Nizwa Full Day (Muscat tours) : Oman Shore excursions
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Nizwa Full Day (Muscat tours) : Oman Shore excursions

Nizwa Full Day (Muscat tours) : Oman Shore excursions

1 day
Full Day
About this activity
This tour takes you first to Nizwa, the old capital of Oman. The Nizwa Souq is among the largest of its kind in the country. A wide variety of vendors offer their goods in the streets of the souk from 05:00 am to about 10:00 am each morning. Here you can find fish, meat, vegetables, pottery, jewellery, handicrafts and souvenirs 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 we drive to Al Hamra, to visit the old village and see the tradition homes their,
Then we move on 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 ½ hours walking around the village. There are marked footpaths through the village and surrounding area. In the late afternoon we drive back to Muscat.
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Included
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle (Maximum capacity : Salon Car 3 seats / 4 X4 vehicles 6 seats
  • At Friday the fort close at 11:00 AM , so it is not always guarantee to visit it from inside in case of Friday trip
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Forts close at 11:00 AM early in Friday , so it is not guarantee that forts will be visited from inside incase of friday booking or it will be stop photo from outside ( Highly recommended not to be friday )
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide with Extra charge
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Forts close at 11:00 at Friday , so it is not always guarantee on Friday bookings to visit the fort from inside .
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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