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Nizwa and Jabal Shams provided by Muscat Nature Tours - Day Tours

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Nizwa and Jabal Shams

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Discover three north Oman highlights without any self-drive or cabs to worry about on this private tour from Muscat. Admire the saw-toothed Hajar Mountains on route to the former capital of Nizwa; explore 17th-century Nizwa Fort and cliffside Misfah; and ascend 9,842-foot (3,000-meter) high Jebel Shams, to marvel at Wadi Ghul, known as the country’s Grand Canyon. Lunch and hotel or port pickup and drop-off make for a seamless day.
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    Jebel Shams
    Stop: 8 minutes - Admission included
    The tour starts in morning with a great driving through the Hajar Mountains to Nizwa. In Nizwa we visit the Traditional Souq and Nizwa Fort. From here you will be taken to Misfah, a village seemingly hewn out of rock. Passing to Al Hamra one of the last loam villages in Oman. After that we drive up to Jabal Shams, the ‘Mountain of Sun’. From a height of nearly 3000 meters is high making it the highest mountain in Oman. The view from the top over the Grand Canyon is absolutely breathtaking.
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  • Visit Nizwa, Misfah, and Jebel Shams on a private full-day tour from Muscat
  • Explore three north Oman must-sees with no transport or navigation worries
  • Roam Nizwa Fort and Misfah; and see Wadi Ghul canyon from Jebel Shams
  • Relax with lunch, sodas, and hotel or port pickup and drop-off included
Important Information
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Jebel Shams
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tom W wrote a review Apr 2020
5 contributions
Unfortunately we had to cancel the tour because of “Corona”. We were informed immediately that the money will be transferred back soon. Unfortunately I did NOT get the money back. After several inquiries I was put off from week to week until no answer came anymore. Therefore I
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Date of experience: March 2020
splodgycat wrote a review Mar 2020
Bolton, United Kingdom135 contributions35 helpful votes
Saif Al Aghbari was our guide on this trip. During very challenging circumstances where most places were closed due to government restrictions due to the virus, he made the most of the day adding a few titbits along the way to make up for places being closed. The canyon scenery
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Date of experience: March 2020
Arnauld wrote a review Mar 2020
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Jabal shams "grand canion" a very different mountain , I sow many in my life but not like this , really you feel the wild , not green color , granit rocks without any trees... if you want to see something special and different, visit this famous mountain !!!! Great day and
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Durand wrote a review Mar 2020
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We visited an other planet me and my wife , jabal shams volcanic rocks without any trees any green thing , the highest point in all the half , amazing canion a little bit scare but amazing wild place ,nice toyota and nice food in jabal shams resort ,very far but enjoying day ,
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Saif H wrote a review Feb 2020
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An absolutely amazing experience with Muscat Nature Tours , highly recommended,no hessitation to book them again , more than 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Date of experience: June 2019
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By: Muscat Nature Tours - Day Tours
Great service and nice trips (Wahiba Sands / Wadi Bani Khalid, Muscat City Tour and Nizwa / Jabal Shams)
I have booked several tours - Wahiba Sands / Wadi Bani Khalid, Muscat City Tour and Nizwa / Jabal Shams. They've a
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Excellent trip
Just got back from this trip, an excellent overview of Muscat’s main attractions. We normally like to do our own s
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Country to discover
Great service , and beautifully oman , very nice country to visit and to discover , everything you need you can fin
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Executive transfer
As a solo woman traveler to Oman it was a pleasure to be greated upon airport arrival with a smile and a warm wel
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Terrific Day Trip
I was travelling with my grown up daughter and as we only had a very brief stay in Oman the concierge at our hotel
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Thank you Tahar haddad
Amazing day, I liked the tour with camels, and I enjoyed in wadi beni khled the oasis , very happy and interesting
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Muscat by night
Interesting trip recommended by Mr Tahar tour manager in radisson blu , nothing todo the evening , his idea was per
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Desert sunset 🌅
The best desert 🐪 experience along with BBQ🍖 dinner in the desert . Must do dune bashing to enjoy the drifts in
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Amazing day "safari"
Long day but very interesting to do it , sacrifice in the road but very very nice trip and panoramic view between t
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Transfer to Anantara Jabal Akhdar
I contacted Muscat Nature Tours , Mr Tahar It was very easy to book with them a transfer from airport to Anantara w
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The unique landscape of Oman; Desert and Wadi and the really nice People of Oman
It was a great day in the desert, with the camels and in the beduine tente. Saif was a great guide and a very good
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Amazing trip
My husband and I just got back from a fantastic desert overnight trip with the amazing guide Saif. The itinerary wa
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Thank you
We have booked Muscat city tour and our guide met us on our hotel lobby at 9am we started a visit to the grand mosq
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Amazing tours with Saïd
We did a one-day trip to the majestic desert of wahiba sands with a short stop in a beduine tent and the possibilit
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Thank you for your service
Great from muscat nature tours . I was very happy with My trip i feel relax and my family Thanks all team of muscat
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