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The Grand Canyon of Oman

A view of the towering canyon walls of Wadi Ghul
A 4x4 car driving into Wadi Ghul with palm trees in the background
A view of Wadi Ghul from the dry riverbed with the towering cliffs in the distance

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Muscat and drive the 240km to Jebel Shams, the Grand Canyon of Oman. Jebel Shams is the highest peak in Oman at 3,028m. You will stop at Wadi Ghul at the base of the mountain along the way. Jebel Shams is the perfect place to escape the heat of Muscat with summer temperatures averaging around 20 degrees. During the winter months it can often drop below freezing! The north summit is the true peak of Jebel Shams but this is a restricted area as it’s occupied by a miltary base. The southern summit is open to the public however and is suitable for trekking via the W4 trail. You will have an hour to hike along the balcony of the canyon.

Sunset at Jebel Shams, warm orange light on the cliffs
A brown goat with a white face in a tree at the top of Jebel Shams
A lone male hiker on the balcony path at Jebel Shams

 

 

You will return to Muscat via Bahla where you will be able to see the oldest fort in Oman with it’s 12km wall. It is believed to have originally been built in pre-Islamic times and was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. Return to hotel in Muscat.

Bahla fort with palm trees in the foreground and Jebel Shams in the background
Walls and buildings of Bahla fort with Al Hajar mountains in the background

 

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