Soak up the views of rural Oman on a drive to the Wahiba Sands desert region. Take a thrilling dune bash over the ever-shifting, high dunes and a visit to a traditional Bedouin home to learn about their age-old way of life. Travel to Wadi Bani Khalid, a beautiful ‘wadi’ (dry river bed) with an idyllic natural pool. See the stone villages perched on the cliffs and get time to relax and swim in the pool
Visit two of Oman’s scenic treasures on a private day trip from Muscat. Travel by 4x4 to the Wahiba Sands desert and enjoy an exciting dune bash. Keep a lookout for nomadic Bedouins riding camels across the sands, and visit a traditional Bedouin home to learn about their traditions. Next, continue to Wadi Bani Khalid, a canyon dotted with palm-fringed natural pools. See the cliffside villages and enjoy time to swim in the pools and relax before returning to Muscat. Price is per vehicle, with a maximum of four people.
Wahiba Sands is a vast mass of undulating red and white sand dunes rising up to 200 meters and stretching as far as the eye can see. It is also a host to a large variety of flora and fauna and ever-changing patterns of dunes which are a photographer’s delight! Enjoy an exhilarating round of “dune bashing” in 4WDS. The sands are the traditional homes of the nomads and the Bedouins, so it is common to see them moving through the desert with their camels. In the middle of the desert, stop to visit a Bedouin home.
In sharp contrast to this is Wadi Bani Khalid, a beautiful Wadi indeed. The wadi has clear deep blue waters, where the shade of the palm trees are inviting for a relaxing siesta! Catch a glimpse of the pretty villages scattered all over the Wadi Bani Khalid as they cling precariously to the slopes of the rugged mountain-side (Please bring along your swimwear, the clear waters of the Wadi are very inviting.