Fodor's Expert Review Al Hoota Cave

Nizwa Cave
Near the town of Hamria, the Al Hoota Cave extends over about 5 km (3 miles) underground. Visitors can explore about a half-mile of the underground ecosystem, following a the footpath, which ends at a 65-foot-deep underground lake. There are several facinating varieties of blind fish living in the lake, including some with no eyes at all that rely on sensitive papillae to sense their surroundings, and small pink fish whose bones are visible through their translucent flesh. Cave tours last just under an hour are are led by guides who are fluent in both Arabic and English. There is a nominal entrance fee, and only a limited number of guests are allowed to enter the cave at one time, so it is best to book ahead.
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Ar Rawdah–Al Hamra Rd.
Ad Dakhiliyah  Oman


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 7 rials, Sat.–Thurs. 9–1 and 2–5:15; Fri. 9–noon and 2–5:15

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