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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
Full-Day Grand Canyon and Nizwa Tour by 4x4, Muscat, Day Trips
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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 $216.00
Private Tour: Nizwa and Jebel Shams from Muscat, Muscat, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Private Tour: Nizwa and Jebel Shams 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

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