Amazing valley near Muscat that you can walk through. If you've rented a car, you can easily drive up to the entrance and then hike through the Wadi. If you don't have a car, any hotel can help you book a tour with a private driver (although they can be expensive 120-160 OMR for a car that holds up to four people).
If I did this again, I would spend the full day here. Bring lunch, hike in a bit and then go for a quick swim. A lot of the tours will take you to Sur and to swim in the sink hole but I would recommend more time at the Wadi and skip the other stuff.
It's about a two hour drive from Muscat.
Definitely worth doing some off roading on the way there / back from Muscat. There is beautiful scenery through the mountains. You may need to have a guide to find your way through these though as they are primative dirt roads with no road signs.
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