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Jebel Shams and Treasures of the Interior Tour from Muscat

Activity provider: Tour Oman

Jebel Shams and Treasures of the Interior Tour from Muscat

Activity provider: Tour Oman

From US$ 174 per person

Discover the treasures of Oman a full-day tour from Muscat. You’ll visit the oasis at Nizwa and enjoy a panoramic mountain drive to Jebel Shams, the Mountain of the Sun and the second-highest peak in the Arabian Gulf region.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Discover ancient Nizwa, the stunning oasis and the dense date plantations
  • Marvel at local craftsmanship as you explore bustling markets
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views from Jebel Shams
Full description
Experience the sights and sounds of Oman during this 8-hour tour from Muscat. You’ll begin with a drive to the Dakhalia region via the Samail passes and the abandoned villages of Birkat Al-Mouz. Visit Nizwa, the ancient capital in the interior of the country. Enjoy a walk through its famous souq, where silver and coppersmiths produce exquisite ornaments in front of your eyes. Souvenir hunters will treasure the famous Omani khanjar, coffee pot and copper vessels. Next you’ll head to the historic Nizwa Fort for a visit before continuing on to the Jabrin Castle. Enjoy the panoramic mountain drive to Jebel Shams or Mountain of the Sun, which is the second-highest peak in the region, rising to over 2,000 meters. From Jebel Shams you’ll have stunning views of the area’s rugged landscape.
  • Guided full-day tour
  • Transfers with pick-up and drop off at your hotel or the port in Muscat
  • Soft drinks and water
  • Other expenses

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Pick-up at your hotel or the port in Muscat

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
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Overall rating

4 /5

based on 5 reviews

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A full day tour. A lot of driving, over 450km. (75% was on multi lane freeway.) Got an appreciation of the different landscapes. Nizwa fort was interesting and totally rebuilt. Oman’s Grand Canyon was amazing. The Wadi’s were interesting, and the old town built into the hills. Great restaurant for lunch.(Which you pay for yourself) but great food and not expensive. Guide arrived half an hour late, but when I rang company advised he was held up in traffic so felt reassured he would arrive. I good way to get a feel for the countryside of Oman if you only have a few days to visit. Would recommend.

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February 9, 2020

Highly recommend our guide was outstanding. Thanks

December 26, 2019

November 18, 2019


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