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From the tallest mountain peak in Oman to 400-year-old still-occupied mud-houses, this exciting drive takes you to sights less frequented by tourists. But have no fear as you depart from the beaten path—your skilled driver expertly navigates a 4x4 over challenging terrain.

Begin the day with a drive west of Muscat to the foot of the Hajjar Mountains, where the strategic town of Nizwa has stood for centuries. Observe the enormous fort, an important landmark for a city with a turbulent past. Pop into the souk to admire the local handicrafts and pick up a souvenir or two.

The mountain backdrop becomes your next destination. Climb to the traditional villages and see the 400-year-old mud-houses at Al Hamra and terrace farming on display at Wadi Ghul. Complete your tour on a high, ascending Jeleb Shams—Mountain of the Sun—at nearly 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Suffice to say the views of the dramatic mountain landscape are spectacular.

Return to Muscat with more views as you descend the mountain.

From the tallest mountain peak in Oman to 400-year-old still-occupied mud-houses, this exciting drive takes you to sights less frequented by tourists. But have no fear as you depart from the beaten path—your skilled driver expertly navigates a 4x4 over challenging terrain.

Begin the day with a drive west of Muscat to the foot of the Hajjar Mountains, where the strategic town of Nizwa has stood for centuries. Observe the enormous fort, an important landmark for a city with a turbulent past. Pop into the souk to admire the local handicrafts and pick up a souvenir or two.

The mountain backdrop becomes your next destination. Climb to the traditional villages and see the 400-year-old mud-houses at Al Hamra and terrace farming on display at Wadi Ghul. Complete your tour on a high, ascending Jeleb Shams—Mountain of the Sun—at nearly 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Suffice to say the views of the dramatic mountain landscape are spectacular.

Return to Muscat with more views as you descend the mountain.

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Nizwa & Hajjar Mountains Full-Day Tour

Activity/Location

Nizwa

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Muscat City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Muscat


Description

From the tallest mountain peak in Oman to 400-year-old still-occupied mud-houses, this exciting drive takes you to sights less frequented by tourists. But have no fear as you depart from the beaten path—your skilled driver expertly navigates a 4x4 over challenging terrain.

Begin the day with a drive west of Muscat to the foot of the Hajjar Mountains, where the strategic town of Nizwa has stood for centuries. Observe the enormous fort, an important landmark for a city with a turbulent past. Pop into the souk to admire the local handicrafts and pick up a souvenir or two.

The mountain backdrop becomes your next destination. Climb to the traditional villages and see the 400-year-old mud-houses at Al Hamra and terrace farming on display at Wadi Ghul. Complete your tour on a high, ascending Jeleb Shams—Mountain of the Sun—at nearly 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Suffice to say the views of the dramatic mountain landscape are spectacular.

Return to Muscat with more views as you descend the mountain.


Highlights

  • Highest mountains of the Arabian Peninsula

  • Ancient city & former capital of Nizwa

  • Traditional agricultural mountain villages

  • Stunning vistas from the highest peak in the country

  • 4-wheel drive vehicle to climb rugged mountain roads


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Nizwa and Hajjar Mountains

  • Admission to Nizwa Fort

  • 1 soft drink

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Muscat hotel via 4-wheel drive vehicle

  • Commentary in English


Exclusions

  • Lunch


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary

  • If you are pregnant you should not take part.

  • 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