East Salalah and city full day sightseeing tour
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Activities

East 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
  • Take in the Persian style architecture of the mosque
  • Explore the Museum of the Frankincense Land
  • Experience the ancient ruins of Sumharam
  • Stroll through the streets of Mirbat lined with old Omani houses
What to expect

In your small group, begin the day by visiting the iconic Sultan Qaboos Grand mosque that was opened to the public in 2009. Take in the highlights of the mosque that include the Persian style architecture, the 115 million individual knots handwoven carpet and the crystal chandelier that hangs from an intricately carved 118 foot dome.

Drive through the lush green plantation where coconuts, bananas and other various vegetables and fruits grow. 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, that is 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.

Your next stop will be the Taqa castle, an ancient residence of Wali (the Governor) of Taqa fishing village. You'll continue your drive towards the ancient ruins of Sumharam (UNESCO world heritage site).

The city was part of Hadramawt Kingdom and the eastern most outpost on the ancient incense trails between the Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf and India. Khor Rori was an ancient port on the coast of Dhofar and one of the major trading cities believed as the hub and harbor for the shipping of Frankincense.

The scenic drive leads to“Mirbat”, the ancient capital of Dhofar and the beginning of the “Frankincense trail‟. Stroll through the streets lined with old Omani houses and take a photo stop of the “twin-domed Bin Ali’s Tomb‟ a classic example of medieval architecture before your drive back to the hotel.

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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 sanitized 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
    • Pregnant women cannot participate on this tour
    • Child car seats are provided at an extra cost, please book your car seat during check-out
    • This tour is partially wheelchair accessible as the port and Sumharam sites do not offer wheelchair access
    • Service pets or pets of any kind are not allowed on this tour
    • All visitors are allowed inside the Sultan Qaboos Grand mosque from Saturday to Thursdays from 08.00am to 11.00am
    • 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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