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Wahiba Sands & Wadi Bani Khalid Private Tour

1. Wahiba Sands & Wadi Bani Khalid Private Tour

Cross the desert dunes of Muscat by 4WD vehicle, and experience the adrenaline rush of driving across the rugged terrain in an off-road mode of transport. Make your way to the Wahiba Sands to see the traditional homes of the desert nomads and Bedouin tribes. Keep a look-out for the nomads as they move through the desert with their camels. Visit a Bedouin home in the middle of the desert, and contrast the arid landscape with the clear, blue waters of Wadi Bani Khalid. Enjoy a relaxing siesta in the shade of the palm trees, and catch a glimpse of the pretty villages scattered across the slopes of the wadi. Marvel at how the houses cling precariously to the rugged mountain side. Bring your swimming costume to take a dip in the inviting waters! 

From Muscat: Wadi Sahtan Day Trip

2. From Muscat: Wadi Sahtan Day Trip

Get picked up by your friendly, local guide from anywhere in Muscat and go on a 7-hour day trip to the Wadi Sahtan. Travel by 4WD vehicle so you can navigate the rough terrain of the wadi.  On your way towards Wadi Sahtan, stop at the traditional Seeb fish souq, followed by a visit to the fruit and vegetable market. Then get back on the road north of Rustaq, which connects the interior town of Ibri via Wadi Bani Ghafir, Wadi Mabrah, and Wadi Hidaq.  Enter the Wadi Sahtan traveling via narrow dirt roads. Come across the Sahtan Bowl, known also as Mandoos, or the Chest of Oman due to its isolation. Keep your camera ready to capture the varied natural landscapes you come across in the wadi. Return invigorated to Muscat at the end of the day.

From Muscat: Nakhal Fort Day Trip

3. From Muscat: Nakhal Fort Day Trip

Get picked up from your accommodation in Muscat and drive along the magnificent Batinah coastline to Barka before heading south to reach the Oasis of Nakhal. Catch your first sight of the Nakhal Fort, which lies in a group of mountain foothills near an abundant source of water used to irrigate extensive date palm plantations. Visit the Nakhal Fort, built originally by the Sassanids during pre-Islamic times to defend against invading Arab tribes. Tour the present-day fort, which was reconstructed in the 17th century. Then head to Al Thowarah Hot Springs just a few kilometers from Nakhal Fort. Finally, visit another pre-Islamic fort in Rustaq, the former capital of Oman during medieval times. Get dropped off back at your accommodation in Muscat.

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4.8 / 5

based on 94 reviews

Nabil was a very friendly, courteous and extremely experienced guide. He guided us safely and informatively through the desert and Wadi Bani Khalid. Furthermore, he gave us extremely interesting recommendations for our further journey and gave us background information on Omani culture and society. We would do a tour with him again at any time.

Very good guide, very kind .. Hammed is an Omani boy of great culture and respect .... it is worth doing this tour only for his presence and availability ... he tells you all about Oman things and traditions Bravissimo! And we have made many trips around the world and excursions as many

Perfect and entertaining tour. Ahmed promptly picked us up from the airport and drove us to the Wahiba Sands Dunes in a large, new, comfortable car. He told us many interesting things about Oman and then we went to the Wadi Bani Khalid oasis. 100% recommended and reliable tour. Worth.

First experience with a private tour, I must say experience above expectations. Extremely expert guide. Excellent understandable English. He made us enter the Omani customs also making us taste some local foods. To recommend

Very nice visit Everything was perfect. Our guide Mohammad was awesome. The desert was beautiful and we swilled in wadi bani Khalid It was a perfect day