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Discover the South and Wadi Shab from Muscat provided by Gray Line Oman

Discover the South and Wadi Shab from Muscat

Discover the South and Wadi Shab from Muscat
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About
Swap Muscat for a day exploring Oman’s coast and Wadi Shab, all unburdened by transport and self-drive worries. With this private tour, travel by private air-conditioned 4WD, allowing you to sit back and make the most of your day. Visit Bimah Sinkhole for an optional swim, see traditional seaside villages, and delve into Wadi Shab to bathe in rock pools and soak in the scenery. A picnic lunch is included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Explore Wadi Shab and the coast south of Muscat on a private day trip
  • Hassle-free day: travel by air-conditioned 4WD and gain insight via a guide
  • Visit Bimah Sinkhole and coastal villages; and walk or swim in Wadi Shab
  • Relax with a picnic lunch and convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
  • Begin your tour with hotel pickup in Muscat, and journey south by 4x4 toward your first stop, the Bimah Sinkhole. On route, learn about Oman’s history, culture, and landscapes from your guide, and drink in the scenery as the road winds through the craggy Al Hajar Mountains and along the coast, whose cliffs and bays are washed by the Gulf of Oman. After about 90 minutes, arrive at the rocky coastal plateau that’s home to the Bimah Sinkhole. Walk to the edges and take in the blue-green waters of the pool below, hollowed 65 feet (20 meters) into the rock. Descend the steps into the hollow, and if you wish, enjoy time to swim in the translucent waters. Next, continue through the traditional seaside villages of Dahab and Finns to Wadi Shab, one of Oman’s most beautiful river gorges. Drive into this stunning mountainous ravine, and hop out to follow the path through the gorge, walking through date and banana palm plantations beside deep rock pools. Opt to bathe in the crystal-clear pools, and afterward, return to your 4x4 to drive to Tiwi. View the old-time Omani architecture and gorgeous beaches of this coastal village, whose houses sit at the mouth of another wadi. Next, find a scenic spot and savor the provided tasty picnic lunch and non-alcoholic drinks. Then, after your meal, set out on your return journey to Muscat, stopping on route at the picturesque port town of Quriyat. Visit the sweeping harbor and fish souk here before arriving back in Muscat where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore Wadi Shab and the coast south of Muscat on a private day trip
  • Hassle-free day: travel by air-conditioned 4WD and gain insight via a guide
  • Visit Bimah Sinkhole and coastal villages; and walk or swim in Wadi Shab
  • Relax with a picnic lunch and convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
  • Begin your tour with hotel pickup in Muscat, and journey south by 4x4 toward your first stop, the Bimah Sinkhole. On route, learn about Oman’s history, culture, and landscapes from your guide, and drink in the scenery as the road winds through the craggy Al Hajar Mountains and along the coast, whose cliffs and bays are washed by the Gulf of Oman. After about 90 minutes, arrive at the rocky coastal plateau that’s home to the Bimah Sinkhole. Walk to the edges and take in the blue-green waters of the pool below, hollowed 65 feet (20 meters) into the rock. Descend the steps into the hollow, and if you wish, enjoy time to swim in the translucent waters. Next, continue through the traditional seaside villages of Dahab and Finns to Wadi Shab, one of Oman’s most beautiful river gorges. Drive into this stunning mountainous ravine, and hop out to follow the path through the gorge, walking through date and banana palm plantations beside deep rock pools. Opt to bathe in the crystal-clear pools, and afterward, return to your 4x4 to drive to Tiwi. View the old-time Omani architecture and gorgeous beaches of this coastal village, whose houses sit at the mouth of another wadi. Next, find a scenic spot and savor the provided tasty picnic lunch and non-alcoholic drinks. Then, after your meal, set out on your return journey to Muscat, stopping on route at the picturesque port town of Quriyat. Visit the sweeping harbor and fish souk here before arriving back in Muscat where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8264P56
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transportation round trip by an Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Audio guiding in Multiple Languages
  • Headphone for Audio Listening
  • Lunch with soft drinks in Wadi Shab
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Tour Start time: 09.00 hrs. Pickup: We pickup all the guest from the hotels or port from Muscat, pickup time should be between 30-60 minutes before the tour start time. Drop Off: Hotels or Port in Muscat.
  • Ports:
  • Muscat Cruise Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • TOUR DEPARTURE TIME: Tour starts @ 09:00 hrs
  • DURATION : Approximately 9 hours.
  • CHILDREN POLICY: Discount 30% up to 11.99 y
  • CANCELLATION: Cancel Free of charge up-to 24 hours from date of service local time, after that full charge.
  • LANGUAGES: Audio guiding in SPANISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, ENGLISH.
  • Supplement for Pickup: $15 if your Hotel is after the Airport.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transportation round trip by an Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Audio guiding in Multiple Languages
  • Headphone for Audio Listening
  • Lunch with soft drinks in Wadi Shab
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Tour Start time: 09.00 hrs. Pickup: We pickup all the guest from the hotels or port from Muscat, pickup time should be between 30-60 minutes before the tour start time. Drop Off: Hotels or Port in Muscat.
  • Ports:
  • Muscat Cruise Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • TOUR DEPARTURE TIME: Tour starts @ 09:00 hrs
  • DURATION : Approximately 9 hours.
  • CHILDREN POLICY: Discount 30% up to 11.99 y
  • CANCELLATION: Cancel Free of charge up-to 24 hours from date of service local time, after that full charge.
  • LANGUAGES: Audio guiding in SPANISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, ENGLISH.
  • Supplement for Pickup: $15 if your Hotel is after the Airport.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Wadi Shab
    Stop: 4 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Fins
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Bimmah Sinkhole
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Muscat Grand Mall
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
31 reviews
Excellent
14
Very good
6
Average
5
Poor
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Terrible
4

