Days 1: West Salalah
the Southern region of Oman, which was once known for its trade with noble horses,
frankincense and slaves.
At the beginning of this trip you visit the Qara Mountains
and the Old Testamentary Prophet Job’s tomb.
Afterwards we will pay a short
visit to the small stone mosque next to the tomb. In the mosque, Nabi Ayoub’s foot
print can be seen.
Next stop is the magnificent sandy beach of Mughsayl which
is outlined by sculptured cliffs and blow holes, formed into the limestone
rocks. The fountains of water coming through these holes can reach a height of
Also have a look at the Marnif cave and en-route, visit the nearby
Khawar, a lagoon which is home to flamingos, pelicans and storks.
Afterwards you will be
following one of the roads, leading up the mountains to the border. Enjoy the
breathtaking view of the lime stone and volcanic mountains before returning to the
Overnight stay at Salalah.
Days 2: East Salalah
Along a scenic road
lined with palm trees, you reach Taqa. Taqa castle is well worth a visit in the
centre of town.
Before proceeding to Sumhuram we will stop on top of the hill
from where you have a stunning view over the village and the Indian Ocean.
the cliff of Khawr Rawri you will find the ruins of the fortress and the palace
of Sumhuram which might be the remains of the palace of
the Queen Sheba.
It is on the list of
UNESCO world heritage sites. Continuing your trip, the road will lead you
Shortly before reaching Mirbat itself, you can see Bin Ali’s
tomb with its white double domes.
The last stop before reaching the city will
be at the Ayn Razat, beautiful natural springs.
Overnight stay at Salalah, (B/-/-)
Days 3: Salalah City Tours
Today’s excursion leads you through Salalah. In 1940 Sultan Qaboos was
First stop is the archaeological park with the
ruined city of Al Baleed, a UNESCO world heritage site.
On your way to Haffa
souk, where the fragrances of the orient come together, you pass His Majesty’s
Visit the gold souk with its variety of oriental 24 carat gold and
silver handicrafts. End of the tour is a scenic drive through the garden-like
You might stop at a fruit stall for a refreshing coconut milk,
sipped with a straw directly from the nut. Or try the small sweet local bananas
or papayas and guavas. From here you
will be transferred to your hotel or to the airport.