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Address: Wadi Bani Awf, Oman
Phone Number:
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Adventure of a lifetime - Make sure to hire the guide Badr from Balat Sayt

This was the best but it was thanks to our guide, Badr, who comes from the nearby village of Balat Sayt. We arranged this prior to us arriving there which was key. A couple of... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
David H
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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This was the best but it was thanks to our guide, Badr, who comes from the nearby village of Balat Sayt. We arranged this prior to us arriving there which was key. A couple of things to be aware of: It was awesome. The views in the gorge, jumping off of rocks into unknown depths of water (trusting our experienced... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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105 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a very large area and there are many places to explore. You will want a full day minimum but even a full week would not be enough time to explore some of the most difficult but rewarding terrain you can imagine. Many places to start but we chose the Balad Sayt Village. Amazing that such a place can... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Not for the faint-hearted or those afraid of heights. Cannot be done without a 4x4 but if you have time and weather is good well worth the effort. Allow 5 to 7 hours, take water,snacks and a warm garment in case. DO NOT DO THIS IF RAINING OR A THREAT OF CHANGEABLE WEATHER. Check with your accommodation before you set... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great fun - lots of climbing and clambering. Not for the infirm, very young or very old perhaps - its quite a challenge to get through some of the canyon. Best to park one end and walk through if you can sort out your transport logistics.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Snake Canyon or Wadi Bani Awf is a huge gorge which you make your way through by abseiling , swimming, cliff jumping and climbing. It was one of our best days in Oman and can be done by anyone with a sense of adventure and reasonable fitness level including teens! There are two routes, the full route which takes 4-5... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

During the Eid Holidays we went on an offroad trip towards Al Hamra. Passing through Wadi bani awf, we passed through The Snake Canyon and Little snake canyons. We stopped to explore a valley leading to Bilad Sayt. This place looked quite similar to the rock formations we saw in Petra, Jordan. The locals use this valley every day to... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Driving from Nizwa to Rustaq via Baid Sayt and Wadi Bani Awf (also spelt Auf, Oof, etc) or Snake Canyon. Do not even fantasize to do this trip if it recently rained or looks like it might be raining - it would be way too dangerous. A good 4 wheel drive is definitely a must, and pack extra water, supplies... More 

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

Snake Canyon is one of those must-do things in the Hajar mountains. But you shoudl take very seriously the advice to be careful. I did it with a group of friends and we came within minutes of a pretty unpleasant death as a flash flood hit after rain began when we were about half way down. The warning signs had... More 

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Adderbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

You need a good 4x4 to reach this as the road is extremely steep, rough and rocky in places. However, the drive is fantastic and the views are truly stunning. We were all astounded by the scenery and overall it is very well worth the sometimes rough trip.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

..... Don't do it without a guide or an expat or local guide to keep you safe We've done it with kids as young as 9 and ropes etc and had a ball but any sign of cloud at all and the flash floods will and have killed people here. There's a great account a few reviews back to tell... More 

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