Private tour

Wahiba Sands & Wadi Bani Khalid Private Tour

Private tour

Wahiba Sands & Wadi Bani Khalid Private Tour

From US$ 400 per group up to 4

Discover the sand homes of traditional nomads on a 4WD tour to Wadi Bani Khalid. Marvel at an oasis of deep blue waters in the desert. See pretty villages scattered across the hills, and experience the adrenaline rush of driving over the rugged terrain.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic
Pickup included
08:00 AM - Pick-up from your hotel in Muscat city. There is an additional charge of $70 for pick-up from Millennium Resort, Al Nahda Hotel, Dunes and Sifawy Boutique Hotel.
Private group


  • Cross the sand dunes of Muscat by 4WD vehicle
  • Visit a traditional Bedouin home
  • Jump into the clear blue waters of the wadis
Full description
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! 
  • Transportation by 4WD vehicle
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Bottled water
  • Camel ride (optional)
  • Meals
  • Gratuities and tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This is a moderate activity that includes some short walks and dune bashing
  • Please dress is casual/sports clothes
  • Please dress smartly and respectfully for the older parts of Muscat
  • The supplier reserves the right to cancel any tour or alter any part of the tour at their discretion. Schedules, routing, and information published here are subject to change (e.g. weekends, event dates, weather conditions, public holidays, and so on)
  • In case of a no show, there will be a 100% cancelation fee
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 60 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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An enjoyable trip - the driver was particularly helpful throughout the trip. It would be useful to say to take towels in the what to pack section for bathing in the Wadis. Also a picture of what is acceptable to wear when swimming at the wadis (it was displayed on a signpost at the Wadi). We did think lunch was included.

April 1, 2023

We had a fantastic day. Our guide Ahmed was very knowledgeable and informative, and as well as giving us a lot of information, also gave us a lot of insights into the everyday lives of Omanis. A delightful man! First stop was the Bedouin camp, and although no one was there due to the time of the year we were still able to go into the main room and look around. Dune bashing was fun, and the scenery stunning. Swimming at Wadi Bani Khaled was idyllic. It was very quiet due again to the time of the year. The day did seem a little pricey for what you get, but an excellent experience nevertheless.

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April 1, 2023

A good tour with comfortable car, friendly and informative guide. However, we weren’t offered the camel tour (which we knew was optional anyway) or the visit to the Bedouin village which we thought was included. We really enjoyed the wadi and dune bashing though!

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 61184