Discover the delights of Oman’s stunning mountain scenery, history and local culture on this three-day suggested itinerary.
Suggested route & duration
2 nights Muscat round-trip
• Nizwa (Jebel Shams) 2 nights
Day 1: Muscat to Nizwa Begin your morning with a drive through the date palms to Nakhal Fort and its nearby hot springs. From the top of this immaculately preserved fort, you’ll get sweeping views of Oman’s palms and mountains. Next, head to the beautiful village of Bilad Sayt in the Hajar Mountains. Your journey there is part of the adventure as you take the graded road of Wadi Bani Auf, an adrenaline rush of bumpy terrain, sharp bends and steep drops. Continue on to Al Hamra, a historic town where you’ll find some of the country’s oldest mudbrick homes. For the next two nights, stay at the eco-luxe The View, a hotel in the Jebel Shams Mountains where each modern pod has partial or full views of the immense valley. Stay: The View (or similar). B, D.
Day 2: Nizwa to Jebel Shams After breakfast, visit Jabrin Fort, one of Oman’s finest castles. Head on to the UNESCO-listed Bahla Fort for a photo stop before travelling on to Jebel Shams to Wadi Ghul, a terrace farming village, and Wadi Nakhr Canyon. Admire the views of the canyon and the highest peak of the Jebel Akhdar mountain range before returning to your hotel for an evening at leisure. Stay: The View (or similar). B, D.
Day 3: Nizwa to Muscat Today, visit the famous round Nizwa Fort and its nearby souk. Drive to the village of Birkat Al Mauz for a walk among the date plantations before continuing to Jebel Al Akhdar via Wadi Al Madeen. From the Jebel Al Akhdar, you can look down onto the terraces of fruit orchards and small villages. You may also see the roses which are used to make rose water and fill the air with their scent when they are in bloom between March and April. Return to Muscat to your chosen hotel.
Tailor your tour
Bask in Oman's spectacular mountain views from the comfort of the luxurious Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in our Luxury Oman suggested itinerary.