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Wadi Ghul- Oman's Grand Canyon

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Address: Nizwa, Oman
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Amazingly Spectacular Scenery

What amazingly spectacular scenery. We stopped the first day and looked around on top and awed at the size and shape of the canyon. We camped that night about 10 minutes away so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What amazingly spectacular scenery. We stopped the first day and looked around on top and awed at the size and shape of the canyon. We camped that night about 10 minutes away so the next day we could hike down to the bottom. The walk was amazing and at times extremely challenging for someone who does not like heights, but... More 

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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Well worth the tortuous drive up there. Very windy and dusty when we were there. Whilst the dust in the air detracts from the photos, Photoshop can take care of most of it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is an intense off roading adventure which if handled correctly can be the drive of the lifetime. The views are incredible and most of the road snakes, dips, and goes up and down. Its predominately unpaved and you need to be careful of where your tires are going to hit when your making turns at high speeds. I was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you have time when in Nizwa, it is worth a drive up to Jebel Shams to marvel at the unique landscape. With the exception of about 7 - 8 miles, the road is in good condition and contrary to reports about dangerous drivers in Oman, we encountered no problems (as in the rest of Oman). The landscape from Nizwa... More 

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Algiers, Alger, Algeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Historical vally reflects an essential part of the history of the population of Nizwa, Bahla area and around the archaeological heritage of Oman and the inherent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This path is pretty challenging, but the views (and photo ops) are spectacular and the remains of the village at the head of the canyon really interesting. The path is very clear and well-maintained, but is some spots involves some pretty steep scrambles over boulders.

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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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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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Address: Address: Nizwa, Oman
Location: Middle East  >  Oman  >  Ad-Dakhiliyah Governorate  >  Nizwa

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