Canyoning

Oman is undoubtedly one of the worlds’ top locations for canyoning. With an abundance of wadis, we offer a variety of adventures from entry-level canyoning to some pretty extreme trips that require a bit more experience and skills. No matter what level you are at, you will not be disappointed with the views, abseils and jumps on offer.

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Where

Located in the Eastern Hajar mountains, it is about a three hour drive from Muscat near to the Ash Sharqiyah sands. This is an ideal adventure to bolt on a desert experience too.

What

This is a great adventure for the novice and less experienced canyoneers out there. With multiple long swims, impressive jumps and plenty of good route finding, this is a fun and less travelled route in Oman. The canyon boasts an impressive waterfall with great jumping points from the timid meter high to the really big stuff. The length of this canyon means that you certainly won’t be left wanting more out of the day!

When

As with all canyoning adventures we aim for an early start. This may mean leaving Muscat as day breaks or it could be an overnight camping adventure in the beautiful Eastern Hajar mountains beforehand. The adventure usually takes about 5-7 hours to descend to a short pass through a village and we meet the cars for some well-earned lunch and cold drinks before we make a drive back to Muscat, unless you opted for the incredible bolt on desert experience.

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Although not a hard trip, this is quite long and has some long pools to swim across. Of course the buoyancy aid will help you float, but it doesn’t propel you. For people who haven’t done the big canyon adventures, this is going to be a lot of fun. Wadi Bani Khalid’s longer distance keeps the challenges coming all day.

  • Briefing on-site.
  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • First-aid kit.

  • Pick-up and drop-off*
  • Personalised video of the adventure*
  • Lunch*
  • Overnight stay with BBQ*
*optional add on

  • Closed toe shoes, such as trainers or lightweight boots, are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • A change of clothes is required.
  • Backpack with water and snacks.
  • Waterproof camera.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are highly recommended.

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Where

The famous Left Hand Fork of Snake Canyon, locally known as Wadi Bimmah, is located in the Western Hajar mountain range and is about a two hour drive from Muscat.

What

This side of the canyon makes for a fantastic fun day out from Muscat for everyone from fresh canyoneers to seasoned veterans. On the 3km descent of the canyon you will use a variety of techniques to safely descend to the exit, everything from slides and jumps to swims and climbs. This canyon has something for everybody.

When

For all of the canyoning adventures in Oman it is essential to get an early start, firstly to beat the heat of the midday sun but also minimise the chance of getting caught out in the afternoon showers.
The journey from central Muscat takes a little under two hours to reach the canyon entrance so we leave Muscat at 6am.
Want to avoid the early start? Add a night camping to your adventure and enjoy our fully set up camp and BBQ. You can also make a weekend out of it and bolt on another adventure like the Jebel Shams Via Ferrata or Al Hooti Cave the next day.

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Although this is an easier trip it does take stamina, and strength to climb short distances. A fantastic introduction to canyoning but with enough action to put a smile on everyone’s face.

  • Briefing on-site.
  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • First-aid kit.

  • Pick-up & drop-off*
  • Personalised video of the adventure*
  • Lunch*
  • Overnight stay with BBQ*
*optional add on

  • Closed toe shoes, such as trainers or lightweight boots, are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • A change of clothes is required.
  • Backpack with water and snacks.
  • Waterproof camera.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are highly recommended.


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Where

Snake Canyon is located in Wadi Bani Awf in the Western Hajar Mountains and is about a 2 hour drive from central Muscat.

What

The right side of the canyon makes for another brilliant yet different trip from the left side. Starting off with a roped descent of about 6m, this is the beginning of an amazing trip of just over 3km long. On the descent we pass another roped section that comes in at 30m along with plenty of the usual jumps, slides and swims before we join in with the left side just before the cave. This is a fantastic day out for those who have either done the left hand fork or are just looking to gain a little more from their day out.

