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Jebel Shams, Oman

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Mountain Nature / Park
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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  • The weather was lovely during a typically hot day in May, we had light clothes on and the scenery was amazing. I must stress that the walk itself although amazing with breathtaking sights, is one of t...  more »
  • This is a trip well worth taking. If you are doing it on your own make sure you have a 4x4 vehicle as you will have to go on an unpaved road for several miles. We were visiting in April and I was amaz...  more »
  • Starting point for the hike No. 6 along the rim of the canyon is just past the Jebel Shams resort in a very small village. Although posted as 1 hr 15 min, the hike took us 2 hrs one way. At the end, t...  more »