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  • Address: Oman
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  • Admission: Free

Jebel Shams is Oman’s highest peak, and at around 10,000 feet (or 3,000 meters) it makes a cool contrast to the baking coast. The regular road runs out about two-thirds the way up, so from there on in it’s 4-wheel-drive or, for the adventurous, hiking. Either way you’ll have stunning views of Wadi Nakhr, a dramatic canyon whose sheer walls drop down to a valley floor of tiny villages and date palm plantations.

Colorful rugs made using goat hair and natural dyes are a specialty of the region. There are also a number of eerie village ruins which testify to the difficulty of living in this fascinating yet challenging area.

Practical Info

Jebel Shams can be accessed on a long day trip from Muscat, but a well-equipped campsite makes it a great place to stay over and enjoy the serenity of this remote area.

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Day Trip to Oman's Grand Canyon: Jebel Shams, Muscat, null
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Day Trip to Oman's Grand Canyon: Jebel Shams

Visit Qaboos Grand Mosque, Nizwa Fort and Souq, Wadi Ghul, Jebel Shams, Al Hamra and Misfah Al Abreen.

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $218.00
Private Tour: Nizwa and Jebel Shams Day Trip from Muscat, Muscat, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Nizwa and Jebel Shams Day Trip from Muscat

During this adventurous tour, you will have the chance to explore nature and history by 4WD. Experience the untamed and rugged countryside and see a different ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $360.00
Full-Day Grand Canyon and Nizwa Tour by 4x4, Muscat, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day Grand Canyon and Nizwa Tour by 4x4

Visit Nizwa and Jebel Shams on this full-day tour. Explore the Grand Canyon of Oman and enjoy lunch in a restaurant at the top of the mountain.

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $202.00
Private Day Trip: Jabal Shams and Nizwa, Muscat, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Day Trip: Jabal Shams and Nizwa

Go on a trekking adventure to Jabal Shams (Sun Mountain), the highest mountain in Oman, 3000m above the sea. See the ancient capital of Oman, Nizwa. Stroll ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $433.00
Private Tour to Misfat Al Abreyeen and Jebel Shams, Muscat, Day Trips
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Private Tour to Misfat Al Abreyeen and Jebel Shams

Enjoy a private tour through the rugged landscape of Oman. Visit Nizwa, Misfat Al Breen, Wadi Ghul, Wadi Nakhar and Jabal Shams, the highest peak in the ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $507.00

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