Muscat

Wadi Shab and Bimmah Sinkhole Private Full Day Tour

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Wadi Shab and Bimmah Sinkhole Full Day Tour
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Escape the hustle and bustle of Muscat and spend a day immersed in Oman’s natural landscapes. Alongside a private guide, venture south to Wadi Shab for a short hike to a cave waterfall and swim in the refreshing waters of the natural pools. Then, visit the Bimmah Sinkhole to observe the natural landmarks and swim in its turquoise waters.
  • Experience the natural landscapes of Oman
  • Stay connected on the journey with onboard Wi-Fi
  • A private tour means a personalized experience

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • licensed tour guide
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Muscat International Airport Hotels

What To Expect

Wadi Shab

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Fins Beach

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bimmah Sinkhole

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by GidOman

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Dana_F
Absolutely excellent experience! Beautiful hike and great time cliff jumping! Highly recommend experiencing this tour!

Reviews

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Go as early in the morning as you can!
Matthew_P, Feb 2024
Had a great experience. Most important tip is to leave as early in the morning as you can. Leaving the Al Mooj neighourhood of Muscat at 6:30, we arrived at the parking lot by Wadi Shab with only 2 other cars in the parking lot. They were young families and we passed them on the path. Had the entire last section to ourselves - incredible. So peaceful and quiet. On the hike back down the wadi to the car? Soooooo many people coming off tour buses, slipping and sliding on the rocks. I can just imagine how busy the cave with the waterfall would be at the end of the path by the time they all got there. I didn't take a life jacket but my guide did - it meant a lot of treading water in the last section while I took pictures and enjoyed the scenery. I had my camera in one of those little waterproof pouches with a lanyard around my neck. Had I swallowed my pride and carried a life jacket, probably would have gotten some better photos from within the water. The parking lot when we were leaving was full! We were so happy to have beaten the rush. The sinkhole is interesting, but nothing spectacular - the real jewel in the crown on this tour is Wadi Shab.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience and providing valuable tips! It's fantastic to hear that you had the wisdom to leave early in the morning, securing a peaceful and quiet experience at Wadi Shab. Beating the crowds and having the last section to yourselves sounds like a truly incredible and serene adventure. Your insight into the changing dynamics with the influx of tour buses on the way back down highlights the importance of timing for a more intimate exploration. We appreciate your honesty about the life jacket and the potential for better photos – it's always great to prioritize safety while capturing the best memories. We completely agree that Wadi Shab is the jewel in the crown, and we're delighted that you had such a positive and memorable experience. Thank you for choosing us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more adventures in the future!
Best time of our trip
Dana_F, Jan 2024
Absolutely excellent experience! Beautiful hike and great time cliff jumping! Highly recommend experiencing this tour!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you for your enthusiastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an absolutely excellent experience with the beautiful hike and cliff jumping. Your high recommendation means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more adventures in the future! GidOman Tours
Amazing experience
Alessandra_B, Jan 2024
Highly recommend trip, good price for a private one. Thanks to our guide Khaled, very friendly, professional and on time.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
We sincerely appreciate your recommendation and are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience on our trip. We're delighted that you found the private tour to be of good value, and we're especially grateful for your kind words about our guide, Khaled. His friendliness, professionalism, and punctuality are qualities we value in our team. Thank you for choosing us, and we look forward to hosting you on more memorable trips in the future!
Don’t Miss Out!
tim_l, Dec 2023
