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Wadi Shab and Bimmah Sinkhole Group Full Day Tour provided by GidOman

Wadi Shab and Bimmah Sinkhole Group Full Day Tour

Wadi Shab and Bimmah Sinkhole Group Full Day Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
9h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
11
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    9h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    11
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Wadi Shab is a very popular popular outdoor attraction in Oman for both locals and expats, and people go there for nature, to swim in the fresh water pools or just to have a barbecue. The main attraction of the wadi is the waterfall in the cave, which you can reach after a roughly 40 mins hike and swimming in 2-3 pools. People love going to this wadi because the pools are always full of clear blue water! Group tour in Wadi Shab involves a passage through the gorge. We recommend to have sneakers or special shoes with non-slip soles. We also recommend to have Slippers crocs type for a comfortable transition on a large round pebble. Please note that the tour is for the whole day (9: 00-18: 00) time for pick up and drop off not included Lunch and refreshments are included. Please take with you. Swimming clothes Waterproof phone case Sun Cream Water shoes A change of dry clothes
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • 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
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 129578P12
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • tour guide tips:)
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick off from all muscat hotels, Airoport , Port
  • Airports:
  • Seeb Airport, Oman
  • Ports:
  • Muscat 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • tour guide tips:)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick off from all muscat hotels, Airoport , Port
  • Airports:
  • Seeb Airport, Oman
  • Ports:
  • Muscat Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Wadi Shab
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Bimmah Sinkhole
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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EmerBren
Manchester, UK16 contributions
Feb. 2020
The highlight of our trip to Oman was the day tour of Wadi Shab and Bimmah Sinkhole with GidOman. We were picked up on time and started the 1.5/2hr drive to the Wadi, with a stop off for water and tea (like masala chai). The scenery and the walk to the wadis was beautiful, pretty flat too but you should be a strong swimmer to go into the water. We then had lunch at a local restaurant and were given so much incredible food (fresh tuna steak, meats, rice, daal, salad), it was so delicious. We then got to go and see the Bimmah Sinkhole en route back, which was lovely.

Group tour is excellent value for money, (we were 7 people in total) - the only downside was the other people in our group needed to go at a much slower pace which meant we didn't have very much time at the sinkhole at the end of the day.

Our guide, Ilyas, was so thoughtful and generous and we learnt a lot of interesting stuff about Oman. Highly recommend this trip, it was perfect!

To bring: comfy shoes (ideally water shoes but Ilyas had some that we could borrow), change of clothes, towel and waterproof case for phone if you want to take pics in the Wadi.
Written 16 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lydiam1974
Zurich, Switzerland46 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Solo
Everything about this trip was great! Maybe I was also very lucky as the group of people I found myself with was very international and a lot of fun (we were 10 in total). Everyone got on from the start. Our tour guide Ilia (originally from Russia but lives in Muscat many year years now) was very entertaining, professional and if you had a question he had the answer 😀 He also has a lot of anecdotes and tips about Muscat and Oman in general. I contacted the company directly as my hotel wasn't on the pick up list and they were very quick to reply. They use WhatsApp which is awesome if you have queries or need quick questions without having to call the local number.

The bus trip is about 1h30mns to get to the Wadi and we stopped for a quick coffee half way. The hike to the Wadi is for everyone although it cab get very slippery so you need good shoes. It takes roughly 50mns to get there at a normal "taking lots of pictures" kind of pace 😁 If you want to swim to the underground cave, you will need to bring a waterproof case for your phone (pictures are worth it!) and some water shoes (the pebbles can get painful).

After the hike, back on the bus for a spot of lunch at a VERY local restaurant... you won't get more local than this place 🤣 BUT don't judge a book by its cover...the food is excellent 👌

After lunch we drove back towards Muscat and stopped at our last sightseeing spot The Bimmah Sinhole and WOW.

Basically if you like what you see on the pictures about the Wadi and the Sinkhole you will get it 3 times over when you see it live!

You definitely will not regret it.
Written 18 December 2021
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GetawayDave
1 contribution
Feb. 2020
I can't review the Wadi Shab because we were unable to make the tour. Our cruise ship changed the itinerary at the last minute and we unfortunately had to cancel this trip. Even though we were only 24 hrs until pick up GidOman refunded our money the same day!! We chose this tour because of the good reviews and despite not having gone on the tour I would recommend them as a reputable company.
Written 9 March 2020
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Jeanne L
1 contribution
Our guide Ilyas collected the 4 of us from our hotel and after picking up 1 more person we set off collecting karakchai tea and water on the way. Walking the Wadi on a hot day was quite difficult, scrambling over boulders and balancing along channels but the pools for swimming made it all worthwhile, the walk back did seem easier. We then drove for lunch, a magnificent spread of beef, chicken, tuna, vegetable curry, 3 different rices and salad washed down with pomegranate juice, delicious. Then on to Bimmah Sinkhole where we decided not to swim but sat on rocks and let the little fish tickle our feet.
On the return home more karakchai and water was provided. Ilyas was a great guide, very informative about Omani life and a lovely companion. Thank you Ilyas.
Written 27 February 2020
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KSA20120826
Houston, TX18 contributions
Houd was great. He communicated with us in advance of the trip to tell us the pickup time. He was very prompt and on time. We started with a tea which was delicious. The Wadi was an experience to remember. Houd made it safe and pleasant. He lent us a waterproof camera enclosure and even took our pictures which was many. The trekking was a good pace with frequent breaks if you need it. Houd showed us the good spots to enjoy. Lunch was also a pleasant surprise after all the walking and swimming. Water was provided. The second to the last stop was the sinkhole which was a nice swim. Floating on your back was the best part. Afternoon tea then a trip over the mountain with a nice view of the city before going through the Love Street. All in all it was a great time.
Written 12 November 2021
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tim w
Marshfield, UK108 contributions
EmerBren has given good views and advice.

