Welcome to Bahla & Jabreen


Nearby Jabreen is linked to Bahla by a triumphal gateway – an enormous double-arched construction over the road with grand views of Bahla, the mountains and the desert beyond. Jabreen is plagued by no such reputation, but does boast its own impressive fort.


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Bahla & Jabreen activities

$123.45 Day Trips & Excursions

Muscat to Nizwa Private Day Trip Shore Excursion with Guide

When your cruise ship docks at the Port of Muscat, meet your private guide and travel southwest to Nizwa. Sit back and relax on your journey, admiring the scenery of the towering Hajar Mountains overlooking the lush oases of Fanjah and Birkat Al Mauz.After just less than two hours on the road, arrive in Nizwa and hop off your vehicle to explore the historical town. See Nizwa Fort, a 17th-century fort built for Sultan bin Saif al-Yaruba, an early leader from the Ya’aruba dynasty. Admire its 131-foot (40-meter) tower that dominates the town center, and gaze out at the palm oasis that stretches out around it.Visit Nizwa Souk to marvel at the antiques and Bedouin silverware on offer. Enjoy a break to explore the center at leisure and have lunch (own expense), and then meet your guide at the pre-arranged time to continue your tour.Leave Nizwa and travel west to the nearby town of Jabrin, passing a series of old battlements at Tanuf and Bahla. Jabrin’s pièce de résistance is Jabrin Castle, one of the best preserved fortresses in Oman. Explore with your guide, admire the elaborately painted ceilings and see if you can find any of the famously hidden rooms of the fortress.Return to your vehicle and travel back to Muscat, finishing your tour at the start point. Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Port of Muscat for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$80 Private & Custom Tours

Nizwa Bahla & Jabrin Fort(Muscat tours) as private and custom trip

In the morning we drive through Hajar Mountains via Fanja and Sumail. Then reach the township of Nizwa, the ancient capital. You will visit Nizwa Fort one of the most fascinating forts among forts included in Muscat tours .the Fort Dates back to the year 1660 and explore the traditional Souq. After  you travel to the village of Bahla with its Famous tradition of pottery, magic and weaving. Continuing on to Jebrin Castle, this dates back to the year 1670. Jebrin Castle was a learning center for the study of Islamic Law, History, Arabic, Medicine and Astrology. The tour is very inspiring and recommended during having Oman Day Tours .

$124 Day Trips & Excursions

Fascinating Forts of Oman (Nizwa - Jabreen - Bahla)

This tour provides a good insight on Omani history and glorious heritage. Preciously restored, each Fort has its own story. They were first built for military defence but were also used for social and community gatherings. Before reaching Nizwa, you will stop to see the old village of Birkat Al Mawz, walking through the plantation and small streets with old crumbling houses. You will then continue to Nizwa, who was once the capital of Oman, go through the traditional and craft Souk where you can buy some souvenirs before visiting the Fort of Nizwa with its large circular tower and imagine life inside the Fort in the 17th century. The breathtaking view from the tower will show you how big the plantation is. Continue your journey to Bahla, a charming little town surrounded by an old 12 km long wall; visit the place where they make pottery and also the old fort of Bahla, one of the oldest in Oman (under renovation, visit is from the outside only). Continue to Jabrin, for a visit of the Fort which was once the home of the Imam and was built to be a Palace at first, before being used for military purposes.  The tomb of the Imam is still located in the Fort. The Jabrin Fort is also believed to be one of the first schools in Oman. Head back to Muscat.

$470 Multi-day & Extended Tours

FRAGRANCE TOUR OF MUSCAT

DAY 01-MUSCAT CITY TOURThe tour begins with a visit to the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque one of the largest mosques in the Middle East.  Visit the Natural History Museum, exhibiting the wealth of Oman’s history and thus imparting knowledge about the country’s rich culture and traditions to the visitor. Later you drive along the picturesque Corniche to the once walled district Muscat. You will have photo stops at the residence of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Al Alam Palace, which is flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali.    You will be strolling through Muttrah Souq, where you will be bargaining for handicrafts and silver items.Overnight stay at Hotel Muscat Holiday or Similar DAY 02-AMAUOGE FACTORY-NIZWA-JABREENWe start our tour from Amouage Factory it is a nice luxury fragrance house in Oman then we will explore the historic and culturally interesting region of Nizwa. Nizwa is the cultural capital of Oman. Its main places of interest are the Souq and the powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive forts in Oman. you proceed for Bahla, one of the oldest small towns of Oman. In the 12th century it was the capital of the tribe living in the region. As the monumental fort is closed for renovation only a photo stop is planned. Bahla is also famous for its pottery and you will visit a potter’s workshop (not possible on Fridays and Public Holidays). Jabrin Castle built in 17th century is one of the finest of its kind. Its magnificent plasterwork, the carved doors and the painted wooden beams of the ceilings makes this castle amazingly different. Return to Muscat in the late afternoon. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

