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Nizwa is one of the most impressive of Oman’s numerous fort cities. It sits on a plain in the Hajar Mountains which was once a strategic point on the caravan route and, like Rustaq, served time as Oman’s capital. Its fort, with its warren of high-walled chambers dominated by a huge central tower, dates to 1668.

Long before that, Nizwa was renowned as a centre of Islamic teaching, and it consequently boasts some of the best of Oman’s early mosques. Meanwhile, secular life is centered on the busy souks; sample dates and other fruits which grow here in oasis-like conditions. Vendors are refreshingly laid-back so you can cast your eyes and fingers over the city’s trademark silver jewelry and other handcrafts in peace.

Practical Info

Nizwa is in the Hajar Mountains of northern Oman, under two and a half hours away by bus from Muscat. Bahla Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a relatively short drive away and also well worth visiting.

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Day Trip to Oman's Grand Canyon: Jebel Shams, Muscat, null
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Day Trip to Oman's Grand Canyon: Jebel Shams

Visit Qaboos Grand Mosque, Nizwa Fort and Souq, Wadi Ghul, Jebel Shams, Al Hamra and Misfah Al Abreen.

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $218.00
Private Tour: Nizwa and Jebel Shams Day Trip from Muscat, Muscat, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Nizwa and Jebel Shams Day Trip from Muscat

During this adventurous tour, you will have the chance to explore nature and history by 4WD. Experience the untamed and rugged countryside and see a different ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $360.00
Private Inspiring Interior Tour of Nizwa Souq and Fort, Bahla Fort and Jabrin Fort, Muscat, Private ... 
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Private Inspiring Interior Tour of Nizwa Souq and Fort, Bahla Fort and Jabrin Fort

A journey to the past through the Sumail Gap that divides the Western and Eastern Hajars and onto the Old Capital of Oman, Nizwa, famous for its silver souq ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $415.00
Day Trip to Green Mountain and Jebel Al Akhdar from Muscat, Muscat, Cultural Tours
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Day Trip to Green Mountain and Jebel Al Akhdar from Muscat

Visit Nizwa Fort, Souq and Jebel Al Akhdar.

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $212.00
Private Tour: Forts and Castles of Dakhiliyah From Muscat, Muscat, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Forts and Castles of Dakhiliyah From Muscat

Leave Muscat with your private guide in a comfortable A/C vehicle and spend a day discovering the enchanting Jabreen Castle and the old capital Nizwa with his ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $189.00
Day Tour to the Enchanting Forts of Nizwa, Muscat, Day Trips
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Day Tour to the Enchanting Forts of Nizwa

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The tour starts with a spectacular drive through the Hajar mountains via the oases of Fanjah and Birkat Al Mauz, to reach Nizwa and the impressive 17th century ...  Read more

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

From USD $67.15
Private Day Tour to the Enchanting Forts of Nizwa, Muscat, Day Trips
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Private Day Tour to the Enchanting Forts of Nizwa

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The tour starts with a spectacular drive through the Hajar mountains via the oases of Fanjah and Birkat Al Mauz, to reach Nizwa and the impressive 17th century ...  Read more

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

From USD $101.59
Small Group Day Trip to Nizwa Fort and Jabreen Castle from Muscat, Muscat, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small Group Day Trip to Nizwa Fort and Jabreen Castle from Muscat

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Depart Muscat to visit Qaboos Grand Mosque, Bahla Fort, Jabreen Castle, Nizwa Fort and Souq.

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $218.00

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