Jebel Akhdar in Arabic means the ‘Green Mountain’, but it is also known as the Sayq Plateau. Your guide will take you on an incredible journey, starting with the picturesque village of Birkat Al Mauz, located at the foot of Jebel Akhdar. You will be able to wander in the old streets of abandoned houses made of mud and straw. Your guide will then take you to the top of Jebel Akhdar, which is also famous for its rose, fruit and nut plantations, and there are many small villages which farm some of the best in Oman.
Depending on the season you can visit the rose water factory. Rose water from Jebel Akhdar is very famous in Oman and exported throughout the region. You will be able to see the villages on the other side of the mountain, clinging to the rock walls, as well as the terraced rose plantations, and then on to the hanging gardens before heading to your last stop, Wadi Bani Habib. A charming little abandoned village perched on a wadi, there is a trek to reach the village but you can also see it from the road. This tour is a delightful way to escape the heat in the cooler mountain air and spectacular surroundings.