This was an amazing experience. Our guide Jamal was excellent and took great care of us. It was an active outing and very beautiful. A highlight of our trip. Can’t recommend it enough. Don’t miss out on this fantastic experience.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Your enthusiasm for the experience shines through! It's fantastic to hear that Jamal, your guide, contributed so positively to your outing and took great care of you. The active yet beautiful nature of the trip clearly left a lasting impression. Thank you for the glowing recommendation; it sounds like an incredible adventure not to be missed!
Beautiful but a bit dangerous
Svetlana_T, Dec 2023
The service was amazing and the trip went very well for us. The guide was very nice. But be prepared that the hiking trail is a bit dangerous and requires good swimming skills if you are planning to see the cave
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you for sharing your feedback! It's great to hear that you received amazing service and that the trip went smoothly. Your mention of the hiking trail's challenging nature and the need for strong swimming skills to explore the cave is valuable information for future travelers. It's always helpful to be prepared for the potential challenges of an adventure like this.
Perfect day trip at Wadi Shab and Bimmah Sinkhole
Swapnil_S, Nov 2023
Our tour guide Jamaal was full of energy and took keen interest in the overall experience. He knew the essential equipment requirements (life jacket, water shoes, etc.) very well before hand and also ensured we had access to these. Since we are not good swimmers, he also helped us at every step along the Wadi Shab swimming pools (which are 4 of them and get deeper as you move). Overall a great day trip and Jamaal made it all the more worthwhile by being a fun guide.
Must visit in Oman.
Sana_M, Nov 2023
The wadi in itself is an amazing place. What made it more memorable was our tour guide Khairoo. He was very patient and an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and gave many insights to Oman, its people and history. I do recommend you specifically ask for Khairoo especially if you are elderly or travelling with family. 3 stars for Vaitor for ease of booking and 2 stars for Khairoo!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you for sharing your experience! It's wonderful to hear that the Wadi was already an amazing place and that Khairoo, your guide, made it even more memorable with his patience, knowledge, and insights into Oman's culture and history. Your recommendation to request Khairoo, especially for elderly or family trips, is appreciated! Your feedback about the booking experience and Khairoo is valuable, and we'll certainly take note of it. If you have any further comments or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please let us know!
Highly recommend
India_W, Nov 2023
This tour was excellent! Mahmood was a great guide. Wadi Shab was stunning and worth the trip. Highly recommend
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for sharing your positive experience! We're thrilled to hear that the tour with Mahmood was excellent and that you found Wadi Shab stunning. Your high recommendation is greatly appreciated, and it's wonderful to know that we were able to provide a memorable part of your journey. We look forward to possibly welcoming you on another tour in the future. Safe travels and thank you for choosing our tour!
Just perfect
Janina_P, Oct 2023
Our guide had 25 years experience and showed us the most beautiful places. Very good background information in combination with fun. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear that our experienced guide was able to showcase the beauty of the area while providing informative and enjoyable insights. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated, and we're thrilled you had a memorable experience with us. We hope to welcome you back on another tour in the future.
10/10 tour guide and experience
Sophie_L, Oct 2023
The best day, 10/10 would recommend! The tour guide, Jamal, is energetic, fun and knowledgeable and will really make your day. The wadi itself is stunning. Without the tour, I don’t think we would have found it. Definitely bring or buy the rubber shoes so you can both swim and walk in them. Worth it!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for your glowing review! We're elated to hear that Jamal made your experience unforgettable and that you appreciated the beauty of the wadi. We hope to welcome you back soon!
Was an amazing day, the...
Jackie_H, Jun 2023
Was an amazing day, the drive out there was through a great landscape of mountains. The hike in was exhausting but well worth the ending. Swimming through the gap into the cave was exciting and the water was a beautiful temperature. Our guide was very good. Had a nice lunch afterwards.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for sharing your experience! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the journey, from the drive to the rewarding swim in the cave. Our aim is to provide memorable moments like these. We're pleased that our guide and the lunch added to your positive day. Hope to see you again on another adventure!
