Jebel Akhdar & Nizwa Delights: Journey to the Clouds
Embark on a breathtaking journey from Muscat to Jebel Akhdar, exploring Nizwa Fort, the vibrant Nizwa Souk, and the picturesque village of Birkat Al Mauz. Marvel at the lush green date plantations, and ascend to the cool heights of Jebel Akhdar, a unique oasis in the Arabian Peninsula.
- Learn about the iconic Nizwa Round Tower Fort
- Visit lively Nizwa Souk
- Discover Jebel Akhdar, the emerald jewel of the Al Hajjar mountain
- Explore the villages of Saiq, Wadi Bani Habib, and Al Ain
- A/c vehicle
- Entrance fee
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Muscat
- Personal expenses
Please note: Wear light, comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
Escape the bustle of Muscat on our "Journey to the Clouds" tour. Begin with the iconic Nizwa Round Tower Fort and the lively Nizwa Souk, where traditional sights and sounds captivate. Venture to the picturesque village of Birkat Al Mauz, immersing yourself in a leisurely walk through verdant date plantations.
The journey continues to Wadi Al Madeen, requiring entry permits for a 36 km drive to Jebel Akhdar, standing proudly at 2000 meters above sea level. This emerald jewel of the Al Hajjar mountain ranges boasts a cool climate and is renowned for its terrace-style fruit orchards. Peaches, apricots, figs, grapes, apples, pears, plums, almonds, and walnuts thrive in this oasis with natural springs and falaj.
Explore the villages of Saiq, Wadi Bani Habib, and Al Ain, perched on the mountainside with breathtaking views of peaks, gorges, and wadis. In March and April, the air is infused with the sweet fragrance of Jabal Al Akhdar's blooming roses, distilled by villagers into fragrant rose water.
Wear light, comfortable clothing and walking shoes to fully savor this mountain retreat. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural and natural tapestry of Jebel Akhdar, an Arabian Peninsula gem that promises a refreshing and unforgettable experience.