Nizwa tours: Nizwa – AL Hamra – Misfat Al Abriyyin
Duration: 8 HRS
Today, This tour starts from Muscat city, the capital of Oman, where your guide will take you from your hotel early to one of the best tours to visit Nizwa.
The first stop in this guided tour will be at Nizwa city, located in Ad Dakhiliyah region, about a 1 hour 30 minutes drive. It is considered the old capital of Oman. The tour will take you to Nizwa Complex, known as Nizwa Souk is among the largest and unique of its kind in Oman; there, the local vendors offer a wide variety of their goods. Visit the Vegetable and fruit market, and pass by fish, meat jewelry, and handicraft shops; here is a great chance during the tour to buy souvenirs.
Friday is a special day at Nizwa, where there is an auction in which locals from nearby villages come in the early morning to offer their goats, cattle, sheep, and donkeys.
A photo stop from outside, in front of the fascinating Nizwa fortress, considered the highlights of Nizwa.
Nizwa fort is considered from the ancient forts in Oman inside the Nizwa complex. It offers a Panoramic view of the surrounding villages and mountains.
Then continue our tour to Al Hamra old village built 400 years ago, famous for its traditional abandoned houses.
Just a few km from Al Hamra, we will visit the village of Misfat Al Abreen, which lies near Jebel Shams mountain (Oman grand canyon). Explore the narrow streets and discover the beautiful ancient houses. Al Hamra is famous for its historical Falaj, or irrigation system that supplies water to the surrounding area.
At least we spend one and half hours walking and exploring the village to see the local and traditional life of Omani people.
Afternoon, start the way back to Muscat.
Price Per vehicle (Excluding Lunch)
350 USD (Up to 5 Persons)
Optional : Lunch ( 12 USD per person )
What is Included in Nizwa , Al Hamra and misfat trip ?
– Pick up and drop off from any of Muscat hotels.
-Private Air condition vehicle.
-Private, professional English Tour Guide.
-Free bottled water.
What is excluded from Nizwa, Al Hamra, and misfat trip?
– Entry ticket to Nizwa fort ( 5 Omani Rial )
-Entry visa to Oman
What to know before visiting Nizwa, Al Hamra, and misfat?
-Due to the nature of the weather, it is recommended before you book and travel on any Oman tours to bring hats and sunblock.
– Better to wear Easy and comfortable walking shoes during Nizwa full-day tour.
-During your tour, you can find many different Local restaurants on the road from Nizwa to Al Hamra that offers wide varieties of either vegetarian or non-vegetarian meals.
– Ask for recommendations from our tour guides, as they are experienced before getting your souvenirs from Nizwa souq.
– For this tour, it is recommended to depart early from Muscat before 9:00 AM to cover Nizwa, Al Hamra, and misfat Al Abreen
-According to Oman Traditional, You can take pictures during any tour, but it is not acceptable to take pictures of Omani women. Also, it is polite to ask men before.
-In 2017 Ministry of tourism in Oman decided to charge an entry ticket to Nizwa castle from inside.
– It takes about two HRS per way from and to Muscat, so it is recommended excursion for travelers searching for Muscat shore excursions, coming through cruise ships in a quick day trip.
– Nizwa tour From Top things to go in any of Oman Holidays.