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Wadi Shab

Opens in 8 min: 08:00 - 16:00
Open today: 08:00 - 16:00
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50km West of Sur, Sur 411, Oman
+968 9283 0836
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This wadi is incredible but allow plenty of time , it’s at least a 45 minute hike to the first pool, take plenty of water and food. Ideally allow at least 3+ hours . A quick ferry ride across the river to the start of...More

1  Thank Emma S
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, drive here yourself, no tour or guide needed. Oman has great roads and cheap gas. Just rent a car you will enjoy the freedom you find behind your own wheels. Park your car where there is a WC stop, take the boat...More

1  Thank victoriaxyz
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I did this hike on 01 September with our two kids, ages 2 and 4. Three of our friends came along with us and we drove two cars for the whole group down there. The way there is very easy: all highway...More

Thank Brett G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely breathtaking!!!! It's a long walk so make sure you have plenty of water. Well worth it - highlight of our trip!

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a must do in Oman. Never saw so clear water anywhere. You have to be quite fit to come to the end of the Wadi with it's cave. Also you have to hike a bit then swim and hike again and so on.Takes...More

Thank Jamel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning nature. Prepare yourself if you visit: take a waterproof bag for your belongings, a lunch and a lot of water. You will have a marvelous time.

Thank Hanne_Deglein
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After quite a long 2 hour drive from Muscat, you leave your car and take a small boat which cost you 1 Omani rial per person and drops you on the other side where the walkway starts. You need to bring some good sport chose...More

Thank PMV V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Truly amazing !! However it is not an easy hike since you sometimes have to climb over small rocks and the path is not clearly marked. Be prepared to swim fully dressed to reach the cave. Awesome experience if well prepared !

Thank maevaceau
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

it takes 2 hours from muscat to tiwi by car. hiking shoes mandatory. the nature is gorgeous. the walk is mostly easy, but has some slippery and dangerous spots. when you reach the second lake, you can enter the water and swim to the cave....More

3  Thank kishacarobnica
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Excellent Place i am recommended to all you should visit awesome Weather & awesome places .you should visit

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22 October 2018|
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Response from Emma S | Reviewed this property |
Hi , yes as others have commented, allow a good 3 hours there to get the most from your visit. It’s not far from the sinkhole at Bimmah so that can be combined to make a really good day.
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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.