Exclusive tours for delegates to the IRU World Congress

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Husaak Adventures welcome the IRU World Congress delegates and their partners, and are proud to offer the following trips and tours from November 6 to 9, 2018.

We at Husaak Adventures believe that life in Oman happens outdoors. One of our core values is to show the true and genuine side of the Omani heritage through cultural, historical and eco-tourism tours. Oman is the last frontier of Arabia, where its strongly held traditions have survived intact through the modernization of the country.

Below you'll find a collection of half-day, full-day and overnight tours to suit every ability and taste.

*Seats are limited and subject to a minimum number of participants. If your chosen tour becomes unavailable, you will be offered the choice of an alternative tour or a refund

 
 

Half Day Tours

 

Forts of Oman Tour

This tour is mainly about the history of Oman, forts, forts and more forts. The guests will visit 2 of the most important forts in Oman history, one of which is a UNISCO world heritage site. Both forts are located about 2 to 2.5 hours away from Muscat in Nizawa and Bahla. In this tour you will see Oman’s largest forts, Nizwa and Bahla and you will spend about 1 hour in each. Also a quick ancient city tour of Bahla and ending with a lunch at a local restaurant in Nizwa. It’s a fully packed day!

Nizwa Fort

History & Layout (From Wikipedia): “It was built in the 1650s by the second Ya’rubi ; Imam Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya'rubi,[1] although its underlying structure goes back to the 12th century.[2] It is Oman's most visited national monument. The fort was the administrative seat of authority for the presiding Imams and Walis in times of peace and conflict.[3] The main bulk of the fort took about 12 years to complete[1] and was built above an underground stream. The fort is a powerful reminder of the town's significance through turbulent periods in Oman's long history. It was a formidable stronghold against raiding forces that desired Nizwa's abundant natural wealth and its strategic location at the crossroads of vital routes.

Bahla Fort and the old settlement:

From the UNISCO World heritage website “The oasis of Bahla owes its prosperity to the Banu Nebhan, the dominant tribe in the area from the 12th to the end of the 15th century. The ruins of the immense fort, with its walls and towers of unbaked brick and its stone foundations, is a remarkable example of this type of fortification and attests to the power of the Banu Nebhan”

Schedule:

  • 7:00 AM Departure from location (TBA)
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Bahla Fort Tour
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Bahla old town tour
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Nizwa Fort tour
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch at a local restaurant
  • 2:30 PM back to Muscat

Tour Info:

  • Price: 59 OMR per person
  • Min: 10 PAX Max 25 PAX
  • Pickup Point: TBA
  • Start time: 7 PM Finish time: 2:30 PM
  • Method of transportation: 25 passenger bus x2
  • Guide: yes. Languages: Arabic/English.
  • Fitness level required: N/A – Light walk
  • Food & Beverage: Snacks & water, lunch is included.
 

Muscat Grand Tour:

In this tour you will spend between 45 minutes to 90 minutes at different major highlights of Muscat. The Muscat Grand Mosque with its unique structure, the Opera house and finish the tour in the National Museum.

Schedule:

  • 8:00 AM Departure from location (TBA)
  • 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Muscat Grand Mosque Tour
  • 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM Opera House tour.
  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM National Museum & Qasr Al Alam
  • 1:00 PM back to drop off location

Tour Info:

  • Price: 39 OMR per person
  • Min: 10 PAX Max 25 PAX
  • Pickup Point: TBA
  • Start time: 8 PM Finish time: 1 PM
  • Method of transportation: 25 passenger bus x2
  • Guide: yes. Languages: Arabic/English.
  • Fitness level required: N/A – Light city walk
  • Food & Beverage: Snacks & water.
 
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Hidden Pearls of Oman

The Hidden Pearls of Oman is one of the most unique Oman sea experience we offer. This takes you into the magical fjords of the Eastern Hajar mountains along the Gulf Oman. This trip is one of the most relaxing trips where you will spend most of your time chilling on the beach, snorkeling and kayaking. The variety of marine life along with the rich reefs in Bandar Khairan makes this experience world class.

If you are looking to relax, chill, enjoy the cool breeze from the sea, this is your trip but remember you have to be comfortable with being on a kayak, there will be some paddling to do. The water temp is warm during the winter and the sun is hot during the day so it makes it a perfect beach weather!

Schedule:

  • 8:00 AM Departure from location (TBA)
  • 9:00 AM Kayak brief
  • 9:30 AM Start Kayaking to a close by beach
  • 11:00 AM Get to the beach, swim/chill
  • 11:30 PM – 12:00 PM Grilled lunch.
  • 1:00 PM back to launching point
  • 2:00 PM back to Muscat.