I would stress that you need to be comfortable swimming in pools out of your depth without much relief in places. Also the floor of the wadi is very very slippery in places so you really need good swimming sandals with good grip, don’t go barefoot. Ilyas has some small/medium sandals you can borrow. Bigfoots need their own.

The entry to the cave at the end is small and scary with useless hand holds and you are out of your depth with not much room to swim. Not for the faint hearted.

Getting to the first pool is a quite long hot rock scramble so be careful if you are not very mobile or steady on your feet.

But going with GIDOMAN was great and Ilyas was a considerate guide proving chai and water morning and afternoon as well as a lunch too big for us all to eat. He also showed us the best paths and warned us about slippery places. And if I make it sound as though there is more to worry about than enjoy that’s just to help you make the most of this extraordinary experience not to be missed.

Written 26 February 2020
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Toon S
1 contribution
Mar. 2022 • Solo
Excellent full day tour with a well balanced combination of walking and swimming. The highlight is the cave after a 45 min walk and some swimming. Our guide was very helpful and gave some nice facts about the country and the wadi. He also provided us with cold drinks, some snacks and a lunch meal. On the way back we stopped regularly for some nice viewpoints.
Written 11 March 2022
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Michael
Muscat, Oman2 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Couples
We took this activity and very enjoyed . Our guide ilias was very polite and knowledgeable. We very recommend this tour 1. Not high price 2. Very small group only 6 pax in new Toyota mini bus.
Written 24 May 2020
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Harry S
4 contributions
Was a brilliant day out, very friendly guide and made sure we were all OK. Highly recommend it for a day out. Make sure to have a waterproof pouch for your phone and water shoes. Definitely useful and worth it
Written 18 February 2022
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Firman H
1 contribution
It was a pleasant yet exciting experience for all of us. This trip gives more than just a beautiful landscapes, architecture and scenery. But also a feeling of warth welcome from the people of Oman. It is very recommended to take a detour to this welcoming country. It is foremost safe, pleasant, and pedestrian friendly. Thank you for having us.

P.S: Thank you for everything Elias, see you in the future 👍
Written 11 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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it's amazing welcome and very comfortable acvomidation and very nice toursim also very comfortable airplane flying
426sitav
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A must do In Oman
The tour was better than we had hoped for, the Wadi was just wow! Kur guide Ilyas was brilliant he added to the Br
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Best memories and the greatest satisfaction from the trip
We looked in Oman as much as we could see in 8 days and of course thanks to GidOman . Excursions (except for the se
MBFTCA
MBFTCA
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Best tour ever!
Wow! What an amazing time! This experience was so much better than I imagined it would be. The Wadi Shab is the mos
Q8417SEjensk
Q8417SEjensk
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A Night In the Desert
The Wadi and the sunset in the desert were wonderful experiences. Due to the heat that day the overnight was change
Jacek H
Jacek H
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Challenging hike for rewarding swim!
Great tour with a bit of challenging walk to see and to swim in Wadi Shab. Thank you Ibrahim for being our driver a
Reddogmd
Reddogmd
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Unique trip to the waterfall
We weren’t sure what to expect even after reading about the trek to get to the Wadi Shab but it was quite an advent
Kiwipinot
Kiwipinot
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Fabulous day trip
Perfection, picked up on time, stopped for coffee and had a great drive to Wadi Shab. Ilyas our guide was very atte
DarrenAbrams
DarrenAbrams
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It was ok…
The Grand Mosque is not to be missed! It was breathtaking! Unfortunately there was no wifi in the van, as promised.
Bilby2426
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Familiarisation
Not a fan of churches or opera but the mosque and the opera are both worth a visit. Even though both are relatively
Wilgailt
Wilgailt
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Ilyas, GidOman - Wonderful Tour of Wadi Shab and Bimmah Sinkhole
Ilyas was an excellent guide - he was courteous, friendly and professional. Our family had a wonderful day with hi
Bjez
Bjez
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A unmissable highlight of Oman
Ilya was just exceptional!! He was so attentive and patient with our tour. He was also very knowledgeable about eac
NadiaO368
NadiaO368
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You will not regret it! 🥇
We had Ilias as our guide & he really made this a memorable day for all the right reasons. Soon after our 8am pick
dinaz04
dinaz04
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Gem spot with a gem guide 💎
Omg what a gem of a place Oman is! This tour is a must and cannot be skipped! Ilyas was our guide and honestly we w
Daniel H
Daniel H
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A must-do in Oman!
This tour is a must do! Wadi Shab is simply breathtaking! The views, the water, the valley, such an amazing place.
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