Nizwa Fort

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From Muscat: Nizwa & Al Hamra Guided Historical Tour

1. From Muscat: Nizwa & Al Hamra Guided Historical Tour

Embark on a historical and cultural tour that gives an insight into Omani life. Visit the impressive Nizwa Fort, haggle a bargain at the local souq, and end the day seeing a traditional village. Start with a spectacular drive through the Hajar Mountains via Fanjah for a photo stop. Then, arrive in Nizwa City to see the Nizwa Fort — the most popular monument of Oman. Next up is a visit to Nizwa souq, the market where you can buy traditional knives, pots and other unique items. Head next to the Al Hamra and Bait Al Safah museum where you can learn about how locals lived in generations past.

Hajar Mountains: Private Day Trip from Muscat

2. Hajar Mountains: Private Day Trip from Muscat

Begin your tour driving through the Hajar Mountains to the township of Nizwa, which is the ancient capital of Oman. Visit Nizwa Fort and the traditional Souk.  Next, travel through the deep Wadi Ghul and arrive at Jebel Shams, Mountain of the Sun, which is the undisputed lord of the mountains. Jebel Shams is the highest peak of the Jebel Al Akhdar mountain range, soaring 3,000 meters above sea level. This is the Grand Canyon of Oman and provides spectacular scenery, ancient rock carvings, and remote villages.  Continue your tour to the beautiful old village of Misfah, perched on the side of a mountain where narrow ancient stone pathways lead you into the valley below. Have lunch at a restaurant where you can savor local delicacies at the top of the mountain. Afterward, explore the ancient labyrinth of the region of Al Hamra before your return trip to Muscat.

From Muscat: Nizwa & Al Hamra with Jebel Shams Night Stay

3. From Muscat: Nizwa & Al Hamra with Jebel Shams Night Stay

In the morning you leave Muscat and we drive to Nizwa, the ancient capital of Oman. At Nizwa you will visit Nizwa Fort and the Traditional Souk. From there you will travel to Al Hamra one of the oldest villages in Oman at the foot of the Hajar Mountains we take a walk around the mud brick houses. After thi tour, we move on to Misfah al Abryeen, a truly pristine village that nestles at the base of Jebel Shams. Here you will get to see the large Falaj water system that supplies water to the nearby vegetation. There are numerous marked footpaths throughout the village that is recommended to take your time and explore. Before continuing our journey onwards and upward to Jebel Shams, stopping on the way for amazing views of the Hajar Mountains and Oman's highest point. Even on the hottest days, it's nice and cool up here. Jebel Shams is the highest peak of the Hajar mountain range, soaring 3,000 meters above sea level. It provides a spectacular scenery, ancient rock carvings and remote villages .Overnight in Mountains

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What people are saying about Nizwa Fort

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 16 reviews

it's awesome My friend and I booked this tour for a group. But it turned out that they told me that the bus for the group I was going to take was full. We were very lucky to have a private tour without paying extra. And the car that he picked me up looks great. Ayoub and another came to pick us up. They are very polite and kind. I have traveled to many countries and they are the best tours. They give you coffee in the morning. And on the way back I asked them about the local tea. They also gave me tea. They really do this job with love. Even though my friend and I are quite picky But they are willing to help us with everything. I swear this tour was really good.

The canyon trip with the morning in Nizwa was an absolutely stunning day trip. Our guide, Yahya, was exceptional and made it even more enjoyable and fun. In Nizwa, Yahya was great helping us with shopping questions and, having been to Nizwa before without a guide, it made for a different, broader experience. I hadn't known before our trip to the canyon/Jabal Shams that it is noticeably cooler up there than at the bottom of the mountains.

I recommend the guide Abdallah al-Siyabi, very friendly and passionate. the price may be a bit exaggerated when you know how much fuel and food cost

The tour was very nice and interesting thanks to our good guide Kahlil. A good day trip with 375 km drive.

Very good. The driver was available and pleasant. The place where we eat and the meal were very good.