Three Nights-Four Days: Muscat-Khasab-Muscat (Tour Code MKM 3)
Arrival at Khasab Airport, meet, greet and transfer to ATANA Khasab Resort
In the afternoon proceed for city tour.
This half-day excursion provides an introduction to parts of the Musandam Peninsula and its capital of Khasab.
Khasab Fort Visit this picturesque stronghold built in the 17th century by the Portuguese seeking dominion over the maritime trade in the Strait of Hormuz. The fort was erected to prevent attacks from the sea. Teak wood from India was used for its construction and the roof was fashioned from a mix of palm leaves and clay. Within its low, crenellated walls, the fort contains a large central tower which is thought to pre-date the fort itself. The structure you see today is the result of extensive restoration work carried out in the late 20th century. The fort’s location offers excellent views and photo opportunities.
Wadi Tawi rive to Wadi Tawi where one could see the pre-historical rock paintings depecting camel, ship, warrior etc.
Overnight at ATANA Khasab Resort.
Breakfast at Hotel and depart for full day dhow cruise.
Full Day Dhow Cruise
Dhows are motorized and very basic. There is a possibility to swim off the dhow, but caution is advised when getting in and out of the water via the dhow’s ladder. Swim wear is acceptable for this tour only. Shady seating is available aboard the dhow.
This excursion will have great appeal for guests who look for a more unusual outing. After boarding your traditional Omani dhow pierside, the cruise will take you toward Musandam’s longest and most spectacular fjord, which is often referred to as ‘Norway of the Arabia’ calm, turquoise waters contrast with the creamy white limestone cliffs. Along the way you will pass small fishing villages and perhaps even encounter dolphins.
The dhow will anchor in the vicinity off Telegraph Island, allowing you to take a swim or just sit back and enjoy soft drinks, tea or coffee while admiring breathtaking views of mountains rising in the distance to over 2,000 feet.
Then leaving the anchorage, continue this tour with lunch provided on board and another stop for swimming and snorkeling. After the tour leisurely cruise back to Khasab.
Overnight at ATANA Khasab Resort.
Breakfast at Hotel and depart for 4 WD safari to Jebel Harim
Tour is by 4-wheel drive vehicles (closed and air-conditioned). Driving is partially on winding mountain roads.
Guests on this adventure tour will be able to enjoy some of Oman’s most stunning sceneries. Board your 4-wheel drive vehicle and get ready for an exciting and breathtaking trip to Jebel Harim (translated as the Mountain of Women). With a height of 6,260 feet it is the highest peak on the Musandam Peninsula.
During your journey to Jebel Harim, you will be able to enjoy incredible vistas, including terraced mountain villages, lush Acacia forests and wadis (dry river beds). Following a drive of a little over an hour, a stop will be made at a Bedouin village located at an elevation of 3,000 feet. The village of Sayah, surrounded by palm groves, is one of the most picturesque villages on the Musandam Peninsula. After a stop for photographs and to enjoy this idyllic setting, continue with your drive to Jebel Harim. There will be time to admire the grand panorama from the mountain’s summit.
The return drive takes you pass Khawr Najid a stunning sea view point overlooking to Indian Ocean and then driver to Al Khalidya nature park before concluding your adventure trip back at Khasab.
Picnic lunch served enroute. Continue drive towards Khawr Al Najid view the splendid coastline spread with turquoise blue waters lapping the shores. Proceed to visit Birkhat Khalidiya Park with its acacia trees, which remain green throughout the year.
Overnight at ATANA Khasab Resort - Khasab.
The price includes everything from:
- Accommodation on twin sharing BB basis for 03 nights at ATANA Khasab Resort.
- Mountain Safari in an air- conditioned 4 WD vehicle.
- Dhow cruise on traditional Omani dhows.
- All entrance fees.
- Services with English speaking chauffeur.