Day trip

Muscat: Wadi Shab and Bimah Sinkhole Tour with Audio Guide

4.3 / 5

92 reviews

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 92 reviews

Review summary

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

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The tour and destinations were great, but do note that the hike is not guided as mentioned by many here. It could be tricky at parts to discern the trail but there are occasional arrows to point you in the right direction. The hike would be average intensity but it is fairly long. You can also go at popular times so you can walk with others. If not, anytime after 2pm is usually good so it's not as hot.

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October 9, 2022

Comfortable car ride to the Wadi with hotel pick up. The Wadis are beautiful and definitely worth visiting. Bring water shoes and ask for a life jacket beforehand if you are not a good swimmer. There are parts in the Wadi where you can stop and stand to rest to catch your breath. It’s very safe and fun. Our guide did not follow us to the Wadis so we were a little lost in the beginning during the hike there. Hike is physically challenging and takes time. Audio guide on the car was very interesting to explain the Omani culture and history.

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September 20, 2022

This was a wonderful experience. The details in the itinerary did match what was actually done. The driver was very nice and pleasant. Be prepared for a workout with hike. It’s was fun and challenging. I am a very physically active person. Have hiking shoes and water shoes. Or shoes that is suitable for both for its rocky while swimming to and through the cave.

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August 16, 2022

Product ID: 208557