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Grand Canyon & Nizwa Highlights

From $117.00/person to $499.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your private group
Grand Canyon & Nizwa Highlights
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On this day long journey, see historical landmarks, learn about the region's heritage, and explore the magnificence of the famous Grand Canyon of Oman.

This full day guided tour of Oman starts when your driver picks you up at your hotel. Riding to Nizwa, enjoy the picturesque mountainous landscape. Once in Nizwa, you will get to roam around one of the largest markets of Oman. This open souq is filled with colorful vendors who are selling everything from produce and fish to jewelry and handicrafts. You'll be tempted to pick up some goodies and perhaps a few souvenirs to take home to friends and family. If you happen to arrive on a 5, the souq will be especially lively as it holds its 5 cattle market. This circus style arena is used for locals to bring their cattle, sheep, goats, and chickens to sell. After exploring the souq, you will have a tour of the nearby museum. This museum was once the Nizwa Fortress and now offers visitors the chance to enjoy the lovely views while roaming the historic rooms, passages, and towers. The Nizwa Fortress reflects the economic achievements of the early Yaruba dynasty from the mid-17th century. Its architecture proves how strongly built it was against the attacks of its time.

Make a quick stop at Al Hamra to experience one of the oldest villages in Oman before moving onto Jebel Shams Resort. The resort is a perfect place to rest up a bit as you admire the mountainous backdrop surrounding you. Walking around the grounds to view the Grand Canyon of Oman is a wonderful opportunity to snap some photos. This excursion is filled with everything you will want to see and do while visiting Nizwa plus a little more!

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
10 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Taditional light Omani lunch and local soft drinks, juices and water.
Recommended Dress
Comfortable lightweight summer clothing and walking shoes are suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles. Hats and some protection for the head are advisable when in direct sunlight. The Sultanate of Oman has conservative dress traditions. Swimwear must be confined to the beach and hotel pools. Men and women should ensure shoulders and knees are covered when in public, especially in souks, shops/malls and villages.
Restrictions
Must be able to get in/out of vehicle. Normal tourist photography is acceptable, but it is considered offensive to photograph Arab women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. Photographs of government buildings, police or military installations are not allowed.