This 9-hour tour of Nizwa is the best way to get to know the most important castles of the Arabian Peninsula. From the “cultural capital” of Oman you can also visit an amazing, abandoned town.
After picking you up from your hotel in Muscat, we will begin our trip to the interior of the Arabian Peninsula to spend a day among the emblematic castles of Oman.
The first stop will be in Birkat Al Mawz, an enchanting and mysterious abandoned town constructed in the 17th century at the foot of the Jebel Akhdar Mountain, also known as the "green mountain". It will astound you!
Then we will head to the precious historic centre of Nizwa, the “cultural capital” of Oman. There we will see the exterior of the fortress, famous for its 360-degree cannon tower. We will also take a walk around the souk market before making a stop at a local restaurant to have something to eat and rest for a bit.
Then, we will catch the bus and head to the Jabrin Castle, constructed in the 17th century. It is one of the best conserved in the whole country and stands out for its carved wooden doors and beams. Remember to look up at the enchanting ceiling!
At the end, we will return to Muscat, where we will stop at the Oman Avenue Mall so that you can buy some souvenirs or have a drink. Finally, we will drop you off at your hotel in Muscat.
This tour is not led by a guide, but we will provide you with an audio guide with pre-recorded commentary in English so you can learn about the different sights as you visit them.
Hotel pick-up will begin at 8:30am but we will contact to confirm the time to expect us at your specific hotel.
|Adults||Children under 12 years old|
US$ 90 US$ 72
US$ 63 US$ 50.50
AdultsUS$ 90 US$ 72
Children under 12 years oldUS$ 63 US$ 50.5
The tour is carried out with an audio guide in English.
English language audioguide.
Entry into the Jabrin Castle.
Food and drink.
20% discount on the official ticket price.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Muscat).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).