The Husaak Adventure Center at Sama Heights in Jebal Shams
If you’re visiting the Jebal Shams area, you can now book your day trip from our Adventure Center located inside Sama Heights Resort in Jebal Shams
SAMA HEIGHTS RESORT, the only true eco resort in Oman – lies at the foot of Jebel Shams Peak, overlooking the raw and natural beauty of Jebel Misht, Wadi Ghul and the famous Wadi Nakhr, also known as the Grand Canyon of Arabia. Situated close to Jebel Al Akhdar, Sama Heights Resort, Jebel Shams lies at an altitude of 2100m, meaning we have cooler temperatures all year round.
DAILY TRIP SCHEDULE
TUESDAY - SUNDAY
9. a.m. – 2 p.m. – CULTURAL TOUR TO THE BALCONY W6 (Easy to Medium)
A 5/6 hour walk on an old Donkey Trail dates back to 300 years. The trek, known as The Balcony Walk, overlooks Oman’s Grand Canyon; ends with a secret lake and passes through the abandoned village of Sab Bani Khamis. We will provide you with Omani authentic snack/ lunch where you will experience community-based traditions brought by Omani hospitality, home-made dishes, all are enjoyed under palm frond inside a cosy house of a local Omani family.
3.p.m. - 4 p.m. ABSEILING
Grab a harness, put a helmet on, get geared and abseil down a rock face of three heights (10m, 15m, 20m ) with the help of our guides. This fun activity is held at the resort itself for your convenience. Kids can join too!
NOTE: All safety equipment will be provided by the team.
00:45 minutes before sunset – SUNSET HIKE (Easy)
Discover the beautiful sceneries at sunset over a short hike of an hour and a half within Jabal Shams. Don’t forget to bring your camera as you would want to reserve those memories somewhere! Watch the sun go down and enjoy this relaxing activity with your friends and family!
IMAX Viewpoint on W4 –Ask about availability in Reception or Husaak Center.
Enjoy the feeling of accomplishment of reaching one of the best viewpoints of Wadi Al Nakhr, the Grand Canyon of Oman, during this 2-hour hike!
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
7.a.m - 7.pm. - Jabal Shams Summit Hike W4 (Medium)
One of Husaak's favorites! An unforgettable, and challenging experience through Jabal Shams, the highest point in the Gulf. The hike to the roof of Arabia is a 8.5 KM hike each way, where you will see a shear drop cliff of 3000+ meters.
That is roughly three times the height of Burj Khalifa; the world’s tallest building! Who wouldn't want to hike up there?!
VIA FERRATA (Medium to difficult)
The start of the via ferrata is over an uphill climb to the right of the Jabal Shams Lake of the Balcony walk. The lower and first part of the via ferrata is a medium to difficult 80m ascent. You then move on to the second part which then leads you to the final climb up to a wadi, where you head up to the main road. You will be guided by our professional team throughout the climb. The total duration of this activity (Balcony walk + via ferrata climb) is 4 hours.
Rentals from HUSAAK Center
Hiking Shoes 5 OMR
Back Pack 5 OMR
Sleeping Bag 3 OMR
Sleeping Mat 1 OMR
Hiking Pole 2 OMR
All bookings and payment are made at the reception
Safety gear provided.
Extra charge if snacks and/or lunch is requested
Booking may be required in advance, subject to availability.
Minimum number of participants applies on some excursions
For more information, please contact the Resort reception or the HUSAAK Adventure Center.