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Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon

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Address: Al Hamra, Oman
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Full-Day Grand Canyon and Nizwa Tour by 4x4
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Private Tour: The Grand Canyon of Oman and Jebel Shams Day Trip
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Private Tour to Misfat Al Abreyeen and Jebel Shams

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ALhoota cave-very good and educational

On 3rd of February we took a family trip to Alhoota cave . Was higly educational and the toure guy was very helpful and kind. Points need to know : 1.need to make an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

On 3rd of February we took a family trip to Alhoota cave . Was higly educational and the toure guy was very helpful and kind. Points need to know : 1.need to make an appointment before. 2.there are interance fee need to pay. 3.there are many stairs in side with some rest area need to wear a comfertable shoes .... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

You can drive and walk on the balcony 2h or like us walk all the way up the mountain in 4.5h. Call Nik at Bike n Hike. Excellent hike.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Be warned, it is a long drove to teach the lookout point. And while the view is spectacular, there was a brief thought on was the drove worth it. Some signage would be nice to give you some facts and figures, but all there is at the lookout is a lay-by and some people trying to sell the usual tourist... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

It's really interesting driving up to the view points and the view is well worth the trip. I haven't been to the Grand Canyon, but I imagine this is similar, if on a slightly smaller scale.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We visited this place during our visist to Jebel Shams. Very beautiful views and a pleasent drive. Good place for clicking photos

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Wasn't so amazing that it's worth the drive if you're pressed for time - fine if you have the time to see it. Best if you can hike to see the ancient village nestled in the mountain. It's a 3 hour round trip hike and it looks scarier from the look out point than the hike actually is. Guide and... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Really good views - you can take a relatively easy walk to the abandoned village about 1 hour each way which takes a path along the side of the ravine below the lip. Fascinating to see how people lived only a few years ago. Not one for anyone with a problem with heights though.

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Went over Christmas. Not that easy to find the start but well worth it. Went with 5 fit adults and it took 4 hours including stops for picnic and exploring the ruined village and its reservoir above. Not for those with a fear of heights. Path no major gradients but many vertiginous drops off the path with no barriers. Brilliant.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I've been up the mountain to walk the canyon three times - once with a guide, once in my Seat Altea and finally in an SUV. The road leading up to the top is a great drive, although the time I took my Seat the drive was tricky to say the least - while doable, I don't recommend going up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is just an incredible place made by nature. You get a shock when looking down to the bottom of this amazing canyon.

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