A full day excursion to the East side of Salalah including Samhan Mountains.
|TOUR HIGHLIGHTS||Taqa castle
Jebel Samhan mountains
Tawi Attir sinkhole
|TOUR DETAILS||Minimum participants: 01
Tour starts: 8:30 daily
Duration: 7 Hours
Availability: All year round
Guided Tour? Yes
Languages: English. (German, French, Italian on request)
Vehicle type: 4×4 Jeep
|AVAILABILITY||All year round|
|WHAT TO BRING||Sunscreen, steady shoes and hat.|
|WHAT TO WEAR||Comfortable clothes. Please ensure you dress respectfully.|
Start the tour in the morning by 4X4 vehicles, on a full day safari into the Dhofar Mountains. The excursion begins with a visit to the old fishing village of ‘Taqah’, famous its century old ‘Taqah Castle’.
Continue onto the ancient ruins of the once famous city of Sumharam (Khor Rohri). 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).
Then drive into the ‘ever green Wadi Darbat’ for a relaxing stroll along the Wadi bed, surrounded by herds of Camels, Goats & Cattle. In the Khareef season (monsoon period), one could also witness an almost 100m natural Water-Fall, spreading its ‘tentacles’ into numerous lakes & lush green Vegetation.
Next stop is one of the world’s largest Sink Holes (211 m deep & 150 m in diameter), situated at Tawi Attair – also known as the “Well of Birds”, who frequent this location, the year through.
Continue journey into the mountain range of Jebel Samhan to a breathtaking plateau at a height of almost 1700m. This location is commonly known as the ‘Grand Canyon’ of Dhofar, gives one a complete view of the east coast to the one side & the vast ‘Qara’ mountain range to the other.
Then continue the journey from the plateau into the adjacent ‘Qara’ mountain range & drive through scenic Jebali villages & landscape, with numerous photo stops at interesting locations.
Return to the hotel
This tour involves walking over rough and inclined ground.
Maximum number of Passengers in a vehicle should be 4, due to the safety regulations.
We can help select your international and domestic flights.
Extensions / Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged with supplementary charges.
We pick you up for daily excursions from Salalah and Taqa hotels. Pick up from other areas is at additional cost.