Muscat

Full-Day Wahiba Desert and Wadi Bani Khalid Group Tour

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Desert and Wadi Bani Khalid Group tour
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

    What's Included

    • Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle

      Meeting And Pickup

      Pickup points

      Select a pickup point

      Start time

      08:00 AM

      What To Expect

      Wadi Bani Khalid

      2 hours Admission Ticket Free

      Wahiba Sands

      1 hour Admission Ticket Free

      Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Most travelers can participate
      • The total attraction duration is 3 hours, the rest of the time is for travel time.
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
      Operated by GidOman

      Cancellation Policy

      You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

      • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
      • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
      • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
      • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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      Mhyar_M
      I recently had a trip where Hamood was our guide, and it was amazing. He knew a lot about the places we visited and made the tour fun and interesting. He was also very kind and helpful, making our trip smooth and enjoyable.

      Reviews

      5.0
      23 reviews
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      Desert Safari
      ErikaChristine_E, Feb 2024
      Stunning spots and our two tourguides were absolutely amazing! Desert is not overcrowded (like in Dubai)
      Response from Host, Feb 2024
      Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that you found the spots stunning and that our tour guides made your experience amazing. We take pride in providing a less crowded and more authentic desert experience. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back for more adventures in the future!
      Worthwhile trip from Muscat
      Shajeen_S, Feb 2024
      Definitely a worthwhile experience. Our tour guide Abdul was fantastic and really accommodating. He was very patient and took time to explain things to us or take photos or let us spend more time in the Wadi. The dessert experience was really nice and the driving was really fun. We had coffee and dates in a Bedouin afterwards. Wadi Bani Khalid is the highlight for sure. Lunch was served there and was a really nice buffet meal with plenty of food and drink options. The Wadi itself is very big but be aware it's quite deep so you need to be a decent swimmer or you can try the kids' pool which is much smaller. The only downside is that there is a lot of time taken driving to these places but apart from that it was a very worthwhile experience!
      Response from Host, Feb 2024
      Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you found the tour worthwhile and that Abdul made it even more enjoyable with his fantastic service. Your feedback about the desert experience, the Bedouin coffee, and Wadi Bani Khalid is greatly appreciated. We understand the concern about the travel time, and we're glad it didn't overshadow the overall positive experience. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again on future adventures! GidOman Tours Team
      great trip
      Manuel_T, Feb 2024
      great experience, yakoob is the best guide. Wabiha sands are amazing. also the car is modern and confortable
      Response from Host, Feb 2024
      Thank you for your positive feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience and that Yakoob, your guide, made the journey memorable for you. It's wonderful that you enjoyed the amazing Wabiha Sands and found the car to be modern and comfortable. We appreciate your kind words, and we look forward to hosting you again for more fantastic experiences in the future!
      Off-Road Drive in the Sands with Bedouin Tent and Camels
      Mhyar_M, Jan 2024
      I recently had a trip where Hamood was our guide, and it was amazing. He knew a lot about the places we visited and made the tour fun and interesting. He was also very kind and helpful, making our trip smooth and enjoyable.
      Response from Host, Jan 2024
      Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with Hamood as your guide! We're delighted to hear that he added to the enjoyment of your trip with his knowledge, fun spirit, kindness, and helpfulness. We appreciate your kind words, and we hope to welcome you back for more amazing adventures in the future! Best regards, GidOman Team
      Great day trip
      Louise_V, Jan 2024
      Salim was a great tour guide. Kind, knowledgeable and very good English. Nothing was too much trouble, taking photos, picking me up at the hotel and dropping me off. He had lots of information to share during the journey. The wadi is beautiful and the sands like being in another world.
      Response from Host, Jan 2024
      Thank you for sharing your positive experience with Salim! We're delighted to hear that he was a great tour guide, offering kindness, knowledge, and excellent English-speaking skills. It's fantastic that Salim went above and beyond, ensuring nothing was too much trouble, and making your journey seamless from hotel pick-up to drop-off. The beauty of the wadi and the unique experience in the sands indeed create memories of another world. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back for more adventures in the future!
      Awesome
      Matthew_B, Jan 2024
      Visting the Wadi Bani is a spectacle that must be seen. It's well worth the almost 3 hour drive from Muscat City Centre.
      Response from Host, Jan 2024
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the beauty of Wadi Bani. We're thrilled that you found it to be a must-see spectacle and that the almost 3-hour drive from Muscat City Centre was well worth it. Your appreciation means a lot to us, and we hope to welcome you back for more captivating experiences in the future!
