2-Day Tour: Wadi Shab Sinkhole and Sur

Muscat, Oman
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2-Day Tour: Wadi Shab Sinkhole and Sur
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  • Led by a local guide
  • Multi-Day Trip


This tour is both an outdoor and cultural trip. It can be enjoyed as simple one night camping adventure, or you have the option of one night in a 3 star hotel. This tour will cover the three major highlights of the eastern mountains and coasts of Oman: Hawiyat Najam, Wadi Al Shab and the town of Sur.

Hawiyat Najam, which translates to "Star Sinkhole", is believed to have been created from a falling asteroid. Here you will see the spectacular work of nature and listen to some of the folklore stories surrounding the place.

Visit Wadi al Shab, one of the most toured places by locals and foreigners alike. You may choose to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the canyon or venture through this spectacular canyon in a hike and swim that will take you breath away from the beauty around you.

You will get to experience cultural life of Sur, one of Oman's well known fishing towns. This will include visiting the fish market and the coastal shores of Sur where you can see the fishermen at their work. You will also be able to visit Ras Al Jinz for a turtle nesting watch at night.

Several meals are provided for you and you will get to eat like locals. Historically, Oman was a capital of international trades, hence the Omani cuisine is heavily influence by Asian and African dishes.


DAY 1: Muscat - Qurayat - Tiwi - Wadi Shab - Sur (L, D)

8:30am- Travel from Muscat to Qurayat (Sinkhole Park) 1 hour drive. You will take about 1 hour to walk around the park that was built around the sinkhole. There you will be able to witness a natural work of art, learn more about the area, as well as hear the all the folklore stories surrounding it.

From there you will travel to the tiny fishing village of Tiwi, where you will learn more about its history and learn much about Omani families.

11:00am- After a break for light snacks and juice, it's off to Wadi Shab for a hike through this spectacular canyon to the sea for a swim that will take your breath away from the beauty around you. There will be a place for you to change to bathing suits at the beginning (Modest swimwear is recommended and bikinis should be avoided). The hike is relatively easy and will take approximately 40 minutes one way. Swimming is highly recommended to fully enjoy the full experience. Life jackets and assistance are offered to swimmers and non-swimmers alike.

2:00pm- Lunch at a local spot will be rice with chicken, beef or vegetables.

Following Lunch, you will rest for few hours in the town of Sur. Those that are lodging in a hotel will be offered to be taken to their hotel to rest, while everyone else can join the group on the beach were you will be able to relax, maybe nap a little, or play some football on the golden beaches of Sur.

6:30pm- Dinner is provided in Sur, which is a fishing town, therefore it's highly recommend that you try some of the freshly caught fish.

8:30pm- At Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, you will wait for approximately 30 minutes until they locate the turtle nesting at the reserve beach. When a turtle is located, the group will be sent to the location to watch from up close. The most common nesting season for the turtles is from May to August. Other parts of the year are considered low season, and on some occasions, no turtles are found.

10:00pm- At the end of the day, you will be sent off to your hotel or, if camping, you will be joining the group at of the coasts of Sharqiya (East Coast).

Day 2: Sur - Muscat (B, L)

8:00am- Breakfast is provided in the hotel and at the campsite. Usually most hotels in Oman provide an English breakfast buffet. At the campsite you will have a variety of options including pancakes, cheese, eggs, bread, tea, and juice.

9:00am- Start exploring the city of Sur by visiting the fish market and the old market. You will take a look at some of Sur’s highlights and learn about what makes the city of Sur such a unique destination in Oman.

12:00pm- Transfer from Sur back to Muscat. Your expected arrival time is 2:30–3:00pm with lunch being served on the way.


  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • National Park fees
  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Minimum age is 16 years

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Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

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