A LIFETIME JOURNEY IN OMAN
Best Travel Guide for Oman | Muscat Salalah Tour Operator and Destination Specialist.
English, Italian and French Speaking qualified Tour Guides.
AN EXCITING JOURNEY IN THE PAST AND IN THE PRESENT
Our tours are designed and organized by expert archaeologists, who participated in the first great discoveries in Oman and by real Bedouins who still live on the edge of the Rub al Khali. They will lead you to explore enchanted places, giving you a vivid and detailed picture of archaeological sites and the natural environment. The profound knowledge, sense of humor and communication skills of our guides will make your travel experience unique.
WHAT MAKES THE DESERT BEAUTIFUL IS THAT SOMEWHERE IT HIDES A WELL.
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PLAN YOUR NEXT HOLIDAYS IN OMAN
WE BELIEVE IN SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AND IN STRONG BONDS BETWEEN FELLOW TRAVELERS
Tourism is an important and ever-growing sector of the Omani economy. Dhofar International Tourism is a Destination Management Company based in Dhofar but operating throughout the national territory. We are dedicated to responsible tourism. We believe that tourism must be respectful of the population, their heritage, their culture and the environment. Our company is not inspired by consumerism, but focuses on promoting the encounter between people and places. Our company is committed to making foreign visitors aware of Oman's cultural and natural heritage. Only thanks to the respect for the pristine beauty of Oman of those who preceded us is it possible to fully appreciate the wonders that our tours can offer. We want to keep the beauty of this country intact for those who come after us. To express our respect for the environment and culture of Oman we have chosen to represent on our logo the Nubian ibex, a highly representative animal of the Omani mountains, as it was depicted by hunter-gatherers in the 4th millennium BC
INTERPRETATION OF HISTORY AS A LIFE LIVED
We aim to offer an unfolding vision of the Country. We will visit pristine areas and archaeological sites not as mysterious wonders, but as real-life places. Shores, deserts, cities, villages, paths, necropolis where real men and women have lived, loved, fought and built the present civilization.
LIKE MINDED FELLOW TRAVELLERS
We hope that our tours will attract like-minded people who will enjoy each other’s company and who aim to acquire some valuable insights (and may be able to offer some of their own). We welcome everyone and we are open to all different kind of cultural, social backgrounds. We are excited to meet you all.
CUSTOMS, TRADITIONS AND LEGENDS
We will visit places outside of the normal tourist routes, where unspoiled landscapes and beautiful wild flowers will add immense value to your holiday. Deep knowledge of the places and the local culture will enable our guides to tell first hand stories, anecdotes and myths of these peoples inhabiting the mountains, dunes and coasts of Oman.
GOOD FOOD, HYGIENE AND COMFORT
We appreciate the fine things in life and will endeavor to make available to our guests the best that this magical country has to offer, although this will often lead us off the tourist circuits. We will take advantage of small distinctive hotels, boat trips with fishermen, local food, never forgetting the hygienic standards and western security.
ABOUT OUR TOURS
WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU IN OMAN
LET US WELCOME YOU TO OMAN AND TO AN EXCITING JOURNEY
My name is Mohammed Ahmed Aideed, I was born in the city of Salalah from an ancient Arab family of the South. The myths and legends of this land are the stories of my family. Every day of my life I am moved by the beauty that surrounds me and my heart overflows with gratitude for the generosity with which so many treasures have been offered to us. I wish visitors coming to Oman could see for themselves the wealth that surrounds us and learn to love and respect it. Every stone in the mountains, every wave of the sea and every grain of sand in the desert reflects the vicissitudes of a people as old as the world. I wish these stories were repeated to our tourists as our ancestors told us. I studied management and decided to dedicate myself to the tourism sector to put my experience at the service of my country and my people.
"Those who know the past understand the present"
My name is Said Hassan Al Masahli, I was born in the dunes of the Rub al Khali, son of an ancient Bedouin tribe. I personally experienced the rebirth of Oman with all the changes it brought. My tribe has left nomadic life to settle in the village built for us on the edge of the great desert dunes. My generation has had the opportunity to attend schools, to receive medical treatment and to move quickly and safely on the new paved roads that connect the most remote villages with the big cities, but we have not forgotten our ancient culture based on solidarity between people and hospitality towards foreigners. I was twenty when my country opened its borders to tourism and I decided to dedicate myself to this sector to let our guests know about the wonders of our land. I like to meet new people, belonging to cultures different from ours, and to build a relationship of exchange that can last over time.
"Diversity is wealth"
My name is Alice Tosi. My existence began within the old walls of Muscat when my parents were on a mission to dig the oldest archaeological site known at that time on the banks of Oman. I spent my childhood on the beaches and deserts of this land and I learned to love and respect all the creatures that inhabit it. After completing my biology studies in Rome, I chose to live in Salalah, choosing Oman as a foster home. I am passionate about life in all its forms, and I often feel that this is reciprocated when we are able to achieve harmony with other life forms. I like working in tourism because it gives me the opportunity to be able to pass on to travelers, a bit of the love I feel for this land. I like to explore and follow new paths.
"By walking you trace the path"
My name is Geraldina Santini, I am Italian. I discovered Oman by participating in the first archaeological missions that took place in this country since the early years of its renaissance. I had the honor of personally participating in the most important discoveries of the ancient Omani civilization. Then a few years ago I decided to settle in Oman, choosing Salalah as my city, the last strip of land in the ancient world known, where the scent of jasmine smells the nights and the surf of the waves on the beach accompanies dreams. I am passionate about archaeology, history and traditions that are handed down from generation to generation through the legends told around the fire in this mysterious land between east and west. I like to look at plants and geology, to better understand the factors that led to the development of human societies. Working in a world of travel and travelers gives me the opportunity to promote sustainable tourism, based mainly on human and cultural exchanges.
"There are no answers without questions"