While visitors to Tiwi will find little in the town itself—goats wander its dusty lanes, locals meet in simple cafés, and tranquility reigns—the surrounding natural sights are the draw. On the outskirts of the town, you can enjoy a little downtime on the empty beaches, or explore Wadi Tiwi, a magnificent canyon dotted with date plantations, villages, rock pools, and a hidden waterfall.
While it’s easy to access Tiwi’s beaches independently from Muscat, the simplest and safest way to explore Wadi Tiwi is through a guided tour. Private 4WD excursions from Muscat will transport you into the wadi for hiking, swimming, and picnics, with a driver-guide to take care of navigation. Most tours also stop at nearby sights like Wadi Shab and the Bimmah Sinkhole. Wadi Tiwi is also included on many multi-day Oman tours, along with the Wahiba Sands desert and Wadi Ghul, Oman’s “Grand Canyon.”