OMAN SHORT TOURS FOR ALL

DHOFAR BETWEEN THE DESERT AND THE ARABIAN SEA SHORE

3DAYS I 2NIGHTS

3DAYS I 2NIGHTS

3DAYS I 2NIGHTS

3DAYS I 2NIGHTS

THE MOUNTAIN OF THE MOON AND THE ARABIAN SEA

3DAYS I 2NIGHTS

TAMING THE DESERT

3DAYS I 2NIGHTS

THE EASTERN COAST OF DHOFAR

BASIC INFORMATION

ITINERARY #1

EAST & WEST

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN SALALAH AND JABAL AL QAMAR

 

Welcome to Salalah, the capital of Dhofar! We will welcome you at the airport and accompany you to the hotel selected for you. In the afternoon our specialized guide will take you to admire the beauty of Jabal al Qamar (the mountain of the moon). We will drive through a panoramic road to reach the top of the mountain to admire the spectacular vertical cliffs on the Arabian Sea. We will stop to see the threes that produces the purest frankincense in their natural habitat. We will walk over the submarine cave of Marneef where waves can blow through vertical erosions creating false geysers up to 20 meters high. We will take you for an early dinner at a traditional restaurant where we can try camel meat and goat cooked on red hot stones. 

 

FULL DAY

1 h 40 min approximately / 115 km / by car

MAIN DESTINATION

Jabal al Qamar

ACCOMODATION

Hilton Salalah Resort

MEALS & DRINKS

Lunch and dinner / 2 bottles of water.

DAY 2 HISTORICAL EAST AND SALALAH CITY TOUR 

 

A full day trip to admire the most interesting historical locations of the region. We will take you to visit the town of Mirbat, with fishermen who still sails on the traditional boats of the Indian Ocean: the dhow. We will visit the historical fort and the new museum of the city.  We will stop at the village of Taqa to enter the ancient house of the governor of the city 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 trade on Indian Ocean. We will go to the beautiful Ayn Razat spring at the foot of the mountain to relax in the shade of tamarind and acacia trees and enjoy our picnic lunches. In the afternoon we will take you at the archaeological site of Al Baleed (UNESCO site), ancient capital of Dhofar to visit the Museum of the Land of Frankincense. After a panoramic tour through the city we will drive back to your hotel to enjoy a relaxing dinner by the pool.  

 

FULL DAY

3 h 11 min approximately / 208 km / by car

MAIN DESTINATION

Salalah east

ACCOMODATION

Hilton Salalah Resort

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 3 DEPARTURE FROM SALALAH

 

Say goodbye to beautiful Dhofar and keep a loving memory of it into your heart! We will take you to the airport for your flight.

TRANSFER

Salalah Airport

ACCOMODATION

No

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast / 1 bottle of water.

PRICE PER PERSON STARTING FROM 480 USD

 

ITINERARY #2

FRANKICENSE ROUTE

This itinerary is for the lovers of wide spaces. After a must do city tour to get an overview of Salalah, will take you to the great desert for an unforgettable exciting experience.

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN SALALAH AND HISTORICAL EAST


Welcome to Salalah, the capital of Dhofar! We will welcome you at the airport and accompany you to the hotel selected for you. In the afternoon our specialized guide will take you to visit the most interesting historical locations of the region. We will stop at the village of Taqa to enter the ancient house of the governor of the city 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 on built by the kingdom of Hadramout to control the spices trade on Indian Ocean. We will reach the town of Mirbat, with fishermen who still sails on the traditional boats of the Indian Ocean: the dhow. We will enjoy an early dinner with the most traditional mishkak, local cow meat kebab, at the fishermen port.

 

FULL DAY

3 h 11 min approximately / 208 km / by car 

MAIN DESTINATION

Salalah East

ACCOMODATION

Hilton Salalah Resort

MEALS & DRINKS

Lunch and dinner / 2 bottles of water.

DAY 2 SALALAH CITY TOUR AND THE GREAT DESERT OF RUB AL KHALI 


In the morning we will take you for a panoramic tour through the city. We will take you to the archaeological site of Al Baleed (UNESCO site), ancient capital of Dhofar to visit the Museum of the Land of Frankincense. We will drive through the bananas and coconuts plantations, so typical of Salalah, and we will visit the traditional frankincense souk where you can choose among the many different quality of incense, myrrh and perfumes. Then we will hit the road that takes to the desert. We will stop at Wadi Dowka (UNESCO site), to see the largest concentration of Boswellia sacra trees, the plant that produces the frankincense resin. We will stop for lunch at the town of Thumrait, once called “the midpoint”, halfway between the sea and the sands. After lunch we will visit the archaeological site of Shisr (UNESCO site), interpreted as the mythic city of Ubar, the Atlantis of the Sands. At Shisr we will get off road to reach the big dunes of the Rub al Khali desert. After a most spectacular sunset on top of the highest dunes we will reach a Bedouin tent where we will enjoy a traditional dinner in the desert.

