Tour >> Wahibah Sands - 4x4 Full Day Tour - 12 hours

Wahibah Sands - 4x4 Full Day Tour - 12 hours

  • Depart early morning from hotel.

  • To Ibra - gateway to the Sharqiya Region. Many watchtowers on the surrounding hills pay silent tribute to its past strategic importance. Remains of grand fortified houses and forts abound. A testimony to its past close trading links with East Africa are the falaj system, financed by influential merchants residing in Zanzibar, and their fine houses built on returning to their hometown.

  • Not far away is Al Mudayrib, where the surrounding hills are dotted with watchtowers. Fine old buildings with beautifully carved doors, painted ceilings and arches show the influence of contact with Africa.

  • Into the Wahibah Sands - a desert with rolling dunes and shifting sands - magnificent with changing colours. This is the traditional home of the Bedouin, hardy spirited people who know how to survive in these harsh desert conditions.

  • This is where our permanent camp Al Areesh is situated. Settle in and enjoy lunch.

  • A visit to a Bedouin family, which will give you an intimate insight into their traditional lifestyle. An optional camel ride with a Bedouin guide is a thrilling experience.

  • Visit Wadi Bani Khaled, one of the largest wadis in Oman. Nestled deep in the mountains, it is a true oasis. Water cascades down the gorge forming cool blue-green pools, fed by underground streams flowing from within the surrounding limestone hills. Perennial flowing streams of spring water carried in aflaj (man-made channels) cling precariously to the rugged terrain and supports villages in the area.

  • Return to Muscat. End of tour.