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.
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.
Inclusions & Exclusions
✔ On-board WiFi
✔ Bottled water
✔ In-vehicle air conditioning
✖ tour guide tips:)
1. Coral Muscat Hotel & Apartments
2. Seeb Airport
3. Muscat Hills Resort
4. Grand Millennium Muscat
5. Golden Tulip Headington Ruwi
6. Centara Muscat Hotel Oman
7. Novotel Muscat Airport
8. Carnelian by Glory Bower Hotels
9. Kempinski Hotel Muscat
10. Fraser Suites Muscat
11. Hilton Garden Inn Muscat Al Khuwair
12. W Muscat
13. Royal Tulip Muscat
14. Swiss-Belinn Muscat
15. Ramada Encore by Wyndham Muscat Al-Ghubra
16. Jumeirah Muscat Bay
17. Crowne Plaza Muscat, an IHG Hotel
18. InterContinental Muscat, an IHG Hotel
19. Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, Muscat
20. Grand Hyatt Muscat
Additional Info: We pickup all the guest from the hotels or port from Muscat, pickup time should be between 30-60 minutes before the tour start time. Please contact us on WhatsApp to check exactly pick up time.
Additional supplement pick up from Shangri la hotel, Jumeirah hotel, Muscat hills, Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Al-Seeb area 20 usd.
Wadi Shab, is a very popular wadi located in the Al Sharqiyah Region in Oman. It is a very popular outdoor attraction for both locals and expats, and people come here for the nature, to swim in the fresh water pools or just to have a barbecue. The main attraction of the wadi is the water fall in the cave, which you can reach after a roughly 40 mins hike and swimming in 2-3 pools. I really love coming to this wadi as it is not very far from Muscat, is easily accessible even with a saloon car and because the pools are always full with clear blue water!
Duration: 3 hours
Bimmah Sinkhole is a water-filled depression, structurally a sinkhole, in the limestone of eastern Muscat Governorate in the Sultanate of Oman. A lake of turquoise waters, it is 50 m by 70 m wide and approximately 20 m deep. It is only about 600 m away from the sea,between the coastal towns of Ḑibāb and Bimmah. The sinkhole was formed by a collapse of the surface layer due to dissolution of the underlying limestone.[ However, locals believe that it was created by a meteorite, ‘Hawaiyat Najm’, which translates to ‘The Falling Star’ in Arabic, and hence the name.
To preserve the sinkhole, the local municipality developed a park, Hawiyat Najm Park (Haweat Najm Park), around it, along with a stairway leading down to the lake
Duration: 60 minutes
• Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
• Not recommended for pregnant travelers
• Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
• Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness