Private Tour: The Grand Canyon Of Oman And Jebel Shams Day Trip - Muscat

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Airports
    Seeb Airport, Oman
    Ports
    Sultan Qaboos Port | ميناء السلطان قابوس, JHH8+F97, Muscat, Oman
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 16.30
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Leave Muscat to travel via Fanjah, Izki and Nizwa. Stop at Nizwa for a stroll through the Old Capital of Oman. Visitthe region of Al Hamra, drive along Wadi Nakhr.Make your way up to Jebel Shams, the highest peak in Oman at 3000 metres and stop at Misfat Al Abrein, a picturesque village strapped on to the side of a mountain.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

At 08:30 hrs you will be picked up from your hotel or accommodation in Muscat city to board a 4x4 to travel via Fanjah, Izki and Nizwa. You will stop at Nizwa for a stroll through the Old Capital of Oman before moving onto Al Hamra. Once you have reached the region of Al Hamra you will visit the scenic Wadi Ghul and stop at the old village of Ghul to see the abandoned Persian ruins.

Moving on you will drive along Wadi Nakhr, also referred to as the Grand Canyon with breathtaking views. At the end of the Wadi is a village where rugs with bright colors and designs are made by local weavers. Visit the local weaver and haggle for their wares. You will then have a picnic lunch.

After lunch you will make your way up to Jebel Shams, the highest peak in Oman at 3000 metres. From there you will have an outstanding view deep into the Grand Canyon of Oman. On your way back to Muscat, you will stop at Misfat Al Abrein, a picturesque village strapped on to the side of a mountain. As you walk around this beautiful village where time has come to a standstill, you will be moved by the simplicity and friendliness of the people. Return to Muscat by 16:30 approximately.

Inclusions

Bottled water

Lunch

Driver/guide

Private tour

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 04-Nov-2019

    Everything went smoothly, the organization, the car and especially our guide Said were extraordinary, we could not ask for more! Thank you for making our stay in Oman unforgetable!

  • 16-Apr-2018

    We were picked up at our hotel bang on time and Mustaffa our guide explained what the day would entail (which is several long drives). The car was a large 4x4 which was very handy on the dirt road sections and a good high platform to take in the views from. Our first stop was the old Capital, Nizwa about 140km from Oman. We walked around the Souk and were guided through the various market areas (the sights and smells were really interesting - spices good smells and fish market, not so good - :) .. We were also given a chance to walk around on our own and we also looked at the Fort which you can visit for an extra fee (about 5 OMR each). From there it was off to the Canyon via long, windy and dusty roads, quite an experience in itself. Up to the high peak at the top of the canyon, Really great views. We had lunch a short distance from the top of the canyon in a resort, then off to visit the abandoned villages made of clay. Fascinating trip and a great way of seeing a lot of Oman as well as a glimpse into the old Oman (the clay houses were lived in until the 1980s!) and some of the Wadis (Green areas with water and lush vegetation). I would recommend this trip, particularly the private tour.

  • 02-Dec-2017

    The driver tour guide was flexible and allowed us to enter the Nizwa fort at our own expense, which was only meant to be a photo stop in the original tour. There was some communication issue with the tour guide at that stop. We were told to meet the tour guide at a coffee shop after we finished with the Nizwa fort, but we were not shown clearly which coffee shop, and we went to the wrong coffee shop. We were also apparently told to meet the tour guide at the other end of the Nizwa Souq, so we were not sure whether we should visit the souq by ourselves or wait for the tour guide to lead us through the souq after we had finished with the Nizwa fort, but we decided to walk through the souq first as we couldn't find the tour guide at that time. We were finally re-united with the tour guide. The rest of the trip was fine. The Grand Canyon was just a photo stop. I knew it was not like the Grand Canyon in America according to another review so I didn't have much expectation. It would have been nice if we could have a short walking tour or be shown different angles of looking at the Grand Canyon. The goats near the Grand Canyon were interesting though. We were not taken to see local weavers and rugs as advertised in the tour information. The tour guide was pushy at the end and insisted that I wrote him a review on the spot as his boss wanted it, even though I told him that I would write a review online.

  • 02-Dec-2017

    The driver tour guide was flexible and allowed us to enter the Nizwa fort at our own expense, which was only meant to be a photo stop in the original tour. There was some communication issue with the tour guide at that stop. We were told to meet the tour guide at a coffee shop after we finished with the Nizwa fort, but we were not shown clearly which coffee shop, and we went to the wrong coffee shop. We were also apparently told to meet the tour guide at the other end of the Nizwa Souq, so we were not sure whether we should visit the souq by ourselves or wait for the tour guide to lead us through the souq after we had finished with the Nizwa fort, but we decided to walk through the souq first as we couldn't find the tour guide at that time. We were finally re-united with the tour guide. The rest of the trip was fine. The Grand Canyon was just a photo stop. I knew it was not like the Grand Canyon in America according to another review so I didn't have much expectation. It would have been nice if we could have a short walking tour or be shown different angles of looking at the Grand Canyon. The goats near the Grand Canyon were interesting though. We were not taken to see local weavers and rugs as advertised in the tour information. The tour guide was pushy at the end and insisted that I wrote him a review on the spot as his boss wanted it, even though I told him that I would write a review online.

  • 10-Feb-2017

    This is unbelievable site and takes ones breath away. The tour operator was great, provided good vehicle to travel through mountains, the guide cum driver was well knowledgeable and provided lots of local site seeing near by. He spoke very good English which was helpful. The tour included and excellent lunch at the top of mountain. Thanks.

  • 10-Feb-2017

    This is unbelievable site and takes ones breath away. The tour operator was great, provided good vehicle to travel through mountains, the guide cum driver was well knowledgeable and provided lots of local site seeing near by. He spoke very good English which was helpful. The tour included and excellent lunch at the top of mountain. Thanks.