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Day Trip to Nizwa & Jabal Shams (The Grand Canyon of Oman)

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  • 8 to 9 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Escape the busy streets of Muscat and spend a day in the great outdoors on this excursion to Nizwa and Jabal Shams. With a private guide, head to the former capital of Oman, Nizwa, to explore the fort and castle. Then, head to Jabal Shams, otherwise known as the “Grand Canyon of Oman” for an off-road adventure and unparalleled views of the region.
  • Learn about Omani history and culture from your guide
  • Visit the Nizwa souk and shop for local souvenirs
  • Enjoy a photo stop in the ancient village of Wadi Ghul
  • A private tour means a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Transportation by Air-Conditioned Vehicle 4WD
  • Bottled water
  • Taxes
  • English speaking Guide
  • Hotels, Port, Airport, Residence Pick up and drop off
  • Private Tour
  • Private Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Nizwa Fort entry fees

Departure & Return

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Departure Time

8:00 AM

Please Note

We pick up travelers from any place in Muscat • Residence • Hotels • Muscat International Airport • Muscat Port (for shore excursion passengers)

What To Expect

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Unforgettable experience
Ali_A, Jul 2022
Interesting tour with excellent local tour guide. Strongly recommend. Abdullah is an Omani local who is knowledgeable about everything in Oman. You won't get bored in this trip
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Ali _A, Warm Greetings from Discover Mazoon Tours Oman, We would like to thank you very much for choosing Discover Mazoon Tours Oman service for your holiday in Oman. and thank you once again for your excellent review, we wish you all the best and we hope to see you again in Oman. Kind Regards Discover Mazoon Tours Oman info@discovermazoontours.com +96892220005
Fantastic day out
Kim_B, Jun 2022
This trip may be expensive but the visits to two major in-land sights were a perfect and needed addition to our Muscat vacation. Salim was our guide and driver and he provided much insight as well as understanding of the Omani history and culture. A long day with quite long driving distances, but maybe the best day of our holiday.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Kim_B. Warm Greetings from Discover Mazoon Tours Oman, We would like to thank you very much for choosing Discover Mazoon Tours service for your holiday in Oman. and thanks once again for your excellent review, we wish you all the best and we hope to see you again in Oman. Discover Mazoon Tours Oman info@discovermazoontours.com +96892220005
Nizwa and the Canyon should not be missed once in Muscat
MILTIADIS_S, Apr 2022
The old city of Nizwa was very colorful, neat and calm, and the castle visit was a unique experience. Driving to the canyon was another hour drive from Nizwa but the view. Was really rewarding!!! Breathtaking!! The hole drive from Muscat and back took us about 9 hours but we enjoyed the whole of it thanks to excellent company of our. Driver-guide Ali who apart from a real professional is a very kind and knowledgeable person with whom we exchanged openly views about our cultures and religions. Next time we visit Muscat we will look for him to be our exclusive guide.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear MILTIADIS_S Warm Greetings from Discover Mazoon Tours Oman, We would like to thank you so much for choosing Discover Mazoon Tours Oman service for your holiday in Oman and thank you once again for posting an excellent review, we were more than happy to serve you, we wish you all the best and we hope to see you again in Oman. Kind Regards Discover Mazoon Tours Oman info@discovermazoontours.com +96892220005
Nice tour
Mike_S, Mar 2022
Good full day tour of Nizwa fort and market and the grand canyon. Good views and histories. Enjoyed it.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Mike_S Warm Greetings from Discover Mazoon Tours Oman, We would like to thank you so much for choosing Discover Mazoon Tours Oman service for your holiday in Oman and thank you once again for posting an excellent review, we were more than happy to serve you, we wish you all the best and we hope to see you again in Oman. Discover Mazoon Tours Oman Guest Relationship Manager info@discovermazoontours.com +96892220005
Our guide was brill
