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Address: Al Hamra, Oman

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breathtaking spectacular canyon

With a 4x4 go to one of Jabal Shams resorts for a night.next morning drive 30 min and park in the village of Al Khitaym . follow the clored signs for an extraordinary hike around... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Beirut, Lebanon
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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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338 reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is one of the nice place to see many mountain connections. In winter full of clouds and white will sure be enjoy moment.

Thank grajesh
Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

With a 4x4 go to one of Jabal Shams resorts for a night.next morning drive 30 min and park in the village of Al Khitaym . follow the clored signs for an extraordinary hike around the cliffs till the abandonned village.the walk takes 1hr30 and come back by the same route

Thank toufic2013
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The journey up to Oman's Grand Canyon is beautiful. Due to lack of rainfall in 2016 the temperature on Christmas Day was 22degC which is very hot for December and winter months. So saldy, the view was not jaw dropping from the top. It is however a must see winter trip and worth the effort. Do stop in Misfah on... More 

Thank Hatton20
Almada, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I finally made Wadi Nakhur with my kids and some friends and must say it is breathtaking to walk in between the vertical canyon walls and contemplate nature is a raw state along with traditional villages. Road to Nakhur is blocked by the huge boulders so you cannot drive to the wadi and the village itself. Nonetheless, the hike is... More 

Thank Olenellus
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I was here on 24 Sep. on passing through the small village that opens up to the entrance of the canyon , we found that the path for vehicles is no longer accessible due to rocks which have fallen onto the path (possibly due to heavy floods) I spoke to one of the locals and he said that they are... More 

1 Thank Travis2110
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53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This starts from a village. There are 2 hikes - W6 and W6A. W6 is most popular as it has got the complete view of the canyon. We, a family of four, with children aged 11 and 5 did W6 partially. Recommended for average physically fit people disregard to age.

Thank Makshum
Irvine, California
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62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I see that Wadi Ghul is listed in TripAdvisor as the wadi associated with Oman's Grand Canyon. After doing a fair amount of research, I believe that Wadi Nakhr is more appropriately the wadi associated with the Grand Canyon, but I am under the impression that they do join together. Anyway, one accesses The Balcony Walk at a very small... More 

1 Thank Eitleoir
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

I've done this walk five times now while taking others to see it. The most dramatic time was with thunder rumbled up the canyon. rain was falling somewhere but not on us. I stopped to look back and at least one km away I saw a double waterfalls tumbling down the mountainside. It was a spectacular sight. Driving the wadi... More 

1 Thank Cheryl D
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

Lovely place if you are into adventurous drive with a 4WD. Worth visiting! But beware of the children and women in the forst village you drive into... They will surround you and try to sell their handicraft products in a rather aggressive way. Later on you will drive through a narrow wadi with a very rough terrain, and in the... More 

1 Thank doctor694
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

We were driven here and through the wadi by a driver/guide in a four wheel drive vehicle. My advice would be don't attempt this in a saloon car or on your own. You need local expertise to drive competently here. There is a village right at the end but it will take you around an hour and a half to... More 

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