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Private Wadi Bani Khalid City Highlights Tour & Desert Safari

Price: $225.00
Private Full Day Wahiba Trip
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On this private tour of the Sharqiya region, you will experience the very best of Oman, from the quaint town of Fanja to the most beautiful wadis of Oman located in the Wadi Bani Khalid. Your excursion includes time to swim in a fresh water pool, bask in the warming sun after your dip, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch (at an additional cost), and visit hidden caves. You will even get to explore the Wahiba Sands Desert, where you will have a four wheel drive adventure through the stretches of glistening sand dunes.

Your day long nature tour will depart early in the morning from the Muscat Port gate. You will have the opportunity to snap pictures galore at your first stop at the Nakhl oasis and next in the quaint village of Fanja, where you will see the charming castle fort before heading to the warm springs of Thowarah. After taking time for the perfect photo, you will move on to the most breathtaking views of Oman, by way of lush plantations covered with palm trees and small mountain villages.

Once you have made your off road journey to one of the country's most amazing and beautiful wadis, Wadi Bani Khalid, you will see crystal clear water pools and unique rock paintings. Your time at Wadi Sahtan will allow for a dip in the water pools and even time for relaxing in the glorious sunshine. The wadi is massive and full of hidden caves. This part of your journey is exciting and serene at the same time. You will feel refreshed and at peace when your time at the wadi is complete. Enjoy a picnic lunch (cost not included in the tour price) to fuel your body before traveling onto your next adventure.

Later in the afternoon, you'll encounter the Wahiba Sands Desert, with its stretches and stretches of colorful sand ranging from orange to hues of amber. Your time in the desert includes a 4x4 adventure so you can really absorb the grandeur of this massive area. Where the sands meet the ocean, rock that has been compressed from sand has formed into abstract and unique shapes. Be sure to bring your camera to capture images of this magnificent landscape. From there you will head back to Muscat.

Please be advised: Normal tourst photography is acceptable, but it is considered offensive to photograph Arab women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. Photographs of government buildings, police, or military installations are not allowed.

Shore Excursion Size
Private
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
8 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Muscat Port gate. Further details will be provided in you electronic ticket
Food/Beverage Provided
Water and domestic softdrinks. Lunch available for purchase during break.
Recommended Dress
Comfortable lightweight summer clothing and walking shoes are suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles. Hats and some protection for the head are advisable when in direct sunlight. The Sultanate of Oman has conservative dress traditions. Swimwear must be confined to the beach and hotel pools. Men and women should ensure shoulders and knees are covered when in public, especially in souks, shops/malls and villages.
Restrictions
Must be able to get in/out of vehicle. Normal tourist photography is acceptable, but it is considered offensive to photograph Arab women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. Photographs of government buildings, police or military installations are not allowed. Collapsible wheelchair, walker, and motorized scooter access.