Nizwa - Birkat Al Mouz - Al Jabal al Akhdhar (night in Nizwa):
After a nice breakfast, we head towards Nizwa, once the capital of Oman. We will go through the traditional craft Souk before visiting the Fort of Nizwa with its large circular tower. On the weekends, the fort hosts performances with live Omani music, dancing and singing. There are also food stations where the local women make and sell snacks of meat pastries or breads. If we are visiting on a Friday, we will make sure to arrive early to see the goat market where local herders will parade their goats, camels and cows on a circular catwalk where willing buyers bid their amount for purchase.
Our next stop will be in Birkat Al Mouz, a traditional village in the Nizwa region. Located on the way to Jebel Akhdar, it is an enchanting stop that will transport you back in time. You can find the ruins of the Tribes that lived in those mountains surrounded by plantations. It is home to the traditional Falaj Irrigation System which is on the Unesco World heritage list.
Then onto Aljabal al Akhdhar. There we will see the rose gardens and mountain agriculture. It is quite amazing how the villagers have been able to cultivate roses, pomegranates, walnuts, market garden produce and so much more.
Recommended hotel in Nizwa area:
- Heritage Inn - Dream house apartment - Safari Hotel - Alkaram hotel apartment
-ecommended Al jabal Akhdhar area: - Anantara Resort - Sama hotel
COST (2 Pax)= 120 OMR/$313 USD
My price includes:
2. Lunch in traditional restaurant
4. Car with fuel