JEBEL SHAMS/GRAND CANYON, NIZWA TOUR
DURATION 8 - 9 Hours
Discover the treasures of Oman a full-day tour from Muscat. You’ll visit the oasis at Nizwa and enjoy a panoramic mountain drive to Jebel Shams, the Mountain of the Sun and the second-highest peak in the Arabian Gulf region.
We will drive first to Nizwa, the old capital city of Oman. Our first stop is the famous Nizwa Souq. It is among the largest of its kind in Oman. A wide variety of vendors offer their goods in the streets of the souk from 05:00 am to about 10:00 am each morning. Here you can find fish, meat, vegetables, pottery, jewellery, handicrafts and souvenirs which are sold in authentic old market halls that few places can boast. Especially interesting is the Friday cattle market, when the locals from the nearby Villages come to sell their donkeys, goats, cattle, sheep and chickens in a circus style open market place. Our next stop takes us to Wadi Nakher located in the depth of our deepest canyon. Visit Misfah a pretty mountain village with stone dwellings still in existence. While heading for Jebel Shams, stop at the terrace farming village of Wadi Ghul. Then we drive towards the Jebel Shams Mountain. After a short drive through the ancient village of Al Hamra, we drive up the Mountain to the stunning Grand Canyon of Oman in 2000 m. You can spend the afternoon walking around this famous Grand Canyon. There are many different walking paths to choose from easy and short to difficult and long. The Grand Canyon offers spectacular views over the surrounding valleys and Wadis below. In the late afternoon we drive back to Muscat.
• Pick up services from hotel in Muscat and return
• All transfers by an air-conditioned 4*4 car
• English speaking guide cum driver during tour( Russian/optional)
• Entrance fees at all the mentioned sites
• Mineral Water
• Personal Spending
• Lunch meal