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Wadi Shab

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Address: 50km West of Sur, Sur 411, Oman
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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USD 485.00*
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Coastal Tour and Wadi Hike from Muscat
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USD 163.00*
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Private Day Trip: Bimah Sinkhole, Wadi Shab, and Tiwi Beach from Muscat
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USD 218.00*
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Day Trip: Wadi Shab and Bimah Sinkhole

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Good place for trek...

Once you reach wadi shab, you can take the boat to corss the water. The fare is 1 OMR per head. Kids are free. the walk to the cave once you cross the water is a long one(apporx 1... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once you reach wadi shab, you can take the boat to corss the water. The fare is 1 OMR per head. Kids are free. the walk to the cave once you cross the water is a long one(apporx 1 hour) and it is a trekking path thorugh mountains, rocks and stone. There are is good lake/stream near the cave where... More 

Thank saipai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is easily accessible, not far from the main highway between Muscat and Sur, follow the signs to Wadi Shab. Once in the parking area, you'll find a public bathroom and you'll have to take a small boat to take you to the other side (1 Riyal per person). The hike is relatively easy (not flip-flop easy though, you... More 

Thank Alex A
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The 35-45mn walk to the stream is in itself very pretty, passing by palm plantations and falaj or crossing boulders, always surrounded by the high cliffs of the canyon. When I reached the place where it's allowed to swim, I just let my stuff close to those of other tourists and started to advance towards the end of the valley—I... More 

Thank Gwendal R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just beautiful!! The water was warm. The views amazing. You need to wear swim shoes as there are lots of rocks. There is no need to go on an organised tour. Our hotel was offering 200 Rial for 4 (including a cheese sandwich for lunch!). We booked a taxi 70 Rial. Driver took us here, sinkhole, waited for us. We... More 

Thank EdwardsAus
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The walk up to the wadi is beautiful and spectacular. We went in January and it was not gushing, so to get to the cave it's a combination of walking and swimming. You will need good walking shoes to get there, beach shoes to walk on pebbles and still be able to swim and something to keep your camera ,... More 

Thank Johncobham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we did this on our first day there, it was such a great thing to start a trip with. everything looked so different but beautiful, the scenery and everything.

Thank Thanchanok A
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing trip in this waidi. High recommended! I suggest to start your visit quite early in the morning and wear proper shoes to walk till the waidi with a lot of water and your lunch to be able to stay longer and appreciate all the beautiful corner of the location.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about this wadi is great. First a bit of advise. Take watershoes, waterproof bag voor your camera and money, good hiking shoes and a few bottles of water. The walk up to the Wadi takes about 45 minites and it can be slippery some pieces. Go all the way and enjoy a swim befor you return. If you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lunching at a small shady restaurant at Tiwi. The food was great at this restaurant but the toilets were disgusting. So, we made a quick stop at Wadi Shab to use the public toilets. Little did we know that our quick stop would extend to an entire hour. We simply could not leave Wadi Shab. With lush green... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an amazing day with our Omani friend, who brought us to Wadi Shab! I think it is one of the must-see places in Oman, especially if you a fun of nature! It is pretty far from Muscat (around 150 km away) but it is definitely worth a visit! From the parking place you will be transported to another... More 

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