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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.
Takamul Travel prepared for you a tour that lets you discover the wonders of Dhofar nature and rich ancient heritage of the frankincense land. First, you will visit a castle in Taqah Village where you can admire the traditional furnishings and set up of governor´s residence. Then you will drive to Wadi Darbat where you will view the spectacular escarpment with seasonal waterfalls. In the valley itself, you will be astonished by lush green vegetation and azure waters of Darbat river teeming with small fish. You can take photos of camel herds which you can see grazing around the river flow. Then you will descend to the coast where ruins of a UNESCO site Samharam are situated above large lagoon of Khor Rori. In the museum, you can discover more about the glorious past of this port city and its trade with frankincense. In the lagoon below you can spot flocks of flamingoes, herons, spoonbills and other waders.
Experience a hassle-free guided tour of Salalah city remarkable landmarks. Get enlightened with the UNESCO archaeological site of Al-baleed city ruins, landmarks that shows the ancient Islamic architecture, such as the sultan grand Mosque (the biggist in Dhofar), and have a direct experience of the famous Dhofari frankincense resin. Visit the unique city central market with your guide who can take you through the ancient Omani culture and the diversified life of local people.
This is the only group guided tour from Salalah cruise terminal, which is catered to the requirement of the cruise passengers.
In the short time when the cruise is berth, the passengers will be taken to the exotic journey for exploring the diversity of Salalah, the second largest city in Sultanate of Oman. The pick up will be from the inside of the port. The customers shouldn't take the shuttle bus from the terminal to the outside. So this will be very convenient for the pick up.
The tour will take you to Sultan Qaboos Mosque, which is the largest mosque in the Southern Oman and then to the largest indoor Museum - Frankincense Land Museum. The tour includes visit to an ancient port of Al Baleed, which is a UNESCO Heritage site. Haffa Souq is an open air traditional market selling frankincense, perfumes, Omani Dresses and Souvenirs. The tour bus will pass through the palace of the Sultan and the coconut and banana farms. You will go to the largest modern mall in Dhofar at the end.
On this private tour by Takamul Travel you can enjoy exploring the historic and natural sites of Salalah in the evening and night time. You will escape the heat of the day and see the sunset scenery at Dahariz lagoon and al Baleed Archaeological Park. You will have also a better opportunity to see lively traditional markets like the Al-Haffa incense market and the Gold market and admire the beautifully lit up monuments. The tour includes visit to the Museum of the Frankincense Land with its History and Maritime Halls. You will also have a walk inside the plantations area to see the farms, wells and irrigated fields. In the end you will taste the fresh fruit and have a coconut drink at local stalls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you want to discover the landmarks of Salalah and natural wonders of the countryside in one trip during your stop on a cruise or when you have limited time? - then Takamul Travel has the right trip for you! We start with the visit to the interior of Sultan Qaboos Mosque. You will then proceed to Palace al Husn for a photostop at the grand gate and unique clocktower. Then you will visit the traditional al-Haffa market where you can buy the best quality frankincense, perfumes and shawls. The tour will then take you to the vast Salalah´s plantations of coconut and bananas where you can also explore the irrigation system. Then you will leave the city to discover the Ayn Razat spring sourrounded by gardens and rock formations. In Darbat valley you can admire the seasonal waterfall and cascades, limestone rock formations as well as camel herds grazing in the lush vegetation. The tour will finish with visit to the ancient ruins of Sumhuram situated above the impressive Khor Rori lagoon.
Sit back and enjoy as you tour by air-conditioned vehicle from your pick up point to the east of Salalah city. A professional guide will take you through the rich history of Oman and Dhofar Province. Accompanied by an experienced professional guide/driver, spend a full day time exploring a variety of sites, Dhofar nature, beautiful golden sand beaches, UNISCO registered world Heritage & archaeology and learn about the Oman culture.
This tour shows you the coastal city of Taqa, its castle, a stunning view over the village and Indian Ocean. Visit the cliff of Khawr Rawri, the ruins of the fortress and Sumhuram Palace (UNESCO World Heritage), Bin Ali’s tomb with its white double domes, the city of Mirbat and Ayn Razat’s natural springs.
Saturday – Thursday; Duration: 4 hours; Distance: 150 km; Pick-up time: 8.30 am
Sit back, relax and enjoy as you tour by air-conditioned vehicle from your pick up point to the east of Salalah city. Our guide will take you through the rich history of Oman, particularly, Dhofar Province. Spend a full day time exploring a variety of sites, Dhofar nature, beautiful golden sand beach, UNESCO registered World heritage & archaeology site and learn about the Omani culture. Utilize a great opportunity to uncover the natural phenomena of the magnetic gravity point and get a closer look at the rare giant baobab Trees at Hinna Valley. This tour experience would be simply described as "a flower from every orchard".
Do you want to discover the landmarks of Salalah and natural wonders of the countryside in one trip on your stop with cruise or when you have limited time? Then Takamul Travel has the right trip for you. Start with the visit to Salalah´s landmarks the Great Mosque and Palace al-Husn. You will also explore the traditional al-Haffa market - the best place to buy frankincense, perfumes and shawls. Then enjoy coconut drink in Salalah´s plantations and inspect the irrigation systems. Leave the city to discover the Jarzeez spring sourrounded by rock formations and caves. Next drive up to the Ittine heights for panoramic views on Salalah and Jarzeez valley. After descent from the mountains you reach the spectacular Mughsail Beach. On its one end lies a serene lagoon frequented by flamingos. On the other the cliffs of Qamar mountains loom out on the horizon. Under the imposing Marneef cave you will have the opportunity to wonder at water fountains gushing from the blowholes in the cliffs.
A full day trip to admire the most interesting historical locations of the region. We will take you to visit the town of Mirbat, with fishermen who still sails on the traditional boats of the Indian Ocean: the dhow. We will visit the historical fort and the new museum of the city. We will stop at the village of Taqa to enter the ancient house of the governor of the city and experience the interior of a traditional Omani home. We will visit the spectacular lagoon of Khor Rori and the archaeological site of Sumhurram (UNESCO site): a port built by the kingdom of Hadramout to control the trade on Indian Ocean. We will go to the beautiful Ayn Razat spring at the foot of the mountain to relax in the shade of tamarind and acacia trees and enjoy our picnic lunch.
Today you see the Qara Mountains with the tomb of Old Testamentary prophet Job, the sandy beaches of Mughsayl, the cliffs and blow holes, formed into the limestone rocks. Continue to the Marnif Cave and visit the nearby pelican lagoon. Enjoy the views of the mountains and gnarled frankincense trees.
Daily; Duration: 4 hours; Distance: 180 km; Pick-up time: 8.30 am
We are local guides in Salalah and know all the tourist and historical sites in the province with places not known by many guides.
Be ready to know Salalah as a local in this full-day tour with dedicated guide
The tour includes a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Mosque (please adhere to the dress code), the archaeological park with the ruined city of Al Baleed (UNESCO World Heritage), the Frankincense Museum and Haffa Souk. You pass by His Majesty’s palace on your way through the garden-like fruit plantations.