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Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon

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Address: Al Hamra, Oman
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Full-Day Grand Canyon and Nizwa Tour by 4x4
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Day Trip to Oman's Grand Canyon: Jebel Shams

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Mountain view and enjoy cool breeze

It is better to drive 4wd car for this destination. Eventhough We saw many sedan also going up to the top. It is better to stay on the mountain. There are many accomodations... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Muscat, Oman
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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is better to drive 4wd car for this destination. Eventhough We saw many sedan also going up to the top. It is better to stay on the mountain. There are many accomodations available there. We didn't book it that time and We felt regret that. This since it is enjoyable there with cool temperature. It is very good for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a 4WD with driver for a full-day exploration of Bahla, Jabrin, Jebel Shams/Wadi Ghul and Jebel Ackbar. I enjoyed the latter two the most. Jebel Shams is the highest point in Oman, and Wadi Ghul is a deep canyon that reminds me of Grand Canyon. The drive up here is not too bumpy, only the last stretch is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Accessible by even a sedan, this amazing place is a must visit if you are in Oman. We visited the surroundings by our 4WD and took a short hike to W6. We were a family of four having children at age of 11 and 5.

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Make sure you do Balcony walk: contrary to some suggestions, it is not difficult/dangerous at all if you are reasonably fit. Scenery is gorgeous.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

a perfect getaway from the city far -far away from the civilization, see the Nature's best mountain design, enjoy the chill of the cold mountain nights in the land of the desert and rocks, witness the 1st light that touch oman as you sip on the hot coffee and enjoy the overnight burning coal of last night's BBQ. A place... More 

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Traveled along with friends in the four wheel drive, assume it is mandatory. Awesome view from the top of the mountain while claiming up .

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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Incredible to believe that this exists in the Arabian peninsula. Take a 4 x 4 though, it allows you to explore the whole area. Oman is one of those best kept secrets, if you are in the region you need to make the effort to go.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

I would recommend to by the book Oman Off-Road which nicely illustrates all the possible routes in Oman when you have 4x4 car. I could even add that this is the only reasonable way to become familiar with these beautiful country. In couple of places they WILL NOT let you in if you do not have 4x4 car.

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Alberta Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

We had a limited time in the area and the day we went it was in the 50 degree (Celsius) temperature range so we did not do any real hikes in the area. We could see the trails and they looked amazing.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Its about 3.5hours drive from Muscat. Along the journey you will come across villages with beautiful landscapes and mountains. You can request to have a quick stop at Nizwa Souq to get some souvenirs and Nizwa Fort Tower for the history and unique architectural bits Once you are entering the Jebel Shams,some part of the journey you will experience some... More 

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