Nizwa & Jabel Akhdar (Green Mountain of Oman)
Allowances: Picnic lunch, water & soft drinks
Your Views are
- Nizwa Fort & Souq
- Green Mountain (2800 meters above sea level)
- Birkat Al Mauz
- Wadi Bani Habib
- Wadi Al Maydeen
From Muscat Proceed to via “Nizwa” The tour starts in the morning, driving through Hajar Mountain range via Fanja, protected by its 2 watch towers. The old capital boasts of 17th century built Round Tower Fort, with its impressive size (the central tower is 24 meter high and 27 meter wide), as well as the traditional souq, where the locals trade their traditional ornamentals, like hand carved Khanjars, silver jewellery'.
Also Nizwa is renowned for its Friday livestock auction which takes place at Souq premises
A photo stop is planned at the pretty village of Birkat al Mauz; enjoy a short walk through its oasis & dense date plantation.
Continue the drive up to the mountains, will stop for a short break at Wadi Bani Habib, most beautiful dried up river bed which stretches out 20 – 30km. This wadi skirts scenic villages with their terrace framings. Will drive further to the peak point of the green mountain, where you will enjoy a breathtaking view from the top.
Jabal Akhdhar is famed for its orchards, typically laid out terrace style along the slopes of mountain, endowed with natural springs & Falaj. A variety of fruits such as Peach, Apricots, Figs, Grapes, Apples, Pears, Plumps, Almonds and Walnuts are grown on the top of the mountain. After sightseeing in the mountain, will drive back to Muscat & reach the hotel in the evening.