Al Hoota Cave
Al Hoota Cave
3.5
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Kaustabh S
    Muscat, Oman25 contributions
    February 28th
    A must visit for all nature lovers in Oman. You need to be physically fit to visit this place. Guide service is available and the charge is 7 riyal per person. There is a train to take you to the cave, however most of the time it is under maintenance. But walking down the track is in itself a good experience.
    Visited March 2020
    Traveled with family
    Written March 5, 2020
  • philo04
    California219 contributions
    Impressive interesting cave
    We visited this cave in December of 2019 with two adults and one nine year old child. We were going to skip this attraction, having seen caves in other places but ended up there anyway and we were glad we went. The train was not working so we had to walk to the cave entrance but it was a nice interesting walk. The cave is huge and pretty impressive with huge rocks and it is well lit. It was pretty warm and humid inside and there are lots of stairs but it has a nice stable walkway. Our guide was ok but he was hard to hear and did not offer too much information. But it is worth seeing and our nine year old enjoyed it. We were able to see some small fish in the water. The view of the village and mountains from the parking lot is quite nice. The outside of the cave is also impressive.
    Visited December 2019
    Written January 6, 2020
  • Nicola R Corrigan
    52 contributions
    Definitely Worth A Visit
    My husband and I visited Al Hoota Cave yesterday. It was very interesting, with some fantastic geological formations inside the cave. We both really enjoyed it. The train didn’t work, but this was a positive, as the walk up to the cave was beautifully scenic, I don’t think you’d get the full benefit by taking the train. There was no photography within the cave, which is understandable, however, the gift shop was closed, so we couldn’t buy anything to commemorate our visit, that was a bit disappointing. Other than that a great afternoon out and I’d definitely recommend it.
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 7, 2020
  • Arnold W
    Dublin, Ireland29 contributions
    Dissapointed - nothing special in this cave
    While Oman is beautiful AL Hoota cave is dissapointed me and was a complete time and money wasting to visit. There is nothing special in this cave and if you visited a good cave before then you will relaize both your time and money could be spent better. 45 mins, 7 real and not even 1 waooo. Never mentioned you can not take pictures, but it is surely because if pics allowed to take, dramatically would drop visitors.
    Visited February 2020
    Written March 10, 2020
  • Sarah Aly
    Muscat, Oman405 contributions
    Al Hoota Cave
    this cave first discovered by local people, it is a 5km long inside, you will take a train to go inside in your ride you will watch natural views you can take pictures as much as you can after that you will walk on foot inside the cave.it contains stairs ups and downs.the humidity is very high there. they will advise people with chronic problems such as blood pressure or heart problems should not exist in the high places Also taking pictures inside is forbidden .but overall it is a great journey to see what the nature left behind cross ages. Also, you will find the geological museum introduce a good show of how the environment changed also you can see fossils and examples from animals and plants discovered inside the cave.
    Visited September 2019
    Written March 11, 2020
  • enjeekay
    159 contributions
    A must see
    This a world heritage site that has been well maintained. There is a small train that takes the visitors too and fro to the cave. No photography is allowed within the caves. It is awesome to hear from the guide about the history of the cave. The Stalagmites, Stalactites and columns looked so majestic with the strategically placed illumination.
    Visited March 2021
    Written October 6, 2021
  • Jörg Fischer
    Berlin, Germany405 contributions
    You must visit this cave
    You must visit this beautiful cave. There are many amazing and magic figures in there. In the cave lake, which is more than 800 meters long and up to 12 meters deep, ther are small fishes. Even the train was out of work ... in my personal opinion the walk to the cave was much more amazing.
    Visited November 2021
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 12, 2021
  • ahmed _ _nizwa
    Nizwa, Oman2 contributions
    amazing
    we went inside the pools inside the cave i advise you all to do it with the team of adventures there. it was awsome adventure 5k.m inside the cave with amazing views and waterfalls. you can contact mr ahmed 0096895339001 to book and for more details. it coast us 65 riyals each and its worth
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 14, 2023
  • Majan-Views-Tourism
    Muscat, Oman61 contributions
    Al Hoota Cave
    One of our adventure to go to the cave it was fantastic trip with majan Views . We start at 8 am walk 20 maints to first Top hole . We do Abseiling 10 my inside the cave and we Exploring the cave in dark ( use the lights). Walk find the lake .We stop to swim and we see the small fish in the lake. It was fantastic to be inside the cave. We are Really Enjoying this trip with our guide Sulaiman. You can do it with them. Cantact him by email or phone info@majanviews.com Or 0096892186640
    Visited September 2015
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 9, 2015
  • MohammedBattashi
    Muscat, Oman42 contributions
    Offical re-openning of AL Hoot cave
    Congratulation ! Omran (the operating company) has announced official re-opening of AL Hoot cave on 5th September. The whole system has been renovated including the train. I am waiting for more details including the opening timing and fees.
    Dear Mohammed, Thank you! Your anticipation is highly appreciated. Please visit our website for timings/admissions/bookings. www.alhootacave.com Best regards, Al Hoota Cave team
    Written
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    Visited September 2016
    Written September 1, 2016
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Arnold W
Dublin, Ireland29 contributions
Feb 2020
While Oman is beautiful AL Hoota cave is dissapointed me and was a complete time and money wasting to visit. There is nothing special in this cave and if you visited a good cave before then you will relaize both your time and money could be spent better. 45 mins, 7 real and not even 1 waooo. Never mentioned you can not take pictures, but it is surely because if pics allowed to take, dramatically would drop visitors.
Written March 10, 2020
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Sarah Aly
Muscat, Oman405 contributions
Sep 2019
this cave first discovered by local people, it is a 5km long inside, you will take a train to go inside in your ride you will watch natural views you can take pictures as much as you can after that you will walk on foot inside the cave.it contains stairs ups and downs.the humidity is very high there. they will advise people with chronic problems such as blood pressure or heart problems should not exist in the high places Also taking pictures inside is forbidden .but overall it is a great journey to see what the nature left behind cross ages. Also, you will find the geological museum introduce a good show of how the environment changed also you can see fossils and examples from animals and plants discovered inside the cave.
Written March 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