When

Like all of the canyoning trips in Oman it is essential to get an early start, especially with the longer duration, firstly to beat the heat of the midday sun but also minimise the chance of getting caught out in the afternoon showers. The journey from central Muscat takes a little under two hours to reach the Canyon entrance then another five and a half hours off descent to reach the end of the Canyon where we will be having lunch. Once the lunch is done with we will make the journey back to Muscat. Why not add on a nights camping and bolt on another trip? In the area we have a brilliant trip into Al Hooti cave, the huge 150m abseil on Jebel Shams and the Jebel Shams Via Ferrata on offer.

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This trip is demanding in stamina more than dynamic strength.
With a few big roped sections this is a big trip for novice canyoneers and a lot of fun for the veterans out there.

  • Briefing on-site.
  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • First-aid kit.

  • Pick-up and drop-off*
  • Personalised video of the adventure*
  • Lunch*
  • Overnight stay with BBQ*
*optional add on

  • Closed toe shoes, such as trainers or lightweight boots, are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • A change of clothes is required.
  • Backpack with water and snacks.
  • Waterproof camera.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are highly recommended.

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Where

Situated on the road up to the Selmeh Plateau above Tiwi in the Eastern Hajar Mountains it is about a 2.5 hours drive from Muscat.

What

A truly world class canyoning trip that starts as hard-core as it ends. Starting with a few smaller abseils to get into the flow of things we then hit multiple drops of 50m followed by another few smaller abseils between 10 and 30m along the way. With swims through crystal clear pools the canyon is a fantastic playground for the more demanding out there. Upon exiting, we have a climb up the wall of the wadi to reach the car park.

When

As always an early start is essential for this canyon. We will be heading out of Muscat around 5.30am to get on site before the morning heat increases, unless you opt to camp out on the mountain the night before. After kitting up it is straight into the action with a 30 minute walk into the start of the canyon. This trip can take up to 8 hours from start to end making for a long day.

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This one can be tough on the body. It has some big descents requiring a degree of core strength with multiple rock pools you need to climb out of. A world-class trip and an adventure that veteran canyoneers dream of.

  • Briefing on-site.
  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • First-aid kit.

  • Pick-up and drop-off*
  • Personalised video of the adventure*
  • Lunch*
  • Overnight stay with BBQ*
*optional add on

  • Closed toe shoes, such as trainers or lightweight boots, are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • A change of clothes is required.
  • Backpack with water and snacks.
  • Waterproof camera.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are highly recommended.


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Where

Located down in the Eastern Hajar Mountains towards Sur. We will be heading south from Muscat for about two and a half hours, before we leave the blacktop. From here it is another three hours off-road driving to reach our high level camp above the canyon entrance. Being so far out, this adventure has to be done over a couple days, but don’t let that put you off, Its more than worth it!

What

Another world-class canyon on offer. This place really has it all as far as canyons go, hot springs, waterfalls, caves, jumps, slides, ducks and plenty of water. It has got to be one of the best looking canyons we have on offer and is one truly worth visiting given the chance. After a long trip to the cave we abseil down the waterfall inside and swim out into a pool of turquoise water on the other side. Here we find calcite formations pouring hot water like shower heads. A perfectly unique spot for lunch. Once fed and watered we are going to make the journey back up through the canyon. On exiting the steep sides of the canyon we make a climb out of the bowl and up towards the camp to change and load up the cars for the journey back to Muscat.

When

Leaving Muscat in the afternoon we make our way south along the coast and turn off the main Sur road by Qalhat. From this point we are off road all the way to Umq Bi’r where we will be camping for the evening. Once dinner is out the way it is time to relax and enjoy the stars before an early night. After breakfast we gear up and make the walk down into Umq and beyond into the canyon to head for the majestic cave for lunch. After a bite to eat and some water we return up the same route heading for the cars and eventually onto Muscat.

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This trip is tough, even for the experienced and fit people out there. It is going to be a gruelling effort but one that is definitely worth it. This has everything you could ask for. If you get the chance, you need to do this trip.

  • Briefing on-site.
  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • One night camping with full set up.
  • Lunch, BBQ dinner and breakfast.
  • First-aid kit.

