Let Memphis Tours take you to visit some of Oman’s most impressive fortresses and the ancient villages that they were built to protect. Built during the 17th century, the fortresses of Nizwa, Jabreen and Bahla are sure to impress.
We leave Muscat and drive to Nizwa. Nizwa was the capital of the Sultanate during the reign of Sultan Said bins Taimur, father of the current Sultan HM the Sultan Qaboos. As a center of trade, religion, art and education, Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman. The old part of the city can be recognized with its dominant stone castle and the towers of the mosque amidst the vast plantations of date palms. Visit the traditional souq and the Fort of Nizwa.
Bahla is famous for its old adobe houses and pottery. Bahla is also well known as the city of ghosts among the native population. Countless stories are told for generations about mysterious things that are happening in and around the city. The old Bahla Fort with its 12km (seven miles) wall is the oldest fort in Oman. The fort is believed to have been built in pre-Islamic times and is now declared as UNESCO world heritage site after the renovation.
The Castle of Jabreen is situated within a short distance of Bahla. Three-storied castle of Jabreen, an impressive example of Islamic architecture with beautiful wooden inscriptions and paintings on the ceilings, is one of the most beautiful stone castles of Oman. It was built in 1675 by Sultan Bila’rab bin Sultan al-Yaarubi as his summer residence.
Drive back to Muscat.
- Pick up from and return to your hotel
- All transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
- English speaking driver and guide during tours
- Entrance fees at all the mentioned sites
- Still drinking water on board
- Traditional or picnic lunch
- All taxes & service charge
- Personal Spending
|1 Pax||2-4 Pax||5-8 Pax|
|Price Per Person||$ 399||$ 210||$ 170|
Prices:Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound.The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.
Children Policy:0 - 1.99 Free of Charge
2 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
If your sightseeing tours include domestic flights or ferry boat, an extra supplement for your child may apply.
Deposit and Balance of Payment:A down payment (25%) will be required when confirming your booking as requested and can be paid by credit or debit card (Visa / MasterCard) via Verisign Secured payment system on our website. The balance of payment (75%) will be required on arrival / pick up, to be paid to your tour director by credit / debit card or in cash.
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Cancellation Policy:Memphis Tours does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions cancelled for ‘force majeure’ reasons such as volcanoes, earthquakes, or reasons beyond control. If cancellation happens due to personal or business reasons and Memphis Tours has already incurred costs on your behalf, these costs will be transferred to you
Best Time to Visit Oman
Oman’s climate is typical of the Arabian Peninsula with blisteringly hot summers and Mediterranean winters. During the summer months almost the entire country is hot; the thermometer can often nudge up into the 40°C. The winter months are pleasantly temperate, daytime temperatures rarely climbing much above 30°C. Temperatures are considerably cooler in the mountains than on the coast
Flying to Oman
Oman Air (Scheduled Airlines only)
14 Hours, 38 Minutes from New York
15 Hours, 35 Minutes from Washington
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
No mandatory vaccinations
Conservative dress is advisable for both men and women - More relaxed clothing in the Gulf of Oman like Muscat and Salalah