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Day Trip to Nizwa & Jabal Shams (The Grand Canyon of Oman) provided by Discover Mazoon Tours Oman

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

Day Trip to Nizwa & Jabal Shams (The Grand Canyon of Oman)
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Duration:
8–9 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8–9 hours
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • 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 - Nizwa Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Nizwa Fort entry fees
  • Entry/Admission - Nizwa Fort Oman
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up travelers from any place in Muscat • Residence • Hotels • Muscat International Airport • Muscat Port (for shore excursion passengers)
  • Airports:
  • Seeb Airport, Oman
  • Ports:
  • Sultan Qaboos Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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 - Nizwa Souk
  • Entry/Admission - Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Nizwa Fort entry fees
  • Entry/Admission - Nizwa Fort Oman
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up travelers from any place in Muscat • Residence • Hotels • Muscat International Airport • Muscat Port (for shore excursion passengers)
  • Airports:
  • Seeb Airport, Oman
  • Ports:
  • Sultan Qaboos Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Nizwa Souk
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Nizwa Fort Oman
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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stevetanyaTexas
Denver, CO708 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
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 setting. You should try (and buy) some locally grown dates (very affordable). The views from the top of the fort were beautiful. There’s a local woman making local thin bread with honey and cheese (inside the dirt) for approximately $1 (300 basa)… it was delicious! Must always try local food!
The shops had interesting items, something for anyone including souvenirs, silver jewelry or decorative local knives (khanjar, I think). It was about 1 hour 40 minutes drive to Nizwa.

The drive to Jabal Shams (their Grand Canyon) was another hour drive. Most of the drive was beautiful scenery. The last 7 km (4 miles) up was on a dirt road with some windy roads with few or no guard rails. Our driver went slow and it was no problem but for some it may be a bit nerve wrecking. The view at the top of the canyon was beautiful. There are some local women at the top selling cheap souvenirs and karak chai (spiced tea with milk). Please note, it was much colder at the top. Muscat was 25 c (77 f) and the canyon was 15 c (59 f). Overall the view is just a short stretch of road… maybe 10 minutes walking to see the stretch of view. There are many local goats begging for food that may follow you bleating as they ask for a treat. We fed them banana peels. We were only at the top for 15-20 minutes. Then it was a 3 hour car drive back.

We stopped for lunch along the way. It was a Yemeni restaurant and we ate some Mandi (seasoned rice with lamb). It was good.

