Nizwa and Jabal Akhdar mountains
Although excursions around the cities are very popular, still, some people prefer to get back to nature to experience the outstanding views. If you want to recharge your batteries and return completely refreshed, a Jebel Al Akhdar Tour can provide you that!
We start our route riding from Muscat to the Nizwa region. There we’ll have an opportunity to see the imposing Nizwa Fort — the most attended monument of Oman. The fort was built almost 370 years ago and it’s based on the stream of water underneath. Surely, it’s one of the best castles of that period worth seeing. Then we’ll make a visit to Nizwa Souq. At the market you can buy traditional knives, pots and other unique items.
Our next sight is the ruins of the Birkat Al Mauz village. Now it’s been abandoned for more than 50 years, but back in the day there were significant plantations of bananas. Here you’ll see how simple Omani people lived before. Also, you’ll have a chance to see Aflaj irrigation systems that are in a list of UNESCO World heritage. On our way to Wadi Al Madreen we’ll enjoy the exotic landscapes and oases of this place.
After that, we’ll go along the twisty road (36km) to the mountain Jebel Akhdar. There is a lot of greenery around and the climate is cool there, so going the way is pleasant. Not without reason this region is called the green jewel.
Fruit Orchards are the thing the Jebel Al Akhdar is well-known for, and during the way you’ll notice lots of various trees that grow there. Both Aflaj system and rains water such plantations. In the early spring bushes of roses bloom there and the scent in the air is really impressive.
We should mention that during our tour you’ll also attend the ancient villages of Al Ain, Wadi Bani Habib and Saiqthe. The landscapes of peaks and mountains there are breath-taking and unforgettable.
And the final point of our route is Muscat.
In order to have time to see every sight of our tour, we shall start early in the morning.
All days of the week.
Dress comfortably. Choose light clothes and shoes.
The current price is per 4WD and is actual for up to four pax a car.
- The tour itself.
- The experienced multilingual guide assistance.
- Meals and tickets for entry during the tour.
- Driving to the sights and back.
8:50 – meeting with the guide at the hotel reception
9:00 -11: 00 – The road to Nizwa
11:00 – 12:00 – Visiting the old market in Nizwa
12:00 – 13:00 – Fort Nizwa
13:35 – Departure from Nizwa to the mountains of Jebel-Akhdar
14:00 – 15:30 – Wadi Bani Habib
17:35 – 18:15 – Sunset on the observation deck of the hotel Anantara.
18:15 – 20:00 – Return to Muscat.