Drive to the historic town of Nizwa, Oman’s cultural capital. You visit the beautiful Nizwa Fort with its massive Circular Cannon Tower, making it one of the most impressive forts in Oman and walk through the traditional Nizwa Souq. Then you proceed to the famous Al Hoota Cave which is recently open after a long renovation. Estimated to be over 2 million years old, Al Hoota Cave is located at the foot of Jabal Shams, Oman’s epic mountain. It is the first and only show cave in the Arabian Peninsula with a total length of around 4.5 kilometres, of which just 500 metres is accessible to the general public. Al Hoota Cave contains a rich ecosystem that includes four lakes. It is here that one can see the rare blind fish – Garra Barreimiae or more commonly known to us as Bu Naseh. And there are many other animal species living in the cave including bats (Rhinopoma Muscatellum), arthropods, mollusks, spiders, snails and water beetles. After visits, drive back to Muscat.
This tour involves walking over rough and inclined ground. There are many steps at Nizwa fort.
This tour is not suitable for those with injuries or conditions, which may not be able to climb the steps or walk through rough and inclined terrain. Pregnant women may not participate
Saturday – Thursday from 0900-1700hrs & Friday from 0800-1100hrs
Al Hoota Cave:
Saturday – Friday from 0900-1700hrs & Friday from 0800-1100hrs and 1400 – 1600
Visit to Al Hoota Cave is subject to opening of the cave. The Authorities can close the cave any time without prior notice
What to Bring:
Sunscreen, Steady shoes, Hat
Please pay attention to the local customs when taking photographs
What to Wear:
Please ensure you dress respectfully.
Inclusions / Exclusions
Full-day tour as per above mentioned itinerary.
English speaking driver guide.
02 bottle mineral water per person.
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
The prices are indicative and all respective services are purely subjected to availability upon final confirmations with payment.
All current applicable taxes have been included while quoting. If there is any increase in government levies, existing tax structure, accommodation rates extended by respective hotels, hike in the fuel prices or air fare, etc. will be charged extra as applicable at the time of travel.
VAT (Value Added Tax): Rates are subjected to the implementation of any new taxes introduced by the Oman government during the course of the contractual period. The said tax will be levied (if applicable) as per the government norms on the above rates quoted and will be effective as per the guidelines provided by the concerned government authorities.
It is recommended that you take necessary travel insurance to cover medical expenses in case of an accident/illness, loss of baggage/personal belongings, change of air tickets and cancellation of the tour.
All arrangements made by Infinite Tours are in the capacity of an agent only. We shall not be liable for any claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries, delayed flights, etc. & all acts of force majeure.