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CANYONS OF OMAN

7 DAYS
Departure on 14/04/2024

A great tour to discover Oman's Hajar mountains during the warm season, when it's too hot for classic hiking : easy canyoning and aquatic hiking almost every day, but also Nizwa, Sur, and a night in the desert!

Guidéd in :

Level :

Level 3

Environment :

Wadi, Mountain, Sea, Desert

Activities :

Canyoning & Aquatic hiking     Hiking     Swimming     Culture    Easy Walking    

Accomodation :

Camping X 2     Hotel, appartment, guesthouse, ect... X 4

550 OMR

per person

GROUP
of 3 to 8

JOUR 1 : Canyoning in the lower Snake Canyon

DAY 1 : Canyoning in the lower Snake Canyon

DAY 1 : Canyoning in the lower Snake Canyon

DAY 1 : Canyoning in the lower Snake Canyon

DAY 1 : Canyoning in the lower Snake Canyon

DAY 1 : Walk in a mountain oasis

DAY 1 : Walk in a mountain oasis

DAY 1 : Walk in a mountain oasis

DAY 1 : Walk in a mountain oasis

DAY 1 : Walk in a mountain oasis

DAY 1 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 1 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 1 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 1 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 1 : Mountain guesthouse - Shared Room

DAY 2 : Hike and swim in a canyon

DAY 2 : Hike and swim in a canyon

DAY 2 : Hike and swim in a canyon

DAY 2 : Hike and swim in a canyon

DAY 2 : Hike and swim in a canyon

DAY 2 : Hike and swim in a canyon

DAY 2 : Hike and swim in a canyon

DAY 2 : Hike and swim in a canyon

DAY 2 : Hike and swim in a canyon

DAY 2 : Hike and swim in a canyon

DAY 2 : Hike and swim in a canyon

DAY 2 : Hike and swim in a canyon

DAY 2 : Hike and swim in a canyon

DAY 2 : Hike and swim in a canyon

DAY 2 : Hike and swim in a canyon

DAY 2 : Hike and swim in a canyon

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in a palm grove

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in a palm grove

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in a palm grove

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in a palm grove

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in a palm grove

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in a palm grove

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in a palm grove - Standard Room

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in a palm grove - Standard Room

DAY 2 : Guesthouse in a palm grove - Standard Room

DAY 3 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 3 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 3 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 3 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 3 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 3 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 3 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 3 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 3 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 3 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 3 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 3 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 3 : Camping in Wahiba Sands

DAY 3 : Camping in Wahiba Sands

DAY 3 : Camping in Wahiba Sands

DAY 3 : Camping in Wahiba Sands

DAY 4 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 4 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 4 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 4 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 4 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 4 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 4 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 4 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 4 : Hotel appartment facing the sea

DAY 4 : Hotel appartment facing the sea

DAY 4 : Hotel appartment facing the sea

DAY 4 : Hotel appartment facing the sea - Standard Room

DAY 4 : Hotel appartment facing the sea - Standard Room

DAY 4 : Hotel appartment facing the sea - 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 : Walk and swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 5 : Walk and swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 5 : Walk and swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 5 : Walk and swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 5 : Walk and swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 5 : Walk and swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 5 : Walk and swim in Wadi Shab

DAY 5 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 5 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 5 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 5 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 5 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 5 : Camping in the gardens

DAY 5 : Camping in the gardens

DAY 5 : Camping in the gardens

DAY 6 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 6 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 6 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 6 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 6 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 6 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 6 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 6 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 6 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 6 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 6 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 6 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 6 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 6 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 6 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 6 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 6 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 6 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 6 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 6 : Hotel facing the sea

DAY 6 : Hotel facing the sea - Standard Room

DAY 6 : Hotel facing the sea - Standard Room

DAY 7 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eastern Hajar

DAY 7 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eastern Hajar

DAY 7 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eastern Hajar

DAY 7 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eastern Hajar

DAY 7 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eastern Hajar

DAY 7 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eastern Hajar

DAY 7 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eastern Hajar

DAY 7 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eastern Hajar

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(local tour operator licence)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANATE OF OMAN




MAIN INFORMATION

Price per person

550 OMR (1439 USD)

Group Size

from 3 to 8 persons

Status

AVAILABLE (Guaranted when 3 registered)

Tour guided in

English

Start

14/04/2024 at 08:30

Meet in front of Naseem Hotel (on Mutrah's corniche)

Finish

20/04/2024 at 18:00

We can drop you to your hotel, anywhere 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
 


