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Wadi Shab

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Address: 50km West of Sur, Sur 411, Oman
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USD 485.00*
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Coastal Tour and Wadi Hike from Muscat
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Private Day Trip: Bimah Sinkhole, Wadi Shab, and Tiwi Beach from Muscat
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Day Trip: Wadi Shab and Bimah Sinkhole

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Definitely one of the highlights of our Oman trip. Honestly, do not miss it at any cost. We came off the highway and there's a short drive through a quaint village into the car... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely one of the highlights of our Oman trip. Honestly, do not miss it at any cost. We came off the highway and there's a short drive through a quaint village into the car park area. There you pay 2 OMR per person for a round trip by boat across to the other side of the water. You then walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Upon arrival, I paid 1OR to cross to the other side of the water.. (very very short ride).. Then the beautiful journey starts..I am not an adventure seeker, nor a hiker, but must admit, this was a easy trail (I have never been to another one before). It takes about 1hour+- to arrive to the main "pool" but the hike... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Put this on your list. It's accessible via saloon car as well. To enjoy it most go towards the end it's more scenic and green.

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County Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is a must visit! So beautiful- it looks like something from a movie. The scenery here is stunning. The walk is not too strenuous- it takes about 45 minutes each way but can be slippy at times. Once you arrive the water is lovely to swim in- but i'd recommend wearing shoes in the water as there are... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful find on our drive back to Muscat from Sur. The (extremely short) ferry/shuttle ride across the water is 1-2 OR per person, then you have a relaxed 30-ish minute hike. It is not strenuous at all, but you wouldn't want to wear flimsy sandals. At the end of the hike you come to beautiful, fresh pools... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am fat and unfit and was a little nervous about the physical requirements for the trek into Wadi Shab, but it's not actually that strenuous. It starts on the flat, then goes onto a narrowish path along the side of the cliff, before reaching a wider area covered in rocks and boulders. Finally, you reach the pools. The swim... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to check out Wadi Shab and climb the waterfall in the cave if you can. The whole experience is magical.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As everywhere, it's dangerous to walk into a valley if it's raining somewhere in the region. We turned around when it started to rain and couldn't visit the cave. Anyway was it worth to see. We paid 1 rial per person for the boat and got a guide walking with us and explaining us everything.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a must visit place when you come to Oman Amazing nature and breathtaking views Also you will do extra effort in walking

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Thank Itsh9
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must say Oman is definitely my favorite country in the Middle East. My first visit and I loved it! That feeling when you land from an airplane with mountains surrounding muscat... Omani ( locals) as taxi drivers.. wadi shab make you feel like you are somewhere magical on the planet. Only thing to note is the water can get... More 

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