Trekking Tours

Honestly speaking we at Nomad Tours are of the opinion that Oman is not really trekking friendly. What we mean by that is that any but the shortest treks must be very carefully planned. It is always hot even in the winter months and very rarely can supplies, food, and water be obtained on the route. So you must carry water and food for the trek along with you. The amount of water you will need can never be underestimated.  Daylight hours are also short 0600 hrs to 1800 hrs and many of the treks are not well marked. At Nomad tours, we support all our trekking tours with a minimum two 4WD cars one Trekking Guide and one Driver.

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Some treks in Oman are extremely arduous, be very careful picking a trek from the published trekking maps. There are some relatively easy and thereby safe treks such as the Jebel shams balcony walk and Wadi Shab,  which are fine to DIY but for some other treks such as the one to the South summit of Jebel Shams or the 2-day trek from Wadi Bani Khalid to Wadi Tiwi must be undertaken with extreme caution

At Nomad Tours we have selected Treks and Canyon adventures which we consider not too arduous but are fun and offer a great variety. None the less you should be medically fit and should be able to swim. If you are not a strong swimmer ask us to take lifejackets. Nothing is considered as being very dangerous (See Note)  but slips sprained ankles knocks and bumps can occur. So you must have comprehensive medical insurance.

We support all of our trekking tours with a minimum two 4WD cars, one car driven by a Trekking guide and the other by a Driver. It is our policy to employ Omani guides. The cars will transport your personal gear and all camping equipment. So all you have to carry on the trek is water and food. At the end of your trek cars will be waiting to transport you to the campsite

The trekking guide will always trek with you, the driver will be responsible to shuffle and reposition cars. To do this we will at some pints require local taxi drivers to assist.

As we require two cars our trekking tours are really only economical for “larger groups” please see the costs per person in the Price table below and see the most economical group size

Note as stated above we consider that none of our treks or canyon adventures are very dangerous but we must always be very cautious about the weather. In 1997, 8 people lost their lives in Snake Canyon when there were a rainstorm and flash flooding. The great thing about our tours and the fact that we always plan to have a minimum two car is that in the event of bad weather we can make alternative plans and still make an adventure out of your tour

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS Tour No 4T1

MUSCAT + NAKAL + LOWER SNAKE CANYON + SHARAF AL ALAMAIN to MISFAT AL ABREYEEN (W10h + W9) + JEBEL SHAMS BALCONY WALK (W6) + NIZWA + JEBEL AKDHAR (W18b) Tour No 4T1

Day 1

Muscat – Nakal – Wadi Bani Awf – Lower Snake Canyon – Camp site

The adventure starts with your trekking guide driving one 4WD car and your driver driving the second car, they will pick you up from your hotel at 0800 hrs (the Lucky ones will be staying at the Nomad Guest house).Your camping gear will be on the roof racks. Please travel reasonably lightly when booking we will send you a recommended list of what to bring. Before setting off we will ask you for a copy of your Medical Insurance and ask you to sign an indemnity statement

We will be driving past Nakal and we really cannot drive past without seeing the impressive Nakal fort set among Jebels and date plantations the views from the top of the castle are magnificent. From Nakal we drive towards Rustaq and turn off to head down Wadi Bani Awf this is a spectacular drive and just gets more awesome the further along you go. We will stop to view Snake Canyon from above, this should start the Adrenalin flow!

We will stop at the entrance to what we call Lower Snake Canyon where we will have a picnic lunch. After lunch your trekking guide will lead you on your first jump into the canyon. Yes the entrance is a small jump but we will have ropes to make access easier. We have selected the lower canyon rather than the upper canyon because the upper canyon requires some abseiling and is altogether more technical. You should have a waterproof bag and a water proof camera is ideal you are going to get wet and some swimming is required in the cave. The trek – jump – swim – slide (and laugh) through the canyon should take about 3 hours. For those that survive (only kidding) you will be met at the exit by the driver of the second car who will drive you back to the starting point. Depending on numbers in the group two transfers might be necessary so please be a little patient.

