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Kayak to Kumzar


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The northernmost tip of the Mussandam 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.

Its May, so its too hot to hike. But, its not too hot to stay in the water in your own kayak. 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 also have YOGA sessions with our expert Yoga teacher planned around our activities, one, while we are moving, another while we are stopped, and another at SUNRISE on Saturday.

Itinerary:
We have learned that the best atittude 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.

We will no longer offer the bus for this trip. It takes too long, its not comfortable, and its too expensive. You will need to get into 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.

Exhausted, you will get your stuff on the boat around midnight. We will sleep on the boat on Thursday night, in port. BUT THEN YOU SLEEP!!

Don't worry, there is no early wake up time! The boat will start moving at 8 am, well before other boats leave port. But our boat will be ready to go. You will be sleeping comfortably with the hum and slight rock of the boat, until the boat reaches Kumzar around 10 am. We believe this will be a huge improvement and siginficantly reduce the hassle of getting to the departure point in a timely way.

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.

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/oman/kumzar

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.

What’s included:

• breakfast on the boat

• 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 - for individuals to use for entire Kayak tour.

This trip is suitable for families and kids

RSVP on Meetup is not a commitment

Payment:

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Itinerary:

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/oman/kumzar

Cost:
1400 DH
(EARLY BIRD PAYMENT SPECIAL OFFER: PAY BY MAY 1ST FOR 1200 DH)

We are unable to communicate with people from Thursday evening until Sunday as the team are out trekking on weekends and do not answer messages.

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