Tour Info:

  • Price: 59 OMR per person
  • Min: 10 PAX Max 20 PAX
  • Pickup Point: TBA
  • Start time: 8 PM Finish time: 2:00 PM
  • Method of transportation: 25 passenger bus
  • Guide: yes. Languages: Arabic/English.
  • Fitness level required: Ability to kayak/life jacket will be provided
  • Food & Beverage: Snacks & water, lunch is included.
 

Muttrah Hike

“Is a hiking track in the town of Muttrah, Muscat which takes you through the mountain range that encircles the natural harbor and corniche at Muttrah. The track gives you chance to see brilliant views of Muttrah, Riyam Park and the Gulf of Oman from the mountains, and will also get you to see a side of Muttrah that you probably never thought existed, like beautiful rock formations (volcanic ophilolite rocks), mountain shrubs and clear ground water which might make you think you’re in a wadi.

The hike will end in Souq Mattrah, this is undeniably the most magnificent traditional market in the Sultanate. It is at least 200 years old and is made up of a complex maze of narrow walkways leading to hundreds of small shops that sell everything from Omani khanjers, halwa, and frankincense to kummahs and spices. It was historically known as the Souq of Darkness, due to its closed off ceiling and dimly lit interior, but thanks to the wonder of electricity, it is now lit and bright anytime you go visit. Unlike stereotypical markets in the Middle East and Asia, Souq Muttrah is laid back and the shopkeepers are not aggressive, they will of course overcharge tourists, but that’s how things work everywhere. It is also extremely safe and coming across a pickpocket or a con-artist is basically unheard-of”.

Schedule:

  • 8:00 AM Departure from location (TBA)
  • 9:00 AM Hike and safety brief
  • 9:15 AM Start Hiking
  • 12:15AM Get to the old souq
  • 1:30 PM Depart the souq back to drop off point
  • 2:00 PM back to the hotel

Tour Info:

  • Price: 39 OMR per person
  • Min: 10 PAX Max 25 PAX
  • Pickup Point: TBA
  • Start time: 8 PM Finish time: 2 PM
  • Method of transportation: 25 passenger bus x2
  • Guide: yes. Languages: Arabic/English.
  • Fitness level required: Decent fitness, mildly challenging hike
  • Food & Beverage: Snacks & water.
 

Full Day Tours

Oman Grand Canyon Tour

Food & Beverage: Snacks & water & lunch is provided This tour take you to the heart of the Western Hajar mountain and Jebal Shams, you will hike through the Grand Canyon of Oman and then you will see it from the top with the a bird view. Lunch will be provided at Sama Resort.

Schedule:

  • 8:00 AM Departure from location (TBA)
  • 10:00 AM Quick stop in Al Hamra for bathroom
  • 10:30 AM Wadi Nakhur - Start Hike for an hour in the Wadi
  • 11:30 AM Back to the van head up Jebal Shams
  • 12:30 PM Lunch at Sama Resort
  • 1:30 PM -2:30 PM tour of Jebal Shams
  • 6:00 PM back to the hotel.

Tour Info:

  • Price: 85 OMR per person
  • Min: 6 PAX Max 12 PAX
  • Pickup Point: TBA
  • Start time: 8 PM Finish time: 6:00 PM
  • Method of transportation: 14 passenger van
  • Guide: yes. Languages: Arabic/English.
  • Fitness level required: Decent fitness, nice easy hike
 

Caves & Tombs

This will take you to some of the world and Oman’s largest caves, 4000 years old tombs, and stunning drive through the Eastern Hajar Mountains.

Schedule:

  • 8:00 AM Departure from location (TBA)
  • 9:30 AM Quick stop in Quarayat for bathroom
  • 10:30 AM Start off road going up Salmah
  • 11:30 AM Majlis Al Jin visit and other caves in the area
  • 12:30 PM Lunch grills
  • 1:30 PM -2:30 PM Tombs tour
  • 6:00 PM back to the hotel.

Tour Info:

  • Price: 95 OMR per person
  • Min: 6 PAX Max 12 PAX
  • Pickup Point: TBA
  • Start time: 8 PM Finish time: 6:00 PM
  • Method of transportation: 4x4 Vehicles
  • Guide: yes. Languages: Arabic/English.
  • Fitness level required: Mainly in 4x4 with some walking
  • Food & Beverage: Snacks & water & lunch is provided
 

Wadi & Falaj Tour

This tour take you to one of the most beautiful Wadi’s in Oman, you will start by walking up the falaj system and then into the Wadi where you will swim, go around big boulders and jump off cliffs!

