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​Luxe Travel’s Tour Into Oman’s “Green Mountain” and the Historic Nizwa

Mar 03, 2017

Alila Jabal Akhdar (photo c/o Luxe Travel)

Hong Kong luxury travel company Luxe Travel continues to grow its range of thrilling opportunities with trips to the most esoteric destinations in the world. The historical Nizwa in Abu Dhabi and Green Mountain in Oman are two of Luxe Travel's latest highlighted destinations.

Nizwa, the birthplace of Islam in the Sultanate of Oman, perfectly fits the prestigious standards Luxe maintains. Nizwa is home to the enormous Round Tower Fort that dates back to the 17th century. One of the castles located in the fort features an elegant traditional ceiling painting; a style indigenous to the country that has been practiced throughout centuries. The castle is also home to many exquisite wood carvings which showcase the artisanal skills that the Omani people uphold.

Wander through fields of Damask roses in Jabal Akhdar

The scenic, rugged mountainous region of Oman is one of the nation’s most attractive destinations with many landmarks, including Jebel Shams, Oman’s highest mountain and Jebel Akhdar, what can be considered the nation’s fruit bowl. Jabal Akhdar, meaning “The Green Mountain” in Arabic, is rich in the region’s magnificent history, culture and landscapes. It is here that many types of fruit are cultivated and grown, thanks to the warm Mediterranean climate that provides the ideal environment for nature to blossom. Visitors can take a walk through the vast fields of walnuts, pomegranates and the country’s indigenous Damask roses for an experience impossible to forget. Damask roses are a crucial staple to the Omani, who use the flower to make the rose water, used as a medicinal remedy, flavouring and alluring fragrance.

For more on Luxe Travel's semi-private tour to Nizwa, check out www.luxetravel.com.hk or email info@luxetravel.com.hk

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