Terraced fields on steep slopes, grand canyons and gorges, idyllic mountain villages, imposing forts and palaces -- the area surrounding Nizwa and Bahla and the region of the Jabal Akhdar massif offers numerous worthwhile sights. Centuries ago the cultural heartbeat of Oman was felt here.
The flanks of the 3000 meter high western Hajar mountain range offer an insurmountable natural stronghold. Here people were safe from attacks by invaders coming from the sea.
Anyone wishing to conquer these ramparts today can ascend the well-marked trekking paths to breathtaking viewpoints in dizzying heights on both Jabal Akhdar and Jabal Shams. Those wishing to reach the pinnacle more easily may do so by 4WD auto.
At the foot of the mountains Nizwa, Jabreen and Bahla developed into culture centers, serving for centuries as the land's capital.
The camp offers rooms, tents and campsites for campers
One of the top luxury addresses in Oman, alone on the Saiq Plateau of Jebal Akhdar
From The View above Al Hamra you will admire the stunning panorama
This simple but well maintained hotel is located at the entrance to Bahla, not far from the new Friday Mosque
This multi-storey newly opened hotel is located on a canyon rim on the Saiq Plateau of Jebal Akhdar
The Jebel Akhdar Hotel is located at approximately 2000 meters altitude on the Saiq Plateau of Jebel Akhdar.
Located on the Saiq Plateau at 2000 m altitude of Jebal Akhdar
The Jebal Shams Resort is ideal for day trips and hiking in the mountainous region of Jebel Shams with its spectacular canyon.
The Falaj Daris Hotel is the most popular hotel in the Nizwa area, so timely reservations are always needed. It is located on the outskirts of Nizwa, about 3 kilometers from the city center.
The Al Diyar Hotel is located about 3 km from the city center
The Golden Tulip Hotel Nizwa is the most upscale hotel in Nizwa
The guesthouse is centrally located in the old town of Nizwa near the fortress
Lovingly renovated directly in the old mudbrick village of the mountain oasis Misfat Al Abreyeen