Traveller
Barcelona, Spain22 contributions
Unsafe
Serious safety incident
Nov. 2019 • Friends
After several attempts at contacting grayline to address my issues I have to resort to a public review. The wadi walk is not safe. It is unguided. The Rocks are like glass underfoot
The reward not worth the risk. Our driver admitted it was unsafe. On the day we went in another tourist fell and broke his leg
I was sexually assaulted by one of the boat drivers and grayline have ignored my complaints. Absolutely avoid at all costs.
Written 26 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, which we take seriously at the Gray Line Tours. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the tour for the aforementioned reasons. At Gray Line Dubai, we strive to provide the best sightseeing service. Please feel free to share further details and feedback with us on quality@grayline.ae to look into the situation further and help serve you better in the coming future. We look forward to welcome you once again on board the Gray LineTours.
Written 10 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Coral S
5 contributions
A wonderful trip!
Feb. 2020
A great trip where you really get to see so much in one day. Lunch was lovely and in a beautiful setting. Great value for money I really recommend this tour : )
Written 22 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Guest Greetings to you from all of us at GrayLine emirates! Thank you so much for sharing such a review with us, Our team is thrilled to hear your wonderful words. Your review is highly appreciated, it will be our pleasure to serve your travel needs in the future and welcoming you again anytime.
Written 27 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zach P
6 contributions
A fun and beautiful trek
Feb. 2020
The main part of the trip is a hike followed by a swim through a canyon. Shoes that can get wet are ideal, as there are lots of areas where you'll be in shallow water with rocky footing. I made it in bare feet, but there was some pain involved. If you go as far as you can go, there's a cool cave-like grotto with a little waterfall inside.