At the entrance to the canyon we will gather the group and in two cars and we will and head off up Wadi Bani Awf. The drive takes us near to Bilad Sayt, so we make a small detour stopping to see this beautiful village. We then back track a little before driving on to Hat and then Wooooow just look at that Jebel ahead of you and ponder how you can drive up there. We drive up this incredible track to the top, the views all around are truly spectacular. We will camp at Sharaf Al Alamain and we will have dinner at the al Hoota Guest House.

Day 2

Sharaf Al Alamain – Misfat Al Abreyeen – Jebel Shams Camp site

Today we must get up and strike camp early. Today is our longest day we pack up camp and we prepare for the trek down to Misfat Al Abreyeen. This is the longest Trek on this tour and daylight hours are short so we have to walk at a reasonable pace, you only have to carry water and snacks for the day and of course sun protection. You are high up here so the sun’s rays are strong. We leave the driver of the second car behind, he now has the task of getting both cars to Misfat. The views along this trek on both sides, looking over Bilad Sayt one side and the other over Al Hamra are breathtaking. After descending from the Jebel you will end up walking through lush date plantations in an almost jungle like environment to the village of Misfat Al Abreyeen The cars should be waiting for you to take you up to Jebel shams and our camp site for the night.

It’s time to get a B-B-Q going a camp fire and check out some awesome photos of the canyon and Uh don’t forget those duty frees ! Cheers !

Day 3

Camp site – Jebel Shams Balcony walk (W6) – Nizwa – Jebel Akdhar Camp site

It might be cold this morning make sure you bring warm clothing for camping in the mountains you do not have to carry this with you, your  gear will be transferred  by car. We drive a short distance to the village of Al Khitaym and the start of the balcony walk, on the way we will stop to view Oman’s Grand Canyon. This walk is a very relaxing 3 hour journey to an abandoned village and back the views are wonderful but you need a head for heights. When I used to walk with my kids along this path I used to have them tied on a piece of rope (22 years later I sometimes wonder should I have had that rope!)

After our short Trek we will drive back down the Jebel and stop for lunch at Al Hamra before driving to Nizwa. At Nizwa we can make a quick visit of the fort this is entirely optional, as again we will be short of time, your guide will explain to you the pros/cons of visiting. Nizwa. From Nizwa we drive to Birkat Al Mawz and the entrance to Jebel Akdhar once again we go high to around 2200m to our overnight camp spot.

Day 4

Camp site – Jebel Akdhar walk (W18b) – Muscat

After breakfast and striking camp we drive to the village of Seeq to start our trek, known as the four villages Trek. This is an easy 4Km trek with great views over Wadi Muhaydin From Seeq we trek to A“Sheraija then to Al Ain and finally to Al Aqor where the driver should have positioned the two cars.

We will now drive down the Jebel and have lunch at Birkat al Mauz before driving back to Muscat and dropping you off at your hotel

 

MUSCAT + LOWER SNAKE CANYON + SHARAF AL ALAMAIN to MISFAT AL ABREYEEN(W10h + W9)  + JEBEL SHAMS BALCONY WALK (W6) + NIZWA + JEBEL AKDHAR (W18b) Tour No 4T1

Price List 2018-2019
R.O. 1680/- 4 Person  R.O.420/- Per Person
R.O. 1760/- 5 Person R.O.352/- Per Person
R.O. 1840/- 6 Person R.O.307- Per Person
R.O. 1920/- 7 Person R.O.274/- Per Person
R.O. 2000/- 8 Person R.O.250/- Per Person
R.O. 2760/- 9 Person R.O.307/- Per Person
R.O. 2840/- 10 Person R.O.284/- Per Person
R.O. 2920/- 11 Person R.O.265/- Per Person
R.O. 3000/-  12 Person R.O.250/- Per Person

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS Tour No 5T1

MUSCAT + NAKAL + LOWER SNAKE CANYON + SHARAF AL ALAMAIN to MISFAT AL ABREYEEN (W10h + W9) + JEBEL SHAMS BALCONY WALK (W6) + NIZWA + JEBEL AKDHAR (W18b) + WADI SHAB Tour No 5T1

