Nizwa

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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 Bah...

    It was a great day out and we really enjoyed exploring interesting historic sites outside Muscat. Our driver and guide Malik was very professional and approachable. I would highly recommend this trip.

  • From Muscat: Day Trip to Jebel Shams, Oman's Grand Canyon

    2. From Muscat: Day Trip to Jebel Shams, Oman's Grand Canyon

    Begin your tour with 8:00 AM pickup from your accommodation in Muscat, then head to Nizwa, the birthplace of Islam and former capital of the Sultanate of Oman. Once there, enjoy the rich history of Oman dating back to the 17th century in a city packed with forts, historical edifices, and date plantations. Gaze at elaborate khanjars, or hand-carved daggers, and masterfully-crafted silver jewelry in Round Tower Fort, one of the city’s most famous fortifications. Later, you will be directed to Jebel Shams. On the way there, make stops to capture the best pictures at Al Hamra, a 300-year-old town located close to a flourishing oasis, and Misfat Al Brein, a 13th-century village located at the border of the canyon. Stroll through the mountain roads to arrive at Jebel Shams and stare in awe at the majestic peaks of the range that extend almost 3000 meters (9840 feet) up toward the cl...

    The Travel Guide Abdul was amazing. But the tour operators were very late and I couldn’t fulfill the enjoyment I truly deserved.

  • Muscat Airport: Private Transfer to Muscat or Nizwa

    3. Muscat Airport: Private Transfer to Muscat or Nizwa

    Upon arrival at Muscat Airport, finish the checkout formalities and collect your baggage. Reach the exit gate where your professional driver will be waiting to collect you, holding a board with your name on it for easy identification. After meeting your driver, take your seat in the private air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a comfortable ride to your hotel or chosen location. Make sure you provide enough details of your desired drop-off location and flight details so your driver can take you to the right place at the right time without any confusion.

  • Daliah: 2 Day Package Tour

    4. 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. Final...

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What people are saying about Nizwa

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 68 reviews

This tour is a must for all who want to learn more about the tradition and culture of Oman. Tour to Nizwa to the Nizwa Fort with the Nizwa Souq. Traveling through the Hajar mountains. We visited the wonderful Jabreen castle and we have seen the Bahla Fort. Lunch was good in a simple local restaurant. Khalil our tour guide is very professional and very pleasant in order to arrange a pleasant journey for his guests. I have met Khalil already for a tour in muscat and I was very happy to see him again. ***** (five stars rating)

A very enjoyable tour with a charming tour guide driver. Everything went very well and the pace of the tour was good. There was quite a lot of walking but by the end of the day, we were only slightly tired but satisfied with what we had seen and the information we were given. We particularly enjoyed the company of the guide, driver, we had long and involved conversations with him and learned a lot.

It was a great day out and we really enjoyed exploring interesting historic sites outside Muscat. Our driver and guide Malik was very professional and approachable. I would highly recommend this trip.

It was great-small group-historical places are very interesting-learned a lot.our driver abdalla al salmi is so kind and calm and caring.the restaurant is good also.their biryani was sooo good

The Travel Guide Abdul was amazing. But the tour operators were very late and I couldn’t fulfill the enjoyment I truly deserved.