Small Group Day Trip to Nizwa Fort and Jabreen Castle from Muscat
After lunch the tour continues to the honoured as the capital of Oman during the 6th and 7th Centuries, Nizwa is one of the oldest cities of the Sultanate and being the trade capital it is commonly known as the ‘Pearl of Islam’. Nizwa Fort, which was completed in the 1650s, is among Oman’s largest and oldest forts as well as one of the most visited national monuments. This historical edifice is hailed as a stunning example of ingenuity of Omani architecture and it is also a powerful reminder of the town’s invincibility through turbulent periods in Oman’s history.It took 12 years to build this magnificent military bastion and its sole purpose was to prevent marauders from looting Nizwa’s abundant natural wealth, as well as to protect its strategic location on the crossroads of vital caravan routes. The fort is characterised by its height, solid fortification and unique location in the middle of Nizwa town. Also not to be missed is Nizwa souq with its distinct Omani character, selling a wonderful array of silver jewellery, antiques, leather goods and household utensils.
You will then return to your hotel.
Return Detailshotel / Port
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We had a great time. Our guide Yasir was highly knowledgeable and gave us plenty of time to see the Souq in Nizwa and look around the old fort and then explore the Jabreen castle. He was a delight to be with. The drive into Nizwa takes you through mountainous rugged areas and is well worth the trip by itself.