Wadi Darbat, Salalah

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A year-round natural spring, Wadi Darbat brings life to the valley in which it lies. Snaking through hills blanketed with thick, lush foliage, the surroundings burst with color; the vibrant green hue follows the water all the way to the Arabian Gulf. Amble your way along several nearby walking trails, stopping at shady picnic spots before exploring the nearby watery caves. Rent one of the small boats or pedaloes to make your way across the misty spring's surface. In the autumn (September-November), majestic waterfalls cascade their way down the surrounding hilltops. Bring plenty of mosquito repellant. Put Wadi Darbat into our Salalah tour itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Salalah.
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  • This beautiful stretch of Oman ... in the dry season you'll find everything dry around you for km and km, then suddenly this oasis with sapphire blue water full of fish, different camels and cattle that graze around it serenely ... in my opinion is worth absolutely worth seeing ... advice, the bathrooms at the only bar in mind are nothing short of crumbling therefore try to avoid having to use. The dromedaries are very tame if you approach them calmly and not frightened you can do some souvenir photos ... happy holidays
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  • I have visited Wadi Darbat in December and in May, and both times truly enjoyed it. My next trip hopefully will be monsoon season. In May, the majority of the valley was dried out, although we were ab...  more »
  • Pleasant place; see finally the camels nibble the herbs in water, wallowing and enjoy the cool.
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  • Beautiful scenic location worth a visit year round. During dry season you can navigate most of it with an off road vehicle. During wet season. Has boat rentals and other goodies. Has restaurants on site and lots of wildlife and farm animals roaming. A place not to miss when visiting Salalah.
  • Five Star! Scenic Landscape. Almost 50km far from the airport. Worth going there with family. River also flows in this wadi. Do not forgot to keep mosquito cream with you. I would recommend to wear full sleeves in order to keep yourself safe from mosquitos. This place is crowded between June-September. Keep 30 minutes spare for car parking.
  • Peaceful place for boating (5 Omani Rials for an Hour). Great place for picnic and group photos. Water pools got golden fishes too. Do carry insect repellent cream. Make sure you have polythene sheets or paper rolls to keep your car floor clean while returning. Walkways and paths are damp and muddy.
  • Great place to visit.
  • Amazing place to discover but be careful of insects
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