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Private 4x4 Safari - The Mountain of the Sun

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  • Location: Muscat, Oman
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2168PMCT08
Enjoy a great day out driving through the fascinating Hajar Mountains and the oases of Fanjah and Birkat Al Mauz.
In Nizwa you will visit the famous 17th century fort and the souk with its excellent Bedouin jewelry. Continue to Misfah, a village seemingly hewn out of rock.

Your next stop will be in the picturesque Al Hamra, one of the last loam villages in Oman. From Al Hamra the path leads to Jebel Shams, the "Mountain of the Sun", from a height of nearly 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) you will have an outstanding view deep into the "Grand Canyon of Oman".

A stop for a picnic lunch will be made en-route.


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Departure Dates:
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Tour departs from centrally located Muscat hotels
Departure Time:
8:00am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Private 4x4 Safari - The Mountain of the Sun

Jebel Shams - Mountain of the Sun
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Inclusions:
  • Lunch
  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private 4x4 vehicle transport
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink, unless specified
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Important Information:

Vehicles:
Buses used for excursions are of the highest standard available. All buses are air-conditioned and equipped with a microphone.

4x4 vehicles used for the off-road safaris are air-conditioned with a maximum capacity of 6 passengers plus driver. All drivers are qualified off-road professionals, first-aid trained and carry cell phones. All vehicles are equipped with seat-belts and passengers are required to wear them at all times.

Dress Code:
Lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles. Hats or some protection for the head are advisable when in direct sunlight. Oman has conservative dress traditions. Swimwear should be confined to the beach and hotel pools. Men and women should ensure shoulders and knees are covered when in public, especially in souks, shops and villages.

Photography:
Normal tourist photography is acceptable, but it is considered offensive to photograph Arab women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. Photographs of government buildings or military installations are not allowed.

Conditions:The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any part of this tour for reasons of government decisions, public holidays, weather conditions, or similar.

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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Anonymous, October 2008

Our stay in Muscat was short, so we opted for a day trip, the private 4x4 Mountain of the Sun tour. This took in the town of Nizwa (Oman's former capital) and Jebel Shams ? Oman's very own Grand Canyon. This was definitely our best day in Oman. Ramadan restrictions obviously affected us, but the upside was that the roads and sights were very quiet. It gave us a real taste for the country, and a tiny indication of how much more there is to see. There's no getting away from the fact that any travelling in Oman involves a lot of time spent on the road. A comfortable vehicle definitely made all the difference to us, as did our extremely friendly and knowledgeable guide.

Reviewed by: Anonymous, October 2008

Very good experience, well worth the money.
From $151.51

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Tour code: 2168PMCT08