In October 2012 I spent two weeks in the Sultanate of Oman. The country is located on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula. It's diverse geography includes rugged coasts, placid beaches, craggy mountains, salt flats, oasis and deserts. Hiking is by far the best way to enjoy Oman's spectacular mountain-landscape.
Dhow wharf, Sur, Oman
The emerald pools of Wadi Tiwi, Oman
Woman baking bread, Al Hamra, Oman
OMAN TOUR, 2012
Unlike neighbouring countries where glitzy cities compete for bigger, better, taller everything, Oman has managed to retain at least some of the charms of the old Arabia as it must have been years ago. Therefore Oman is particularly well known for Cultural tourism. At the same time, it's also a great place for hiking!
This tour in October 2012 was organized by Hauser Exkursionen, Germany, and led by Austrian tour guide Herwig Kaschka.
Exploring on foot beautiful Wadi Tiwi with its string of thick plantations and emerald pools, perfect for swimming