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  • Address: Nizwa, Oman

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Wadi Ghul (Oman’s Grand Canyon) Tours

From 3,000 meters at the top of Oman’s tallest mountain, Jebel Shams, to the flat area just below the summit, you can see 1 kilometer straight down into Wadi Ghul, Oman’s Grand Canyon. From this area, called “the balcony,” the drop is so far and the canyon so vast it is hard to get a sense of scale. Rock formations and layers in the ancient rock give the canyon an almost other-worldly feel. It is the deepest canyon in the Middle East, and the second deepest in the world after Arizona’s Grand Canyon. 

On the far side of the valley lies the Ghul village, a collection of traditional mud-brick homes built into the mountainside. With small plots of agriculture and date plantations, the green stands out against the orange mountains and lands. There is also an abandoned old Ghul village, where the trailhead for the trekking path begins.

Practical Info

Ghul is less than 30 kilometers from Al Hoota Cave and about 15 kilometers from Al Hamra. The trip is best made via car, and a 4x4 is required to go up the mountain. Be prepared to hike to get to the lookout area.

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Full-Day Grand Canyon and Nizwa Tour by 4x4, Muscat, null
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Full-Day Grand Canyon and Nizwa Tour by 4x4

Visit Nizwa and Jebel Shams on this full-day tour from Muscat. 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 $130.00
Day Trip to Oman's Grand Canyon: Jebel Shams, Muscat, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Day Trip to Oman's Grand Canyon: Jebel Shams

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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: Jabal Shams Grand Canyon Adventure from Muscat, Muscat, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Jabal Shams Grand Canyon Adventure from Muscat

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Enjoy a 9-hour tour starting with a drive to the Al Hajar mountains to enjoy the majestic views from the Grand Canyon of Oman - Jabal Shams. On the way stop at ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $420.00
Private Tour: The Grand Canyon of Oman and Jebel Shams Day Trip, Muscat, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: The Grand Canyon of Oman and Jebel Shams Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Leave Muscat to travel via Fanjah, Izki and Nizwa. Stop at Nizwa for a stroll through the Old Capital of Oman. Visit the region of Al Hamra, drive along Wadi ...  Read more

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

From USD $517.00
Private Tour to Misfat Al Abreyeen and Jebel Shams, Muscat, Nature & Wildlife
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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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