Muscat

Full-Day Grand Canyon and Nizwa Tour by 4x4

Muscat, Oman
Full Day Grand Canyon and Nizwa Tour by 4x4
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Combine visits to Jebel Shams and Nizwa during this full-day tour from Muscat. In a rugged 4x4 vehicle, get spectacular views of Oman's Grand Canyon and dig in to a traditional lunch in the mountain village of Misfah. Entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Muscat accommodations are included.
  • Full-day tour of Nizwa, Jebel Shams, and Oman's Grand Canyon
  • Pickup and drop-off in Muscat
  • Travel via rugged 4x4 vehicle
  • Explore historic sites and spectacular natural scenery
  • Lunch in the village of Misfah provided

What's Included

  • Transportation in 4x4 deluxe vehicle
  • Driver guide in English
  • Maximum 4 pax per vehicle
  • Alcohol
  • Personal expenses

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:30 AM

Pickup details

Any place in Muscat The exact pick up time will be communicated to you 1 day prior to your tour by our operations team. They will communicate this information by calling up your hotel.

What To Expect

Enjoy convenient hotel pickup in Muscat around 8am. Meet your guide and group, then climb into a 4x4 vehicle specially equipped to handle the rugged terrain of Oman. 

Set out through the Hajar Mountains, bound for the township of Nizwa, which once functioned as the country's capital. Arrive in Nizwa to visit the bustling souq, or open-air marketplace, and the Nizwa Fort. 

Depart Nizwa and head for Jebel Shams, traveling through Wadi Ghul on the way. Keep your camera handy for fantastic views of Jebel Shams, the highest mountain in the Jebel Al Akhdar range, standing at more than 9,800 feet (3,000 meters) tall. Then, travel through the Grand Canyon of Oman to explore remote villages and check out ancient rock carvings. 

Continue on to the mountain village of Misfah, where you can follow the ancient stone pathways to the valley below. In a mountainside restaurant, sit down for a traditional meal before making the return trip to Muscat.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • TOUR DEPARTURE TIME: Tour starts @ 08:30 am.
  • DURATION : approximately 8 hours
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • CANCELLATION: Cancel free of charge Up-to 72 hours from date of service local time, after that full charge.
  • LANGUAGES: Tour is operated with Private guide in ENGLISH.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Good Trip
GURJIT_s, Nov 2019
Was a nice ride out of Muscat, our tour guide was good, took us around and showed everything, knew a lot about the souks and was very nice in general.
Oman Grand Canyon
Jeffrey H, Oct 2019
Our tour guide Fahad was very nice and courteous. His knowledge was superb and was so accommodating. I would recommend him and this tour to everyone.
Great Muscat Experience!
Resort10559825765, Apr 2019
The driver/ guide was kind and nice. He brought me for some local Omani food that includes camel meat. When I told him I wanted to visit Muttrah souq, out of good will he drove me there and assisted me in some deal bargaining for my souvenirs. Thank you!
Change in Itinerary
edmund_t, Nov 2018
This was a very full all-day tour which gave a good overview of Central Oman. There were two problems however:Firstly, our guide, while a good driver, gave us very little commentary on what we were seeing and left us largely to our own devices.Secondly, there was an important, but unannounced, change to our itinerary. We were supposed to explore Nizwa fort but instead visited Bahla fort. This fort had literally no information, signage or maps as to what we were seeing and our guide knew absolutely nothing about it. Si we wandered about for half an hour or so before giving up. This was a pity as it could have been interesting - Nizwah fort seemed much more developed as a tourist attraction. Our driver had no explanation for this change of itinerary.
très belle visite mais une partie du programme prévu ( et payé..) "zappée" par le guide ...
Trail53416865258, Apr 2019
Très belle visite puisque le pays est magnifique. En revanche, trouvant la visite un peu courte j'ai repris le programme en principe prévu après la visite (je ne l'avais malheureusement ni emmené avec nous ni étudié avec attention avant de partir) et je me suis rendue compte que la visite du village de montagne et le déjeuner qui devait s'y dérouler avaient été "zappés" par le guide (qui nous a emmené déjeuner dans une sorte de restaurant de routier en bord de route pas agréable du tout ..) avant de nous déposer à l'hôtel ... Soyez vigilants, ne vous faites pas "avoir" comme nous ! Nous n'avons pas bénéficié d'une partie de ce que nous avions payé.

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