Muscat

Full-Day Private Wahiba Sands Desert and Wadi Bani Khalid Tour

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Full Day Private Tour to Wahiba Sands Desert and Wadi Bani Khalid
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover Oman’s natural wonders without the stresses of driving, navigation, and wondering how best to explore the sights—and the benefit of a private driver-guide for insight—on this private tour from Muscat. Settle into an air-conditioned 4WD, marvel at the oases of Wadi Bani Khalid, and absorb the beauty and stillness of the Wahiba Sands desert on a dune drive to meet Bedouins and ride a camel (additional charge).
  • Take in the Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid on a private tour from Muscat
  • Visit epic Bani Khalid, and meet Bedouins and ride a camel in Wahiba’s dunes
  • See more, learn more, and enjoy cultural encounters you’d easily miss if alone
  • Enjoy stress-free door-to-door travel by 4WD with your own driver-guide

What's Included

  • Water during the tour
  • Omani Tour Guide English Speaking
  • 4WD Vehicle / comfortable
  • Pick-up and drop-off to the hotel (Muscat area)
  • visiting Bedouin house people
  • Visa
  • Lunch
  • Camel RIde (8 USD per person)
  • Dune Bashing

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:30 AM

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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Reviews

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Lived up to expectations
Anna_A, Apr 2024
If you haven’t been to the dunes, this experience is definitely worth taking (Bedouin house was nice + you can walk up the dunes to see the landscapes). If you have, then this trip won’t add much - very few things are included (eg no dune bashing) and may not be worth the 3H drive from Muscat just for that. Wadi Bani Halid was good, but beware that it is overcrowded during holidays, so timing is key. Overall time spent in car on the day was indeed longer than time spent walking outside, so this is smth also to consider. Otherwise the tour lived up to our expectations, our driver/guide Nasr was very knowledgeable and accommodative.
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
An amazing day tour
Kim_w, Feb 2024
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Oman. The private guides at Sunshine Tours are very knowledgeable and work hard to ensure you experience a wonderful day out. We loved having the combination of seeing two spectacular sights in one day - both very beautiful.
One day in Muscat
MarcoAndrea_S, Feb 2024
It’s a long way from Muscat, but we remain very satisfied of our excursion. A particular thanks to Khalil, a very professional guide that drive us into the best possible in only one day!
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
Dream of going to the desert & riding a camel for the first time came true!
Daniel_O, Jan 2024
My Guide/Driver, Amer, was very knowledgeable, patient, professional, & super friendly. He made it possible for me to have good memories which will last a lifetime.
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
Awesome Trip in the Desert
Molly_R, Jan 2024
Muneer was an amazing tour guide. He was pleasant, knowledgeable, and accommodating. We went to the desert, mountains, and valleys. He made the trip wonderful and showed us the care we needed. I highly recommend Muneer!
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
Desert Delight
Monica_C, Dec 2023
You can't go to Oman and not see the desert! Muneer was an exceptional tour guide, putting in his best efforts to ensure I had a great experience on this private tour. The desert exploration was nothing short of magical and I'm already looking forward to returning and spending a night in this amazing landscape. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
My guide Khalil went...
Thomas_K, Oct 2023
My guide Khalil went above and beyond to ensure I was able to see and experience the Wahiba sands and the Wadi to its fullest. Khalil was knowledgeable of the history and culture of the areas and people to expand my experience.
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
Wonderful day out
niccolonoseda, Aug 2023
Lovely day out with Nasr, who drove us around the desert and the oasis, but also making stops to visit local hidden gems. Water and tea kindly served , including a taste of local food. Nasr was very knowledgeable and was a pleasure to spend time with him.
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
The tour we will remember
Ying_l, Jul 2023
I am glad I made my decision to see Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid oasis during my Oman trip. Riding a camel on hot san dunes definitely gave me a real feeling about Arabic world and swimming in the oasis was the highlight of the whole trip. Our tour guide Khalil Aljabri again showed his knowledge about Oman. At the end of the trip, he recommended an Omani restaurant Rozna to us, which was the most authentic Omani dinning experience we can get. Thanks to Khalil!
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
Wonderful tour
Nicolettec, May 2023
Thank you to our tour guide Ahmed for a wonderful tour and his kindness and hospitality making sure we had snacks and water, and ensuring we got to Wadi Bani Kahlid safely.
