Full-Day Tour in Oman: Enchanting Forts of Nizwa and Jabreen

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Full-Day Tour in Oman: Enchanting Forts of Nizwa and Jabreen

From $452 per group up to 2

Take a day-tour from Muscat to explore 2 of the Sultanate's most enchanting forts. Travel inland to the ancient capitol of Nizwa and the towns of Bahla and Jabreen to experience the heritage and history of Oman.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Enjoy a drive through the magnificent Hajar mountains
  • Visit 17th century Nizwa Fort
  • See some of Oman's most historical buildings
  • Watch cows, goats and sheep being traded at one of the liveliest cattle markets in Oman
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Forts and castles are Oman's most striking cultural landmarks. We begin our tour with a spectacular drive through the Hajar mountains via the oases of Fanjah and the old village of Birkat Al Mauz, to reach Nizwa. Here we explore the impressive Nizwa Fort. Built in 1660, it is the largest fort in the Arabian Peninsula. Its circular tower offers stunning views of the city and plantation. After our tour of Nizwa Fort, we continue on to the cattle market and the traditional Nizwa Souq. Stroll along the souq where you can buy silver jewelry, frankincense, and intricately handmade khanjar daggers. The drive continues via Tanuf for a stop in the charming town of Bahla. From there we to Jabreen, where we will visit one of the most impressive forts in the Sultanate, famous for its wall and ceiling murals, before returning to your hotel.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned coach or mini-bus
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activity costs
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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  • Lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles. Hats or some protection for the head are advisable when in direct sunlight. The Sultanate of Oman has conservative dress traditions. Swimwear should be confined to the beach and hotel pools. Men and women should ensure shoulders and knees are covered when in public, especially in souks, shops and villages.
  • Normal tourist photography is acceptable, but it is considered offensive to photograph Arab women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. Photographs of government buildings, police or military installations are not allowed.
  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 protective measures, some of the attractions listed in the itinerary remain closed. As such, alternate visits/photo stops will be arranged.
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based on 30 reviews

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the fort of nizwa and jarbin are beautiful and absolutely worth seeing! we had a very friendly and courteous young ottoman guide named muhannad who told us a lot about the life of the young people in oman, which was extremely interesting! He also let us try a variety of Omani delicacies! the tour is absolutely recommendable and in this case the price-performance ratio was right :)

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November 9, 2019

Great experience

We were picked up from ihr Hotel on time. The car (4WD) and driver were excellent. After we picked up an other couple. On the way we made some nice photo stops, before we saw the main sights. We had lunch on the way. The driver was very friendly, gave us many informations and we felt very safe the way he drove us. Thank you!

August 7, 2015

December 14, 2019

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