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The Highs and Lows of Awe-Inspiring Al Hajar

4 days / 3 nights
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Amazing Landscapes

The landscapes of Al Hajar, stretching from Muscat through to Jabal Akhdar, are varied and magical. Starting off through the vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand dunes at Wahabi Sands, rises up to 650 feet. Playing host to a variety of flora and fauna, the dunes are a photographer’s delight. Drive further and enjoy the cool climate up in the mountains of Al Jebel and Al Akhdar, famed for its fruit orchards that are typically laid out terrace-style along the slopes of mountains, endowed with natural springs and aflaj. The villages of Saiq, Wadi Bani Habib (the village of the old houses) and Al Ain dot the landscape as they look over the dramatic gorges and wadi’s of the land. The roses of Jabal Al Akhdar fill the air with fragrance when in full bloom during the months of March and April. Discover incredible Mausoleum’s, forts and castles displaying the highest achievement in Omani ceiling painting and beautifully executed wood carvings, steeped in culture and history, this four-day Oman tour offers some of the most naturally stunning and pristine scenes and experiences, from breathtaking scenery to ancient treasures.

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  • Landscapes of Al Hajar: The Al Hajar Mountains form one of the most photogenic regions of Oman, and travelers will wind their way to Jebel Al Akhdar, found 6,500 feet above sea level, for one of the best views in the country.
  • Dune Bashing: Travelers can go sandboarding or dune-bashing in a 4WD and spend their evenings stargazing into the clear, quiet nights of the Omani desert.
  • Omani History: Driving back to Muscat, travelers will find the Nizwa Round Tower Fort, Nizwa Souk, Bahla Fort, and Wadi Nakher, found in one of the deepest canyons in Oman.


Day 1

Wahiba Sands

Rise early to discover the scenic and rugged coastal route of Wahiba Sand and enjoy breathtaking glimpses of the blue waters off the Gulf of Oman, offset by pristine white beaches. Travel past the fishing village of Quriyat where flamingos and eagles can often be seen along the inland stream and then on to Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater filled with turquoise water. Heading on towards the Mausoleum of Bibi Miriam (currently closed for restoration work) for a photo opportunity and on through long winding roads offering breathtaking glimpses of the ocean until Sur, where a visit to the fish jetty and a traditional dhow factory is on the agenda. From here the tour proceeds to visit Wadi Sham. After a picnic lunch in the Wadi, the tour heads to Wahiba Sands, enjoying an incredible roller coaster sensation, driving over the white sandy dunes before dinner and an overnight stay in the desert. 

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Why We Love This Hotel

Remote Location: The camp is secluded in the desert, with endless silken sands in all directions and spectacular craggy mountains in the distance. Guests literally go off the beaten path to find this desert camp oasis which offers luxury in complete isolation.

Desert Experiences: A variety of experiences are offered to keep you busy, from sunset camel safaris and a visit to a Bedouin family’s home, to quad biking and dune bashing.

Family Friendly: A getaway to the middle of the desert can be fun for the whole family with exciting kid-friendly activities such as camel rides and sand boarding on the dunes, comfort food options at the in-house restaurant, and a children’s play area suitable for toddlers and recreation room for older children and teens.

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Desert Nights Camp Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

Remote Location: Magic Camps - Wahiba Sands is situated right in the heart of Sharqiya Sands, a 40-minute drive from the nearest road. This seclusion immerses visitors in desert life and guests can enjoy a peaceful retreat in the "middle of nowhere."

Sustainability: Magic Camps has a number of eco-friendly and responsible initiatives, including minimal plastic use, solar and battery energy rather than using a generator, eco bath amenities and choosing local products, especially in design. Quad bikes and dune buggies are forbidden, as the camp aims to emulate an authentic desert experience akin to Bedouin nomads, who leave no trace in their environment.

Chic Design: Remote, authentic and sustainable doesn't mean that design can't be fresh, contemporary and homely. Decor uses neutral-toned palettes, juxtaposing textures (many from natural materials and artisan detailing such as textiles and weaving) and a distinct "rustic chic" theme.

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Magic Camps - Wahiba Sands Preferred Hotel

Day 2

Jabal Akhdar

After breakfast, the drive towards Jebel Akhdhar stops at the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz, enjoying the lush green date plantations before continuing on through Wadi Al Madeen where a 22-mile stretch of winding road leads to Jebel Al Akhdar. Situated 6,500 feet above sea level, Jebel Al Akhdar is known as the green jewel of the Al Hajar mountain ranges, a truly unique spot in the Arabian Peninsula. Rest and relax prior to dinner and an overnight stay at Alila Resort before the next day’s adventure.

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Why We Love This Hotel

History: Set amid the mountains overlooking ancient Nizwa, the resort takes cues from the Middle East’s historic and storied fortresses.

Location: Two hours’ drive from Muscat, the resort is easily accessed, and yet its mountainous location makes for a tranquil retreat from the bustle of city life.

Service: With fully-staffed kids and teens clubs, spa and fitness experts, and the in-villa hosts, guests’ every need is taken care of 24 hours a day.

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Anantara Al Jabal Akhdar Preferred Hotel
Jabal Akhdar
Jabal Akhdar

Day 3


Rise for breakfast before proceeding to explore the Nizwa Round Tower Fort and The Nizwa Souk. A quick photo opportunity detour via the World Heritage site Bahla Fort is enjoyed, followed by a short visit to Jabrin, the finest of Oman’s castles built in the late 17th century. Next on the tour is Wadi Nakher, located in the depths of one of the deepest canyons as well as experiencing the terrace farming village of Wadi Ghul in Jebel Shams, where the highest peak offers spectacular views. Last stop on the tour before arriving in Muscat is the pretty mountain village of Misfah, with the only stone dwellings still in existence. Check in to your hotel for one last night. 

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Al Bustan Palace is in a divinely-scenic location, nestled between the jagged Al Hajar mountain range and the sparkling Sea of Oman.

Services: Every whim is attended to here with a comprehensive and personal service, reflecting the Omani hospitality and cultural way of life.

History: Muscat has a rich history that is believed to date back to the 6th millenium BC. The authentic architecture found concealed down rustic winding roads are redolent of the past and a display of ancient cultural heritage.

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Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

Facilities: The Jumierah Muscat has everything one could want from a seaside retreat, from relaxing spa treatments, three outdoor pools, and beach to salon, tennis courts, and a wide selection of food and beverage.

Cuisine: Unabashedly seafood-forward and elegant, the dining venues at Jumeirah Muscat marries its beachside location, cultural heritage, and stylish vibes on the plate.

Premium Amenities: Higher tier villas and summer houses are esconced on an exclusive stretch of white-sand beach and include luxurious amenities such as 24/7 butler service, private pools, whirlpools and Jacuzzis, private gym, and access to the Premium Leisure Lounge.

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Jumeirah Muscat Bay Preferred Hotel

Day 4

Your quick whirlwind trip to the mountains, deserts, and coastline of Oman comes to a close today. After breakfast, spend your time at leisure before your private transfer to the airport for your journey onward. 

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