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  • Address: Wadi Bani Khalid, Oman
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Wadi Bani Khalid Tours

One of the wettest wadis in Oman, Wadi Bani Khalid is truly an oasis where villages and plantations spread out across the fertile floor. Famous for its natural beauty, there are two particularly popular spots to visit in Wadi Bani Khalid: Moqal Cave and the crystal clear natural pools at the narrow end of the wadi.

Moqal Cave is a half-hour walk past the village of the same name near the end of the valley floor. It’s possible to head into the narrow cave without a guide; just remember to bring a torch and be prepared for some scrambling.  

At the spring-fed natural pools, mini waterfalls tumble down limestone crags to the pools popular with swimmers. Fancy a free pedicure? If you dangle your legs in the water, little fish will come up to nibble away your dry skin! For stunning views of the wadi plantations, stop at the Tourist Service Center parking lot on the approach road from Moqal Cave.

Practical Info

Wadi Bani Khalid is 126 miles (203 kilometers) from Muscat. Both the pools and Moqal Cave are well signposted from the Muscat-Sur Highway, and the Tourist Service Center is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the natural pools, it’s respectful to dress modestly with shorts and a T-shirt covering your swimming costume. There are picnic huts by the pools, which get busy with families on holidays and weekends.

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Desert Safari: Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat, Muscat, null
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Desert Safari: Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat

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Visit Wadi Bani Khalid and Wahiba Sands. Visit the Bedouin House, enjoy dune bashing and view the sunset.

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $213.00
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Private Day Trip to Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat

Enjoy a day trip to the most attractive place in the north eastern part of Oman, Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid. Wahiba sands is the desert with a vast mass ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Desert Safari to Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat, Muscat, Day Trips
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Desert Safari to Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat

Board a 4WD car and head towards Fanjah and make a turn near Bidbid which continues on the route to Ibra. Visit the ruins of Al Mansfah near Ibra, then head ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $516.50
Private Tour of Wahiba Sands Desert with Wadi Bani Khalid by 4X4, Muscat, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Private Tour of Wahiba Sands Desert with Wadi Bani Khalid by 4X4

Head out to the Sharqiya Sands, commonly referred to as the Wahiba Sands Desert, on this full-day private tour. Explore this region named for the Bani Wahiba ...  Read more

Location: Muscat, Oman
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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