This half-day excursion provides an introduction to parts of the Musandam Peninsula and its capital of Khasab. You will begin your tour with an orientation drive of Khasab and its surrounding areas. You will then visit this picturesque stronghold built in the 17th century by the Portuguese seeking dominion over the maritime trade in the Strait of Hormuz. The fort was erected to prevent attacks from the sea. Teak wood from India was used for its construction and the roof was fashioned from a mix of palm leaves and clay. Within its low, crenellated walls, the fort contains a large central tower which is thought to pre-date the fort itself. The structure you see today is the result of extensive restoration work carried out in the late 20th century. The fort's location offers excellent views and photo opportunities. Bukha Fort and Al Haref Leaving the fort, you will proceed along the coastal road to Bukha, which borders the Emirate of Ras al Khaima. The approximately one-hour drive offers spectacular scenery. Various stops provide great photo opportunities of this ruggedly beautiful region. Overlooking the sea and with a backdrop of mountains, finally you will visit the Bukha Fort and enjoy an attractive setting. Rising above Bukha it is one of the areas with numerous watchtowers.
Please Note: Space is limited, so please reserve early. The order of itinerary may vary. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour could take place in the morning or in the early arfernoon.