What is Included?
4x4 air-conditioned vehicle with specialized driver (safety seats for children available on request); guided visits at Taqa castle, Sumhurram archaeological site, Jabal Samhan, Mirbat; all entrance tickets; English speaking guide (other languages available on request – supplement required); Picnic lunch; water, tea and snacks.
We will drive to the village of Taqa to enter the ancient house of the governor (musealized) 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 spices trade on Indian Ocean. We will reach the town of Mirbat, from where fishermen still sail on the traditional boats of the Indian Ocean: the dhow. We will reach the highest panoramic spot where the national reserve of the Arabian leopard starts. Here we will enjoy our picnic lunch. We will stop at the second largest sinkhole on earth where you can see many trees of desert rose and dragon blood, and drive down through Wadi Hinna, stopping to see the baobab forest that grows there.
The route goes from Salalah, at the center of the Salalah Plain, to Mirbat, at the eastern corner, where the imposing Jabal Samhan meet the coast, then a panoramic tour on the Jabal through the carsick formation and the uncontaminated nature.