Barka Fort 9 hours
Our first stop is a photo stop of Nakhl Fort (Closed for renovation). whose construction dates back to more than 1500 years ago. Situated on a palm oasis, the fort is built along with the stone on which it is situated and not at just one level and houses a mosque and museum, apart from residential quarters.
From here we proceed to Al Awabi where we take a turn towards Wadi Bani Auf, also written as Wadi Bani Awuf.
The route we follow takes us on a picturesque drive through rocky valleys and dramatic canyons displaying spectacular rock structures that showcases the evolution of the Wadi and the rock formation through the ages. We can explore the canyon on foot in some places where we can explore and admire the beauty of the Wadi and the wonder of nature.
Our next stop is a village visit to a traditional Omani village, Bilad Sayt. The village is tucked away in the mountains with little houses set on rocky slopes and the large swathes of terrace farms surrounding it adding to it old world charm.
We will set up a picnic here to enjoy these perfect surroundings, after which we will proceed to the Snake Gorge. Also called the Snake Canyon, this is one of the most popular hiking spots in Oman due to its structure, difficulty, and the natural beauty of the Canyon floor. We will take a short walk (weather permitting) here before moving on to Wadi Sahtan.
Afterwards we drive down to the Al Hazm Fort, which is considered a masterpiece of Islamic architecture, with its ceiling being held up only with columns and without the use of any rafters in the design. Be sure to take a look at one of its most amazing features, an intricately carved wooden door which is at the entrance of the main building of the castle.
Post the tour of Al Hazm we head back to Muscat, where our day tour ends.
It is suggested that we start early as it is a long tour.
Available on all days
It is advisable to wear light clothing and walking shoes.
The price mentioned is per 4WD. The rate is valid for up to 4 pax per car.
- Services of an experienced English/Arabic speaking chauffeur
- Pick up and Drop off as per itinerary
- Entry tickets
- Water during the excursion
- Picnic lunch
- Any personal shopping
- Additional areas you may wish to visit