Muscat (and vicinity), Oman Muscat
Wed, Aug 5 - Wed, Aug 19 Aug 5 - Aug 19

Highlights

  • Former Islamic stronghold & ex-capital city of Nizwa

  • Imposing & ancient fortification in the region

  • Dramatic location in the shadow of the Hajjar Mountains

  • Silver jewelry & other local products in the souk

  • Medieval fort at Bahla—a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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8:15 AM Tour

Duration 10h Free cancellation
$126 per adult
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Description

The region's turbulent past has left the landscape of Oman rich with over 500 forts, castles, and towers. Discover the best of these on a full-day tour to Nizwa. Explore the former capital city before heading out to the medieval fort at Bahla and the impressive castle at Jabreen.

The ancient capital of Nizwa, in its strategic location at the crossroads of vital routes, is renowned for containing some of Oman's most striking landmarks. Enter the huge 17th century fort and learn about the many traps and architectural deceits hidden inside. Afterwards, wander through the souk as you take in the vibrant sights, sounds, and smells synonymous with these buzzing marketplaces.

Continue to Bahla, west of Nizwa, and encounter its own fortress, this one inscribed a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. Wonder at its immense size, a testament to the strength of the Banu Nebhan people who built it.

Complete the tour with a visit to Jabreen Castle, not only a bastion during wartime but also a center of education; here admire the subtleties of fine carvings and paintings as the day is concluded with a gentler cultural message.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Nizwa and the surrounding area

  • Admission fees to the forts

  • 1 soft drink

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Muscat hotel

  • Commentary in English


Exclusions

  • Lunch


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • If you have limited mobility you should not take part.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 4 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Nizwa, Oman