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Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon

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Address: Al Hamra, Oman
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Great Canyon, almost as grand as the real one

You can either drive and/or hike into the Canyon from the bottom, or drive up to Jebel Shams and hike along the rim. Starting point for the signposted hike No. 6 along the rim of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vaterstetten, Germany
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Vaterstetten, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can either drive and/or hike into the Canyon from the bottom, or drive up to Jebel Shams and hike along the rim. Starting point for the signposted hike No. 6 along the rim of the canyon is just past the Jebel Shams Resort in a very small village. Although posted as 1 hr 15 min, the hike took us... More 

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove up from Nizwa in the morning, being at altitude it is cooler than other places we had visited which helped make the trekking comfortable, especially as we were starting at midday. The views of Wadi Ghul along the way are fantastic, the Balcony trek is not as scary as it is depicted as you rarely see a full... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's 200 meters deeper than the US Grand Canyon, but not as wide, much less developed, and not as impressive to the eye. The hikes into the Canyon are very enjoyable, not rigorous, difference in altitude on hikes is only two hundred meters. Saw golden eagles and Egyptian eagles, abandoned villages, interesting geology along the way.

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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

On 3rd of February we took a family trip to Alhoota cave . Was higly educational and the toure guy was very helpful and kind. Points need to know : 1.need to make an appointment before. 2.there are interance fee need to pay. 3.there are many stairs in side with some rest area need to wear a comfertable shoes .... More 

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Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

You can drive and walk on the balcony 2h or like us walk all the way up the mountain in 4.5h. Call Nik at Bike n Hike. Excellent hike.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed January 31, 2017

Be warned, it is a long drove to teach the lookout point. And while the view is spectacular, there was a brief thought on was the drove worth it. Some signage would be nice to give you some facts and figures, but all there is at the lookout is a lay-by and some people trying to sell the usual tourist... More 

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Reviewed January 19, 2017

It's really interesting driving up to the view points and the view is well worth the trip. I haven't been to the Grand Canyon, but I imagine this is similar, if on a slightly smaller scale.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

We visited this place during our visist to Jebel Shams. Very beautiful views and a pleasent drive. Good place for clicking photos

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

Wasn't so amazing that it's worth the drive if you're pressed for time - fine if you have the time to see it. Best if you can hike to see the ancient village nestled in the mountain. It's a 3 hour round trip hike and it looks scarier from the look out point than the hike actually is. Guide and... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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Reviewed January 7, 2017

Really good views - you can take a relatively easy walk to the abandoned village about 1 hour each way which takes a path along the side of the ravine below the lip. Fascinating to see how people lived only a few years ago. Not one for anyone with a problem with heights though.

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