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Wahiba Sands (Sharqiyah Sands) Tours

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Wahiba Sands (Sharqiyah Sands)
Stretching over 125 miles (200 kilometers) from the Eastern Hajar Mountains to the Arabian Sea, the Wahiba Sands (also known as Sharqiyah or Sharqiya Sands) are Oman’s adventure playground. Named after the nomadic Wahiba Bedouin tribes, this desert region is known for its amber-colored sands and towering sand dunes, some standing up to 330 feet (100 meters) high. 

The Basics
A desert safari is a must to experience Oman’s natural wonders, whether its dune bashing in a 4x4, taking a sunset camel ride, or zipping through the dunes on a sandboard or quad bike. Small-group or private tours leave from Muscat or Bidiyah, and typically include a picnic lunch at a traditional desert camp, swimming at Wadi Bani Khalid, and a variety of optional activities. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Heading off-road in the desert is only recommended as part of a guided tour with an experienced local guide. 
  • It can get hot in the desert and there’s little shade, so bring a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water. A scarf to protect your face from the sand is also recommended. 
  • There is no cellphone coverage or Wi-Fi in the area.

How to Get There
The Wahiba Sands desert is about a 3-hour drive from Muscat, off the Muscat-Sur Highway at Al-Mintirib. The most popular way to visit is as part of a guided tour. 
 
When to Get There
The best time to visit Wahiba Sands is during the winter months from October to April. During the summer (May to September), temperatures can reach 104°F (40°C) or more.  

Wildlife of the Wahiba Sands
Wahiba Sands is renowned for its unique desert ecosystem and surprisingly rich biodiversity. Some 180 native species of plants, as well as more than 200 species of animals, can be found in the desert, including vipers, desert hares, sand foxes, and birds. The best times for wildlife watching are at sunrise or sunset, but guides will often point out animal tracks as you trek through the desert.
Address: Wahiba Sands, Oman
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31 Tours and Activities to Experience Wahiba Sands (Sharqiyah Sands)

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Wahiba Sands Desert Safari 4X4

Wahiba Sands Desert Safari 4X4

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Oman’s Wahiba Sands may lie within day-trip distance of Muscat, but exploring the high dunes is a no-no for inexperienced desert drivers. With this private tour, ride across the dunes by 4x4 to experience the desert’s beauty, and get the opportunity to enjoy the pools and caves of Wadi Bani Khalid—one of Oman’s river gorges. Entry fees and round-trip transport from Muscat port, airport, and hotels are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$214.00
Price varies by group size
From
$214.00
Price varies by group size

Desert experience - Private Wahiba sands full day tour

Desert experience - Private Wahiba sands full day tour

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Have you ever thought of attending a desert where you can explore the boundless sea of sand and feel the baking temperatures on your own? If your answer is yes, so the Wahiba Wilderness Tour is just for you! Cross the desert dunes by 4WD vehicle, and experience the adrenaline rush of driving across the rugged terrain in an off-road mode of transport. Make your way to the Wahiba Sands to see the traditional homes of the desert nomads and Bedouin tribes. Keep a look-out for the nomads as they move through the desert with their camels. Visit a Bedouin home in the middle of the desert, and contrast the arid landscape with the clear, blue waters of Wadi Bani Khalid. Enjoy a relaxing siesta in the shade of the palm trees, and catch a glimpse of the pretty villages scattered across the slopes of the wadi. Marvel at how the houses cling precariously to the rugged mountain side. Bring your swimming costume to take a dip in the inviting waters!
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
Price varies by group size
From
$200.00
Price varies by group size

Private Day Trip To Wahiba Sands & Wadi Bani Khalid (desert Safari)

Private Day Trip To Wahiba Sands & Wadi Bani Khalid (desert Safari)

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Its nature and adventure day trip, drive out of muscat, visit wadi bani khalid, enjoy swimming in 9 meters deep sparkling clear water pools, from there visit wahiba sands live the adventure dune bashing with our experience tour guide, have fun in high orange sand dunes. • Explore the Nature & landscape of Wadi Bani Khalid and Wahiba sands on this day trip • Travel in comfort 4x4 Air-Conditioned vehicle • All fees and taxes Included • Private Day Trip • Pick up and Drop off your Hotels, Port (For shore excursions passengers),Airport, Residence
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$216.47
Price varies by group size
From
$216.47
Price varies by group size

