Extra day Fri 5 May. An extra day tour takes you through one of the most amazing scenic spots in the country. One can visit Quriyat, a small coastal fishing village, and proceed on an off road trip via Wadi Al Arbeen to Wadi Tiwi and Fins Beach. The drive on the graded track leads to Wadi Shab, one of Oman's spectacular wadis, which flows with fresh water most of the year alongside banana plantations and rocky paths. Enjoy a picnic lunch in Wadi Shaab before returning back to Muscat with some amazing photographs of the varied landscape of Oman.
Total US$ 260.00 including Lunch in a 4WD vehicle
Pickup will be at 08:30 hours at the Al Falaj Hotel
Wadi is a "river" or water way
Was advised the walk to the best wadi sight location was to be an hour. Lets see how we go, 1230 no lunch, yet, but a sneaker bar and, of course, a (big) bottle of water - Plus wearing proper shoes and socks. (good boy - despite the heat) When the hour was up there was no sign of the hole. Another group came by looking for it too. I explained my situation but on they went. After 15 -20 min returning, I found the destination where there were lots of people - went in anyway with all clothes (knowing they would dry quickly in the low humidity) & no footwear. It was an in-water journey to the cave and fall with some swimming. Opps!! left the jandles behind in the bag and couldn't walk on the stony section so missed the sight. :-( as time had run out and worms biting for a meal. BTW the sneeker bar was just liquid in the wraper so preferred not to drink it.
Coping with the heat. Everything is air-conditioned. The shopping places are dead at first sight because all the doors ere closed and customers inside. Outside is very hot but not really too uncomfortable. The surfaces all radiate extra heat especially noticeable in the evenings. Just get on with it, drink heaps and protect the delicate bits - especially feet and skin. No worries- having a ball
Coping with Jet Lag Falling asleep by 7pm Waking at 3am. doing some stuff then and able to get a couple hours more after that. No worries - having a ball
Hotel Al Falage. Fine with excellent breakfast choices, good aircon and swimming pool so far. Just a long way from the CBD so haven't seen that area yet.
What about the fighting in Iraq & Syria. One local opinion states roughly if they fight, they ruin their countries. "His royal highness the sultan of Oman says 'we all follow one God first. We are all brothers under God and (all writings say) we must respect and support all peoples' ".