During this trip, you will visit the 3 ancient parts of Oman: Nizwa, Bahla and Jabrin Fort.
Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman and it was once a centre of trade, religion, education and art.
Bahla is notable as the home of one of the oldest fortresses in the country, the 13th-century Bahla Fort and the town’s pottery.
Jabrin is known for its impressive castle, which was built by the Yaruba dynasty Imam Bil’arab bin Sultan, who ruled from 1679 to 1692
08:30 – 16:00
The tour starts at 08:30, your guide meets you in the lobby of your hotel.
A journey to the past through the Sumail Gap that divides the Western and Eastern Hajars and onto the Old Capital of Oman, Nizwa, famous for its silver souq and a big round fort.
After visiting the souq and the fort, proceed to Al Hamra, a picturesque old village reminding of Yemenite architecture and unto the beautiful rocky village of Misfat al Abriyyin. The mountain village is set amidst stunning landscape and has hardly changed over the years.
The time for lunch will be provided.
Then we move to Bahla with the huge loam fort which is under renovation at present.
Bahla is also known as the pottery capital of Oman. Because of its cultural value, Bahla is placed in the UNESCO’s list of heritage monuments. Next visit is Jabrin fort, where you will find one of the most magnificent forts of Oman with its painted ceiling, dungeons, and hidden passages.
The tour ends at your hotel lobby.
It is not recommended to do the tour on Fridays the forts are closed.
The above rates are only applicable for pick-up and drop-off with Muscat City Hotels, Shangri-la Resorts and Al Bustan Palace Hotel
Supplement of USD 95 per vehicles (total) will apply for all pick-up’s and drop-off’s to/from Al Nahda Resort
Supplement of USD 140 per vehicle (total) will apply for all pick-up’s and drop-off’s to/ from Sifawy Boutique Hotel & Millennium Al Mussanah
Many, many years ago, the city of Nizwa, located 174 km from Muscat, was the capital of Oman, its main economic and commercial center. Now it is a huge oasis of palm trees, stretching for 8 km and gradually beginning to claim the title of one of the main tourist resorts in the country.
Nizwa is famous for its ancient fortified fortress, as well as handmade gold and silver items (the choice is huge and prices are lower than in the neighboring Emirates). At the colorful market, you can buy silver jewelry and copper coffee pots, daggers, leather goods, antique gizmos and Arabian-style household utensils, as well as spices: vanilla, saffron, dried lemons. On some days of the week, a goat market is arranged on the square – it makes sense to look at the colorful action: not for the sake of a four-legged friend, but for immersion in Omani peasant life. Definitely worth a visit to anyone who loves the traditional oriental flavor!