Duration: 8 hours
Depart from Muscat and proceed to visit the Nizwa Round Tower Fort & the Nizwa Souq. Drive to the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz. Enjoy a walk through the lush green date plantations.
Then, proceed to Wadi Al Madeen where there is a check-post. From here a 36 km stretch of winding road takes you to Jebel Akhdar (2000 metres above sea level) the jewel of the Al Hajjar Mountain Ranges, a truly unique spot on the Arabian Penninsula. Enjoy the cool climate up in the mountains. Al Jebel Al Akhdar is famed for its fruit orchards typically laid out terrace style along the mountain slopes which are endowed with natural springs and affaj. The villages of Saiq, Wadi Bani Habib (village of the old houses) and Al Ain dot the landscape.
The villages overlook a spectacular landscape of dramatic peaks, gorges and wadis. The roses of Jebel Al Akhdar fill the air with fragrance when in full bloom (March/April). Rose water is distilled in the homes of the villagers. Lunch is at the Jebel Akhdar Hotel. It is advisable to wear light comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
How to Book
Please contact your local travel agent to make tour arrangements.