Private 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 :
    8:00 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 cattle market and 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 car or mini-bus transport


Optional gratuities

Food and drink, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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.

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 13-Dec-2019

    Picked up from my hotel on time @ 8am. Comfortable car. Very friendly and informative local driver/guide. Itinerary was helpfully slightly flexible, so at times we deviated from the main roads, to get a better experience of local village life. Excellent sights and vistas visited. Nice stop at a small local restaurant in Nizwa for lunch and brief coffee stops on outward and return journeys. Back at hotel at approx. 5pm.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    It was worth even though it was on 2nd day of Eid. Many shops were closed. Souk at Nizwa was also closed. Lots of restaurants were also closed. The Guide was expert. He showed some more sites near by Nizwa.

  • 06-Apr-2018

    excellent tour, Rasheed is very kind, friendly and knowledgeable, really enjoyed it

  • 13-Feb-2018

    Tour guide was friendly and engaging. He managed the details of the trip well. He was not however very informative about history or culture. Tour would have been better if he had arranged for other persons to join us who could have discussed history and cultural aspects of the sights being seen. At the very least, the guide could have recommended use of audio guidance in the forts.

  • 13-Aug-2017

    We had an all day guided tour from Muscat to the inland and visited Fort of Niza and small villages in the inland. The Fort was interesting, but even more the impression from small villages outside the city. And the guide was perfect, a good combination of small and more important information and also relaxing/quiet between the highlights.

  • 13-Feb-2017

    We were very pleased with Mr. Rashid and Orient Tours for how they handled this excellent tour of Nizwa and Jabrin Forts and surrounding areas. Mr. Rashid gave detailed descriptions of the places we visited, picked great shops for us at the Souks, and was a gentleman throughout the journey.

  • 05-May-2016

    Was better than expected with a very good guide who was informative and knew his product

  • 11-Mar-2016

    A safe and pleasant driver taking us through stunning country to the Nizwa Fort. Very interesting, as was a stroll through the nearby souks, checking out the local coffee and Omani sweets. Then onto Jabreen Castle, which we considered even better than Nizwa. It was good being able to look around at our leisure, without being ordered around. We were not hassled, and could take our time, or not, as we chose. Lunch was taken at a roadside cafe. OK, but not particularly elegant. Next time we would take a packed lunch. All in all, a tour to be recommended.

  • 28-Oct-2012

    We had a very interesting and informative day touring the mountainous region of Oman. Our tour guide and driver for the day, Rasheed was excellent and extremely courteous. A great day.

  • 01-Mar-2012

    This is the third time I've done the tour and I can;t recommend it highly enough to anyone who wants the real Oman experience.