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The hidden beauty of Fanja and Bidbid, Oman.

FIVE highlights of the area including: 1) Table Top Mountain, 2) Fanja old town and fort, 3) Wadi Fanja, 4) Bidbid fort, 5) Bidbid Nafaa View Point.

Pros: stunning sunset (e.g. Artist’s Palette), many places of interest Cons: gets hot and nowhere to hide

Pros: opportunities to spot amazing wildlife, each island is different, lots of hiking options Cons: need islands’ flora to regenerate to pre-industrial age as virtually no trees anymore

Pros: Beautiful canyon that you have to see with your own very eyes as the photos don’t do justice, great drive to the canyon, wildlife Cons: Relatively small park

One of many hikes in the mountains bordering Muscat. I didn’t make it all the way to the top as it gets very hot and it’s quite a steep ascent. Nevertheless the hike gives opportunity to enjoy magnificent views and geological features of the mountains. See below… And directions https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/ghala-bauwshar-42598091 Powered by Wikiloc

A slideshow from our visit to Breacon Beacons National Park in UK – 2019.

One reason to join a MeetUp group like Muscat Adventures and Social Club is to go to places that one would not dare to venture alone. The hike to Tahery Cave, in the Sharqiyah region of Oman, is one of these places. Firstly, you need a decent 4×4 skills to get to the trail-head. Secondly, the navigation to the cave is tricky. We wandered off our hike on the way back, despite… Read More

Arabian Fox

Sa’al steps hike is a great introduction to Omani mountains. Also, an opportunity to spot Arabian foxes, yes – I was very lucky to spot one – or test your cardiovascular fitness.

Pros: scenery, wildlife, LOTR lookalike mountains, far away from everything, swimming in Rio Grande (hot spring) Cons: elusive mountain lions, howling coyotes at night (the full moon) Visited in 2006.

Acadia N.P., Maine Pros: fog, combination of coastal and mountain walks, lobsters Cons: unpredictable weather Check out our slideshow video: