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Al Hoota Cave

309 Reviews

Al Hoota Cave

309 Reviews
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Private Oman Tour 7 nights
US$2,500.00 per adult
AL HAMRA & JEBEL SHAMS - Muscat, Oman
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Private Tour to Jabal Shams Grand Canyon Balcony Walk

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Take a turnaround trip alongside the Grand Canyon and experience spectacular natural scenery in Jabal Shams. Walk on through old abandoned village ruins and reach to cave with a water pond as a reward for Your efforts on the “Balcony Walk” trek. <br>Located 220km from Muscat (80km from Nizwa) with the closest town Al Hamra, we gonna follow the road from Al Hamra to Wadi Ghul towards Jabal Shams Plateau, carry out until we will reach Al Khitaym village (app. 40km from Al Hamra).<br>An ancient donkey trail, which follows the west flank of the An Nakhur Gorge (known as “Grand Canyon”) and leads to a abandoned village of As Sab - formerly known as Sab Bani Khamis.<br>From the terraces we will also explore Water pool located inside open cave structure (Bi’r Dakhilyah).<br>We gonna return on the same road.<br>The time spent on the trek is set up around 5 hours, which is including the stops to breaks, pictures and break at the Water pool area before returning back).
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Sarah Aly wrote a review Mar. 2020
Muscat, Oman398 contributions64 helpful votes
this cave first discovered by local people, it is a 5km long inside, you will take a train to go inside in your ride you will watch natural views you can take pictures as much as you can after that you will walk on foot inside the cave.it contains stairs ups and downs.the humidity is very high there. they will advise people with chronic problems such as blood pressure or heart problems should not exist in the high places Also taking pictures inside is forbidden .but overall it is a great journey to see what the nature left behind cross ages. Also, you will find the geological museum introduce a good show of how the environment changed also you can see fossils and examples from animals and plants discovered inside the cave.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Arnold W wrote a review Mar. 2020
Dublin, Ireland29 contributions26 helpful votes
While Oman is beautiful AL Hoota cave is dissapointed me and was a complete time and money wasting to visit. There is nothing special in this cave and if you visited a good cave before then you will relaize both your time and money could be spent better. 45 mins, 7 real and not even 1 waooo. Never mentioned you can not take pictures, but it is surely because if pics allowed to take, dramatically would drop visitors.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Kaustabh S wrote a review Mar. 2020
Muscat, Oman25 contributions10 helpful votes
A must visit for all nature lovers in Oman. You need to be physically fit to visit this place. Guide service is available and the charge is 7 riyal per person. There is a train to take you to the cave, however most of the time it is under maintenance. But walking down the track is in itself a good experience.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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tim w wrote a review Mar. 2020
Marshfield, United Kingdom112 contributions56 helpful votes
The Cave is well lit with good steps and walkways but the idiot guide raced through so we had no time to enjoy it. Quite ridiculous and several of us complained to no avail.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Vincenzo P wrote a review Feb. 2020
Paris, France7 contributions1 helpful vote
7 OMR of tickets price for a 45 min tour with an unmotivated tour guide. The cave itself is ok but nothing breathtaking. For me is overpriced for what it is. Not really recommended
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Date of experience: February 2020
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