THE MUSANDAM PENINSULA: DHOW CRUISE IN THE FJORD OF OMAN
Nature excursion, Swimming, Tasting
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 to avoid disappointment.
- The excursion may take place in the morning or afternoon.
- 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.