Wadi Bani Khalid & Muqal Cave

This post is part of a series on our trip to Oman in October 2012, during the celebration of Eid Al Adha holidays. The temps have finally simmered down, perfect for the outdoors, yay! 🙂

Wadi Bani Khalid

After our long Seeb, Muscat – Ibra, Ash Sharqiyah drive, we finally reach this hidden piece of paradise…

One can only drive up to this point, which also serves as “parking space.” Here we met some young locals very eager to help carry our food and other picnic stuff for some small Eid gift, wink, wink. 🙂

jampacked ang parking lot!

Then there’s this “walkway / path” to the Wadi, yes there’s running water between them, hehe, tuwa na kami nyan! 🙂

the “walk” to the Wadi

Upon reaching the end of the walkway, this awesome view greets you….

postcard worthy view

We walked further and the views seemed more and more beautiful each time.

surreal beauty

I thought we’d already be staying here but Sir Roger said we go further. Okidoks, we go further.

akyat pa, 🙂

Dine pala kami pupunta, good I wore comfy rubber shoes, 🙂

for more amazing views, this way please… 🙂

Siempre, stop over muna for some photo op, 🙂

picture picture = p

Along the way to the Cave, we passed this spot where many people were swimming. 🙂

swimming galore @ the wadi

The water looked so inviting, and Buboy could not resist. = p

Buboy jumps in!

I didn’t attempt to take a dip though, as the water’s deep (I still don’t know how to swim lah hehehe).

Buboy with new fwens, say cheese! 🙂

And it was fine with me, the spectacular beauty of nature all around me’s so much more than enough, naks. I took all the photos I can hanggang ma lowbatt ako. 🙂

Buboy was having so much fun too, I think. He swam up to the edge then climbed this rock and asked for photos. We were grinning all the time we were there, hehehe.

naka unli si Baya, = p

angle without Baya, 🙂

Again we walked further, pausing every now and then to soak up the view, (and catch some breath as well hohoho)

another amazing view


We eventually chose one spot to rest and eat our lunch (ay oo, lunch time na pala).

rest muna, soak in the view… inhale, exhale…

After lunch, trek ulet!

Buboy & Sir Roger

Ganado si Buboy, hindi naman masyadong halata sa pictures noh? 🙂

wari’y naka-camouflage

We had fun shooting photos of him against the cave / rocks as his skin color and shorts were similar, seemed like camouflage. 🙂

simply amazing, yung rocks hinde si Buboy

We spent a bit more time here before moving back to the Wadi. And Buboy wanted to climb every rock he saw, = p

echosero on da move, = p

umachieve! 🙂

Back to the Wadi, Buboy swam again while I and Sir Roger watched him and the others swimming (some were even diving from cliffs hehe).

It was fun watching them but my sleep-deprivedness (is there such a word?) has started to really sink in and my eyes were voluntarily closing. I wanted to stretch out on one spot and sleep kaso dyahe, LOL.

We left the Wadi around 2pm, and I half slept during the trip back to Muscat. We arrived at the hotel about half past 4, checked-in, took a warm shower and immediately dived to bed and slept soundly.

I need to recharge my batteries full for tomorrow.

Next on: Day 2 –  Muscat Day Tour: exploring Muttrah – Sultan Qaboos Port, Corniche, the Souk, up in Riyam Park, a glimpse at Al Alam Palace and nearby forts, boating @ Qantab, and coffee overlooking Qurum beach

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4 thoughts on “Wadi Bani Khalid & Muqal Cave

  1. Another awesome wonder of nature! Countries like this should be visited more. By the way have you been to Turkey? That’s one country I’ve been dreaming to travel soon!

    • indeed Ada, i knew Oman had “more nature” than the rest of the GCC pero nganga tlga pagdating dine, overwhelmed sa ganda! yep been to Turkey in 2009 pero brief lang, balik kami next year at hopefully more days for exploring, gora na! 🙂

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