Bahla Tours

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Bahla is known for its superstitions, myths and legends that date back centuries, and many locals still refer to the magic and mystery of the town. Its second name is Madinat Al Sehr, or the City of Magic.) 

The biggest draw for visitors is the massive Bahla Fort, the oldest in all of Oman. Surrounded by a 12-kilometer-high wall, the fort was built by local Banu Nabhan tribes between the 13th and 14th centuries. Ruins of the original structure are walls made of unbaked mud brick and sandstone foundations, while its towers raise some 165 feet above the ground. The fort is a superb example of medieval southern Arabian architecture, today listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Bahla also has an old souk—where you can find the famous Bahla pottery—as well as an oasis, palm grove and mosque dating back to pre-Islamic times.

Practical Info

Bahla is located off of Highway 21, about halfway between Nizwa and Ibri. The best way to reach it is via car. 
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Address: Bahla, Oman
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Private Inspiring Interior Tour of Nizwa Souq and Fort, Bahla Fort and Jabrin Fort

Without a hire car, visiting the historical forts of Oman’s interior is near-impossible in a day. This private full-day excursion from Muscat makes it easy: whisking you along mountain-framed roads to admire Nizwa, Jabreen, and Bahla Fort without you needing to rent a vehicle or find the way alone. Plus, you get a guide to bring the forts alive and return transport from Muscat hotels or port for extra convenience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$415.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$415.00 USD

NIZWA ,BAHLA AND JEBRINE -OMANI FORTS

Tour : Nizwa,Bahla and Jabrin  Duration : 8 Hours Pick up: Muscat
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$79.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Full Day City Tour: Nizwa History and Culture

Exploring Oman’s interior is difficult without hiring a car. Avoid the hassle and concentrate on the sights on this private Nizwa day trip from Muscat. Enjoy the mountain views from your 4x4 on route to Nizwa, and experience the town's fort, souk, and a 'halwa' (sweet) tasting with a guide providing commentary. Visits to Jabrin Fort, the pottery town of Bahla, plus lunch and convenient hotel drop-off cap your day.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$418.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$418.00 USD


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