You can expect lots of water on this trek. There will be a unique but short hike through banana plantations and local villages with the goal of reaching a secret waterfall at the end of Wadi Tiwi. You’ll also get the opportunity to explore the amazing waterfalls that can be found in the caves of Wadi Shab. Each day is an easy hike with lots of clambering over big rocks. After the excitement of this trip, you’ll get the chance to experience the charm of Muscat and visit an incredible traditional souq.
Accommodation will be in an Omani Farmhouse in Wadi Tiwi and all meals are provided. This trip is family friendly and suitable for children aged 10 and above.
Beginner: Mostly flat ground, over some rocks and few hills.
Swimming and floating skills required
Duration: Flexible – 1 to 4 hours
Length: Flexible – 1 to 10km
Day 1: Thursday Afternoon, Get out of town! Arrival into Muscat: 7:30 PM.
Pick up assigned transportation and head to dinner in the city, depending on arrival timing. Drive to Wadi Tiwi.
Day 2: Friday Morning: Trek and Swim through Wadi Shabb and Bimmah Sinkhole
We will have an early start to beat the heat, and the crowds! 8 am departure, reaching around 10 am. We will hike about 1 hour to reach the caves and swim through the keyhole and spend some time jumping and enjoying the wadi. We should be back at the cars by 1 pm. Everyone should plan to have some sort of flotation device, either a pool noodle or a lifejacket. There is water here year round, though the levels vary. We will head back for lunch at our villa before heading to the beach in the afternoon for more swimming at the Bimmah Sinkhole, or the beach.
Day 3: Saturday: Mibam Village Hike, Pools and Waterfall
Optional 4 -hour hike if you are fit. Divide into groups depending on how long people would like to hike to reach the waterfall. The maximum hike would be 4 hours, the minimum, 30 minutes. We will spend the morning here and then back to the house to pack up and head to the Muscat for a souk visit and then to the airport.