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“Fantastic Vistas & Cooler Temperatures”
Review of Jebel Akhdar

Jebel Akhdar
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Small-Group Day Tour to Jebel Akhdar from Muscat
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Nizwa
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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic Vistas & Cooler Temperatures”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

We (2 couples) bought an Off Road Oman book, planned, rented a 4X4 and set about exploring this high altitude jewel with an extended day trip. Wow!!!

The road up is and engineering tour de force, the views, the villages, the walks, the by-ways all work together to make this a must see. We loved the cooler temperatures and fresh breezes that are rare in the mid-east hot season.
Plan for at least several hours or, if you like exploring, a very full day.

Visited May 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Mountain range in Oman”
Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Hager mountain range is an often talked about place of tourist attraction in Oman.
Today I and my wife took a drive into that mountain range by a 4 wheel drive from Muscat. It was a 2 hour drive to the foot of the mountain.
From there we took a tourist guide. He drove us up and took us around for about 3 hours. It included a mini trekking also.
It was quite a pleasant trip. However there is nothing unique about this place.

Visited May 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

Must visit donot miss , you'll love the experience. There are lots of places to see on your route. You can easily spend approx 4hrs up and down.It was beautiful.

Visited March 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews
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“go to Jebel Shams not the saiq plateau”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

The Saiq plateau is blown out of the water by Jebel Shams and the drive through wadi bani awf. Don't waste your time going up there it's all about Jebel Shams

Visited April 2014
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Stunning views.”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Great ride to the high point. Remember that it's so, so much cooler up at this height. Worth visiting.

Visited March 2014
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