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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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  • Near the top you can stop and sit right at the edge of the canyon, the views are spectacular. If you keep going you can park up and do the "balcony walk". This has amazing views the whole way round, t...  more »
  • The drive up to the viewing areas above the Grand Canyon requires a 4 x 4 as there is a 5 mile stretch of non tarmacked road. Access to walk up to the summit of jebel shams goes from a couple of miles...  more »
  • We went to Jebel Shams in December 2016. We heard it was nicknamed 'The Grand Canyon of the Middle East'. It was amazing!!! We did the hike to the abandoned village and it was the best hike we have ev...  more »