My first trip to Wadi Ghud

It was a thursday morning, as I was surfing the net on what other places that we can go here in Oman,there were a lot of results that came after my googling.The first one was Wadi Ghud “The Grand Canyon of Oman”. After reading about it I was amaze and trill and was ready to go.

Wadi Ghul- is an abandoned village, located to the northwest of Al Hamra in Oman. it was either this or Al Hoota Caves which I’m also planning to visit in the future. My wife said Wadi Ghul is like Jebel Shams its a mountain range that has a fantastic view.

She’s been there during the Eid-Holiday when I was still in Manila.

One of my wife fine shots,she's also have an eye for beauty

One of the spectacular view of Jebel Sham

Of course I wouldn’t let her get all the beautiful shots here in Oman. So I called our very friendly taxi driver to drive us all the way to Wadi Ghul. The drive will took about 1 1/2 hr. from our place, along the way I saw.

Bahla Fort

Bahla Fort

And I knew that we are getting near once I saw this mountain.

Going to the top

After much anticipation we arrived in the Old town of Ghul, the view wast just amazing its like the whole village was carved into the mountainside.


and as much as I want to go into the village, my wife was very prepared in wearing jeans and her china doll shoes (me being sarcastic). So I have to ask our friendly driver if we can go any closer to the village, which is a lot harder since we are on a vios and the terrain calls for a 4×4. haha

Nevertheless he drive us as much as his car can go, maybe because out of pity for my wife to walk on her Mall shoes. At the back of the village was a trekking site and a vast canyon.

I have to drag her all the way up with an umbrella  Our taxi waiting for us down the valley nice rock formation it reminds of  Prehistoric era or an oasis.

One of the canyons of Wadi Ghul

After the abandoned village, I asked our driver if we could drive until the end of the road on the way to the top of Wadi Ghul.

Here are some shots:

There was a tiny village at the bottom of the valley You will see huge gorge as you drive along.

actually I was aiming for the view behind he rbut still she made it more enjoyable. I tried going down on one of the canyon to see it closer.

Tan ta rara rannn::: we reach the top kudos to our driver for a job well done, well sort of this was the last stop as the flat road ends & if we want to continue a 4×4 is needed unless we want to wreck our tires & engine.

wifey having her frustrated model As I had this photo a song by the Carpenters play in my mind "I'm on the top of thw world and singing dum dum dum...

The whole trip took about 5 hours including the stops along the way but it was a fun-filled experience and the travel cost was very affordable.