From Muscat: Jebel Akhdar the Green Mountain Tour

4.6 / 5

5 reviews

From Muscat: Jebel Akhdar the Green Mountain Tour

From $174 per person

Take a break from the cosmopolitan vibe of Muscat and journey to the "Green Mountain" of Jebel Akhdar in the Hajar Mountain Range. Get back to nature and soak up the serene surroundings of what is considered one of the most scenic areas in Oman.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Encounter Omani villages spread across the Hajar Mountains
  • Explore the local markets, and see the traders haggling
  • Discover the "Green Mountain" of Jebel Akhdar
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the Port of Muscat, and then travel approximately 170 kilometers to Jebel Akhdar, one of the most fabulous landmarks of Oman. Known as "Green Mountain" for the moisture at higher altitudes that supports agriculture and allows shrubs to grow, Jebel Akhdar is otherwise a desert of dramatic wilderness and extraordinary beauty. Admire the green terraced gardens surrounding the villages, and drive through the Sumail Gap, the rocky natural passage that divides the Eastern and Western Hajar Mountains. Follow in the footsteps of intrepid tradesmen as you pass the town of Izki and proceed to the Saiq Plateau, only accessible by donkey for hundreds of years. See the variety of fruits growing, such as pomegranates, apricots and lemons in season. Make use of the cool, dry climate to take a walk around Wadi Bani Habib, Shrejaya, Al Ain and Aqur. Return to Muscat and get dropped off at your hotel or the port.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or the Port of Muscat
  • Soft drinks and water
  • Entrance fee
  • Other expenses

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    3/5
  • Safety
    4/5
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The tour guide Adil was excellent, Knowledgeable, kind and pleasant

November 9, 2019

Wrong description, you are not going to Izki but Nizwa. At least in our case. Everything else very nice

January 2, 2019

Expensive for what it is

We visited what was on the program but in the end, not much time actually spent at Jebel Akhdar. Having no news from the organizer, we sent him an email the day before asking him to confirm the departure time, to which he replied. On the day of the excursion, the guide arrived at the hotel an hour earlier than expected. The guide did his job, but nothing more. We found it expensive compared to the past day and do not understand why Oman requires that a 4x4 is compulsory to climb up this mountain (this aspect is not attributable to the organization of the excursion and does not was therefore not taken into account for the final evaluation).

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January 1, 2019

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Product ID: 104330