  • Pick-up and drop-off*
  • Personalised video of the adventure*
*optional add on

  • Lightweight boots or walking shoes are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • A change of clothes is required.
  • Day sack with water and snacks.
  • Waterproof camera.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are highly recommended.


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Where

Located in the Eastern Hajar Mountains towards Sur we head South from Muscat for about two and a half hours before we leave the blacktop. Another three hours off-road driving to reach our high level camp above the canyon entrance. Being so far out this trip has to be done over a couple days, but don’t let that put you off, It is more than worth it!

What

For the hard-core amongst you we drop from camp through the Valley of the Giants passing the huge squared boulders that dwarf the villagers' huts crowded underneath them. We now descend into the narrow and steep walls of the canyon passing hot springs, abseils, huge clear pools, waterfalls and jumps along the way to the clear turquoise cave waters which boasts fantastic calcite formations pouring water like giant elephant trunks. Once we have refilled the fuel tanks with a light lunch we continue on down the canyon passing more huge pools, up to three hundred meters long with plenty more scrambles and challenges along the way towards Sayma’ where the cars will be transferred to meet us.

When

Leaving Muscat we make our way south along the coast, and turn off the main Sur road by Qalhat. From this point we are off road all the way to Umq Bi’r where we will camp for the evening. Once dinner is out the way its time to chill and enjoy the stars before an early night followed by an early morning,. After breakfast we gear up and make the walk down into Umq and beyond to the canyon entrance which leads us all the way 8000m to Sayma and the cars beyond.

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This trip is tough, even for the experienced and fit. It is going to be a gruelling effort but one that is very much worth It. This trip has everything you could ask for and is something you should definitely do in Oman.

  • Briefing on-site.
  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • One night camping with full set up.
  • Lunch, BBQ dinner and breakfast.
  • First-aid kit.

  • Pick-up and drop-off*
  • Personalised video of the adventure*
*optional add on

  • Lightweight boots or walking shoes are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • A change of clothes is required.
  • Day sack with water and snacks.
  • Waterproof camera.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are highly recommended.


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Caving

The variety of caving available in Oman attracts visitors from all over the world. Whether it is the famous Majlis Al Jinn cave home to one of the largest chambers in the world or the vast limestone cave systems in Salalah. We have put together a selection of caving trips that offer something for everyone. We also offer custom trips for those seeking more. Get in touch with our team to discuss further.

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Where

We are heading down the Seventh Hole cave, Situated on the Selmeh Plateau above Wadi Tiwi in the Eastern Hajar Mountains and at an altitude of 1300m. It takes roughly three hours to get here from Muscat.

What

This is for real!
The night in the cave will challenge you physically, mentally, emotionally and give you a taste of a hard-core cave exploration.
Build up your courage and rappel 120m into the darkness with the moon light barely reaching inside the cave.
The main chamber is so large, the light from your head torch barely scratches the walls and the acoustics are amazing. Once we have explored enough, we settle for a night’s rest in one of the cave’s chambers.
Our adventure resumes with sunrise. There is much more to come as you head into a narrow tunnel that will get you scrambling through small passages and over boulders in complete darkness, only aided by your headlight and body strength. Shortly, the tunnel opens up to a small balcony carved by nature some 40m above the cave floor. This chamber is lit with natural light from a small opening above. This is where we will exit the cave.
We abseil down to the bottom only to start our 80m climb out of the cave. Series of climbs will test your stamina and skills. Multiple re-belays, dozens of karabiners hanging off your harness and 3 ropes to figure out will get you confused and uneasy at first. However, the thrill and excitement will take over as you make your way up.
As we are out we make a short trek to the cars and are ready to head back.
To make sure you are ready for the adventure we will be running 3x3-hour sessions in Muscat.
This experience is absolutely wild. It will take you from an intense adrenaline rush, to relief and absolute pride and sense of accomplishment that you will remember for a long time. Until your next adventure with us.

