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
Great views of Muscat, but a steep and challenging (at times) trek.
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
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:
A short, unmarked and relatively challenging walk to a secret beach near Sifat Ash Sheik, Oman.