Muttrah fish and vegetables souk (1 h). It is a very lively and typical place that is worth a visit. We only rarely see such a choice of fish : many species of breams and groupers, tuna, swordfish, kingfish, sharks, squids, crabs, shrimps, and even parrot fish and other multicolor fishes. Next to the fish market is the vegetable market where you'll find fruits,vegetables, dates, honey, thyme, etc.
Stop in front of the Sultan's Palace (30 min). The palace is not the residence of the Sultan. It is only used for offical meetings. We cannot visit it, but seeing it from outside is already impressive. It was built on the seashore between the 2 Portuguese forts (Al Jalali and Al Mirani).
- TTransfer Muscat - Al Khiran (45 min - 50 Km)
Boat tour and snorkelling in Khiran (4 h). We start from the tiny port of Khiran. We go on a fisherboat and have a trip in this wonderful bay that looks like a 'little Musandam'. We then stop at a wonderful cove and have a rest. We can swim and if you bring snorkel gear, you'll get to see unblievable marine life : surgeon, tiger, angel, butterfly fish, and even sometimes green turtles… It is one of the best places for snorkelling near Muscat! ATTENTION : When the sea is rough, this cove is not reachable by boat ; we go to another one which is also nice and suitable for snorkelling, but the seabed is not so rich..
Bivouac on a white sandy beach in Bandar Khiran. We set up our camp in a lovely seculded cove, that you can only reach by boat or by foot. A fisherman brings us all the equipment and luggage by boat. Before sunset, we can go fishing. It is a wondeful camping spot! Individual camping tent.