Tour Code: FIT/1587

Splendors of Dhofar

4 Nights / 5 Days
Private Van Tour
Monsoon Special

Cities : Muscat (1N),Salalah (3N)


Salalah, Oman
  • Half Day East Salalah Tour
  • Half Day West Salalah Tour


  • 4 Breakfast

Day wise travel itinerary

  • Day 1 :Arrival Muscat
    On arrival at Muscat airport, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Muscat.

  • Day 2 :Half Day Salalah City Tour
    Today morning you will be picked up for the tour by our guide. This morning we will start our tour with a visit to the “Museum of the Frankincense Land”. Opened in July 2007 at Al Balid Archaeological Park, a UNESCO heritage site located in Salalah, the Frankincense Land Museum is the latest addition to Oman’s heritage and cultural scene. It houses two main halls, namely the History Hall, depicting the geography, history of the ancient Frankincense trail, and the historical background of the Sultanate through a number of archaeological findings, and The Marine Hall, featuring displays about the development of Oman’s rich marine history. A complete history of the Maritime trade & ship-building industry of Oman could be experienced here, with meticulously carved replicas of the ancient boats & ships of the Omani Maritime trade. Drive through lush green plantations of vegetables & fruits. Make a brief stop to experience the locally grown fruits and vegetables at fruits and vegetable stall. Visit the impressive Sultan Qaboos Mosque in central Salalah. Built-in 2009 the mosque welcomes thousands of worshippers. The largest mosque in Salalah is open for non-Muslim visitors from Saturdays to Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. View the Official Palace of His Majesty the Sultan (Al Husn Palace) & stroll through the old Haffah souk, famous for the sale of high-quality Frankincense & numerous other Dhofari traditional souvenirs. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Overnight stay at a hotel in Salalah.

    • Breakfast
  • Day 3 :Half Day West Salalah Tour
    Today morning at 0830 Hrs. you will be picked up by our guide for the tour. We start our half-day exploration of Dhofar by driving towards the 'Qara' mountains, on a road steadily winding up a steep incline; herds of camels & cattle are a common sight which gives a scenic view of a traditional Dhofari rural beauty. Visit the ancient tomb of 'Prophet Job' situated in the scenic green mountains of the Salalah Plains. Experience the legendary story of Prophet Job and his devoutness. Next proceed to the beach of Mughsail, where the white sand touches the deep blue of the ocean at high tide, where waves burst through the natural titanic 'Blow Holes', at the far end of the ‘Rocky beach' with a cave-like entrance. We thereafter continue along the 'Hair-pin-bend' road towards the Western Border of Oman, with its breathtaking cliffs on either side to see the historical 'Frankincense trees' growing in their natural habitat, deep down in the valleys, dotting the dry & craggy countryside. We take a short walk into the valleys to smell the 'Holy Incense' amidst the scenic view of the region. On our return journey, we make a photo stop at the lagoon at Mughsail where migratory birds, occasionally flamingos are a common sight. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. The overnight stay will be at a hotel in Salalah.

    • Breakfast
  • Day 4 :Half Day East Salalah Tour

    Today morning by 0830 Hrs. you will be picked by a tour by our guide. The excursion begins with a visit to the old fishing village of 'Taqah', famous for the 'Dried Sardines' & its traditional & old 'Dhofari Houses. Visit the century-old 'Taqah Castle, the former official residence of the 'Wali' (Governor) of the region & obtain a glimpse into the rich history of the region. Continue onto the ancient ruins of the once-famous city of Sumharam (KhorRohri). The city was the easternmost outpost of the Hadramawt Kingdom on the ancient incense route between the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf, and India. Khor Rori was an important port on the coast of Dhofar, and one of the major trading cities with frankincense believed to have been the hub & harbor for the shipping of Frankincense (UNESCO World Heritage site).  A picturesque drive then leads you to 'Mirbat', the ancient capital of Dhofar and the beginning of the ‘Frankincense trail. Stroll through the streets lined with old Omani mud houses & visit the 'twin-domed Bin Ali’s Tomb’ as a photo stop …a classic example of medieval architecture. On our way back to the hotel, explore the beauty of Wadi Darbat. Return to the hotel by late noon. Overnight stay at a hotel in Salalah. 

    • Breakfast
  • Day 5 :Departure Transfers
    Today after checking out from the hotel you will be dropped off at Salalah International Airport for your onward journey. All the hotels in Salalah standard check-out time will be at 12 Noon.

    • Breakfast
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