Balcony Walk – Oman’s Grand Canyon

The Balcony Walk, or Rim Walk, takes you around the western side of Oman’s ‘Grand Canyon’ offering some of the best views in Oman. The walk is about 6kms, and follows a stony donkey path. The walk starts at Al Khitaym or Wadi Ghul, depending on if you would like to ascend or descend for the majority of the walk. The ascent takes about 3-4 hours, with the descent taking about 3 hours. You walk over the rim of the An Nakhur Gorge, looking down into the Wadi en Nakhr. Pass abandoned villages along the way, inhabited until quite recently when the Government moved the residents out to more modern settlements. 

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Itineraries

Grand Tour of Oman

Muscat - Jabal Akhdar - Jabal Shams - Wahiba Sands - Raz Al Jinz - Salalah  

This Grand Tour of Oman gives you a comprehensive tour of all what Oman has to offer, with the opportunity to extend your time in the Northern region of Musandam, turning it from a two-week trip to a three-week trip.

15 days from £3995 p. p.

Oman self-drive tour

Muscat - Jabal Shams - Wahiba Sands - Muscat  

You may be one of those guests who love your sense of independent adventure, and a self-drive holiday in Oman might be the perfect solution.

8 days from £1605 p. p.

Walking Holiday in Oman

Jabel Akhdar - Jabal Shams - Wahiba Sands - Muscat  

Oman is one of the best trekking destinations in the Middle East, and there are a host of superb walks and hikes to be found.

9 days from £3250 p. p.

Related Hotels

The Sahab Resort & Spa

The Sahab Resort & Spa

$ $ $ $ $ Muscat  

The Sahab Resort & Spa overlooks a dramatic canyon in the Jabel Akhdar in Oman. The Sahab is a reasonably priced boutique hotel and is designed using local stone that blends seamlessly into the landscape.

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Alila Jabal Akhdar

Alila Jabal Akhdar

$ $ $ $ $ Jabal Akhdar  

The Alila Jabal Akhdar Hotel has a stunning location overlooking the Hajar Mountains in Oman. The Alila brings a sense of both luxury and style to this region of Oman. 

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