Welcome to Wadi Bani Khalid

Wadi Bani Khalid comprises a long series of plantations and villages that lie in or close to the wadi floor. All year round, water flows from a natural spring in the upper reaches of the wadi, supporting the abundant vegetation that makes it such a beautiful spot.

A few shops and coffeeshops in the villages near the wadi sell basic supplies. There are public toilets and a park at the base of Wadi Bani Khalid and at the picnic site at the pools.

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$213 Outdoor Activities

Desert Safari: Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat

Depart from Muscat in the morning in a 4 wheel drive via Fanjah. Travel through Sumail Gap to observe the village life in Rawdah and Al Akhdar. The tour moves to Wadi Bani Khalid, a picturesque mountain village, renowned for its wadis and rocky canyons, complete with massive boulders and cliffs. The turquoise pools that lie in between the canyon’s large rocks and caves offer a fascinating place with stunning view and perfect for a long swim. Enjoy a picnic lunch. The subsequent part of the tour moves through the isolated desert of the Wahiba Sands, crossing miles of golden dunes, the wilderness of Sharqiyah, home to the nomadic Bedouins for centuries. Visit to a Bedouin family where you can buy local handicrafts and enjoy a camel ride (at an extra cost payable directly). Enjoy the adventurous dune bashing and a camel ride. The tour leaves from the Desert to Muscat with some truly memorable experience.

$1807 Outdoor Activities

7 Day Oman Adventure

DAY 1 SundayBe picked up from your hotel or the airport. This day offers free time for you to explore and relax in walking distance to the beach and dining possibilities. Overnight Ramada Muscat. DAY 2 Monday (B,L) Highlights of Muscat. Today you visit the 5th largest mosque in the world, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Passing by the diplomatic quarter, you will be taken to the oldest and largest market in the country, Muttrah souq. Finally, see Muscat on a boat cruise while sipping your first ever Omani kahwa a way to wrap up the day! Overnight Ramada Muscat. DAY 3 Tuesday (B,D) Coast, Wadis and Turtles. We start the day with a leisurely hike through the twin wadis of Shab and Tiwi. Arriving to the fishing town of Sur, the home of Omani traditional Dhows (boat). At night, you will get the opportunity witness sea turtles coming to the shore and laying eggs! Overnight Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. DAY 4 Wednesday (B,D) Sand & Stone. We embark on a stunning coastal drive this morning before reaching Wadi Bani Khalid where water flows all year round. And for the main destination of the day, you traverse through the elevations of the vast Wahiba desert. Overnight Sama Al Wasil Camp. DAY 5 Thursday (B,D) The Green Mountain. Get in your 4wd and drive towards the nearby town of Ibra. The drive now takes you to Jebel Al Akhdar, the home of Omani rosewater. From Saiq plateau, you will have the perfect view of the terraces. Just at the foot of the mountain is Birkat Al Mauz, a magical place particularly during sunset. Continue to Nizwa for the night. Overnight Nizwa Hotel Apt. DAY 6 Friday (B,L,D) Nizwa. The Cultural Capital Explore the cultural capital of the country- Nizwa. As it is a Friday, you have the opportunity to watch the bargaining at the animal market where the herders bring their cattle to be auctioned once a week. This is followed by a photo stop at Nizwa Fort (entry to the fort is optional). Another beautiful castle, Jabreen, and another UNESCO site, Bahla Fort (photo stop only) are in your way before driving to Al Hamra. To the west of Al Hamra lies the road winding up Jebel Shams, the mountain of the sun. Enjoy the breathtaking views before checking in at your mountain resort. Jabal Shams Resort  DAY 7 Saturday (B) Wadi Bani Awf to Muscat. Another reason to get up so early: old village of As Sab on top of the mountain. Your rugged route to Muscat consists of a stop at the charming village of Bilad Sayt, followed by one of the most exhilarating off-road ride through Wadi Bani Awf. Visit the hot springs of Nakhl before heading towards Muscat, where your unforgettable journey ends.

