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As frequently mentioned, you do need a 4WD but the majority of the drive, bar one or two steep sections, is not that difficult.
The views, however, are stunning and worth every stop, photo and opportunity to take in the western Hajjar mountains.
You can drive the Wadi Bani Awf route in about two hours. However, make it a full day.
There are great places to stop and walk - to simply admire the view, or explore a Wadi. Snake Canyon and Little Snake Canyon make excellent hikes...More
We just did Hamra - Rustaq bit.
It's really worth it but :
1/ you'll need a powerful 4x4 (we used the 4x4-lock mode 4 times on very steep climbs). Forget the 4x2 SUV.
2/ your passengers need to accept the ride and keep their...More
Wadi Bani Awf (or Snake Canyon) as familiar to everyone is one of the best places to visit in Oman. the adrenaline rush starts 2 minutes from the entrance of the wadi with the first abseil or the point of no return. then the whole...More
Wadi bani auf is a great track between Rustaq and Al Hamra trough the Hajir mountains.
Muscat to barka signal and take left towards rustaq.
after crossing the nakhal turn, there is a small village awabi, cross it and look for a left exit.
We started at the Hoota caves side and intended to drive to Rustaq. In the end we turned back after 10km as my wife was getting too nervous (we had a baby in the car). Nevertheless it was the highlight of the holiday. Gorgeous scenery....More
Wadi bani auf is a great track between Rustaq and Al Hamra trough the Hajir mountains. The track lost a bit of its grandeur and difficulty as the first part has been black topped in the past few years. Still the second part had great...More