Welcome to Jebel Shams

Until recently, there was nothing between the nervous driver and a plunge into the abyss, but now an iron railing at least indicates the most precipitous points along the track, and rough car parks pick out some of the best viewpoints into the canyon. Near the summit, the terrain flattens out into a large plateau making an ideal place to camp and picnic...or buy a carpet! There are also a couple of well-established hikes here, the most famous of which is the Balcony Walk just below the canyon rim.

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ItineraryDay 1: Muscat-Sinkhole - Wadi Shab - Sur- Ras Al Hadd Stop At: Wadi Shab, Sur, Ash-Sharqiyah GovernorateThe tour departs Muscat in the morning towards Ras al Hadd. After a photo stop at the Bimah sinkhole (swimming in the sinkhole lake is possible), we arrive towards Wadi Shab, This Wadi is an enormous canyon gorge that is lined with palm trees and impressive indications of what the power of the water coming down from the mountains can do in nature.With a 35 to 40 minute hike up through the canyon Wadi, we arrive at one of several crystal clear water pools. Tourists can swim on through the warm waters from pool to pool. Eventually we come to the last pool where an opening among the enormous rocks allows us to swim into an incredible crevice cave with a small waterfall. Inside, the sunlight filters in from the outside, turning the water into a beautiful turquoise blue whilst water showers down one side of the cave from the wadi beyond.From the wadi we continue our trip to Sur, we will take you for a small city tour in Sur we will show you the Dhow Factory and old ship we take you to the old part from Sur where you can see most of the houses there designed by the wooden doors and windowsThe tour continues to Ras al Hadd. In the evening we take you to the Turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz. Here we will go on a guided beautiful walking tour on the beach at night under the stars, where we have a high chance of seeing Omanis great sea turtles stumbling on to the beach to build a nest and lay the eggs. If you are lucky, you can even see baby turtles hatching from some nests.Overnight in Ras al Hadd HotelDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: dinner is include it in the hotelAccommodation included: Hotel in Ras Al Had Day 2: Ras Al Had- Wadi Bani Khalid- Wahiba Sands Stop At: Wahiba Sands, Jalan Bani Buhassan, Ash-Sharqiyah GovernorateToday we take you to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the biggest and most beautiful Wadis in Oman. Here you can swim in 9 meters depth water pools, sunbath, relax in the beautiful scenic Wadi canyons.In the afternoon we continue to our desert camp in the Wahiba Sands desert, where you relax or take part in an adventurous 4x4 drive in the sand dunes. Then we will watch the stunning sunset of the desert on one of the big sand dunes. We finish the day with a Dinner at the camp.Overnight in the Desert CampDuration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Camp in wahiba Sand Day 3: Wahiba Sands-Ibra-Zukait- Birkat Al Moz-NizwaStop At: Nizwa Souk, Nizwa, Ad-Dakhiliyah GovernorateIn the morning we drive to city of Ibra. There we will visit the old ancient Village of Ibra, which is old almost 1000 years, from there on the way to Nizwa on the village of Zukait stop at cylindrical tombs date back to the third millennium BC. Located on a hilltop in the Al Dakhiliyah region, they are made of mountain rock stacked to create a distinctive beehive shape. from there we continue our journey to the old capital city of Oman Nizwa. and after the Hotel check-in you have free leisure time.Over night in Nizwa Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: hotel in NizwaDay 4: Nizwa Fort and Market- Green mountain- Birkat Al mawz- Nizwa Stop At: Nizwa Souk, Nizwa, Ad-Dakhiliyah GovernorateWe start the day early to visit the Nizwa Souq. A wide variety of vendors offer their goods in the streets of the souk, Here you can find vegetables, pottery, jewelry, handicrafts and souvenirs which are sold in authentic old market halls that few places can boast. Especially interesting is the Friday cattle market, when the locals from the nearby Villages come to sell their, goats, cattle, sheep and chickens in a circus style open market placeNext to the Souq is Nizwa Fortress. The fort is a museum today and offers splendid views of this ancient town