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Address: | Al Hajar Mountains Range, Nizwa, Oman
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We took a 4km walk from the top of the mountain down through 4 ancient villages. At times it is steep going but incredibly interesting as you pass around and under the stone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a 4km walk from the top of the mountain down through 4 ancient villages. At times it is steep going but incredibly interesting as you pass around and under the stone homes of the local farmers. Aqueducts help and furrows lead the water to the terraces where wheat, maize, garlic, vegetables, grow and pomegranate and apricot trees flourish.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not for those with vertigo, a three hour (minimum) trek to the end of the trail and back - allow 4 hours for stops etc. Absolutely stunning, fantastic, spectacular hike. Allow enough time to have a well-paced walk - don't start walking after 13:00 as if you have any problems, you really don't want to be returning in the dark.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful area, traditional villages, ruins, Wadis, photography, birdwatching, hiking. Some great hotels.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive up the mountain does take time, but the visit is worth it. Best place to stay is the Sahab Hotel.

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Turnhout, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had organized a four wheel drive tour with driver and guide through Zahaea tours out of Muscat. The driver was punctual and extremely knowledgeable and nice. The tyour to Jebel Akhdar started with a visit to Nizwa, the ascent to the highest opints of the Harar mountains and a lunch in a beautiful place, hotel on top of the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great day tour from Muscat. Even better if you can do a few day tour through Nizwa, Jabal Akhdar, Jabal Shams, and Wadi Beni Awf. The old villages are lovely to walk through and photograph.

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Thank Jessica M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Stunning trip up in the Jebel Akhdar mountain plateau. We only had a 2WD, hence went to the police checkpoint to park our car, only to be approached by a local Omani within 1min who offered to take us up the mountain in his 4WD for OMR 30. He took us to Diana point, the 3 main villages and the... More 

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Ballito
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Magnificent views with narrow, winding roads. Not for the fainthearted! Bring your camera. One village erected a white sheet on the roadside for a community outdoor cinema. Take the time to search out battered, antiquated, local villages and chat to the locals who are happy to mingle with foreigners.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

It is a long way up, but once you are up there , it is a beautiful place. Views are amazing, specially with the golden light at sunset or sunrise , it can get a little cold (we were there in December at night ) but the air is so pure and crisp that it is a welcome change for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Make sure explore all the viewpoints - there are some great views at different points in the mountain. Also get yourself down to the Wadi - there are many ruins of old villages that is worth having a look at. Be prepared for a lot of walking and climbing when exploring the Wadi so wear some comfortable footwear and take... More 

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