Desert Safari: Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat

Desert Safari: Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat

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Visit the Wahiba Sands and gorgeous Wadi Bani Khalid on a private day trip from Muscat. Board a 4x4 with a professional driver-guide, and pass the Hajar Mountains and plantations of Fanjah on route to Bani Khalid. Admire the paradise-like ‘wadi’ (river canyon), with its jewel-blue pools, boulders and palms; and savor a picnic lunch and swim. Next, head into the rolling dunes of the Wahiba Sands. Enjoy a sunset dune bash, visit a Bedouin camp and ride a camel (additional cost) in this epic setting before your return trip.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$213.00
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$213.00

WOW Oman! Desert Nights Safari Tour – 2 Days Tour

WOW Oman! Desert Nights Safari Tour – 2 Days Tour

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Experience the Wahiba sands Desert and have a glimpse of the old Bedouin lifestyle, enjoy rides on the sand dunes 4x4 drive and [Camels or buggy (Optional)]. Explore an Oasis, and an unique water spring in the middle of the desert & rocks, clear blue waters, friendly welcoming people, a unique 2 days experience you will never forget.
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  • 2 days
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$397.00
From
$397.00

Wahiba Sands (Desert tour) price per vehicle)

Wahiba Sands (Desert tour) price per vehicle)

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Stretching over 125 miles (200 kilometers) from the Eastern Hajar Mountains to the Arabian Sea, the Wahiba Sands desert (Sharqiya Sands) is Oman’s adventure playground. Named after the nomadic Wahiba Bedouin tribes, the region is known for its amber-colored sands and towering sand dunes, some standing up to 330 feet (100 meters) high. Depart Muscat continue drive to wahiba sand desert visit bedouin Family scat with them you can drink coffee with them and you can ride camel there also around RO.5/-Omani Riyal per person then you can had lunch there at local Omani restaurant then drive back to Muscat .
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$360.54
per group
From
$360.54
per group

Wahiba Sands And Wadi Bani Khalid

Wahiba Sands And Wadi Bani Khalid

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Get out of the city and explore the deserts of Oman on this full-day tour. Depart from your Muscat hotel in a private vehicle and make your way to Wahiba Sands. Accompanied by a guide, visit with a Bedouin family and sample local coffee and dates. Explore the rolling dunes and visit wadis with green pools and waterfalls.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.00
Price varies by group size
From
$208.00
Price varies by group size

Private Day Trip to Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat

Private Day Trip to Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat

Delving into Oman’s Wahiba Sands desert and 'wadi' river gorges alone isn’t advisable for inexperienced off-road drivers. This private day trip solves the issue: transporting you into the sands and Wadi Bani Khalid aboard an expertly driven 4x4 so you can concentrate on the scenery. Speed over the Wahiba's dunes to meet Bedouins and ride a camel, and then relax at the mountains, palms, and natural pools of Bani Khalid.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$486.67
per group
From
$486.67
per group

Oman Desert Experience - Wahiba Sands

Oman Desert Experience - Wahiba Sands

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 Enojy the Experience in Desert • Residential area: The tents are made of black Bedouin wool. The accommodation tent size is 3X4 meters. The beds have mattresses covered with sheets and pillows. • The Toilets: The style of the bath rooms will be similar to the decoration of the rest of the camp. The toilet rooms and the bathrooms will be roofless to the desert sky and provided with soaps and clean towels for each client. Each tent has their private toilet located just outside the tent. • Lighting: The camp is lit by kerosene lanterns providing a very interesting ambience. FACILITIES A traditional Majlis, which contains Bedouin handicrafts, which shows the true spirit of life in desert. A traditional Arabian dining area covered with carpets. 
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$798.67
Price varies by group size
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$798.67
Price varies by group size

Wahiba Sands to Indian Ocean Crossing (3days/2nights)

Wahiba Sands to Indian Ocean Crossing (3days/2nights)

Oman is one of the rare places on earth where the vast desert dunes descend straight into the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean. The towering dunes roll one after the other, with a sprawling expanse that is not replicated in our modern lives. Camping under the stars in the desert is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Our air conditioned 4X4’s will collect and you return from any location within Muscat. Our Omani guides speak fluent English, and our trips include full catering, drinks and snacks along the way.
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  • 3 days
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$2,488.92
per group
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$2,488.92
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Wahiba Sands to Indian Ocean (4days/3nights)

