Wadi Bani Awf Snake Canyon Oman

Wadi Bani Awf Snake Canyon Oman


Where is Wadi Bani Auf Located?


“Wadi Bani Awf” is one of the largest wadis in wilayat Al Rustaq in the South Batinah Governorate of Oman; it covers a large area with several villages worth visiting, including the famous “Snake Canyon”.


Wadi Bani Awf also pronounced as wadi ibn Auf or Wadi Bani Auf, is one of the largest valleys in wilayat Al Rustaq.
it' is located among steep hillsides that provide enjoyable off-road driving experience.


Where is snake Canyon located?

The “Snake Canyon” is a very narrow gorge is situated in the middle of “Wadi Bani Awf”. You can touch both sides of the canyon at the same time; the upper part offers several jumps of 3/4 meters and 2 abseils of 20 meters, the climb takes around 4 hours. The ones who don't want to jump can always go down abseiling.

The wadi leads directly to the picturesque Snake Gorge, which gets its name from the colubrine effect created by the mountains that "snake" through it. The gorge contains waterfalls emerging from its rocky walls, plenty of natural pools, and gigantic boulders all around.


What is Special about Wadi Bani Auf? 

The route through “Wadi Bani Auf” goes through beautiful scenery and connects all the way to Balad Sayat in Al Dakhiliya region by crossing the Hajar Mountains and offers some of the best off-road driving experience you can find in Oman.



Hiking and trekking activities in Wadi Bani Auf

The road is very steep, and it takes about 3 hours to cross this wadi. It goes along a 5-meter wide path that is more than 100 meters high in places. There are wires connecting both sides of the wadi, which the adventurous use to cross from one side to the other.


So you should visit Al wadi If you love the thrill of adventure, winding mountain roads, you will find a challenge in Wadi Bani Awf (suspended road), Al Batinah South Governorate.


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