Day trip

Muscat: Full-Day Nizwa Tour with Audio Guiding

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96 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line UAE & OMAN
Day trip

Muscat: Full-Day Nizwa Tour with Audio Guiding

Activity provider: Gray Line UAE & OMAN

From US$ 117 per person

Explore the ancient city of Nizwa full of natural beauty, interesting culture, and rich history.

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Duration 9 hours
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Audio guide included
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Pickup included
Pickup from Muscat city hotels


5 hours
  • Shatti Al Qurum

  • 2 hours
  • Birkat Al Mouz Ruins (photo stop)

  • Nizwa

  • Lunch

  • Jibreen Castle (photo stop, guided tour)

  • Bahla Fort (photo stop)

  • 2 hours
  • Muscat

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
End point
  • Explore Oman's most significant forts and castles
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture of this ancient city
  • Discover Bahla, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy GPS enabled multilingual audio commentary on the sights you pass
Full description
Get picked up from your hotel and head to the Shatti Al-Qurum hotel where the tour begins. Your driver will show you how to use the audio guide system to benefit the GPS enabled commentary (available in five languages) that follows the tour. Travel towards to Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital and home to some of its most significant structures. Along the way, stop at a charming ancestral village called Birka Al Mawz, which sits at the base of Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountain). In Nizwa, admire the central fort and its giant cannon tower; walk through the traditional souq (market); and, of course, enjoy a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, visit the unique Jabreen Castle, built in the 17th century. It has magnificent plasterwork, carved doors, and painted wooden beams. You'll also see Jebel Shams—one of the most famous mountains in Oman—and one of the oldest towns in the region, Oman Bahla, before heading back to your hotel.
  • Transportation
  • Audio guide
  • Driver
  • Lunch including water, tea, and coffee
  • Entrance fees to Jabreen Fort
  • Other personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to Nizwa Fort
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Smoking is prohibited in all vehicles
  • Before photographing any local residents, kindly ask their permission
  • Photographing local ladies is not permitted
  • Schedules are likely to change during the Holy Month of Ramadan
  • Meals are based on food-only basis, any beverages (alcoholic/non-alcoholic) will be charged per consumption and to be paid directly at the restaurant
  • Ladies visiting the mosque are required to cover their head with a scarf and must not wear shorts, beachwear, or sleeveless outfits (women are to be fully covered)
  • Men visiting the mosque must wear long trousers
  • Children under the age of 12 receive a 30% discount
  • Languages: audio guide in Spanish, French, German, Italian, English
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 96 reviews

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Went to Nizwa last week with Naseeb who was lovely. The coach was a-bit tight and the audio was outdated. For example, the audio kept referring to the leader of Oman as Sultan Qaboos who passed away in 2020. Nizwa itself is pretty but there isn’t as much history as I expected.

March 24, 2023

My experience was great and well worth it. I did things, like picking dates directly from the palm trees, and that was so gratifying to me. The weather at this time is brutally hot, nevertheless, the beauty of the places remain. I had very wonderful experiences.

March 24, 2023

This was a full day trip and it was very enjoyable. I wasn’t sure if I would like an audio guide for a tour of this length but it was actually very informative. The driver was amazing. Very professional and polite. He made sure we had enough time at each stop so that everyone was satisfied. Highly recommend!!

March 24, 2023

Product ID: 144150