 

FULL DAY

6 h 30 min approximately / 450 km / by car

MAIN DESTINATION

Rub Al Khali

ACCOMODATION

Hilton Salalah Resort

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 3 DEPARTURE FROM SALALAH

 

Say goodbye to beautiful Dhofar and keep a loving memory of it into your heart! We will take you to the airport for your flight.

TRANSFER

Salalah Airport

ACCOMODATION

No

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast / 1 bottle of water.

PRICE PER PERSON STARTING FROM 600 USD

 

ITINERARY #3

THE PEOPLE OF AZD

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.

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN SALALAH AND CITY TOUR
 

Welcome to Salalah, the capital of Dhofar! We will welcome you at the airport and accompany you to the hotel selected for you. In the afternoon our specialized guide will take you to visit the most interesting locations of the capital of the Dhofar region. We will take you to the archaeological site of Al Baleed (UNESCO site), ancient capital of Dhofar to visit the Museum of the Land of Frankincense. We will drive through the bananas and coconuts plantations, so typical of Salalah, and we will visit the traditional frankincense souk where you can choose among the many different quality of incense, myrrh and perfumes. We will take you for an early dinner at a traditional restaurant where we can try camel meat and goat cooked on red hot stones. 

 

FULL DAY

1 h 30 min approximately / 70 km / by car 

MAIN DESTINATION

Salalah

ACCOMODATION

Hilton Salalah Resort

MEALS & DRINKS

Lunch and dinner / 2 bottles of water.

DAY 2 THE JABAL SAMHAN AND HISTORICAL EAST
 

In the morning we will take you to the village of Taqa to enter the ancient house of the governor of the city 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 on built by the kingdom of Hadramout to control the spices trade on Indian Ocean. Then we will go for a panoramic tour through the highest mountain of the region. We will stop at the sinkhole of Tawi Attir (the bird’s well) and the second largest sinkhole on earth where you can see many trees of desert rose and dragon blood. 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 drive down through Wadi Hinna and will stop to see the baobab forest that grows there. Before driving back to Salalah we will reach the town of Mirbat, from where fishermen still sail on the traditional boats of the Indian Ocean: the dhow. We will enjoy an early dinner with the most traditional mishkak, local cow meat kebab, at the fishermen port.  

 

FULL DAY

3 h 30 min approximately / 230 km / by car

MAIN DESTINATION

Jabal Samhan

ACCOMODATION

Hilton Salalah Resort

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 3 DEPARTURE FROM SALALAH

 

Say goodbye to beautiful Dhofar and keep a loving memory of it into your heart! We will take you to the airport for your flight.

TRANSFER

Salalah Airport

ACCOMODATION

No

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast / 1 bottle of water.

PRICE PER PERSON STARTING FROM 540 USD

 

ITINERARY #4

MOUNTAIN OF THE MOON & ARABIAN SEA

This itinerary is including an overview of the city of Salalah and the pristine beauty of one of the best coastal area of all the Arabian Peninsula. This tour is for the lovers of sea.

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN SALALAH AND CITY TOUR

Welcome to Salalah, the capital of Dhofar! We will welcome you at the airport and accompany you to the hotel selected for you. In the afternoon our specialized guide will take you to visit the most interesting locations of the capital of the Dhofar region. We will take you to the archaeological site of Al Baleed (UNESCO site), ancient capital of Dhofar to visit the Museum of the Land of Frankincense. We will drive through the bananas and coconuts plantations, so typical of Salalah, and we will visit the traditional frankincense souk where you can choose among the many different quality of incense, myrrh and perfumes. We will take you for an early dinner at a traditional restaurant where we can try camel meat and goat cooked on red hot stones. 

 

FULL DAY

1 h 30 min approximately / 70 km / by car 

MAIN DESTINATION

Salalah

ACCOMODATION

Hilton Salalah Resort

MEALS & DRINKS

Lunch and dinner / 2 bottles of water.

DAY 2 JABAL QAMAR AND FAZAYA BEACH

 

In the morning we will take you to the village of Taqa to enter the ancient house of the governor of the city 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 on built by the kingdom of Hadramout to control the spices trade on Indian Ocean. Then we will go for a panoramic tour through the highest mountain of the region. We will stop at the sinkhole of Tawi Attir (the bird’s well) and the second largest sinkhole on earth where you can see many trees of desert rose and dragon blood. 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 drive down through Wadi Hinna and will stop to see the baobab forest that grows there. Before driving back to Salalah we will reach the town of Mirbat, from where fishermen still sail on the traditional boats of the Indian Ocean: the dhow. We will enjoy an early dinner with the most traditional mishkak, local cow meat kebab, at the fishermen port.  

