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Address: Al Hamra, Oman
Phone Number: 0096892186640
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Small Group Day Trip to Nizwa Fort and Jabreen Castle from Muscat
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We drove down to the caves. It's a lovely drive and very well sign posted. However we got to the booking office to find out that they only let a maximum of 750 people into the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Salman M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove down to the caves. It's a lovely drive and very well sign posted. However we got to the booking office to find out that they only let a maximum of 750 people into the saves per day and as we hadn't hooked in advance there was no way we would get to see them! Please make sure you... More 

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Thank Salman M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience - from start to finish. The caves are unlike anything I've seen before. A must see when in Oman. The staff were very helpful and the guides are knowledgable and stay with you along the way. There has been a lot of thought and attention that has gone into the setup there. The lighting underground sets a nice... More 

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Thank Pakers
Oman
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191 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit after one we had almost 5 years something back, that time they had this short electric rail but was not operational though the rail and coach were there. After they recently reopened we planned back a visit since our Son wanted to recollect what are the changes. The cave as such is a wonderful experience..... More 

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Thank Vinpreadi
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A new train takes you into the beginning of the cave where you get out and meet up with the tour guide. He speaks English and Arabic. Beautiful cave with nice lighting. They have a restaurant, gift shop, and make sure you check out the museum upstairs. Lots of cool rocks and cave info. In this cave you will walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Caves between Nizwa & Jebel Shams during EID holidays .... I am rating the Cave and not the Management as during crowds some mishandling might happen. The cave is one of a kind. The train ride, the 45 min/1 km walk in the cave and the guided tour were very Good. Facilities are Good and can be... More 

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Thank Mohit J
Muscat, Oman
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worst experience so far. We have booked 12pm slot but waited more than 5 hours for our turn. Poor management. Rude staff. Overly crowded. There is no point in booking online. I requested for 5 extra tickets and they simply issued...

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Thank DevilinSaint
Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Al Hoota Caves are a great experience to have if you are in Oman. Few Things to take care for the same- You need to devote a full day for the same as online booking has no relevance as you need to stand in a Que and take tickets even if you have an online booking. Also, post ticket purchase... More 

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Thank Sajan M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over crowded, There was no point in booking online, you need to stand in long and unmanageable queue for at least 2 hours until you get ticket even if you have booked online, then have to wait additional 2-3 hours for trip to cave. Schedule 10:30 trip started around 14:30, all hard work done by OMRAN for renovation and upgrade... More 

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Thank ozair k
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked tickets/reservation online for the 10:30am. Showed up 15 minutes early to find the place completely full to the point you could not even drive to it and had to walk a good 750m uphill to arrive at the entrance. We were greeted with THOUSANDS of people all pushing and trying to get in, and knew it would be hours... More 

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Thank backusmd
Muscat, Oman
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32 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a disastrous trip out from Muscat. After almost 3 hours driving we got to the cave to find we could not park anywhere near it. There were cars and people everywhere. We parked on rough ground and walked a considerable distance up hill in the heat to the visitors centre. There was an extremely long queue waiting to... More 

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