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Wadi Shab and Bimmah Sinkhole Private Full Day Tour

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  • 8 to 10 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
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  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Escape the hustle and bustle of Muscat and spend a day immersed in Oman’s natural landscapes. Alongside a private guide, venture south to Wadi Shab for a short hike to a cave waterfall and swim in the refreshing waters of the natural pools. Then, visit the Bimmah Sinkhole to observe the natural landmarks and swim in its turquoise waters.
  • Experience the natural landscapes of Oman
  • A delicious Omani lunch with bottled water is included
  • Stay connected on the journey with onboard Wi-Fi
  • A private tour means a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • licensed tour guide
  • Wi-FI

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    Muscat International Airport Hotels

    What To Expect

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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

    Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Wadi Shab and Bimmah Sinkhole Private Full Day Tour?

    A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
    • Face masks provided for travelers

    Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Wadi Shab and Bimmah Sinkhole Private Full Day Tour?

    A:The policies on sanitization are:
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

    Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Wadi Shab and Bimmah Sinkhole Private Full Day Tour?

    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff

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    Traveler Tips

    Health and safety is never mentioned before or during the trip but be aware you need to be a reasonably capable swimmer to do the full trip into the cave at the end.
    Definitely bring shoes for rocks that can get wet and are not slippery.
    It would be cheaper to hire a car and even cheaper to pay a taxi driver to take you, especially if there are two or more people going.
    81 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 81 reviews
    Professional and knowledgeable guide and fabulous unique location
    Tracey_M, Jul 2022
    Ilyas was a fantastic and very professional guide with an amazing depth of Omani history to share. We travelled with our family, with teenage young adult children. I was a bit nervous with the hike - in high summer it can be exhausting with temperatures in the high 30's and the swimming spots are deep in parts. The final "hidden cave" is a bit scary as you need to swim in a narrow gorge. Ilyas was very reassuring and indicated the spots for rest along the way - we always felt very safe. I don't think i would have enjoyed or felt safe on this trip without such a professional guide. The scenery is stunning. Lunch was in a fantastic local restaurant with authentic local fare. Would highly recommend.
    Excellent fun day
    Vanessa, Jul 2022
    Great tour for a hot day! My guide allowed plenty of time to swim and was very knowledgeable of the area. You have the option of bringing your phone in a plastic pouch during the swimming so you can take photos during the swimming and cave portion. Lunch spot was great as well. Would highly recommend
    Fabulous experience!
    Kyla_M, Jun 2022
    We had a wonderful day with Ilyas! He was kind, thoughtful and patient as we walked to the Wadi Shab. It is a 30-45 walk on a very hot day but very worth it! Lots of water was provided and the lunch was delicious!
    Ilya our guide Washington...
    Herv_c, Mar 2022
    Ilya our guide Washington exceptional. Funny, clever, customer oriented, and knowing perfe try Oman. Congratulations Ilya you are excellent.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Great day with Abdullah
    Agathe_F, Feb 2022
    Abdullah was great; he was very helpful and made sure we were all doing good during the hike and the swim. He ensured that our little group stayed together as I was lagging a bit behind. Lunch location was great and the food delicious. Abdullah has a great sense of humor; we had a really good time.
    Def worth it
    Nisha_M, Feb 2022
    was a really fun tour! Wadi Shab and the sink hole were amazing. Our Russian guide was v informative and guided us through the wadi. Would highly recommend. Def don’t do it if your fitness level isn’t good or if you are not a competent swimmer or not coordinated… easy to slip on the rocks etc.
    Exceeded Expectations!
    Philip_N, Oct 2021
    I think the description and pictures do not do this trip justice! Much better than expected - cliff jumping into the wadi was amazing. Great lunch of Omani grilled chicken/fish with lots of sides and lime mint juice! What really made this trip memorable was the guide, Ilyas. Very informative and super engaging - you can tell he definitely has a passion for his job. Even went out of his way to take us Khanjar shopping after the tour. Thank you, Ilyas!!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Great experience but make sure you do it for a reasonable price
    Roy_B, Feb 2020
