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Wadi Bani Khalid Tours

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Wadi Bani Khalid
The most-visited of Oman’s wadi, or river beds, Wadi Bani Khalid also is one of its easiest to access. Join locals at this picturesque oasis to swim in a string of natural aquamarine pools flanked by boulders and palms, and picnic along the rocky trails.

The Basics 
Two particularly popular spots at Wadi Bani Khalid are well-known here for their natural beauty: Moqal Cave and the crystal-clear natural pools at the wadi’s narrow end. A path from the parking lot leads to the biggest pool before the trail continues into an ever-narrowing valley where you will find smaller pools and a small cave system. Along the way, soak in the paradise-like scenery, stop for refreshments, and swim in the waters.

Alternatively, book a tour to Wadi Bani Khalid. The wadi is a popular day trip from Muscat, and typical tours incorporate 4WD transportation and a guide. Some tour options couple the wadi with a dune bash at the Wahiba Sands, or include it on multi-day Oman tours. These longer excursions can range from three to 10 days, or more, and cover an overview of Oman’s sights, such as Nizwa, Sur, and Wadi Shab.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bring comfortable shoes for walking the rocky wadi, and wet shoes for swimming.
  • Men and women should wear long-sleeved T-shirts and shorts to respect local customs.
  • Admission is free, and on-site facilities include a restaurant and restrooms.
  • Wadi Bani Khalid is not suitable for wheelchairs and difficult to navigate with strollers.
How to Get There
Wadi Bani Khalid winds northwest from Oman’s Arabian Sea coastline near Al Ashkharah. The shortest route by car from Muscat is via Route 23, although the coastal Route 17 is considered more scenic. Book a guided tour to skip the hassle of arranging independent transportation. No public transit runs to the wadi.
 
When to Get There
Wadi Bani Khalid’s easy accessibility means it gets busy during Oman’s peak season from  November to March, especially on Fridays and Saturdays. Other busy times include weekends and national holidays. Aim to arrive early or late on weekdays during the tourist season, when the weather is cooler and there are fewer crowds.

Making the Most of Wadi Bani Khalid
Get the most from your visit to Wadi Bani Khalid by continuing past the main pool to those beyond: These pools are more peaceful and dotted with waterfalls. Be ready to get a free pedicure in the wadi’s pools—the tiny fish in their waters often nibble toes. The trail also takes you to Muqal Cave, which you can enter to look around.
Address: Wadi Bani Khalid, Oman
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Private Day Trip To Wahiba Sands & Wadi Bani Khalid (desert Safari)Day Trips

Private Day Trip To Wahiba Sands & Wadi Bani Khalid (desert Safari)

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Its nature and adventure day trip, drive out of muscat, visit wadi bani khalid, enjoy swimming in 9 meters deep sparkling clear water pools, from there visit wahiba sands live the adventure dune bashing with our experience tour guide, have fun in high orange sand dunes. • Explore the Nature & landscape of Wadi Bani Khalid and Wahiba sands on this day trip • Travel in comfort 4x4 Air-Conditioned vehicle • All fees and taxes Included • Private Day Trip • Pick up and Drop off your Hotels, Port (For shore excursions passengers),Airport, Residence
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Private Safari Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from MuscatDay Trips

Private Safari Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat

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Head into Oman’s Wahiba Sands without having to worry about transport or missing out on the desert’s Bedouin heritage. This private full-day tour from Muscat serves up all the desert essentials and more: a dune bash, interaction with local Bedouin, and time at the palm- and pool-dotted canyon of Wadi Bani Khalid. Private 4x4 transport from your hotel, Muscat port or airport, and plus entry fees are included.
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Wahiba Sands And Wadi Bani KhalidDay Trips

Wahiba Sands And Wadi Bani Khalid

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Get out of the city and explore the deserts of Oman on this full-day tour. Depart from your Muscat hotel in a private vehicle and make your way to Wahiba Sands. Accompanied by a guide, visit with a Bedouin family and sample local coffee and dates. Explore the rolling dunes and visit wadis with green pools and waterfalls.
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Desert Safari: Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from MuscatDay Trips

Desert Safari: Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat

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Visit the Wahiba Sands and gorgeous Wadi Bani Khalid on a private day trip from Muscat. Board a 4x4 with a professional driver-guide, and pass the Hajar Mountains and plantations of Fanjah on route to Bani Khalid. Admire the paradise-like ‘wadi’ (river canyon), with its jewel-blue pools, boulders and palms; and savor a picnic lunch and swim. Next, head into the rolling dunes of the Wahiba Sands. Enjoy a sunset dune bash, visit a Bedouin camp and ride a camel (additional cost) in this epic setting before your return trip.
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Private Day Trip to Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from MuscatDay Trips