Day 1

Muscat – Nakal – Wadi Bani Awf – Lower Snake Canyon – Camp site

The adventure starts with your trekking guide driving one 4WD car and your driver driving the second car, they will pick you up from your hotel at 0800 hrs (the Lucky ones will be staying at the Nomad Guest house).Your camping gear will be on the roof racks. Please travel reasonably lightly when booking we will send you a recommended list of what to bring. Before setting off we will ask you for a copy of your Medical Insurance and ask you to sign an indemnity statement

We will be driving past Nakal and we really cannot drive past without seeing the impressive Nakal fort set among Jebels and date plantations the views from the top of the castle are magnificent. From Nakal we drive towards Rustaq and turn off to head down Wadi Bani Awf this is a spectacular drive and just gets more awesome the further along you go. We will stop to view Snake Canyon from above, this should start the Adrenalin flow!

We will stop at the entrance to what we call Lower Snake Canyon where we will have a picnic lunch. After lunch your trekking guide will lead you on your first jump into the canyon. Yes the entrance is a small jump but we will have ropes to make access easier. We have selected the lower canyon rather than the upper canyon because the upper canyon requires some abseiling and is altogether more technical. You should have a waterproof bag and a water proof camera is ideal you are going to get wet and some swimming is required in the cave. The trek – jump – swim – slide (and laugh) through the canyon should take about 3 hours. For those that survive (only kidding) you will be met at the exit by the driver of the second car who will drive you back to the starting point. Depending on numbers in the group two transfers might be necessary so please be a little patient.

At the entrance to the canyon we will gather the group and in two cars and we will and head off up Wadi Bani Awf. The drive takes us near to Bilad Sayt, so we make a small detour stopping to see this beautiful village. We then back track a little before driving on to Hat and then Wooooow just look at that Jebel ahead of you and ponder how you can drive up there. We drive up this incredible track to the top, the views all around are truly spectacular. We will camp at Sharaf Al Alamain and we will have dinner at the al Hoota Guest House.

Day 2

Sharaf Al Alamain – Misfat Al Abreyeen – Jebel Shams Camp site

Today we must get up and strike camp early. Today is our longest day we pack up camp and we prepare for the trek down to Misfat Al Abreyeen. This is the longest Trek on this tour and daylight hours are short so we have to walk at a reasonable pace, you only have to carry water and snacks for the day and of course sun protection. You are high up here so the sun’s rays are strong. We leave the driver of the second car behind, he now has the task of getting both cars to Misfat. The views along this trek on both sides, looking over Bilad Sayt one side and the other over Al Hamra are breathtaking. After descending from the Jebel you will end up walking through lush date plantations in an almost jungle like environment to the village of Misfat Al Abreyeen The cars should be waiting for you to take you up to Jebel shams and our camp site for the night.

It’s time to get a B-B-Q going a camp fire and check out some awesome photos of the canyon and Uh don’t forget those duty frees ! Cheers !

Day 3

Camp site – Jebel Shams Balcony walk (W6) – Nizwa – Jebel Akdhar Camp site

It might be cold this morning make sure you bring warm clothing for camping in the mountains you do not have to carry this with you, your  gear will be transferred  by car. We drive a short distance to the village of Al Khitaym and the start of the balcony walk, on the way we will stop to view Oman’s Grand Canyon. This walk is a very relaxing 3 hour journey to an abandoned village and back the views are wonderful but you need a head for heights. When I used to walk with my kids along this path I used to have them tied on a piece of rope (22 years later I sometimes wonder should I have had that rope!)

After our short Trek we will drive back down the Jebel and stop for lunch at Al Hamra before driving to Nizwa. At Nizwa we can make a quick visit of the fort this is entirely optional, as again we will be short of time, your guide will explain to you the pros/cons of visiting. Nizwa. From Nizwa we drive to Birkat Al Mawz and the entrance to Jebel Akdhar once again we go high to around 2200m to our overnight camp spot

Day 4

Camp site – Jebel Akdhar walk (W18b) – Fins Beach Camp

After breakfast and striking camp we drive to the village of Seeq to start our trek known as the four villages Trek. This is an easy 4Km trek with great views over Wadi Muhaydin. From Seeq we trek to A“Sheraija then to Al Ain and finally to Al Aqor where the driver should have positioned the two cars.

