Highlights / General details
Forts and castles are Oman’s most striking cultural landmarks and together with its towers and city walls, they have historically been used as defensive bastonsor look-out points. It is estimated that there are over 500 forts, Castles and towers in Oman. Our visit today would include a few of them which are more remarkable & striking in their Architecture & style. The ancient capital of Oman, Nizwa, was a seat of learning and the birthplace of Islam in Oman. The 17th century Round fort and the souq famous for the silver jewelry are the major attraction of Nizwa. Not to mention the popular & interesting cattle auction, which takes place on every Friday. Built on a scold base of rock, the huge tower was designed to withstand the vibration of 24 cannons.
We move on to Bahla, famous for its handmade pottery. Bahla is listed in UNESCOS world heritage sites however the fort here is now under renovation and is not open to public. Built as a defensive stronghold, the Jabreen is perhaps the finest of Omani castles. The castle has dungeons, passages, rooms and ceilings decorated with fine carvings & paintings.
Hotel pick up & drop off; Transportation in deluxe vehicle; Professional guide; Entrance fees; Lunch & Soft Drinks. Available Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese.
Alcoholic Beverages; Gratuity.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily, except Friday; Departs at 8:30am.
Approximately 8 hours.