Swim in a refreshing desert wadi

Few things can be as refreshing as jumping into a natural pool of water after a morning exploring Oman’s baking hot desert landscapes. A ‘wadi’ is an Arabic term for a valley where water can be found for at least part of the year and, given how hot it can get in the summer and how little rain the country receives, it is no surprise that wadis are regarded as having almost spiritual importance in Oman. On most itineraries, we can easily take you to visit at least one of Oman’s famous wadis where you can explore the surrounding agricultural land and villages and then, if you wish, take a cooling dip.    

Wadi Bani Khalid is perhaps the most attractive of all Oman’s wadis and is easily combined with a visit to Wahiba Sands. Or if you’re heading along the east coast from Muscat, then a stop at one or more of Wadi Arbaeen, Wadi Shab or Wadi Tiwi are also highly recommended.

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