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Wakan Village Tour

One of the most popular canyons in Oman and the most accessible one.

A large turquoise pool and lush greenery greet us at the start. We take a small boat to the other bank where the famous Wadi Shab trek starts. This easy hike will take us all along the canyon’s water pools and tall golden walls.

As we hike, explore some sections of the ancient irrigation system “falaj”, learn about local lifestyle and the challenges the mountain villages face on a daily basis. At the end of the trek, if the water level allows, we dive into the pool and swim through a narrow tunnel into a small cave with a waterfall, the scenes inside are fantastic. Our way back is the reverse route with more stunning views ahead.

We enjoy a filling lunch at a local restaurant in the village and make our way to the last stop of the day – Bimmah Sinkhole.

This sinkhole is quite a spectacle with golden colour rock framing a bold turquoise pool.  Brackish water in the Sinkhole is what gives it its colour. We hike down for a swim and head back.

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Price p.p

€150

Duration

5 hours

Location

Wadi Shab

Min. Age

12

Activity

Easy
Hiking
Swimming

9.30
meeting at the start of the tour in Wadi Shab and safety briefing.


9.30 - 12.30
trek through the canyon.


13.00 - 14.00
lunch.


14.00 - 14.30
visit to Bimmah Sinkhole.

Top of the range equipment

 

Internationally certified instructors

 

Local certified guide

 

First Aid trained staff

 

Water and soft drinks

 

Lunch

 

All entrance fees

 

Hike through a stunning canyon

 

Swim in crystal-clear fresh water pools

 

Learn about Oman’s ancient irrigation system and farming

This activity is applicable for clients that rent 4x4 & camping equipment with iDrive 4x4. You drive with your car from your location in Oman to the meeting point

Travel insurance. Make sure your travel insurance covers trekking.

 

Closed toe shoes, such as trainers or lightweight boots, are a must. You need something with good ankle support.

 

Dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.

 

Backpack for water.

 

Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.

 

A change of clothes.

 

Towel.

For the booking iDrive 4x4 will provide a voucher to the client.

 

Each participant must sign a liability waiver to participate in the trip. Where the participant is under the age of 18, a liability waiver must be signed by the participant’s legal guardian.

This activity is provided by a trusted business partner of iDrive 4x4.

 

Adventure sports have inherent dangers. Safe practices require all clients to listen carefully to and carry out the instructions given by the guides.

 

All equipment meets European Safety Standards. All equipment is checked before and after use and is stored appropriately.

 

Comprehensive safety procedures are in place

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