and the surrounding mountains. You can walk around in this impressive fortress and visit its many rooms, passages and towers. The fort is an architectural testimony to the economic and military achievements of the early Yaruba dynasty from the mid-17th century. It was a military stronghold designed to withstand even the strongest of attacks at the time. Even along the corridors, many traps were laid to deter any intruders that might have penetrated the defenses. From Nizwa drive to (Jebel Akhdar) its knowing as "Green Mountain" it is considered one of the most scenic areas in Oman; it is a part of Al Hajar Mountain Range. Jebel Akhdar has so called because of the presence of green terraced gardens surrounding the village's .A variety of fruits like, pomegranates, apricot, apple, olives, Grape, Rose, Peaches, and Walnut. Are grown here There are interesting walks in Wadi Bani Habib, Shrejah, Al Ain and Al Aqur. After green Mountain visit birkat Al Mauz, It has a large Falaj system which supplies water date palms and vegetables for many orchards; it's listed to the UNICCO the world heritage and culture. It is worth to spend spend a walking around the village.Over night in Nizwa hotel Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel in Nizwa Day 5: Nizwa-Jabreen Castle- Misfah Al Abreen- Al Hamra- Wadi Ghul-Grand Canyon (Jabal Shams)Stop At: Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon, Al Hamra, Ad-Dakhiliyah GovernorateToday we are driving up to the Jebel Shams Mountain (Grand Canyon Of Oman). On the way we will make a stop in Jabreen Castle this castle was originally designed as a presidential palace in 1670 by Balarab bin Sultan bins Saif Ya'arubi Dynasty. An extensive renovation was carried out in 1984. The interior includes various furniture and traditional utensils to provide visitors with a taste of period castle lifestyle. The building itself is decorated with elaborate wood carvings, ceiling paintings and stucco work. The castle is open to visitorsThen we drive to Misfah al Abreen. This pictures village lies on a steep slope at the foot of Jebel Shams, and consists of old homes and narrow streets.it has falaj system for many orchards, date palms and vegetables. It is worth to spend sometimes walking around the village.Then visit ancient village of AL Hamra, from there we drive into wadi Ghul The village of Wadi Ghul, which is about 2000 years old located at the foot of Mountain Ghul and can be seen and you are on your way to Jabal Shams has been abandoned by its inhabitants and no one remained in, it has been built of solid stones.from there drive into Wadi Nakhar its beautiful sites, spectacular view which derives its name from the local word (necrosis), which means the process of rock sculpture «erosion» as the water of this valley formed during the time periods.Wadi Al Nakhar is one of the deepest valleys in Oman because of its geographical characteristics. The great gap in Jabal Shams is considered to be the most important source of water, since its large opening leads to valleys and reefs that form the valley of Al Nakhar.From there we start driving up to Jebel Shams Mountain ( the grand canyon of Oman) 3009 Meters to the Resort where we spend the night. After our check-in, you have leisure time the rest of the day. You can spend the afternoon walking around the famous Grand Canyon of Oman. There are many different walking paths to choose from (easy short or difficult and long). The Canyon edge offers spectacular views of the Wadis and valleys belowOvernight in Jebel Shams ResortDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Resort in Jabal Shams Day 6: Grand canyon- Wadi Bani Auf- Muscat Stop At: Track Wadi Bani Awf, Al Hamra, Ad-Dakhiliyah GovernorateIn the morning we drive down the mountain the other side (east) into the Wadi Bani Awf. This mountain road drive is an exciting off road experience and offers fantastic views into dramatic canyons and Wadis, as it winds down several K.M before connecting with Wadi Bani Awf. We will pass several villages the most beautiful village there is Balad sayt. Its surround by the mountains from all direction Once we reach the Valley (Wadi Bani Awf), will pass also by impressive Wadi Canyons (Snake canyon) the road leads us through the Wadi while passing numerous small villages. From there we drive back to Muscat.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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