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Rose Gardens of Jabal Akhdar

Jebel Akhdar

Group Size: 2 - 12

Minimum Age: 8

Duration: 1 Day

Adventure Level:

Fitness Level:

Activities: EasyHikingTrekking

Upcoming Scheduled Dates:

DEC 16, DEC 19, DEC 23, DEC 26

PHOTOS FROM THIS DESTINATION

A full immersion into the local lifestyle and heritage topped off by stunning views!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn about the production of Rose Water.
  • Trek along 3 Village Walk.
  • Experience local lifestyle on Jabal Akhdar.

TRIP DETAILS

This 2-3-hour hike will allow you to immerse into the local atmosphere and lifestyle.

The walk will take you through the cliff-hugging terraced farms and rose gardens with stunning views of a 2,000m canyon opening up on the side.

Be ready to work a bit as you climb up the terraces that local families use to grow produce, learn about ancient irrigation system used on the mountains and then explore the narrow streets of an old village in the end of the route.

Our next stop is a local distillery where rose water is made using centuries’ old techniques.

During the blooming season (March-May) you also have a chance to witness the process as it happens. For the rest of the year, a local will give you a guided tour, explain the process and the importance of this process for the locals.

Enjoy lunch with a local family on Jebel Akhdar, to experience true Omani hospitality.

ITINERARY

  • 7.00 – departure from Muscat
  • 9.30 – meeting at the start of the trail
  • 9.30 -13.30 – Trek and visit to the Rose Water distillery
  • 14.00 -15.00 – lunch
  • 15.00-17.30 – drive back to Muscat.

OTHER INFORMATION

Optional Add On

  • Pick-up and drop-off.
  • Prerequisites

  • Basic fitness level.
  • Included in your trip

  • Local certified guide.
  • First Aid trained staff.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • Lunch.
  • All entrance fees.
  • What to bring

  • Travel insurance. Make sure your travel insurance covers trekking.
  • Closed toe shoes, such as trainers or lightweight boots, are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • Backpack for water.
  • Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.
  • Private Tour 235+ OMR

    Group Tour 47+ OMR