Jebel Shams Tours

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.

Location
Address: Oman
ticket-star
Admission: Free
Read More

5 Tours & Activities to Experience

times
icon-filterFilter
Clear all
Select Dates
Sort by:Default

Nizwa and Jabal Shams

Combine two stops in one tour on this full-day excursion. First, take a morning drive through the Hajar Mountains to Nizwa. Visit Nizwa Fort, a 17th-century caste with a huge, cylindrical tower which was once used to help defend the city. Then travel to Jabal Shams (“Sun Mountain”) where you can see the country’s highest mountain loom over Wadi Ghul, Oman’s version of the Grand Canyon.
  • Duration: 9 hours
From
US$490.00
See Details
  • Duration: 9 hours
From
US$490.00

Private Tour to Misfat Al Abreyeen and Jebel Shams

Delving into Oman’s ‘wadi’ gorges, hill villages, and towns isn’t advisable for inexperienced off-roaders as it can involve difficult-to-navigate mountain trails. This private trip from Muscat lets you explore in comfort, without driving hassles or risking getting lost. Discover Nizwa and Misfat Al Breen village, and visit Jebel Shams, the Grand Canyon, and more; all with a guide for insight into the scenery, and Oman’s traditional culture and history.
  • Duration: 8 hours
From
US$507.00
See Details
  • Duration: 8 hours
From
US$507.00

NEW TO VIATOR

Nizwa and Jebal Shams Grand canyon

Spend a day exploring Oman’s natural wonders on this full-day excursion.Visit Jebal Shams, which means “Sun Mountain,” since it is the highest mountain in Oman. See Wadi Nakhr, Oman’s Grand Canyon, and take a short hike or mountain bike ride inside its walls. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit local villages and shop for souvenirs along the way.
  • Duration: 8 hours
From
US$79.00
See Details
  • Duration: 8 hours
From
US$79.00

Full-Day Grand Canyon and Nizwa Tour by 4x4

Combine visits to Jebel Shams and Nizwa during this 10-hour tour from Muscat. In a rugged 4x4 vehicle, get spectacular views of Oman's Grand Canyon and dig in to a traditional lunch in the mountain village of Misfah. Entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Muscat accommodations are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
From
US$130.00
See Details
  • Duration: 8 hours
From
US$130.00

Day Trip to Oman's Grand Canyon: Jebel Shams

Unless you’re an expert mountain driver and hire your own 4x4, exploring Oman’s Jebel Sham mountain and its neighboring Grand Canyon isn’t advisable independently. This private tour makes it easy, with a driver-guide to navigate the off-road trails up and around the steep-walled canyon. Plus, it allows side trips to Nizwa and mountain villages, and includes time at Muscat’s Grand Mosque, so you get the most from your day out.
  • Duration: 8 hours
From
US$218.00
See Details
  • Duration: 8 hours
From
US$218.00


mobile_o
Having trouble booking online?
(888) 651-9785
Call (888) 651-9785