Water activity

From Muscat: Wadi Shab & Bimmah Sinkhole Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: GidOman
Water activity

From Muscat: Wadi Shab & Bimmah Sinkhole Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: GidOman

From US$ 100 per person

Discover the main attraction of Wadi Shab, a magical waterfall within a cave, during this full-day tour. Take a 40-minute hike to reach the destination, where you can also dive into a couple of pools. Marvel at the Bimmah Sinkhole on the way back.

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Duration 8 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian, Arabic
Pickup optional
Pickup is from your accommodation in Muscat.
Private group available


  • Discover the impressive natural scenery of Wadi Shab and the Bimmah Sinkhole
  • Take a 40-minute hike through the canyon and swim at the waterfall
  • Enjoy a small-group tour with an passionate and experienced guide
  • Try a delicious Omani tea at a local coffee shop along the way
  • Benefit from comfortable return transfers to and from Muscat
Full description

Discover the incredible oasis of Wadi Shab - one of the last places in Oman where you can chill in fresh blue water surrounded by mountains. Enjoy a rewarding full-day experience as you explore this spectacular waterfall in a cave.

Start the tour with pick up from your hotel in Muscat. Hop into an air-conditioned vehicle and set off on a 2-hour scenic drive through the otherworldly landscapes of Oman. Along the route, stop at a local coffee shop to try an energizing Omani tea.

When you arrive at your destination, hidden away in the canyon of the dry river Wadi-Shab, take a very quick boat ride to the other side of the bank. From here, embark on your 40-minute hike. 

During the walk, experience the awesome power of nature which has forged the rock formations of this impressive canyon. Observe how the local farmers live and work, maintaining their crops in rough, rocky lands using the old irrigation system as their water supply.

Be sure to bring along your waterproof cameras and shoes so that when you reach the lake you can snap some photos and walk around the magnificent site. 

Admire the cascade of the waterfall and take a refreshing dip in the beautiful blue water to cool off from the heat. On the way back, stop to see a beautiful lake located in the Bimmah Sinkhole. 

Finally, return to the vehicle and begin the drive back to Muscat where you will be dropped off at your hotel and the tour concludes.

  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People afraid of heights
  • Non-swimmers
  • People with high blood pressure
  • People with low level of fitness

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Meeting point

Meeting point with tour guide at the port gates

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Hiking shoes
  • Waterproof camera
  • Water shoes

Know before you go

  • You will be contacted with your hotel pickup time details 24-hours before the start of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 103 reviews

Review summary

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Fantastic spot, loved it, but for other people who might want to go, this ‘hike’ to the wadi can be tough enough on your own, I saw people bringing toddlers with them, I wouldn’t recommend it. Can be slippery in bits so you need to pay attention, if you are not comfortable in water I’d also recommend getting a life jacket. If like a little bit of an adventure you need to go and do this!!!

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March 26, 2023

Abdurahman was a great guide and the day was awesome, definitely my highlight of Oman. Just a tip though - being able to swim is quite important for this one. They do provide life jackets, but if you cannot steer and propel yourself in deep water then you will probably need a lot of help from your kind travel companions.

March 26, 2023

This is a good day out, albeit a long one. It takes about 3 hours to get to the first place (the oasis), which is beautiful, then a further 30 mins to Wadi Shab. You’re at each location for around an hour, which doesn’t seem enough time for the long journey. I think it would be better to set off earlier (we didn’t set off from Muscat til 9am) so you can appreciate each place for longer. No complaints about the guides (who were great) or the transport, just felt we could have made more of the day.

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March 26, 2023

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