Private Day Trip to Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat

Delving into Oman’s Wahiba Sands desert and 'wadi' river gorges alone isn’t advisable for inexperienced off-road drivers. This private day trip solves the issue: transporting you into the sands and Wadi Bani Khalid aboard an expertly driven 4x4 so you can concentrate on the scenery. Speed over the Wahiba's dunes to meet Bedouins and ride a camel, and then relax at the mountains, palms, and natural pools of Bani Khalid.
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Private Tour of Wahiba Sands Desert with Wadi Bani Khalid by 4X4Private Day Trips

Private Tour of Wahiba Sands Desert with Wadi Bani Khalid by 4X4

Venturing into Oman’s Wahiba Sands isn’t recommended for inexperienced off-roaders, so making your own day trip from Muscat won’t do this vast desert justice. With this private full-day tour, experience desert scenery and life close-up with a guide for cultural insight and to introduce you to local Bedouins. Plus, visit Wadi Bani Khalid, a shady oasis of palms and pools. A boxed lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Desert Safari to Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from MuscatDay Trips

Desert Safari to Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat

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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 towards the enchanting Wadi Bani Khalid known as the lost Shangri-La. Reach the magnificent Wadi, before dune bashing.
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Private Day Trip To Wahiba Sands & Wadi Bani Khalid, Price Up To 5 Person

Its nature and adventure day trip, drive out of muscat, visit wadi bani khalid, enjoy swimming in 9 meters deep sparkling clear water pools, from there visit wahiba sands live the adventure dune bashing with our experience tour guide, have fun in high orange sand dunes. • Explore the Nature & landscape of Wadi Bani Khalid and Wahiba sands on this day trip • Travel in comfort 4x4 Air-Conditioned vehicle • All fees and taxes Included • Private Day Trip • Pick up and Drop off your Hotels, Port (For shore excursions passengers),Airport, Residence
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Wahiba Sands Tour with Wadi Bani Khalid tour (price per vehicle) Day Trips

Wahiba Sands Tour with Wadi Bani Khalid tour (price per vehicle)

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Stretching over 125 miles (200 kilometers) from the Eastern Hajar Mountains to the Arabian Sea, the Wahiba Sands desert (Sharqiya Sands) is Oman’s adventure playground. Named after the nomadic Wahiba Bedouin tribes, the region is known for its amber-colored sands and towering sand dunes, some standing up to 330 feet (100 meters) high. Depart Muscat continue drive to wahiba sand desert visit bedouin Family scat with them you can drink coffee with them and you can ride camel there also around RO.5/-Omani Riyal per person then continue drive to Wadi Bani Khalid visit Wadi Bani Khalid you can swim and relax there and you can had lunch there at local Omani restaurant then drive back to Muscat .
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Have you ever thought of attending a desert where you can explore the boundless sea of sand and feel the baking temperatures on your own? If your answer is yes, so the Wahiba Wilderness Tour is just for you!
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Desert Safari Sharing Tours

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This is Sharing tours we need minimum two persons in order to open this tours. However single person also can book this tour if he/she able to paying of 2 pax amount. If we found some other person on same date with same tours, we will be back 1 pax amount or else he/she can travel as private tours with 2 pax amount. Each 4x4WD vehicle can participate 5 person or Mini-Van can participate with 12 persons
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Wahiba Sands Desert Safari 4X4Day Trips

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Oman’s Wahiba Sands may lie within day-trip distance of Muscat, but exploring the high dunes is a no-no for inexperienced desert drivers. With this private tour, ride across the dunes by 4x4 to experience the desert’s beauty, and get the opportunity to enjoy the pools and caves of Wadi Bani Khalid—one of Oman’s river gorges. Entry fees and round-trip transport from Muscat port, airport, and hotels are included.
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Oman’s most scenic spots are out of reach of most travelers, unless you have your own transportation. During this in-depth, multi-day tour, you’ll cover the top sights in the desert, from towering dunes to picturesque wadis, or valleys. Travel between locations in a sturdy, comfortable vehicle, guaranteeing access to off-road attractions. Enjoy a night under the stars around a desert campfire and swim in a real-life oasis.
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Tour Fatimah 2 Days Package Nature & Wildlife

Tour Fatimah 2 Days Package

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2 Days Nature Tour, you will have opportunity to discover some of Oman nature, dive deep in sparkling clean blue water pools in wadi shab and wadi bani khalid, enjoy dune bashing in the desert with our experience tour guide • Visit Sinkhole, Wadi Shab, wadi Bani Khalid, Wahiba Sands. • Travel in comfort 4x4 Air-Conditioned vehicle • Stay one night In Turtle beach resort • Dinner and breakfast included • Watch the turtles in the night • All fees and taxes Included • Private Round Trip • Pick up and Drop off Hotels, Port (For shore excursions passengers), Airport, Residence
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Oman’s interior offers dunes, ‘wadi’ gorges, and mountains, all easiest to explore by chauffeured tour due to their challenging terrain. This 4-day private tour from Muscat delivers: with private transport and a driver-guide to negotiate the sands, tracks, and steep roads. Visit Nizwa and Sur, watch for sea turtles, explore 'wadis,' and bash the dunes and stay overnight in the Wahiba Sands, all without self-driving or having to arrange accommodation.
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Sharqiyah Desert Safari

