Wadi Shab and Bimmah Sinkhole Group Full Day Tour

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9 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
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Discover the incredible oasis of Wadi Shab - one of the last places in Oman where you can chill in fresh blue water surrounded by mountains. Enjoy a rewarding full-day experience as you explore this spectacular waterfall in a cave.
Start the tour with pick up from your hotel in Muscat. Hop into an air-conditioned vehicle and set off on a 2-hour scenic drive through the otherworldly landscapes of Oman. Along the route, stop at a local coffee shop to try an energizing Omani tea. When you arrive at your destination, hidden away in the canyon of the dry river Wadi-Shab, take a very quick boat ride to the other side of the bank. From here, embark on your 40-minute hike. During the walk, experience the awesome power of nature which has forged the rock formations of this impressive canyon.
On the way back, stop to see a beautiful lake located in the Bimmah Sinkhole. Finally, return to the vehicle and begin the drive back to Muscat where you will be dropped off at your hotel.


  • Lunch - We don't provide Lunch during Ramadan month
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Snacks

What to expect

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Stop At: Wadi Shab, Tiwi Oman

Wadi Shab, is a very popular wadi located in the Al Sharqiyah Region in Oman. It is a very popular outdoor attraction for both locals and expats, and people come here for the nature, to swim in the fresh water pools or just to have a barbecue. The main attraction of the wadi is the water fall in the cave, which you can reach after a roughly 40 mins hike and swimming in 2-3 pools. I really love coming to this wadi as it is not very far from Muscat, is easily accessible even with a saloon car and because the pools are always full with clear blue water!

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Bimmah Sinkhole, Hawiyat Najm Park, Muscat Oman

Bimmah Sinkhole is a water-filled depression, structurally a sinkhole, in the limestone of eastern Muscat Governorate in the Sultanate of Oman. A lake of turquoise waters, it is 50 m by 70 m wide and approximately 20 m deep. It is only about 600 m away from the sea, between the coastal towns of Ḑibāb and Bimmah. The sinkhole was formed by a collapse of the surface layer due to dissolution of the underlying limestone.[ However, locals believe that it was created by a meteorite, ‘Hawaiyat Najm’, which translates to ‘The Falling Star’ in Arabic, and hence the name.[3]

To preserve the sinkhole, the local municipality developed a park, Hawiyat Najm Park (Haweat Najm Park), around it, along with a stairway leading down to the lake

Duration: 1 hour

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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April 2022

We did this on April 1 so the weather is just now starting to get hot. It's a 45-min hike (not walk) each way to outside of your energy spent on swimming in the pools you have to account for a solid 1.5 hours of hiking to/from the pools. With the heat, that can take a toll on people but overal...

March 2022

Excellent full day tour with a well balanced combination of walking and swimming. The highlight is the cave after a 45 min walk and some swimming. Our guide was very helpful and gave some nice facts about the country and the wadi. He also provided us with cold drinks, some snacks and a lunch meal...

February 2022

Was a brilliant day out, very friendly guide and made sure we were all OK. Highly recommend it for a day out. Make sure to have a waterproof pouch for your phone and water shoes. Definitely useful and worth it

February 2022

The tour to Wadi Shab was definitely the highlight of my visit to Oman. Our guide, Ilia, was extremely helpful, friendly and shared lots of information about the country and its culture. I did a second trip with him to Nizwa and Jebel Shams, which was equally great and memorable. Another detail w...

December 2021

Had a great time at wadi shab. Highly recommend this tour. I would like to especially thank Ilya our tour guide for being very friendly and making it a great experience!

December 2021

Everything about this trip was great! Maybe I was also very lucky as the group of people I found myself with was very international and a lot of fun (we were 10 in total). Everyone got on from the start. Our tour guide Ilia (originally from Russia but lives in Muscat many year years now) was very...

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