UNSPOILT OMAN: EXPLORING THE WADI AL ARBEIEEN IN A 4X4 VEHICLE

  • Port

    Muscat

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Sightseeing, Nature excursion, Packed lunch

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR115.0

  • Duration in hours

    7.0

  • Shore excursion code

    6878

Description

An adventurous excursion to discover extraordinary landscapes, high rocky mountains and luxuriant oasis: astonishing natural environment with places and villages that seem to have been left almost untouched by time.



What we will see
  • Mountain landscapes in a wealth of colours 
  • The Wadi Al Arbeieen with its luxuriant vegetation 
  • Small lakes and natural swimming pools formed by the river 
  • Water bashing in the 4x4 vehicle 
  • Natural pools 
  • Canyon and lunar landscapes formed by volcanic rocks  
  • The Wadi Dayqah


What we will do
  • We set off from Muscat in our 4x4 vehicles and head for the Wadi Al Arbeieen. After just a few kilometres, we already find ourselves immersed in an almost lunar landscape where we are bewildered and captivated by mountains with a surreal appearance in a wealth of colours.
  • We leave the tarmacked road and drive along an off-road trail to the Wadi Al Arbeieen, a magnificent canyon with high sides and lush vegetation where the river has created incredibly transparent blue-green lakes and pools, begging to be photographed.
  • Near the Wadi we also visit a typical Omani village where the simple rhythms of daily life have not been affected by modernity: its inhabitants are always polite and welcoming and the wonderful children approach us with their disarming smiles.
  • At the end of our visit to the village we return to our 4x4 adventure, experiencing the excitement of "water bashing" (fording the stream), which is not difficult but great fun.
  • Next, we head for a place where those wishing to swim can do so, surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of rare beauty and immersed in an imposing natural environment.
  • At the end of this relaxing break we travel along an off-road trail where we can admire breathtaking scenery: narrow canyons alternate with lunar landscapes characterized by volcanic rocks with colours ranging from grey to red and from lava black to ochre pink.
  • We then arrive at the village of Mazara, with the ancient ruins of its castle that dominate the surrounding valley.
  • We continue towards the Wadi Dayqah where a dam forms a magnificent lake completely surrounded by the mountains.
  • During the return journey we travel a few more kilometres off-road: the excitement and intense memories of the tour will stay with us for days to come.

What you need to know
  • The order of the itinerary may vary. 
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes. 
  • Guests must be in good physical health. 
  • This excursion is not recommended to guests with mobility problems, with back or neck problems.  
  • Guests must follow an appropriate dress code, modest, no revealing or see-through clothing. 
  • Visitors should be dressed appropriately according to the culture of the country being visited.
  • This excursion involves a ride of about 4 hours on an asphalt  track and off road onboard a safari style jeep.
  • This excursion does not feature a guide. 
  • Places are limited, so please reserve early. 
  • Children must be 4 years old to participate. 
  • Pregnant woman can not participate. 
  • The capacity of each jeep is 4 people, therefore they will be shared with other guests. 
  • We cannot garantee the places on the same jeeps to families. 
  • It is not possible to carry strollers inside the jeeps. 
  • This tour includes a basket lunch to be consumed on the jeep.