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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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  • Super easy to do hiking, trail magic through the villages. The panorama is breathtaking and the wonderful sunset. Well, uh, I mean: the descent by night drive is hardly reassuring. I advise visitors to sleep there or even dispense with the sunset...
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  • It was a nice journey. From muscat/Alkhuwair to the place it took 2.5 hours journey. Road is good. But unexpected bends and narrow bends you can see. Because of that recommended proper 4*4 vehicle to ...  more »
  • Drove through this beautiful region on the way to the hilltop hotel Alila. To access this area, you're required to have a four-wheel drive vehicle. All others are prohibited.