Enjoy the timeless riches of this historic oasis city
The oasis city of Nizwa is one of Oman’s most popular tourist attractions. Packed with history, Oman’s former capital is in a dramatic setting surrounded by the Al Hajar Mountains. On our Nizwa holidays you’ll discover the city’s sights including its magnificent 17th-century fort.
Nizwa’s immense palm oasis stretches for eight kilometres along the course of two wadis. Our Nizwa tours take you through the city’s bustling souk where you can buy exquisite copper and jewellery among other crafts. Along the way you’ll see the UNESCO-listed Falaj Daris, one of several thousand examples of an ancient system of irrigation that’s still being used today. Come to Nizwa on a Friday morning to see the livestock market, one of Oman’s liveliest spectacles. Locals travel from miles around to barter and trade goats and cattle in a scene that hasn't really changed for centuries. Get there early to catch it at its best.
We can tailor your Nizwa holiday to include visits to nearby villages, where you can get a taste of traditional Omani life. If you want to combine a stay in the Jabal Akhdar mountains, en route to or from the Wahiba Sands, we can arrange it for you too.