$120 Outdoor Activities

Wahiba Sands Desert Safari 4X4

Leave Muscat in a 4WD Vehicle and head to Wahiba sands .travel into the Hajar Mountains and through Wadi Al Aqq continuing through the townships of Ibra and Al Qabil.enjoy the multi colored sands which Wahiba is famous for. In the Wahiba Sands, there are the most spectacular enormous dunes in the north east reaching up to 300 feet high .our guide will show you how experienced he is when dealing with the enormous Dunes of Wahiba sands. Afterward, proceed to the beautiful oasis of Wadi Bani Khalid - the famous Omani wadi of the sharqiah region, All year round, water flows from a natural spring at the top of the wadi, supporting the abundant vegetation that makes it such a beautiful spot. People head for the source of this water, which forms series of magnificent deep pools in the narrow end of the wadi, and Moqal Cave. Enjoy an easy walk through the river bed with leisure time to enjoy the cool weather of the rock pools scattered in the area.Back to muscat . This Tour is one of our best seller tour .All People planing fora holiday in oman book this tour with us thus its a to do in oman

$520 Private & Custom Tours

2 Days Nizwa, Wahiba Sands and Wadi Shab Package

Day 1       We will take you to Nizwa the capital of the interior, is the birthplace of Islam in the Sultanate of Oman. Nizwa boasts of the famous Round Tower Fort, built in the 17th century, and its Souq renowned for its Friday cattle auction, intricately hand-carved “Khanjars” (daggers) & ornamental silver jewelry. Jabrin, the finest of Oman’s castles built in the late 17th century, became a seat of Omani learning. The castle displays the highest achievement in Omani ceiling painting & beautifully executed woodcarvings. Then we take you to Sharqiyah region, there you will visit Wadi Bani Khalid, the evergreen wadi adorned with cascading water, forming a turquoise green pool, ideal for swimming. The journey continues to Wahaiba Sands, one of the most fascinating and mysterious regions of Oman. Notably, the dunes support an astonishing variety of flora and fauna and the ever changing patterns of dunes are a photographer's delight. Visitors can ride camels or experience the adventure of dune driving and visit Bedoine villages. Evening enjoy the camp fire & Dinner. Overnight stay in  the Wahiba Sands. (Lunch optional) Day 2          After Breakfast  depart to Sur. Then from there we  drive along the coastal road. The journey continues to Wadi Tiwi and the graded track to Wadi Shab, one of Oman's most spectacular wadis, flowing with fresh water most of the year alongside banana plantations and rocky paths. and proceed to Fins where a beautiful white sandy beach beckons for a relaxing swim. The drive continue to a Photo stop of Bamah Sinkhole  then to Quriyat, a small coastal fishing village and proceed to Muscat .  (Lunch Optional) Note: bring plenty of sunscreen, good shoes, and swimming trunks.

$80 Outdoor Activities

Private Safari Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat

A guide will come and pick you up and go directly to Wahiba sands to meet a Bedouin family, their hospitality will seduce you, share coffee and dates with them even some words if you had time during the drive to learn some Arabic words.  If you want, you can do some dune bashing which consists in going up and down the dunes like a roller coaster with your 4x4, for some thrilling fun.  Leave the golden sand dunes behind and continue to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the largest and most picturesque wadis in Oman where water flows all year round. Nestled deep into the mountains, it is a true oasis. You can cool down in the green pools or walk up the wadi and see more pools with waterfalls. Head back to Muscat.   (For your convenience, during the hot season we ask to start the tour earlier) Included: pick-up, 4x4, English speaking Omani guide, lunch water and soft drinks

$80 Shore Excursions

Muscat to Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid 4WD Desert Safari

Muscat What to do ...!!!!! Visit Oman ,Board a 4wd and be ready for the most fantastic wadi among Muscat tours. Head towards Fanjah, where you will have a photo stop for wadi & oasis. You drive through the Sumail Gap that divides the Western and Eastern Hajars. Where the ruins of Al Mansfah old mercantile community near Ibra is located. Head towards Wadi Bani Khalid. Drive past the village which has an endless plantations date now, you have Reached the magnificent Wadi. The pools are cool, deep and it's silky water perfect for a long swim. Then proceed to Wahiba, the undulating golden sands. Return to Muscat.

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