Musandam adventure

Situated in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, the Musandam region offers you an unrivalled opportunity to join mountain safaris, explore the fantastic variety of marine life to be found in the fjord of Musandam or barter for souvenirs and local goods in the souk of Khasab.

Touring style: Private basis with English speaking guide / experienced driver. Tours are part of a scheduled coach excursion.

Best time to visit: during the winter months from October to March when the weather is warm and cool. Avoid the hot summer months between June and August.

Prices are seasonal, include hotels, breakfast, touring and transfers. Starts from:

GBP 348 per person sharing a twin room, Superior Class Hotels

Airfares are extra..

  • Highlight of Musandam – a full day dhow cruise
  • Mountain Safari to Jebel Harim
  • Day 1: Arrival and mountain safari to Jebel Harim
  • Day 2: Musandam dhow cruise
  • Day 3: Morning city tour of Khasab with visit of Khasab Fort and Wadi Tawi with its pre-historical cave paintings.
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Day 1: Arrival and mountain safari to Jebel Harim

Arrive by flight to Khasab. Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon, join a Mountain Safari to Jebel Harim – the “mountain of women” – the highest point at Musandam. The road winds along a ridge with spectacular views of the wadis and foothills. See small settlements picturesquely enclosed by stone walls. Enjoy the fascinating view into the gorges before returning via Wadi Khasab. The surrounding scenery at Khawr Najd is stunning, a beautiful lagoon with its rocky shore. The last destination is Khalidyah Park, a woodland of mainly Acacia and Sisyphus trees, a home of butterflies, birds, and grazing animals as well.
Overnight

Distance and journey times: 38 km, 1.30 hrs

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Day 2: Dhow cruise

The highlight of Musandam – a full day dhow cruise. Today you will discover the breath-taking scenery of fjords and mountains when crossing through the inlets by a traditional wooden dhow. There is an option for swimming and snorkelling in the clear blue water. Lunch on the dhow.
Overnight.

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Day 3: Khasab Fort and Wadi Tawi

Morning city tour of Khasab with a visit to Khasab Fort and Wadi Tawi with its pre-historical cave paintings.
Continue to the UAE and reach Sharjah/Dubai at lunch time for extension or departure.

 

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Highlights

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Accommodation

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Atana Musandam Resort

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