The trip was a nice break away from Muscat and the scenic drive was well worth the trip. Seeing a smaller historic town was interesting. The views at the canyon we’re excellent. Only thing we didn’t like was the 3 hour drive back but that was the only negative. Otherwise, Salem, our guide, made our day as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. Well done, Salem. Allah Yaatik Alafiya!
Written 2 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DiscoverMazoonTours
Dear Stevetanya, Warm Greetings from Discover Mazoon Tours Oman, We would like to thank you so much for choosing Discover Mazoon Tours Oman service for your holiday in Oman and thank you once again for posting your excellent review, we were more than happy to service you, we wish for you all the best and we hope to see you again in Oman. Discover Mazoon Tours Oman Guest Relationship Manager info@discovermazoontours.com +96892220005
Written 26 April 2022
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Meike F
4 contributions
Nov 2021
This day tour to Nizwa and Jabal Shams / Grand Canyon of Oman was in every respect spectacular and unforgettable. It was the second tour we did with Abdullah / Discover Mazoon Tours Oman after a half-day Muscat city tour and thanks to his professionalism, his great knowledge and his courteousness the tour was just as enjoyable as the first one. All in all truly a most valuable experience. This time we also had driver Fahad with us who was also very nice and friendly and who is an excellent driver. Abdullah and Fahad did everything to accommodate our needs, we really felt very well taken care of and looked after. In old Nizwa we felt as if we had stepped back in time and the view from the Grand Canyon is simply breathtaking. On our way back Abdullah even managed to build in another stop I had asked for at a beautiful village. All in all an outstanding day and an unforgettable experience. We can most warmly recommend Abdullah and Fahad from Discover Mazoon Tours Oman to anybody.
Written 21 November 2021
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DiscoverMazoonTours
Dear Meike, Warm Greetings from Discover Mazoon Tours Oman, Thank you very much for choosing discover Mazoon Tours Oman for you & your family holiday in Oman & thank you once again for giving us a great rating, we were more than happy to show you & your family the history & the Charming nature of Oman, we wish for you and your family all the best, and we hope to see you again in Oman. Discover Mazoon Tours Oman info@discovermazoontours.com +96892220005
Written 2 December 2021
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Ile
1 contribution
Jan 2020
The trip is a bit pricey but I don't regret purchasing the package. The agency is flexible to adjusting the itinerary based on what you are most interested in visiting and the guide was very cordial and prepared. Would certainly recommend and purchase a similar itinerary if i were to be back to Oman
Written 4 February 2020
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hargraves67
Ilkley, UK5 contributions
Feb 2020
This trip was the highlight of our week in Oman . We visited Oman not really knowing what to expect . What a hidden gem . We chose this trip to give us a taste of the scenery and culture of the country away from the coast .
Fahed was a wonderful guide , he tailored our trip to suit our needs . He showed us places we would have never found by ourselves .
Nizwa its Souk and Fort are fascinating, Fahed took us around , taking photos . Showing us the best views and telling us about the history of the area .
We then discussed options and we decided to visit Jebel Akhar , Green mountain .
We learnt about the farming systems , the walk around Al Ain was a brilliant insight into the area .
Fahad then took us to an authentic cafe were we had a lovely lunch , we then carried on to Birkat Al Mouz well worth the visit . Wandering around the ruins of the village looking at the irrigation system and views from amongst the date palms and bananas . All in all a brilliant day out , we loved it .
Written 26 February 2020
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pink4774
London, UK2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This trip is so worthwhile. The journey is fascinating passing through an ever changing landscape. Very dramatic. Jabel Shams is breathtakingly beautiful.
Niswa, the Old Capital with market Fort and castle has been restored perfectly. Don’t forget to have a delicious Omani pancake when you are in the fort.
Abdullah was the best possible guide. He drove incredibly well particularly on the unmade roads circling up the mountain. He has a great sense of humour. Very knowledgeable with a great love of his incredible country. Would highly recommend Abdullah.
Written 5 February 2020
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Vipul G
2 contributions
Dec 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 also learnt about Omani history and now feel much more enlightened about the country, it’s culture, and it’s people. Grand Canyon is a must visit and if we had more time, we would have loved to spend a night in jabal shams. Highly recommend this tour, and Abdullah and Fahad as guides.
Written 2 December 2021
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DiscoverMazoonTours
Dear Vipul, Warm Greetings from Discover Mazoon Tours Oman, Thank you very much for choosing discover Mazoon Tours Oman for your holiday in Oman and thank you very much for posting your excellent review, we were more than happy to serve you and show you the history & the charming nature of Oman, we wish for you all the best, and we hope to see you again in Oman.
Written 7 December 2021
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James F
3 contributions
Jan 2020
سليم‎ [Salīm] was a very knowledgeable + friendly guide.

Tip: Plan your trip early in your itinerary!

Seriously consider an overnight stay at Jebel Shams so you can descend into + fully experience the "Grand Canyon of Oman".