Oman’s name is closely associated with desert. The desert in Oman is an extension of the Bedouin lifestyle with its ancient associations of traditional culture and authentic original customs.The Omani desert is characterided by the diversity of its plants and animals. And wadis (valleys) form a unique environmental system characterised by variety, diversity, and a wealth of natural attractions.
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Skip the hassles of planning—but keep the thrill of adventure—on this multi-day tour of Oman’s top desert sights. Accommodation, meals, and transportation are included, meaning you can focus on the stunning scenery. Get a peek at the country’s largest wadi and bathe in a real-life desert oasis. You’ll also sleep under the stars at a desert campfire, with an exhilarating 4x4 ride over sky-high sand dunes.
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Tour Jawahir 2 Days Package Nature & Wildlife

Tour Jawahir 2 Days Package

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Nature, adventure, historical 2 days tour, experience the desert for 1 night, watch the stunning sunset in the desert and dune bashing with our experience tour guide ,dive deep in sparkling clean blue water pools in wadi Bani Khalid and Wadi shab visit Sur and explore the history of Sur. • Travel in comfort 4x4 Air-Conditioned vehicle • Stay one night in the desert (Safari Desert Camp) • Dinner and breakfast included • Watch the stunning sunset in the desert • All fees and taxes Included • Private Tour • Pick up and Drop off Hotels, Port (For shore excursions passengers), Airport, Residence
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Tell My Friends! Safari Tour – 4 Days Oman tourNature & Wildlife

Tell My Friends! Safari Tour – 4 Days Oman tour

Our 4-day tour will introduce you to the mysterious and unique world of Oman. Inclusion : 1. Private transportation and tour fee for the vehicle. 2. Overnight accommodation for 3 nights at desert with breakfast and dinner. 3. Services of English speaking tour guide throughout the trip. 4. Entrance fee for different destinations as per the program. 5. Daily bottled mineral water on board. 6. Pick up and drop off, before and after the tour.
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03 Nights 4 Days Mountain Desert Beach

-this Tour is a very unique one as you are going to drive to the highest Peak in Oman ,Jabal Shams Mountain 3000 m high,and enjoy the view to the grand canyon of Oman. -the city of Nizwa is the religious Capital of Oman with its traditional Souq and gigantic Fort considered to be the one of the highlights of your visit to Oman. -another attractive in this program are the Wadis , where you can enjoy the nature in Oman and swim in the natural pools there.. there are two of the most beautiful wadis in Oman included in this program, Wadi bani Khalid and Wadi Shab.
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Tour Arwa 3 Days Package Nature & Wildlife

Tour Arwa 3 Days Package

3 days tour give you opportunity to visit Nizwa the old capital of Oman, and spend one night in spectacular desert wahiba sands, you will have enough time to swim in deep clear beautiful sparkling water pools in wadi shab and wadi bani khalid.Watch the turtles in the evening in Ras Al Jinz places and sightseeing to visit • Nizwa Fort & Market • Wahiba Sands • Wadi Bani Khalid • Sur • Ras Al Had • Ras al Jinz (Turtle watching) • Wadi Shab • Sinkhole • 1 night in Safari Desert Camp • 1 night in Turtle Beach Resort • Experience the culture and the history of Oman when you visit Nizwa • Experience the silent and watch the stunning sunset in the desert • Pick up and Drop off your Hotels, Port (For shore excursions passengers), Airport, Residence • All fees and taxes Included • Private Tour
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Essence of Oman (Elite)Multi-day Tours

Essence of Oman (Elite)

This tour offers guests a variety of tourist attractions, mountains, wadis, desert and sea.
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 Essence Of Oman TourNature & Wildlife

 Essence Of Oman Tour

Jabal Shams, the highest mountain of Oman at 3000 m, the city of Nizwa with its beautiful souq, Wadi Bani khalid with the natural pools, wahiba sand desert and the sunset there.
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Tour Malak 6 Days Package Nature & Wildlife

Tour Malak 6 Days Package

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6 days round trip give you opportunity to discover the top high light sightseeing in north part of Oman. Dive deep in sparkling blue clean water pools in wadi bani khalid and wadi shab, spend 1 night in the desert wahiba sands and watch the stunning sunset and enjoy dune bashing with our experience tour guide , Cross Range of Al Hajar mountain, Visit Grand canyon and Green Mountain, visit very old abandoned villages, Visit Nizwa the old Capital of Oman you will have enough time to stroll in Nizwa market and Nizwa fort, watch the turtles in the evening in Ras al Jinz,and many more sightseeing. kindly read the itinerary for more details. • Travel in comfort 4x4 Air-Conditioned vehicle • 3 Dinner and 5 breakfast included • All fees and taxes Included • live the local life • Private Tour • Pick up and Drop off Hotels, Port (For shore excursions passengers), Airport, Residence
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