- Drive through the spectacular Hajar mountains
- Visit an impressive 17th century fort
- See some of Oman's most historical buildings
- Tour Nizwa
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What You Can Expect
As you travel, listen as your guide tells you about Oman’s rich heritage and history. Soak up the views of the oasis towns of Fanjah and Birkat Al Mauz, and trace the line of the rocky Hajar Mountains during your drive southward.
After roughly 1.5 hours, arrive in Nizwa, Oman’s former capital and once an important trading hub, located as it is on a major route between Muscat and Dhofar in the south of the country.
Drive through the palm groves around the town, and reach your first stop — Nizwa Fort. Head inside with your guide and learn how this picturesque outpost was built in the 17th century to ward off raiders as you roam the towers and courtyards.
Enjoy the far-reaching views from the battlements, and afterward, stroll around Nizwa souk, where vendors sell everything from rugs and pottery to silver Bedouin jewelry.
Peruse the wares, and if you wish, buy some as souvenirs (own expense). Then, continue to the old oasis village of Tanuf and palm oasis town of Bahla, famous for its fort and earthenware pottery.
Next, drive to Jabreen, home to one of Oman’s most beautiful forts. Leave your vehicle and explore this lovely 17th-century fort to admire its impressive wall and ceiling paintings and decorative woodcarvings.
Afterward, relax on your ride back to Muscat, where your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off.
The guide, Rasheed, was wonderful. Very informative, nice, and a good driver. Loved seeing the forts and learning more about Oman. Definitely recommend!
Excellent value for money with a guide who took plenty of time to talk about the history of his country and the places he took me to. The only disappointment was the closure of Niswa Fort until later in September, but I saw and experienced so many other things that I really can't complain.
I'd booked the coach tour but as i was the only passenger, had a car and driver to myself. Rasheed was courteous and knowledgeable and made sure that I was comfortable at every step of the way. An excellent and instructive guide - thank you.
Great day out: very informative, excellent guide and fascinating countryside and history
We were picked up on time by a car. The driver was very nice and well informed. We thought we were going on bus. But this was a private tour in a car which made it very pleasant. The driver was giving us information about every place we passed. We stopped at many places on route for a look around or refreshments. Nissan fort and the surrounding areas are interesting.
Very enjoyable day and highly recommend it.
very enjoyable, excellent guide
There were 6 of us on this tour. Rasheed was our knowledgeable and gentlemanly guide. I have been to Oman many times but had not been to some of the places where there were old ruins. The highlights were Bahla Fort, which l had waited 20 years to see on opening after restoration, and Jabreen Castle, as we had time to see both, as well as Nizwa fort and Tanuf ruins. A great bunch of people, from US, Australia and UK and all interested in history. Recommended.
This tour was amazing!
Nizwa is very attractive and historical place.
Nizwa Fort and Falaji are worth to see.
Local people are very friendly and kind.I also enjoyed shopping at the souq.
I totally enjoyed this tour.
Nice trip, good value for money. Good guide. The only thing what I did not like so much was, sometimes I would have had a bit more time (we were visiting some old towns and it was only 5 or 10 minutes time). But maybe that's because I'm usually traveling by myself and can take as much time as I want. All in all, it was a great trip, do not miss it!!
Excellent tour! Our Omani driver was very polite, full of knowledge and drove safely. The day was full and exciting, the dune bashing and beauty of the wadi oasis was unparalleled. Would recommend, and is worth the price. Thank you