Oman’s recent development has been carefully managed to ensure the preservation of its beautiful natural environment. The growing number of eco-tourism opportunities within the country allow visitors to experience the amazing beauty of nature whilst minimising their impact upon it.“ Coastal Trek” –The Ultimate Wadi Experience
Depart from Muscat in the morning on a journey down the coast, shopping at the fishing village of Quriyat, we will drive in search of Wadi Al Arbiyyin, nestled among the gorges allowing some trilling wadi basing. In the back drop of the mountain this wadi is truly stunning. Continue to Bimah sinkhole, a geological feature and a scenic wonder. Further on is the white sandy beach of Makhalla in Fins. From here it is a short drive to Wadi Shaab, where you can take a hike up one of Oman’s scenic wadis. At the end of the hike is a swim though a famous keyhole into the secluded world of thrilling fantasy. Picnic lunch Later the drive continues to the lushes Wadi Tiwi, known as the “Gorge of Nice Villages”. The track winds and bumps past dwellings and through date plantations. This is a amazing journey through this peaceful and fertile area, where palms reach to the sky and Bananas grow in profusion. The water from the mountains flows through sparking pools and tiny waterfalls. The road ends at the village of Mybam at about 36 km which takes about an hour to reach. Return back to Muscat.
Remarks :-Kindly note that the Wadi’s are strewn with rocks and pebbles which makes walking difficult. Advisable to wear sturdy walking shoes.
One of the most popular eco-tourism activities in Oman is turtle watching. Oman is home to several important nesting sites for four different species of turtle: the endangered Green Turtle, the Olive Ridley Turtle, the Loggerhead Turtle, and the critically endangered Hawksbill Turtle.
Turtle nesting tours at Ras al Haad and Ras Al Jinz allow visitors to witness the spectacle in an intimate fashion without fear of interrupting the creatures themselves. The turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz combines an interactive museum with research laboratories and a wide range of amenities for visitors to learn all about the wonders of these ancient creatures in a family-friendly environment.