Wadi Shab, Sur

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Hike your way through narrow canyons leading to crystal clear pools and hidden waterfalls at Wadi Shab. Framed within a barren sandstone ravine, this lush oasis features lower pools that provide a source of drinking water, while the higher ones remains popular with swimmers and those seeking pristine scenery. Meander along a sloping trail lined with banana palms, making your way past village ruins and plantations to shimmering pools and a cavernous waterfall. Restrooms are located at the base of the valley. Avoid hiking in the midday heat. Put Wadi Shab into our Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Making a lot heat (45 ° us in all the cogotera). Otherwise walk with much heat becomes about 45 minutes. Note that at the end you will see that there is a kind of pool that will be getting between two mountains: there begins the part that needs to go in the water! I say this because it is not signposted and there is a road that runs along the right side of the pond that is not correct since you already climbs a mountain and there are stretches that are very dangerous. So care to differentiate when "aquatic" phase begins. Otherwise: beautiful.
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  • July 28, 2017
    When you arrive you don't know well what to expect. You will be brought by boat to the other side and from there you can go hiking. You have to climb a bit but it's doable (I was 7 months pregnant). After a walking tour of about half an hour to get to delicious water from and can you go swimming. Follow the water and come join a cave from where people jump down. Your stuff you can just pass up, none that it picks up. Just make sure you get there early. It is otherwise way too hot and way too busy!
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  • July 26, 2017
    Diving, walking, relaxation, entertainment, meetings, swim, this is a must try for those who is nearby. The end of the trail to do solely for swimming is worth because the open air cave is a delight. P.s. for aspiring swimmers like me ... bring a life jacket, you will see many people who will wear.
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  • July 15, 2017
    Beautiful walley with small water pockets, scenic view and fresh water. However you should be ready to walk far to see more breath taking spots in Wadi. Do not carry heavy things as it will make walk difficult. Take water and swimming gears.
  • June 29, 2017
    Amazing wadi with fresh water. You must swim and walk through the different levels till you reach the very interesting internal cave and waterfall
  • May 21, 2017
    The most beautiful Wadi in all of Oman. Great for swimming in the fall and winter months. Too dry and hot during the summer months.
  • June 3, 2017
    Probably the most famous Wadi in Oman is getting pretty crowded, especially during weekends. But it is still worth visiting as the swimming pools are really awesome. Try to get to the very last Laguna and climb upstairs where you can find another great place. As many places around it's getting ruined by stupid people littering everywhere around.
  • April 23, 2017
    Great hike, though can get too hot if you go in the early afternoon. Takes about 1 hour each way, but make sure to bring enough water. Swimming at the top is the perfect way to cool down after the hike.

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Where to stay in Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate

Most visitors looking to stay overnight in Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate do so for the experience of sleeping out in the dunes. The primary place to look for such an experience lies to the south of Bidiyah. Here, you'll find a number of desert campgrounds, with some more budget-friendly camping options sitting alongside groups of large, luxury tents and huts with Jacuzzis, restaurants, and bars. While some accommodations lie in the main urban areas of Ibra and Sur, many travelers to Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate opt to stay in the capital, Muscat, located an hour's drive to the north from Ibra.
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