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Jebel Shams, Oman

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Explore Jebel Shams, Oman's highest peak, best known for its grandiose canyon. You can drive up to the top in your personal vehicle (although a four-wheel drive is recommended) or go on an organized guided tour. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and panoramic vista of the towering canyon cliffs and scenic mountainous landscape, or brave the "balcony walk," an adrenaline-inducing cliffside trek. Plan to visit Jebel Shams and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Al Hamra attractions using our Al Hamra vacation route planner.
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  • July 19, 2017
    Unforgettable. The road to get there is spectacular. We rented a 4 x 4. Once at the top, are planning a small wool, the views are breathtaking. If you're reckless make the route W6! WoW I was amazed. Be fitted shoes hiking, water, and some fruit if you're going to do. Especially go to the end... a pleasant surprise awaits you. Well informed on the weather front.
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  • July 18, 2017
    You must be geared up because there's no facility up there when you arrive so make sure that you've your snacks. A 4x4 is a must in spite of it's not required. It will be required for your own safety ...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    To get to the canyon from Nizwa do you need two good hours of ATVs, most on a nice paved road also very broad, the rest is gravel with a little bumpy. At the top is a pair of resorts and restaurants where to stop. The Canyon is not very long (500 meters) but very deep and apart from a short stretch there are no protections.
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