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. For Jebel Akhdar and beyond, use our Nizwa vacation trip planner to get the most from your Nizwa vacation.
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  • August 18, 2017
    This is a rugged country. Streets are all first class, hiking and trecking paths are all well marked, but rugged and partly exposed (steep sides) - wouldn't want to miss it and will definitely be back  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    There are a Couple of resorts in this area Alila and Anantara, and there are many trails to choose from with different difficulty levels.  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Absolutely stunning mountain range! Definitely worth a drive from Muscat to see, plan a full day exploring the old towns around this area. If you get easily car sick, be prepared for the winding roads...  more »
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  • March 4, 2017
    A place one longs to return to..
  • February 21, 2017
    Magnificent landscapes breathtaking Hotel perfect location perfect to relax
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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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