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Empty Quarter or “Rub Al Khali Desert ” as it's pronounced in Arabic is the world second largest desert in the world, it occupies a Southern third of the Arabian peninsula the desert itself about 65,000 Square km, stretching to the north from Oman into Saudi Arabia, Yemen and up into the western UAE. The Huge Sand Dunes Reaches up to 300m
This 4 hours tour will take you to a magical journey to the Eastern side of Salalah, where one of best landscape of the Middle East awaits you. The most popular valley of the Dhofar Region, Wadi Darbat will be your first stop. Here you will be seeing the seasonal waterfall (if its there at the time of your visit), a spring where you can do boating (kayaking, paddle boat, motor boat) overlooking the mountain of Jabal Qara series. A trip to Salalah is incomplete without visiting this beautiful valley.Sumharam Archeological site is a place where you can see the remains of an old city and a small museum is on site - Sumhuram Archeological Gallery. Taqa Castle is one of Dhofar’s most distinguished landmarks, which was built in the 19th century. Its walls were constructed from solid blocks of ‘Taqa Stone’, a local limestone material composed chiefly of fossilized shells and corals. Taqa Beach and Taqa city will also be covered in this tour, which is a great place to visit.
The region west of Salalah beckons with natural and historical sights that promise a rewarding half-day’s sightseeing. Book this private tour to discover its attractions without transportation hassles. Traveling by private vehicle with a driver-guide, experience the views and ancient tomb of the Prophet Job at Jabal Qara mountain; and call at white-sand Mughsayl Beach to see its blowholes—through which waves burst. A range of start times adds flexibility.
You will see wonderful mountain and coastal panoramas, sea views and enjoy the swimming in azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Explore the Mughsail beach with the backdrop of high peaks of Jebel Qamar. Visit Marneef cave with its incredible rock formations and adjacent blowholes where the sea water gushes out at high tide. Look down from the breathtaking 800m high cliff Shaat, have a swim on a deserted sandy beach in romantic coastal village Rakhyut – you will have definitely this beach just for yourself. Make your holiday in Oman really remarkable by joining this trip which you won´t find on the itineraries of other tour operators in Salalah.
Get enlightened with the must visit historical site that is registered in the UNISCO world heritage, Islamic landmark of the city that shows the ancient islamic architecture and have a direct experience of the famous Dhofari frankincense. Visit the unique city central market with your guide who can take you through the ancient Omani culture and the diversified life of Salalah people.
On this private trip by Takamul Travel you will explore the most fascinating natural sites in Dhofar mountains. You will be astonished by the green nature of Wadi Darbat where you can see cascades, huge waterfall and also camel herds crossing the azure waters of Darbat river. Then you will proceed higher to the Jabal Qara mountains to reach the impressive Tawi Attair (Well of Birds) sinkhole. Over the rim of the abyss you can look down to the depth of 211 metres. Next stop on the route will be the huge canyon-like sinkhole Tayq which is one of the largest sinkholes in the world. Afterwards you will arrive to the stunning viewpoint on the edge of Samhan mountains escarpment. From the elevation of 1340 m you will have the opportunity to view the vast Dhofar plain and the sea coast. Last stop will take you to the picturesque Hinae valley where you can admire the forest of giant baobab trees.
This is a magical journey to the Northern part of Salalah city, starting in the afternoon with pick up from the hotel in Salalah City. In 4WD, Passing through the stunning views of the Al Qara Mountains to the ancient lost city of Ubar, also known as Atlantis of the Sand. This is a UNESCO World heritage site. After walking around the site, we proceed to the Empty Quarter, also know as Rab al Khali, to experience the biggest sand desert in the World by driving and rambling on fascinating sand dunes.Watch the sunset in the desert, have dinner and stay overnight at Bedouin camp See the stars over the sky at night. AY 2 OF 2: Wake up in the desert, after an overnight sleep in the Bedouin camp, on the largest sand desert in the world. After the breakfast, leave the desert with memories and proceed to Wadi Dawkah, a natural park of famous Frankincense trees, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Drop to the Hotel in morning.
