Day Tour to the Enchanting Forts of Nizwa

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  • Location: Muscat, Oman
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2168MCT002
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 fort.
Nizwa is located about 1.5 hours drive from Muscat, and is today of the most popular tourist attractions in Oman, with its historical buildings and imposing fort built in the mid 17th century by Imam Sultan Bin Saif Al Ya'ribi. Nizwa's palm oasis stretches for 5 miles (8 kilometers) along the course of two wadis.

After a tour of Nizwa you will continue on to the souk, famous for its Bedouin silver jewelry.

The drive continues via Tanuf and Bahla to Jabreen, to visit one of Oman's most beautiful forts, famous for its wall and ceiling murals, before returning to your hotel in Muscat.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from centrally located Muscat hotels.
Departure Time:
Approximately 7:30am

Exact pick-up time from your hotel to be arranged with the supplier at time of re-confirmation.

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

9 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Tour returns to original point of departure.

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Day Tour to the Enchanting Forts of Nizwa

Nizwa Forts

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach or mini-bus transport
  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drink, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A current valid copy of your passport is required on the day of travel
  • Important Information:

    Buses used for excursions are of the highest standard available. All buses are air-conditioned and equipped with a microphone.

    4x4 vehicles used for the off-road safaris are air-conditioned with a maximum capacity of 6 passengers plus driver. All drivers are qualified off-road professionals, first-aid trained and carry cell phones. All vehicles are equipped with seat-belts and passengers are required to wear them at all times.

    Dress Code:
    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. 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 or military installations are not allowed.

    Conditions:The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any part of this tour for reasons of government decisions, public holidays, weather conditions, or similar.

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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Chantel P, November 2015

The guide, Rasheed, was wonderful. Very informative, nice, and a good driver. Loved seeing the forts and learning more about Oman. Definitely recommend!

Reviewed by: Yvonne T, September 2015

Excellent value for money with a guide who took plenty of time to talk about the history of his country and the places he took me to. The only disappointment was the closure of Niswa Fort until later in September, but I saw and experienced so many other things that I really can't complain.

I'd booked the coach tour but as i was the only passenger, had a car and driver to myself. Rasheed was courteous and knowledgeable and made sure that I was comfortable at every step of the way. An excellent and instructive guide - thank you.

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Tour code: 2168MCT002