Salalah: Private 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 4 hours
This tour is a cultural and educational trip, tailored for tourists to experience the cultural part of Salalah. The experience begins by visiting the old town of Taqa, on the east side of Salalah. Its coastal location make it a perfect place for fishing, and following that you will go to the Taqa Fortress which was built in the 19th century. This castle was more recently renovated during the times of Sultan Qaboos, and reopened as a museum in 1994. Following that, you will head to Khor Rori, a small fortified town which was founded as an outpost for the kingdom of Ḥaḑramawt back in approximately the 1st century A.D. You will also discover there the old city of Sumhuram, which is now protected as the Sumhuram Archeological Park. Following that, you will make your way to Mirbat Village, where you will visit the whitewashed tomb of Mohamed Bin Ali, said to be a descendant of the son-in-la...
At the start of your tour, drive through a serene coconut plantation as you head to see Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Be stunned by the modern structure and enter to see its crystal chandelier and handwoven carpet. Afterward, go just outside for a photo-op at Al-Husn Palace, which serves as the palace of the government in Dhofar. From the mosque and palace head to the Al-Baleed Archaeological Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the open-air site is a must-see for those visiting Salalah. Explore the park and learn about Oman's historic and maritime heritage through exhibits with manuscripts and geopolitical maps. Before heading to the souq, stop to see frankincense trees and have the opportunity to purchase products made from extractions of the tree. Get more shopping in at Al-Hafa Souq and attempt to haggle and barter while you buy souvenirs. Wander through the souq and reflect as your ...
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Be sure to book this tour, you will get a good block about the area and lifestyle of the city of Salalah. The time frame was met perfectly and on time. All questions were answered and since there was still some time we could look at something outside the program. Be sure to book the German tour with Ahmed Tabook, was super German and presented his country with lots of charm and wit.