The Frankincense Route
Be immersed in the extraordinary kaleidoscope of Oman and discover the unique art, architecture and crafts while uncovering the fascinating history of its sultanic dynasties.
Begin in Muscat, nestled between the Central Hajar Mountains and the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Oman, and wonder at the intricate traditional textiles, woodwork, jewellery and pottery in the souks, museums and mosques of the historic capital.
Journey through the picturesque wadis of the east coast, visit Bibi Maryam, the ancient mausoleum which is the only surviving relic of a once-bustling trade city, and travel through the golden dunes of the Wahiba Sands.
Explore the mountain-top villages and medieval fortresses of Jebel Akhdar, the mysterious archaeological ruins at Al Ayn, and the ‘living’ mud village of Misfat Al Abriyeen. Lastly, discover Salalah and the sandy expanse of the Empty Quarter.
This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.