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Wadi Bani Kharous Geological

Starting in the morning at 8 o’clock, the guide will pick you up from the residence and take you to Wadi Bani Kharus to visit Rayda hard ground outcrop and the Classic Angular Unconformity. The first stop is to examine Rayda Formation hard ground and its fossils. You will stay at this stop for 45 minutes. After that, the guide will take you to the second stop to see the Classic Angular Nonconformity, which has gap time of 300 million years for 20 minutes. After that, we will go to Wadi Halsan to see the evidence of Precambrian glaciations deposits in the Hadash carbonate cap-rock. You will stay in this stop for 20 minutes. After that, you will go to another canyon that is characterized by dark rocks and rotten egg smell. The guide will tell you about its relationship with the petroleum system of Neo Proterozoic oil. After all these geological sites, you will have a cultural journey through Alya Village and the remnant of old houses and farms.

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8 hours


Hotel pickup available


Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch - local or picnic
    • Bottled water
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    What's excluded :
    • Soda/Pop
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Wadi Bani Kharus, Wadi Bani Kharus, Al Batinah Governorate

    Take a Photo Next to Oman's Oldest Rock

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick up Guests from Muscat Hotels, Port or Airport Airports
    • Muscat International Airport, Muscat, Oman
    • Sultan Qaboos Port
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-59797P92

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