An awesome trip.
Alda_W, May 2023
Highly recommend if you love nature, light hiking and some swimming. Such a great weekend in #oman #oman🇴🇲 #wadishab. Exceeded all my expectations. #❤️travel Wadi Shab was breathtaking beautiful and I loved the adventures.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for your wonderful review of the private Wadi Shab tour! We're delighted to hear that you had an incredible experience. We appreciate your kind words and recommendation. We look forward to serving you again in the future.
Amazing adventure
Tammy_C, Mar 2023
Faisal was an excellent tour guide. He shared great stories of Oman during the ~4 hour round trip to/from Wadi Shab. Once we got there, we took a 1 minute boat ride, 45 minute hike, then got to the wadi to begin swimming. He knew we didn’t have a go pro or waterproof phone carrier so purposely bought one on the trip for use. He took pictures and videos the entire time and sent it to us afterwards. We even jumped off a few cliffs overall amazing tour on an amazing trip! Fyi you should be a really a strong swimmer or have a life vest. The cave swimming is no joke. There’a almost no area to rest once inside the caves.
Highlight of our holiday!
Vanessa_L, Feb 2023
Highlight of our holiday in Muscat! Muhannad was a great guide, helping us navigate the boat, hike and swim. We also loved visiting his village for lunch and learning about day to day life in Oman. We will never forget this day - the landscape we hiked through is absolutely stunning and the swim to the cave was a unique experience. If you are not a strong swimmer don’t be afraid to take the life jacket option - this made all the difference for us. Also I would really recommend water shoes as the river beds can be quite sharp and slippery. Absolutely brilliant day in the wonderful natural landscape of Oman - so glad we did decided to do this!
Oman is beautiful, and so as the people
Samuel_R, Jan 2023
Great experience. Glad to have met people I can trust with my next adventure in Oman. From team Viatour to local tour operator GidOman, was more than happy to help me with my special requests.
Awesome experience
SRINIVAS_C, Jan 2023
Excellent experience Really worth a visit Our guide Adam was quite superb He was awesome in describing all details of the trip Quite a lovely place to visit
For nature lovers!
Mohammed_A, Dec 2022
Beautiful wadi with plenty of greenery and running water. Our guide Aziz was very friendly and helpful.
Wadi Shab Adventure
Julia_A, Dec 2022
Excellent day from start to finish. Would highly recommend. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Lovely lunch. A real adventure.
Highly recommended must do excursion
Murray_H, Nov 2022
Aziz was an amazing guide and we had read very positive reviews before selecting his tour. We can confirm the positive reviews. He is genuine, informative, and caring. Aziz has strong knowledge of Omani history and current events. By the end of the trip we felt he was part of the family. The experience exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend Aziz.
A MUST see in Oman!
Jennifer_S, Sep 2022
Wadi Shab is a must see if you are in Oman! For this adventure we requested a private guide and were matched with Mahmood. He is absolutely amazing, professional and spoiled us! Mahmood was on time to pick us up and we were immediately on our way. As we drove, he shared cultural information and even stopped to make us a popular Omani snack. After ~ 1.5 hours, we arrived and began the hike through Wadi Shab, which is no small feat. With the guidance of Mahmood, we felt safe, secure and comfortable. He was patient, knew when we needed a short water break and even carried comfort items such as oranges and an umbrella to help block the sun. We had ample time to enjoy the pools and cave, taking a ton of photos. Our trek out of Wadi Shab seemed 10x easier than our hike in, perhaps due to the level of trust we built with Mahmood heading in. On our drive home, we stopped for a delicious feast of fish, meat, salads and juice. We then enjoyed Omani coffee and a few extra special traditional treats. I was a bit nervous going into this adventure, due to several other posts stating dangers such as heights, heat, cliffs, etc. The heat was intense and the hike is ~40 minutes. You are literally climbing large rocks and a few times on a high, narrow ledge, but I never felt unsafe (and I have a fear of heights). My partner and I are in our early 50's and semi-fit and we were fine with the physical requirements (were hiking shoes/water socks). I'd say the heat and unknown going in were the scariest part of the adventure, but once you get to the first pool, you realize the beauty and understand the hype; thus, forget about everything else:)
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