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Guided Nizwa Tour With Market And Fortress Visit, Muscat

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Start time
    Pickup time will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Duration

    8 hours

Inclusions
  • Soft Drinks
  • English-speaking driver cum guide
  • Hotel transfers

Key Highlights

  • Drive to the old capital of Oman and enter Nizwa
  • Explore Nizwa Souq to find fish, meat, vegetables, pottery, jewellery, handicrafts and souvenirs
  • Visit the Nizwa Fortress and enjoy splendid views of this ancient town
  • Visit the old village and see the tradition homes at Al Hamra
  • Travel in comfort and enjoy hotel transfers

Overview

This tour takes you first to Nizwa, the old capital of Oman and walk through the Nizwa Souq rich in fish, meat, vegetables, pottery, jewelry, handicrafts and souvenirs. Discover good which are sold in authentic old market halls that few places can boast. Especially interesting is the Friday cattle market, when the locals from the nearby villages come to sell their donkeys, goats, cattle, sheep and chickens in a circus style open market place.

Next to the Souq is Nizwa Fortress. 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 fortress and visit its many rooms, passages and towers. 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 defences.

Then you continue towards Misfath al Abreen. This picturesque village lies on a steep slope at the foot of Jebel Shams, a few kilometres from the village of Al Hamra and consists of old homes and narrow streets. It has a large Falaj system which supplies water for many orchards, date palms and vegetables. It is worth to spend at least 1 hour walking around the village. There are marked footpaths through the village and surrounding area. Finally in the late afternoon enjoy a comfortable drive back to Muscat.

About The Supplier:

Your travel buddy Oman Day Tours offers one of the most comprehensive and experienced travel agents in the Sultanate of Oman offering a wide range of Day tours and services for the eager traveler! Take full advantage of this chance to experience the land of the Queen of Sheba, a land of deserts, rolling sands and shifting dunes, spectacular mountains and wadis. Oman Day Tours cater to individuals as well as groups who are interested in exploring unique travel experiences and gives its visitors a completely unforgettable introduction to the country’s history, culture, wildlife and the most beautiful scenery.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Start time

    Pickup time will be confirmed upon booking.

  • Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from your hotel in Muscat, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, you pass them onto the operator when you are ready.

  • Ending Point

    Same as starting point

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Soft Drinks
  • English-speaking driver cum guide
  • Hotel transfers

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks
  • Nizwa fort ticket (15 USD per person)

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