I had such an incredible time exploring Oman. There are so many hidden gems in this part of the world. It’s one of the few places I’m aware of that you can go off-roading in a mountain and in the same day, only a few minutes away, have a picnic by the beach peering into the ocean.
The peacefulness you feel when you out near the water is incredible. We hung out by the ocean where we saw turtle heads peeking up out the water to peer into the sky. I believed that they were curious who we were and wanted to say hi. Wadi Al Arbyinn was a sight to see. We had to do some 4×4-ing to get to the area. The water is so clear, and untouched. You’ll find random quiet campers set up shop and relaxing in the shade. One of the favorite things I do is to have a picnic after our activities.
Wahiba Sands was a literal adventure! We went dune bashing where you ride in a 4×4 on the dunes. It’s very bumpy and feel like you’re in a roller coaster because the dunes are incredibly tall. We also went for a camel ride. I was a little apprehensive because I didn’t know how the animals were treated. But I was able to see first hand that the camels are very well taken care of and handled gently. Not one was handled aggressively or lashed out at. It was such a calm ride with our camel friends. Then we had traditional Omani dinner and breakfast and it was very good. I honestly wasn’t sure if I was eating camel meat, lamb or chicken. Whatever it was, it was tasty. I also enjoyed my very first camp fire. I loved it!
Bimmah Sinkhole was especially memorable because I swam for the first time in natural deep water, all by myself with no floating device! I didn’t know how to swim, but I’ve been taking lessons. I was so proud of myself y’all! I can’t wait to get even better so I can do more and more exploring!
I hope that you visit Oman. I can’t wait to explore more. I think I see an Omani Adventures part 2 coming soon! xo