Day Tour To The Enchanting Forts Of Nizwa - Muscat

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from centrally located Muscat hotels.
  • Return Details :
    Tour returns to original point of departure.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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.

Know More about this tour

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.


Hotel pick up and drop off

Luxury air-conditioned coach or mini-bus transport


Optional gratuities

Food and drink, unless specified

Additional Info

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

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.

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.

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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  • 07-Jan-2020

    Mr Rasheed Mohammed Albanushi was the driver and guide to the Nizwa area. He was an excellent driver, a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Mr Rasheed addressed our questions, patiently waited for us to explore the forts and souks. He stopped at the requested sites and enriched our understanding about Oman, its past, present and offered thoughts for Oman in the future. Both my wife and I without condition recommend Mr Albanushi as a guide.

  • 12-Mar-2018

    Excellent trip which was very informative. Rasheed was a fantastic guide and he was very patient with our many questions about the history of -and life in- Oman. A great way to see a different part of the country from the coastal resort we were staying in.

  • 14-Dec-2017

    We expected a minibus but were picked up by a limousine with a very competent omani driver and guide, who gave all the information about wonderful Oman in very good english. We saw Nizwa Fort, the new and the old town of Nizwa, Bahla and Jabreen castle.

    After coming from the Emirates it is amazing to see Muscat with also perfect infrastructure but without any high rise buildings.

    Thank you and our driver for this tour.


  • 12-Dec-2017

    Great tour, competitively priced compared to other tours in Muscat. Guide Rashid was excellent, very knowledgeable and created a relaxed and enjoyable experience for us. Did not feel under pressure to buy in the souks, a good day out.

  • 10-Nov-2017

    A really different Oman to Muscat and very informative guide.

  • 29-Apr-2017

    Rasheed was a fabulous guide! Well organized, well informed about his country, pleasant, and catered to the other words a seasoned guide. We can't say enough about Rasheed.

  • 28-Apr-2017

    Despite the 40°C heat, we had a great trip to Nizwa. Our dour guide and driver, Raheed, was very knowledgeable, personable, and professional. We were a small group - just two couples, and Rasheed stopped at several additional interesting sites. We enjoyed his knowledge and his company.

  • 26-Mar-2017

    Having sunned on a beach it was good to see more of the interior of Oman. Early pick up and drop off at hotel. l We had a very enthusiastic driver/guide who took us to all the places on the prospectus and some that were not, which made a very full day of 3 big forts, some ancient mud built villages and a Unesco World Heritage site waterway some 2000 yrs old! Camera nearly worn out! There were some obligatory 'commercial' opportunities, part of the whole experience. The only potential downside was a 10 hr day in the heat with 5 km of walking and climbing, fine for me, not so for some others. Our driver, Rashid was well organized with water ad lib. Recommend

  • 16-Mar-2017

    A wonderful drive through the lovely countryside of Oman. We visited an enticing date shop, irresistible dates and coffee on hand. Had a good lunch and sampled real Oman. Excellent day out with a guide who answered all our questions about Oman's history and offered insights into the past. An older guide is a good idea as he has experience and a wealth of knowledge.

  • 28-Jan-2017

    Rashid was an excellent, friendly, and knowledgeable guide. Good and interesting content and decent value. Overall an enjoyable day.

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