The gem of Wakan Village
Excursions & day trips

The gem of Wakan Village

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 7 hours to 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit Nakhal, a pretty old town surrounded by oasis and mountains
  • Take the direction to the remote village of Wakan, set inside Wadi Mistal
  • Perfect for those who love panoramic tours
What to expect

Your private guide will meet you at your hotel/selected location at 8.30 am, then your journey will start. The first stop will be in Nakhal, a pretty old town surrounded by oasis and mountains. In its historical center is located a majestic Fort built during the 17th Century. Its structure can be considered a unique example of military architecture because the Fort has been built incorporating the rocky cliff inside of the multiple layers of the fort. The battlements of the upper terrace offer stunning views on the valley. The location of this construction was accurately selected, with the rocky mountain on the backside as protection and at its feet an abundant source of water, which irrigates extensive date palm plantations. The area is indeed rich in plantations with different types of crops. The narrow road through the town winds up to the Hot Springs of Ayn Al Thowwarah, which is a popular picnic spot.

After spending some time at Nakhal you will take the direction to the remote village of Wakan, set inside Wadi Mistal. The panoramic road between high mountains will end in a short white trail, perfect for a soft off-road with the 4x4. At a mountain edge and 2000 meters above the sea level, you’ll reach Wakan village, which is facing the valley created by the Wadi. This green village consists of many terraces of farms that stretch throughout the mountain. Among the many types of fruits that are planted - like pomegranates, grapes, and figs. Wakan Village is particularly famous for the peach trees and the blossom of their pink flowers during the month of April. A long staircase will conduct you between the crops and you’ll find several panoramic points perfect for some photos. After exploring this beauty, with the relaxing sound of running water through the falaj canals, you’ll return back to Muscat.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Private guide and driver
    • Private comfortable vehicle 4x4
    • Bottles of mineral water on board
    • Private tour
    • Pick-up and drop-off from designated areas
    What's not included
    • Lunch on the way
    • Tips (optional)
    • Health/travel insurance
    Reduced price
    • Infants (age 0-5): free admission
    • Children (age 6-11)
    Where

    Pick up from any hotel in Muscat or from Muscat airport

    Meeting point:

    Please re-confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator.

    What to remember
    • It's recommended to wear sneakers and comfortable clothes but you must be respectful of the country's rules (no exposure of shoulders and knees for adults, no transparent clothes, etc)
    • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator at least 48 hours before departure. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
    • Your belongings are your own responsibility and the local operator is not responsible for any lost belongings during the trip
    • Please note that the tour could be subjected to any unpredicted change during the Ramadan period. However, the local tour provider will be always ready to support the guests and guarantee the best services as possible. Furthermore, the tour will not be available on the religious holidays established by the Oman law (ex.: Eid days)
    • The local operator takes no responsibility for any damage, loss, accident, sickness, injury, or death that the guests may suffer or incur arising out of the tour and activities and/or in connection with the contract with and/or the operator of any activities
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    When
    • Daily
    • Pick-up at 08.30 am
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    Provider
    AFAQ Travel & Tourism
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the experience begins. If you cancel up to 1 day before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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