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.

LIVE IN THE DESERT

 

LEARN LOCAL CRAFTS

 

MEET OUR CAMELS

CROSS THE DUNES

SLEEP UNDER THE STARS

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

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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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.

SPECIAL CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Our tours are accompanied, in addition to the guide, by an expert who will take care of all organizational matters discreetly. We form small groups, not more than 10 people, united by the spirit of adventure and a continuous desire for discovery. Our guides are experienced in considering the special needs of children and disadvantaged people. Their willingness and dedication will make easy and enjoyable the journey even to those who may normally feel excluded from such adventures.

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

Whenever possible we will go to see something special, not available to the general public. Thanks to our extensive network of contacts we can observe the work in progress behind the scenes: archaeological excavations, frankincense cropping and rose water production. Depth knowledge of the country, of the people and the local culture will allow us to attend places and people usually excluded from the tours. We will be greeted with the proverbial Arabian hospitality in Bedouin tents in the desert and on the fishing boats.

POPULAR TOURS

EAST & WEST

3DAYS I 2NIGHTS

This is an itinerary focused on history. It is designed for those who what to get a panoramic view of the most interesting cultural location of Dhofar. All locations are of easy access in order to enjoy the route.

TAMING THE DESERT

3DAYS I 2NIGHTS

You will experience the Empty Quarter and the pre-desertic plateau of Nejd. We will meet plenty of camels and archaeological sites but very few humans. A tour for real explorers and adventures.

THE PEOPLE OF AZD

3DAYS I 2NIGHTS

In this journey we will visit the city and the mountain of Jabal Samhan that rises 2000 meters above sea level and closes the crescent of Dhofar mountains. A tour for those who like stunning landscapes.

WOMEN ONLY

14DAYS I 13NIGHTS

Women only tour. Strong and tough women who want to discover the country with breathtaking views of feminine culture. The whole tour will be accompanied by two expert guides.

ART ON ROCKS

8DAYS I 7NIGHTS

Rock art includes some of the greatest artistic masterpieces of humankind. In Oman, rock art sites are scattered across the country and represent the rich spiritual values of a very ancient culture

GOLD, FRANKINCENSE, MYRTH

3DAYS I 2NIGHTS

Get to know the plants that produce the best quality incense, learn the techniques of harvesting and explore the ancient tracks of the caravan that brought the precious goods throughout the ancient world.

ABOUT OUR TOURS

WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU IN OMAN

  • The price of our tours does not include national and international air tickets, entry visa, insurance, tips (optional), extras, meals other than those mentioned in the program, extra transfers.

  • All our tours are conducted with air-conditioned vehicles suitable for the program of the day with specialized drivers for the duration of the tour (except for the "woman tour" which provides drivers only for city tours).

  • If there are children on board, the vehicles will be equipped with special safety seats. If it is necessary for some guests to use a wheelchair we will provide a suitable vehicle.

  • Our desert tours are always conducted with a minimum of two vehicles equipped with a satellite phone. Our specialized guides (sea/trekking/archaeology) have the necessary credentials and are first aid experts.

  • We advise you not to underestimate the tropical sun and to take part in the tours with sunscreen and hat. Dressing with respect for local traditions is essential to have a good relationship with the population. Knees and shoulders must always be covered.  Ladies should wear a full swimsuit (or bikini and T-shirt) for excursions to beaches other than those of international hotels and men should avoid overly tight costumes. To visit the Sultan Qaboos Mosque you will need a long-sleeved shirt and long trousers/skirts. Ladies should wear a scarf to cover their hair.

  • Most of our tours are available all year round except for those where weather conditions would not be favourable (e.g. the desert is too hot during the summer months, the sea is too rough during the khareef season). Some special activities are also seasonal (e.g. collecting roses and incense).

  • The hotels we offer are subject to availability. In case of non-availability, they will be replaced with others of the same category.

  • • All our tours are customizable. If you wish to make small changes and/or additions to our programs please do not hesitate to contact us, our team will do everything possible to make your holiday tailored to you!

  • All our tours are accompanied by an English speaking guide (included in the price). Tours in other languages (Italian, French, Spanish, German, etc.) are available on request.

  • All our tours include airport transfers, overnight stays and meals as listed in each individual programme. Mineral water will be available in the vehicles (two bottles per person for half-day excursions and three bottles per person for full-day excursions) and there will be plenty of opportunities to offer our guests snacks and samplings of local delicacies. All entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites are included.

THE SULTANATE OF OMAN

THE LAND OF CONTRASTS

THE TEAM

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"

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