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Jebel Shams, Oman

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#7 of 30 in Nature in Oman
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 see Jebel Shams and other attractions that appeal to you using our Al Hamra trip itinerary builder .
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  • I agree, no need for 4 x 4. This is simply to ride slowly and move manually from time to time! Beautiful landscape!
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  • Never imagined reaching over 2,000 m in the desert. Oman's highest mountain is famous for its beautiful natural scenery including the Wadi Thu and the Grand Canyon. It's worth it.
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  • Landscape everywhere stunning mountains, rocks, gorges and exciting roads. Visit worthwhile. A good car with all-wheel drive is recommended for exploring the surrounding mountains and streets without obstacles.
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  • A very raw mountain, beautiful scenery from the top. Driving up the mountain is preferred on a 4X4 since a lot of way is unpaved road. Good place to do camping, but beware no public facilities of rest room or even a store or cafe, so bring your own things. There are couple of resorts up in the mountain
  • We love this mountain journey. Nothing available in this place. Best carry some eatable and sufficient water.
  • Oman’s highest mountain, Jebel Shams (Mountain of the Sun; 3009m), is best known not for its peak but for the view into the spectacularly deep Wadi Ghul lying alongside it. The straight-sided Wadi Ghul is known locally as the Grand Canyon of Arabia as it fissures abruptly between the flat canyon rims, exposing vertical cliffs of 1000m and more. Until recently, there was nothing between the nervous driver and a plunge into the abyss but now an iron railing at least indicates the most precipitous points along the track and a couple of rough car parks along the rim pick out some of the best viewpoints into the canyon.
  • Amazing views from the Balcony walk (w6) and the longer walk (w4). So peaceful! We spent two days here and stayed in the Sama Heights Resort, which was great. The road isn't great but we took a small car up with no issues.
  • Good place to spend a night with friends. Beautiful view of sunrise amazing view
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