Al Hamra, Oman
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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Combine visits to Jebel Shams and Nizwa during this 10-hour tour from Muscat. In a rugged 4x4 vehicle, get spectacular views of Oman's Grand Canyon and dig in to a traditional lunch in the mountain village of Misfah. Entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Muscat accommodations are included.
  • 10-hour tour of Nizwa, Jebel Shams, and Oman's Grand Canyon
  • Pickup and drop-off in Muscat
  • Travel via rugged 4x4 vehicle
  • Explore historic sites and spectacular natural scenery
  • Lunch in the village of Misfah provided
Enjoy convenient hotel pickup in Muscat around 8am. Meet your guide and group, then climb into a 4x4 vehicle specially equipped to handle the rugged terrain of Oman. 
Set out through the Hajar Mountains, bound for the township of Nizwa, which once functioned as the country's capital. Arrive in Nizwa to visit the bustling souq, or open-air marketplace, and the Nizwa Fort. 
Depart Nizwa and head for Jebel Shams, traveling through Wadi Ghul on the way. Keep your camera handy for fantastic views of Jebel Shams, the highest mountain in the Jebel Al Akhdar range, standing at more than 9,800 feet (3,000 meters) tall. Then, travel through the Grand Canyon of Oman to explore remote villages and check out ancient rock carvings. 
Continue on to the mountain village of Misfah, where you can follow the ancient stone pathways to the valley below. In a mountainside restaurant, sit down for a traditional meal before making the return trip to Muscat.

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, Nov 2018

This was a very full all-day tour which gave a good overview of Central Oman. There were two problems however:Firstly, our guide, while a good driver, gave us very little commentary on what we were seeing and left us largely to our own devices.Secondly, there was an important, but unannounced, change to our itinerary. We were supposed to explore Nizwa fort but instead visited Bahla fort. This fort had literally no information, signage or maps as to what we were seeing and our guide knew absolutely nothing about it. Si we wandered about for half an hour or so before giving up. This was a pity as it could have been interesting - Nizwah fort seemed much more developed as a tourist attraction. Our driver had no explanation for this change of itinerary.


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