Jebel Akhdar, Nizwa

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#1 of 6 in Parks in Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate
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. To visit Jebel Akhdar and other attractions in Nizwa, use our Nizwa journey maker tool .
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  • We have taken in Birkat al our guide with SUV Mouz and were driven to the plateau up. A great ride on the steep course with absolutely stunning views. An absolute must for every Oman visitors!
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  • We had a perfect hike in the most beautiful place and canyon of Oman. Make sure you have a guide as there are no signs.  more »
  • A visit of the Jebel Akhdar is unreservedly recommended. Unfortunately here but only he comes up, which has a 4WD. You must cross a barrier and there is actually controlled. Have rented extra for this section a 4WD me.
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  • Nice roads, metalled and banked all the way up. Good views. Lovely weather. Esp loved the view of this small hamlet from up the mountain.
  • Amazing view and weather also helped to make nice pictures. You cannot go without 4W drive, they will not let you go on security check point. The taxi to the top will cost 35 Riyals.
  • Nice place and very cool.
  • Great place to visit
  • cool place

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Nizwa has relatively few accommodations to offer its guests, drawn to the historical core of the former capital. The relative lack of tourist infrastructure may well be what's keeping the traditional feel of the city center alive. A couple of standard hotels can be found in the center, and a few more in the towns to the north and south along Highway 21. The capital, Muscat, lies about an hour and a half's drive to the north-east along a good quality highway. Most visitors simply visit Nizwa during a day trip from the capital.
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