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Jebel Akhdar, Muscat, Nizwa

    Heritage & History of Nizwa & Jebal Akhdar-Full Day Tour

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    DestinationMuscat to Nizwa & Jebal Akhdar
    OverviewDiscover the rich heritage and history of Oman with our full-day guided tour to Nizwa and Jebal Akhdar. Immerse yourself in the cultural treasures of Nizwa, explore its historic fort, and then journey to the breathtaking heights of Jebal Akhdar for panoramic views and natural beauty.
    Tour Highlights
    • Explore the iconic Nizwa Fort, a testament to Oman’s historical significance.
    • Stroll through the vibrant Nizwa Souq, where traditional crafts and goods are on display.
    • Visit the historic Nizwa Mosque, a symbol of Omani architecture and spirituality.
    • Journey to the cool heights of Jebal Akhdar, known as the “Green Mountain.”
    • Enjoy stunning vistas of terraced gardens, lush valleys, and charming villages.
    • Immerse yourself in the local culture and interact with friendly villagers.
    • Capture the essence of Oman’s heritage through insightful commentary from our knowledgeable guide.
    Time08.00 AM – 08.00 PM
    Inclusion
    • Transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.
    • Entrance fees to Nizwa Fort and attractions.
    • Lunch at a local restaurant.
    • Bottled water and refreshments during the tour.
    • Services of an experienced English/Arabic speaking Guide cum Driver throughout the tour.
    Exclusions
    • Personal expenses (souvenirs, personal shopping, etc.)
    • Additional meals or snacks not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Optional activities or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips and gratuities for guides, drivers, and staff
    • Any expenses incurred outside of the planned itinerary

    Details

    We depart Muscat to Nizwa, the old capital of Oman. Explore Nizwa Fort, a historic fortress known for its architecture, defense systems, and cultural significance.
    Visit to the famous Nizwa Fortress. Today, the for is a museum that showcases the history of the fort and surrounding area. Walking through the fortress you get to see amazing views of the ancient town and the nearby mountains. This impressive fortress was a base used in the military to hold off the hardest attacks and sieges.
    Step into the heart of Nizwa's vibrant culture and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Nizwa Souq. The site of one of the oldest souk in the country, this extensive marketplace is dedicated mostly to fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, all of which are housed in separate blocks behind the great
    Explore the Birkat Al Mouz Ruins, a historic site showcasing the remnants of an ancient village and its falaj irrigation system. It is located at the foothills of Jabal Akhdar so everyone who is going to Jabal Akhdar ends up passing through must pass to go through.
    Explore the first Aflaj site, learning about the ancient water management techniques and their historical significance.
    Irrigation System of Al Kattmyn, one of the 5 irrigation system heritage by UNESCO. From there we go up to Jebel Akhdar. Also known as the Green Mountain, Jebel Akhdar houses many fruit plantations and rose gardens. Take the time to walk through the hills and cherish the valley views.
    Begin your exploration of Jebel Akhdar. Drive through the scenic winding roads and enjoy the cooler climate. If visiting during the rose blooming season (usually March to April), stop by rose gardens to witness the traditional Omani rose water extraction process.Choose from various hiking trails or take a scenic walk to viewpoints such as Diana's Point, where you can capture stunning panoramic vistas.

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