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East Salalah: Wadi Darbat Waterfall, Camels, Castle & Samhan

1. East Salalah: Wadi Darbat Waterfall, Camels, Castle & Samhan

Explore Salalah's East Side: A Cultural Adventure with Amazing Landscapes Morning: - Begin your day with pick up at your hotel in our vehicle. Meet the knowledgeable guide of Beautiful Salalah Tours, ready to immerse you in the local culture of Salalah's east side. - Your first stop is Taqa, where you'll step back in time at the 19th-century Taqa Castle. Explore the historic architecture and charm of this coastal town. Also other historical sites are Koofan Heritage house, to see the 150 years old Dhofari house. A new attraction, Burj Al Askar is at the top of the cliff, overlooking the castle and coast. Entrance for Taqa Castle (OMR 3), Koofan House (OMR 1) and Burj Al Askar (OMR 1) is to be paid on the place where you want to enter. Entrance is optional. - Enjoy a scenic drive through Taqa's bustling streets, giving you a glimpse of everyday life in this vibrant Omani town. See the fisherman on the coastal area and a lot of birds. - Pause at a tranquil beach and relish the stunning panoramic views from the clifftop, taking in the breathtaking surroundings. Mid-Morning: - Travel to Wadi Darbat, a natural wonder that will leave you in awe. Witness cascading waterfalls nestled beneath the majestic Jabal Al Qara mountains. This is the most visited place in Southern Oman and a must when you are in Salalah. - For those seeking adventure, opt for kayaking or boating on the adjacent canal (additional cost) as you embrace the serene and picturesque landscape, complete with wandering camels. - Continue your journey and marvel at the remarkable Tawi Attair Sinkhole, aptly known as the "birds well," with its intriguing geological formations. Lunch Break: - Savor a delicious lunch, taking in the unique flavors and aromas of Omani cuisine. This is served as picnic lunch or at a local restaurant depending on the size of the group. Afternoon: - Prepare to be amazed as you ascend to the 4,000-feet high Jabal Samhan, the tallest peak in Dhofar. Stand on the edge of the cliff at Jabal Samhan's viewpoint and watch as the clouds appear to touch the cliff edges below, creating a surreal and breathtaking vista. - Delight in a relaxing interlude under the ancient baobab trees of Wadi Hinna, or embark on a gentle hike to discover the enchanting Ayn Hasheer seasonal waterfall. - Experience the intriguing phenomenon of an anti-gravity hill, where the laws of physics seem to defy reality, leaving everyone amazed. Evening: - Conclude your cultural adventure with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sumharam, a place steeped in history and significance. Explore the archaeological wonders that make this site a treasure trove of ancient heritage. Entrance OMR 3, payable at the site. As the day comes to an end, you'll leave with a heart full of memories and a deeper understanding of the rich culture and natural beauty of Salalah's east side. Drop off to your hotel.

Luxury Overnight Desert Safari in Salalah

2. Luxury Overnight Desert Safari in Salalah

Experience the real luxury desert Safari overnight in one of the rated Desert Safari Camps in Salalah Empty Quarter With Professional Tour Guides. during your trip, you will visit Wadi Dawkah, a valley with the world's largest frankincense trees, and the legendary city of Ubar, a UNESCO World Heritage site. the adventure culminates in the Empty quarter with 3 or 4 Times Dune Bashing With Professional Desert Safari Tour Guides, where you will enjoy the most wonderful sunset in the desert with a cup of Arabic coffee or tea. overnight will be in Arabic tadeonal Desert Safari Camp With Bone Fire, Shisha, Stargazing, Local Arabic Dinner, and Breakfast Be ready to Watch the Most Wonderful Sunrise Ever in the middle of the Desert.

