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Wadi Bani Khalid, Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
Dip in an emerald green pool amidst limestone cliffs fringed with vegetation at Wadi Bani Khalid, a striking landscape cut into the Al Hajar mountains. Admire waterfalls pouring over boulders, explore caves with strange light, and snap photos of the green and red rocks--the result of copper oxide and iron ore. A scenic hike will take you to natural springs, through plantations and villages. A traditional Omani village en route has all the basic tourist facilities. To visit Wadi Bani Khalid and get the most from your holiday in Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ash-Sharqiyah Governorate vacation planner.
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  • This oasis is simply amazing! His own trip to there is already a chapter. Along the way you can find camels and immerse yourself in the culture of Oman. The waters are crystal clear and has a perfect temperature. On arrival there is a restaurant that I super recommend, is simple, but has a very affordable price and legitimate Arab food. Those who want to venture a little more can walk the trail at the top of the mountain that goes along the fault where the water flows. The view is spectacular!
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  • This wadi is amazing. A must see for every Oman traveler. From the parking you'll walk in 5 minutes to the first wadi area. Great views, good swim, and a restaurant for a refreshing drink. The secrets...  read more »
  • In September it's still a little hot, but the site is beautiful. After having meandered 20 minutes by car on the mountain roads, you arrive at a dead end for parking (which can quickly be filled... busy days on weekends and holidays so!). From this parking lot, big 5 minute walk will take you to the first plans of turquoise water. The landscapes are stunning and older you, better! There is even a small building used to drink and eat and clean toilets. If you get water, feel free! ;-) But do not stop there, keep the small "path" carved in the rocks up the wadi at cross-purposes. Along the way, several natural pools invite you to cool you down, and small fish that they contain will not hesitate to make a small free pedicure! Then continue your way upstream, and when you reach a large stone staircase (after 20 minutes), this is the end. At the top right of this staircase is the entrance of a cave (cave Makul) I invite you to discover but unafraid to dirty your clothes... A 5 big minute acrobatic descent (watch your head) will lead you to the source of the wadi at the heart of the mountain. With a little luck and attention can be seen a few bat hanging on the walls. However hot and humid air in this cave will discourage you from their home too long!
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