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4.5 star rating: Recommended 40 Reviews

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  • Location: Muscat, Oman
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Day Tour to the Enchanting Forts of Nizwa. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Our guide was in every aspect the best one we ever had. It was a great trip: guide, Nizwa, lunch (the restaurant was recommended by our tour guide), very comfortable car. Coulden't have been better.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

This was an affordable informative day tour of forts located in the interior of Oman. The guide picked us up in a comfortable van in the morning and dropped us off at Nizwa and Jabrin Forts as well as the ruins of an old village. Additionally, we walked through the Nizwa old city and tasted local food. The guide who took us around was very friendly and described life in modern Oman. We stopped to look at a few other historic and scenic sites along the way. An Audio guide was very informative at Jabrin fort. The scenery was a desert landscape spotted with date trees and black mountains. This tour gave me a vivid mental image of what arabian desert life was like 400 years ago.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

I booked this tour online through Viator. Unfortunately all the other tours from Muscat were private (expensive!) tours. This was the only shared one available. As a solo traveller I was disappointed I couldn't do the other tours or I'd be paying for 4 people in a 4WD. The tour is run by Orient tours in Muscat. I was picked up on time by a friendly informative guide. After other hotel pick ups we were off for our day trip. I couldn't fault it. We saw so much and had time for photo stops, wandering and for lunch (own expense). If you want a taste of old Arabia this tour is for you-forts, palaces, markets, old towns. The only slight criticism would be that we had to pay our entry fees into the fort and palace. I wondered why they couldn't be included when they were only $1.50 each! Seemed petty. The tour was about $75AUS so not cheap to begin with. We bought our own lunch but that was fine. Overall very informative, saw heaps, nice way to tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

This was an excellent day tour. The service from Orient Tours was very good and although I was being picked up from the car park of a large shopping mall, they rang me and we found each other. The tour was interesting and the guide was informed and happy to vary things at the request of the group. I thought it was very well done and was happy with my choice. An easy and relaxed way to see some of the sights outside Muscat. My only disappointment was the short time we had at Nizwa Fort. Another 30 minutes would have allowed more time to explore but this is just a small preference for an otherwise great day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

A good tour - driver who was also the tour guide mostly very knowledgeable about his country although sometimes only said what he thought we wanted to hear ie no snakes in Oman. Delicious clean and freshly cooked Indian lunch. A long day but god value and well worth the cost.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

It was a long and perfect day. Our driver, Rasheed from Orient tours, was very polite, extremely knowledgeable and interesting, and a good driver. We thoroughly enjoyed the drive to Nizwah, past beautiful mountains with interesting geology dotted with numerous watch towers from bygone times. Nizwah was fascinating with all the markets, souks and the fort, which was not only imposing but provided a terrific view from the tower of the surrounding city covered with palm trees. We really enjoyed driving though the interior, with great vistas all around. The stop at the Jabreen Castle was also fascinating, very worthwhile. We could take only one day tour from Muscat and we picked the right one. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

Very much recomended, the guide was very helpful and willing to aswer all our questions, very flexible on the time we wanted to spend on each site.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

Only a sentence: Perfect, travel, DRIVER, visits, etc, etc, Thanks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

I just returned from the full day Nizwa and forts tour.
The guide Rasheed was very accommodating and knowledgable as well as speaking very good English.
I would strongly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to know the coutnry a bit deeper! Id do it again!
Steven Thoresdale
Prague, Czech Republic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

An excellent tour with an excellent guide, Rasheed, who spoke very good English. He was informative and helpful.

Francine
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

Our guide was so kind and helpful. He picked us up on time and the mini van was comfortable and well airconditioned. It was a really interesting day and gave us the opportunity to see a good deal of Oman.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

Tour was very good. Tour guide was very friendly and explained very well about all places and gave enough time,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

A brilliand day. Rashid our guide spoke excellent english and took us to places not on the itinerary and had many interesting stories to tell. Yes we could have driven and found the forts by ourselves but would have missed so much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2011

The guide was lovely. Very friendly and knowledgeable.

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