Day Tour of Wadis and Hajar Mountains
A driving tour with driver-guide taking in some of the scenic wadis and mountain villages found within a few hours of Muscat.
Starting early, your driver will collect you and drive East from Muscat. After around an hour you leave the main highway and take single track mountain roads through some impressive rugged mountain landscape. Oman is a surprisingly mountainous country and your driver and 4x4 are a great way to see the interior close up. Within a further half and hour of driving you'll reach Wadi Arbiyeen, a mountain oasis, flanked by a high sided gorge with a waterfall. Here you can take a walk and explore the wadi - keep your eyes open for the small animals in and around the water.
Your next stop is Wadi Tiwi, located in a larger gorge, and surrounded by palm trees. Tiwi is a favorite with locals for swimming and you can often see children from the local fishing village diving from the high rocks above.
You'll take a steady drive back in the afternoon, stopping if you like for lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Muscat.