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Jebel Shams, Balcony Walk & Al Hamra Village provided by Golden Highlands

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Jebel Shams, Balcony Walk & Al Hamra Village

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Topping just above 3,000m, Jebel Shams (‘Mountain of the Sun’) is the highest peak on the Arabian Peninsula. It is not uncommon to see snow and hail in the winter months, and in the summer months is still prone to inclement weather. Within this environment is what is commonly called Oman ‘Grand Canyon’, a majestic semi-circular canyon, mid-way around the rim of which is the ‘Balcony Walk. Although generally classified as ‘moderate’ in intensity, the drops can be sheer so walkers should be comfortable with heights. On the return trip to Muscat the 400-year old village of Al Hamra offers some glimpses into the traditional village living of years gone by.
  • You'll start at
    Golden Highlands
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Jebel Shams
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • 2
    Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon
    Stop: 4 hours
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  • 3
    Al Hamra
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll end at
    Golden Highlands
    al mabela, a، Seeb 123, Oman
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Important Information
Departure Point
Golden Highlands, al mabela, a، Seeb 123, Oman
8–12 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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By: Golden Highlands
Superb travel company
Golden Highlands is a great company. As I live in Oman, I have first-hand experience of their service. I have parti
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A comfortable experience. The members were all cooperative and friendly. Very good and safe driving. Clean mosques
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Trip to remote area
Golden Highlands organized for us (three geologists) a field trip to a remote area within Oman. Due to some unforse
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Delicious Food, friendly people
Our guides have been very friendly and did their best to make our trip a special experience. Every evening they coo
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worth recommending
We absolutely can recommend Golden Highlands. We got a good 4WD that brought us all our way through high mountains,
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Geology fieldtrip 12 days
Wonderful support of our trip through nothern part of Oman. More than enough and tasty Omani food (breakfast and di
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The two guys who went with us (Ahmed and Said) did a great job. They were kind and pleasant. Very good cooks and ev
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A great trip to Oman with help of Golden Highlands
Oh man, what a great Country - Oman! We (between 20-25) geologists and students, mainly from Univ Göttingen and Bon
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Amazing Services for Oman Mountain and Desert Trips
We visited Oman for a field trip with 14 geologists from the University of Vienna to travel for two weeks around no
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Geo-trip 2019
We have twice guided a geological/cultural trip to Oman, which included 11 nights camping in the wild. The logistic
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Christian R
top experience
we were looked after very well and well prepared for our off-road adventure. The equipment was properly prepared an
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Wouter v
Excellent car and camping gear
I've rented a 4WD and camping gear from Mansoor / Golden Highlands, and it was great. The car was delivered at our
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on short notice
We hired a 4WD on short notice. Booking done by email with quick confirmation. Pick-up and return at Hotel worked f
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Lovely City, Super Friendly Guide, Very interesting, very safe
Our Guide collected us from our hotel as pre-agreed, and on time, and although we'd booked a specific tour, our gui
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8–12 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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