$655 Multi-day & Extended Tours

CULTURAL TOUR OF OMAN

DAY 01: MUSCAT – NIZWA-BAHLA-JABREENToday you will drive to visit the historic town of Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital You proceed to Jabrin castle built in 17th century is one of the finest of its kind. Its magnificent plasterwork, the carved doors and the painted wooden beams of the ceilings makes this castle amazingly different. Thereafter continue to Bahla, one of the oldest small towns of Oman and in the 12th century the capital of the tribe living in the region. As the monumental fort is closed for renovation only a photo stop is planned. Bahla is also famous for its pottery and you will visit a potter’s workshop (not possible on Fridays and Public Holidays). Later visit. Al Hamra one of the oldest villages & up to 400 years old mud houses are still occupied. Also visit the Al Hamra Falaj system.DAY 02: NIZWA – WAHIBA – RAS AL JINZMorning visit the powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive forts in Oman and the traditional Souq.  Later drive to Wahiba sands, via Birkat A Mauz and Ibra. Wahiba sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sea of sand.  The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. After some exciting sand dune driving which offers excellent thrills and chills for all. Drive to Wadi Bani Khalid – an oasis spot in the middle of the barren and dry mountains. It is one of the most beautiful wadis in Oman and its pools with clear deep blue water give you an opportunity to take a refreshing dip.  Enjoy the ambiance of the Wadi. On arrival at Sur check in at Hotel and after an early dinner (own arrangements) drive to visit the turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz, where at night the Green Turtles, after a journey of thousands of kilometers will come ashore to lay their eggs. You then return to Hotel at late night for the overnight.DAY 03:  RAS AL JINZ –BIMAH SINKHOLE-WADI ARBAYEEN-MUSCATMorning you visit Sur, renowned for its dhow shipyard in former times. There after you can start your fascinating coastal trip to Muscat. The road leads through scenic countryside and rugged mountains to the small fishing towns. On the coastal road you stop at Bibi Miriam Mausoleum in Qalhat. Later you visit Wadi Tiwi, an oasis well known for its lemon and date plantations and then proceed to Fins beach. Visit the picturesque Wadi Arbayeen with its deep pools of water set among the date palms. We then proceed to the Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue green water at the bottom. On clear sunny days while driving along the coast one might chance to see sharks in the deep blue waters or fleet footed Gazelles sprint across the landscape.

$975 Multi-day & Extended Tours

JEWELS OF OMAN

DAY 01: ARRIVE MUSCATYou will arrive at the Muscat International AirportOvernight at Hotel Muscat DAY 2: COAST – WADI SHAB - TURTLES 8h30 AM your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you for an incredible journey. Start the tour by going towards Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with inviting blue-green water, concrete steps lead down the side making swimming possible. You will then stop at Wadi Shab which means a “wadi between the cliffs”, enjoy a walk through the wadi, walking shoes are strongly recommended. Overnight at Ras al Hadd. DAY 3: JALAAN BANI BU ALI - WAHIBA SANDSAfter breakfast, you will start by a drive to the Desert via Asellah, following the scenic rocky coastline, to visit the old Mosque in Jalan Bani Bu Ali, Al Hamooda Mosque, that was build in 11th  Century ….. Continue towards Wahiba sands, with its golden sand dunes. Meet a Bedouin family, do some dune bashing which consists in going up and down the dunes like a roller coaster with your 4x4. Enjoy the tranquility of the desert . The night in the desert will be a memorable one.Night at Wahiba Sands.DAY 4: WADI BANI KHALID–IBRA- NIZWA After breakfast, you will leave behind you this beautiful desert and continue your journey to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the most picturesque wadis in Oman. Take a plunge in the crystal clear waters of the wadi, perfect spot to take memorable pictures ofGreen pools and waterfalls.On your way to Nizwa, stop in Ibra for a closer look at the watchtowers proudly looking over villages from the top of the hills. Nizwa was once the capital of Oman, go through the traditional and craft Souk ….before visiting the Fort with its large circular tower …. The breathtaking view from the tower will showyou how big the plantation is. Overnight in hotel in Nizwa.DAY 5: BAHLA –WADI NAKHR – JEBEL SHAMS Your journey starts with a visit of Bahla, a charming little town surrounded by an old 12 km long wall; visit the place where they make pottery and also the old Fort of Bahla, one of the oldest in Oman. It is UNESCO Heritage site. (Under renovation) Travel to Jebel Shams but before going up the mountain there is an interesting wadi, Wadi Nakhr, a narrow canyon. It is a stunning beautiful place, and is geologically spectacular, being one of the deepest canyons on the planet. Overnight at Hotel Muscat, DAY 06: DEPARTURE TRANSFER

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