Option 1: Fly to Muscat, rent a car (or carpool with other travelers) and drive to Jabal Akdar. Alternatively, we can help arrange transport to Jebal Akhdar from the Muscat airport, but the cost is the responsibility of the traveler.
Option 2: Drive/arrange carpool to Jebal Akhdar. You will need a 4wd for the last portion of the drive. If you don’t have a 4wd, the Stone House will pick you up at the bottom of the hill for a fee.
All guest will spend 2 nights at the Stone House on Jabal Akdar. Friday canyoning in Snake Canyon, Saturday on a 6 hour intermediate trek. The weather is so comfortable here at 2000m bring a sweatshirt!
After breakfast, we will leave the hotel at 7am and drive for an hour to Snake Canyon. Here you will meet your guides who will give you a safety briefing. You will be taken down the canyon by our Omani guides at Canyon Adventures. Expect to be wet the entire 5 hours as you climb, slide down huge rocks into pools that could be deep or shallow. You will be surrounded by 100 meter rock faces that shade the sun, making the water even colder. You will swim through, up and under waterfalls, through caves, and in clear pools of crystal aqua water. We will return to our hotel for warm shower, hot dinner and enjoy the star-filled sky.
Today will be another early morning. We will start our hike at 7:30am after breakfast. We will head down to do some exploring on a trail on this incredibly beautiful mountain as we find some pools, caves, and cliffs. We will take a circular route to explore Oman’s mountains, abandoned villages, and admire alpine flora for around 6 hours. This will be hilly, but not difficult terrain.
We will be back at the hotel by 2pm.
Cost: 1100 DH
2 nights accommodations
Helmets and lifejackets
Ratio of 1:3 certified technical guides
Shoes with some grip (you do not need hiking shoes; some old sneakers will do)
Not included: Transportation and Omani visa
HOW TO GET THERE
Join together with other members in the WhatsApp group to form carpools, or agree to rent a car, or agree to fly.
Omani Tourist Visa can be obtained online or issued upon arrival at the airport. Please check https://evisa.rop.gov.om/# for the latest prices and regulations. Visa’s are not included in the tour price.
Clients are responsible for ensuring that their passport is up-to-date. Countries can and will deny travelers entry if a passport has less than six months before it expires. This is the clients responsibility.
We highly recommend buying travel insurance to cover any unexpected events. We’ve been using World Nomad (https://www.worldnomads.com/) for years, although you are welcome to use a different company. This trip is non-refundable 30 days prior to arrival.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com .