    The experience of Wadi Shab is not to be missed - a great day out. Doing it as a private tour through Viator was a mistake though as the cost was totally over the top for the 2 of us. Our fault this as we arranged things very last minute. Health and safety is never mentioned before or during the trip but be aware you need to be a reasonably capable swimmer to do the full trip into the cave at the end. En-route rocks can be very slippery but with care it is a great experience. The dress code does not seem to be as strictly adhered to as we were led to believe and was very relaxed. The wadi is well worth seeing even if you don't do the swim. Bimmah Sinkhole was worth seeing and with more time would have been worth a swim. The lunch included in our package was very basic as were the refreshments provided on our journey - 4 dates, a paper cup of coffee/tea from a roadside vendor and bottled water.
    Wadi Shab must do in Muscat
    Julie_F, Feb 2020
    We did this day tour from the port coming off a cruise ship. The guide met us at the cruise port gates and we began our trip. The drive was less than 1.5 hr. He was so friendly that time flew by. We really did not know what to expect in Oman or this tour, but it was absolutely amazing. The hike through the rocky terrain was beautiful albeit scary for some afraid of heights. The water and getting to the cave was well worth it. Definitely bring shoes for rocks that can get wet and are not slippery. I was worried about what to wear as a female but just some yoga like pants and a shirt was fine. After wadi shab, we stopped for lunch overlooking the sea, then on to the lake and then ended with a tour of the city. We definitely think the tour guide was a huge part in the success of this tour. My husband who is incredibly skeptical of these things said it was the best excursion or tour he has ever done and he loved Oman
    Friendly guide thanks him so much!
    moumoumengmeng, Jan 2020
    Our guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. He taught us a lot of cultural stories during the long drive. Wadi Shab need a tough walking. He always finds a good route for was and helped us very careful all the time. During the walking, he also greeting and helping people passed by all the time. Such a nice guy!!
    Wonderful experience
    Srecko_S, Dec 2019
    Ahmed, our guide is educated, cultured, decent, and when I got a little accident, he showed his human face. The location, although not close to Muscat, provides a wonderful experience. It's worth it!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Great day but expensive
    Ian_C, Dec 2019
    There were three of us and we really enjoyed the day out, our guide was a lovely guy, very friendly but he had clearly not done this regularly. We took a few wrong turns and were very late arriving for lunch. Lunch is close the Wadi Shab and to be honest the food was terrible. Although we enjoyed the day, it was very expensive for what you got. It would be cheaper to hire a car and even cheaper to pay a taxi driver to take you, especially if there are two or more people going.
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    Anna R, Nov 2019
    we spent a great day with an amazing russian tour guide! ilyas was very kind and friendly and teached us a lot about the ottoman culture! even if his origin is not ottoman, he knows the country as it would be his homeland! and wadi shab was just beautiful, and bimmah sinkhole as well! great experience! :)
    KAbrams5, Oct 2019
    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip! Our guide was so knowledgeable and helpful. There was a lot more swimming than we had expected, so be prepared. We were extremely happy that the company provided waterproof bags for our phones, since we didn't have our own. Amazing day!!
    Wadi Shab & sinkhole private tour
    Louise M, Sep 2019
    I highly recommend this private tour. Illyas was a fantastic and generous guide who indulged all our photo requests and didn't rush us at all throughout the day. Despite the long car rides, we stopped at convenience stores for snacks and again for stunning views at Illyas' suggestion. Lunch was simple, but enjoyed at a quaint family restaurant in a local town. Wadi Shab was amazing and in my opinion better than the sinkhole (we didn't swim at the sinkhole).
    Perfect full day tour!
    miriambausa, Jul 2019
    It was really amazing to swim in that beautifull natural pools. I recomend to wear some confortable shoes for walk and swim. It was the best excursion we did in muscat! Highly recommended! Thank you so much to the tourist guide and the diver!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Wadi Shab
    mark_h, Jul 2019
    An excellent day. The guide/driver was fantastic and couldn't have been more helpful. I will definitely be returning to undertake some of the other trips on offer.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Super Ausflug. Unbedingt machen.
    Anne_W, Dec 2021
    Wir hatten ein richtig schönen Tag. Wir wurden pünktlich am Cruise Terminal abgeholt und dann ging es ins Wadi Shab. Der Weg ist etwas beschwerlich, aber es lohnt sich. Das Baden war ein absolutes Highlight. Nach dem Besuch des Wadi Shab ging es zum Mittagessen, dieses war gut. Nach einem kurzen Badestop an der Bimmah Sinkhole ging es wieder zurück nach Muscat. Dort gab es noch eine kleine Stadtrundfahrt und wir waren wieder pünktlich am Schiff. Beim nächsten Mal buchen wir gerne wieder hier. Top Guide. Unsere Empfehlung unbedingt machen.


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