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.
March 2023

Our,guide Jamal was knowledgeable friendly and polite. We got some great bargains ar Nizwa souj. Naval shams grand ca tin was just awesome . Nizwa fort is worth a visit. Great value for money for a 10 hour tour

March 2023

Had a great time on this tour! Jamal was my tour guide and he was amazing! I was traveling by myself and felt completely safe and comfortable. He was very kind to take pictures for me and answer any questions and concerns I had. Highly recommend it for solo travelers or family based.

January 2023

One of the most memorable and best tours I did on my two week vacation. It was amazing going to hit the news well forward and being able to see the performers performing at the fork on a Saturday. Highly recommend it. And going to the mountains was breathtakingly beautiful. Our guy was amazing an...

Kaitlin K
January 2023

This was a truly perfect tour. My guide, Ali, was an absolute gentleman. He made sure I was comfortable every step of our journey and completely accommodating. Be aware there is a lot of driving involved from Muscat, but when you get a great guide like Ali, the time really flies. One of my favori...

January 2023

Wonderful experience up to Jebel Sham in a comfortable 4x4 driven by professional. Travelled in a family of 5. Guide was not rushing and allowed us time to take pictures and soak in the atmosphere.

December 2022

Fahad our guide has been very helpful and pending on our needs. A great experience lead by a well instructed and extremely kind guide.

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