Salalah: Oman eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

3. Salalah: Oman eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Say goodbye to the hassle of physical SIMs and finding mobile network operator stores with our e-SIM service. After purchase, you'll receive a QR code that you can scan on your compatible device to install the e-SIM wherever and whenever you need it. Choose from a range of data volumes, validity periods, and coverage options in different countries to stay connected with ease. Most iPhone models beyond XS support e-SIM, and follow our instructions in the photo session to check compatibility for other devices. Share the QR code via AirDrop or scan it to another device. Install the e-SIM by connecting to WiFi or a network, and remember to turn on roaming for the e-SIM. If you have trouble connecting to the network, consult our self-troubleshooting guide. lf you have a connected trip in Asia, just simply select the 31 Asian Countries option, which covers:Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam. If your data is used-up? Simple, just buy another e-SIM to top-up. APN (Access Point Name): iboots Local Network:Ooredoo

Private Tour - Explore East Salalah Mountain Safari

4. Private Tour - Explore East Salalah Mountain Safari

Explore the enchanting landscapes of East Salalah on an exciting tour that unveils the treasures of the region, both historical and natural. We'll begin your journey by immersing yourself in the history of Taqah Castle with its fascinating stories, creating an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation to continue the tour amidst the greenery and waterfalls of Wadi Darbat. Witness the mystery and beauty of Taiq Cave and Sinkhole, and enjoy stunning views of the beach in Taqa, capturing a memorable souvenir that will make you yearn for this experience again. The adventure is not over yet—take a deep breath and allow your senses and heart to enjoy panoramic views from Samhan Mountain. Feel the warmth within the countryside's unique beauty with scattered baobab trees.

Salalah: Half-Day Guided Tour to Wadi Darbat & Mount Samhan

5. Salalah: Half-Day Guided Tour to Wadi Darbat & Mount Samhan

Start with pickup from select hotels in Salalah and hop on board a comfortable car for the scenic transfer to Taqah Beach. Soak up some sun on the soft sand, capture pictures of the palm-tree lined shore, and soak up the tranquility of this stunning setting. Continue to the verdant Wadi Darbat. Listen to the rush of cascading waterfalls and watch as camels, cows, and goats come to drink deep in this serene oasis. Head to the summit of Mount Samhan for spectacular views of the Jabal Samhan Nature Reserve, a pristine piece of nature with no permanent population and the last place where Arabian leopards are free to roam in the wild. Return to your pickup point in Salalah with a deeper appreciation for the rich natural beauty of Oman.

Salalah: Desert Safari & Sand Bashing in Empty Quarter

6. Salalah: Desert Safari & Sand Bashing in Empty Quarter

Experience the traditional Bedouin desert lifestyle when you take this full-day tour to the Empty Quarter Desert. Venture from the coastal city of Salalah to the towering desert dunes and enjoy several activities including dune bashing, and sand-boarding. You also visit the largest natural garden of Frankincense trees and the Lost City of Ubar. Entrance to the archeological site is not included.

Caribian Orient (Swiming at Fazayeh Beach )

7. Caribian Orient (Swiming at Fazayeh Beach )

Explore the wonderful natural sites on the Western coast and in the Qamar mountains. You will discover wonderful mountain panoramas, and long sandy beaches and enjoy swimming in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean on the exquisite Fazayah beach. First, you will visit Sahalnoot Spring where the spring waters create a small lake surrounded by limestone rock formations. Next, you´ll move to Marneef cave with its incredible rock formations, and wonder at the water fountains gushing out from the blowholes in the cliffs at high tide. Then you will drive up to the most fascinating lookout point in Dhofar - the breathtaking 800m high zig-zag road. After that you will relax and swim on a remote sandy beach Fazayah nestled under the backdrop of imposing mountain tops. please note that we will Provide Arabic Mate and Umberla for each Couple or Family With Snacks , Unlimited Water , Tea and Coffee

Historical Salalah City Tour

8. Historical Salalah City Tour

this half-day city tour takes you through Salalah, the largest city in Dhofar, known as the "perfume capital of Arabia" The journey begins with a visit to Sultan Qaboos Mosque, open from Saturday to Thursday from 8:30 to 11:00 and closed on Fridays; please adhere to the dress code. you'll explore the Museum of the Land of Frankincense at Al Baleed, a UNESCO world heritage site On the way to haffa souq, the frankincense market, you'll pass by Sultan Qaboos Palace, where Sultan Qaboos was born in 1940 Finally, you'll drive through beautiful fruit plantations, such as Ain Razat before returning to your hotel. Some of the highlights of this tour include visiting Sultan Qaboos Mosque, exploring the Al balid Archaeological Site and Museum of the Frankincense Land, and exploring the Salalah Central Market, Al-husn Souq, Al haffa Beach, haffa Souq, and various plantations and fruit shops You'll also pass by Al hosn Palace and Al-nahdhah Tower.

