Jebel Shams (Mountain of Sun) is a mountain located in northeastern Oman north of Al Hamra town.
It is the highest mountain of the country and part of Al Hajar Mountains range. It is a popular sightseeing area located 240 km (149 mi) from Muscat.
08:30 – 17:30
The tour starts at 08:30, your guide meets you in the lobby of your hotel.
Depart Muscat in the morning by an a/c 4WD and travel via Fanjah, Izki and Nizwa. Stop at Nizwa for a stroll through the Old Capital of Oman. Drive to Al Hamra and stop at the old village of Ghul to see the abandoned Persian ruins. From here we drive along Wadi Nakhr, also referred to as the Grand Canyon with breathtaking views. At the end of the Wadi is a village where rugs with bright colors and designs are made by local weavers. Visit the local weavers and haggle for their wares.
Time for lunch will be provided
From here we make our way up to Jebel Shams, the highest peak in Oman at 3009 meters. From here you will have an outstanding view deep into the Grand Canyon of Oman. On our way back, we will stop at Misfat Al Abriyyin, a picturesque village strapped on to the side of a mountain. As you walk around this beautiful village where time has come to a standstill, you will be moved by the simplicity and friendliness of the people.
The tour ends at your hotel lobby.