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The northernmost tip of the Musandam peninsula can only be reached by boat for 3 hours on the high seas. No other dhow will take you this far, this comfortably. We have a ginormous dhow that is and very stable and will fit all of our KAYAKS on the top for us to explore the dolphin populated seas in the fjords on Friday while we motor on up to the tip.
The water is perfect, and the weather is becoming better, hiking will need to be done in the late afternoon just before sunset. Kayaking will be perfect! We will start in Mussandam bay and kayak our way along the coast to reach Kumzar. Then we will explore the island and meet the locals, whom we know pretty well now after our 5 trips here this year!
We will snorkel on Friday and spend most of the day reaching our destination of Mussandam Bay. Early, early sunrise on Saturday, we will start kayaking, everyone, in their own kayak.
We will kayak for 2 hours until we break and rest on a remote beach. We will continue to kayak for another 5 hours, resting and checking the currents along the way to make sure its safe. Just in case, we will have 2 speedboats with us, as well as the Big Dhow that will be our 'respite' if you get tired and need a 'boost'.
We will also snorkel in another spot while we make our way up the coast, leaving the points where the other dhow cruises stop. We will sleep on the boat OR on the beach, and wake up at sunrise the next morning for our hike through the wadi.If you choose not to hike, you can get on the kayak again in another peninsula.
We will do the hike either sunrise or sunset depending on the weather. The hike is 4 hours and is challenging. You can opt to kayak during this time if you would prefer not to hike.
We have learned that the best attitude is to be flexible and understand that the weather and other conditions will dictate what happens when.
This is our new itinerary based on the feedback and experience from the previous groups. This will also have the effect of being able to reduce the price per person, making it more accessible for all.
You will use car pools. You will arrive to Khasab border and it will be empty making an easy pass of it around 11 pm. Proceed the additional hour to the port.
You will arrive late on Thursday night but we will have rooms in a guest house available as you arrive. Though we used to do sleeping on the boat, none of us ended up getting a really good night's sleep in the harbor so we're moving to the guest house in Khasab. You will need to wake up and move to the boat at 7 am in the morning.
After you embark on the boat, you will be sleeping comfortably with the hum and slight rock of the boat, until the boat reaches Kumzar around 10 am.
Day 1: Power up to Kumzar directly, reaching by 10 am. This is a challenging hike up and over the montain! If you are not up for the challenging hike, we have a canyoning option that does not have the ascent, but still some challenging bouldering. Or, skip the hike altogether and kayak and snorkel in another secluded and untouched bay nearby. Hiking on Friday will give us time to be more relaxed and slower on this hike as we do not have time pressure.
After our hike, we will return to our big boat, drive over to Mussandam Island and spend the night in this pristine island 30km from Iran (you can even see the lights of Iran) for our BBQ dinner on the beach before sleeping either on the boat or the beach. Sunset Yoga session on the beach.
Day 2: Wake up EARLY pre dawn to start the kayak tour.
Our goal is to reach back to port by 330 pm.
This is a weather sensitive destination. There are no refunds! But we will get you there on one of those trips either way, or we can put you on another trip around the same value. We will offer this 5 times throughout the season until next May.
1 night in the Guest House/Hotel in Khasab plus breakfast (cannot guarantee what room situation is, could be single, double, triple, it depends on the numbers) Additional charge to guarantee your own room.
• All food and drinks (l/d/b/l) + snacks and water on boat
• 50 Person Dhow cruise to Mussandam Island and Kumzar
• Snorkel gear also available for various stops along the way.
• Kayaks available for everyone (but not all at same time )
Not Included: Transportation to Khasab, visa
Omani Tourist Visa can be obtained online or issued upon arrival at the boarder. 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.
This trip is suitable for families and kids
Cost: 1400 DH + VAT