27 Oct MUSANDAM PENINSULA
Distance from Muscat – 500km. Average drive time – 6 hours by road, 45min by flight.
The journey by air to the Musandam, dubbed as the “Norway of the Middle East” because of the inlets likened to Norway’s fjords, provides a spectacular bird’s eye view. The stark mountains of this region rise 2000 meters out of the Arabian Gulf. The patterns and textures of the mountains are altogether striking. From November to March is particularly an ideal time to visit the Musandam.
Upon your arrival you will want to book a dhow to visit Khawr Ash Shamm. Here you will find placid waters, marine life, secluded beaches and isolated outposts. A stop over at Telegraph Island is a highlight of this trip. Dhow trips can also be arranged to visit the cliff side village of Kumzar. By land you can rent a 4 wheel drive to see Khawr Najd, Jebel Harim (the highest point in Musandam) and the Acacia forest near Sal Al Ala.
Jabal Hareem Fossils, Khasab Castle, Kumzar Village, Lima Village, Lion’s Jaws Gate, Khawr Najd, Qannah, Wadi ArRawdha, Khawr Sham and The Strait of Hormuz.
For day trips, lunch is included.
Package includes four wheel drive (Land Cruiser or equivalent) for maximum of four persons with an English speaking driver.
Package cost doesn’t include room rates.
Multilingual guide and accommodation available on request with additional cost.