Private Day Trip to Nizwa & Jabal Shams (The Grand Canyon of Oman)

8 to 9 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 5
Mobile ticket


You'll spend a day exploring some of Oman's history and culture, Nizwa was the capital of Oman 500 years ago, and it was the capital of Islamic culture in 2015, We will take you on a tour between the ancient market of Nizwa. Next To Nizwa Market is the Nizwa fort and castle the fort its been build in 1649 and the castle been build in 888. The fort is a museum today. From there we drove up to Jabal Shams (The Grand Canyon Of Oman) 3009 Meters, offering an exciting off-road experience and fantastic view.

• Explore the culture & Nature & landscape of Oman on this day trip
• Travel in comfort in a 4x4 vehicle
• Explore the Grand Canyon of Oman
• Stop for a photo in the ancient village of Wadi Ghul
• Private Day Trip
• Pick up and Drop off your Hotels, Port (For shore excursions
passengers), Airport, Residence
• All fees and taxes Included


  • Transportation by Air-Conditioned Vehicle 4WD
  • Bottled water
  • Taxes
  • English speaking Guide
  • Hotels, Port, Airport, Residence Pick up and drop off
  • Private Tour
  • Private Transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon
  • Entry/Admission - Nizwa Souk

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Nizwa Souk, City Center Close to the fort, Nizwa 611 Oman

The tour starts in the morning we'll leave Muscat towards Nizwa. Nizwa was the capital of Oman during Al Yaruba Dynasty we'll visit the famous Nizwa Souq. a wide variety of vendors offer their goods in the streets of the souk from here you can find, vegetables, pottery, jewelry, handicrafts Omani sweets (Halwa) Dates spice, 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 come to sell their, goats, cattle, sheep, and chickens in a circus-style open marketplace.

Please note: if you stay in muscat and you want to catch the cattle market on Friday you have to start at 06:00 AM, so please get in touch with us after you make the booking or mention it in the special request form, and we'll message you back.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Nizwa Fort Oman, Nizwa Oman

Next to the Souq is the Nizwa fort and castle the fort been built in 1649 and the castle been build in 888. The fort is a museum today and offers splendid views of this ancient town and the surrounding mountains you can walk around in this impressive fort and castle with many passages rooms. The fort is an architectural testimony to the economic and military achievements of the early Yaruba dynasty from the mid-17th century. It was a military stronghold designed to withstand even the strongest of attacks at the time. Even along the corridors, many traps were laid to deter any intruders that might have penetrated the defenses.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon, Al Hamra Oman

Then we drive towards Jabal Shams Mountain (the grand canyon of Oman) This mountain road drives up to the Jebel Shams 3009 meters this mountain is one of the most adventurous Mountains in Oman, offering existing off-road experience and fantastic views, you reach canyon view which is 2000 meters stop there and enjoy the view and photo.

From there we drive back to Muscat

Duration: 2 hours

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
February 2022

Abdullah is truly an amazing person who knows a lot of history and was able to share knowledge about the Nizwah fort that was fascinating. The drive to the grand canyon of Oman was very exciting and the lunch stop was so lovely and charming. An amazing day with a kind soul who took us around to w...

January 2022

Our tour guide, Salem, was the best you could have as a guide; he spoke perfect English, was on time, patient, humble, informative, approachable and kind. He put us at ease and made our day very enjoyable. The trip to Nizwa was both scenic and nice as it’s a smaller city built in a beautiful set...

Sam C
May 2022

Thank you so much Abdullah for such an amazing trip. You went above and beyond to make our day so special (even helping with arrangements for my proposal). Highly recommend.

January 2020

I knew Oman was a hidden jewel even before visiting but turned out to be even better than I thought! I recommend this trip for anyone visiting, especially if you’re on a short trip/holiday! The stunning town of Nizwa vibrant with locals and friendly market owners who welcome you with a big smi...

November 2019

What an incredible experience we had! This trip was nothing but amazing! Oman is a very beautiful country with a special atmosphere that will definitely make you feel like home. The scenery at Jebal Chams, Berkat Al Mawz, Wadi Ghoul are breathtaking. We cannot think of a way this tour could hav...

Vipul G
December 2021

We didn’t know what to expect but this day trip was totally worth it. Our guide Abdullah and Driver Fahad were very knowledgeable, accommodating, and had a very friendly demeanor - it felt like a day out with friends. Apart from the breathtaking views of the Oman Grand Canyon and Nizwa fort, we a...

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