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Said & Yasa’s Wedding Adventures – Wadi Shab

Wadi Tiwi

Group Size: 5 - 12

Minimum Age: 10

Duration: 1 Day

Adventure Level:

Fitness Level:

Activities: EasySwimmingTrekking

PHOTOS FROM THIS DESTINATION

An awesome aquatic hike with local flavours!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Swim in fresh-water pools
  • Enjoy local lunch
  • Take a tour of the date palm terraces

TRIP DETAILS

One of the most popular canyons in Oman and the most accessible one.
A large turquoise pool and lush greenery greet us at the start. We take a small boat to the other bank where the famous Wadi Shab trek starts. This easy hike will take us all along the canyon’s water pools and tall golden walls.
As we hike, explore some sections of the ancient irrigation system “falaj”, learn about local lifestyle and the challenges the mountain villages face on a daily basis. At the end of the trek, if the water level allows, we dive into the pool and swim through a narrow tunnel into a small cave with a waterfall, the scenes inside are fantastic. Our way back is the reverse route with more stunning views ahead.

We enjoy a filling lunch at a local restaurant in the village and make our way to the last stop of the day – Bimmah Sinkhole.

This sinkhole is quite a spectacle with golden colour rock framing a bold turquoise pool. Brackish water in the Sinkhole is what gives it its colour. We hike down and head back to Muscat.

ITINERARY

  • 7.30 – departure from Muscat
  • 9.30 – meeting at the start of the tour in Wadi Shab and safety briefing.
  • 9.30-12.30 – trek through the canyon.
  • 13.00-14.00 – lunch in a local restaurant.
  • 14.00-14.30 – visit to Bimmah Sinkhole.
  • 16.30 – arrived back to Muscat.

OTHER INFORMATION

Prerequisites

  • Basic swimming skills
  • Basic fitness level
  • Included in your trip

  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Internationally certified instructors.
  • First Aid trained staff.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • Lunch.
  • All entrance fees.
  • Pick-up and drop-off (from Muscat)
  • What to bring

  • Insurance. Make sure your travel insurance covers adventure activities.
  • 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 and shoes.
  • Backpack for water.
  • Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.
  • Small towel could be useful.
  • If you are bringing a camera, make sure is waterproof.
  • Private Tour 400+ OMR