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Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon

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Al Hamra, Oman
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family hiked the balcony walk in one afternoon. The temperatures in Nizwa were 45 degrees but up along the balcony it was 32...very pleasant with a nice breeze. Make sure you take lots of water and some sturdy shoes. Our 11 year-old daughter fared...More

Thank Misterjacobson
Reviewed 9 May 2017

After seeing the USA Grand Canyon this was a disappointment. No comparison! We could very well skip this.

Thank jackjump
Reviewed 28 April 2017

You can either drive and/or hike into the Canyon from the bottom, or drive up to Jebel Shams and hike along the rim. Starting point for the signposted hike No. 6 along the rim of the canyon is just past the Jebel Shams Resort in...More

Thank JG-Bayern
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We drove up from Nizwa in the morning, being at altitude it is cooler than other places we had visited which helped make the trekking comfortable, especially as we were starting at midday. The views of Wadi Ghul along the way are fantastic, the Balcony...More

Thank lI0ve2h0liday
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

It's 200 meters deeper than the US Grand Canyon, but not as wide, much less developed, and not as impressive to the eye. The hikes into the Canyon are very enjoyable, not rigorous, difference in altitude on hikes is only two hundred meters. Saw golden...More

1  Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

On 3rd of February we took a family trip to Alhoota cave . Was higly educational and the toure guy was very helpful and kind. Points need to know : 1.need to make an appointment before. 2.there are interance fee need to pay. 3.there are...More

Thank candle-rose
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

You can drive and walk on the balcony 2h or like us walk all the way up the mountain in 4.5h. Call Nik at Bike n Hike. Excellent hike.

Thank HerrEgg
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Be warned, it is a long drove to teach the lookout point. And while the view is spectacular, there was a brief thought on was the drove worth it. Some signage would be nice to give you some facts and figures, but all there is...More

Thank Superpear
Reviewed 19 January 2017

It's really interesting driving up to the view points and the view is well worth the trip. I haven't been to the Grand Canyon, but I imagine this is similar, if on a slightly smaller scale.

Thank JSomerset
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We visited this place during our visist to Jebel Shams. Very beautiful views and a pleasent drive. Good place for clicking photos

Thank saipai
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Christine C
can jou drive to jebel shams resort bij normal car (no 4/4?
31 March 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 .