Visit the Nizwa Round tower Fort famous for its large collection of traditional silver jewellery and the Nizwa Souk. Then drive to the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz. Enjoy a walk through the lush green date plantations.
Proceed to Wadi Al Madeen. From here a 36 km stretch of winding road takes one to Jebel Al Akhdar (2000 Mts above sea level) the green jewel of the Al Hajjar mountain ranges, a truly unique spot in the Arabian Peninsula. Enjoy the cool climate up in the mountains. Al Jebel Al Akhdar is famed for its fruit orchards typically laid out terrace style along the slopes of mountains, which are endowed with natural springs and aflaj. The villages of Saiq, Wadi Bani Habib (the village of the old houses) & Al Ain dot the landscape.
Continue for the Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand and dunes rising up to 200 metres which are host to a variety of flora and fauna. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer's delight. Dinner and overnight stay in Bedouin tents. (B,D)