Schedule:

  • 8:00 AM Departure from location (TBA)
  • 9:30 AM Quick stop in Quarayat for bathroom
  • 10:30 AM Wadi Al Arbieen- Start Hike for 3 hours in the Wadi
  • 1:30 AM Back to the van – Eat lunch
  • 2:30 PM Head back to Muscat
  • 5:00 PM back to the hotel.

Tour Info:

  • Price: 85 OMR per person
  • Min: 6 PAX Max 12 PAX
  • Pickup Point: TBA
  • Start time: 8 PM Finish time: 5:00 PM
  • Method of transportation: 14 passenger van
  • Guide: yes. Languages: Arabic/English.
  • Fitness level required: Decent fitness, nice easy hike but you will swim in wadi water.
  • Food & Beverage: Snacks & water & lunch is provided
 

The Hanging Gardens

This will take you to the backside of Jebal Al Akhdar, through some of Oman hanging gardens in Wekan and Belad Seit. There plenty of off road adventure in this tour, so buckle up and lets go!

Schedule:

  • 8:00 AM Departure from location (TBA)
  • 9:30 AM Quick stop in Wadi Mistel for bathroom
  • 10:30 AM Start off road going up to Wekan
  • 11:00 AM At Wekan, tour for 1 hour
  • 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM Lunch
  • 12:30 PM Drive to Wadi Bani Awf and to Belad Seit
  • 2:00 PM -2:30 PM Belad Seit
  • 6:00 PM back to the hotel.

Tour Info:

  • Price: 95 OMR per person
  • Min: 6 PAX Max 12 PAX
  • Pickup Point: TBA
  • Start time: 8 PM Finish time: 6:00 PM
  • Method of transportation: 4x4 Vehicles
  • Guide: yes. Languages: Arabic/English.
  • Fitness level required: Mainly in 4x4 with some walking
  • Food & Beverage: Snacks & water & lunch is provided
 

Overnight Camping 9-10 November

The Tahery Cave

This is one of the most magical trips we have, it’s a tough hike but the destination is worth it. You will get to sleep at the discharge point of the Salmah caving 18 KM caving system.

Schedule:

9th of Nov

  • 10:00 AM Departure from location (TBA)
  • 12:00 PM Quick stop in Quarayat for bathroom
  • 1:30 PM Start the hike to Tahery Cave.
  • Depend on fitness level 3-4 hours – Reach around sunset.
  • 6:00 PM dinner and chill by the fire.
  • 10th of Nov
  • 6:00 AM – Wake up and have breakfast.
  • 7:00 AM – Start hiking
  • 11:30 AM by the cars
  • 2:00 PM -3:00 PM Back to Muscat.

Tour Info:

  • Price: 120 OMR per person
  • Min: 8 PAX Max 12 PAX
  • Pickup Point: TBA
  • Overnight trip.
  • Method of transportation: 4x4 Vehicles
  • Guide: yes. Languages: Arabic/English.
  • Fitness level required: Need decent fitness level, 5 KM hike each way, lose rocks, some tough steep sections.
  • Food & Beverage: Food provided for the duration of the trip. Dinner, breakfast and snacks.
 

The Fountain of Youth

This trip takes you to one of the easy yet a stunning wadi in Oman, offering a small hike, a potential to swim and a small cave with bats. Weather will be amazing so enjoy sleeping in the open under the stars

Schedule:

9th of Nov

  • 12:00 AM Departure from location (TBA)
  • 2:30 PM Quick stop in Al Hamra for bathroom
  • 4:00 PM Start the hike in the Wadi and set up camp
  • Depend on fitness level 1-2 hours– Reach around sunset.
  • 6:00 PM dinner and chill by the fire.
  • 10th of Nov
  • 6:00 AM – Wake up and have breakfast.
  • 7:00 AM – Hike toward the bat caves, explore and come back
  • 10:00 AM by the cars
  • 2:00 PM Back to Muscat.

Tour Info:

  • Price: 120 OMR per person
  • Min: 8 PAX Max 12 PAX
  • Pickup Point: TBA
  • Overnight trip.
  • Method of transportation: 4x4 Vehicles
  • Guide: yes. Languages: Arabic/English.
  • Fitness level required: Easy Hike.
  • Food & Beverage: Food provided for the duration of the trip. Dinner, breakfast and snacks.