + Shangri-la Barr Al Jissah Al Waha

This 7 nights tour is the perfect introduction to the wonders of India's 'Golden Triangle'. This area is home to the...

Talk to a specialist

adarsh

Call 020 7644 1755 to speak with our award-winning travel consultants.

Opening hours 09:00 - 20:00 GMT

Related articles for Oman

Oman named one of world's top travel destinations

Often overshadowed by its wealthy Emirate neighbours, Oman is emerging as a popular tourist destination. It boasts ancient culture, breath-taking scenery, and a number of international sporting events. Adding to its appeal, the country was recently ranked eighth in the world’s top travel destinationa by Lonely Planet magazine.

The Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara opens in Oman

A new beach resort from luxury brand Anantara has opened in the southern Oman province of Salalah, known for its subtropical greenery and natural beauty. The Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara is the first resort in the region to offer luxury villas with private pools.

Luxury resort Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort opens in Oman

Perched dramatically on the rim of a canyon, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is the Middle East’s tallest resort. Located in the mountainous northern region of Oman, the resort is in a locale that was inaccessible for most of its history, and offers guests spectacular mountain views and numerous outdoor activities. In addition to its stunning locale, the resort also boasts decadent rooms and villas for luxury travellers.