Jebel Shams tour with balcony walk
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Attractions & guided tours

Jebel Shams tour with balcony walk

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 7 hours to 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the Jebel Shams Mountain and Al Hamra village
  • Try the panoramic Balcony Walk on the Grand Canyon
  • Take great photos on the Grand Canyon
What to expect

Your journey will start at 08.30 am from your hotel/selected location. The tour guide will take you on the road to the Jebel Shams Mountain, which means the mountain of the sun. It's 3009m on the sea level, the highest pick in all the Arabian Peninsula, and the most impressive mountain of all the Al Hajar complex in Oman.

You’ll have a stop at the photographic point on the Grand Canyon, which offers a spectacular view over the surrounding valleys and Wadis. After you will start the “Balcony Walk” from the Khateem village, the starting point for the Balcony Walk, which winds along the edge of high cliffs up the rim of Wadi Nakhr to the last abandoned village. The walk you’re going to do is a soft one and it will take approximately 30 minutes and then you will go back to the starting point. During it, you’ll have the chance to take beautiful pictures of the panoramic landscape which it’s offered by the canyon.

Enriched by this amazing experience, you’ll go with your guide to the resort for lunch. A break with good food and some relaxation will restore your senses and prepare you for the drive to Al Hamra village. There, you’ll admire the old houses made by mud and visit a little museum located in one of the traditional restored houses within the village. The locals will guide you in the interiors of this typical Omani house and tell about their uses and traditions at home. They will also demonstrate how they use to prepare qahwa (or omani coffee) and create ceramic vases in the old days. In the late afternoon, you will go back to your hotel in Muscat.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Private transportation in 4x4 vehicle
    • Professional private guide
    • Lunch in a local resort
    • Mineral water
    • Guided walking private tour
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    What's not included
    • Personal equipment
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Tips (optional)
    • Health/travel insurance
    Reduced price
    • Infants (age 0-5): free admission
    • Children (age 6-11)
    Where

    Pick up from any hotel in Muscat or from Muscat airport

    Meeting point:

    Please re-confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator.

    What to remember
    • It's recommended to wear sneakers and comfortable clothes but you must be respectful of the country's rules (no exposure of shoulders and knees for adults, no transparent clothes, etc). In case of any particular need for the trekking please take your own personal care items.
    • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator at least 48 hours before departure. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
    • Your belongings are your own responsibility and the local operator is not responsible for any lost belongings during the trip
    • Please note that the tour could be subjected to any unpredicted change during the Ramadan period. However, the local tour provider will be always ready to support the guests and guarantee the best services as possible. Furthermore, the tour will not be available on the religious holidays established by the Oman law (ex.: Eid days)
    • The local operator takes no responsibility for any damage, loss, accident, sickness, injury, or death that the guests may suffer or incur arising out of the tour and activities and/or in connection with the contract with and/or the operator of any activities
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    When
    • Daily
    • Pick-up starts at 08.30 am
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    Provider
    AFAQ Travel & Tourism
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 1 day before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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