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Snake Canyon

Wadi Bani Awf, Oman
+968 9236 0136
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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... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
David H
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Amazing but too much trash

This is a very large area and there are many places to explore. You will want a full day minimum... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Wadi Bani Awf, Oman
+968 9236 0136

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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...More

1  Thank David H
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...More

Thank tpbruce
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...More

2  Thank Hatton20
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...More

Thank MiAuCa
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...More

5  Thank Vivienne M
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...More

1  Thank alanjoro
Reviewed 29 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...More

2  Thank weberwest
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...More

2  Thank rorywg
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...More

Thank OxfordTraveller888
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...More

Thank OmanRob
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Response from tpbruce | Reviewed this property |
Contact Nasser Al Hattali at nesser.alhattali@orpic.om and tell him OffRoad-Zone recommended you. He can be trusted fully and is a great person.