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Historical Dhofar

Excursion Details

Embark for a half day tour to the eastern side of Dhofar. Fabled archaeological sites, rural life and traditional architecture and the lush green Wadis add the essence to this tour


  • Taqah Castle
  • Sumhuram Ruins
  • Mirbat
  • Ayn Razat Springs

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.

Season: This tour operates all year round

Trip Specifications: Tours start daily except weekends and national holidays at 9:00 am and finish around 1:00 pm • Maximum group size of 20 • Minimum group size of 2 • Minimum age 6 years old.

Pickup: Pick up at your hotel in Salalah or Taqa. If you are staying beyond these areas please get in touch to set up the meeting point or to organize an extra transfer.

Drop-off: We will drop you off at where we picked you up. If you need extra transfers please contact us for more details.

Included: All Entrance Fees • All Taxes • Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle • English Speaking Guide • Two Bottles of Water

Not Included: Gratuities • Lunch • Extra transfers

What to Bring: Sunscreen • Steady shoes
This tour involves walking over rough and inclined ground • Entering the tomb of Bin Ali is not allowed for non-Muslims.
What to Wear: Please ensure you dress respectfully. Knees and shoulders should be covered at all times.

Salalah, Oman
4 hours

AFT06- East Salalah Tour

Half Day sightseeing tour on the East side of Salalah
09:00 am

per adult

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