Ash Sharqiyah North Governorate Activities

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From Muscat: Wadi Shab & Bimmah Sinkhole Full-Day Tour

1. From Muscat: Wadi Shab & Bimmah Sinkhole Full-Day Tour

Discover the incredible oasis of Wadi Shab - one of the last places in Oman where you can chill in fresh blue water surrounded by mountains. Enjoy a rewarding full-day experience as you explore this spectacular waterfall in a cave. Start the tour with pick up from your hotel in Muscat. Hop into an air-conditioned vehicle and set off on a 2-hour scenic drive through the otherworldly landscapes of Oman. Along the route, stop at a local coffee shop to try an energizing Omani tea. When you arrive at your destination, hidden away in the canyon of the dry river Wadi-Shab, take a very quick boat ride to the other side of the bank. From here, embark on your 40-minute hike.  During the walk, experience the awesome power of nature which has forged the rock formations of this impressive canyon. Observe how the local farmers live and work, maintaining their crops in rough, rocky lands using the old irrigation system as their water supply. Be sure to bring along your waterproof cameras and shoes so that when you reach the lake you can snap some photos and walk around the magnificent site.  Admire the cascade of the waterfall and take a refreshing dip in the beautiful blue water to cool off from the heat. On the way back, stop to see a beautiful lake located in the Bimmah Sinkhole.  Finally, return to the vehicle and begin the drive back to Muscat where you will be dropped off at your hotel and the tour concludes.

Muscat: Wadi Shab and Bimah Sinkhole Tour with Audio Guide

2. Muscat: Wadi Shab and Bimah Sinkhole Tour with Audio Guide

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.

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What people are saying about Ash Sharqiyah North Governorate

This was an amazing experience! Mohammed was an amazing tour guide. He knew so much information, and let us know exactly what we were in for regarding the hike to Wadi Shab. he made sure my group was comfortable and safe at all times. Anything thing we needed ( food, water, ATM, life jackets, etc..) he did his best to make sure we had them. He remembered all of our names with ease and made fun conversation. And you can tell he really loves his job! There's nothing better than doing something out of your comfort zone than doing it with someone who is extremely friendly and confident!! Probably the most ORGANIZED tour I've booked on here also. When I book group tours, I'm usually solo, so this was a pleasant surprise. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

An exceptional day in wonderful landscapes with a very professional multilingual and competent guide who answered all our questions and who was able to pass on his knowledge to us and make this day as pleasant as possible. He knew how to adapt to the group. To do and redo. I recommend.

Memorable and unforgettable outing, perfectly organized with the kindness and competence of our guide Naseeb. Simply huge! To do and redo.

best tour you can take in Oman. and Abdullah is the nicest person on earth basically

Tour guide was great and it was a unique experience