4 days / 3 Nights
Muscat – Nakal – Wadi Bani Awf – Over the top – Jebel Shams Camping
We first stop at Nakal to visit the impressive fort and to admire the views of Date plantations from the castle walls. We then visit the hot springs where if it is not to crowded it is possible to bathe. From Nakal we drive towards Rusrtaq and turn off to drive through the spectacular drive t Wadi Bani Auf. After passing the fearsome Snake Gorge we reach the picturesque village of Bilad Sayt after taking some nice photos we back track about 3 Km and then pass the village of Hat and then a thrilling drive up and over the jebel. After an awesome drive up the Jebel we stop at the top to take in the views and have a picnic lunch before descending the other side of the Jebel down to Al Hamra We then head up to Jebel Shams the mountain of the sun and to our overnight Camping spot.
Make sure you bring warm clothing because it could be cold up here.
Jebel Shams Camping – Misfah – Jabrin – Bahla – Nizwa – Wild Desert Camp
After breakfast we head down the mountains to the quaint village of Misfah Al Abriyeen, enclosed by spectacular date palms and cliff faces. We take a stroll along the Falaj irrigation channels and paths we might take Tea at the Old Misfah guest house. After exploring this old and picturesque village we drive to see the Jabrin fort and afterwards visit the Pottery Factory at Bahla. We then travel to Nizwa and visit the fort and the souq we have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we head for the Wahiba sands where your guide will pick out a camping spot for the night. Your guide will assist to put up tents and to prepare the B-B-Q. After dinner he will get a camp fire going.
Anyone for Sundowners?
Wild Desert Camp – Wadi Bani Khalid – Turtle Beach Camp
After an unforgettable night in the wilderness of the Wahiba sands and breakfast, it is possible to arrange optional camel rides, or even take an awesome Paramotor flight across the desert. Please inform our guide if you would like to participate the night before. Please be aware that these activities must be undertaken at your own risk
After enjoying the Desert we travel to one of Oman’s most popular and scenic spots Wadi Bani Khalid This is one of Oman’s most popular Tourist spots so best to avoid it at weekends if possible. After swimming in the pools and soaking up some sun we will have lunch at a restaurant in a village nearby
We will then head for Al Ashkarah on the coast on the way watch out for camels crossing the road they will take no notice of a car travelling at 120 kmh at all. Well I guess they were here first! At Al Askrarah we turn north to drive along a majestic coast line to Ras al Hadd and the Turtle Beach Camp where your guide will assist putting up tents preparing the B-B-Q and getting a camp fire going.
Your guide can organize an Optional Turtle watching Tour. Guests please note the Turtle watching tour is not included the turtles are critically endangered.
Turtle Beach Camp – Sur – Wadi Shab – Bimmah Sink Hole – Muscat
After breakfast we first drive to Sur. Sur historically was a center of shipping trade to East-Africa it is also famous for boat building. Dhows can still be seen being built in the traditional way that has not changed for hundreds of years (Except the engine of course). From Sur we drive along a magnificent coast line to Wadi Shab. The trek along Wadi Shab is not very challenging, however it can get very slippery in the rock pools before entering the caves, so please ensure you bring proper footwear that you don’t mind getting wet. To reach the beautiful waterfall at the end of the hike you must swim through two small pools and a key hole cave! If you aren’t confident with swimming, please let us know and our guide will carry a lifejacket for you. Bring a waterproof camera if you have one!
After lunch at a restaurant in Tiwi we head back to Muscat with a final stop at Hawiyat Najm Park where the popular Bimmah Sink Hole is located. The Sink Hole is a lovely place to swim and jump of the rocks or just dip your feet in for a fantastic free fish spa as it contains many “doctor fish” Not for the Ticklish!