Cultural and Heritage Tour to the former Capital of Oman
Nizwa the capital of interior & the birthplace of Islam in the sultanate & former capital. A photo stop is planned at the pretty village of Birkat al Mauz: enjoy a short walk through its oasis & dense date plantation. The old capital boasts of 17th century built Round Tower Fort, with its impressive size as well as the traditional Souk, where the locals trade traditional ornaments like hand carved khanjars & silver jewelery. Also Nizwa is renowned for its Friday livestock auction that take place at the Souk premises. After Nizwa, will proceed to Wadi Tanuf and visit few ruins of its old houses and then to the Bahla Fort, which is part of the UNESCO worldwide cultural heritage. Only a few kilometers away, is the Jibrin Castle, one of the finest and most picturesque forts of Oman, built in the 17th century it was meant to be the Imam's residence. This castle displays beautiful ceiling paintings & wonderfully executed wood carvings.
This tour takes approximatly 8 hours, available every day of the week.
We are taking you to Oman's most beautiful castle and the Islamic cultural capital of the world 2016 will be your two main highlights for today, combined with a few special stops such as Bahla Fort and Tanuf.
Nizwa as the cultural Capital of the Islamic World 2016 awaits to be discovered by you!
Local Merchants offer their products on a daily basis , but come very early morning on a Friday and you can see the cattle market in full swing, traditional bargaining included!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: at your Hotel or the Port or Muscat Airport.
End location: at your Hotel or the Port or Muscat Airport.
Duration: 8 hours
modern, clean, airconditioned vehicle (Nissan Petrol 2012 V8)
My services as your private tour guide.
Transportation in my air conditioned Nissan Petrol Model 2012 V8
Water & Soft drinks.
entrance fees to sights as per itinerary
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 Omani Rial - for Personal expenses
Any personal expenses or souvenirs.
I have no restrictions.
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Naheed is an excellent guide and highly recommended. His English is perfect, his knowledge impeccable and he is great fun too. We had long chats with him about politics, travel, history and many other subjects on which he was interesting and knowledgable. He is an excellent driver, with a beautifully clean car and nothing was too much trouble for him to do for us. We will certainly come back to Oman and engage him again. We had a wonderful day. Thank you so much! we will definitely use your website again