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Wadi Ghul- Oman's Grand Canyon

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Address: Nizwa, Oman
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Breathtaking views and at last cool air

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... read more

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

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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Palm Beach, Florida
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

OK, I'm spoiled by lots of time in the USA southwest. Yes, there is a canyon and it is impressive but there is no comparison. It is the whole area, wonderful mountains, bleak landscape that makes it worth going. Unfortunately, some visitors strew garbage and make it unpleasant for others.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

It's hard to take in from the top, but the views are spectacular. The drive to the top of Jebel Shams is much harder than nearby Jebel Akdar and I wouldn't do it without the 4x4, but there is no police check point to stop you trying in a 2WD. If you have time do drive into the Wadi on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Explore the wadis, the old city ruins and take in the majestic scenery. We enjoyed both hikes and off road driving in the area, and were especially pleased that we would find little gems without the tourist crowds that you most often find at destinations like this.

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