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Enjoy a Half day mountain Safari tour exploring the highlights Dhofar mountain range (Samhan mountain). Accompanied by our English speaking guide (Local), arrive at the fascinating Darbat Valley cascades as you might also spot the wondering locals’ herds of camels, cattle and gouts at the valley field as you drive to the sinkhole of Tawi Attair district.
Get your opportunity to view the enormous Tawi Atair Sinkhole or so called “birds well”. (Diameter is 130 -150 m and 211 m depth) View this phenomenal natural hole. Then drive a few KMs further up to visit one of the biggest caves in the world Teeq cave and Sinkhole.
After that, drive further to the ultimate highest point of Dhofari mountains (Samhan mountain peak), get a panoramic view at a height of 2,100 meters that has many deep and narrow plateaus, some of which are about 1,000 meters deep. Lastly, driving back to start point and end of the tour.
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First stop will be Wadi (valley) Darbat. This valley is the most well-known, delightful and grand nature spot in the region. It is among the best 2 spots visited by travellers every year in Dhofar and an ideal spot for a vital day, particularly with your family. The valley is celebrated with its spring that has a characteristic underground water shaping a lovely lake. There are numerous occasional engaging water exercises, particularly after monsoon time, like, pedal kayaking, speedboats and kayak pontoons. The spot has a rich environment, numerous wonderful little regular falls and a lovely climate where you can have magnificent crisp loosening up time. Likewise, Many local people's herds can be frequently observed around, such as, camels, caws and goats.
Your following stop is 20 minutes' drive up from Darbat valley and through the field open countryside of Jaballi settlement (Mountain Locals) to the sinkhole of Tawi Attair, known locally as “well of birds”. It is an impressive topology karst of limestone formation with a 211 m depth – like 60-floor high building. Your guide will explain to you about it and take you to the view point spot, where you will notice many flying birds echoes and Twitters around the opening as there a big number nestling in the walls of this giant limestone plateau. This place is just a natural miracle.
Your next stop is another amazing geographical phenomena. Teeq cave and sinkhole. The capacity of the Teeq Sinkhole is about 975 thousand cubic metres. Its diameter is between 130 to 150 metres and its depth is 211 metres. There is a deep cave near the top of the crater and its size is approximately 170 thousand cubic meters and has no less than 6 entrances, the largest of which is the entrance and the western wall and can be seen from the top of the crater where one can reach it through small paths that can be seen from the main path through which you can view the great scenes of the pit.
Jabal (mountain) Samhan in Dhofar region of the Sultanate of Oman encompasses a track of limestone highlands, rising steeply from the coastal plain and sloping more gently towards the north. The Jabal, or mountain, has a 1,500 m escarpment which overlooks the Zalawt foothills and the plain of the Marbat - Sadh peninsula. Jabal Samhan Nature Reserve consists of an array of barren, scalloped peaks separated by deep wadis (valleys) and canyons. These deep wadis contain rare and unique plants such as Caralluma sp. and Anogeissus dhofarica. Most of the wadis contain water pools where the rare wild animals like the Leopard, Ibex, Gazelle, Striped Hyena, Foxes and Wolves come to drink.
Situated at the middle of Wadi (valley) Hinnah at Samhan mountain, your next stop is to experience the unique giant Tabaldi Baobab Trees, also "scientifically known as dansonia digitata”. With its rare unique giant form, baobab tree, locally known as Ankiji or Al Mashwa, is definitely an interesting type of tree . There are about 200 Baobab trees in Dhofar, which can get up to 25 m tall and a width of diameter up to 2m. These amazing trees are usually seen in Africa (mostly in Madagascar). Get your chance to take memorable photos and experience such rare type of habitat.
Your next stop is a few minutes down the hills of Hinna valley to the controversial gravity point. A natural mysteries phenomena that leaves you astonished. A bleak stretch of road that go against gravity as you put your car in Neutral gear it will simply appear moving uphill, in a mind blowing scene. A real phenomena to experience yourself.