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Wadi Shab, Sur

#1 of 53 in Parks in Oman
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Hike your way through narrow canyons leading to crystal clear pools and hidden waterfalls at Wadi Shab. Framed within a barren sandstone ravine, this lush oasis features lower pools that provide a source of drinking water, while the higher ones remains popular with swimmers and those seeking pristine scenery. Meander along a sloping trail lined with banana palms, making your way past village ruins and plantations to shimmering pools and a cavernous waterfall. Restrooms are located at the base of the valley. Avoid hiking in the midday heat. To visit Wadi Shab and get the most from your holiday in Sur, create itinerary details personal to you using our Sur trip itinerary builder.
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  • Wadi Shab is the most popular wadi, being about 1 and a half hours from Muscat. You park your car in a car park and then pay 1 rial pp to get a small boat across to start the hike. The hike is a...  more »
  • I had one full day in Oman and I would totally recommend it as a stop-over destination between Australia and the UK. We drove out here and it was absolutely stunning. The walk to the river is quite...  more »

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