Desert Tour: Wadi Bani Khalid and Wahiba Sands Full-Day Adventure


Embark on a Day of Discovery, Nature, and Desert Majesty

Duration: 9:00 am to sunset



Escape the ordinary and delve into the heart of Oman’s enchanting landscapes with our Desert Tour, a captivating journey through history, nature, and the mesmerizing Wahiba Sands. From the historic Bilad Sur Castle to the lush Al Saleel Natural Park, and the breathtaking Wadi Bani Khalid to the awe-inspiring Sharqiyah Sand Dunes, each stop promises a unique experience, seamlessly blending cultural immersion and natural wonders.


Desert Tour Itinerary:

  1. Bilad Sur Castle (20 minutes)
    • 9:00 am – 9:20 am
    • Our adventure begins at the Bilad Sur Castle, a 19th-century stronghold built to thwart the menace of pirates. Today, the castle stands as a testament to Sur’s rich history. Wander through its corridors, adorned with relics and artifacts, and uncover the stories that shaped this coastal city. The castle has evolved into a museum, providing a glimpse into the maritime heritage that defines Sur.
  2. Al Saleel Natural Park (25 minutes)

    • 9:45 am – 10:10 am
    • A short drive takes us to the serene Al Saleel Natural Park, a haven for nature enthusiasts. With sprawling landscapes, diverse flora, and a variety of wildlife, the park offers a tranquil escape. Take a leisurely stroll through the winding paths, breathe in the fresh air, and revel in the beauty that surrounds you. This park in Sur is a sanctuary of peace, allowing you to connect with nature in its purest form.
  3. Wadi Bani Khalid (2-3 hours)

    • 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
    • The journey continues to Wadi Bani Khalid, one of Oman’s most celebrated wadis. Nestled amid rocky formations, this oasis beckons with its lush canyon, crystal-clear pools, and hidden caves. Embark on a captivating hike, feel the cool waters against your skin as you swim in the pools, and marvel at the natural wonders that await at every turn. Wadi Bani Khalid is a haven for those seeking both relaxation and adventure.
  4. Sharqiyah Sand Dunes (2-3 hours)

    • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    • Brace yourself for an exhilarating experience as we venture into the Sharqiyah Sand Dunes, a landscape that defines the Omani desert. Glide across the dunes on a camel, capturing the essence of the vast desert expanse. As the sun begins its descent, witness a spectacle as the sky transforms into a canvas of colors. Conclude the day with a traditional Omani meal under the stars, an immersive cultural experience that complements the natural wonders surrounding you.
  5. Return to Sur (1.5 hours)
    • 5:30 pm – Sunset
    • The day concludes with a journey back to Sur, allowing you to reflect on the multitude of experiences encountered. As the sun sets on the horizon, take a moment to savor the memories created amidst the cultural richness and natural beauty of Oman.

Customization Options

This suggested itinerary serves as a canvas for your personalized adventure. At WadStars, we understand that preferences vary, and we welcome the opportunity to tailor the experience to your interests and budget. Connect with us through WhatsApp or email to discuss any specific requests, ensuring your journey aligns seamlessly with your aspirations.

Embark on a day of discovery with WadStars, where the echoes of history meet the tranquility of nature and the majesty of the desert unfolds before you.

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9 Hours

Tour Type

Adventure Tour, Desert Safari

Group Size





Discover Oman's allure with WadStars on a full-day tour blending history, nature, and desert marvels.

  1. Bilad Sur Castle:
    • Explore a 19th-century fortress-turned-museum, unraveling Sur's maritime history.
  2. Al Saleel Natural Park:
    • Immerse in the tranquility of Sur's nature reserve, a haven of lush landscapes and wildlife.
  3. Wadi Bani Khalid:
    • Hike through Oman's famed wadi, swim in clear pools, and explore hidden caves.
  4. Sharqiyah Sand Dunes:
    • Camel ride across mesmerizing dunes, witness a desert sunset, and savor an Omani feast.
  5. Return to Sur:
    • Reflect on the day's cultural and natural wonders as you journey back.

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Adventure Activities

Customization Options

Drinking water

Free Tea or Coffee

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Local Guides



  • Green tea or black coffee
  • Snacks
  • Tour Guide


  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Camel riding
  • Dunes bashing

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