Do you wish to experience the beauty of the Hajar Mountains?
Join us on a day tour to Jebel Shams (Mountain of the Sun), a home to Oman’s Grand Canyon, the highest peak, also known as the Grand Canyon of Arabia; and the Jebel Akhdar mountains (The Green Mountain). You’ll encapture the opulent groves of fruit trees, flowering bushes, vines, and wild juniper decorating the slopes of Arabia’s highest region. A drive up the mountain to reach over 2000 meters above sea level is a must to experience while you are in Oman. We first visit Wadi Bani Habib and its abandoned village. It is set on the side of the mountain in an area of lush vegetation. In the wadi, the vegetation is full of flowering bushes on rocky floors.
A dappled walk under the trees leads to the village where you’ll run into atmospheric houses with giant walls made from piled stones. Surrounded by greenery, the water running in the Falaj is ice-cold. After the Wadi we progress to Diana’s Point which is named after the late Princess of Wales when she visited the area in the 80s. The terrain in the last section is captivating with black rocks and gnarled shrubbery; the rocks are full of marine fossils. Opposite Diana’s point is a view of terraced farms of the Jebel, with the densest greenery that is rarely seen. By end of this tour, we set back to Muscat via the Hajjar Mountain route and drop you safely to your hotel.
Nizwa and Jabreen Day Tour
Price: USD415.00 (based on 2 guests, additional USD 28.00 pp) (Max 4 in a vehicle)
Vehicle: 4×4 or Sedan