Mel_G, Feb 2022
Fantastic day exploring the souqs and fort of Nizwa followed by the glorious mountain landscapes and hairpin bends of Jebel Shams! Salim was an excellent guide and driver, photographer (!) and full of humour!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Mel_G Warm Greetings from Discover Mazoon Tours Oman, We would like to thank you so much for choosing Discover Mazoon Tours Oman service for your holiday in Oman and thank you once again for posting an excellent review, we were more than happy to serve you, we wish you all the best and we hope to see you again in Oman. Discover Mazoon Tours Oman Guest Relationship Manager info@discovermazoontours.com +96892220005
Worth it!
Nisha_M, Feb 2022
Abdullah was amazing and really informative. You could tell he knew a lot about history and took the time to explain everything to us - we did nizwa and jebel shams with him. The next day we sorted a tour to al ayn to see the famous beehive tombs as well as balha fort. Our guide was salim. He didn’t know anything really about balha and the fort itself was stunning but it didn’t have any information written in the rooms etc. Oman are in the process of improving this. However, he said little is known about the fort but we went home and googled it and there’s lots of info- salim just didn’t know a huge amount about it which was sad because we paid 130 for this tour. However, he was v competent taking us to al ayn to see the tombs. I think maybe just work on providing more information and improving knowledge - the rest was great
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Nisha_M Warm Greetings from Discover Mazoon Tours Oman, We would like to thank you very much for choosing Discover Mazoon Tours Oman service for your holiday in Oman. and thank you once again for your very good review, we wish you all the best and we hope to see you again in Oman. Kind Regards Discover Mazoon Tours Oman info@discovermazoontours.com +96892220005
Abdullah and this company is great!
Medina_Z, Feb 2022
Abdullah is truly an amazing person who knows a lot of history and was able to share knowledge about the Nizwah fort that was fascinating. The drive to the grand canyon of Oman was very exciting and the lunch stop was so lovely and charming. An amazing day with a kind soul who took us around to whatever markets we wanted to shop at!🙏🏻
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Medina_Z Warm Greetings from Discover Mazoon Tours Oman, We would like to thank you so much for choosing Discover Mazoon Tours Oman service for your holiday in Oman and thank you once again for posting an excellent review, we were more than happy to serve you, we wish you all the best and we hope to see you again in Oman. Discover Mazoon Tours Oman Guest Relationship Manager info@discovermazoontours.com +96892220005
Incredible
christinaklf, Feb 2020
I must thank Abdullah for such wonderful ride to the Grand Canyon. It is remarkable. The lunch is yummy.
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Danke für einen unvergesslichen Tag
Carola_K, May 2022
Vielen Dank für einen erlebnisreichen Tag mit unserem exzellenten Guide Salim nach Nizwa und zum Jabal Shams. Der Tiermarkt ist ein Erlebnis, auch wenn man dafür etwas früher aufstehen muss. Salim hat uns den ganzen Tag viel über die Sehenswürdigkeiten, Land und Leute erklärt und war mit seiner Aufmerksamkeit und Herzlichkeit der perfekte Begleiter. Um uns einen Gefallen zu tun, haben wir am Rückweg nach Muscat sogar noch einen Abstecher nach Birkat Al Mouz für einen kurzen Fotostopp gemacht. Danke Salim für diesen wunderschönen Ausflug!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Carola_K Warm Greetings from Discover Mazoon Tours Oman, We would like to thank you very much for choosing Discover Mazoon Tours Oman service for your holiday in Oman and thank you very much once again for posting your excellent review, we wish you all the best and we hope to see you again. Kindly do not hesitate to contact us at any time, if you need any assistance or you have any questions. Kind Regards Discover Mazoon Tours Oman info@discovermazoontours.com +968 92220005
excursion incroyable
Assa_D, Jan 2020
Nous avons passé un très bon moment lors de notre excursion. Notre Chauffeur Fahad fut d'une gentille sans nom avec nous. Il a fait même plus que ce qui était prévu en nous emmenant dans des coins que seuls les locaux connaissent. Mention spéciale pour sa ponctualité et son humour à la omanaise.
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