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Wadi Bani Khalid

Road 23 apprx. 40 km from Bidiyyah | Muscat-Sur Road, Oman
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Muscat, Oman
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A great place to explore, climb water-worn rocks and swim. Take the car and get close by and then follow the course that the river takes when the floods come. Watch out for flood if there is a threat of rain. When t rains, IT RAINS and people do get caught out in wadis and drown. This is some natural... More

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The water is great to swim in and severak spots to cliff jump in. If you are by wahiba sanda the drive isnt far at all if you go from muscat it should take about 2 hrs. The cave in wadi shab is the best though.

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Balmain, Australia
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311 reviews 311 reviews
89 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A lovely watercourse that provided an opportunity to swim if you wish. As with many of these features, they are crowded on weekends (in the Omani context, that means Friday and Saturday) and may involve some effort to get there. Quite an attractive walk and there's a basic cafe at the end of the track where the swimming is.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Wadi Bani Khalid is the only one with facilities and accessible by car. Good for a relaxed day. I however preferred Wadi Shab (Don't miss it!) I had the chance to do some canyoning in Wadi Bani Khalid, away from the touristic area. Simply amazing! I have written a post about it in my travel blog, if someone is interested... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

At the bottom, the water was murky and green. Further into the valley the pools are more clear, but beware of leaches. They are everywhere. Also, some thieves stole some money from our packs while we were swimming, so guard your stuff. The cave was pretty cool too. There were bats and stuff in there. Go to Wadi Shab instead.... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This place is nice but not well managed. ppl dont keep it clean and water is also very poor. but this is one time visit attraction.

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Muscat, Oman
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I really loved this place,this place is nice for tourists to visit as well as for locals during weekends or eid holidays,it has nice arrangement for people to barbecue and also we can stay safe with tents around,it has also few hotels nearby the place,Its fun in waters and also its superb when trekking though it might be very risky... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My hunch is many people don't get far enough past the main reservoir to the quiet crystal clear pools. And if you don't go first thing in the morning, you'll probably be among a bunch of canned tour groups and local regulars. We got there by 9 on a Sunday (a work day here) so we were one of only... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The Wadi bani were part of our desert tour. It is interesting to learn how the Wadis work, but the water was not as clear when we got there. i did not find the Wadi Bani Khalid that great.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

One of the most beautiful places we have visited in Oman. We slept at Oriental Nights guesthouse, just at the junction on the main road to Wadi Bani Khalid so that in the morning we could earlier get to the Wadi and avoid crowds. And that was great because we had Wadi to ourselves and enjoyed peacefulness and beauty. Later... More

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