We will now drive down the Jebel and have lunch at Birkat al Mauz before driving back towards Muscat. From Muscat we will drive towards Quriyat and along a beautiful coast road to our camping spot on a white beach at Finns

Day 5

Camp site – Wadi Shab – Muscat

Today we trek and swim the very popular Wadi Shab. This can get crowded particularly at weekends but we are camping at Fins so we should be enjoying this beautiful Wadi early in the morning before the crowds arrive. It is about an hour’s walk to the Swimming Pools be sure to have some decent trekking shoes in fact two pairs of shoes are advisable one for trekking and the other for swimming and a bit of rock climbing.  Do not bring any valuables unless you have a waterproof case

 The highlight of this trip is to swim and climb over some rocks and to swim through the keyhole (See Video).

Watch Here

Inside the cave there is a waterfall and the whole cave sparkles with sun light. We advise you not to climb the rope beside the waterfall a friend of ours once fell off and nbroke his leg.

We will have lunch at a restaurant in the quaint seaside village of Tiwi. After lunch we will head back to Muscat along the way, time permitting, we will visit the Bimmah sink Hole and the Wadi Dayqah dam and reservoir.

MUSCAT + NAKAL + LOWER SNAKE CANYON + SHARAF AL ALAMAIN to MISFAT AL ABREYEEN (W10h + W9) + JEBEL SHAMS BALCONY WALK (W6) + NIZWA + JEBEL AKDHAR (W18b) + WADI SHAB Tour No 5T1

Price List 2018-2019
R.O. 2100/- 4 Person  R.O.525/- Per Person
R.O. 2200/- 5 Person R.O.440/- Per Person
R.O. 2300/- 6 Person R.O.383- Per Person
R.O. 2400/- 7 Person R.O.343/- Per Person
R.O. 2500/- 8 Person R.O.313/- Per Person
R.O. 3150/- 9 Person R.O.350/- Per Person
R.O. 3250/-  10 Person R.O.325/- Per Person
R.O. 3350/- 11 Person R.O.305/- Per Person
R.O. 3450/- 12 Person R.O.288/- Per Person

 

MUSCAT + NAKAL + LOWER SNAKE CANYON + SHARAF AL ALAMAIN to MISFAT AL ABREYEEN (W10h + W9) + JEBEL SHAMS BALCONY WALK (W6) + NIZWA + JEBEL AKDHAR (W18b) + DESERT CAMP + WADI BANI KHALID + SUR + WADI SHAB + BIMMAH SINK HOLE + WADI ARBEIEEN Tour No 7T1

Day 1

Muscat – Nakal – Wadi Bani Awf – Lower Snake Canyon – Camp site

The adventure starts with your trekking guide driving one 4WD car and your driver driving the second car, they will pick you up from your hotel at 0800 hrs (the Lucky ones will be staying at the Nomad Guest house).Your camping gear will be on the roof racks. Please travel reasonably lightly when booking we will send you a recommended list of what to bring. Before setting off we will ask you for a copy of your Medical Insurance and ask you to sign an indemnity statement

We will be driving past Nakal and we really cannot drive past without seeing the impressive Nakal fort set among Jebels and date plantations the views from the top of the castle are magnificent. From Nakal we drive towards Rustaq and turn off to head down Wadi Bani Awf this is a spectacular drive and just gets more awesome the further along you go. We will stop to view Snake Canyon from above, this should start the Adrenalin flow!

We will stop at the entrance to what we call Lower Snake Canyon where we will have a picnic lunch. After lunch your trekking guide will lead you on your first jump into the canyon. Yes the entrance is a small jump but we will have ropes to make access easier. We have selected the lower canyon rather than the upper canyon because the upper canyon requires some abseiling and is altogether more technical. You should have a waterproof bag and a water proof camera is ideal you are going to get wet and some swimming is required in the cave. The trek – jump – swim – slide (and laugh) through the canyon should take about 3 hours. For those that survive (only kidding) you will be met at the exit by the driver of the second car who will drive you back to the starting point. Depending on numbers in the group two transfers might be necessary so please be a little patient.

