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From Muscat: Red Dunes and Wadi Safari with Lunch

4.5 / 5

78 reviews

From Muscat: Red Dunes and Wadi Safari with Lunch

From US$ 244 per person

Take a full-day tour to explore the best of Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid. Admire the intense green waters of a desert oasis and experience the thrills of dune bashing over the rugged terrain. Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel or selected location in central Muscat.


  • Enjoy the thrilling drive through the Sumail Gap
  • Admire the incredible views of the oasis at Wadi
  • Go dune bashing over the golden sands of Wahiba
Full description
Following pickup from your hotel in Muscat, drive to Fanjah for a photo stop. Be amazed by the scenery as you drive through the Sumail Gap, a natural break between the western and eastern Hajar Mountains. Discover the ruins of Al Mansfah, an old mercantile community near Ibra. Proceed to Wadi Bani Khalid to admire the perfect views of the oasis. See date plantations in the villages that line the road on your way there. Then head to Wahiba, a destination known for its golden sands. Enjoy an exciting dune bashing session. Feel the rush of adrenaline as your vehicle climbs the tallest dunes. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch before heading back to Muscat. You’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.
  • Full-day tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Transportation by 4WD vehicle
  • Dune bashing session
  • Lunch
  • Soft drinks
  • Sun protection hat
  • Swimwear (bring if you are planning to swim)
  • Walking shoes
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Waterproof bag

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The tour duration may vary depending on traffic conditions
  • This is a moderate activity that includes some walking and dune bashing
  • Please dress smartly and respectfully
  •  Pick up and drop off at cruise port Muscat is available if option booked
  •  Please bring swimwear and a phone with a waterproof case
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 78 reviews

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Fantastic day out with a guide who really understood the local area. This is quite a long day with quite a lot of travel into the desert so do be prepared for a lot of travel. During our time in Oman we wanted to see some of the desert, this was an excellent way of doing this and we got to do some of the Dune bashing, visit the Bedouin camp and go swimming at the Wadi where we also had lunch. Throughout this all the guide, told us a lot of stories about the country. A long day, with a lot of driving but very highly recommended for a visit to Oman.

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January 2, 2020

I really enjoyed the tour and the guide was great. Beautiful locations we visited! Had lots of fun. My biggest issue was that I wasn’t informed before going on the the tour that in order to swim at Wadi we had to have wetsuits or shorts and a T-shirt (no bikinis or one piece bathing suits) which meant i either had to pay to rent one or not swim. I would’ve be totally fine wearing this I just was not informed prior that this would be required, so if you’re reading this make sure you bring something so you can swim! I was disappointed not to swim but didn’t want to hire a wetsuit to swim for half an hour when I’d already paid for the tour and had a one piece bathing suit with me

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December 17, 2019

Great day trip! Our guide Ahmed was brilliant.. very knowledgeable, funny and helpful and made our trip really interesting. Desert drive was fun, and the wadi was beautiful we had a lovely swim! Long drive, but we expected this so no problem, also car was very comfy. Lots of stops for tea/toilet. Lunch was delicious and local and plenty of it. Really enjoyed our day thank you! Recommend taking some snacks, money for souvenirs and also clothes to swim in, especially women need to be fully covered. Ps. Thank you Ahmed for your restaurant recommendations, Turkish house was delicious!!

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December 1, 2019

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