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WADIS OF THE EASTERN HAJAR

6 DAYS
23/10/2022

A great tour when the weather is hot : we hike and swim in a different wadi every day, and sleep every night in hotel too recover better…

Guidéd in :

Level :

Level 3

Environment :

Wadi, Sea, Desert

Activities :

Swimming     Canyoning & Aquatic hiking     Hiking     Boat Tour     Snorkeling    

Accomodation :

Hotel, appartment, guesthouse, ect... X 5

500 OMR

per person

GROUP
of 3 to 12

JOUR 1 : Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

DAY 1 : Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

DAY 1 : Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

DAY 1 : Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

DAY 1 : Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

DAY 1 : Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

DAY 1 : Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

DAY 1 : Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

DAY 1 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour

DAY 1 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour

DAY 1 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour

DAY 1 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour

DAY 1 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour

DAY 1 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour

DAY 1 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour

DAY 1 : Snorkeling and Boat Tour

DAY 1 : Countryside hotel

DAY 1 : Countryside hotel

DAY 1 : Countryside hotel

DAY 1 : Countryside hotel - Standard Room

DAY 2 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eastern Hajar

DAY 2 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eastern Hajar

DAY 2 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eastern Hajar

DAY 2 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eastern Hajar

DAY 2 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eastern Hajar

DAY 2 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eastern Hajar

DAY 2 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eastern Hajar

DAY 2 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eastern Hajar

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea - Standard Room

DAY 2 : Hotel facing the sea - Standard Room

DAY 3 : Walk and swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 3 : Walk and swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 3 : Walk and swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 3 : Walk and swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 3 : Walk and swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 3 : Walk and swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 3 : Walk and swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 3 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 3 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 3 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 3 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 3 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 4 : Hiking and swimming in the wadi

DAY 4 : Hiking and swimming in the wadi

DAY 4 : Hiking and swimming in the wadi

DAY 4 : Hiking and swimming in the wadi

DAY 4 : Hiking and swimming in the wadi

DAY 4 : Hiking and swimming in the wadi

DAY 4 : Hiking and swimming in the wadi

DAY 4 : Hiking and swimming in the wadi

DAY 4 : Hiking and swimming in the wadi

DAY 4 : Hiking and swimming in the wadi

DAY 4 : Hiking and swimming in the wadi

DAY 4 : Hiking and swimming in the wadi

DAY 4 : Hotel in Sur

DAY 4 : Hotel in Sur

DAY 4 : Hotel in Sur

DAY 4 : Hotel in Sur - Standard Room

DAY 4 : Hotel in Sur - Standard Room

DAY 4 : Hotel in Sur - Standard Room

DAY 5 : Visit of the city of Sur

DAY 5 : Visit of the city of Sur

DAY 5 : Visit of the city of Sur

DAY 5 : Visit of the city of Sur

DAY 5 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 5 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 5 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 5 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 5 : Equiped camp in the desert

DAY 5 : Equiped camp in the desert

DAY 5 : Equiped camp in the desert

DAY 5 : Equiped camp in the desert

DAY 5 : Equiped camp in the desert

DAY 5 : Equiped camp in the desert - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 5 : Equiped camp in the desert - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 5 : Equiped camp in the desert - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 5 : Equiped camp in the desert - Arabic Tent with private bathroom

DAY 6 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 6 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 6 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 6 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 6 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 6 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 6 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 6 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

www.omantrekkingguides.com, website of AL MAALAM TOURS , company registered under Commercial Register Number (1087801), and with
(local tour operator licence)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANATE OF OMAN




MAIN INFORMATION

Price per person

500 OMR (1308 USD)

Group Size

from 3 to 12 persons

Status

AVAILABLE (Guaranted when 3 registered)

Tour guided in

English

Start

23/10/2022 at 08:30

Meeting at Mutrah Hotel ; we will send you location

Finish

28/10/2022 at 18:00

We drop you at your hotel in Muscat

DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD

DETAILED PROGRAM
With walking and driving times, and difficulty level
 


 

TECHNICAL SHEET
What you have to bring, prices, details of our services, and advices
 


 

COUNTRY SHEET
General, cultural, and practical information about the country
 


 

ABOUT THE GUIDE

IBRAHIM
39 years old
15 years of experience
Speaks Arabi, English

CHILDHOOD

He was born and grew up in an old quarter of Nizwa, a city with long history and traditions.

