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Turtle watching Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve

Turtle watching

Your guide will meet you at your hotel in Muscat and you will first drive to Sur where you will be able to visit the only surviving dhow building yard in Oman and also the Maritime Museum. From here you will proceed to Ras al Hadd and your beachfront hotel for the night.

A traditional dhow being built in the shipyard in Sur
Scaffolding supporting a traditional dhow in the shipyard in Sur
a dhow in dry dock at Sur Maritime Museum

 

 

Oman is home to several important nesting sites for four different species of turtle: the endangered Green Turtle, the Olive Ridley Turtle, the Loggerhead Turtle, and the critically endangered Hawksbill Turtle and turtle watching is one of the most popular eco-tourism activities in the country.

The turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz allows visitors to intimately witness the female turtles nesting and the eggs hatching without any danger of disrupting the process.

Baby turtles head for the sea for the first time after hatching
Baby turtles dig their way out of the sand as they hatch
The moon can be seen above a rock formation at Ras Al Jinz Turtle reserve just before sunrise

 

Tours run at 9pm and 5am.

The next day your guide will drive you back to Muscat via Fins beach, Wadi Tiwi, Wadi Shab and Bimmah sinkhole.

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