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From Muscat: Wadi Shab & Bimmah Sinkhole Full-Day Tour

4.9 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: GidOman

From Muscat: Wadi Shab & Bimmah Sinkhole Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: GidOman
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From US$ 90 per person

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Discover the main attraction of Wadi Shab, a magical waterfall within a cave, during this full-day tour. Take a 40-minute hike to reach the destination, where you can also dive into a couple of pools. Marvel at the Bimmah Sinkhole on the way back.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your hotel in Muscat. Please wait in the hotel lobby 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the impressive natural scenery of Wadi Shab and the Bimmah Sinkhole
  • Take a 40-minute hike through the canyon and swim at the waterfall
  • Enjoy a small-group tour with an passionate and experienced guide
  • Try a delicious Omani tea at a local coffee shop along the way
  • Benefit from comfortable return transfers to and from Muscat
Full description
Discover the incredible oasis of Wadi Shab - one of the last places in Oman where you can chill in fresh blue water surrounded by mountains. Enjoy a rewarding full-day experience as you explore this spectacular waterfall in a cave. Start the tour with pick up from your hotel in Muscat. Hop into an air-conditioned vehicle and set off on a 2-hour scenic drive through the otherworldly landscapes of Oman. Along the route, stop at a local coffee shop to try an energizing Omani tea. When you arrive at your destination, hidden away in the canyon of the dry river Wadi-Shab, take a very quick boat ride to the other side of the bank. From here, embark on your 40-minute hike. During the walk, experience the awesome power of nature which has forged the rock formations of this impressive canyon. Observe how the local farmers live and work, maintaining their crops in rough, rocky lands using the old irrigation system as their water supply. Be sure to bring along your waterproof cameras and shoes so that when you reach the lake you can snap some photos and walk around through the magnificent site. Admire the cascade of the waterfall and take a refreshing dip in the beautiful blue water to cool off from the heat. On the way back, stop to see a beautiful lake located in the Bimmah Sinkhole. Finally, return to the vehicle and begin the drive back to Muscat where you will be dropped off at your hotel and the tour concludes.
Includes
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi onboard
  • Snacks
  • Tips for the guide
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Water shoes
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • Tips for the guide are not included in the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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An exceptional day in wonderful landscapes with a very professional multilingual and competent guide who answered all our questions and who was able to pass on his knowledge to us and make this day as pleasant as possible. He knew how to adapt to the group. To do and redo. I recommend.

August 7, 2022

Very well organized and our tour guide - Ilyas - was terrific. The tour is a bit more swimming than I realized, so bringing less gear is better. We stopped at a store prior to arriving in order to get phone cases/shoes if required. Definitely would recommend if looking for day trip in Oman.

July 31, 2022

We had a tour with Abdullah who picked us up from the hotel in Al Mouj. The 2 hour drive was extremely pleasant, we learned a lot from him about the country. Once there, we walked a longer and beautiful path along the Wadi. Then we swam and it was fantastic. On the way back we visited the sinkhole (also nice, but not too exciting for us). We then ate with Abdullah and after 9 hours we came to the hotel happy and exhausted :-) We can highly recommend the Wadi Shab, as well as Abdullah and his very friendly manner! FYI: there were two of us and the guide. Also FYI: definitely take swimming shoes with you!!!

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July 17, 2022

Product ID: 385460