When

The adventure starts at sunset as we drive towards the Eastern Hajar mountain range and up a steep and winding graded road towards the Selmeh Plateau. We enjoy a picnic dinner to fuel ourselves for a challenging descent and start the abseil. Once down, we roll out our mats, get into sleeping bags in the cave’s tunnel of a night’s rest in quite and cool. We will aim to start our descent with sunrise to be up on the surface before the air gets too hot. The then make a drive back to Muscat.

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Hard-core cave exploration, this adventure is physically demanding, mentally challenging & absolutely brilliant!
Rappel 120m down into the darkness, squeeze through narrow passages,scramble over boulders and sleep in one of the cave's chambers.

  • Briefing on-site.
  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • Sleeping mats and bags.
  • BBQ dinner and breakfast.
  • First-aid kit.

  • Pick-up and drop-off*
*optional add on

  • Lightweight boots or walking shoes are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • A lightweight windproof jacket is a good idea.
  • A change of clothes is required.
  • Backpack to carry water, sleeping bag.
  • Camera.


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Where

Situated on the Selmeh Plateau above Tiwi in the Eastern Hajar Mountains and at an altitude of 1,300m it is both a wonderful place to camp cave. It takes roughly three hours to get here from Muscat.

What

If you want to do something world class that you will remember forever, this is it. The cave is a part of a much bigger system that incorporates four other entrances along roughly 8+km of surveyed passageway. Our trip starts with a huge 120m descent into the Canyon Room where we get the chance to explore this vast chamber and take some amazing photographs. We then progress into a fossil passage high above the watercourse that brings us to the second descent of 40m. After another short hike we begin our ascent making our way up the ropes towards the wadi above. We do this in a series of climbs the first being 40m in height and the second being 30m with a few shorter scrambles in the middle.

When

Being such an extreme adventure it does require some pre-planning which is done in Muscat over three, three-hour sessions. Once training is complete we head up onto the mountain to reach the cave entrance and a cooler climate where we camp for the evening under the stars. You also get to enjoy our famous BBQ and a good nights sleep on the mountain. We rise with the sun to enjoy an early breakfast and kit up for the big drop. Once we are at -120m it is time for some photos and to explore around the cave chamber before we make for our exit route.

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Although it’s got a high rating, it is mostly down to technique. If you can master the manoeuvres and techniques you don’t have to be an athlete. This trip really is world class and requires a head for heights and some serious commitment. Its not something to be taken on lightly and is really one for the hard-core out there.

  • Briefing on-site.
  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • One night camping with full set up.
  • Lunch, BBQ dinner and breakfast.
  • First-aid kit.

  • Pick-up and drop-off*
  • Personalised video of the adventure*
  • *optional add on

  • Closed toe shoes, such as trainers or lightweight boots, are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • A lightweight windproof jacket is a good idea.
  • A change of clothes is required.
  • Backpack with water and snacks.
  • Waterproof camera.


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Where

Situated on the Selmeh Plateau above Wadi Tiwi in the Eastern Hajar Mountains and at an altitude of 1,300m it is both a wonderful place to camp and cave. It takes roughly three hours to get here from Muscat.

What

Seventh Hole through to Khaf Thary is another world class adventure on offer here in Oman. This is one for the truly hard-core out there, and the adventure really only starts once you are 266m below the surface. Then it doesn’t stop for the next 3,600 meters as we traverse through the largest surveyed cave system in Oman. En route we pass huge formations, multiple small climbs and abseils, roped traverses with the possibility of some swimming along the way to reach the stunning Crystal Chamber. After the Crystal Chamber we still have another 90mins before breaking into the open air once more. But that’s not the end. It is another 90min trek back up an old donkey trail to the waiting cars.

When

We leave Muscat after our last training session has been completed and make for the mountains. Turning off the black top by Fins we make a sharp ascent from sea level up to the 1300m plateau where the caves are located. Rigging as we go, we commence our descent into Seventh Hole late afternoon/early evening and continue all the way through to Khaf Thary. The adventure is a long one and not to be taken on lightly. You can expect to be making the traverse for about 8-12 hours, not including breaks. Then you can add on the journey back to the top and a well-deserved sleep before we make the journey back to Muscat.

