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World of Rocks - Geology talks & tour
Alila Jabal Akhdar . Oman
Oman’s ancient and unique landscapes offer a geological experience matched by few places on earth. A point of interest for professional geologists, the spectacular rock formations which fill every corner of the Jabal Akhdar Mountains reveal millions of years of complex geological processes, often with textbook clarity. Guests of all ages and levels will be intrigued and fascinated as they are transported through time to lost worlds and ancient civilities, offering a rare insight into the past.

Culture

Castles and Forts – Jabreen & Bahla
Alila Jabal Akhdar . Oman
Castles and forts are among Oman’s most distinctive cultural landmarks. Visit the town of Jabreen, home to Jabreen Castle, built-in 1670 as a beautiful palace for the Imam and his family, showcasing authentic Omani craftsmanship. This trip also takes in the sights of Bahla, renowned for its ancient UNESCO-protected Bahla Fort and its handmade pottery – it is said that the potters of Bahla are born with magic in their fingers! Booking in advance required | Entry ticket is not included

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Hike Around Jebal Shams – Oman’s Highest Peak
Alila Jabal Akhdar . Oman
Close to the peak lies a deep chasm called the "An Nakhr Balcony", one of the most beautiful places ever visit. This is the highest peak in the Arabian Peninsula, rising to an altitude of 3,004 metres above sea level, and has a number of versants (slopes) and summits. You can explore this region along various routes. Our recommendations are the ‘Rim Walk’ (route W6A) and the ‘Abandoned Village Walk’ (route W6). For the true adventurer and hiker, rise to the challenge of the well-known ‘Summit Walk’ (route W4). You will depart from the village of As Sab (1,800 m), walk up to 2,700 m and then ascend to the peak at 2,997 m, where the views are sensational!

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Splendor of Saiq and the village walk
Alila Jabal Akhdar . Oman
Visit the most well-known agricultural area in Jabal Akhdar in and around the idyllic traditional village of Al Aqr and Al ayn. Explore terraces shaped by the Bani Riyam tribe, who cultivated the area, and which are now home to rose bushes, pomegranate plantations, olive trees as well as an intricate water system called ‘Falaj and its original spring source from the mountain. The picturesque abandoned village of Wadi Bani Habib. Gaze across spectacular scenery of terraces farms and valleys, and follow trails through the wadi and farmlands growing walnut trees. During the season of March – April, witness the extraordinary sight of the prized Damask roses in full bloom and meet the families who continue to make rose water in their distilleries. A light picnic lunch is available for those keen to savour the moment. (The best time to enjoy this walk is during the morning hours)

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Forts and Souqs of Nizwa
Alila Jabal Akhdar . Oman
Take a spectacular drive through the mountains down to the town of Nizwa, the birthplace of Islam in Oman and the country’s ancient capital. Once a centre of trade, religion, education and art, Nizwa is the site for many historic castles and forts, including the imposing 17th-century Nizwa Fort that is largest for t in the Arabian Peninsula. Lose yourself in Nizwa Souq, famous for its Bedouin silver jewelry alongside spices, pottery, leather goods and more. On your return to the resort, stop for a walk through the ancient alleyways of Birkat Almouz a medieval village built into the rock face.

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Stargazing
Alila Jabal Akhdar . Oman
Alila offers some of the clearest nighttime views of the stars, moon, and planets, making it a paradise for celestial enthusiasts and avid stargazers. Learn about the galaxies, nebula, clusters and supernova remnants and see the treasures of the night sky. You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before peaking through the lens and then photographing some of the magnificent sights. Share your moments with us on social media by using hashtag #RockStarOman

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