Ali was a great guide. He was friendly and made it a lot of fun, getting us karak tea along the way, letting us pick the driving music, and taking photos/videos for us.
Written 16 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us! We are glad you enjoyed your sightseeing experience with us on board Gray LineTours. We have forwarded your kind comments to our Customer Service team. At Gray LineTours, we thrive to offer an excellent Customer Service and nothing makes us happier than when our customers are happy! We look forward to welcoming you again soon on board Gray LineTours,
Written 19 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jtwoodfield
London, UK195 contributions
Good fun but not worth a long drive
Jan. 2020
OK, as holes in the ground go this is an impressive one. There are brave people swimming in the sink hole. It is by the sea. On the other hand, it is a long drive from Muscat and unless you are combining it with going to the Wadi and then to Sur probably not worth it. Unless the endless scrub and bare mountains en route are the sort of thing that grabs you.
Written 24 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking time to give your review about your experience with our City Tour. We are glad that you enjoyed our service. The feedback you gave is very important to us. We will definitely consider your recommendation. We appreciate it.
Written 19 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bogdan Adamic
6 contributions
Beautiful
Dec. 2019
My opinion?Must to see,something rare,middle of almost desert,nice park,blue bird,warm salt watter,possible to swim
Written 11 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us! We are glad you enjoyed your sightseeing experience with us on board Gray LineTours. We have forwarded your kind comments to our Customer Service team. At Gray LineTours, we thrive to offer an excellent Customer Service and nothing makes us happier than when our customers are happy! We look forward to welcoming you again soon on board Gray LineTours,
Written 19 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steven H
2 contributions
Amazing place
Nov. 2019 • Solo
Great place amazing times and a guide who was out of this world. Such a picturesque and beautiful place will come again
Written 11 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Guest Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review about our services. The team took great care of everything so that you could just relax and live the moments of happiness. We would like to thank you again for trusting us.
Written 19 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Layla Ahmed
Birmingham, UK3 contributions
Excellent
Dec. 2019 • Solo
The activity was excellent, from the time I booked to the picking point everything went on so well. The driver was very friendly, explained everything we needed to know about the place, the lunch was delicious. Place was beautiful. No complaints at all. I will recommend this to all my friends and family to visit this place. Keep up the good job.
Written 10 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us! We are glad you enjoyed your sightseeing experience with us on board Gray LineTours. We have forwarded your kind comments to our Customer Service team. At Gray LineTours, we thrive to offer an excellent Customer Service and nothing makes us happier than when our customers are happy! We look forward to welcoming you again soon on board Gray LineTours,
Written 19 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pankaj S
20 contributions
wonderful and adventurous
Dec. 2019 • Family
The place was wonderful and awesome in respect to natural beauty and adventure. Natural water lake at wadi sahib was awesome and peaceful place but going through to place was adventurous so quite difficult for small kids. The place was very clean and hospitality was very great. i recommend this, one of the best place to visit in OMAN.
Written 10 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Customer, Thank you for your positive feedback, it means a lot to us. We are glad you enjoyed your sightseeing experience with us and we hope to welcome you again soon on board Gray LineTours!
Written 19 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RandomJLondon
London214 contributions
Reasonable price: Worth Doing
Dec. 2019 • Solo
After seeing more expensive excursions to Wadi Al Shab it made sense to go with Gray Line as they were the cheapest. The drive from Muscat is around 1.5 hours one way ,3 hours in total. We were given 2.5 hours to explore Wadi Al Shab, 1 hour for lunch and 20 minutes for a swim at Bimma (Bimmah ) Sinkhole. Go on this excursion on a day you do not have evening plans to truly enjoy it.

Wadi Al Shab is an oasis in the desert which has a pool leading to a waterfall in a cave, it is incredible to witness.
Things to bring:
- Camera with a waterproof cover for the swim and beautiful views.
- Good walking shoes as rock surfaces can be slippery during the hike
- Water (beach) shoes for swimming as the pebbles in the water are sharp and the rocks are slippery. I forgot mine and used my flip flops
-Floater(s) if you are not a confident swimmer. No one will laugh at you, you’ve paid so do what makes you comfortable
- Towel, goggles and swimwear

The lunch is decent after the hike and swim note soft drinks will cost extra. Be sure to listen to the recorded commentary as it is a wealth of information.