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
A first class desert experience
Janet_L, Apr 2023
A superb day with a superb guide, Khalfan. The desert sands, the wadi and the Bedouin house were all as I had hoped to see. The camel ride was fun! My guide was so competent, kind and courteous.
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
Great guide and experience
David_W, Feb 2023
Sharing the experience with our guide munir was a highlight of our trip. He was considerate, generous and enthusiastic. We enjoyed both the desert and the wadi even though they were very different.
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
Amazing day trip experience!
Scott_P, Feb 2023
This was an amazing tour, but the best part was our amazing tour guide, Muneer. He was very professional and friendly. He answered all of our questions, shared about life in Oman, and made sure we were comfortable at every step. He went above and beyond to make our experience incredible. Highly recommend this day trip and especially Muneer as a guide!
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
Amazing tour
Ilias_I, Feb 2023
Muneer and the team at Sunshine Tours Oman provided us with an exceptional Full-Day Private Wahiba Sands Desert and Wadi Bani Khalid Tour that exceeded our expectations. Muneer's vast knowledge of Oman's history, culture, and landscapes was impressive, and he tailored the tour to suit our preferences and interests. We started the day with a scenic drive through the rugged terrain of Wahiba Sands Desert. Muneer stopped at various points to point out interesting geological formations and give us insight into the local Bedouin culture. We also had the opportunity to take part in exciting activities such as dune bashing and camel riding, which was a unique and thrilling experience. Next, we headed to Wadi Bani Khalid, a beautiful oasis nestled between the Hajar Mountains. The tour included a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear pools and a short hike to explore the area's stunning scenery. Muneer shared with us fascinating information about the wadi's history and ecology, making the experience both educational and enjoyable. Throughout the tour, Muneer's attention to detail and his willingness to go the extra mile to ensure our comfort and satisfaction were remarkable. He arranged everything from transportation to accommodations and even recommended local restaurants for us to try. Overall, our Full-Day Private Wahiba Sands Desert and Wadi Bani Khalid Tour with Sunshine Tours Oman was an exceptional experience that we highly recommend to anyone visiting Oman. Thank you, Muneer and the team, for a truly unforgettable day.
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
Amazing!
Andrea_R, Feb 2023
Ghaith our guide was very nice and good company. He turned up on time, drove safely, bought us breakfast and was very happy to answer our questions about Omani life. The drive in the desert was amazing and the time spent at the Wadi was relaxing. Both great places to visit . A well planned day . Definitely able to recommend this tour.
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
Really good experience
Medina_M, Feb 2023
We loved the excursion, the guide Ghaith AlHadi was really nice, he teached us about a lot of things during the day. We really enjoyed his company and how he planned the day, so thank you for this beautiful experience! We recommend it without hesitation
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
Fantastic tour with a great tour guide
Katharina_P, Jan 2023
We had a wonderful tour to the wagons sands desert and Wadi Bani Khalid. Our guide Ali made sure we got the perfect experience, he had a lot of interesting facts about the sights and Oman in general and always made sure that we felt very comfortable. Thank you so much for the experience!
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
Holiday in Oman
fabienne_t, Jan 2023
This experience was great! We discovered Oman desert with our kind guide Khalil. He perfectly embodies the Omani spirit of hospitality. Bathing in the Whadi was also pleasant. We recommend this excursion.
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
ممتاز كثيراً (Amazing!!!!!)
Abbie_W, Dec 2022
We had the most amazing time!!! Our guide was incredible and made sure we tried classic Omani foods/drinks like Karak and hubz omani with chips omani. He was so informative and taught us a ton about Omani culture and let us practice our Arabic with him all day! He also made sure we were always well fed and hydrated! We had an amazing time going to Wahiba Sands and riding camels and walking through Wadi Bani Khalid! We both would highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Greetings from Sunshine Tours Oman. Thank you once again for trusting Sunshine Tours Oman and for giving us a perfect rating. We had the pleasure of showing you the country's traditional culture, history, and beauty. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for your next visit to Oman. Sunshine Tours Oman info@sunshinetoursoman.com +96892830836 / +9689696481
Marvellous trip, thanks to Hussein
Yuhanna_Z, Oct 2022
Our guide Hussein is marvellous! Very knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome! The tour certainly recommendable

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