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Enjoy a drive up the Green Mountains also known as Jabal Akhdar. A pleasant climate, fragrance of roses and a bounty of fruits and vegetables are characteristic of this mountain range. A visit to the Nizwa fort and souq is also included.

Description:
In the morning you will be picked up at 08:30am and driven to Jabal Akdhar. You will be driven on to the pretty village of Birkat al Mauz and enjoy a walk through the lush green date plantations. Enjoy the cool climate up in the mountains and see Jabal Akdhar which is famous for fruit orchards typically laid out in terraces along the mountain slopes and irrigated by ‘falaj’, traditional water systems. A wide variety of fruit including peaches, pomegranates, apricots, figs, grapes, apples plums and pears are cultivated here from July to September and almonds and walnuts are included in the crop. The villages of Saiq, Wadi Bani Habib (a village of old houses) and Al Ain dot the landscape and overlook a spectacular landscape of peaks, gorges and wadis. The roses of Jabal Akdhar fill the air with fragrance from March to April when they are in full bloom and rose water is distilled in the homes of the villagers.

In the afternoon you will be driven to the historic town of Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital. You visit the powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive forts in Oman and the traditional Souq. Later drive back to Muscat.

Highlights:

    Location: Muscat, Oman

    Duration: 9 hours

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    Additional Information


      Operates: Daily

      Departure Point:
      Hotels located within Muscat city limits only or Muscat Port

      Departure Time: 08:30am

      Departure Time Comments:

      Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

      Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port



      Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

      Return Details:
      Returns to original departure point

    • Inclusions:
      • Entrance fees
      • Bottled water
      • Lunch
      • Driver/guide
      • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
      • Port pickup and drop-off
      • Transport by private vehicle

    • Exclusions:
      • Gratuities (recommended)

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
      • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
      • Not recommended for pregnant women
      • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
      • Not recommended for participants with back problems
      • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund


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