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Oman’s Legendary Forts

Excursion Details

Visit the most remarkable cultural sites in Oman during this tour. You will visit Nizwa and its surrounding area, one of the oldest settlements in Oman


  • Nizwa souq & fort
  • Bahla fort
  • Jabreen castle

We leave Muscat and drive to Nizwa. Nizwa was the capital of the Sultanate during the reign of Sultan Said bin Taimur, father of the current Sultan HM the Sultan Qaboos. As a center of trade, religion, art and education, Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman. The old part of the city can be recognized with its dominant stone castle and the towers of the mosque amidst the vast plantations of date palms. Visit the traditional souq and the Fort of Nizwa.

Bahla is famous for its old adobe houses and pottery. Bahla is also well known as the city of ghosts among the native population. Countless stories are told for generations about mysterious things that are happening in and around the city. The old Bahla Fort with its 12km (seven miles) wall is the oldest fort in Oman. The fort is believed to have been built in pre-Islamic times and is now declared as UNESCO world heritage site after the renovation.

The Castle of Jabreen is situated within a short distance of Bahla. Three-storied castle of Jabreen, an impressive example of Islamic architecture with beautiful wooden inscriptions and paintings on the ceilings, is one of the most beautiful stone castles of Oman. It was built in 1675 by Sultan Bila’rab bin Sultan al-Yaarubi as his summer residence.

Drive back to Muscat.

Season: This tour operates all year round

Trip Specifications: Tours start daily except weekends and national holidays at 8:00 am and finish around 5:00pm • Maximum group size of 20 • Minimum group size of 2 • Minimum age 6 years old

Pickup: Pick up at your hotel in Muscat city area. If you are staying beyond these areas please get in touch to set up the meeting point or to organize an extra transfer.

Drop-off: We will drop you off at where we picked you up. If you need extra transfers please contact us for more details.

Included: All Entrance Fees • All Taxes • Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle • Lunch • English Speaking Guide • Three Bottles of Water

Not Included: Gratuities • Extra transfers

What to Bring: Sunscreen • Steady shoes
Please pay attention to the local customs of taking photographs. Your guide will advise you the particulars.
What to Wear: Please ensure you dress respectfully. Knees and shoulders should be covered at all times.