Petroglyphs of Oman

In Oman, rock art sites are scattered across the country and represent the rich spiritual values of a very ancient culture with great significance to both their creators and to their descendants.

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1 Week

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Muscat, Shenah, Nizwa, Al Ayn, al Hamra, Wadi Al-Hareem, Wadi Bani Kharous.

4420$

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What is Included?

4x4 air-conditioned vehicle with specialized driver (safety seats for children available on request); 6 nights’ accommodation at 5 stars hotels; all meals (lunch, dinner and breakfast); guided visits at Muscat, archaeological sites; all entrance tickets; English speaking expert guide (other languages available on request - supplement required); gift bag; water, tea and snacks.

Description

This journey will take you in the wadis of the Hajjar Range to visit the sites that are more spectacular for their beauty. It will enable you to read the pages of rock on which the ancient inhabitants of Oman have written their history. The sites that you will be visiting were very important for ritual, social and religious purposes. While visiting them, you should approach the rock art with the same respect and consideration that was felt by the ancient artists and their community. It is because others have respected the sites and rock art that you are now able to visit them yourself, and in turn you can allow others to enjoy and study the rock art in the future. We will visit the capital Muscat, a sweet mélange of modernity and tradition, and the National Museum.

Route

The route from Muscat, follows the main stream of Wadi Aday to the gap between the northern and southern Hajjar Mountain Range, reaches the interior piedmont by the town of Nizwa and goes around the northern Jabal Akhdar, back to Muscat.