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Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon

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Al Hamra, Oman
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All reviews wadi ghul grand canyon jebel shams abandoned village late afternoon well worth the effort sun cream amazing views water pool walk takes sturdy shoes the cliff great hike hundred meters normal car in december date palms
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit if you are near by or planning to visit Oman specially if you want to enjoy both, nature at its best and a taste of the culture life style at the same time. I enjoyed every minute of the drive up the...More

Thank Ahmad_AlSalahi
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We drove then walked along the canyon floor - completely gob-smacked by the experience with the huge canyon walls on either side. Easy walking though it was real hot when we were there - best done mornings or later afternoon.

Thank tav_mind
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Hi My name is Salman I am from Jabel shames ‘I am a local guide. Jabel Shams is one of the deepest canyons in the world. It is visited by tourists from around the world for hiking, sightseeing, climbing, camping or just relaxing. The mountain...More

Thank Voyager814314
Reviewed May 25, 2018

It's a pretty good place to enjoy with friends and family. However the optimum time of visit would be during winter so you can find water in the wadis too but anyway its an amazing adventure.

Thank Jai S
Reviewed May 24, 2018

We booked a guide through Husaak Adventures for 2 hikes on Jebel Shams. Husaak Adventures conveniently has an office next to the reception at the Sama Heights Resord. Our guide, Ahmed, a young Omani university student who hails from a nearby village, has been leading...More

Thank newtella
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

This is an absolute must visit! Take a good 4x4 for this trip - part of road to the canyon is off-road. Take a while on the Balcony walk, enjoy the views.. breathtaking!

Thank MildaLeo
Reviewed May 3, 2018

You will remember this place for many years to come! This is a must must see in Oman. We did most of the Balcony path late afternoon and watched the sunset in the canyon, which was breathtaking. This is the sort of place that requires...More

Thank Pedro P
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Did the balcony walk with teenagers to abandoned village. Stunning scenery and well worth the effort. We did walk in early morning at about 8am which meant temperature was ok. Only downside was that sun was rising above canyon so could not get great photos....More

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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Majestic and with perfect light to the million of pictures. Getting there with a normal car (not a 4x4) is a bit challenging but feasible.

Thank Robmav
Reviewed February 2, 2018

Lovely experience with an absolutely amazing nature and view. Well worth the drive from Muscat as you can stop at charming Nizwa and Misfath to make it a full day excursion.

Thank RosaRen
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Christine C
March 31, 2016|
Response from wimAntwerp | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can go by normal car, but keep in mind that about 7 km is unpaved gravel road , in good condition but steep.Not far from the resort starts one of the most beautiful walks ( W6 )of Oman .