 

FULL DAY

2 h 30 min approximately / 150 km / by car

MAIN DESTINATION

Jabal Samhan

ACCOMODATION

Hilton Salalah Resort

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 3 DEPARTURE FROM SALALAH

 

Say goodbye to beautiful Dhofar and keep a loving memory of it into your heart! We will take you to the airport for your flight.

TRANSFER

Salalah Airport

ACCOMODATION

No

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast / 1 bottle of water.

PRICE PER PERSON STARTING FROM 550 USD

 

ITINERARY #5

TAMING THE DESERT

With this tour 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.

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN SALALAH AND THE GREAT DESERT OF RUB AL KHALI
 

Welcome to Salalah, the capital of Dhofar! We will welcome you at the airport and we will hit the road that takes to the desert. We will stop at Wadi Dowka (UNESCO site), to see the largest concentration of Boswellia sacra trees, the plant that produces the frankincense resin. We will stop for lunch at the town of Thumrait, once called “the midpoint”, halfway between the sea and the sands. After lunch we will visit the archaeological site of Shisr (UNESCO site), interpreted as the mythic city of Ubar, the Atlantis of the Sands. At Shisr we will get off road to reach the big dunes of the Rub al Khali desert  (650000 sq.km). After a most spectacular sunset on top of the highest dunes we will reach a Bedouin camp where we will enjoy a traditional dinner and spend the night in a traditional tent.

 

FULL DAY

3 h 30 min approximately / 220 km / by car 

MAIN DESTINATION

Rub al Khali

ACCOMODATION

Bedouin Camp

MEALS & DRINKS

Lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 2 THE NEJD


In the morning we will take the road that crosses the southern Nejd: a plateau crossed by numerous herds of black desert camels and furrowed by deep canyons carved by the flow of ancient rivers that once crossed this now hyper arid land. We will see dozens of marine fossils and archaeological sites. We will arrive on the coastal road and stop at the spectacular beach of Mughsail where we can watch (conditions permitting) the waves that infiltrate through vertical erosion in the rock until we reach a height of 20 meters.

 

FULL DAY

6 h 30 min approximately / 350 km / by car

MAIN DESTINATION

Nedj

ACCOMODATION

Hilton Salalah Resort

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 3 DEPARTURE FROM SALALAH

 

Say goodbye to beautiful Dhofar and keep a loving memory of it into your heart! We will take you to the airport for your flight.

TRANSFER

Salalah Airport

ACCOMODATION

No

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast / 1 bottle of water.

PRICE PER PERSON STARTING FROM 525 USD

 

ITINERARY #6

THE EASTERN COAST OF DHOFAR

This is a journey towards west, the less known coast of Dhofar. We will go through the mountains to reach a beautiful beach over 11 kilometers long. A journey for those who can see far away.

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN SALALAH, HISTORICAL EAST AND ASH SHUWAYMIYYAH
 

Welcome to Salalah, the capital of Dhofar! We will welcome you at the airport and we will take the road towards east. We will stop at the village of Taqa to enter the ancient house of the governor of the city 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 on built by the kingdom of Hadramout to control the spices trade on Indian Ocean. Then we will take the panoramic road to Ash Shuwaymiyyah one of the most breathtaking beaches on earth. Here we will witness a spectacular sunset on the Arabian Sea.

 

FULL DAY

3 h 30 min approximately / 330 km / by car 

MAIN DESTINATION

Ash Shuwaymiyyah

ACCOMODATION

Guest house

MEALS & DRINKS

Lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 2 WADIS AND WILDS
 

In the morning we'll take some time for a swim where dolphins and whales are at home. Then we will take the road inland to return to Salalah. We will cross spectacular wadi and flank one of the largest oil reserves in the country. We will end our excursion in the evening returning to Salalah with a wealth of wonderful experiences.

 

FULL DAY

3 h 40 min approximately / 340 km / by car

MAIN DESTINATION

Salalah

ACCOMODATION

Hilton Salalah Resort

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast, lunch and dinner / 3 bottles of water.

DAY 3 DEPARTURE FROM SALALAH

 

Say goodbye to beautiful Dhofar and keep a loving memory of it into your heart! We will take you to the airport for your flight.

TRANSFER

Salalah Airport

ACCOMODATION

No

MEALS & DRINKS

Breakfast / 1 bottle of water.

PRICE PER PERSON STARTING FROM 550 USD

 

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