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The History & Heritage Tour

Morning drive to the historic town of Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital. You visit the powerful Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, one of the most impressive forts in Oman and the traditional Souq. Then you proceed to Jabrin castle built in the 17th century is one of the finest of its kind. Its magnificent plasterwork, the carved doors and the painted wooden beams of the ceilings make this castle amazingly different. Thereafter continue to Bahla, one of the oldest small towns of Oman and in the 12th century the capital of the tribe living in the region. As the monumental fort is closed for renovation only a photo stop is planned

per adult from

$320

AUD

Duration

7 to 8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Nizwa Fort Oman
    • Entry/Admission - Bahla Fort
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Nizwa Fort Oman, Nizwa Oman

    Nizwa Fort is one of the oldest forts in Oman and lies in A'Dakhiliyah Governorate. It has a unique large round shape. Its height reaches 24 meters,This fort has seven wells and multiple openings for stationing the fighters defending the fort. Nizwa Fort was built by Imam Sultan Bin Saif Al Y`aribi in the middle of the seventeenth century. It was this imam who expelled the Portuguese from Oman. The fort, which took 12 years to build, is linked with a castle by means of intricate corridors. Near the fort and castle is the traditional Nizwa market famous for its artifacts.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bahla Fort, Oasis of Bahla, Nizwa 611 Oman

    Bahla Fort lies in Wilayat Bahla in A'Dakhiliyah Governorate. Since 1987, its name has been included in the World Heritage Sites List. Bahla Fort includes Bahla Oasis with its traditional souks, old alleys, ancient mosques, and its wall that extends over a distance of approximately 13 kilometers and whose construction dates back to the pre-Islamic era.

    Originally, Bahla Fort was built in the third millennium BC. The length of its South façade is about 112 kilometers, while its eastern façade is about 114 meters.
    It is evident that the Bahla Wall, which extends over a distance of 12 kilometers, with its terraces, apertures for opening fire and guardhouses, was designed for defense purposes.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jabrin, Oman

    Jabreen Castle dates back to 1670. Its design and construction were supervised by the Al Immam BilArab bin Sultan Al Y`aribi (who now rests on the left side of the castle’s main entrance) and was built to resemble the most beautiful palaces of that period. This castle was a beautiful palace for the Immam and his family and a bastion during wartime. It was also a beacon of education and contained many study rooms.

    The palace is a large rectangular building consisting of five floors and containing 55 rooms. A Falaj runs through the middle of the castle. This castle is distinguished by the inscriptions and frescoes that adorn its rooms. The castle’s ceilings are decorated with paintings and Islamic-era style inscriptions, and its doors are beautifully carved. All these architectural details make Jabreen Castle an authentic expression of Omani craftsmanship.

    Jabreen Castle is divided into two parts: the first rises for sixteen metres and consists of two storeys, whereas the second part rises to twenty-two metres and consists of three storeys. The castle’s rooms are divided between these two sections. The most beautiful and unique of these rooms are:

    The Sun and Moon Room: This was the room where the Immam met important visitors for discussions and consultations. What distinguishes this room are those icons and beautiful Islamic calligraphy adorning its ceiling, particularly the eye drawing. It contains 14 windows, seven of which are located at the top near the ceiling and seven are at the bottom. Here lies the secret of the room's cool atmosphere throughout the year, as when cold air enters from the lower windows, it expels the warm air from the top windows

    Immam Protection Room: Another distinctive room in this palace. This room was built in a way that allows the Immam’s soldiers to hide underneath it for his protection when he wished to meet with any person he did not trust. There are four secret hideouts under the room connecting with each other.

    Jabreen Castle lies about 20 kilometers from City of Bahla in A'Dakhiliyah Region

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Seeb Airport, Oman
    Ports
    • Sultan Qaboos Port
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • 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
  • 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 date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

4

Organised by Salim Darwish

Activity ID: V-122814P8

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