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Muscat: Wadi Shab and Bimah Sinkhole Tour with Audio Guide

Activity provider: Gray Line UAE & OMAN

Muscat: Wadi Shab and Bimah Sinkhole Tour with Audio Guide

Activity provider: Gray Line UAE & OMAN

From US$ 92 per person

Experience the exotic location of Wadi Shab, just outside of Muscat. In a comfortable vehicle, you can enjoy a 45-minute walk through the area, before reaching a local natural pool and cave.

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Duration 8 hours
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Driver
English
Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy lunch in Wadi Shab
  • Discover the nature of Wadi Shab
  • Enjoy a Bimah sinkhole experience
  • Listen to GPS enabled real time audio commentary
Full description
After being picked up from your hotel, the tour will begin from Shatti Al-Qurum (next to the Intercontinental Hotel). From here, your tour will take you through the mountainous and desert landscape. Your driver will show you how to use the audio guide system to benefit the GPS enabled commentary that follows the tour. You will pass the coastal township of Quriyat before reaching Wadi Shab after an approximately 1.5-hour drive, after which your guide will take you for a 45-minute walk to reach the natural pools and cave. You will be permitted some time to swim in the area's clear, sparkling waters, before returning to the base after walking for another 45 minutes. You will spend 3 hours in the Wadi, which will include lunch at the Wadi Shab Resort. Following lunch, you will continue traveling through the village of Finns. You will discover its famous white sand beaches, as you drive the coastal scenic route to reach the dramatic Bimah Sinkhole, a miracle of nature, where you will be able to swim in its half-salted water. You will then commence your journey back to Muscat with a smooth drive after an active nature day in Oman. Your tour will later end in Shatti Al Qurum, from where you will transfer back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Driver: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by car

    • Pickup & drop-off by car

  • Food & drink
    • Lunch

    • Soft drinks

    • Not included: alcoholic drinks

  • Equipment
    • Audio guide: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • A sports style dress code with tennis shoes is recommended
  • Remember to bring a swimming suit, hat, towel, shorts, and backpack
  • The walk is long but easy to do for all ages, starting at 5 years
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 105 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.3/5

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We were promptly picked up from Shatti Al Qurum. The audio commentary was interesting. We had just under 3 hr in Wadi Shab. The walk takes 45min-1 hr each way leaving 1hr to change, swim and reach the caves. We ran out of time and so didn’t reach the caves. 4hrs in WS needed unless you are a fast walker/swimmer. Definitely take swimming shoes or sandals that can get wet, or it will be very uncomfortable as you walk in the shallower water. This info should be included in the “what to bring” area on the website. Wadi Shab is truly stunning. Bimmah sinkhole is nice but potentially an anticlimax after WS. The booking desc. has 2 inaccuracies: - There is no guide to take you to Wadi Shab. - There is no lunch provided in Wadi Shab Resort. We ate at a small roadside cafe for lunch. Food fine, but we were a little concerned for hygiene. The driver kindly made a stop on our request at the stunning Fins beach. Dropped off 1hr earlier but would have rather had the extra hour in WS!

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January 10, 2023

The excursion went very well, the driver Khaleel was very punctual, kind and accommodating. He picked us up from our hotel, although when booking we selected another meeting point as the area was limited. Do not be fooled by this, the agency will contact you the day before to ask you for the name of your hotel in order to organize the pick-up. The wadi is beautiful and it really is the must-do activity in Oman.

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January 3, 2023

All good, but 2 comments: the female voice in the audio guide is great, the male voice is hard to understand (German). We didn't find the scramble to the Wadi really easy, especially for older people. We saw some with walkers and don't think they made the trail. And well, the stop at the "most beautiful" beach was actually superfluous - we've seen much nicer ones during our time in Muscat. All in all a nice tour

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January 1, 2023

Product ID: 208557