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Kayak Adventure in Oman

After my previous adventure trip with @Husaak and his team, I decided to experience another adventure with them. This time, I decided to go on a Kayak Adventure!!!!

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Now, this adventure kind of started early this time.. from the AIRPORT. Lately, I’ve been cautious with taking personal documents with me when flying – so I either take my passport or my ID, I never carry both. Finally, when I reached to immigration, only to realize I had no identification on me. No Civil ID and no passport. The rest was history.

On the bright side, I some how made it to my flight “5 minutes before departure.. literally!” I buckled up, and the flight took off!!!

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Thank you again and again to all who helped me make it to that flight.

Flight: Oman Air (Direct) – Two flights per day from Kuwait to Muscat

Another option: (1 stop): Flydubai

I will keep this post short and sweet, here we go…

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leaving to the pick-up point

 

The trip started from a pick-up by the organizing guide/team from a pre-set pick-up point and drive for an hour and 30 minutes or so to the destination where we picked-up our Kayaks.

Trip Guide: Wenayan Al Wenayan

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when it all started..

We took off and started Kayaking until we reached our camp base. I will let the photos tell you about the two nights we spent there..

This trip had tents for you to sleep in during the night (Unlike my last trip to the waterfall hike). A funny incident happened one of the two nights when the wind was too strong, and the tent fell on us! Haha, it was funny we ended up sleeping outdoors – the best decision. I recommend you to always choose to sleep outdoors if you get the option its just beautiful.

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This trip was especially great because of the company; so much laughter.

We kayaked our way back to put back the kayaks in the storages, and drive back to Muscat.

Finally, the Kayak trip ended with a light meal near Souq Mutrah in Muscat.

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….. my trip didn’t end. I booked a massage at the Chedi for some me time haha. Yes, now it ended:)

A special thank you for Ali Husain for starting all of this.

Photo credits: Wenayan W.

Photo credits: Wenayan W.

Cheers,

Hello965

The Secret Waterfalls in Oman

Hello hello hello adventurers! This post is especially for YOU.

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PC: Hello965

One of the weekends I decided to join a hiking trip organized by a Kuwaiti adventurer called Ali, who’s been doing those hikes in Oman for a while.

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Mr Ali Husain

Ali organizes multiple trips on a monthly basis. Usually, those trips have guides and co-guides to lead everyone during the whole trip. Ali is an Explorer & adventure traveler. Inspiring others to get out & see the wonders of Earth. What motivated me to join one of Ali’s trips is his passion; when you know passion is involved, you know it’ll be good.

How do I sign up for one of the trips?

You contact Ali to inquire about the trips he offers: (Jebel Shams, The cave, Waterfalls, Kayak Expedition, The Abandon Village (Family trip),  etc..). Usually, the broadcast he sends contains the trip details:

  • Starting and Ending Dates
  • Guide names
  • Difficulty Level
  • Price & deposit details
  • Meeting Point
  • Gear required
  • What is provided and what is not

Upon confirmation, you transfer the deposit amount. A whatsapp group will be created to discuss trip details and to get to know the group you’re going with. Later, there will be a meeting where you all meet to discuss the trip details. Our guide Ms Lulu Al Awadhi was extremely helpful guiding us to what we need to buy and prepare for. So when the meeting happens, try to attend.

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PC: Arwa Abulhassan

You feel like going but no one wants to join you from your friends? GO ANWYAY! At first, I was worried because I registered solo – I had no friends going with me at that time. Then I realized, it’s one of the best decisions I took meeting all the great people and their amazing personalities.

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PC: Abdulwahab Buhaimed

The trip I did was called: The Secret Waterfalls

Verdict of the whole experience? AMAZING

Will I do it again? Yes

A tip for the Secret Waterfalls? Take gloves, Knee support, and an energy drink.

Do I need to be fit to do it? Personally, I say Yes. Train, train, train.

A memorable moment? Jumping off of a 20 meters cliff

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*** Through out the trip I had two concerns but I’ll share only one: Sleeping outdoors. Sleeping under the stars and waking up to the beach were the best two moments I’ve had in a long long time.

Ignore your fears, have fun!

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PC: Bader AlAjeel

Closing Thought.. ” Forge your own route and stand in no one’s footsteps but your own.”

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