Escape this monsoon to the green mountains of Alila Jabal Akhdar

This Independence Day, make it a long weekend getaway to the Green Mountains in Oman and enjoy the destination like never before with one of a kind Alila Experiences.

Located in the central section of the Al Hajar Mountains, Alila Jabal Akhdar offers a gateway to the area’s incredible history, culture and nature. This rugged, mountainous region is one of Oman’s most compelling tourist destinations, thanks to stunning landscapes that include Jebel Shams, Oman’s highest mountain range, and Jabal Akhdar, meaning the “Green-Mountain” in Arabic, popularly considered the fruit bowl of Oman.

From trekking, canyon walks, cave explorations and other outdoor pursuits, and discovering the region’s cultural and culinary traditions, embark on bespoke experiences for a truly memorable holiday time.

Hiking and trekking

Alila Jabal Akhdar offers guests the opportunity to gaze across spectacular scenery of terraced farms and valley. Visit to the agricultural village of Al Ayn, and the picturesque view of abandoned village of Wadi Bani Habib. Hike around Ilayilinah or hike around Said Plateau, hikes ranging from 3 to 8 hours, there’s everything for everyone.

Cave adventure via ferrata

Not for the fainthearted, this adventure dares you to step out onto 20-metre-high ropes and traverse a cave mouth – a thrilling experience you will never forget!

Stargazing

Alila Jabal Akhdar offers some of the clearest night-time views of the stars, moon, and planets, making it a paradise for celestial enthusiasts and avid stargazers. Learn about the galaxies, nebula, clusters and supernova remnants, and see the treasures of the night sky. You will also be shown how to set up a telescope correctly before peeking through the lens and then photographing some of these magnificent sights.

Butterfly trails

Alila Jabal Akhdar’s Butterfly Trail offers an adventure for children that they, and their parents, just can’t resist! With scavenger map in hand, young explorers will be taken on a journey of discovery, learning new facts about the mountain and its inhabitants, and engaging in an array of fun activities along the way. Free guided tours are available at 04:00 pm on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday.

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