Bimma Sinkhole is worth doing if just for the pictures.

I would recommend this excursion as it is a good day out. You need to be in reasonable health to partake in it, fellow hikers will help you along the way. Medium fitness required.
Written 4 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Customer, Thank you for your positive feedback, it means a lot to us. We are glad you enjoyed your sightseeing experience with us and we hope to welcome you again soon on board Gray LineTours!
Written 19 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Radhika B
6 contributions
Brilliant
Dec. 2019 • Solo
It was perfect for a solo traveller. We left at sharp 9 and reached the destination by 11. The audio guide provided was very informative and we did not need to talk to the driver or anyone for guidance. At 11 the guide gave clear instructions on timing, how to get to the cave and waterfall. There are directions on rocks everywhere and one can go alone too. Once back at 2pm we were taken to wadi shab resort where there was an unlimited buffet of good quality, salads, grilled fish, hummus, rice, vegetables, water as well as soup, tea coffee and deserts. Compared to other tours and previous experience, the food was very good quality and the view of the beach was mind blowing. Post this we were taken to fins beach and the sinkhole. Overall well organised and executed. Safe and secure. Driver was professional and spoke good English.
Written 17 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Guest Greetings to you from all of us at GrayLine emirates! Thank you so much for sharing such a review with us, Our team is thrilled to hear your wonderful words. Your review is highly appreciated, it will be our pleasure to serve your travel needs in the future and welcoming you again anytime.
Written 19 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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nicandglenn
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A brilliant morning
We had a brilliant trip and Mr Khalil was excellent telling us interesting information and very helpful and knowled
cris3PO
cris3PO
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Nice City Overview
I reccomend this rour, especially as your first arrive in Muscat but don't expect to use it as a means to shop at t
Footprints599287
Footprints599287
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Good tour
The tour was well organised. The drive from Muscat was long but the audio in the minibus helped to give a context t
Travelagentch67
Travelagentch67
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Day trip in Nizwa
Very nice day tour from Mascat to Nizwa. The minibus should have been a bit more confortable. Nice audio guide in m
858kaisaa
858kaisaa
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A Nice way to see the highlights of muskat
A very Nice Guide picked us up at the port and drowe us to all the places named in the discription. I would give 5
AngelaH6
AngelaH6
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No value for money
The trip is not very well organized. In the beginning there are stops at two spots that are simply a waste of time.
Thomas R
Thomas R
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Nice and good overview over Muscat
We were collected at the hotel and then the tour guided us through the most important sights in Muscat. We have see
mariyaropanova
mariyaropanova
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Great tour
The tour was very nice, full of interesting information concerning the arab country and manners. Good things were s
881petrat
881petrat
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So disappointing
I took the tour on 14th of January. The weather was bad in the morning (raining a lot) and I understand that some r
shunsuke218
shunsuke218
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The tour company was honest and reliable even in an unexpected situation
These days, it is quite difficult to find a good tour company as we are often flooded with their information. Not e
Sherpa39391589260
Sherpa39391589260
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excellent
great experience. Ideal tour to visit the most important places in Muscat. Our driver was punctual, friendly and ve
Sherpa92742
Sherpa92742
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Genuine arabic country
nice country with clean well -constructed places based on Arabic architecture . all places have kept their Arabic r
nomeames222
nomeames222
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Worst Tour Company
I got sick on the day of the attraction and they did not agree to change it on other day. Besides they have sent me
jlbecking
jlbecking
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You shouldn't miss this trip
The audio was spoken clearly and very well put together. I learned a lot. The driver was just that..a driver.. and
yyGE1200
yyGE1200
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Disappointed
The guide was not organized at all especially with the pickups. Low level in english so poor explanation.
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