Introducing Al-Dakhiliyah Region
This dramatic, mountainous region is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Oman, and for good reason. The area has spectacular scenery, including Jebel Shams (Oman’s highest mountain), Wadi Ghul (the Grand Canyon of Arabia) and Jebel Akhdar (the fruit bowl of Oman). In addition, some of the country’s best forts can be seen in Nizwa, Bahla and Jabrin.
Many of the sights from Nizwa to Jabrin can be managed on a long day trip from Muscat, and all tour companies in the capital organise such trips. The region deserves more than just a fleeting visit, however, especially if adding 4WD excursions into the jebel (mountain).
With a 4WD, an exciting three-day round trip from Muscat can be made via Nizwa, crossing over the mountains from Al-Hamra and descending to Rustaq and the Batinah Plain.
Day Tour to the Enchanting Forts of Nizwa
The tour starts with a spectacular drive through the Hajar mountains via the oases of Fanjah and Birkat Al Mauz, to reach Nizwa and the impressive 17th century fort. Nizwa is located about 1.
Private 4x4 Safari - The Green Mountain
You start your private tour in the morning and drive from Muscat to Fanjah. You will stop at Wadi Fanjah and continue to Birkat Al Mawz. Passing the Fort that once guarded the entrance to Jebel Akhdar, you proceed up the most impressive mountain of Oman, Al Jabal al Akhdar in the heart of the Hajar Mountains.