THE MUSANDAM PENINSULA: DHOW CRUISE IN THE FJORD OF OMAN

  • Port

    Khasab

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Nature excursion, Swimming, Tasting

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR75.0

  • Duration in hours

    3.5

  • Shore excursion code

    6681

Description

An incredible journey on a Dhow to discover the breathtaking landscapes and contrasts created by the white limestone cliffs and the turquoise waters.



What we will see
  • Landscape of the Musandam Peninsula with its fishing villages 
  • Telegraph Island


What we will do
  • Aboard a traditional Omani boat, the "Dhow" , we sail towards Musandam, the longest and most spectacular fjord , also known as the "Norway of Arabia", where the turquoise water creates a striking contrast with the cream colour of the limestone cliffs. On the way, we have the opportunity to admire small fishing villages and, with a little luck, we might even see some dolphins swimming alongside our boat. 
  • We reach Telegraph Island by Dhow. It was here in 1864 that the British laid the first telegraph cable, connecting India to Basra, in Iraq. Here we can take a dip in the crystal clear waters or relax in the sun, admiring the incredible scenery created by the towering 750 m high mountains in the distance. 
  • Once the anchor is weighed, our wonderful experience continues with a lovely cruise which takes us back to the port.

What you need to know
  • Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early.
  • You need to be physically fit to take part in this excursion.
  • This tour is not recommended for guests who suffer from sea sickness and those who have mobility problems.
  • Any bathing will take place in deep water. As such, only confident swimmers may participate in this activity.
  • We will not be going ashore on Telegraph Island as part of this excursion.