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To reach the old part of town, follow the main road, past the turning for Misfat. The road skirts uphill above the old buildings until it reaches a tree-filled roundabout. Park near the large, square mud building and explore the town and plantation on foot.


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$517 Outdoor Activities

Jebel Shams, Wadi Ghul, Wadi Nakhr: Full-Day Private Tour

At 08:30 hrs you will be picked up from your hotel or accommodation in Muscat city to board a 4x4 to travel via Fanjah, Izki and Nizwa. You will stop at Nizwa for a stroll through the Old Capital of Oman before moving onto Al Hamra. Once you have reached the region of Al Hamra you will visit the scenic Wadi Ghul and stop at the old village of Ghul to see the abandoned Persian ruins. Moving on you will drive along Wadi Nakhr, also referred to as the Grand Canyon with breathtaking views. At the end of the Wadi is a village where rugs with bright colors and designs are made by local weavers. Visit the local weaver and haggle for their wares. You will then have a picnic lunch.After lunch you will make your way up to Jebel Shams, the highest peak in Oman at 3000 metres. From there you will have an outstanding view deep into the Grand Canyon of Oman. On your way back to Muscat, you will stop at Misfat Al Abrein, a picturesque village strapped on to the side of a mountain. As you walk around this beautiful village where time has come to a standstill, you will be moved by the simplicity and friendliness of the people. Return to Muscat by 16:30 approximately.

$2100 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Oman Classic 6-Day Tour From Muscat

Day 1: Muscat Airport assistance and transfer to the hotel, Free time at leisure. 3.30pm Departure with your guide for the city tour: Bait al Zubair museum, Al Alam Palace, Portuguese forts Mirani & Jalali. and Muttrah Souq, time for shopping. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel. Day 2: - Muscat/Nakhal/Nizwa8.00am Departure. Visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. After the visit start an exciting 4 wheel drive journey through the magnificent Hajjar Mountains. Nakhal: visit to the fort, After lunch, we drive through Wadi Bani Awf crossing the Hajjr Mountains, we start our descent to Al Hamra village, a 400-year-old town in the region Ad Dakhiliyah. Some of the oldest preserved houses in Oman can be found in Al Hamra, a town built on a tilted rock slab. Many of the houses have two stories, with ceilings made of palm beams and fronds topped by mud and straw.Dinner and overnight at the hotel.Day 3: Nizwa/Wahiba Sands8.00am After breakfast, departure from the hotel for Nizwa, visit of the Fort, traditional Souq and Falaj Daris (world Heritage Site). After the visit proceed to Al Hoota Cave, please note that cameras and video cameras are not allowed inside the cave. Lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch proceed to Wahiba Sands. After the check-in at the camp, you can enjoy the sun setting over the dunes. Dinner and overnight at the camp. Day 4: Wahiba Sands/Wadi Bani Khalid/Sur8.30am After breakfast, leave the camp for an amazing experience, driving deep inside the Wahiba desert and bashing the highest dunes, with skilled drivers. After that, leave the desert and proceed to Wadi Bani Khalid. There you can swim in the crystalline water or have a short trekking up to the cave. (Technical shoes required). Lunch at the small kiosk, with a wonderful view of the Wadi. After lunch, continue your journey to Sur, visit of the traditional dhow factory and the ancient district of Al Ayjah. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Day 5: Sur/Muscat Wadi Tiwi, we proceed to Wadi Shab. Lunch at Wadi Shab Resort, where you can also swim in the wonderful blue water of Arabian Sea, photo-stop at the ancient city of Qalhat (UNESCO world heritage).On our way back we will stop at Bimah Sink Hole: is located in the fenced and toilet-equipped Hawiyat Najm Park. Check-in at the hotel and fancy dinner. Overnight. Day 6: MuscatTransfer to the airport.

$425 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Omani Grand Canyon 4WD Tour

Grand Canyon On the way to Jebel Shams, you visit Nizwa with its souk and fort, followed by a walk through the old village of Al Hamra. Al Hamra is an old village, restored by the government to depict how Oman’s population lived in previous centuries. You have the opportunity to admire the noble houses with their three storeys. Some of them are several hundred years old. Pay a visit to Bait Al Safa, a renovated building run by women of the village. They demonstrate old practices such as milling, colouring, cooking and more. Drive up Jebel Shams, the highest mountain of the Arabic world and reaches 3075 m above sea level. The drive to the peak is adventurous. You reach the abyss of the Omani Grand Canyon and enjoy breathtaking views. Daily; Duration: 10 hours; Distance: 550 km; Pick-up time: 7.30 am

