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.
Kayaking is a fun way to balance the activities of snorkeling and hiking. 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 each year.
We will snorkel on Friday and spend most of the day reaching our destination of Kumzar by early afternoon. We will do a short 2 hour hike here through the spectacular canyon, a rocky but not steep bouldering hike that is great for all ages (8 + ) and those with good fitness.
Early, early sunrise on Saturday, we will do the viewpoint hike which is a steep and rocky incline ascent for 1.5 hours, a total hiking time of 3 hours.
You always have the option to either kayak or hike.
We will kayak with the speedboat around us, and snorkel and swim only with buddies. Our trek leaders are also certified and experienced lifeguards as well as wilderness first aid trained and certified.
We have learned that the best attitude is to be flexible and understand that the weather and other conditions will dictate what happens when.
You will arrive late on Thursday night but we will have rooms in a guest house available as you arrive. You will need to wake up and just get across the street to the port where the boat will meet you at 7 am in the morning.
Our activities will include Kayaking, Snorkeling, hiking, relaxing on the boat, a beach bbq, but we do not put timings on our weekend.
Our goal is to reach back to port by 200 pm in order to beat the rush at the border and be back in either city by early evening.
This is a weather sensitive destination. There are no refunds! We have options and alternatives to most weather conditions and therefore cancelling due to weather is really an unusual circumstance, but it is still a possibility. We reserve the trip of the week after this as an alternative date, and then the next planned trip is March 28-30th.
Price: 1400 DH
Transport provided at an additional charge
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 the boat
• 50 Person Dhow cruise to Kumzar
• Snorkel gear also available for various stops along the way.
• Single, double and triple Kayaks available for everyone (but not all at the same time )
This trip is quite suitable and enjoyable for families and kids
You must have trekking or hiking shoes if you choose to do either of the hikes, with no exceptions. If you don't have proper hiking shoes, you can just kayak you won't miss out.
How the Trip Works:
1. Once you have made a direct payment, you are a confirmed participant.
2. You must sign a waiver to participate.
3. A week before the trip you will receive:
• A Get Ready Email
• A link to the Waiver Form
• An invite to a WhatsApp group (here you can arrange carpools)
You can change the payment rate to accommodate your amount.
We offer discounts for families and groups of 3 joining and driving together.