DAY 01: MUSCAT / SALALAH
Arrive at Salalah. up on arrival at general arrival hall , meet your Guide / Driver and transfer to hotel.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel
DAY 02: FULL DAY EAST SALALAH & CITY TOUR SALALAH
Breakfast and full day Salalah tour
First we move towards the East. Visit the fishing village of Taqa with an interesting castle surrounded by watch towers and Taqa stone houses. See some of the old houses famous for its woodcarvings. If lucky see some boatloads of fish arriving into the harbour. One of Dhofar’s best known historic sites is Bin Ali’s tomb. The twin domed structure; tomb of Mohamed Ali who died in 1135 AD is a fine example of medieval architecture
Proceed onward to Khor Rori creek, the site of the ruined city of Samhuram (visit from inside), and capital of ancient Arabia’s Frankincense trade. Excavations have produced evidence of an ancient city with trade links by sea to Far Eastern destinations and with even distant Greece. Mirbat, the ancient capital of Dhofar, was an important town as early as the 9th century for its trade in frankincense, horses and slaves. Enroute visit Wadi Darbat and Ayn Razat
After noon , city tour of Salalah.
We first drive to grand mosque of Salalah. Outside Photo stop of the beautiful Grand Mosque with Its exquisite artwork and stained tiles. Visit the Al Husn souq, where frankincense crystals of Dhofar
and typical Dhofari frankincense burners are sold. Walk along the city’s promenade (waterfront corniche) where single storey houses are dwarfed by tall swaying palms.
Photo stop at (view from outside) Al Husn Palace, summer residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos stands at one end of the promenade. Visit the Al Balid Museum which is famous for the Dhofari costumes in the south.
Evening return back to hotel , Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 03: DEPARTURE TRANSFER
Breakfast and check out from the hotel.
Morning free at leisure and check out by 12 NOON.
Afternoon, tour of West Salalah
West Salalah. Visit the Biblical “Nabi Ayoub” Prophet Job’s Tomb, perched high up in the ‘Jebels’. Proceed to Mughsail beach where blow-holes (perforations in the limestone rock) through which sea water gushes during high tide. Experience the hairpin bend roads for approximately 15 KM, which will take you a wadi. The views are breathtaking due to heights involved. This is the road that takes you to the Yemen border. At the nearby sanctuary, one may see seasonal birds. En-route the stark shape of leafless Fra nkincense trees dot the landscape occe traded as a commodity more precious than gold, frankincense harvested in Dhofar is rated the best in the world.
Afternoon transfer to airport to conncet the flight to Muscat.