A half day excursion to the eastern side of Salalah.
|TOUR HIGHLIGHTS||Taqa castle
Mirbat old city
Ayn Razat springs
|TOUR DETAILS||Minimum participants: 01
Tour starts: 8:30 hours daily
Duration: 4 Hours
Availability: All year round
Guided Tour? Yes
Languages: English. (German, French, Italian on request)
Transport type: Saloon car/ Micro Van/ Mini bus/ Coach
|AVAILABILITY||All year round|
|WHAT TO BRING||Sunscreen, steady shoes and hat.|
|WHAT TO WEAR||Please ensure you dress respectfully. Knees and shoulders should be covered at all times. Please pay attention to the specified dress code by visiting Sultan Qaboos Mosque from inside.|
The excursion begins with a visit to the old fishing village of ‘Taqa’. Visit the century-old ‘Taqa 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 (Khor Rohri). The city was the easternmost outpost of the Hadramawt Kingdom on the ancient incense route between the Mediterranean Sea, 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 houses & visit the ‘twin-domed Bin Ali’s Tomb’ as a photo stop …a classic example of medieval architecture.
On the way back, explore the natural springs of “Ayn Razat” before you return to the hotel.
Return to the hotel.
Please pay attention to the local customs of taking photographs.
This tour involves walking over rough and inclined ground.
Entering the tomb of Bin Ali is not allowed for non-Muslims.
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.