Jebal Al Akhdar (day tour)
Duration: ca.11 hrs – 560 km
Stops: Nizwa Fort, Birkat Al Muaz, Jebal Al Akhdar.
Depart from Muscat at 07:30 hrs, we start our journey South to Nizwa to visit its legendary 17th century Nizwa Fort and traditional Souq.The tour continues to Birkat Al Muaz, famous for its extensive Banana plantations. We then proceed on to Wadi Mi’Aidin. A winding road of approximately 36 kms will then lead us to the lofty Jebal Al Akhdar, allowing us to enjoy both, its cool mountain climate and majestic panoramic views.
Jebal Al Akhdar is known as the 'Green Jewel of the Hajar Mountains'. It is famous for growing pomegranates and it is one of the few places in Oman that produces fruits such as peaches, apricots, figs, grapes, apples, pears, almonds and walnuts.
The local villagers of Jebal Al Akhdar have also developed a successful cottage industry distilling Rose Water in their homes. During the flowering season of March and April, when the roses are in full bloom, the heady fragrances of roses fill the air.