At the entrance to the canyon we will gather the group and in two cars and we will and head off up Wadi Bani Awf. The drive takes us near to Bilad Sayt, so we make a small detour stopping to see this beautiful village. We then back track a little before driving on to Hat and then Wooooow just look at that Jebel ahead of you and ponder how you can drive up there. We drive up this incredible track to the top, the views all around are truly spectacular. We will camp at Sharaf Al Alamain and we will have dinner at the al Hoota Guest House.

Day 2

Sharaf Al Alamain – Misfat Al Abreyeen – Jebel Shams Camp site

Today we must get up and strike camp early. Today is our longest day we pack up camp and we prepare for the trek down to Misfat Al Abreyeen. This is the longest Trek on this tour and daylight hours are short so we have to walk at a reasonable pace, you only have to carry water and snacks for the day and of course sun protection. You are high up here so the sun’s rays are strong. We leave the driver of the second car behind, he now has the task of getting both cars to Misfat. The views along this trek on both sides, looking over Bilad Sayt one side and the other over Al Hamra are breathtaking. After descending from the Jebel you will end up walking through lush date plantations in an almost jungle like environment to the village of Misfat Al Abreyeen The cars should be waiting for you to take you up to Jebel shams and our camp site for the night.

It’s time to get a B-B-Q going a camp fire and check out some awesome photos of the canyon and Uh don’t forget those duty frees ! Cheers !

Day 3

Camp site – Jebel Shams Balcony walk (W6) – Nizwa – Jebel Akdhar Camp site

It might be cold this morning make sure you bring warm clothing for camping in the mountains you do not have to carry this with you, your  gear will be transferred  by car. We drive a short distance to the village of Al Khitaym and the start of the balcony walk, on the way we will stop to view Oman’s Grand Canyon. This walk is a very relaxing 3 hour journey to an abandoned village and back the views are wonderful but you need a head for heights. When I used to walk with my kids along this path I used to have them tied on a piece of rope (22 years later I sometimes wonder should I have had that rope!)

After our short Trek we will drive back down the Jebel and stop for lunch at Al Hamra before driving to Nizwa. At Nizwa we can make a quick visit of the fort this is entirely optional, as again we will be short of time, your guide will explain to you the pros/cons of visiting. Nizwa. From Nizwa we drive to Birkat Al Mawz and the entrance to Jebel Akdhar once again we go high to around 2200m to our overnight camp spot

Day 4

Camp site – Jebel Akdhar walk (W18b) – Desert Camp

After breakfast and striking camp we drive to the village of Seeq to start our trek known as the four villages Trek. This is an easy 4Km trek with great views over Wadi Muhaydin. From Seeq we trek to A“Sheraija then to Al Ain and finally to Al Aqor where the driver should have positioned the two cars.

We will now drive down the Jebel and have lunch at Birkat al Mauz. After lunch we drive towards Ibra and shortly afterwards we enter the Wahiba sands and head for the Desert camp which is hidden away deep in the Wahiba sands to escape all light and noise pollution from the nearby town of Badiya, enabling you to have an authentic desert experience. We will plan to arrive before sunset to ensure we witness the sun setting over the golden sand dunes and afterwards, enjoy a traditional Bedouin dinner possibly followed by a camp fire, with a magical sky full of stars.

Please note we use one of two camps that we have carefully selected one of the camps chosen by the BBC travel show when Ade Adepitan and the team stayed there and filmed December 2016 it can be seen on the BBC travel show website search for “Experiencing life in Bedouin camp”

Day 5

Desert Camp – Wadi Bani Khlaid – Sur – Fins Beach Camp

After an unforgettable night in the wilderness of the Wahiba sands and breakfast, the camp staff will offer optional camel rides for an additional fee. Please inform your guide if you would like to participate the night before.

