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Shore excursions in Khasab

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We have selected the most appropriate shore excursion in Khasab for your stay.

Do you want to book your shore excursion comfortably and without time-consuming organization? Then you will find exactly the right offer here! Choose from our exciting tours and enjoy your excursion in a complete package.

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Useful information for a shore excursion in and around Khasab

We have compiled information to the most beautiful attractions from the cruise port, as well as many useful information for shore excursions in and around Khasab.

The most beautiful sights in and around Khasab

Khasab is the capital of the governorate of Musandam in Oman and is located on the Strait of Hormuz. The modern Omani oasis City forms the northern tip of the Arabian Peninsula and is the commercial center of the region.

The small village has only about 17,000 inhabitants and is not very rich in attractions. The landscapes in the vicinity of Khasab are even more spectacular.

Boat trips and tours

Due to its fjord-like bays and their steep towering walls of rock, Khasab is called the Omani Norway.

Boat trips in and around Khasab are done with traditional dhows. This particular type of boat, with its huge trapeze sails, is common in all the neighboring states of the Indian Ocean. Just a mere sight of it will give you a feeling as if you were in one of the Arabian nights. There is also a very good chance that you will see dolphins on the ride.

During such a cruise you can admire the beautiful sights like the 9.9 mi long fjord Khorsham, small villages or the Telegraph Island, which was named after a British-built telegraph station in 1864. The island is surrounded by a coral reef and therefore ideal for swimming and snorkeling.

Safari Tour

There’s no better way to explore the spectacular hinterland of Khasab than ridding a jeep through mountains and valleys to steep drop-offs.

There is little vegetation around the 868 ft high mountain Jebel Harim, the “mountain of the women”. This place however, shouldn’t be included in any tours.

Other possible highlights on your route are the Shaykh plateau and the many small villages in the region such as Wadi Sal Al A’la and Khor Najd. Many people often visit one of the largest lagoons in the whole Musandam, Khwr Najd, where you enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea and the mountains.

Wadi Qadah

A road leads from Khasab to the village of Tawi, where the most significant archaeological site Wadi Qadah is located. On the cliffs prehistoric drawings of boats, animals and fighters can be admired. According to experts, these are well over 2,000 years old.

Fortress Caçapo

Those who are more interested in the history of Oman, Musandam and Khasab should visit the fortress of Caçapo. It has existed since the 15th century and dates back to the conquest voyages of the Portuguese. There is also a museum that tells the exciting stories from the time of the Conquistador.

 

Map of the cruise port of Khasab

The cruise ship terminal in Khasab is located just outside a small but modern town. The city center is easy to reach on foot.

What you should know for a cruise excursion in Khasab

Shipping companies and routes

Khasab is mainly a destination for Dubai cruises like Royal Caribbean, Princess and Marella Cruises.

Entry and visa

Canadian and US citizens do not require a visa to enter the Schengen area or countries in Europe for tourism or business stays under ninety (90) days.

Some shipping companies require a valid passport for cruises.

Taxi and public transport

There are very few taxis in Khasab. In all Musandam there are more boats than cars because in some parts of the city there aren’t any streets. However, you can reach the city and explore it well on foot.

Currency

The Rial is the currency in Khasab. An OMR is divided into 1000 Baisa. (1$=0.38 OMR; 1 pound= 0.49 OMR)

Travel time

January, February, March, April, November and December are the best months to travel to Khasab. In these months, the temperature varies between 23 and 30 °C which is 75 and 86 °F. From April to October, Khasab has a dry period.

More useful information

Oman geography: Oman
Khasab at Wikipedia: Khasab

Video: Dhow Cruise in Khasab


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