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Wadi Shab

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50km West of Sur, Sur 411, Oman
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Entrance to wadi is by boat , though not the best & clean of entrance . Though after crossing 100 meters , you will be over a scenic wadi , with pools of water & palm trees . You still have to walk for 30...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank dontrichy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here on a daytrip from Muscat on a friday. Crowd was mostly made up of foreign tourists. The place was quite packed with tour buses and large groups of sorts. U have to pay 1 OMR per person to cross the river bank to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bryanisalsotan
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an essential experience when you're in Oman. It is truly beautiful. Just some words of advice: 1. It takes about 45 minutes to hike into the Wadi. 2. Don't plan to be there after dark. It can be treacherous. 3. You need proper...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CharleenJoburg
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was nice to refresh a little after a 45 minute walk, although it was more of a promenade through water than swimming, but the walk itself was worth it as it is the true natural wonder. So don't go fast, take your time and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Blazenka K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wadi Shab where the nature & the beauty is, where you could enjoy yourself with your family and friends

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Oman-Tourism-Gate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our day trip to the wadi was even better than anticipated. Glorious weather, short trip in local mans boat and off on foot for 45 minute trek in the spectacular gorge like surrounds of Omani mountains. Friendly faces and fun while swimming was one of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joannek592
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience- we hired a car and drove ourselves there with gps. We were 4 adults and a 2 years old. You pay 1 riyal each to cross the river to hike to the wadi- it is about 40 minutes there and then...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thebrittles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 40min trek is beautiful but the wadi itself is overrated. Dirty water and over crowded most of the times. We trekked with a 4yr old. While the trek at places was difficult for d kid, it was manageable but the end result was disappointing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank agarsur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, this was a lot tougher than expected. From the car park under the motorway bridge it is a 30-45min trek to the start of the Wadi. You take a small boat 1 OMR - $2 for the return crossing, to the opposite shore and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank miketinmouth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful excursion. As the wadi is rather small at certain places (especially towards the end), it gets crowded very fast. Go early in the morning to beat the crowds coming from Muscat.

Date of experience: December 2018
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22 October 2018|
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Response from Jamel M | Reviewed this property |
I would stay there minimum for 4 hours
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14 September 2018|
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Response from FLworldwanderer | Reviewed this property |
First, be prepared for a long walk, over rough terrain. Having said that, once you reach the swimming area, there will probably be others, with their belongings, placed along the bank or shoreline. If you're uncomfortable... More
6 September 2018|
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Response from Ngilai | Reviewed this property |
No advance booking needed and a very small payment to the boat man. Otherwise free.