Kayak your way up the coast of the Musandam Peninsula for the afternoon to reach the remote village of Kumzar, a village cut off and isolated by its remote and rugged terrain. The dhow will take 3 hours to reach your destination. We make a weekend of it by exploring the fjords of Musandam (on the Khasab side) and kayaking, hiking and sunrise and sunset Yoga sessions.
Thursday night’s accommodation will be at the Bin Majed Resort in Ras Al Khaimah. Friday night we will enjoy the night sky without the hassle of camping gear – or the worry of creatures and sleep on the dhow. All meals are provided. This trip is family friendly and suitable for all fitness levels and activity preferences. The activities are flexible enough to suit all fitness levels and all ages.
Flexible: The full hike is challenging, up steep hills and down exposed ledges, with bouldering and some climbing. The half loop hike is bouldering and walking over rocks. Fitness will determine which group to join.
Duration: 5 hours (full loop) 3 hours (half loop)
Length: 7 Km round trip (4 km half)
Elevation: 450 m from start to finish (2oo km half)
Day 1: Leave Thursday 5 pm and reach only RAK at around 10 pm. Sleep comfortably in a twin room basis.
Day 2: Friday Morning . 6 AM leave RAK for border/ change buses in Khasab. Arrive to port at 09 Am. Leave from port and boat to Telegraph Island which will take approximately 2 hours. You will snorkel here and then motor to another fjord or island farther up the coast. Friday will include 2 different places to snorkel. At Sunset, we arrive to camping spot, remote beach. Camp and dinner.
Day 3: Saturday 6 am: Sunrise wake up and pack up, back to the boat for short drive to Kumzar. Hike in Kumzar will take 6 to 7 hours depending on the pace but you will go slowly and have lots of stops. The terrain is rocky, steep inclines with scree and rocks. We will reach the abandoned village of Sill, have a break there then follow the same trail back to Kumar. Leave Kumzar by 2 pm and motor back to Khasab. Back to UAE by 11 pm/midnight.