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Address: Road 23 apprx. 40 km from Bidiyyah | Muscat-Sur Road, Oman
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Quite fabulous - do not miss it!

What an exhilarating day out! Nature at its most utterly magnificent, raw and beautiful. Hair raising at times, and definitely NOT a wadi to try and negotiate without a guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

What an exhilarating day out! Nature at its most utterly magnificent, raw and beautiful. Hair raising at times, and definitely NOT a wadi to try and negotiate without a guide, or preferably severally! We were cheerfully, ably and safely assisted by the marvellous Juma and his team. The children leapt from stomach churning heights into ridiculously turquoise pools and the... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Incredibly beautiful place. Nice to swim in cool and clean water. Nice place for picnic. Very romantic and relaxing.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

In this wadi the weather is fantastic with the water fall that come with clear water from the Falaj also the swimming in this wadi is allowed .

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

last Friday i visited Wadi Bani Khalid (وادي بني خالد) a desert paradise, in my opinion.it is one of the most famous wadis in Oman. about 300 km from Muscat, Oman For those not familiar with what a wadi is, it’s a dry riverbed that contains water only in heavy rains. Unique rocks, crystal clear blue pools and beautiful water... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

car goes up to official parking lot, wadi in 350 meters on foot, amazing place to spend all day. no nearby restaurants or food shops- carry all your food and beverages. Friday is all closed till evening.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

An incredibly beautiful place, so beautiful and so much fun to swim in. Do yourself a favour and walk as far as you can into the wadi, it just keeps getting better!

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Santa Rosa, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Being a resident of Oman, and thrill avtivity enthusiiast I'm always in the lookout for a different experience, Wadi Bani Khalid is the perfect getaway during long Middle East summers. Whether a day trip or camping, the cool ever flowing stream of Wadi Bani Khalid offers relaxing experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

great place, calm & quiet. park about 800m from location and need to be run by walk. clen water and falls on higher side of the spring. on location no rest place (no water/food) available, to be carried by your on. to reach place follow brown turistic indication. road is climbing mountain, not very wide but good paved

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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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