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Address: Road 23 apprx. 40 km from Bidiyyah | Muscat-Sur Road, Oman
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Aquatic Hikking, AMAZING!!!

I was extremely nervous and did not know what to expect from a day of Aquatic Hiking Wadi Bani Khalid. This was truly one of the best things I have ever done, this requires the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I was extremely nervous and did not know what to expect from a day of Aquatic Hiking Wadi Bani Khalid. This was truly one of the best things I have ever done, this requires the ability to swim at least 300 metres and you has have a reasonable level of fitness as you are required to climb over rocks and... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It entirely depends in which season you visit and then only you will review this as excellent, good, average or poor. I visited the site twice unfortunately both in summers. Probably that is why i rate this site as average. However, as per Oman standards there is a lot of water and wadi is a good time spend. Though the... More 

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Sunbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We visited Wadi Bani Khalid on a very hot and sticky April day. After parking the car, we walked to the first pool area, with the cafe and toilets. Wow, this is nice and pretty we thought. However with another 15-20mins walk we then came across the real sight that you have to see - bright blue water flowing between... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Please Note: Actually this review for Wadi Al Taieen (Alsharqia) not Wadi Bani Khalid. We spent a half day tour along with kids & family. Just enjoying peace, nature & water. also we cooked our lunch their. Nothing to say more than it was really a Top relaxing place. Please bring your own food & all family staff needed since... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

From the parking it is a pleasant 10 minute walk, passing palm and mango groves, to the wadi bin Khalid. Part of the route is 'balancing' on the edge of the falaj (water channel) which can be a little tricky...As such it is not wheel chair friendly and people with mobility issues may find it treacherous. The reward on arriving... More 

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Algiers, Alger, Algeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

the turquoise water oasis surroun by the palm trees and the high cliffs where you could relax and enjoying a great time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I visited this pretty place on April 3, 2015. My base was my uncle's house in sur & it's about 2 hrs drive (a short deviation from the old highway to Muscat). Once there, you'll realise that you are dealing with a lot of water (especially considering the fact that you are in a desert) surrounded by a mountainous terrain.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Oman! In fact, if you get there early enough during the day, can have some of the areas to your self. The best part of the Wadi is actually towards the end, near the caves. We jumped off the cliffs into the water, it was totally awesome. There is also... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

There is no arguing the beauty of this place, and the drive there is spectacular. However, I visited on a Friday, and the site itself was heaving with picnickers, so the potential peace and awesomeness of the location was somewhat lost in the banality of people having a very good time! I'm glad I visited but I didnt stay long.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Wadi is close to villages, thus there is a request for a modest swimming dress code for women. We did not do a hike on the trek. But we enjoyed a great time swimming in the first pool. There is a restaurant there which we didn't try, it offers a lunch buffet for OMR 5. Depths of the pools... More 

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Address: Address: Road 23 apprx. 40 km from Bidiyyah | Muscat-Sur Road, Oman
Location: Middle East  >  Oman  >  Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate

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