4. Nizwa Market-Nizwa Fort-Misfat Al Abriyeen- Jabal Shams
The tour starts in the morning; we'll drive towards Nizwa. Nizwa was the capital of Oman during Al Yaruba Dynasty we'll visit the famous Nizwa Souq (Market), a wide variety of vendors offering their goods in the streets of the souk from, here you can find, vegetables, pottery, jewelry, handicrafts, Omani sweets (halwa), spice, and souvenirs which are sold in authentic old market halls that few places can boast, especially interesting is the Friday cattle market when the locals come to sell their, goats, cattle, sheep, and chickens in a circus style open marketplace. Next to the Souq is the Nizwa fort and castle the fort it's been built in 1649 and the castle been built in 888. The fort is a museum today and offers splendid views of this ancient town and the surrounding mountains, you can walk around in this impressive fort and castle with many passages rooms, the fort is an architectural testimony to the economic and military achievements of the early Yaruba dynasty from the mid-17th century, it was a military stronghold designed to withstand even the strongest of attacks at the time, even along the corridors, many traps were laid to deter any intruders that might have penetrated the defenses. From Nizwa we drive up to Misfah Al Abreyeen, this picturesque village lies on a steep slope at the foot of Jebel Shams and consists of old homes and narrow streets, it has a falaj system for many orchards, date palms, and vegetables, it's worth spending some time walking around the village then continue your trip to visit the ancient town of Al Hamra. From Misfat Al Abriyeen we drive to Jabal Shams Mountain (Grand Canyon) This mountain road drives up to the Jebel Shams 3009 meters this mountain is one of the most adventurous Mountains in Oman, offering existing off-road experience and fantastic views, you reach canyon view which is 2000 meters stop there and enjoy the view.