Day trip

Hajar Mountains: Private Day Trip from Muscat

4.5 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line UAE & OMAN
Day trip

Hajar Mountains: Private Day Trip from Muscat

Activity provider: Gray Line UAE & OMAN

From US$ 489 per person

Drive through the Hajar mountains to the township of Nizwa to see Nizwa fort. Visit the traditional souq, Wadi Ghul, Jebel Shams, the village of Misfah perched on the side of a mountain, and the region of Al Hamra.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Muscat.
Small group
Limited to 4 participants


  • Travel through the Hajar mountains and see Nizwa fort
  • Visit the traditional souq and Wadi Ghul
  • Explore Jebel Shams, the village of Misfah, and the Al Hamra region
Full description
Begin your tour driving through the Hajar Mountains to the township of Nizwa, which is the ancient capital of Oman. Visit Nizwa Fort and the traditional Souk.  Next, travel through the deep Wadi Ghul and arrive at Jebel Shams, Mountain of the Sun, which is the undisputed lord of the mountains. Jebel Shams is the highest peak of the Jebel Al Akhdar mountain range, soaring 3,000 meters above sea level. This is the Grand Canyon of Oman and provides spectacular scenery, ancient rock carvings, and remote villages.  Continue your tour to the beautiful old village of Misfah, perched on the side of a mountain where narrow ancient stone pathways lead you into the valley below. Have lunch at a restaurant where you can savor local delicacies at the top of the mountain. Afterward, explore the ancient labyrinth of the region of Al Hamra before your return trip to Muscat.
  • Transportation in a 4x4 vehicle
  • Driver guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch with soft drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks at lunch
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Please note that photographing local ladies is not permitted and please ask for permission before photographing any other residents
  • The schedule is likely to change during the Holy Month of Ramadan
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 19 reviews

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The canyon trip with the morning in Nizwa was an absolutely stunning day trip. Our guide, Yahya, was exceptional and made it even more enjoyable and fun. In Nizwa, Yahya was great helping us with shopping questions and, having been to Nizwa before without a guide, it made for a different, broader experience. I hadn't known before our trip to the canyon/Jabal Shams that it is noticeably cooler up there than at the bottom of the mountains.

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March 31, 2023

Heel vriendelijke gids, Fahad, die voluit sprak over de cultuur en geschiedenis van Oman, en Nizwa in het bijzonder. Zijn Engels was uitstekend, en met z'n universitair diploma was de uitleg heel gevarieerd en interessant. We kregen ruimschoots de tijd om mooie foto's te trekken en hij hielp ons daarbij door tips te geven. Zeker aan te raden.

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March 31, 2023

Leider hat uns der Fahrer nicht viel erzählt. Nach dem Stop in Nizwa hat er während der Fahrt entweder telefoniert oder Sprachnachrichten gehört/beantwortet. Dadurch war er sehr unaufmerksam und häufig viel zu schnell bei der Fahrt rauf und runter vom Berg. Das ständige Piepen im Auto wegen überhöhter Geschwindigkeit auf der Autobahn war sehr anstrengend. Das Mittagessen war leider auch nicht auf dem Berg in Misfah und keine lokale Spezialität, sondern an der Straße im hinteren Bereich eines indischen Imbiss. Nach dem Mittagessen wollte der Fahrer und zurück nach Muscat bringen und nur durch unseren Hinweis das noch etwas fehlt, hat er uns dann noch auf den Berg nach Misfah gebracht. Dort hat er uns leider nicht, wie all die anderen Guides, bei der Wanderung entlang der tollen Wege begleitet. Alles in allem war der Ausflug mit über 200,- p.P daher viel zu teuer und enttäuschend.

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March 31, 2023

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