Meet and greet at airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Salalah.
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for half day Salalah city tour.
Begin the day by paying a visit to the magnificent Sultan Grand Mosque, which features exquisite artwork and stained tiles. We can visit the mosque every day in the morning (08:30 - 11:00), except Friday, and we recommend that you bring a headscarf or the equivalent of a hijab for ladies and dress modestly. Shorts and sleeveless tops are not permitted. Proceed to Salalah's Omani Heritage Gallery, which is managed by the Oman Woman Association. You can see the previous way of life, culture, and some everyday items. The Salalah-based Oman Woman Association is a social, cultural, and volunteer organization dedicated to promoting Omani women in all social and cultural arenas. The Association's goal is to raise the level of its members in social, cultural, and other areas. It also aims to raise social and cultural awareness among the community's residents.
The garden farms with coconut, banana, papaya, and vegetable plantations will be the next stop. Following that, we'll go to Al Baleed, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Museum of the Frankincense Land. It displays the region's historical and archaeological heritage, as well as its exceptional maritime tradition. The Al Baleed site is open from 08:30 to 20:00 on Sundays through Thursdays, and from 15:00 to 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays. Following our visit to the historical site, we proceed to the Al Haffa Souq (shops are closed from 13:00 to 16:30) and a photo stop at Al Husn Palace. The best place to buy Frankincense gum and incense is at Al Haffa Souq. The Souq also sells a wide range of products such as gold and silver jewelry, textiles, clothing, and other traditional artifacts. End of the trip.
Sultan Qaboos Mosque | Omani Heritage Gallery | Plantations | Al Baleed Archaeological site | Museum of the Frankincense Land | Al Haffa Souq and Photo stop in Al Husn Palace
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for half day East Salalah tour.
Begin the day to the east of Dhofar at Ain Razat, a collection of natural springs, some of which are perennial and others of which are seasonal and only appear during Khareef (monsoon season). This location is also popular all year round and serves as one of Salalah's primary water sources. Following that, we will travel to Taqah, one of the coastal towns in Dhofar Governorate. Taqah is an ancient town and fishing village with an intriguing castle. Watchtowers and stone houses surround the castle. The rooms inside the castle are filled with antique jewelry, weapons, furniture, paintings, and everyday items that make the castle inhabitable. After stopping at Taqah, we drive to the most unexpected location in Dhofar, Wadi Darbat. It is hidden in the mountains overlooking Khor Rori, just after the Taqah coast. The Wadi is a natural park with breathtaking views of waterfalls, a large number of camels, lakes, mountains, caves, and lush green vegetation. During the Khareef season (monsoon), water from the mountains replenished the Wadi, creating magnificent waterfalls gushing from 30 meters (100 ft.) and cave chambers. Visitors can also enjoy a large picnic area. Continue to Khor Rori creek, the location of the ruined city Sumhuram and the ancient Arabian frankincense trade capital.
Sumhuram Museum / Archaeological Park is one of the components of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Land of Frankincense. It is located in Khor Rori, an ancient city where the frankincense and copper trade flourished. End of the trip. (This tour involves walking over uneven and slanted terrain, please wear comfortable steady or walking shoes.)
Ain Razat | Taqah | Wadi Darbat | Sumhuram (Khor Rori)
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for half day West Salalah tour.
The first place to go is Ain Garziz, which was one of the springs in the Dhofar region. Drive to the mountains next to see Nabi Ayoub (Prophet Jobs Tomb), which can be seen from a high point in the Jebel (mountain). Because of its historical significance, this location is also one of the most visited in Salalah. He is referred to as Nabi Ayoub in the Quran and Prophet Job in the Bible. Also, we will go for a photo stop at the viewpoint near the Nabi Ayoub location where they can see beautiful landscapes and mountains. Following our visit to the historical site, we will travel to Al Mughsail Beach, which is known for its blowholes. Al Mughsail Beach is a must-see in the Dhofar Region. Seawater rushes with high pressure through an underground channel and shoots out in a geyser-like eruption on the cliff. The spout can reach heights of several meters in response to the forces of the waves. End of the trip. (This tour involves walking over uneven and slanted terrain, please wear comfortable steady or walking shoes.)
Ain Garziz | Nabi Ayoub Prophet Job’s Tomb | Viewpoint | Al Mughsail Beach & blowholes
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and proceed to the airport for your flight back home.