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Wadi Daiquah - Coastal Trek

Duration: Half Day

wadi daiquah - coastal trek

Located on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, the Sultanate of Oman boasts many beautiful and diverse landscapes, ranging from vast desert and deep blue oceans to dramatic mountains and lush green wadis. This contrasting tour will take you on a scenic coastal trek from Muscat to Wadi Dayqah, where you can gain a glimpse of some of the country’s most breathtaking countryside; stopping at ancient villages, scenic waterfalls and idyllic beauty spots on the way.

Your tour starts by driving southeast from Muscat, Oman’s capital, towards the impressive Eastern Hajar Mountain range, which separates Oman’s low coastal plain from the desert. These beautiful rugged mountains host idyllic villages and many rivers, gorges and valleys. Driving onwards along several hairpin bends, we arrive at the charming fishing village of Quriyat, which occupies a narrow strip of coastline along the Arabian Gulf. Wander around the ancient town and harbour, which was once a major trading port, and visit the 18th century Quriyat Fort. Quriyat is also guarded by a unique watchtower dating back to the 17th century.

We then drive off road (by 4 WD) on a dusty dirt track, through dramatic terrain and across mountainous ravines, until we reach the beautiful Wadi Arbeen. After a brief stop, we then travel onwards to the village of Suwayh, an idyllic oasis which boasts a beautiful waterfall and clear blue pools. We will stop here and enjoy a picnic lunch before moving on to our final destination, the breathtaking Wadi Dayqah. This magnificent gorge has constant, fresh running water and is a popular swimming spot for both locals and tourists eager to escape the heat.

Most wadis are dry throughout the year until the rains come, but some wadis, such as Wadi Dayqah, have water flowing all year round. Ancient falajs (traditional underground waterways) are used to distribute water from the wadi to the local community. Surrounded by date palms and lush vegetation, this stunning oasis is a wonderful contrast to the rugged cliffs and dry, barren landscape. You will be able to relax here and enjoy a refreshing swim in the pools before we make our way back to Muscat.

Exploring off the beaten track during your holiday in Oman is an adventure not to be missed.

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