Raised with 10 brothers and sisters, he had a happy childhood and witnessed huge changes : he saw electricity arriving first at school and then in his house, the dirt-road linking Nizwa to Muscat become asphalted and then a highway, the opening of the country to foreigners…

YOUTH

Good soccer player and several times champion of Karate in Oman, he started to work early, performing various small jobs : waiter, delivery-boy, seller of fruits and vegetables, office assistant… When he entered adventure tourism, first as driver/assistant, he immediately knew he found his way.

He quickly became trekking guide and trained himself for via-ferrata and canyoning.

He then started to meet western people and he did his first journeys abroad in Turkey, Syria, and Thailand.

ADULTHOOD

After several years working for different agencies in the field of adventure tourism, he opened with his friend Antoine the agency Al Maalam Tours.

While managing the company which developped quickly and still guiding tours, he married and made a family.

He also travelled to Europe, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, La Reunion Island, and Comor Islands.

In 2017, he closed the company Al Maalam Tours to take some rest, step back, and spend more time with his family.

He also used this time to develop small farming in his garden with fruit trees, vegetables, chicken, and goats, and he travelled to Indonesia.

After digesting all these rich and numerous experiences, he decided in 2021, to open again Al Maalam Tours, still with his friend Antoine, to start again his professional activity in a slightly different way : slowlier but better and longlasting.

FUTURE

The following of the story happens now, and will we written in a few years…


Tour guided by IBRAHIM

www.omantrekkingguides.com, website of AL MAALAM TOURS , company registered under Commercial Register Number (1087801), and with
(local tour operator licence)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANATE OF OMAN




BOOKING PROCESS

1 - Use the form on the right to give us a few information about you and eventualy ask us some questions.
If you are already decided to book, please check "Booking" ; Otherwise, check "Information"

2 a - If you have asked us more information, we'll reply to you as soon as possible, and you can then tell us later through a simple email when you are ready to book.

2 b - If you asked to book, we'll send you an invoice with our bank details if you want to pay by bank transfer (bank charges should be paid by you) and a link for the payment by credit card.

We ask for the payment of 30% deposit to consider your booking confirmed.

3 - When we receive the deposit, we send you the invoice mentioning the amount paid and the remaining amount to be paid.

4 - One month before departure, we'll ask you to pay the remaining amount : by bank transfer or credit card at latest 1 week before departure, or cash (OMR or USD only) during the tour directly to the guide.

CANCELLATION POLICY

You can cancel anytime.

More than 45 days before departure, we refund the full amount paid by you (except bank charges).

Between 45 and 20 days before departure, we keep 10% of the price of the tour and we refund the rest (except bankl charges).

Between 20 and 10 days before departure, we keep 30% of the price of the tour, which means the amount of the deposit paid. If you have already paid the remaining amount, we refund you that part (we keep only 30%).

Less than 10 days before departure, we keep the total amount paid.

If your insurance does not cover cancellation fees and that you have a good reason to cancel (you meet diifficltiies, not just that you changed your mind), we'll do ourt best to reduce as much as possible the amount kept: we work to earn our living, not to make money with the problems of others...


BOOKING / INFORMATION

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www.omantrekkingguides.com, website of AL MAALAM TOURS , company registered under Commercial Register Number (1087801), and with
(local tour operator licence)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANATE OF OMAN



DAY 1

23/10/2022

- Lunch - Dinner


      Muttrah fish and vegetables souq

It is a very lively and typical place that is worth a visit. We only rarely see such a choice of fishes : many spieces of breams and groupers, tuna, swordfishes, kingfishes, sharks, squids, crabs, shrimps, and even parrot fishes and other multicolor fishes. Next to the fish market is the vegetable market where you'll find fruits,vegetables, dates, honey, thyme, etc…

- Duration : 1 hours

      Transfer to a fishing port (50 km - 0h 45)


      Snorkeling and Boat Tour

The bay is located only 30 km east from Muscat. There, the mountains fall down to the sea and form a lot of small tiny coves. We take a fisherman's boat and have a tour in the bay to see mangrove, seabirds, and the many sandy coves. Finally we stop in a wonderful beach, have lunch with grilled fish, and enjoy rest on the beach and snorkeling. Among other fishes you will probably see here : surgeon fish, tigerfish, butterfly fish, angelfish, and even sometime, if we are lucky, you'll be able to swim with turtles. ATTENTION : When the sea is rough, this cove is not reachable by boat ; we go to another one which is also nice and suitable for snorkeling, but the seabed is not so rich.

- Duration : 4 hours

      Transfer to a wadi (140 km - 2h)


      Countryside hotel

A very nice place to stay, located in the wadi, next to palm groves and water, with comfortable rooms.

