Sitting 2000m above sea level, Jebel Akhdar is a true oasis in the heart of the Al Hajar mountain range.
These mountains are a cool and verdant spot and different to the intense heat found in much of Oman. It makes them the perfect location for fruit orchards and you can find almonds, walnuts, figs, peaches, grapes, pomegranates and many more growing on the trees as you drive along. The landscape here is a dramatic mix of mountains, gorges and wadis, dotted with ancient villages and settlements.
The fruit orchards cover the hillsides in terraces, and if you visit in April you can experience the air filled with the scent of damask roses. Visit a local home to see how rose water is distilled and taste some of the fabulous produce.
This is a truly magical place and a perfect addition to a luxury holiday to Oman.