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This trip is right up there for the most extreme and fit out there. Be prepared to hurt for days! This really is a world class trip and unlike anything else on offer. It is for the extreme adventurer with a desire to challenge themselves.

  • Briefing on-site.
  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • One night camping with full set up.
  • Lunch, BBQ dinner and breakfast.
  • First-aid kit.

  • Pick-up and drop-off*
  • Personalised video of the adventure*
*optional add on

  • Lightweight boots or walking shoes are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • A lightweight windproof jacket is a good idea.
  • A change of clothes is required.
  • Day sack with water and snacks.
  • Waterproof camera.


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Where

A fantastic adventure into the upper sections of the Al Hoota cave system. At two hours from central Muscat this is a great adventure for some underground exploration. Why not add a nights camping and enjoy our famous BBQ and a lie in. You can even bolt on another adventure the following day with the Jebel Shams Via Ferrata and Snake Canyon just a short drive away.

What

The lower section of this cave has been opened up as a show cave, containing concrete walkways and lighting rigs giving easy access to the most timid. Thankfully however the top of the cave was never touched leaving us a fantastic natural section of the cave to explore. After a short walk to the first lake, light quickly reaches an end leaving you in total darkness, like very few other places on earth. Following the water course, scaling huge boulders the size of cars and columns of calcite that dwarf the few spectators who come to visit, we reach the first lake which is home to the rare and protected blind cave fish. Our exit route follows the old passageway as it winds back up through some impressively large chambers and well-decorated sections. Before long we break off again to take another higher route close to the ceiling leading and back towards our 10m-entrance pitch and the first glimpse of daylight.

When

A 6am departure from Muscat followed by a 2-hour drive means we can be on location, get kitted up and fully briefed, heading underground before the temperatures start to rise. Upon reaching the first lake, we will have a short break and enjoy some light snacks before moving into the second half of the cave system. On exiting the cave, a quick change of clothes and time for some further refreshments before the short drive back to Muscat. Unless of course you have opted for the bolt on camping night and further activity the following day.

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Although not a huge trip in distance, the constant full body workout is something that you may not be accustomed too. For those new to caving, this is an amazing introduction to the sport. For the more experienced among you, this is a fantastic trip that takes in some huge chambers and stunning features.

  • Briefing on-site.
  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • First-aid kit.

  • Pick-up and drop-off*
  • Personalised video of the adventure*
  • Lunch*
  • Overnight stay with BBQ*
*optional add on

  • Closed toe shoes, such as trainers or lightweight boots, are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • A lightweight windproof jacket is a good idea.
  • A change of clothes is required.
  • Backpack with water and snacks.
  • Waterproof camera.


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Climbing & Abseiling

The diversity of the climbing areas dotted around the Sultanate of Oman make it an ideal location for enthusiasts. Our instructors are on hand if you want to try climbing for the first time or develop your skills further. More experienced climbers can rely on our local knowledge needed to find the right spots and someone to buddy with. Custom trips are also available. Drop us an email for more information.

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Where

Khubrah Canyon is a 1 hour drive from central Muscat and is located between Barka and Nakhl.

What

Commonly called the ‘Secret Canyon’ this is an ideal location being so close to Muscat. It is very rarely used by other climbers, thereby providing the peace and quiet desired by people heading out into the mountains, without the distance. The climbing here is fantastic and has a great mix between some easier routes as well as a few more challenging ones.

When

This is a prime location for a one day activity being so close to Muscat, meaning we don’t need to set off too early. Once we arrive onsite it is only a short 10 to 20 minute walk into the crag for the actual climbing to begin.

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This is a fantastic venue with a great mix of routes for all abilities. Whether you climb like a true hero or true novice, there is something here for all.

  • Briefing on-site.
  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • First-aid kit.

  • Pick-up and drop-off*
  • Personalised video of the adventure*
  • Lunch*
  • Overnight stay with BBQ*
*optional add on

  • Closed toe shoes, such as trainers or lightweight boots, are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • A change of clothes is required.
  • Backpack with water and snacks.
  • Camera.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are highly recommended.


