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

4.9 / 5

21 reviews

Activity provider: GidOman

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

Activity provider: GidOman
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 90 per person

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 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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The trip is beautiful because of the nature that you see. The path is a bit rough but it is worth doing this trip. As for the guide, we had a Russian, he was not at all interested in telling anything and caring for the guests not interested at all if everyone is there, if they are going with us or if something happened to someone, he just walked by himself far away in front of us, all by himself. Not suitable for this job but because of Ramadan other guides didn't go because it was too big Heat. It's a pity!

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April 17, 2022

Amazing excursion to do when visiting Oman. Wadi Shab is extremely beautiful but be prepared for a long walk in the heat before you can actually start swimming. After Wadi Shab we stopped for lunch which was really good. We then headed on to see Bimmah Sinkhole which was quite crowded. I would say Wadi Shab was definitely more beautiful and the highlight of the trip. Abdullah (our guide) was extremely friendly and a really good host. He was at our hotel on time and throughout the journey went at our pace (it was only myself and my parents as there had been cancellations). Even at Wadi Shab he allowed us to stay however long we wanted and guided/helped us throughout the tour. He even added a little extra stop right at the end where we could view the city of Muscat which was very kind of him to do so. I would highly recommend booking with this company. They’re really efficient when it comes to communication. I requested a 9:30am start and they accommodated this for us.

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March 26, 2022

The tour isn’t for the faint hearted. We began the tour into Wadi Shaab at the hottest part of the day which wasn’t ideal although the trek back was pleasant as the sun was setting. The trek is about 45minutes to an hour and comfortable shoes are a must! We were not told about life vests at the start of the tour which meant I couldn’t swim (as I’m not a strong swimmer) to the waterfall when we got to the wadi. which was an absolute shame Our tour guide was friendly and reassuring.

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March 25, 2022

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