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Wahiba Sands (Sharqiyah Sands) Tours

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Wahiba Sands (Sharqiyah Sands)
Stretching over 125 miles (200 kilometers) from the Eastern Hajar Mountains to the Arabian Sea, the Wahiba Sands (also known as Sharqiyah or Sharqiya Sands) are Oman’s adventure playground. Named after the nomadic Wahiba Bedouin tribes, this desert region is known for its amber-colored sands and towering sand dunes, some standing up to 330 feet (100 meters) high. 

The Basics
A desert safari is a must to experience Oman’s natural wonders, whether its dune bashing in a 4x4, taking a sunset camel ride, or zipping through the dunes on a sandboard or quad bike. Small-group or private tours leave from Muscat or Bidiyah, and typically include a picnic lunch at a traditional desert camp, swimming at Wadi Bani Khalid, and a variety of optional activities. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Heading off-road in the desert is only recommended as part of a guided tour with an experienced local guide. 
  • It can get hot in the desert and there’s little shade, so bring a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water. A scarf to protect your face from the sand is also recommended. 
  • There is no cellphone coverage or Wi-Fi in the area.

How to Get There
The Wahiba Sands desert is about a 3-hour drive from Muscat, off the Muscat-Sur Highway at Al-Mintirib. The most popular way to visit is as part of a guided tour. 
 
When to Get There
The best time to visit Wahiba Sands is during the winter months from October to April. During the summer (May to September), temperatures can reach 104°F (40°C) or more.  

Wildlife of the Wahiba Sands
Wahiba Sands is renowned for its unique desert ecosystem and surprisingly rich biodiversity. Some 180 native species of plants, as well as more than 200 species of animals, can be found in the desert, including vipers, desert hares, sand foxes, and birds. The best times for wildlife watching are at sunrise or sunset, but guides will often point out animal tracks as you trek through the desert.
Address: Wahiba Sands, 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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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Desert experience - Private Wahiba sands full day tourDay Trips

Desert experience - Private Wahiba sands full day tour

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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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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$200.00 
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Wahiba Sands Desert Safari 4X4Day Trips

Wahiba Sands Desert Safari 4X4

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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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$214.00 
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  • 8 hours
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Wahiba Sands (Desert tour) price per vehicle)Day Trips

Wahiba Sands (Desert 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 you can had lunch there at local Omani restaurant then drive back to Muscat .
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  • 8 hours
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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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  • 7 to 9 hours
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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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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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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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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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Oman Desert Experience - Wahiba SandsMulti-day Tours

Oman Desert Experience - Wahiba Sands

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 Enojy the Experience in Desert • Residential area: The tents are made of black Bedouin wool. The accommodation tent size is 3X4 meters. The beds have mattresses covered with sheets and pillows. • The Toilets: The style of the bath rooms will be similar to the decoration of the rest of the camp. The toilet rooms and the bathrooms will be roofless to the desert sky and provided with soaps and clean towels for each client. Each tent has their private toilet located just outside the tent. • Lighting: The camp is lit by kerosene lanterns providing a very interesting ambience. FACILITIES A traditional Majlis, which contains Bedouin handicrafts, which shows the true spirit of life in desert. A traditional Arabian dining area covered with carpets. 
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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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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  • 9 hours
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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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  • 8 hours
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WOW Oman! Desert Nights Safari Tour – 2 Days TourNature and Wildlife

WOW Oman! Desert Nights Safari Tour – 2 Days Tour

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Two unforgettable days in the desert and oases of Oman. Immersion in the life of nomads. Subtleties of Arabic cuisine, rest near the ancient lakes with crystal clear water surrounded by date palms.
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  • 2 days
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Private Day Trip To Wahiba Sands & Wadi Bani Khalid, Price Up To 5 PersonDay Trips

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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  • 8 to 9 hours
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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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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Sharqiyah Desert SafariDay Trips

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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  • 8 hours
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Wahiba Sands to Indian Ocean Crossing (3days/2nights)Multi-day Tours