 

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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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(local tour operator licence)
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You'll find more precise information in the PDF document "Detailed Program" (Tab "More Infos", section "Documents to download")



DAY 1

14/04/2024

- Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to a mountain guesthouse (235 km - 3h)

We drive up the valley on a dirt track. We first cross villages and green palm gardens and then go through a rugged terrain. An impressive drive…


      Canyoning in the lower Snake Canyon

The Snake Canyon is a very narrow canyon located in Wadi Bani Awf. In some parts of the canyon, you can touch both sides at the same time… We'll start from the secondary entrance. No abseiling is required. You'll just have fun by jumping (max 4 meters), sliding, walking in the water and short swimming! For thoses who don't want to jump, we install short abseils.

- Level 2    
- Duration : 3 hours

      Transfer to a mountain village (10 km - 0h 20)


      Walk in a mountain oasis

We start from the main valley and head to a narrow gorge. This part of the walk is just wonderfull! At the end of the gorge, we discover the village. Built in a small hill and surrounded by cliffs, this village is one of the most beautiful of Oman. We walk through the village and the ardens and come back through an other branch of the small gorge.

- Level 1    
- Duration : 2 hours
- Height difference : +50m/-50m
- Walking time : 1 to 2 hours


      Mountain guesthouse

Simple but pleasant guesthouse in a wonderful spot

Shared Room
Dormitory with maximum 4 beds per room. Breakfast & dinner taken at the hotel


DAY 2

15/04/2024

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to A mountain hamlet (70 km - 2h)


      Hike and swim in a canyon

Between hiking and canyoning. A very pleasant excursion starting at an height of 1500m. A good path with stunning views take us to the bottom of the canyon where we first find gardens. We then head in the canyon and quickly find lots of pools and lush vegetation and we can swim. A bit further, the canyon becomes more dry and we walk on the sides, sometimes right and sometimes left. Finaly, the valley opens and a good path leads us a to a major oasis which is particularly beautiful. We rate this hike "Level 4" not because it's demanding but because a few places are exposed.

- Level 4    
- Duration : 5 hours
- Height difference : +0m/-500m
- Walking time : 3 to 4 hours


      Guesthouse in a palm grove

It's an old village in a splendid terraced palm grove. The old houses have been left from most of the inhabitants who built modern houses aside, and are now renovated mostly for touristic use. The guesthouse is located a few minutes walk away from the parking ; so, please plan a small bag with only the stuff you need for that night. Also, to respect the inhabitants of the village, it is forbidden to bring alcool in the village and to smoke inside the house ; we thank you in advance for respecting these rules!

Standard Room
. Breakfast & dinner taken at the hotel


DAY 3

16/04/2024

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Souq of Nizwa

Nizwa is a major city of Oman located at the foot of the mointains in the interior. In the past it was the capital of the country and remains the cultural center of the country for mountain people. The Souq was rehabilitated some 15 years ago. Friday is the market day, called 'Souq Al Jumaa', and brings visitors from the nearby mountains as well as bedous from the desert side. The livestock souq is particularly worth a visit. But you find also the fish souq, vegetable souq, meat souq, as well as some people saling moutain honey, dates, incense, and anything you might need.

- Duration : 1 hours 30

      Transfer to our campsite in the desert (220 km - 3h)


      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

      Camping in Wahiba Sands

Individual camping tent



DAY 4

17/04/2024

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      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 Sur (150 km - 2h)


      Hotel appartment facing the sea

Standard Room



DAY 5

18/04/2024

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to a wadi (25 km - 0h 45)


      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 Tiwi (60 km - 0h 45)


      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


      Camping in the gardens

We camp in a private garden in the wadi. The place is great and walking around late afternoon is great : superb views and lots of birds! For the moment, the place is very simple, but the owner plans to build toitlets soon…

Individual camping tent



DAY 6

19/04/2024

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

A beautiful hiking day : we walk all the wadi long, mostly on paths and falajs in the gardens, sometimes across boulders in the wadi bed, and few short parts on the track. On the way, we cross several villages. After arriving in the last village, we can go for a swim in the canyon just down the village in the middle of the canyon.

- Level 3    
- Duration : 6 hours
- Height difference : +300m/-50m
- Walking time : 4 to 5 hours


      Transfer to Tiwi (15 km - 0h 45)


      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 7

20/04/2024

Breakfast - Lunch -


      Transfer to a wadi (60 km - 0h 30)


      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 Muttrah (130 km - 1h 30)






End of our services



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