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Wadi Shab

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Address: 50km West of Sur, Sur 411, Oman
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Coastal Tour and Wadi Hike from Muscat
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Private Day Trip: Bimah Sinkhole, Wadi Shab, and Tiwi Beach from Muscat
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Day Trip: Wadi Shab and Bimah Sinkhole

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Amazing trip through the Wadi with cave swimming at the end

After a 30 minute hick you reach the waters of Wadi Shab. In the beginning the water is shallow, but gets deeper the further you get into the valley. At the end there is a cave... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a 30 minute hick you reach the waters of Wadi Shab. In the beginning the water is shallow, but gets deeper the further you get into the valley. At the end there is a cave with a waterfall inside, is a must to visit. Beaware that swimming is needed to get into the cave.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Accessed by boat (we were charged 1OR each). Make sure you are wearing sneakers as it's a pretty decent walk over rocks. The view and surroundings are spectacular. Bright emerald water contrasted by sky-high rock face. We got to watch a local man herding and feeding his goats (100's!) and enjoyed a lovely refreshing swim in the Wadi once we... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a lot of wadis - valleys in Oman but this one is a day trip from muscat and good for a swim. Access is via boat ride and it is only paid service. Walk is the best done in hiking sandals since crossing dry foot is not always possible. Get there early in the morning because it gets... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came during national holiday, so the parking place was full. First you need to take a boat to the other side of the river, than you have to walk nearly one hour to the pools. Hike is mostly on open, so you need sun protection and a lot of water. The pools are magnificent and you can swim in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

People said that Oman is " Norway of Arabia", and it is true. With various type of nature places to see. Wadi Shab is one of it. You can have a trekking adventure beside he pond, climb to the cliff up to the waterfall. But this location could be better if government can improve the facility with good public toilet... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a nice littel treck (remember good walking shoes and Water) we came to this beautiful pond, betweend the Cliffs. If you go there by your own, please remember that the first wadi is not for swimming. We swam thru the ponds until we reached the cave. the Water was so clear and beautiful. but Watch out for the slippery... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the parking lot and were able to change into swim suits in the public restroom. We took a boat over to the other side of the water way to begin our walk (probably paying too much at 1 omr per person round trip). The walk up to the pools included climbing over large rocks. We only managed... More 

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San Gwann, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to visit, although it's not easy to reach, the end of it is just fantastic and wort the effort.

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Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Wadi is really really beautiful.The nature is amazing,the water is so clear and very fresh after a walk.It takes minimum 1,5 hours to get to the cave,but It is worth.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is absolutely stunning . Some things your have to consider : 1. It's an hour walk to the pools and there is not much shade . Choose your time of the day wisely . 2. Have non-slippery water shoes , you won't regret it. I saw a few people taking nasty slips on those rocks . 3. If you... More 

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