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Where

Jebel Akhdar, or the Green Mountain, gets its name from the higher percentage of rain it receives making the whole area much more alive. Huge juniper trees up here have stood for hundreds of years with some botanists estimating even thousands.

What

This is a days climbing aimed at families and groups of friends looking to learn the ropes and get their feet off the floor. This adventure is a good learning environment for all ages and abilities and offers people the chance to try out a new sport.

When

Easily reachable from Muscat with a 6am departure, this gives us a full days activity. Although it does lend itself well to a nights camping, either before or after, where everyone will get to enjoy the amazing night sky that only the mountains can offer.

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This is a great introduction to the sport for all, young and old. A fantastic location, with plenty of wildlife such as the wild donkeys, elusive Arabian Tahr and Gazelles.

  • Briefing on-site.
  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • First-aid kit.

  • Pick-up and drop-off*
  • Personalised video of the adventure*
  • Lunch*
  • Overnight stay with BBQ*
*optional add on

  • Closed toe shoes, such as trainers or lightweight boots, are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • A change of clothes is required.
  • Backpack with water and snacks.
  • Camera.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are highly recommended.


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Where

Jebel Shams is the highest mountain in the Sultanate of Oman, at 3009m. This trip takes place at the 2,000m mark giving us a cooler temperature to work at. It also means that our night camping produces some of the most spectacular skies that can only be appreciated under canvas.

What

This is the big brother of the more family orientated 35m abseil and Via Ferrata on offer by twenty3 extreme. The shorter 35m abseil acts as a warm up for what’s coming next. This abseil is so big it’s hard to take it in; at 150m you really are dropping through space. It takes some mental toughness to not lose your cool here. This is still just the beginning though, as all climbers know an abseil is just a means of transport. Once down we have the next task ahead, and that’s to get back up. For this we will follow the old sticks route of the villagers up the Via Ferrata to reach our starting point.

When

Although possible to make an early start from Muscat it is a much more relaxed start to the day to camp the night before and to be onsite as the sun comes over the summit of the mountain to warm the camp. This also gets us onto the Via Ferrata a little earlier and means we can avoid the hottest part of the day on the ropes.

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This trip takes a pretty good level of fitness and core strength to make the huge 150m descent in comfort and style. Imagine making an abseil down a 1000m cliff! That’s exactly what we are doing with a few stops along the way

  • Briefing on-site.
  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • First-aid kit.

  • Pick-up and drop-off*
  • Personalised video of the adventure*
  • Lunch*
  • Overnight stay with BBQ*
*optional add on

  • Closed toe shoes, such as trainers or lightweight boots, are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • A change of clothes is required.
  • Backpack with water and snacks.
  • Camera.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are highly recommended.


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Where

Jebel Shams is the highest mountain in the Sultanate of Oman, at 3,009m. For this adventure we will head up to about 2,000m and enjoy the cooler temperatures and the beautiful landscape.

What

This adventure is for those who want to give climbing and abseiling a go. Our instructors will be there to teach you the basics and give you the opportunity to climb some introductory rocks. An ideal location with some varied climbing styles and options plus a fantastic smaller abseil to get into the swing of it.

When

We depart Muscat around 6am and make the 2 hour journey to the location. After a morning of learning the basics we break for lunch and then spend the afternoon session putting all you have learned into practice before the trip back to Muscat. If you would prefer to not have the early start, why not let us set up camp for you the night before so you can enjoy the stars and of course our famous BBQ. This is a fantastic way to make a weekend of it and enjoy the fresh air and cooler temperatures.

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Extreme Rating
40%
Fitness Required
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Open to all. This is a great introduction to the sport for everyone, younger and older. The location here really is special and the climbing is pretty good too. Just watch out for the goats at lunchtime.

  • Briefing on-site.
  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • First-aid kit.

