Swim in a crystal clear wadi
You can’t travel to Oman and not swim in a wadi, as there is nothing nicer than taking a refreshing plunge in Wadi Shab, Wadi Shams or Wadi Bani. Some of the wadi’s can be relatively crowded, especially during local holidays, so it pays of to do a little bit of research. However, there are many hidden wadi’s that you will have mostly to yourself!
Hike the Balcony Walk
Wadi Ghul, the Grand Canyon of Oman, is a not to miss destination when you travel to Oman. The unparalleled views from Jebal Shams (the highest peak of Oman) take you all the way across the hundreds of metres deep canyon, stretching through the Al Hajar mountain range. The Balcony Walk takes you around the canyon, walking over natural rock ‘balconies’. At the end you will also be treated by a hidden pool : )
Eat dates and drink Arabic coffee with the locals
The Omani locals are known for their hospitality. It is therefore not surprising if they invite you over for a cup of real Arabic coffee or tea, accompanied with true local delicacies like dates. This is your best opportunity to really immerse yourself in the local culture!
Explore the deep sand of the desert
Oman is home to many sensational deserts, with the Wahiba Sands & Sugar Dunes being the most famous and beautiful ones. It is a truly unique experience to experience the sound of silence of the desert. Enjoy intense orange sunsets and glide over the dunes on a sand board. It’s is spectacular all around! However, you need to be with at least 2 or preferably 3 4×4 cars to safely enter the desert. We also recommend you only enter the desert when you have previous 4×4 driving experience. If you travel just by yourself or don’t have the recommended experience, let us organise a professional guide for you. Check out your option on our activities page.
Read our “top-10 best things to do in Oman” here