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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.
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.
On this trip designed by tour specialists from Takamul Travel 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.
Visit one of Oman’s most beautiful ‘wadi’ river gorges without relying on cabs or renting a car on this private day trip from Salalah. Traveling by private vehicle, explore the Dhofari houses and castle at Taqah before visiting Wadi Darbat to admire its lake and waterfalls, and visit its caves. Finally, stop at Tawi Atayr sinkhole, known for its singing birds, before returning to Salalah.
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.
Half day Salalah City Tour ( Private Tour)
• Daily ( (AM) or ( PM))
• Duration : 4 hours
• Silver and Gold market
• Haffa Souq
• Sultan Qaboos Mosque
• Camel Market
This half day city tour leads you through Salalah, the biggest city in Dhofar, also called the “ perfume capital of Arabia’’ the journey starts with visit Sultan Qaboos Mosque (Opened Sat - Thu 8:30 – 11:00, Fri Closed ) (please adhere to the dress code) and then to Museum of the Land of Frankincenes, at Al baleed , a UNESCO world heritage site. In your way to Haffa souq ( frankincense market), you pass Sultan Qaboos Palace, In 1940 Sultan Qaboos was born there. After that drive to gold souk and silver handicrafts .Next stop to visit Camel market to see camels in the pickup cars and baby camels .
End of the tour drive through the garden-like fruit plantations. We stop at a fruit stall for a refreshing coconut milk. Or try small sweet local bananas or papay.
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.
This 8 hours tour will take you to a magical journey to the Eastern and the Western sides of Salalah, combining the best of East and West in one day trip.
Following will be covered on the East side of Salalah.
Taqa Castle is one of Dhofar’s most distinguished landmarks, which was built in the 19th century. Taqa Beach and Taqa city will also be covered in this tour.
The most popular valley of the Dhofar Region, Wadi Darbat will be your first stop. Here you will be seeing the seasonal waterfall, a spring where you can do boating (kayaking, paddle boat, motor boat) overlooking the mountain of Jabal Qara series.
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.
One the western side of Salalah, the following places will be covered.
Mughsail Beach is the most visited place on the western side and there is Marneef cave and natural blowhole / geyser to explore.
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.
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.
Salalah serves up everything from impressive mosques to archaeological treasures, museums, markets, and palm-fringed beaches. With this half-day tour, skip negotiating with cabs and explore the city with a private driver-guide and air-conditioned vehicle. It means you can concentrate on the scenery, cover Salalah’s highlights without overlooking anything, and learn facts about the city you might not hear otherwise. A choice of time slots provides useful flexibility.
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.
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.
What to Do in Oman !!!!....Visit Oman .Drive through route with breath taking views in the mountains. Reach the foot of Jabal Qara: enjoy the view of a beautiful forested valley and one of the beautiful spring's .Drive up to Nabi Ayyub. A Mosque and Tomb with a breathtaking view are found there over the Salalah plain. Continue through the mountain after passing by few villages. In this area, you will see the Frankincense Trees growing. Later visit the magnificent deep blue-green pool of Wadi Ayun. Return to Salalah via Qairum Herti. Drive South to have a spectacular view of the thick woodlands and Salalah plain. Return to the hotel. in this tour you will have the chance to see the most beautiful breath taking views during your Oman Day Tours .
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.
Fazayah Beach Tour ( Private Tour)
• Full day tour
• Duration : 8 hours
• Blowholes ( Fountains )
• Spring water ( Ayn Razat )
• Frankincense trees
• Flamingo birds
• Fazayah Beach
The journey of Salalah is incomplete without a trip to white sand beach of Fazayah . At the beginning you visit Mughsail beach which is outlined by sculptured cliffs and blow holes, formed into the limestone rocks. Also have look at the Marnif cave, visit the nearby lagoon which is home for flamingos. Continue to use zig zag road towards western of Oman to visit the Frankincense trees growing in their natural habitat. Last stop, you reach the beautiful beach in Oman and tidy up your tent and enjoy the wonderful place without people almost the time .
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.
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.
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.
Explore the wonderful natural sites on the Western coast and in Qamar mountains on a tour designed by Takamul Travel specialists. You will discover wonderful mountain panoramas, long sandy beaches and enjoy swimming in azure waters of the Indian Ocean on the exquisite Fazayah beach. First, you will visit Sahalnoot spring where the spring waters create small lake surrounded by limestone rock formations. On the long Mughsail beach you can spot flamingoes wading in the adjacent lagoon and see the looming peaks of Jebel Qamar. Next, you´ll move to Marneef cave with its incredible rock formations and wonder at the water fountains gushing out from the blowholes in the cliffs at high tide. Then you will drive up to the most fascinating look out point in Dhofar - the breathtaking 800m high Shaat cliff. After that you will relax and swim on a remote sandy beach Fazayah nestled under the backdrop of imposing mountain tops.
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, 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".
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.
Takamul Travel brings to you the most affordable, enjoyable and adventurous private tour to the Empty Quarter desert on the market. Explore the vastness of the desert areas with different shapes of dunes. Experience the adrenalin ride on the dunes with our expert drivers who will get the best performance out of the terrain cars. Then you will climb the dunes yourself dipping your feet in the moving sands. Enjoy the breathtaking views on the sea of sand from the dunes´ peaks while the sun slowly moves to the horizon. Before the sunset, you can take the best pictures of the desert landscape with the sun setting over the dunes. On the way to the desert, you will visit Wadi Dawka, a valley where thousands of precious Frankincense trees grow and give the valued harvest of frankincense drops. From there you will continue on the Frankincense route to the lost city of Ubar whose ruins stand witness to the glorious past when the city served as a center for the incense trade.