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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

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:

A short, unmarked and relatively challenging walk to a secret beach near Sifat Ash Sheik, Oman.

Al Sawadi beach is an Omani version of Mt St Michelle, France or St Michael Mount in Cornwall. You can try to walk to the island, theoretically possible during very low tide, but the best way is to hire a boat and after a 2-minute ride. You can walk all the way up to the top of the watchtower to enjoy great views. See our video from that trip in August 2019:… Read More

Pros: sand dunes, a place like no other in Poland, photography Cons: too many tourists in the summer, expensive electric bus to get close to the dunes Here is a short video taken on a windy day in the summer of 2019, hence lots of time-lapsed shots: Słowiński National Park (Słowiński Park Narodowy in Polish) is a national park in Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland. You will find picturesque sand dunes and beautiful beaches, but… Read More

Wadi Shab is probably the most popular wadi in Oman. It is only one hour away from Muscat. The place starts with a short boat ride, followed by a 30-minute hike, and then a swim to the entrance of a cave. This is a must-visit for anyone visiting Oman and Muscat. And in case you forget, please carry a waterproof camera as you will get wet, and water shoes as you will need to… Read More