If you are a 'foodie' I predict that you will be tempted to buy a large selection of the incredible variety of dates or other local delicacies from the traditional Nizwa market. If so, you may need time to consume your bounty to avoid dealing with customs in your home country.
Written 7 February 2020
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ChrisGC
London6 contributions
Our day trip with Ali was great. Before trip Ali responded swiftly to any questions we had and was very clear about what we could expect. On the day of the trip Ali arrived on time was incredibly professional. He provided expect knowledge on the tour, was kind, polite and was a very safe driver. I would have no problem recommending Ali and his tours if you were to visit Oman.
Written 20 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DiscoverMazoonTours
Dear ChrisGC Warm Greetings from Discover Mazoon Tours Oman, We would like to thank you so much for choosing Discover Mazoon Tours Oman service for your holiday in Oman and thank you once again for posting an excellent review, we were more than happy to serve you, we wish you all the best and we hope to see you again in Oman. Discover Mazoon Tours Oman Guest Relationship Manager info@discovermazoontours.com +96892220005
Written 26 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jon H
Salford, UK105 contributions
Feb 2020
Be prepared for a long day out, but it's worth every minute of your time. Nizwa is full of traditional charm with it's Fort and Souqs, The trip up Jebel Sham and the Canyon views are spectacular.
Our drive Achmed, was brilliant and interacted with us all day. He even took us to his family home which was both a pleasure and a privilege (not part of the tour).
Written 25 February 2020
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Miou Pakhawadee P
Bangkok, Thailand15 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Great experience. Our guide Salem is really helpful and knowledgeble about everthing in Oman. We went through Nizwa fort. Try local restaurant. And walked along the cliff at grandcanyon.

Will recommend this tour.
Written 11 May 2022
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210benjaminn
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super tour ! wonderful to see so many different things
super tour ! wonderful to see so many different abandoned villages, the greenery of the terraces, the strength and
miss travel m
miss travel m
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we had a great time
we had this tour today. amazing mountain views and sightseeing, just a bit tiring for a 5 y old child, but he manag
federicoz53
federicoz53
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1 day trip
Everything was very good. Our guide Abdullah has been very kind with us and he explained everything to us step by s
Valeri M
Valeri M
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Beautiful day!
I can absolutely recommend the trip! We had one of the best tour guide, who was very helpful and friendly to us and
Nozhat C
Nozhat C
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Amazing trip to Jabel Akhdar and Nizwa
Truly amazing trip - I spent 8 hours with my tour guide Ali Al Muqeemi. A true gentleman and such a kind person , h
Shaun H
Shaun H
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Great tour to some incredible places
Had an awesome time with Fahad showing us some amazing sites of this beautiful country. Fahad was very friendly, fu
katharinel692
katharinel692
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Excellent day trip
A fantastic day trip! Fahad, our guide, was helpful, knowledgeable, spoke excellent English and was also a very saf
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Relax39458793365
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Lifelong memory due to this trip
We had a fantastic day thanks to our guide (Fahad) who showed us the beautiful wonders of Oman. We saw the beautifu
Messymom
Messymom
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Visit to Wadi Shab and Bimmah Sinkhole
A visit to Wadi Shab is a must-do while in Oman. It's one of the most lovely things we've ever seen! We had a fanta
stevetanyaTexas
stevetanyaTexas
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Tour Guide, Salem, Half-Day Excellence!
I have written hundreds of reviews and believe in the power of feedback: I hope you find my review helpful. This
Mezabel
Mezabel
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Fantastic day trip from Muscat
We ended up with a spare free day in Muscat and Abdullah agreed to take us on this tour at very short notice and we
Mezabel
Mezabel
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Fantastic tour with professional guide
Day 1 of the tour and Abdullah was waiting for us in our hotel reception . He was polite, professional and knowledg
stevetanyaTexas
stevetanyaTexas
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Tour Guide Salem Made The Day Worth It!
I have written hundreds of reviews and take providing feedback seriously. I hope you find my review helpful. Our
Akaderssss
Akaderssss
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Mazoon tours made me love Oman , will be coming back for sure
Everything was brilliant about the tour , Mr Abdulla al Saddi professionally dealt with everything ,all information
VincentT1380
VincentT1380
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Wonderful experience with an amazing guide
Perfect day trip from Muscat. The booking was very easy. My guide, Ali Al Muqeemi, was incredibly nice and helpful.
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