Welcome to Wadi Shab

Wadi Shab is signposted off the Muscat–Sur coastal highway. You can’t miss it: the vista of mountains opening into a pea-green lake is sublime after the barren plain. Vehicles, thankfully, cannot navigate the wadi beyond a small parking area. Toilets, open from 7am to 7pm in the parking lot, are intended to dissuade visitors from urinating in the wadi. Camping and lighting a barbecue are not permitted. As with all wadis in Oman, flash flooding can make them impassable for a time. Check with recommended tour companies for up-to-date information on accessibility, especially after rains.

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$420 Outdoor Activities

Wadi Shab Adventure

The duration of this tour is 9 hours.  08:00 - start from the hotel in Muscat. 17:00 - return to the hotel in Muscat. The highlights of this tour: - Hiking in Wadi Shab and swimming to the Cave with waterfall - Dhow building yard in Sur - Qalkhat ancient city, the UNESCO Heritage site - Sink Hole at Bummah This tour operates by private 4x4 car or minivan. The price includes: - fees for ferry in Wadi Shab - lunch at local restaurant - mineral water during the tour - private tour guide services during the tour and in the wadi - transportation Our tour guides are fully licensed from Ministry of Tourism in Oman.  We offer tours in English, Russian, French and Arabic languages.

$80 Tours & Sightseeing

Wadi Shab full day tour (Muscat tours) : Tours & Sightseeing

Your guide will meet you at your hotel at early morning to drive south toward Wadi Shab. On the way you will stop at the Bimah Sinkhole for a swim in this beautiful and unusual rock formation formed when an underground cavern collapsed. Continuing on to Wadi Shab. The village of Tiwi is full of traditional Omani buildings that date back centuries. Once in the valley, you will be able to admire the beautiful landscape that fresh water springs have created there. Walking through banana plantations and date palm groves and admire the terraced fields that have supported people here for centuries. After finishing your exploration of Wadi Shab you will begin the trip back to Muscat. The tour will last approximately 6 to 8 hours, returning you to your hotel in Muscat in mid-afternoon.

$80 Tours & Sightseeing

Wadi Shab full day tour (Muscat tours) : outdoor activities

The Wadi Shab is a huge canyon gorge that has it's own paradise. Filled with palm trees and other greenery, the mountain truly has character. We leave Muscat in the morning and make our way to the wadi. We make a short stop at the Bamah sinkhole where most like to take photos or swim in the lake. We make our way through Fins Beach, a long white-sand beach, and then arrive at Wadi Shab. After an hour trek through the canyon, you will see a clear water pool. The water is crystal clean, it's amazing to swim through. Moving forward we end up at the last pool where we actually get to make our way through the canyon's cave. Fitting through crevices and openings till we are blessed with a small waterfall that breaks into a cool blue color. It's paradise. After some exploring and a rest, we head back to Muscat.

$80 Tours & Sightseeing

Wadi Shab full day tour (Muscat tours) :Kids friendly

This is one of Muscat tours that contain breathtaking views of great nature that you will never see anywhere else, if you are looking for spectacular views of the nature this will be one of recommended Muscat tours for you.Driving via the magnificent coast between Muscat and Quriyat, passing by its beautiful hills we will arrive to Wadi Shab.Wadi Shab is almost the most beautiful place in Muscat which is known by breathtaking visual spectacles.We will take a walk at the valley and have a picnic there and after 45 minutes of walking through the beautiful canyon and terraced green gardens you will reach a series of streams and pools.Here you can enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water through the narrow keyhole and the stunning cave with the small waterfall.Next we will relax in Fins Beach before returning to Muscat.(We recommend you to wear a sturdy walking shoes because the valley is strewn and its rocks and pebbles make it hard to walk in)This is one of recommended Muscat tours for those who are looking for inspiration.

$485 Walking & Biking Tours

Coastal Tour and Wadi Hike from Muscat

At 08:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel or accommodation in Muscat city where you will board a 4x4 vehicle and travel along the coast from Muscat to Quriyat and over the plateau down to the narrow coastal track. On the way you stop at Bimah sinkhole, a geological wonder. Admire the beauty of the surrounding landscape. From there it is a short distance to the Fins Beach and then continue the tour to Wadi Shab. You will take a hike up one of Oman’s scenic wadis. During your time at the Wadi there is time to swim through the famous keyhole into the secluded world thrilling of fantasy. After a swim, enjoy a picnic lunch in the shade. You then stop at Fins Beach. Relax a while. Return to Muscat by approximately 16.30.

$467 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Day Trip of Oman's Wadis from Muscat

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Muscat and head out to the first destination. The 1-hour drive will be filled with views of the lovely mountain area. Stop at Wadi Dayqah Dam, the biggest water dam in Oman, for a photo or Wadi Al Arbiyeen a small oasis or go for trekking in Wadi Shab, a wadi filled with water and surrounded by date trees where you can have 2 hours for a trek and swim. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant where you can taste the traditional cuisine. After lunch you will drive in Wadi Tiwi, the amazing green village also with cool water pools to refresh again if you’d like. The area is also filled with lush overgrow with trees, grass and date palms. Be sure to ask your local guide about the local Omani culture and bring a swimsuit to swim in. After the tour you will be returned to your hotel.

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