Musandam is a rocky and mountainous peninsula in Oman and located in the south of the Strait of Hormuz. Musandam is also known for many of its beautiful inlets that are known a Khors. These peaks and small fishing villages on the shores of the Khor can only be seen by the boat. At the heart of the mountains of the Strait of Hormuz, the fjords of Musandam inflict their glory. Visitors enjoy the décor large limestone walls overlooking mineral bays nestle small villages and extraordinary underwater life enjoying the dolphins, eagle rays and green turtles.
Musandam is one of the wildest areas of the sultanate of Oman. Basically it is a region to explore that is inadequately and very unusual populated. It is also called the Fjords of Arabia and this natural fortress has been isolated form the world for a long time. Visitors have chance to kayak and explore this natural paradise on foot where the sea and peaks are the only masters of the place from Sindbad to sailor.
When we talk about the kayaking. A kayak is a small, relatively narrow, human-powered boat that is essentially designed to be manually moved by means of a double bladed paddle. A traditional kayak has a covered ornament and one or more quarters consisting each seating one paddler. The quarters of the kayak is sometimes covered by a skirt that prevents the entry of water from the waves or spray and makes it possible for suitably skilled kayakers.
The kayakers are responsible and stable with a markedly shaped hull that is a great choice for day trips. A kayak is light and easy to use with a high back seat that is added for comfort. Paddle, lifejacket and quarters covers are included in a kayaking tour.
Basically kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across the water. For the past several years kayaking is considered a popular water sport. A kayak is distinguished form the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. The International Canoe Federation defined the kayak as a boat where the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double bladed paddle. Kayaking is included in full day and half day dhow cruise packages. The common highlights of kayaking in Khasab Musandam trip are as under;
- Discovering Musandam fjords, Norway of Arabia.
- The balance between Hiking and Sailing Kayak Oman
- Swimming, Snorkeling and Dolphins Watching.
- Hiking through the Wadis that are Panoramic view over the Bay of Khasab
- Exclusively Ascent of Jebel Shams with the beautiful scenery on the bay