This half day city tour will show you the rich diversity of the city with lovely beaches, historical sites, museum, Palace, fruit farms and markets. The places will be Sultan Qaboos Mosque (the largest mosque in Salalah named after the King of Oman), Al Baleed Archeological site (an open air Archaeological site across the Arabian Sea and a UNESCO World Heritage site), The Museum of Frankincense Land (an indoor musuem at the Archaeological park, which hosts Artifacts excavated from archeological sites, Governorate of Dhofar's historical and archaeological heritage and Superb models of Omani boats from 3000 BC to current), Haffa Souq (traditional market which sells perfumes, clothes, souvenirs and the famous Frankincense), Al Hosn Palace (Palace of King - Sulan Qaboos), Haffa Beach (white sand beach with coconut trees), Fruit Huts (Have a coconut drink from nearby farms and fruit huts, cost of drink on your own), and Salalah Gardens Mall (Largest Mall in Salalah).
West of Salalalah tour by Takamul Travel will show you the highlights of western Dhofar with all the remarkable places included in the itinerary. First you will visit the enchanting Sahalnawt spring with its azure waters and travertine rock formations. Then you will drive up to the Ittine heights where you will have spectacular views on Salalah and Jarzeez valley. Afterwards you will drive across the Jebel Qara mountain range to reach the resting place of Phrophet Ayyoub. From there you will once again have the breathtaking views of the Salalah plain. After descent from the mountains you will reach the spectacular Mughsail Beach. On the one end of Mughsail beach lies a serene lagoon where you can spot flamingoes and herons. On the other end you will see the looming Jebel Qamar mountain range. Under the imposing Marneef cave you will have the opportunity to wonder at water fountains gushing from the blowholes in the cliffs.
We offer for You the most comprehensive city tour itinerary on the market. The tour includes a visit to all major monuments in Salalah and adds an exploration of interesting natural sites as well. You will start the trip with the visit to the interior of the Sultan Qaboos Mosque. Then you will move to the Tomb of Prophet Imran which is a unique 33 metres-long structure rarely visited by tourists. Then you will make a nice walk to the heart of the Salalah´s coconut and banana plantations where you can see the irrigation system and taste all kinds of local fruit. Next, you will proceed to the Museum of The Frankincense Land situated in the area of the medieval port of al Baleed. Our specialized tour guide will explain to you the details in the History Hall and Maritime Hall of the museum. You will end the tour with exploring the ecosystem of the Dahariz lagoon on the edge of the city where you can spot flocks of flamingoes, herons and other waders.
Explore the regions surrounding Salalah on this day trip. Your tour takes you to many of the historically significant sites in the area as you hear the history and legends that have helped shape the region. Visit the village of Taqah, the archeological site at Khor Rori, the ancient town of Mirbat, the natural springs at Ayn Razat, the Qara Mountains, and the white sand beach at Mughsail.
The countryside east of Salalah is sprinkled with historical and scenic highlights. This full-day private tour lets you discover them without having to hire a cab or self-drive car, and with a driver-guide to explain their history and secrets. Among others, visit Taqah Castle and Wadi Darbat, and explore Sumhuram’s ruins, once a home of the Queen of Sheba. Choose the earliest departure to see the sites at their quietest.
Discover the highlights surrounding Salalah during this fast-paced tour of the lush desert oasis, a subtropical region in arid Oman. Far-flung sights are tough to cover alone, but you’ll be whisked between attractions in your own comfortable transportation. Spot herds of camels crossing the stunning Qara mountains, explore the white sand beaches of Mughsayl, and visit colorful bird sanctuaries near the road to Yemen.
Oman’s landscapes are stunning at any time of day, but the desert truly comes alive at night. Watch the sun lower over rolling sand dunes during this overnight campfire tour, which takes you into the heart of Rub al’Khali. Visit a Bedouin settlement, enjoy traditional coffee, and hop a camel for one-of-a-kind safari ride. You’ll also get a peek at the lost city of Ubar—Oman’s fabled Atlantic of the Sands.
