Wadi Shab is a very popular outdoor attraction in Oman.The main attraction of the wadi shab is the waterfall in the cave, which you can reach after a roughly 40 mins hike and swimming in 2-3 pools. People love going to this wadi as it is not very far from Muscat. The pools are always full of clear blue water! The wadi is definitely very popular just come and see it.
*Pick up and drop-off from any place in Muscat
*Travel comfortably in a new private vehicle with Wi-FI
*Hike in the company of a professional tour guide and swimming in a cave
*Lunch and water included
Please take with you.
A change of dry clothes
All Fees and Taxes
licensed tour guide
CHILD: Age: 5 - 10
ADULT: Age: 11 - 80
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks provided for travellers
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Regular temperature checks for staff
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
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.
Admission Ticket Included
Bimmah Sinkhole is a water-filled depression, structurally a sinkhole, in the limestone of eastern Muscat Governorate in the Sultanate of Oman. A lake of turquoise waters, it is 50 m by 70 m wide and approximately 20 m deep. The sinkhole was formed by a collapse of the surface layer due to dissolution of the underlying limestone.[However, locals believe that it was created by a meteorite, ‘Hawaiyat Najm’, which translates to ‘The Falling Star’ in Arabic, and hence the name.
To preserve the sinkhole, the local municipality developed a park, Hawiyat Najm Park (Haweat Najm Park), around it, along with a stairway leading down to the lake.
Admission Ticket Free
Must see in Oman!
Wadi Shab is a must-see place in Oman. The nature is really stunning and it makes you realize the true diversity of this country.
Our guide Aziz was excellent: gentle and helpful (and motivating
Wadi Shab and Bimmah sinkhole
Mohammad and Fahmi were excellent tour guides with a lot of insight and knowledge about Oman and Omani culture. We enjoyed the conversations with them. We got to Wadi Shab early before the crowds and had a delightful swim to the cave. Pro tips: Don't forget to bring your aqua-socks; the rocks are slippery in spots and a few areas require walking over stony creek beds. To get all the way to the cave, you should be a competent swimmer. Lunch choice was delicious !! The sinkhole was a great spot to relax and swim. Overall, it was an incredible experience. Wadi Shab is not to be missed.
Really worth a visit
Our guide Adam was quite superb
He was awesome in describing all details of the trip
Quite a lovely place to visit
For nature lovers!
Beautiful wadi with plenty of greenery and running water. Our guide Aziz was very friendly and helpful.
Wadi Shab Adventure
Excellent day from start to finish.
Would highly recommend.
Guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
A real adventure.