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Full-Day Tour in Oman: Enchanting Forts of Nizwa and Jabreen

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Take a day-tour from Muscat to explore 2 of the Sultanate's most enchanting forts. Travel inland to the ancient capitol of Nizwa and the towns of Bahla and Jabreen to experience the heritage and history of Oman.


  • Enjoy a drive through the magnificent Hajar mountains
  • Visit 17th century Nizwa Fort
  • See some of Oman's most historical buildings
  • Watch cows, goats and sheep being traded at one of the liveliest cattle markets in Oman


Forts and castles are Oman's most striking cultural landmarks. We begin our tour with a spectacular drive through the Hajar mountains via the oases of Fanjah and the old village of Birkat Al Mauz, to reach Nizwa. Here we explore the impressive Nizwa Fort. Built in 1660, it is the largest fort in the Arabian Peninsula. Its circular tower offers stunning views of the city and plantation. After our tour of Nizwa Fort, we continue on to the cattle market and the traditional Nizwa Souq. Stroll along the souq where you can buy silver jewelry, frankincense, and intricately handmade khanjar daggers. The drive continues via Tanuf for a stop in the charming town of Bahla. From there we to Jabreen, where we will visit one of the most impressive forts in the Sultanate, famous for its wall and ceiling murals, before returning to your hotel.


Hotel pick-up and drop-off Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned coach or mini-bus Services of an English-speaking guide
Meals and drinks Personal expenses Optional activity costs Gratuities

Important Information

  • 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. The Sultanate of 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, police or military installations are not allowed. Due to ongoing COVID-19 protective measures, some of the attractions listed in the itinerary remain closed. As such, alternate visits/photo stops will be arranged.

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