Wadi Shab offers you lots adventures – swimming, hiking and cliff jumping and hides one of the most amazing caves I’ve seen. It is not that straightforward to get to Wadi Shab as I heard. It’s easily accessible by any car. But you need to park you take a boat. That’s why you can’t get there by your own transport.
Renting car in Oman might be expensive there are other ways of traveling. Of course, you can ask in your hotel for guides, they will have plenty of exccursions.
Alternative transportation ways of traveling in Oman:
- Hitchhiking in Oman is possible!! Just like in any other country try to stop any car to give you a lift.
- If nobody stops you can always take a shared taxi – it’s a normal taxi but usually taking maximum passengers as seat number. During the trip some are getting out and other are getting in. This is actually exciting to observe local people.. It’s a great way of traveling! There’s one rule – agree the price before you get in. I usually spend around 3 Rial for 100-150 km. But for Wadi can be a little more as the driver sometimes need 4×4 car and it’s not an easy drive. Regular trip from Sur to Wadi Shab or Wadi Tiwi cost 45-50 Rial (for a car). So if you find other passengers it’s quite cheap.
To see amazing Wadi Tiwi visit: https://freestyletraveling.com/hiking-trail-to-unspoiled-wadi-tiwi/
Famous cave in Wadi Shab – it is reachabe, it’s at the very end of wadi. But you would need to swim on a deep water. At the end you need to swim through a very narrow exit to get to the cave. There is no place to stop and have a rest but getting into that cave is something you will never forget!! This is one of the places to visit in this world. Sometimes the water level is so high that getting inside the cave is impossible. During summer time water tide is very low so it’s extremely easy to get to the cave. In winter time, when I was there, swimming that section may be a bit scary and I have to say I was concerned but just had to do it. There are few people but I was lucky to be alone in the cave. The rocks can be slippery. Inside the cave there’s a huge waterfall and ropes atatched to the top of the rock, so you can climb and jump. I was too tired and too scared to do it. If I had a companion with me definitely doable!