$120 Cultural & Theme Tours

Nizwa City Tour Full Day

• Have a spectacular drive through the Hajar Mountains via Fanja, Sumail and Izk, head to Nizwa. • Start your tour by Visiting Nizwa Souk " one of Oman Attractions ", the most Famous Souk among Local Omani Souks. • There you can find fish, meat, vegetables, pottery, jewelers, handicrafts and souvenirs which are sold by Locals. • The most interesting is the Friday Cattle where the locals from the nearby Villages come to sell their donkeys, goats, cattle, sheep, and chickens. • Next to the Souk is the Nizwa Fort Oman Which dates back to Mid of the 17th century, the fort offers scenic views to the ancient town and the surrounding mountains. • Then we drive to Al Hamra - One Of the beautiful places to see in Oman - best preserved old town in Oman. • 40 km north west of Nizwa. Visit Bait al-Jabal Museum, billed as “the first museum in Oman presenting antiques and masterpieces in their traditional setting. • Local Omani woman will show you a traditional 7 bedroom house, after the small tour, you will be lead into a Majilis (Omani living room) to have Omani coffee/tea and dates. • Then we move on towards Misfath al Arbien another, a unique mountain village at the foothill of the mountain surrounding al Hamra, it was named after Al Abri tribe, the Villages houses a beautifully preserved old house that was built on Solid Rocks with narrow streets, It is worth to spend at least 1 and half hours walking around the village.All this arranged for you by Vacation Packages Oman Team.

$1184 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 Day Oman Discovery Tour from Muscat

DAY 01: MUSCAT/NAKHAL/BILAD SAIT/AL HAMRA/ NIZWA After breakfast you will meet your tour Guide/driver who will escort you to the waiting 4 wheel drive which you will board for a soft adventure tour. Drive to Barka to visit the famous Barka fish market, the Nakhal Fort &old village of Nakhal,the famous warm springs of Nakhal situated at the end of an attractive Oasis. Relax by the side of the shallow waters of the springs surrounded .Then continue there drive to Wadi Bani Awf and reach Bilad Sayt. Make a short stop at Bilad Sayt and continue driving to Nizwa. Check in at Hotel in Nizwa. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at either Hotel Falaj Daris or Golden Tulip Nizwa.DAY 02: NIZWA –JABAL SHAMS - NIZWA After breakfast you will drive continue on a tour of the Nizwa. proceed to the Nizwa Souq. Then Continue your drive to Al Hamra. Make a stop at Al Hamra by the old houses. After the stop, continue driving to Jabal Shams,the highest peak in Oman with a height of 3,009 meters.Take a walk to see the Grand Canyon before driving back to your Hotel in Nizwa. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at either Hotel Falaj Daris or Golden Tulip Nizwa.DAY 03: NIZWA/SINAW /WAHIBA/WADI BANI KHALID/RAS AL HAD After breakfast you will check-out and proceed Wahiba .En Route stopping in Sinaw to visit Old Bedouin Market.continue to Wahiba Sands,where our expert driver will give you the thrill of driving over the undulating dunes. After enjoying the dune driving, proceed to towards Wadi Bani Khalid, This drive through the mountain offers a panoramic view of the beautiful landscape below. You will pass many pretty villages embedded in the mountains. Here the road winds down to the wadi along side a large, shallow pool fringed with vegetation & ends at a village. We park our vehicles at this point & continue on a short trek to the deep blue pools of the wadi. If you wish you may enjoy a swim in this glorious grace of nature.  Spend some time there and continue driving to Ras Al Haad. Check in and  Enjoy early dinner at the Hotel and then proceed to Ras Al Jinz to see turtles coming ashore to lay eggs. After the tour, drive back to your Hotel.Overnight stay at either Hotel Ras Al Hadd Beach or Turtle Beach Resort.DAY 04: RAS AL HADD/WADI SHAAB/QURIYAT/MUSCAT Breakfast at the hotel, your guide in the lobby, embark your jeep and start driving to Muscat.Short visit of Sur town & Dhow Building Yard. Thereafter proceed to Wadi Shaab. Shaab . Continue on the bumpy track, sometimes touching the sea following a creek or overlooking superb white beaches hundreds of meters long. Arrive at Fins beach (White beach) stop. After spending some time proceed for Muscat. En-route visiting Quriyat, a very large fishing village between the lagoon and the sea. Reach Muscat by evening.  

$424 Outdoor Activities

GRAND CANYON TOUR Full day 4WD VEHICLE

The trip start at 08:00 hrs Depart from your hotel and proceed to Nizwa, visit the Nizwa Fort and Souq and continue driver to the 3009 mtr high Jabal Shams, known as the Mountain of sun is one of the most impressive experience of nature, photo stop at Wadi gul on the way to Jabal shams. Visit of Al Hamra which is also known as Hamra Al Abryeen with reference to the Al Abri tribe who live there. Some of the oldest preserved houses in Oman can be found in Al Hamra, a town built on a tilted rock slab. Many of the houses have two stories, with ceilings made of palm beams and fronds topped by mud and straw. The tour will finish after reaching by evening at respective hotel.