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bilad sayt
nakhal fort

nakhal fort/

wadi bani awf




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Barka - al hajar mountain - wadi bani awf - nakhal fortress 

From Muscat, we will drive north towards Barka and then turn inland to the Al Hajar Mountain Range. Once reaching this Mountains, we then enter the famous Wadi Bani Awf. A gravel road leads into this narrow Wadi which is flanked by dramatically high vertical walls. You will pass by some small villages and date plantations before we reach the end of the Wadi. From here you can take a walk into the Wadi which is still very green at that point. If you walk 15 minutes and you are lucky, you can find some water pools in which you can refresh and swim.


After a nice relaxing picnic in the Wadi, we turn back towards Nakhal Fortress. This fortress lies in the foothills of the mountains, in a nice small village which grows extensive date palm plantations. This magnificent 350 years old fortress rises out of the mountain rock, towering high above the ancient village as if still warning would-be attackers of its ominous strength It has witnessed many battles and is packed full of hidden escape routes and secret passages. You can stroll around the inside of this restored fortress and visit all the rooms which have been nicely decorated in the original old style. The view from the top of the fortress over the mountains and green date plantations is outstanding. After the Fortress, we drive back to Muscat.


Tour Includes


Pick-up & Drop-off (Muscat Area)

Omani Tour Guide English Speaking

Car (4WD)​

Full Day - 8 Hours

2 Person - 300 USD

4 Person - 325 USD

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