Standard Room
. Breakfast taken at the hotel


DAY 2

24/10/2022

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eastern Hajar

We start in the last village of the valley. Already at the end of the track is a wonderful pool and a small waterfall. From the cliff a 5 meters jump is possible. We then start the walk. Quickly we find flowing water and walk across large boulders. The canyon then narrows and we have to swim across several pools (it is possible to jump there also). The valley widens a little and narrows again. We swim again and arrive to the end of the canyon : a high waterfal, large pool, and huge boulders…We come back the same way.

- Level 1    
- Duration : 7 hours
- Walking time : 4 to 6 hours


      Transfer to Tiwi (80 km - 1h)


      Hotel facing the sea

A nice small hotel very well located, just before the village of Tiwi, in front of the sea, and at the entrance of Wadi Tiwi. The hotel has a swimming pool and a garden.

Standard Room
Modern and comfortable room with private bathroom. Breakfast taken at the hotel


DAY 3

25/10/2022

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to Tiwi (60 km - 0h 30)


      Walk and swim in Wadi Shab

We start from the sea and start hiking in the wadi. After 45 minutes or 1 hour walk in this beautiful wadi we'll go to the water : we swim from pool to pool to reach a waterfall flowing in a cave. We come back the same way. The valley, the walk, and the swim are very beautiful, but the place iis now very touristic and often crowded.

- Level 1    
- Duration : 3 hours
- Walking time : 1 to 2 hours


      Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

We hike in the wadi, through the palm garden (which also hosts bananas, papayas, mango trees, lime, etc…) along the falaj to reach our camp site. Water flows in the river bed, flanks are covered by lush green gardens, dominated by steep cliffs.

- Level 2    
- Duration : 2 hours
- Walking time : 1 to 2 hours


      Hotel facing the sea

A nice small hotel very well located, just before the village of Tiwi, in front of the sea, and at the entrance of Wadi Tiwi. The hotel has a swimming pool and a garden.

Standard Room
Modern and comfortable room with private bathroom. Breakfast taken at the hotel


DAY 4

26/10/2022

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hiking and swimming in the wadi

A nice loop hike in a beautiful valley with a stream flowing all-year-long, a huge palm grove on terraces all along it, villages, and impressive cliffs. There several possible itineraries and one of them is to go through a short but very beautiful canyon ; it implies to swim, so we have to adapt equipment in advance(take nothing that doesn't support water or put it in a waterproof bag).

- Level 3    
- Duration : 6 hours
- Height difference : +450m/-450m
- Walking time : 4 to 5 hours


      Transfer to Sur (80 km - 0h 45)


      Hotel in Sur

A good hotel with modern and comfortable rooms, located just outside the city on the lagoon

Standard Room
. Breakfast taken at the hotel


DAY 5

27/10/2022

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Visit of the city of Sur

Sur is a big city living quietly. It is built on the seashore and extends along a wonderful lagune. It was famous in the past for the naval construction. This traditional industry is declining but there is still one factory which produces wondeful traditional arabic dhows. We stop to visit it. We then walk up to a watch tower from which we have the best view over the city.

- Duration : 2 hours

      Transfer to our campsite in the desert (140 km - 1h 50)


      Sunset in the dunes

We start a walk across the dunes in late afternoon. The heat isn't too strong anymore and the sunlight is the more beautiful. The setting sun always gives changing colour to the sand and the shades. This a great unforgetable time.

- Level 1    
- Duration : 1 hours

      Equiped camp in the desert

A very nice camp which lays in the middle of the sand dunes, in a quiet and wild area.

Arabic Tent with private bathroom
Arabic tent nicely equiped as an hotel room : bed, carpets, tabe, chairs. Private bathroom.. Breakfast & dinner taken at the hotel


DAY 6

28/10/2022

Breakfast - Lunch -


      Transfer to a wadi (80 km - 1h 30)


      Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

An easy quatic hike in one of the most beautiful wadis of oman. We start from an oasis in the valley. We walk across its luxuriant palm garden to reach he entrance of the garden. We then walk between large boulders to arrive to 2 wonderful pools with waterfalls. In one of these we can jump from 10 meters. We keep on walking in the water and the swim several long pools (until 300 meters). The valley then widens and we discover another oasis.

- Level 1    
- Duration : 5 hours
- Walking time : 3 to 5 hours


      Transfer to Muttrah (280 km - 3h)






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www.omantrekkingguides.com, website of AL MAALAM TOURS , company registered under Commercial Register Number (1087801), and with
(local tour operator licence)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANATE OF OMAN