The Drive to Wadi Bani Khalid is about 1 hour we will first visit the popular tourist area and the beautiful rock pools at Maqal before we drive to the village of Bidah where we park and prepare for our aquatic trek through Wadi Hawer to the village of Seeq. You will trek over large boulders and swim through rock pools and waterfalls to emerge in the lush garden of Seet. The trek will take about 4 hours, while you are trekking your driver must re-position the cars so that from Seet we can then 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 hopefully choose our own private white beach near Fins. We will camp here for two nights.

Day 6

Wadi Shab – Tiwi

Today we trek and swim the very popular Wadi Shab. This can get crowded particularly at weekends but we are camping at Fins so we should be enjoying this beautiful Wadi early in the morning before the crowds arrive. It is about an hour’s walk to the Swimming Pools be sure to have some decent trekking shoes in fact two pairs of shoes are advisable one for trekking and the other for swimming and a bit of rock climbing.  Do not bring any valuables unless you have a waterproof case

The highlight of this trip is to swim and climb over some rocks and to swim through the keyhole (See Video).

Watch Here

Inside the cave there is a waterfall and the whole cave sparkles with sun light. We advise you not to climb the rope beside the waterfall a friend of ours once fell off and nbroke his leg.

After exiting the Wadi you will be driven the short distance to have lunch at a restaurant in the quaint seaside village of Tiwi. This restaurant is near the entrance to Wadi Tiwi. After lunch you can walk at your own time and own distance through Wadi Tiwi and back to the restaurant where we will arrange to pick you up and transfer you back to the camp site.

Day 7

Beach Camp – Bimmah Sink Hole – Wadi Arbeieen – Muscat

Today our first stop is at Hawiyat Najm Park where the popular Bimmah Sink Hole is located. The Sink Hole is a lovely place to swim and jump off the rocks or just dip your feet in for a fantastic free fish spa as it contains many “doctor fish” (not for the ticklish). After drying off we head back along the coast rad to turn off at Dibab on the way to the magical Wadi Arbeyeen

We park at the village of As Suwaih and prepare for our Aquatic trek to the secret waterfall of Al Hail. The trek will be about 2.5 hours to the waterfall, we must come back the same way. Note this trek is quite arduous please see video if you choose not to do this trek, near to the parking area there is a wonderful pool and waterfall where it is very nice just to relax and enjoy the tranquility of this place.

After our trek we drive through a geological wonder land and then through Wadi Dayqah to visit the new Wadi Dayqah Dam and reservoir. The Dam was built in 2012 its quite an engineering marvel, the Dam holds back a reservoir that can store up to 100 million cubic meters of water. The reservoir is surrounded by a nice park so a great place to relax and maybe soak up some sun before returning to Muscat.

See Video

http://www.theduncanadventures.com/2016/11/secret-waterfall-wadi-al-arbeieenarbaeen/

MUSCAT + NAKAL + LOWER SNAKE CANYON + SHARAF AL ALAMAIN to MISFAT AL ABREYEEN (W10h + W9) + JEBEL SHAMS BALCONY WALK (W6) + NIZWA + JEBEL AKDHAR (W18b) + DESERT CAMP + WADI BANI KHALID + SUR + WADI SHAB + BIMMAH SINK HOLE + WADI ARBEIEEN Tour No 7T1

Price List 2018-2019
R.O. 3000/- 4 Person  R.O.750/- Per Person
R.O. 3170/- 5 Person R.O.634/- Per Person
R.O. 3310/– 6 Person R.O.552/– Per Person
R.O. 3480/- 7 Person R.O.497/- Per Person
R.O. 3620/- 8 Person R.O.453/- Per Person
R.O. 5000/- 9 Person R.O.556/- Per Person
R.O. 5140/- 10 Person R.O.514/- Per Person
R.O. 5310/- 11 Person R.O.483/-  Per Person
R.O. 5450/- 12 Person R.O.454/- Per Person

High Season Supplement over Christmas period per person R.O- 10/-

MUSCAT + NAKAL + LOWER SNAKE CANYON + SHARAF AL ALAMAIN to MISFAT AL ABREYEEN (W10h + W9) + JEBEL SHAMS BALCONY WALK (W6) + NIZWA + JEBEL AKDHAR (W18b) + AL MANAKHIR to WUKAN (W25) + DESERT CAMP + WADI BANI KHALID + SUR + WADI SHAB + BIMMAH SINK HOLE  Tour No 7T2