      A great trip
      Roman_B, Jan 2024
      It was a great day with a friendly and professional guide. I recommend this trip. Wahiba Sands, Wadi Bani Khalid is a must see.
      Response from Host, Jan 2024
      We truly appreciate your kind words and are delighted to hear that you had a great day with our friendly and professional guide. It's fantastic that you enjoyed the must-see destinations like Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more incredible experiences in the future!
      Great Tour
      Mirela, Dec 2023
      What made this tour amazing was Ahmed, our guide/driver. He answered all the crazy questions we had, and he kept us entertained the whole time. Thank you for a fabulous day!
      Response from Host, Jan 2024
      Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that Ahmed, our guide and driver, made your tour so enjoyable. Providing informative and entertaining experiences is what we aim for, and we're delighted Ahmed could do just that. Your appreciation means a lot to us, and we'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Ahmed. We hope to welcome you back soon for more fabulous adventures!
      Really enjoyed this tour,...
      Mikaela_G, Dec 2023
      Really enjoyed this tour, and Yaqoob was the perfect guide - very knowledgeable, super friendly and he knew all the good photo spots! Highly recommended.
      Response from Host, Dec 2023
      That sounds like an amazing experience! It's fantastic to hear that Yaqoob, your guide, made the tour enjoyable by sharing his knowledge, being friendly, and guiding you to the best photo spots. Thanks for recommending the tour—I'm sure others will appreciate such a knowledgeable and friendly guide!
      Just do it. You won't regret it.
      Evette_S, Dec 2023
      Very welcoming and friendly driver. Both he and his partner (driving another group) were happy and eager to share their culture with us. Clean, comfortable vehicle. Safe. Around 2.5 hours to the desert, but a scenic route the entire way, as is typical throughout Oman. Photo ops with camels (caged), dunes, a coffee stop at a traditional Omani home, and a little bit of dune bashing. Lunch was a buffet with very fresh offerings. Try the camel meat. I honestly lost track of the times to the other destinations. We were having too much fun. Wadi Bani is stunning. Be aware that some footpaths are along water channels which are raised and slightly narrow. Ladies, if you want to swim, bring shorts. I had a one-piece, but additional covering for the bottom is preferred. For that reason, I opted not to swim. Please be respectful of their customs. The water is deep. I'm not sure if it's fresh or seawater, but consider that if you're not a strong swimmer. Do not let the lack of reviews deter you from booking. I would 100% book another tour with this company. - Female traveling solo. Not sure how this happened but our group consisted of other solo travelers.
      Response from Host, Dec 2023
      Thank you for sharing your detailed experience! It sounds like you had an incredible journey with welcoming and culturally engaged drivers who made the trip enjoyable. Your insights into the scenic route, cultural experiences, and the stunning Wadi Bani are incredibly helpful for future travelers. Your thoughtful advice about clothing and swimming options, as well as the respectful approach to local customs, is highly appreciated. Your reassurance about booking with this company despite the lack of reviews is invaluable for others considering similar tours. It's wonderful to hear that your experience as a solo traveler, unexpectedly alongside other solo adventurers, was positive. Your feedback will undoubtedly assist others in planning their trips.
      Une expérience exceptionnelle.
      Nadia_E, Jan 2024
      L'accueil chaleureux de notre guide ainsi que sa ponctualité. Mr ABDULLAH a été à l'écoute et au petit soin tout le long de notre excursions. Sa connaissance des lieux est un atout. Il a su répondre à toutes nos interdictions et nous a appris beaucoup sur la ville et ses environs. Le désert un plaisir pour les yeux , que dire du wahid ... juste exceptionnel ce dégradé de couleurs , l'eau est fraîche excellent avec le soleil de plomb. Un conseil, suivis les conseils de votre guide et faites lui part de vos envies il s'occupera de tout .
      Response from Host, Jan 2024
      Merci beaucoup pour vos aimables paroles. Nous sommes ravis d'apprendre que vous avez apprécié l'accueil chaleureux et la ponctualité de notre guide, M. ABDULLAH. Sa connaissance approfondie des lieux et son attention tout au long de l'excursion sont très appréciées. Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez pu profiter pleinement du désert et du Wahid, et que l'expérience ait été exceptionnelle avec les dégradés de couleurs et l'eau fraîche. Merci de suivre les conseils de votre guide, et nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous accueillir à nouveau pour de nouvelles aventures !
      Erstklassiges Wüstenerlebnis!
      Fabian_K, Jan 2024
      Die Wüste Wahiba Sands ist ein unvergleichliches Erlebnis. So schön und eindrücklich sind die Sanddünen nahezu klischeehaft. Wir hatten genug Zeit um in der Wüste sowohl spannende Erlebnisse aus dem Auto heraus zu haben als auch für einen ausführlichen Foto-Stop. Unser Guide Abdullah ist ein super freundlicher, etwas zurückhaltender Omani, den wir auch auf den Stunden der Autofahrt von und nach Maskat alles fragen konnten und nochmal viel über Land und Leute erfahren haben. Der Wadi war für uns eher nice to have da ziemlich touristisch. Für sich genommen aber natürlich schon schön.
      Response from Host, Jan 2024
      Thank you! Delighted you enjoyed the Wahiba Sands experience with Abdullah. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back for more adventures!
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