enjeekay
159 contributions
Mar 2021
This a world heritage site that has been well maintained. There is a small train that takes the visitors too and fro to the cave. No photography is allowed within the caves. It is awesome to hear from the guide about the history of the cave. The Stalagmites, Stalactites and columns looked so majestic with the strategically placed illumination.
Written October 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jörg Fischer
Berlin, Germany405 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
You must visit this beautiful cave. There are many amazing and magic figures in there. In the cave lake, which is more than 800 meters long and up to 12 meters deep, ther are small fishes. Even the train was out of work ... in my personal opinion the walk to the cave was much more amazing.
Written November 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ahmed _ _nizwa
Nizwa, Oman2 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
we went inside the pools inside the cave i advise you all to do it with the team of adventures there. it was awsome adventure 5k.m inside the cave with amazing views and waterfalls. you can contact mr ahmed 0096895339001 to book and for more details. it coast us 65 riyals each and its worth
Written May 14, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Majan-Views-Tourism
Muscat, Oman61 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
One of our adventure to go to the cave it was fantastic trip with majan Views . We start at 8 am walk 20 maints to first Top hole . We do Abseiling 10 my inside the cave and we Exploring the cave in dark ( use the lights). Walk find the lake .We stop to swim and we see the small fish in the lake. It was fantastic to be inside the cave. We are Really Enjoying this trip with our guide Sulaiman. You can do it with them.
Cantact him by email or phone info@majanviews.com Or 0096892186640
Written September 9, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MohammedBattashi
Muscat, Oman42 contributions
Sep 2016
Congratulation !
Omran (the operating company) has announced official re-opening of AL Hoot cave on 5th September. The whole system has been renovated including the train. I am waiting for more details including the opening timing and fees.
Written September 2, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Judy H
London, UK85 contributions
Jan 2013 • Couples
The caves were closed when we went there due to problems with rains earlier in the month. The displays and in the Visitor Centre were very good but do check before you go!!
Written January 12, 2013
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Firoze K
West Wickham, UK64 contributions
Aug 2015
The only reason this review has a 1 is because I've attempted to visit a few times but the caves have been shut. I spoke to a local concierge who informed me that they have been shut for a couple of years now.
Written August 1, 2015
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PVNair
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates151 contributions
Feb 2012
This place is located around 40 Kms from Nizwa. We visited this place from Nizwa. You need to book in advance and can be made online, though the payment is required to be made only at the cave reception. Price per adult is 5.5 Omani Riyals / AED 55. Please be at the place atleast before 15 mnts of the appointed time. There is a train taking you from the reception area to the cave ( it is only for 200 mtrs ) www.alhootacave.com

This is a geological attraction in Oman . One big cave and a lake 1 km long inside the cave ( only a part of the lake is visible for us )

The cave is home to eight eyed spiders, bats and blind fish. A guide will take you inside the cave(one of the largest in the world) and show you rock formations formed over thousands of years.
Written February 6, 2012
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  • Fri - Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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