Welcome to Hajar Mountains

Many of the sights around Nizwa can be visited on a long day-trip from Muscat, and all tour companies in the capital organise coach tours. The region deserves more than just a fleeting visit, however, especially if adding 4WD excursions into the mountains. One scenically rewarding two-day 4WD excursion from Muscat involves an overnight stop in Nizwa and an exciting off-road mountain drive via Hatt and Wadi Bani Awf to Rustaq and the Batinah Plain.

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Nakhal Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Barka Bull Fight Arena, Barka, Al Batinah GovernoratePickup 0830hrs from Muscat hotel / Port gate depart west from Muscat in the morning. Your first stop is at Barka, a seaside township with small fish market / souq and a fortfort along the shoreline. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Nakhal Fort, Nakhl, Al Batinah GovernorateMove from here to Nakhl where you will visit a Fort, spectacularly perched on a rocky prominence of the western Hajar mountains. Next we move inland to see the mineral laden hot springs and spend some time relaxing in the shades of date palms. Afterwards makeour way back to Muscat.Highlights :- Historical, Nature and culture.Duration: 3 hours

$418 Outdoor Activities


The tour start at 07.00 hrs after an early breakfast, depart for an exciting soft adventure drive through the Hajar mountains. Departure from the hotel on an asphalt road along the Batinah coast through the foothills to the Wadi Bani Awf and the Wadi Sahtan. Once entering the wadi, the road runs through a narrow canyon with steep-sided cliffs. Water flows in interrupted streams along the canyon floor. The jagged hills form a backdrop to the palms and a few scattered dwellings, creating a peaceful atmosphere. Drive through the mountain water at the foot of the Jebel Sham (with its 3.000 meters the highest mountain of the Oman). Visit of a beautiful mountain village called the bilad Sait.

$420 Shore Excursions


Depart from hotel at 0830 hrs, Today’s unique adventure will bring you to the Batinah region, one of the most interesting but still undiscovered areas in Oman. First of all you will discover Wadi Abyad. Depending on the water level you will do some wadi bashing or even be able to have a bath or just have a walk in that area.  From here you will continue drive to Nakhl which has an impressive fort, built on a 60m high mountain. While your guide will show you around the different areas of the fort you will have a small glimpse of how the Omanis used to live in the past. Drive through the old part of Nakhl, where mud houses are surrounded by gardens and reach Ain Thowarah, the hot spring system of Nakhl.  In the early afternoon you will leave the town and proceed to the Hajar mountains. A small village called Wakaan, where locals still live in the traditional Omani way, invites you to walk through its fruitful gardens to enjoy unique views over the mountain area which will take approximately 30 minutes per way. After the walk you will return to your hotel.

$129 Cultural & Theme Tours

Hatta Mountain Safari with Red Dune Bashing

Hatta Mountain Safari package offers an excellent opportunity to explore the historic Hatta village, one of the oldest human settlements in the region. The traditional house made of rocks and palm fronds, under surface water canals, local cuisines gives us a glimpse of the everyday in the past.  The trip starts from Dubai where we pick you up from your place and take you on this wonderful journey. The 4x4 SUV will take you from the metropolitan city towards the wild desert and rocky mountains. On the way we will take an off road ride to the tall sand dunes in Al Aweer to enjoy Dune bashing then we continue our journey towards Hajar mountains. We will stop by Hatta hill park located near hatta village that offers a vantage point where we can sit, relax and enjoy the majestic view of Hajar mountains and the village down below. We stop by local markets to take pictures and buy souvenirs. The trip will continue to Hatta dam that allures the visitors with the surrounding mountains and turquoise clear water. After that we will take you to the Hatta village which is a reconstruct of an age old settlement complete with buildings, furnishings, tools, weapons, dress etc on display. Our last stop is Hatta fort, a Portuguese fort built during 16th century. The fort is one of the oldest structure that is still preserved at its original state. After this memorable trip we end our journey and take you back to your location.

$2399 Classic

Highlights of Oman

Oman remains one of the last great undiscovered parts of the Middle East. Here, ancient heritage melds beautifully with modern living. Overnight in the dramatic Wahiba Sands desert after visiting the Ras al Jinz Turtle Reserve to observe the endangered species’ nesting process. Still looking for something off the beaten path? Visit Wadi Nakhr, also known as the Grand Canyon of Oman, to get even deeper into Oman’s ethereal beauty — natural and otherwise.

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