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Dhofar, Salalah, Oman
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Duration

Half day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

Arabic, English

About this tour

Embark on an enthralling journey east of Salalah, where the charming village of Taqah awaits. Famed for its sardines and fertilizer, Taqah offers a fascinating glimpse into the region’s history with its intriguing Old Castle.

Continue further east to discover the ancient ruins of Sumhurum, also known as Khor Rori Archaeological Site. As you explore the remains, imagine the legendary palace of Queen Sheba that once stood here. Immerse yourself in the area’s rich history as a significant port for the frankincense trade.

Follow the coastal road to Mirbat Village, a historic city renowned for its Arabian horses and past involvement in the slave trade. Capture memories at a photo stop at the 14th-century Bin Ali Tomb before visiting Mirbat Port and the old merchant houses. Admire their distinctive architecture, featuring curved doors and windows that reflect the region’s unique style.

As you return to Salalah, journey through the homeland of the Jebbali people, where camels and cattle herds dot the landscape. Conclude your adventure at the foot of the Qara Mountains, where the natural spring of Ain Razat lies within a picturesque park embraced by rolling hills. This unforgettable tour will leave you with a deep appreciation for the region’s history, culture, and natural beauty.

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Highlights

  • Taqah village
  • Old Castle in Taqah
  • Sumhurum (Khor Rori Archaeological Site)
  • Mirbat Village
  • Bin Ali Tomb
  • Mirbat Port
  • Old merchant houses in Mirbat
  • Jebbali people's homeland
  • Ain Razat natural spring and park
  • Qara Mountains

Included/Excluded

  • Specialized bilingual guide
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance fees
  • All meals included
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tickets
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Visa arrangements

Itinerary

Begin your tour by unveiling the rich history and charm of Taqah, a village renowned for sardines and fertilizer. Explore the village's captivating Old Castle and immerse yourself in its intriguing past.

Venture to the ancient ruins of Sumhurum (Khor Rori Archaeological Site), where the legendary palace of Queen Sheba is believed to have once stood. Delve into its significance as a vital port for the frankincense trade.

Journey to Mirbat Village along the coastal road and uncover the city's storied history of Arabian horses and the slave trade. Capture timeless memories with a photo stop at the 14th-century Bin Ali Tomb.

Marvel at the unique architectural designs of Mirbat Port and its old merchant houses, featuring curved doors and windows that reflect the region's distinctive style.

Embark on a cultural excursion through the homeland of the Jebbali people. Observe their camels and cattle herds as they graze in the landscape, offering a glimpse into the local way of life.

Conclude your half-day tour with a visit to the picturesque Ain Razat natural spring and park, nestled at the foot of the Qara Mountains. Bask in the serene atmosphere and embrace the beauty of the surrounding landscape before returning to Salalah.

Durations

8 – 10 hours (half day)

Language

Arabic
English

Frequently asked questions

The tour package typically includes transportation, accommodation, meals, and admission fees to attractions listed in the itinerary. Please check the specific package details for more information.

You can book a tour package online through our website, over the phone with our customer service team, or through a travel agent.

This tour has an age range of 12-70 years old, this means children under the age of 12 will not be eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out G Adventures self-assessment form.

Flights may or may not be included in the package, depending on the package details. Please check the specific package details for more information.

The cancellation policy varies depending on the tour package and the provider. Please check the specific cancellation policy before booking.

It is recommended to pack comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for the climate and activities listed in the itinerary. Check the itinerary to see if any specific clothing or gear is required.

Depending on the package, it may be possible to customize the itinerary. Please contact us for more information.

Travel insurance is typically not included in the package. It is recommended to purchase travel insurance separately to protect against unforeseen circumstances.

Tour's Location

Dhofar, Salalah, Oman

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EAST SALALAH (HALF DAY)
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01/09/2024

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