Depart at 0800 hrs from the Muscat hotel, proceed to visit the Barka Fish Market, and proceed to the quaint 17th-century fort of Bait al Naaman. Later visit Nakhl, where a pre-Islamic fort perched up on a hillock offers a splendid view of the surrounding planes. Not very far away from the fort are the famous hot water springs of Nakhl. From here, drive up into the mountains crossing the Ghubra Bowl to visit the Wakan village, famous due to its terrace-garden plantations of pomegranates, apricots, oranges, grapes & figs. Drive through the spectacular Wadi Bani Auf. This stretch of graded road is very adventurous & for the physically fit only as it involves steep bends and bumpy roads. Visit the charming mountain village of Bilad Sayt Then we will travel on to AL Hamra and then continue up the mountains to the peak of Jebel Shams – the Mountain of the Sun. Here we will stay overnight at the Jebel Shams' traditional Omani tents / private camping.