Hajar Mountains: Private Day Trip from Muscat

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14 reviews

Hajar Mountains: Private Day Trip from Muscat

From $233 per person

Drive through the Hajar mountains to the township of Nizwa to see Nizwa fort. Visit the traditional souq, Wadi Ghul, Jebel Shams, the village of Misfah perched on the side of a mountain, and the region of Al Hamra.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Optional audio guide
English
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Muscat.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel through the Hajar mountains and see Nizwa fort
  • Visit the traditional souq and Wadi Ghul
  • Explore Jebel Shams, the village of Misfah, and the Al Hamra region
Full description
Begin your tour driving through the Hajar Mountains to the township of Nizwa, which is the ancient capital of Oman. Visit Nizwa Fort and the traditional Souk.  Next, travel through the deep Wadi Ghul and arrive at Jebel Shams, Mountain of the Sun, which is the undisputed lord of the mountains. Jebel Shams is the highest peak of the Jebel Al Akhdar mountain range, soaring 3,000 meters above sea level. This is the Grand Canyon of Oman and provides spectacular scenery, ancient rock carvings, and remote villages.  Continue your tour to the beautiful old village of Misfah, perched on the side of a mountain where narrow ancient stone pathways lead you into the valley below. Have lunch at a restaurant where you can savor local delicacies at the top of the mountain. Afterward, explore the ancient labyrinth of the region of Al Hamra before your return trip to Muscat.
Includes
  • Transportation in a 4x4 vehicle
  • Driver guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch with soft drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks at lunch
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Not allowed

    • Smoking in the vehicle

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    • Please note that photographing local ladies is not permitted and please ask for permission before photographing any other residents
    • The schedule is likely to change during the Holy Month of Ramadan
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 / 5

    based on 14 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.3/5
    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      3.7/5
    • Safety
      5/5
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    Unfortunately the driver didn't tell us much. After the stop in Nizwa, he either spoke on the phone or heard / answered voice messages while driving. As a result, he was very inattentive and often far too quickly when driving up and down the mountain. The constant beeping in the car because of excessive speed on the highway was very exhausting. The lunch was unfortunately not on the mountain in Misfah and not a local specialty, but on the street in the back of an Indian snack bar. After lunch the driver wanted to take him back to Muscat and only by our advice that something was missing, he then took us up the mountain to Misfah. Unfortunately, he did not accompany us there, like all the other guides, on the hike along the great trails. All in all, the excursion with over 200, - pp was therefore much too expensive and disappointing.

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    February 14, 2020

    Discovery of beautiful landscapes and villages.

    December 29, 2019

    Very good. The driver was available and pleasant. The place where we eat and the meal were very good.

    December 26, 2019

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