Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate UNESCO sites

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Muscat: Full-Day Nizwa Tour with Audio Guiding

1. Muscat: Full-Day Nizwa Tour with Audio Guiding

Get picked up from your hotel and head to the Shatti Al-Qurum hotel where the tour begins. Your driver will show you how to use the audio guide system to benefit the GPS enabled commentary (available in five languages) that follows the tour. Travel towards to Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital and home to some of its most significant structures. Along the way, stop at a charming ancestral village called Birka Al Mawz, which sits at the base of Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain). In Nizwa, admire the central fort and its giant cannon tower; walk through the traditional souq (market); and, of course, enjoy a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, visit the unique Jabreen Castle, built in the 17th century. It has magnificent plasterwork, carved doors, and painted wooden beams. You'll also see Jebel Shams—one of the most famous mountains in Oman—and one of the oldest towns in the region, Oman Bahla, before heading back to your hotel.

From Muscat: Nizwa & Al Hamra Guided Historical Tour

2. 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.

Daliah: 2 Day Package Tour

3. Daliah: 2 Day Package Tour

Explore Nizwa, the old capital city of Oman, at the famous Nizwa Souq. A wide variety of vendors offer their goods each morning. Here you can find fish, meat, vegetables, pottery, jewelry, handicrafts and souvenirs, sold in authentic market halls. Watch as vendors hawk their livestock at the Friday cattle market. Nearby Nizwa Fortress is architectural testimony to the economic and military achievements of the early Yaruba dynasty from the mid-17th century. It was a military stronghold designed to withstand even the strongest of attacks, with traps galore set for possible intruders in its hallowed halls. The picturesque village Misfath al Abreen lies on a steep slope at the foot of Jebel Shams, and has a large Falaj system which supplies water for many orchards, date palms and vegetable gardens. Then head up Jebel Shams Mountain; at 3000 meters, it is the highest mountain of Oman. Finally, time for some beauty sleep with an overnight at Jebel Shams Resort. The next morning, why not explore the Grand Canyon of Oman among the bevy of walking paths, where you'll take in spectacular views of the wadis and valleys below? Further down the mountain, Jabrin Castle, erected in 1670 by a sultan, beckons. Go back in time with exhibits of furniture and traditional utensils, take a gander at the elaborate wood carvings, ceiling paintings, and stucco work. The last stop offers a hard choice: will it be the Al Hoota Caves with its underground rivers, or UNESCO World Heritage Site the Bahla Fortress with its 132 watchtowers and 12 km of walls? Let the decision be yours.

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If you are watching this review, trust me and please try best to arrange your Nizwa trip to Friday for joining this guided tour.(Since it Specialised for Friday Morning Market). You won’t be regret for your lifetime. Abudullah, the real Omani tour guide, he is the best guide I have ever met. Friendly, knowledgeable and has the decent English, you can know Oman’s culture and lifestyle very well by following a local master’s footsteps. I am very lucky to join this tour rather than the audio guided one. Thanks god. The morning market is absolutely a sugar of Nizwa, imagining serval hundred years activity is displayed before you, what a magical moment. The old village museum is also a must visit point, many interactive events is shown before you and let you riding on the Time Machine. The relics and terrain is also great to visit. This is a super cool stuff to immerse yourself to the Arabian world. This tour is absolutely a hidden gem of Oman!

This tour was a great way to start my Oman trip. The guide spoke amazing english and was very knowledgeable about the history of the area

Very experienced tour guides and great trip arrangements to show us the broad history of Oman and Omani traditions! Highly recommend!

There were three of us with our guide and got exciting insights and explanations about Oman and historical places.

Our Guides were knowledgeable, efficient, and kind. Nizwa fort an amazing view! Highly recommended.