West Salalah and city full day sightseeing tour
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West Salalah and city full day sightseeing tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the iconic Sultan Qaboos Grand mosque
  • Explore the Museum of the Frankincense Land
  • Take in the landscape surrounded by herds of camels and cattle
  • Enjoy the scenic view from the top of the Qara mountain range
  • Stroll along the Mughsail beach observing the natural blow holes
What to expect

The day begins with a visit to the iconic Sultan Qaboos Grand mosque that was opened to the public in 2009. Take in the highlights of the mosque that includes the Persian style architecture, the 115 million individual knots handwoven carpet and the crystal chandelier that hangs from a carved 118-foot dome.

Drive through the lush green plantation that grows coconut, banana and other various vegetables and fruits. Stop at one of the vegetables and fruits stall on the road to experience locally grown crops. View the Al Husn Palace that is the official palace of His Majesty the Sultan and stroll through the old Haffah souk, famous for selling high-quality frankincense and numerous other Dhofari traditional souvenirs.

Visit the 'Museum of the Frankincense Land' that was carefully built near the ruins of Al Baleed historically known as Zafar, a 12th century port that had a strategical role in the trading of frankincense between India in exchange of spices. The museum displays the artifacts from bygone era. The marine hall illustrates Oman's maritime history.

Later you'll be driven towards the Qara mountains. On the road winding to top of mountains, you may encounter herds of camels or cattle. Qara mountains are summer home of Dhofaris due to cool climate in summer. Enjoy the scenic view from the top of mountains. Visit the burial Tomb of Job ( Ayoub in Arabic ) situated at the top of the mountain.

Enjoy the Mughsail beach where the white sand touches the deep blue of the ocean. At high tide, waves burst through the natural titanic ‘blow holes’ at the far end of the ‘Rocky beach’ with a cave-like entrance. Drive through the scenic ‘Hairpin-bend’ road towards the western border of Oman. See the historical ‘Frankincense trees’ growing in their natural habitat, deep down in the valleys, dotting the countryside. Take a short walk into the valleys to smell the ‘Holy incense’ amidst the scenic view of the region.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Roundtrip transportation
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Guided tour
    • Water
    What's not included
    • Food
    Where

    Salalah, Oman

    Meeting point:

    Please contact your tour guide to arrange pick up time and location. Please meet your guide in the reception area of your chosen accommodation for your pick up. Meeting time can vary depending on hotel location.

    What to remember
    • Please dress appropriately and cover your shoulders and knees when you're visiting villages and wadis
    • All visitors are allowed inside the Sultan Qaboos Grand mosque from Saturday to Thursdays around 08.00am to 11.00am
    • Child car seats are provided at an extra cost, please book your car seat during check-out
    • Pregnant women cannot participate on this tour
    • This tour is partially wheelchair accessible as the blow holes and burial tomb of Job sites do not offer wheelchair access
    • Service pets or pets of any kind are not allowed on this tour
    • All guests must wear long trousers and long sleeved shirts and ladies must have a scarf to cover their hair during the Mosque visit
    • The maximum number of participants per group is four people
    • The maximum number of participants allowed on this tour is 20 people, which will be split to accomodate the maximum number of participants per group
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Travco Oman LLC
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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