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Wadi Ghul- Oman's Grand Canyon

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Address: Nizwa, Oman
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Cool air, deep canyons, prsitine environment, and goats!

Absolutely amazing. And beautifully preserved, with rest stops made from local materials. Great hiking. Great birds.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Absolutely amazing. And beautifully preserved, with rest stops made from local materials. Great hiking. Great birds.

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Spent an overnight at Jabel Shams Resort. The walk to the edge of the canyon takes only a few minutes and is well worth it. The view is breathtaking. It is worth sitting and just being amazed by what is before you. The following day we took a 4x4 drive through the canyon which is in parts literally a car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Much smaller than our Grand Canyon but still very impressive. Try to explore the wadi by 4WD after viewing from above.

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Linexert, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The title says it all. Well worth seeing - we stayed at the Jebel Shems Resort - Sunset spectacular! Drive more comfortable in a 4X4 but "do-able" in a saloon car. Temperature down from 35 in the plains to 25 °C. Wonderful

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Cheshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Worth seeking out and finding the shady picnic spots as you drive along the Wadi bed up to the dam-wall.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The road trip in 4x4 was spectacular, constantly ever changing mountaineous landscape of different kinds and colours, highlighted by the odd greeneries and local style buildings. As other reviews said previously, worthy of the Grand Canyon in the USA. The roads are in excellent condition and well maintained. Can be a little cold in the winter months.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Drove up to wadi Ghul in 4x4 but can be done in a sedan as some more adventurous than I did. Not very well sign posted but a terrific meandering drive and fun dirt roads to trundle up. Wadi ghul was awe inspiring and a really worth the drive. On a side note the hotel/ resort called Jebel Shams Resort... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Worthy of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, this dry and desolate gorge is huge and inspiring. The hike is not too difficult and presents ever changing views. Make sure you make it all the way to the end to the ruined village. Beyond the ruins, the going gets a bit tougher (take a guide), but the natural spring and water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Just as impressive as the Grand Canyon in the US. Glad we had the opportunity to experience it in the winter. The weather was very pleasant.

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Alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

The canyon and surrounding mountains are pretty impressive. Breathtaking views everywhere u look especially at sunrise and sunset. A highly recommended attraction in beautiful oman. Trekking is difficult for families with kids.

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