NIZWA-ALHAMRA-MISFAT FULL DAY TOUR
Duration : 8 HRS
This tour takes you first to Nizwa, the old capital of Oman. The Nizwa Souq is among the largest of its kind in the country. A wide variety of vendors offer their goods in the streets of the souk from 05:00 am to about 10:00 am each morning. 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, when the locals from the nearby villages come to sell their donkeys, goats, cattle, sheep and chickens in a circus style open market place.
Next to the Souq is Nizwa Fortress. The fort is a museum today and offers splendid views of this ancient town and the surrounding mountains. You can walk around in this impressive fortress and visit its many rooms, passages and towers. The fort is an architectural testimony to the economic and military achievements of the early Yaruba dynasty from the mid-17th century. It was a military stronghold designed to withstand even the strongest of attacks at the time. Even along the corridors, many traps were laid to deter any intruders that might have penetrated the defences.
Then we drive to Al Hamra, to visit the old village and see the tradition homes their,
Then we move on towards Misfath al Abreen. This picturesque village lies on a steep slope at the foot of Jebel Shams, a few kilometres from the village of Al Hamra and consists of old homes and narrow streets. It has a large Falaj system which supplies water for many orchards, date palms and vegetables. It is worth to spend at least 1 ½ hours walking around the village. There are marked footpaths through the village and surrounding area. In the late afternoon we drive back to Muscat.
- Hotel Pick up
- Air Conditioned Vehicle
- Experienced Guide
What’s Not Included?
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity Cost
|Price Per vehicle (Excluding Lunch)||350 USD (Up to 4 Persons)|
Remark : Further to last updates from Ministry of tourism in Sultante Oman kindly notice they decide starting from 1 December 2017 that entrance fees for Nizwa fort will change from 0.5 OMR (1.3$ ) to 5 OMR (13 $ ) , So further to this sudden changes that out of control as travel agency , kindly notice for your visit to Nizwa fort it will be either without any extra more cost but it will be stop photo from outside or Supplement of 10 $ per person will be add to your confirmed trip