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NIZWA FRIDAY SOUQ & MOUNTAINS (04 Nts/05 Days)

Price : $668.00


DAY 01 Thusday: ARRIVAL MUSCAT.-HALF DAY MUSCAT CITY TOUR

Morning, You will arrive at the Muscat International Airport. Upon your arrival you proceed straight to the Immigration. Immigration & customs are quick & simple. Upon arrival at the General arrival lounge you will be met by our friendly & efficient Smart Travel & Tourism chauffer who will assist you to the comforts of our vehicle to drive for Half day City Tour. The tour begins with a visit to the beautiful Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque one of the largest mosques in the Middle East. Later you visit Bait Al Zubair Museum. You will have photo stops at the residence of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the Al Alam Palace, which is flanked by the 16th century Portuguese forts Mirani and Jalali. Evening you will be strolling through Muttrah Souq, where you will be bargaining for handicrafts and silver items.

Overnight in Nizwa Hotel

 

 

DAY 02 Friday : NIZWA FORT & FRIDAY SOUQ- JABREEN & BAHLA FORT

This tour provides a good insight on Omani history and glorious heritage. Preciously restored, each Fort has its own story. They were first built for military defence but were also used for social and community gatherings.

Before reaching Nizwa, you will stop to see the old village of Birkat Al Mawz, walking through the plantation and small streets with old crumbling houses. You will then continue to Nizwa, who was once the capital of Oman, go through the traditional and craft Souk where you can buy some souvenirs before visiting the Fort of Nizwa with its large circular tower and imagine life inside the Fort in the 17th century. The breathtaking view from the tower will show you how big the plantation is.

Continue your 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 (under renovation, visit is from the outside only). 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. Overnight in Nizwa hotel.

 

DAY 03 Saturday: NIZWA-AL HAMRA & MISFAT AL ABRAYEEN-JABEL SHAMS (GRAND CANYON)

Morning after Breakfast at 8:00 am We will proceed to see Oman Old mud houses. Al Hamra and Misfah to see one of the oldest villages of this region.  The traditional mud houses dated back from 400 years are still occupied. The falaj system used in this village one of the oldest of this kind (UNESCO site).  Thereafter drive to visit Wadi Gul & Wadi Nakhar the remote villages exactly at the drop point of great canyon.   

 

Then proceed tour to Jebel Shams. Along the road,Wadi Nakhar, a narrow canyon. It is a stunning beautiful place, and is geologically spectacular, being one of the deepest canyons on the planet. Go deep inside to visit the village where the main activity is weaving, especially Omani rugs …… Your journey continues to the top of Jebel Shams, “Sun Mountain”, Oman’s highest peak, 3009 m. ….. get a spectacular view of the “Grand Canyon”. Overnight in Jabel Shams High Resort.

 

DAY 04 Sunday- JABEL SHAMS-BILAD SIYT-SNAKE CANYON-WADI BANI AUF-NAKHAL FORT-MUSCAT AIRPORT

Around 8.30 am you will be met by your tour guide and driver who will escort you to the comforts of our 4 wheel drive to embark on a soft adventurous trip Your first stop at the quaint mountain village of Bilad Sayt framed by the dramatic mountains. We then drive through the spectacular Wadi Bani Auf . This stretch of graded road is very adventurous & for the physically fit only as it involves steep bends and bumpy roads. The journey continues to Nakhal and its 17th Century Fort built on the peak of a mountain. Nakhal Fort is one of the most spectacular forts, dramatically located at the edge of the Jebel Akhdar Mountains in northwest Oman. It is surrounded by a beautiful oasis. There is an area with healing warm springs, the most notable being Ayn A’ Thowarah. Its waters run at 45°C and are regarded as a cure for rheumatism and skin diseases due to its sulfur content. The stunning landscape will enchant you before heading down the mountain to return to Muscat.

Overnight in Muscat Hotel

 

DAY 05 Monday- DEPARTURE TRANSFER

Departure transfers to Airport to connect the flight back home.

Routing (subject to changes) Program Change

The program is subject to changes under certain conditions like overbooking, closure, renovation of hotel sand attraction sites. In such circumstances, we will do everything to offer suitable alternatives of similar value.

Force Majeure

We are not liable for failure to perform the party's obligations if such failure is as a result of Acts of God, War, Invasion, Civil war, natural calamities etc.

Payment

Full payment 35 days prior to Tour departure.

TOUR TIME          
Tour Duration Start Timing End Timing Reporting Time Pick-up Point Days of Operation
6 hours 8:30 AM 4.30 PM 8:00 AM 7.52 5 Days
RATES SHARING          
Transfer Type Adult Rate Child Rate Tour Language Vehicle Type Maximum occupancy
Group transfer   below 10 Year will be free, above 10 years with extra bed 50% of adult cost English 4x4 Land Cruiser 4 people can accommodate in one car
RATES PRIVATE          
Transfer Type Group of 2 people Group of 4 people Tour Language Vehicle Type Maximum occupancy
private Transfer Per head USD 860 Per Head $668 English private 4x4 car 4 people can accommodate in one car

 

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Typology: Mountain hiking, Nizwa Friday souq, Grand canyon, Jabel Shams, Sand houses, off road, Desert Wahiba sands Anciant forts,

INCLUSIONS:    

  1. 02 Nts Accommodation at Hotel Al Diyar Nizwa or Similar Muscat

  2. 01 Nt Accommodation at Jabel Shams High Resort or Similar Jabel shams

  3. 01 Nt Accommodation at Al Diyar Hotel or Similar Nizwa

  4. Daily Breakfast & Dinner in Hotel Day 02 & Day 03

  5. All Sightseeing in 4WD with Italian Speaking Guide

  6. All Entrance fees.

EXCLUSIONS:

  1. Any air fare

  2. VISA charges.

  3. All meals other than mentioned.

  4. All expenses of personal in nature.

  5. Anything which is not specifically mentioned in inclusions part.

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