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Famous Strong Holds – Nizwa, Bahla, Jibrin

Full Day Tour

TOUR DESCRIPTION

In the morning meeting with the guide at the hotel lobby and proceed for tour.

This tour takes you first to Nizwa, the old capital of Oman. Here we will visit Fort 7 traditional market. The Nizwa Souq is among the largest of its kind in the country. Here you can find fish, meat, vegetables, pottery, jewellery, handicrafts and souvenirs which are sold in authentic old market halls that few places can boast. Especially interesting is the Friday cattle market. Next to the Souq is Nizwa fort. The fort is a museum today and offers splendid views of this ancient town and the surrounding mountains. The fort is an architectural testimony to the economic and military achievements of the early Yaruba dynasty from the mid-17th century.

We will continue the 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 and country's only UNESCO-listed fort.

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.

Back to Muscat hotel.

Price

Saloon car (max 03 seats) USD 350
4WD vehicle (max 04 seats) USD 425
Minivan (max 08 seats) USD 525

Time of Departure: 08:00 PM
Duration: 08 hours

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