Wahiba Sands to Indian Ocean (4days/3nights)

This tour gives you a first hand experience of the most majestic components of Oman - the desert and the Indian ocean. You will see, feel and live the beauty of the desert and salty air of the ocean. The epic expanse of the desert is a once in a lifetime feeling, not easily replicated in modern life. Waking up to the sound of the breaking waves is an unmatched level of peace and relaxation.
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  • 4 days
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$2,364.47
per group
From
$2,364.47
per group

Discover Oman 3 nights and 4 days full costs

Discover Oman 3 nights and 4 days full costs

Customers do not pay anything from the three meals a day as well as the hotel and comfort Three days will be enjoyable from eating and lodging and watching the city Muscat and outside Muscat
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,000.00
per group
From
$2,000.00
per group

2 Days Coastal and Desert Experience

2 Days Coastal and Desert Experience

Wadi Adventure Turtle Watching Desert Experience Enjoy Nature Learn Culture Oman Hospitality Know History Discover Extreme
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  • 16 to 20 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$728.01
From
$728.01

Private Day Trip To Wahiba Sands & Wadi Bani Khalid, Price Up To 5 Person

Private Day Trip To Wahiba Sands & Wadi Bani Khalid, Price Up To 5 Person

Its nature and adventure day trip, drive out of muscat, visit wadi bani khalid, enjoy swimming in 9 meters deep sparkling clear water pools, from there visit wahiba sands live the adventure dune bashing with our experience tour guide, have fun in high orange sand dunes. • Explore the Nature & landscape of Wadi Bani Khalid and Wahiba sands on this day trip • Travel in comfort 4x4 Air-Conditioned vehicle • All fees and taxes Included • Private Day Trip • Pick up and Drop off your Hotels, Port (For shore excursions passengers),Airport, Residence
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$408.54
per group
From
$408.54
per group

Camping Tour 7 Days Package

Camping Tour 7 Days Package

Its a nature Adventure, historical,cultural tour, get to know how the local live in Oman live their society, watch spectacular sunset in Wahiba sands, you will cross the range of al hagar mountains, impressive geological mountains, visit Nizwa the old capital of Oman it was a capital of Islamic culture in 2015 looking forward to welcome you in Oman. Travel in 4×4 vehicles, all equipment's for camping along with food and beverages is included in the packages
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  • 7 days
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$2,489.94
Price varies by group size
From
$2,489.94
Price varies by group size

Camping Tour 13 Days Package (Oman North & South)

Camping Tour 13 Days Package (Oman North & South)

13 days tour give you opportunity to discover All Oman (east, west, north, south ) you will cross spectacular mountains, magical desert , charming wadi, historical spot, archaeological places, nature its full of adventure. Travel in 4×4 vehicles, all equipment's for camping along with food and beverages is included in the packages
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  • 13 days
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$4,952.67
Price varies by group size
From
$4,952.67
Price varies by group size

Tour Fatimah 2 Days Package

Tour Fatimah 2 Days Package

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2 Days Nature Tour, you will have opportunity to discover some of Oman nature, dive deep in sparkling clean blue water pools in wadi shab and wadi bani khalid, enjoy dune bashing in the desert with our experience tour guide • Visit Sinkhole, Wadi Shab, wadi Bani Khalid, Wahiba Sands. • Travel in comfort 4x4 Air-Conditioned vehicle • Stay one night In Turtle beach resort • Dinner and breakfast included • Watch the turtles in the night • All fees and taxes Included • Private Round Trip • Pick up and Drop off Hotels, Port (For shore excursions passengers), Airport, Residence
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  • 2 days
From
$608.00
Price varies by group size
From
$608.00
Price varies by group size

Tour Maram 5 Days Package ( History, Nature, Sightseeing )

Tour Maram 5 Days Package ( History, Nature, Sightseeing )

5 days round trip give you opportunity to discover the top high light sightseeing in north part of Oman. Dive deep in sparkling clean blue water pools in wadi shab and wadi bani khalid, watch the turtles in the evening in Ras Al Jinz, spend one night in the silent desert Wahiba sands and watch the stars in the night, Cross Range of Al Hajar mountains, Visit Jabal Shams the Grand Canyon of Oman, Visit Nizwa the old Capital of Oman you will have enough time to visit Nizwa market and fort, visit tower tombs 5000 years old in Zukait, and many more sightseeing. • Travel in comfort 4x4 Air-Conditioned vehicle • 3 Dinner and 4 breakfast included • All fees and taxes Included • Private Tour • live the local life • Pick up and Drop off Hotels, Port (For shore excursions passengers), Airport, Residence
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  • 5 days
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$1,908.54
Price varies by group size
From
$1,908.54
Price varies by group size

