MUSANDAM AND KHASAB EXPLORER
3 Nights/4 Days
Day 01 : Khasab Arrival
Arrival at Khasab Airport. You will be met on arrival by hotel representative and transferred to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 : Full Day City & Jebel Harim Tour
Drive along the spectacular coastline of the Musandam Peninsula to explore Oman’s impressive legacy of ancient forts. Driving towards Khasab, you’ll admire the lofty cliffs and pass the rugged countryside and serene waters. Upon arrival at the capital of the Musandam Governate, visit the 16th-century Khasab Fort which dominates the harbor. Originally built by the Portuguese, this picturesque stronghold was captured by Omani forces in 1680 and its crenellated walls now house a museum of Musandam culture. Your tour continues with a drive towards the village of Qadah, with a stop at the rock carvings of Wadi Tawi. Proceed along the scenic coastal road, bordering the Emirate of Ras al Khaima, to Bukha and a photo stop at the Bukha Fort, with its tall watchtower visible from all directions. Later in the afternoon proceed to Jebel Harim, or Mountain of the Women. The drive takes you past terraced mountain villages, lush acacia forests and arid wadis. En route, stop at the picturesque Bedouin village of Sayah, with its farms and beautiful palm groves. On the return drive, you’ll stop at the Khawr Najid viewpoint, overlooking the Indian Ocean, and visit the lush natural setting of Al Khalidiya Park. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 : Full Day Dhow Cruise
Step aboard a traditional dhow for a scenic cruise through some of the deepest fjords on the Musandam Peninsula. Experience the exhilaration of traveling in this historic Arabian vessel as you pass typical fishing villages and spectacular 2,000-foot mountains that plunge straight into the sea. You’ll stop at Telegraph Island, where the ruins of a 19th-century British cable base can still be seen. During this stop, there is time to explore Oman’s amazing coral reefs, one of the world’s best-kept diving secrets. Swim in the warm clear waters, explore the area’s underwater treasures and watch for the dolphins that sometimes come to play. Light lunch and refreshments will be served on board. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 : Khasab Departure
Checkout from the hotel and transfer to the Khasab Airport to board the flight to Muscat.
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