Venturing into the vast desert and dunes of Oman’s Empty Quarter isn’t advisable unless by guided tour. This private full-day trip from Salalah lets you visit this untouched region with a driver-guide to handle off-road trails, show you the sights, and avoid you getting lost. Take in the massive dunes and ruins of the ‘lost city’ of Ubar, absorb the remote emptiness, and more; all without transport or navigational worries.
Cover all the main sights in the lush, southern oasis of Salalah during this in-depth city tour. Navigating the city takes local know-how, but your guide will bring you to all the time-tested spots. Sip fresh coconut water at a lush fruit plantation, and get a peek at traditional Dhofari souvenirs at a bustling souk, where you’ll have plenty of free time to explore jam-packed stalls.
Make the most of a day in Oman on this full-day shore excursion tour. Depart from your hotel or port in Salalah in a private vehicle with a driver-guide and travel east to the fishing village of Taqah. Take time to explore the village, including Taqah Castle. Continue on to see the ruins of Sumhurum, the lake at Wadi Darbat, and more. Admire the views from the top of the mountain at Jabal Samhan.
See the rural beauty of the Dhofar mountains and the sandy beaches of Mughsayl. Visit the final resting place of the Islamic prophet, Job, and smell the rich scent of frankincense as you drive towards the coast. See the true splendours of the East on a half day tour to Taqa village, Khor Rori, and Mirbat. Visit ancient villages, ruins, and immerse yourself in Eastern tradition.
Oman has a wealth of stunning outdoor scenery, but visitors without their own transportation miss out on remote locations. During this action-packed private tour from Salalah, you can skip the hassle of arranging a car rental and settle back on a relaxing drive across the Qara mountains. Get a peek at magical Arabian desert landscapes, from towering sand dunes and Bedouin settlements to the fabled lost city of Ubar.
This sunset trip is one of the best trips in the world. In the southern part of Oman, on a single day, you will be seeing the largest desert of the World "Empty Quarter" that spreads across many countries of the Middle East. What else could be better than a walk on the desert and seeing the setting sun. You will see the historical site of Ubar at the town of Shisr, known as The Lost City or Ubar or Atlantis of the Sand or the city of the pillars. This city was used for the trade of Frankincense, which was once traded as Gold and Silver. You will also see the 5 square kilometer spread plantation of Frankincense tree on the natural reserve at Wadi Dawkah. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the frankincense trade. The drive will be in 4x4 vehicle through Al Qara Mountains with amazing views of Salalah city. Dinner will be served before dropping off.
Exploring Salalah without a guide may leave you with only a patchy take on the city’s sights and history. This private half-day tour ensures you see and get background on everything significant from a personal driver-guide. Explore the ancient treasures at Al Balid Archaeological Park and Museum; shop at souks; and enjoy private transport along with hotel, port, or airport pickup and drop-off rather than waiting for buses or cabs.
Small groups only and a very personal approach! We will also tailor-make your tour according to your interests. Our tour guides are Frank and Elke.Elke is very passionate about culture and nature. She is also lucky at spotting animals from chamaeleons to eagles!Frank is also our dive Center manager. He has been in Oman for almost 2 years, and loves to explore with guests!
This tours cover the entire UNESCO Heritage route of Frankincense from Ubar to Wadi Dawkah (Trees) to Al Baleed port and Sumhuram (Khor Ruri) ports from where it was shipped to the world. Once Frankincense was traded as gold and silver.
The area east of Salalah boasts archaeological ruins marking ancient trading routes between Persia and India. This half-day private tour takes you to the relics without the need for car rental, and with your own guide for background. Travel with ease to Sumhurum—thought to have been used by the Queen of Sheba—and other ruins, with entry fees and hotel, cruise port or airport pickup and drop-off included.