Salalah Extension Salalah Extension
Salalah Extension

 

 

Salalah Extension 

Day 01 : Arrive at Salalah 

Arrive at Salalah and transfer to your hotel.  Rest of the day at leisure.

Over night stay at the hotel. 

 

 

Day 02 : East And West Salalah Tour 

Breakfast at the hotel.  The excursion trip begins in the morning with a visit to the old fishing village of “Taqah”, famous for the manufacture of dried Sardines & its traditional and old dhofari houses. Here you will see some old houses elegant in their looks and visit the Taqa Castle before proceeding to Samhuram. Samhuram is a famous port from where the frankincense trade used to take place. Excavations here have found coins and manuscripts in Arabic. You will see the remains of Queen Sheba's Palace on top of a small hill overlooking the Khor Rawri. The drive along the coastal road takes you to the old city of Mirbat where the Arabian Horses & slaves trade used to take place. You will see as well the Mirbat Castle overlooking the sea. A walk into the town shows you some old and beautiful merchant houses with carved doors and windows. Afterwards you will return to your vehicle to drive back to Salalah. En-route stop at the beautiful garden of Ain Arzat from where the Royal Farm is still supplied with water. 

 

A tour of West Salalah visiting Job's tomb also known as the mosque & tomb shrine of " Nabi-Ayuob" marks the place where the remains of the Moslem Prophet possibly identified as Job of Old Testament are enshrined.  Drive on to Mughsail Beach, which stretches over four kms with high cliffs on either side.  You can also see the blowholes, which are worn into slabs, and during high tides you see the water bursting out of these holes. Khor Mughsail has an abundance of bird life in the season for  e.g. flamingos, pelicans, storks etc. The tour ends with a visit to the Frankincense tree known as the "Holy Incense".

Overnight at the hotel.

 

 

Day 03 : Half Day City Tour of Salalah 

After breakfast proceed for a city tour of SALALAH. This tour will give you a variety of the old and modern culture of the region.  We drive through the greenery of Coconut and Banana plantations.  Visit the footprints of Prophet Saleh’s Camel and the tomb of Nabi Omran. Proceed to the Heritage souq where you can find different types of Omani crafts and incense burners. A visit to the New souq will give you an exact view of the Arabian market.  Drive to the Gold souq offers modern and old style Dhofari ornaments.  On the way to Al Hafa you can see some typical Dhofari houses with carved windows and doors.  Walking by the sultan’s residential palace Al Husn, you reach the old souq where the Frankincense, Dhofari traditional clothes and cosmetics are available. Before returning to the hotel visit the ancient city of Zufar.  

Departure transfer to Salah Airport.

 

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