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Lets grab the last chance to view the Turtles

Hosted by the Consul of the Dubai Travelers Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Thu 27 Sep 19:00 - Sat 29 Sep 22:30

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We have collaborated with the Trekkup people to take us to this amazing place and catch the Seasonic wonder of watching the amazing turtles in Sur, Oman

Turtles are no doubt the national animals of Oman. Those mysterious creatures are in fact air-breathing reptiles and so they need to surface every couple of hours, depending on activity. A resting or sleeping turtle can remain underwater for Protected content .

We are absolutely astonished by those mysterious creatures and so we have decided to design a weekend dedicated in large part to them. With the high season started, we will observe them popping up the water for breathing (if we re lucky they will pop up like a popcorn) snorkel with them, see them hatching and cheer the babies crawling to the sea. But thats not everything!

We will have enough time to explore two of the most beautfiul wadis - Wadi Shabb and Wadi Tiwi. Great for exploration in the spring/summer, with year round water-flowing springs, those two beautiful wet wadis have a lot to offer, been a natural water park and inspiration for Wild Wadi alikes.
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Since the distance from Dubai is quite substantial, we will firstly fly to Muscat on Thursday night, sleep over and move to the destinations in rented 4WDs. All you need to do is pack your bag and enjoy the trip.

Itenary for the trip:

Day 1:

Thursday

- Fly to Muscat at 20.00 (Terminal 2), overnight in Muscat, 4 star hotel.

Day 2:

Friday - start early morning, quick breakfast and drive in rented 4WDs to Wadi Shab. We will arrive to Wadi Shab around 9am and so the wadi should not be crowded yet. After 45 minutes, with breaks to cool down in pools, we will reach the secluded waterfall and enjoy the uniqueness of this place. After 2 hours in the water we will head back to cars and take off to Sur.
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By this time we should all be quite hungry so lets jump on the boat and head to secluded turtle hideaway to enjoy our lunch while they pop around us.

In the evening we will head to Turtle Reserve for a close encounter and cheer the hatching females.

Approximately 20,000 turtles or more lay an estimated 30,000 nests each year on the beaches around.

Day 3:

Saturday - if you re keen on early start, you can check the hatching females going back to the sea in the daylight. This is actually good opportunity for some great shots if you are a photographer. Dont wake us up :)

After breakfast we will grab our snorkels and say hi to the turtles hanging around the shore. There are usually in a big number here, however nature is never predictable 100%.

Around 12noon we will drive up to Wadi Tiwi, one of the most picturesque roads in Arabia, across the local villages to the stream and the endless pools.

We will bash in TREKKUP private Spa, secluded pools with caves and waterfalls without any other tourists. We will chase the happiness until we will be able to scramble up the wadi, depending on water levels.

If we have enough time we will drive up to waterfalls of Mibam...

...and perhaps Bimah sinkhole, however, it will not make any impression on you anymore at the end of such loaded weekend :)

Back home at Protected content (Terminal 2)

Level of difficulty: easy, available for kids and beginners

Activities: Turtles encounter, swimming, snorkelling, boating, short hiking. You should be a swimmer or at least feel comfortable in the water to join this trip. Life jackets available for rent.

Duration: weekend

Accommodation & meals: included. 2x breakfasts, 2 x lunches, 1 dinner. No meal on Thursday.

Requirements: daypack, trekking shoes, sunblock, hat, snorkelling gears, bikini, fingerless gloves for easy support on hot rocks.

Approx. cost: Protected content all incl. flights.

Specifically excluded: All expenses related to visas. It is participant sole responsibility to assure admission to a country of destination. Details available.

We will need drivers for 4WDs (asphalt, simple offroad in a few places).

This trip includes international flight. We will be buying the tickets fairly quickly and so need your commitment max 3 weeks before the date to sustain the budget.

See yah with turtles!! x