Day 1

Muscat – Nakal – Wadi Bani Awf – Lower Snake Canyon – Camp site

The adventure starts with your trekking guide driving one 4WD car and your driver driving the second car, they will pick you up from your hotel at 0800 hrs (the Lucky ones will be staying at the Nomad Guest house).Your camping gear will be on the roof racks. Please travel reasonably lightly when booking we will send you a recommended list of what to bring. Before setting off we will ask you for a copy of your Medical Insurance and ask you to sign an indemnity statement

We will be driving past Nakal and we really cannot drive past without seeing the impressive Nakal fort set among Jebels and date plantations the views from the top of the castle are magnificent. From Nakal we drive towards Rustaq and turn off to head down Wadi Bani Awf this is a spectacular drive and just gets more awesome the further along you go. We will stop to view Snake Canyon from above, this should start the Adrenalin flow!

We will stop at the entrance to what we call Lower Snake Canyon where we will have a picnic lunch. After lunch your trekking guide will lead you on your first jump into the canyon. Yes the entrance is a small jump but we will have ropes to make access easier. We have selected the lower canyon rather than the upper canyon because the upper canyon requires some abseiling and is altogether more technical. You should have a waterproof bag and a water proof

camera is ideal you are going to get wet and some swimming is required in the cave. The trek – jump – swim – slide (and laugh) through the canyon should take about 3 hours. For those that survive (only kidding) you will be met at the exit by the driver of the second car who will drive you back to the starting point. Depending on numbers in the group two transfers might be necessary so please be a little patient.

At the entrance to the canyon we will gather the group and in two cars and we will and head off up Wadi Bani Awf. The drive takes us near to Bilad Sayt, so we make a small detour stopping to see this beautiful village. We then back tracka little before driving on to Hat and then Wooooow just look at that Jebel ahead of you and ponder how you can drive up there. We drive up this incredible track to the top, the views all around are truly spectacular. We will camp at Sharaf Al Alamain and we will have dinner at the al Hoota Guest House.

Day 2

Sharaf Al Alamain – Misfat Al Abreyeen – Jebel Shams Camp site

Today we must get up and strike camp early. Today is our longest day we pack up camp and we prepare for the trek down to Misfat Al Abreyeen. This is the longest Trek on this tour and daylight hours are short so we have to walk at a reasonable pace, you only have to carry water and snacks for the day and of course sun protection. You are high up here so the sun’s rays are strong. We leave the driver of the second car behind, he now has the task of getting both cars to Misfat. The views along this trek on both sides, looking over Bilad Sayt one side and the other over Al Hamra are breathtaking. After descending from the Jebel you will end up walking through lush date plantations in an almost jungle like environment to the village of Misfat Al Abreyeen The cars should be waiting for you to take you up to Jebel shams and our camp site for the night.

It’s time to get a B-B-Q going a camp fire and check out some awesome photos of the canyon and Uh don’t forget those duty frees ! Cheers !

Day 3

Camp site – Jebel Shams Balcony walk (W6) – Nizwa – Jebel Akdhar Camp site

It might be cold this morning make sure you bring warm clothing for camping in the mountains you do not have to carry this with you, your  gear will be transferred  by car. We drive a short distance to the village of Al Khitaym and the start of the balcony walk, on the way we will stop to view Oman’s Grand Canyon. This walk is a very relaxing 3 hourjourney to an abandoned village and back the views are wonderful but you need a head for heights. When I used to walk with my kids along this path I used to have them tied on a piece of rope (22 years later I sometimes wonder should I have had that rope!)

