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Al Hoota Cave

Al Hamra, Oman
+968 24 391284
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Amazing place very near Muscat

Nice surprise in the highway. We didn't plan to go there, but saw a lot of signs that caught our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ana C
via mobile
Nice and big cave

This cave looks nice, we reached there by car very easy because it is advertised and after... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Luana V
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Al Hamra, Oman
+968 24 391284
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice surprise in the highway. We didn't plan to go there, but saw a lot of signs that caught our attention. Decided to deviate 15km from the main road and after that, we were very happy with our decision. A very well established place, with...More

Thank Ana C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cave looks nice, we reached there by car very easy because it is advertised and after purchasing tickets we reached the cave by a train and we had a tour guide. This cave is quite long and you can see many shapes formed by...More

Thank Luana V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Al Hoota Cave is a natural cave located in Al Hamra, Oman.The cave is about two and a half hours drive from muscat. Beautiful rock formations. Lion like formation besides small elephant are the classic natural formation. Understand this is a unique cave and only...More

1  Thank Srinivasan_manickam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place for tourists and they will escort us with 1 guide who lead us in to the cave. well organized and well guided. Nice place to visit.

Thank LeadingSteps
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for tourists and they will escort us with 1 guider who guides us in to the cave... And he will tell what is/was/will happen inside that cave every day

Thank Lakshman Muthia... V
Reviewed 16 July 2017

the cave might not be as impressive as Georgia's or Lebanon's Caves in term of size, but the museum at the station is. The presentation of information about the cave and the shared knowledge is very impassive at the museum. I been there sometime around...More

Thank Khabouri
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Firstly if you have a question on how to reach this place you need to go on the Nizwa highway 15. To reach the Nizwa highway travel on Sultan Qaboos highway till after the airport, take the Nizwa exit, at the roundabout go straight. That...More

Thank harishbala
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is a nice intro to those who haven't seen a cave before; it's a well organised experience and fully guided. I wouldn't recommend investing effort in coming all the way just to see these caves thought. It's way away from main tourist attractions, expensive...More

Thank GoranWembley
ibrahim A, General Manager at Al Hoota Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hi, we are so glad that enjoyed your tour in Al Hoota cave. As for the pre-booking system is to ensure that the visitor will enter the cave after a long distance travel where the Cave system allows us the entry of a specific number...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017

This was definitely the highlight of our recent trip to Nizwa. Its around 45 min drive from the city center. The sign boards are not too adequate and had to use a GPS to get there. The place has been well setup for tourists. There...More

Thank eby83
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived to find we were the only ones st the cave on a Friday morning at 10:00. We bought our tickets and had half an hour until the train left so we looked around the gallery upstairs which was interesting. We were the only...More

1  Thank Misterjacobson
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6 September 2017|
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Response from Ana C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we saw other couples with babies leaving the stroller at the entrance and carrying the baby. It's just about 40 minutes inside the caves, after that stroller again :)
Mukesh B
10 January 2017|
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Response from Imran K | Reviewed this property |
The best route for you would be to drive to Yanqul and then to Ibri. From there you can drive to Bahla and further down to Al Hoota Cave. It should take you around 3.5 hours from Sohar.
Iyer S
2 December 2016|
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Response from Vinpreadi | Reviewed this property |
During holidays strictly yes or you may not be able to see as only restricted number are taken in.