Oman Walks and Wadis
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Muscat. A single group transfer will be provided from Muscat Airport. KE Land Only package services begin with overnight at the group hotel.
Day 2: In the morning we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Muscat, to include the Grand Mosque, the fish market, the souq and a 2 hour walk along the coast overlooking the port of Muscat. After lunch we will drive out of the city and set up our first wild camp. Approximately 2 - 3 hours walking. Overnight camp.
Day 3: Leaving camp in our 4x4 vehicles, we drive to Nakhal where we stop off to view the fort before continuing off-road to Wadi Bani Auf. Stopping en route, we take a short walk through a small gorge into the beautiful mountain village of Bilad Sait. After lunch we drive into the mountains and up to the Jebel Shams plateau to set up our camp at around 2000m. Approximately 2 - 3 hours walking.
Day 4: Today we walk the 'Balcony Trail' along the edge of Oman's 'Grand Canyon', tracing our steps on the return journey while taking time to enjoy the stunning views into the canyon. After lunch we drive to Wadi Tanuf and then on to Jebel Akhdar for our next wild camp at 2000m. Approximately 5 hours walking.
Day 5: An early start for our 3 hour trek across Oman's beautiful green mountain, Jebel Akhdar. The walk starts at Jariria, and we'll stop off for a picnic lunch under the walnut trees at Bani Habib. After lunch we'll walk through terraces and farms on the side of the mountain to return to our camp. Approximately 4 hours walking.
Day 6: Today we follow a trail down to an abandoned village where we take lunch. After ascending again, we meet our vehicles for the drive to Nizwa, Oman's former capital noted for its 17th century fort and atmospheric souqs full of silversmiths. Dinner will be in a local Arabic restaurant and overnight accommodation will be in a hotel. Approximately 5 hours walking.
Day 7: In the morning we will explore the historical city of Nizwa, and enjoy the birds-eye views from the fort. After lunch we drive back out to the coast beyond Muscat where we'll camp on the beach in readiness for our walk the next day.
Day 8: Making an early start for the 'Fisherman's Walk' we walk along the coast mainly on the clifftops. The views are fantastic, with the backdrop of mountains behind us and the sea below. The route is demanding in parts, with some steep ascents and descents into the wadis. The walk ends on a secluded beach where we'll make camp. Our bags will be transported to us by boat. 7 - 8 hours walking.
Day 9: Our bags will depart by boat, and we'll follow making the 3 hour walk out to the nearest port to have lunch before heading back to Muscat by bus. KE land only package services end with a single-timed transfer to the airport.