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Wadi Shab Tour From Muscat: Boat Ride and Hiking Excursion
Oman as a destination is often overlooked by travellers, On the other hand, the country has so much to offer. The cosmopolitan city life along with a perfect mix of outdoor adventure and luxurious holiday experience, Oman will never disappoint you. Discover one of Oman’s most jaw-droppingly beautiful sights and Join our Wadi Shab Shore Excursion with a scenic drive from Muscat to Sur via the Muscat – Sur Coastal Road. This beautiful ride gives you a glimpse of old and new Oman and as you drive towards Sur Oman’s guides you along your way, the panorama of the Arabian Gulf Coast to your left and the Eastern Hajar Mountains to your right side of the road will elevate your experience. As you arrive in Wadi Shab, take walk through the land of Wadi Shab and admire its incredible rock formations. You may dive into the stunning large pool or just relax in the shallow pools of Wadi Canyon. Wadi Shab also gives you the chance to admire the glory of a cascading waterfall, locked inside the canyon.
Your shore excursion will start with a pick up from Muscat port in the morning by our guide and set off for the journey to explore the beautiful Wadi Shab. The ride from Muscat to Sur itself is one of the highlights of today excursion. Admire the panorama of the Arabian Gulf Coast to your left and the Eastern Hajar Mountains to your right. The coastal road passes through some of the popular wadi’s and gives you a glimpse of traditional Omani lifestyle which is influenced by fishing.
It takes approximately a 90-minutes drive from Muscat to reach Wadi Shab, your Wadi Shab adventures begin with a boat ride across the Wadi Lake. Experience the tropical paradise landscape filled with lush green and pleasant scenery view of rocky mountains and valleys.
After the boat ride, You can trek through the rocky terrain of Wadi Shab – It is full-blown hike so be prepared with some hiking shoes and dress (don’t forget to bring your swimming dress as well) walk past small local farms and over winding irrigation channels and you will reach the pretty blue pools for Wadi Shab take some picture and continue walking towards the dedicated swimming area, hike along the side of the canyon/Wadi, this is a great area to stop for photos. There are three pools and one waterfall, do make sure to take dive into all the three pools and if you swim to the end of pool 2 you can spot the large cave with a waterfall.
Soak up in the sun and Dry yourself while refreshing yourself with some snacks and drinks. After this excursion, you will be transferred back to Muscat Port and en-route you will be given a photo stop at the Bimmah Sinkhole Lake Park if the time allows.