After our short Trek we will drive back down the Jebel and stop for lunch at Al Hamra before driving to Nizwa. At Nizwa we can make a quick visit of the fort this is entirely optional, as again we will be short of time, your guide will explain to you the pros/cons of visiting. Nizwa. From Nizwa we drive to Birkat Al Mawz and the entrance to Jebel Akdhar once again we go high to around 2200m to our overnight camp spot

Day 4

Camp site – Jebel Akdhar walk (W18b) – Jebel Akdhar Camp site

After breakfast we drive to the village of Seeq to start our trek known as the four villages Trek. This is an easy 4 Km trek with great views over Wadi Muhaydin. From Seeq we trek to A“Sheraija then to Al Ain and finally to Al Aqor where the driver should have positioned the two cars.After lunch we will explore this mountain area by car and then return to our camp site

Day 5

Jebel Akdhar Camp site  – Al Manakir to Wukan (W25)  – Desert Camp 

This morning you will be driven the short distance to the village of Al Manakhir to start the trek down from the Sayq plateau and into the Gubrah bowl. The first part of the trail is unmarked but leads to the marked trail W25 which ends in the village of Wukan. This is one of the prettiest villages in Oman. Hopefully your driver who was left behind on the Sayq plateau has re-positioned the two cars so that you can be driven to the Desert camp

we drive towards Ibra and shortly afterwards we enter the Wahiba sands and head for the Desert camp which is hidden away deep in the Wahiba sands to escape all light and noise pollution from the nearby town of Badiya, enabling you to have an authentic desert experience. We will plan to arrive before sunset to ensure we witness the sun setting over the golden sand dunes and afterwards, enjoy a traditional Bedouin dinner possibly followed by a camp fire, with a magical sky full of stars.

Please note we use one of two camps that we have carefully selected one of the camps chosen by the BBC travel show when Ade Adepitan and the team stayed there and filmed December 2016 it can be seen on the BBC travel show website search for “Experiencing life in Bedouin camp”

Day 6 

Desert Camp – Wadi Bani Khlaid – Sur – Fins Beach Camp 

After an unforgettable night in the wilderness of the Wahiba sands and breakfast, the camp staff will offer optional camel rides for an additional fee. Please inform your guide if you would like to participate the night before.

The Drive to Wadi Bani Khalid is about 1 hour we will first visit the popular tourist area and the beautiful rock pools at Maqal before we drive to the village of Bidah where we park and prepare for our aquatic trek through Wadi Hawer to the village of Seeq. You will trek over large boulders and swim through rock pools and waterfalls to emerge in the lush garden of Seet. The trek will take about 4 hours, while you are trekking your driver must re-position the cars so that from Seet we can then 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 hopefully choose our own private white beach near Fins. 

Day 7

Wadi Shab –  Bimmah Sink Hole  – Muscat

Today we trek and swim the very popular Wadi Shab. This can get crowded particularly at weekends but we are camping at Fins so we should be enjoying this beautiful Wadi early in the morning before the crowds arrive. It is about an hour’s walk to the Swimming Pools be sure to have some decent trekking shoes in fact two pairs of shoes are advisable one for trekking and the other for swimming and a bit of rock climbing.  Do not bring any valuables unless you have a waterproof case

The highlight of this trip is to swim and climb over some rocks and to swim through the keyhole 

Inside the cave there is a waterfall and the whole cave sparkles with sun light. We advise you not to climb the rope beside the waterfall a friend of ours once fell off and broke his leg.

After exiting the Wadi you will be driven the short distance to have lunch at a restaurant in the quaint seaside village of Tiwi. and after lunch we head back to muscat on the way we stop at  Hawiyat Najm Park where the popular Bimmah Sink Hole is located. The Sink Hole is a lovely place to swim and jump off the rocks or just dip your feet in for a fantastic free fish spa as it contains many “doctor fish” (not for the ticklish). 

Price List 2018-2019
R.O. 3000/- 4 Person  R.O.750/- Per Person
R.O. 3170/- 5 Person R.O.634/- Per Person
R.O. 3310/– 6 Person R.O.552/– Per Person
R.O. 3480/- 7 Person R.O.497/- Per Person
R.O. 3620/- 8 Person R.O.453/- Per Person
R.O. 5000/- 9 Person R.O.556/- Per Person
R.O. 5140/- 10 Person R.O.514/- Per Person
R.O. 5310/- 11 Person R.O.483/-  Per Person
R.O. 5450/- 12 Person R.O.454/- Per Person

High Season Supplement over Christmas period per person R.O- 10/-