Wahiba Sands to Indian Ocean Crossing (3days/2nights)

Oman is one of the rare places on earth where the vast desert dunes descend straight into the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean. The towering dunes roll one after the other, with a sprawling expanse that is not replicated in our modern lives. Camping under the stars in the desert is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Our air conditioned 4X4’s will collect and you return from any location within Muscat. Our Omani guides speak fluent English, and our trips include full catering, drinks and snacks along the way.
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  • 3 days
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Wahiba Sands to Indian Ocean (4days/3nights)Multi-day Tours

Wahiba Sands to Indian Ocean (4days/3nights)

This tour gives you a first hand experience of the most majestic components of Oman - the desert and the Indian ocean. You will see, feel and live the beauty of the desert and salty air of the ocean. The epic expanse of the desert is a once in a lifetime feeling, not easily replicated in modern life. Waking up to the sound of the breaking waves is an unmatched level of peace and relaxation.
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  • 4 days
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Desert Safari & Camping Private Tour Nature and Wildlife

Desert Safari & Camping Private Tour

Experience the excitement filled overnight desert safari Oman to extend your Middle East heritage experience. We offer our guests the amazing desert safari overnight stay to give them a fun-filled glance to the Middle Eastern culture and desert lifestyle. A complete adventure tour, the overnight desert safari extends your Oman heritage experience with an overnight stay under the moon and star lit sky at our cap site. We give you an opportunity to take a step back in time and experience how Oman was about 5 decades back. The evenings present an incredible view of sun dropping under the horizon and you can watch a falcon soar near you. Oman desert overnight stay at camp is accompanied by a number of traditional Middle Eastern activities giving glimpse of their lifestyle like henna tattooing, camel ride, sand boarding, sipping the traditional kahwa, belly dancing, tanoura dancing and many more.
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  • 2 days
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Tour Fatimah 2 Days Package Nature and 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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  • 2 days
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2 Days Package TOUR JAMILANature and Wildlife

2 Days Package TOUR JAMILA

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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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  • 2 days
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4 Days Package TOUR FARAHMulti-day Tours

4 Days Package TOUR FARAH

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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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  • 4 days
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2 Days Coastal and Desert Experience Day Trips

2 Days Coastal and Desert Experience

Wadi Adventure Turtle Watching Desert Experience Enjoy Nature Learn Culture Oman Hospitality Know History Discover Extreme
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  • 16 to 20 hours
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FD 4WD Wahiba Sands & Wadi Bani Khalid - Day TourDay Trips

FD 4WD Wahiba Sands & Wadi Bani Khalid - Day Tour

This tour includes the visits of two of the most popular sightseeing spots in Oman, i.e. Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid. Since you will be coming to Oman, you cannot miss them!
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  • 8 hours
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3 Day Oman Tour from MuscatMulti-day Tours

3 Day Oman Tour from Muscat

Jabal Shams is the highest mountain in Oman 3000 m high , right in the heart of the Western Hajar Mountain chain in Al Dakhiliyah region, which also host Jabal Akhdar. Jabal Shams is one of the must-see attractions for any visitor to Oman, with views of the Al Nakhr Canyon so spectacular to be labelled as “The Grand Canyon” of Arabia, as well as its mild climate, exciting trekking paths Jabal Shams is a great place to escape the city lights and gaze at the starlit night sky. Hiking in Jabal Shams: There are three hiking routes at Jabal Shams: Al Nakhur Rim Hike (W6 Route), Al Khitaym to Wadi Ghul Hike (W6a Route) and the Jabal Shams Summit Hike (W4 Route) 1) Al Nakhur Rim Hike (W6 Route) AKA The Balcony Walk 2) Al Khitaym To Wadi Ghul Hike (W6a Route) 3) Jabal Shams Summit Hike (W4 Route)
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03 Nights 4 Days Mountain Desert BeachMulti-day Tours

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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  • 4 days
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