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Jebel Akhdar, Nizwa

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Take a drive up to Jebel Akhdar, a scenic part of the Al Hajar mountain range. The mountainous area doesn't appear green at first glance, surprising hikers exploring its higher parts with a labyrinth of dry riverbeds and terraces that harbor lush gardens and fruit orchards. You'll need a 4WD to get up to the plateau, but when you reach the verdant area surrounded by rocky cliffs, you can enjoy picturesque views of the terrace farms and tiny villages, known for their prized pomegranates, apples, roses, and other plants that thrive here. For Jebel Akhdar and beyond, use our Nizwa vacation trip planner to get the most from your Nizwa vacation.
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  • Good views and cool weather, try to leave mid day so you have ample time up before you leave. It takes about 2 hours to reach the top. 
  • If you are happy to have 10'kms of rough riding in a4x4 then don't miss this opportunity to see the real Oman. Probably best to have a guide since he will have up to date knowledge of what to avoid an...  more »
  • You come in these mountains just with a 4W. IE without this type of car you can just not in. The streets are there however perfectly asphalted. After the first turns you understand why: very steep. For the return journey, there are even alternative slopes. The views are wonderful. Stop in a village and ask or look around you what maf. The trouble. The ' wegrestaurantjes '/restaurants along the way don't look but it is there delicious food for little money. Do! The views are unforgettable!
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