Around Dhofar

8 Days 7 Nights Round trip in South Oman.

This is an extensive tour that covers all the highlights in Dhofar region. You will be stunned by the variety of Landscapes, rich culture and the enchanting nature during this epic journey.

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8 days round trip in South Oman

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival in Salalah international Airport, we bring you to the designated hotel for check in. Relax at hotel. Stay overnight in Salalah. (D)
Hotel: Intercity hotel***, Salalah or similar

Day 2: Salalah city  
Visit the Frankincense Museum, Drive through lush green plantations of vegetables & fruits. Make a brief stop to taste a fresh coconut water drink at fruit stalls. Visit the impressive Sultan Qaboos Mosque.
View the Official Palace of His Majesty the Sultan (Al Husn Palace) & stroll through the old Haffah souk, famous for the sale of high quality Frankincense & numerous other Dhofari traditional souvenirs. Overnight in Salalah (B)

Day 3: Taqa castle – Sumhuram – Wadi Derbat – Sink hole – Jebel Samhan plateau
Start a full day safari into the Dhofar Mountains.
Visit the old fishing village of ‘Taqah’, Visit the century old ‘Taqah Castle’ and the ancient ruins of the once famous city of Sumharam (Khor Rohri). Drive into the ‘ever green Wadi Darbat’ for a relaxing stroll along the Wadi bed, surrounded by herds of Camels, Goats & Cattle.
Next stop is one of the world’s largest Sink Holes, also known as the “Well of Birds”.
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.Return to the hotel and overnight in Salalah (B L)

Day 4: Sadha – Hasik – Shuwaimiya – Camping
Start the tour in Salalah and continue along the coast to Shuwaymiah passing the coastal villages such as Sadha, Hadbin and Hasik. Passing through the coastal road, the view of the Jabal Samhan Mountains and the steep limestone hills which have been eroded since millions of years and the beautiful carved rocks along the seashore is a panoramic view. Arrived in Shuwaymiah take a walk in the spectacular landscape in the Wadi with a small waterfall. Overnight camping in Wadi Shuwaimiya. Enjoy a unique camping experience amidst a breathtaking landscape. (B L D)
Camping in Wadi Shuwaymiah

Day 5: Rub al Khali desert – Desert Camp
In to the Empty Quarter. You will see the Dhofars oil fields by passing Marmul and arrive at a Farm amidst a deserted area. Arriving the sand desert in Al Hashman, where the sand dunes emerge more picturesque and more spectacular, our experienced driver will give you the thrilling experience of Dune Bashing. Enjoy a beautiful sunset over the sand dunes before you reach our camp site. Overnight in Hashman camp. Permanent basic camp. (B L D)

Day 6: Ubar – Wadi Dauka – Back to Salalah
Proceed to the  legendary ruines of the ‘Lost City of Ubar’. Drive into Wadi ‘Dawka’, known as the ‘Frankincense Wadi’, which is also well-known as the biggest collection of the naturally grown Frankincense trees in the region. Return to Salalah by noon. (B)
Hotel: Intercity hotel***, Salalah or similar

Day 7: Ayn Sahalnoot – Wadi Ayun – Mughsail – Fizaya beach
Visit Ayn Sahalnoot, one of the most attractive natural sprigs in Dhofar region. Visit the turquoise blue pools of Wadi Ayun and the beach of Mughsail. Drive towards the Qara Mountains and visit the ancient tomb of ‘Prophet Job’ situated in the scenic green mountains of the Salalah plains. A drive along the ‘Hair-pin-bend’ road with its breathtaking cliffs on either side takes you to one of the most attractive Beaches in Dhofar, The Fizayah Beach.
Spend a relaxing time at Fizaya Beach. Enjoy the environment, serenity and the Sun at the Arabian Sea.
Return to the Hotel in Salalah by evening. (B L)

Day 8: Departure
Say goodbye to Oman and departure transfer to the Airport. Conditions apply. (B)

KEY: D Dinner  L  Lunch   B Breakfast 


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