Magical Desert Safari By Land Cruise in Empty Quarter

9. Magical Desert Safari By Land Cruise in Empty Quarter

Embark on a full-day tour of southern Oman with ease and comfort Depart from your Salalah hotel in a 4wd vehicle and journey to the magnificent Nejd area of Dhofar, where you'll discover vast sand dunes that rise to a height of 220 meters and above Explore the former Bedouin settlement at Thumrait, witness the stunning beauty of the Empty Quarter at Rub Al Khali, and visit the site of the lost and witness the most wonderful sunset in the desert with a cup of Arabic coffee or tea You'll be accompanied by an experienced local English-speaking guide by 4wd vehicles Maximum capacity : 05 Pax per vehicle and provided with Unlimited bottled water, national park fees, and a sunset stop with tea/coffee, dates, water, and soft drinks

West Salalah: Fazayah Beach, Camels, Job Tomb, Blowhole

10. West Salalah: Fazayah Beach, Camels, Job Tomb, Blowhole

This typical itinerary for the product provides a captivating journey through the natural wonders and historical treasures of Salalah, Oman. The adventure begins at Ayn Jarziz, a freshwater spring surrounded by mountains. This 30-minute stop is the perfect introduction to the region's mountainous beauty. Ascend to the Dhofar Mountains and see the panorama view of Salalah city and its coastline from the viewpoint. Spend 15-30 minutes in this spot. After a mountain ride and passing through small local villages on the way, you will reach to the famous tomb in this part of the world. The tomb of Prophet Ayub / Prophet Job, who is mentioned in the Bible and the Holy Quran and is the prophet of Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. Spend around 30 minutes and explore the views from the mountain as well. Al Mughsail Beach, with its powdery white sands, is a must-visit destination on the western side of Salalah. Spend 30 minutes enjoying the serene beauty of this coastal paradise. Marneef Cave introduces you to remarkable blowholes, known as Mughsayl Natural Fountains, where water jets shoot high into the sky during the Khareef season. This unique 30-minute trek takes you from the beach to the cave, providing a thrilling experience unlike any other in the Middle East. At Masood Hidden Beach, you'll get a breathtaking bird's eye view of a pristine beach during a 20-minutes visit. The tour then leads to The Frankincense Trail, where you can witness an ancient frankincense tree and hear intriguing historical tales from your guide in just 15 minutes. This brief stop offers a glimpse into the region's rich history and trade heritage. The itinerary concludes at Al Fizayah Beach, Dhofar's top-rated tourist attraction. Here, an off-road adventure takes you to the beach, where you can swim in the Arabian Sea, spot camels passing by, and marvel at the enchanting presence of Frankincense trees on the rocks. This well-rounded itinerary promises a diverse and memorable experience in Salalah.

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(9 reviews)

Wonderful tour of East Salalah! The driver/guide Hamad was very friendly, professional and took care of us all day. We checked all the spots and had time to do photos and share knowledge about Oman and the culture. It's best to visit these spots during summer, but we enjoyed it now very much. The panoramic views and scenary were the highlight of the trip. Everything was planned and no issues with the booking or pickup. We saw a lot of animals and had great photo stops with them. Recommend this tour as an introduction to the region and what's possible to do. We enjoyed the experience and would choose the same :)

This is a must! The trip is everything you imagined: comfy car, very professional guide, amazing landscapes and above all a night in the desert that changes your perspective. Watching the sun rise through the dunes is unforgettable. But the night in the desert beats all: after everything goes quiet, take a deep breath and observe as time literally stops. Everything stops, even the air is not moving, and the quietness that surrounds you is unreal. Thank you!

That was a perfect getaway to some stunning landscape. The beach is gorgeous, almost empty, it feels like everything is at your disposal. And kind of it is! Mahad, the guide was everything you wished for. He is very helpful, always ready to answer any question you might have. We had a private tour and it was the best choice by far! 5 stars!

Very good experience overall. We had a great driver that took care of us, explaining about every place we’ve been too. Had been taken to all the places for activity description and I think we even more. The activity took 5-6 hours, but it was more than enough taken in consideration the hot weather outside. Wadi darbat was the best.

It was an amazing experience in the desert. Was everything under control and had a very good driver. Thank you for him and the company for perfectly handling