Private Oman Tour 7 nights

Private Oman Tour 7 nights

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In the southeastern part of the Arab Peninsula, lies one of the most beautiful countries that everyone must visit at least once in their lifetime. With natural wonders, architectural attractions, great people and unmissable adventures, Oman has a lot to offer. That’s why our seven-day travel itinerary covers as much as possible.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,500.00
From
$2,500.00

Desert Safari & Camping Private Tour

Desert Safari & Camping Private Tour

Experience the excitement filled overnight desert safari Oman to extend your Middle East heritage experience. We offer our guests the amazing desert safari overnight stay to give them a fun-filled glance to the Middle Eastern culture and desert lifestyle. A complete adventure tour, the overnight desert safari extends your Oman heritage experience with an overnight stay under the moon and star lit sky at our cap site. We give you an opportunity to take a step back in time and experience how Oman was about 5 decades back. The evenings present an incredible view of sun dropping under the horizon and you can watch a falcon soar near you. Oman desert overnight stay at camp is accompanied by a number of traditional Middle Eastern activities giving glimpse of their lifestyle like henna tattooing, camel ride, sand boarding, sipping the traditional kahwa, belly dancing, tanoura dancing and many more.
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  • 2 days
From
$450.00
Price varies by group size
From
$450.00
Price varies by group size

Wahiba Sands Tour with Wadi Bani Khalid tour (price per vehicle)

Wahiba Sands Tour with Wadi Bani Khalid tour (price per vehicle)

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Stretching over 125 miles (200 kilometers) from the Eastern Hajar Mountains to the Arabian Sea, the Wahiba Sands desert (Sharqiya Sands) is Oman’s adventure playground. Named after the nomadic Wahiba Bedouin tribes, the region is known for its amber-colored sands and towering sand dunes, some standing up to 330 feet (100 meters) high. Depart Muscat continue drive to wahiba sand desert visit bedouin Family scat with them you can drink coffee with them and you can ride camel there also around RO.5/-Omani Riyal per person then continue drive to Wadi Bani Khalid visit Wadi Bani Khalid you can swim and relax there and you can had lunch there at local Omani restaurant then drive back to Muscat .
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$388.38
per group
From
$388.38
per group

Private Safari Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat

Private Safari Wahiba Sands and Wadi Bani Khalid from Muscat

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Head into Oman’s Wahiba Sands without having to worry about transport or missing out on the desert’s Bedouin heritage. This private full-day tour from Muscat serves up all the desert essentials and more: a dune bash, interaction with local Bedouin, and time at the palm- and pool-dotted canyon of Wadi Bani Khalid. Private 4x4 transport from your hotel, Muscat port or airport, and plus entry fees are included.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
Price varies by group size
From
$200.00
Price varies by group size

2 Days Package TOUR JAMILA

2 Days Package TOUR JAMILA

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Skip the hassles of planning—but keep the thrill of adventure—on this multi-day tour of Oman’s top desert sights. Accommodation, meals, and transportation are included, meaning you can focus on the stunning scenery. Get a peek at the country’s largest wadi and bathe in a real-life desert oasis. You’ll also sleep under the stars at a desert campfire, with an exhilarating 4x4 ride over sky-high sand dunes.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$590.00
Price varies by group size
From
$590.00
Price varies by group size

4 Days Package TOUR FARAH

4 Days Package TOUR FARAH

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Oman’s interior offers dunes, ‘wadi’ gorges, and mountains, all easiest to explore by chauffeured tour due to their challenging terrain. This 4-day private tour from Muscat delivers: with private transport and a driver-guide to negotiate the sands, tracks, and steep roads. Visit Nizwa and Sur, watch for sea turtles, explore 'wadis,' and bash the dunes and stay overnight in the Wahiba Sands, all without self-driving or having to arrange accommodation.
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  • 4 days
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$1,120.00
Price varies by group size
From
$1,120.00
Price varies by group size

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