  • Pick-up and drop-off*
  • Personalised video of the adventure*
  • Lunch*
  • Overnight stay with BBQ*
*optional add on

  • Closed toe shoes, such as trainers or lightweight boots, are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • A change of clothes is required.
  • Backpack with water and snacks.
  • Camera.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are highly recommended.


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Where

Up on Jebel Shams in the Western Hajar, this is the highest mountain in Oman with a summit just over 3000m. The climate is cooler and the views over the edge of Oman's own Grand Canyon are exceptional.

What

This is one of our favourite trips offering families and groups of friends an opportunity to experience some extreme adventure. With an abseil of 35m followed by a short section of Via Ferrata this is a brilliant way to get your kids or less adventurous friends trying out something really amazing. The canyon behind is a whopping 1000m deep, and up to 4000m wide in places making the exposure on this trip incredible. Once we are all safely down the 35m abseil, had something to eat and enjoyed the view, it is time to start thinking about the ascent. Following the Via Ferrata up the villager's old sticks route, we make our way back up to where we started.

When

For this adventure we make a very early start from Muscat to be on site for the day ahead. However, we recommend taking advantage of the amazing light-pollution free sky and cooler temperatures for a nights camping before the adventure as an added bolt on. After we kit up we take a short 15-minute walk from the cars down into the wadi and set the ropes. Our descent doesn’t take too long but enjoying the scenery is well worth it, as well as having a play around the lower ledges. Once we have climbed back out of the wadi up the Via Ferrata we pack up and head for the cars. At three hours from central Muscat we should be back by sundown.

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This is not a difficult trip, but you should be able to walk over uneven ground and hold your own weight for short periods whilst climbing. This rating is bumped up by the extreme exposure we are facing. It is all in the head.

  • Briefing on-site.
  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • First-aid kit.

  • Pick-up and drop-off*
  • Personalised video of the adventure*
  • Lunch*
  • Overnight stay with BBQ*
*optional add on

  • Closed toe shoes, such as trainers or lightweight boots, are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • A change of clothes is required.
  • Backpack with water and snacks.
  • Camera.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are highly recommended.


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Via Ferrata

A via ferrata is a protected climbing route with a steel cable which is fixed to the rock, offering everyone the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of rock climbing without the need for specific skills or experience. There are a number of sites in Oman where you can enjoy this sport and we have selected the most exciting one for you.

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Where

We depart from Muscat at approximately 6am with a 3 hour drive to the highest mountain in Oman, Jebel Shams. Our adventure begins at 2,000m above sea level, ensuring exceptional views and making this a fantastic adventure for all.

What

The adventure commences with a short hike along the famous Balcony Walk taking in the views of Oman’s own Grand Canyon before we reach the abandoned village of Sap Bani Khamis where we have a quick stop for photos and a cooling dip in the lake above. A short climb up the scree brings us to the start of the villager’s old sticks stairway, now the Via Ferrata. The route is protected with a steel cable that reaches all the way up the 200m cliffs, providing assisted climbing for the adventurer with little experience. With the 1,000m deep canyon just over your shoulder, a head for heights is most definitely required.

When

With the heat of the midday sun threatening, we do leave Muscat early so that we are on location, kitted up and fully briefed ready to go before temperatures rise. The walk is a one and a half hour approach by foot along the famous Balcony Walk, stopping for a break by the lake and then proceeding to climb up the scree and Via Ferrata. We aim to be back in Muscat by 17.00hrs, unless of course you fancy camping out for the evening and bolting on another one of our amazing adventures.

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Although not hard climbing it can be a little tough mentally for those with a fear of heights. What a view! This is one of the must visit places in Oman and you get to see it from the best angle. Don’t miss out on this!

  • Briefing on-site.
  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • First-aid kit.

  • Pick-up and drop-off*
  • Personalised video of the adventure*
  • Lunch*
  • Overnight stay with BBQ*
*optional add on

  • Closed toe shoes, such as trainers or lightweight boots, are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • A change of clothes is required.
  • Backpack with water and snacks.
  • Camera.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are highly recommended.


Book Now

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