Wonders of East Salalah-Full Day Guided Tour

As you travel by air-conditioned car from your pick-up place to the east of Salalah city, sit back, relax, and take in the scenery. Our guide will take you on a journey through Oman's rich history, notably in the Dhofar Province. Spend a whole day discovering Dhofar's natural beauty, a stunning golden sand beach, a UNESCO World Heritage & Archaeology site, and learning about Omani culture. Take advantage of a unique opportunity to learn about the natural phenomenon of the magnetic gravity point and to see the rare big baobab trees in Hinna Valley. "A bloom from every orchard" is the best way to characterize this trip experience.

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Wonders of East Salalah-Full Day Guided Tour Highlights

  • Taqa Beach & Castle
  • Wadi Darbat
  • Baobab Trees
  • Earth Gravity Controversial
  • Mirbat Castle
  • Sumhuram Old City
  • Ayn Razat

What to Expect

Your first stop is Taqah beach. With its rich culture and history, Taqah town has one of the most beautiful sandy coastlines in the locale with staggering tall palm trees spread along the coastline. you can value the prominent silver sparkling light of the sun on the ocean water with its moderate melodic waves sound. Taqah shore also is mainstream with dolphins swimming around and if you are fortunate you may get the chance to find its outstanding carefree scene close to the shore.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Admission Ticket Free

Your guide will take you on a tour of the local plantation fields inside the historic fishing town of 'Taqah.' This is a fantastic coastal town noted for its traditional ancient Dhofari Mud Houses, as well as the manufacture of 'Dried Sardines' and various rural harvests. Your first visit will be at the extremely ancient 'Taqah Castle,' which was formerly the home of the 'Wali' (Governor) and is now used as a historical center with a variety of exhibitions where you can learn about the city's rich history and the local people's archaic way of life. You'll get the chance to go by the nearby neglected monitor tower (ancient Fort) on the slope alongside the mansion.

  • Duration: 1 hour 
  • Admission Ticket Included

The next halt will be at Wadi Darbat (valley). This valley is the region's most well-known, pleasant, and magnificent natural attraction. It is one of the top two tourist destinations in Dhofar, and a great place to spend a special day, especially with your family. The valley is known for its spring, which contains distinctive subterranean water that forms a beautiful lake. Pedal kayaking, speedboats, and kayak pontoons are just a few of the fun water activities available, especially after the monsoon season. The location offers a diverse nature, several great tiny frequent falls, and a pleasant atmosphere in which you may have a fantastic crisp relaxing leisure. Likewise, many local people's herds can be frequently observed around, such as camels, cows, and goats.

  • Duration: 1 hour 
  • Admission Ticket Free

The sinkhole of Tawi Attair, called locally as "well of birds," is a 20-minute journey up from Darbat valley and across the wide-open countryside of Jaballi community (Mountain Locals). It's outstanding topological karst of limestone formation with a depth of 211 meters, equivalent to a 60-story structure. Your guide will explain everything to you and lead you to the viewpoint, where you will see a lot of flying birds, echoes, and Twitter surrounding the entrance since there are a lot of them nestled in the walls of this massive limestone plateau. This location is nothing short of a natural wonder.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Admission Ticket Free

The unique giant Tebaldi Baobab Trees, also known scientifically as "dansonia digitata," is located in the middle of Wadi (valley) Hinnah at Samhan mountain. Your next step is to experience the unique giant Tebaldi Baobab Trees, which are located in the middle of Wadi (valley) Hannah at Samhan mountain. The baobab tree, also known as Ankiji or Al Mashwa, is a fascinating tree because of its uncommon and distinctive gigantic shape. In Dhofar, there are around 200 Baobab trees, which may grow up to 25 meters tall and have a diameter of up to 2 meters. These incredible plants are often seen in Africa (mostly in Madagascar). Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to photograph and experience a unique environment.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Admission Ticket Free

Your next destination is the disputed gravity point, which is 15 minutes distant down the highlands of Samhan mountain. A strange natural phenomenon that astonishes you. When you put your automobile in Neutral gear, a desolate stretch of road that defies gravity will just appear to be driving uphill, creating a mind-blowing picture. It's a true phenomenon that you should see for yourself.

  • Duration: 25 minutes
  • Admission Ticket Free

Following your visit to the gravity point, you'll travel 75 kilometers east of Salalah to the infamous ancient coastal city of Mirbat. The breeding and trade of the unusual Arabian horses, as well as the fishing of the rare Abalone, are well-known in this historic fishing town (locally known as sofailah). Pay a visit to Mirbat Castle to learn more about the city, its history, and its unique culture. Learn about the ancient beliefs, traditions, and way of life of the people.

  • Duration: 1 hour 
  • Admission Ticket Included

This is a UNESCO-designated world heritage site where visitors can view the ruins of the ancient Sumhuram city perched on a tiny hill overlooking the Indian Ocean. As an important harbor for the distinctive Dhofari frankincense trade, the city has a history dating back many centuries BC. The site's information center shows visitors a 6-minute video on the city ruins and offers a historical context for the location.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Admission Ticket Free

The Natural Spring Water of Ayn Razat is your final destination; water bursts up from the earth and flows down through man-made channels and rivers to reach Sultan Qaboos' Mamorah Palace and subsequently his Royal fields. It's difficult not to sense the serenity and delight of the location, especially after a long day of sightseeing, because it's located next to a lovely flower garden and surrounded by mountains.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Admission Ticket Free


 

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  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • In some of the stops, such as the archaeological site and baobab valley there will requirement for slight physical effort, like, walking and climbing stairs.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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  • East Salalah, Sultanate of Oman

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