After the breakfast tour begins.
Drive from Muscat to Nizwa 170 Km, 2 hrs.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
Arrival in Nizwa and visit Nizwa Fort, Nizwa Souq, Nizwa, Watch Tower, (Cattle Market, Bird Market, Carpet Market only on Fridays)
Nizwa Fort :- The erection of Nizwa fort, which was started in the seventeenth century by Sultan Bin Saif Al Yarubi, the utmost important member of the Yarubi tribe, and finished in twelve years, has a long and illustrious history. However, this Fort was constructed by Imam Al Sultan bin Malik Al Kharusi during the ninth century.
Nizwa Tower:- The foundation extends 30 meters (98 feet) underground. One of the most interesting features is the drum-like cylindrical tower about 45 meters (148 feet) in diameter and about 34 meters (112 feet) high. Two cannons guard the tower’s entrance, as well as a labyrinth of rooms, high-ceilinged halls, doorways, terraces, narrow staircases and corridors that give you a deeper look at the ingenuity of Omani architecture.
Nizwa Souq (Market):- which is close to the Nizwa fort, will offer you a taste of the past of Oman because most of its buildings still feature the country’s historical buildings. Based on what you wish to purchase, the souq is divided into separate sections; You can witness locals purchasing Omani Pottery, Silver jewelry, Handicrafts, Spices, Frankincense, Traditional Omani attire for both men and women, Traditional Khanjars (Dagger), Perfumes, Dates and Dates Honey, Meat, fruits and vegetables, Omani Traditional Sweet Halwa. The remaining of its souq offers distinctive mementos like fresh dates, lamps, and taqiya headgear. The typical Omani souq marketplace is the most incredible location to observe how the community market functions.
Drive to Bahla Fort 9 Km, 15 Minutes
Bahla Fort:- Bahla Fort, among the biggest in Oman, now towers over the expansive contemporary community of Bahla following years of repair. It was constructed by the Bani Nabhan clan, which ruled the region from the twelfth to the fifteenth century, and was designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1987. Although this massive fort has a couple of interpretive panels, its expansive vista from the castle walls and size are its main draws. A beautiful illustration of a medieval Islamic society built over the Falaj is the neighborhood’s mud-brick homes (irrigation channels). The winding roads here are best explored on foot.
Drive to Wadi Nakhar/Wadi Ghul 32 Km, 40 Minutes
Wadi Nakhar (Photo Stop):- Nakhar Wadi is also called the Middle East’s Grand Canyon. This location is accessible only after taking a lengthy, winding route and a hike atop the mountain. Indeed, this keeps it from becoming overrun with visitors. Additionally, it’s a great chance to interact with indigenous shepherds who live in little communities precariously perched on rock faces.
The most incredible canyon in Oman is Wadi Nakhr, which is located beneath the tallest peak in the nation. The adjacent walls rise more than 1000 to 1500 meters above the canyon’s floor. The sight from this canyon is magnificent because of the neighboring farmland
Wadi Ghul (Photo Stop):- One kilometer down to Wadi Ghul, Oman’s Grand Canyon, may be seen from the flat terrain beneath the summit of Jebel Shams, Oman’s tallest mountain, which rises to 3,000 meters. It’s difficult to imagine the size of this canyon and the plunge from this location, known as “the balcony.” The canyon’s strata and old igneous rocks make it nearly unearthly. Arizona’s Grand Canyon, it’s the World’s second-deepest canyon and the deepest in the Middle East.
The Ghul hamlet, a group of medieval mud houses carved into the hillside, is opposite the valley’s other side. The green contrasts well with orange areas and peaks with modest date orchards and agricultural holdings. The trekking trail starts near an old Ghul hamlet that has been deserted. You may take a scheduled guided trip or travel to a spectacular canyon using your car. However, it’s advisable to move with a four-wheel vehicle.
Jabal Shams (Oman’s Grand Canyon):- Welcome to the Grand Canyon of Arabia in the Jebel Shams Mountains of Oman. It’s a top-notch attraction offering breathtaking views and he’s one of the country’s best kept secrets. Bare Bare, a breathtakingly beautiful dark hill, the rare formation of Jebel Shams, or ‘Mountain of the Sun’, is 3,000 meters high and extends hundreds of kilometers into the Western Hajar Mountains.
Drive back to Muscat 254 Km, 3 hrs. 25 Minutes.
Overnight in Muscat.
- Pick up and Drop off as per itinerary in a Saloon car vehicle
- Services of an experienced English/Arabic speaking chauffeur
- All sightseeing as per the program
- Water during the excursion
- Any personal shopping/Monuments ticket/Any Meal
- Additional areas you may wish to visit
- Anything/Everything not mentioned in inclusions