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Jebel Shams, Oman

4.7
#6 of 25 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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  • Is a couple of hours drive from Nizwa and is reached by a good paved road. The last 8 km are unpaved, however, with some difficulty from an ordinary car: should the off-roaders. The vantage point (approximately 500 metres, mostly without protection of any kind) can be reached by following the signs to the resort. Advice for photographers: better in the afternoon when the opposite wall is in better lighting conditions
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  • We went there on a 4x4 tour from Muscat. The guide was terrific and the car very comfortable, but it was an awful lot of time in the car. Yes the canyon is reasonably amazing, yes the weather is coole...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed the W6 trail of Jabal Shams - the view was breathtaking! Not repeating what previous reviews have said, here are some tips that might be of help: 1) be careful of the falling sto...  more »

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