Historical Dhofar

Embark for a half day tour to the eastern side of Dhofar. You will witness the most interesting cultural and historical attractions of the region during this tour. Fabled archaeological sites declared as UNESCO world heritage, rural life and traditional architecture and the lush green Wadis add the essence to this tour

Description

The excursion begins with a visit to the old fishing village of ‘Taqah’, famous for the manufacture of ‘Dried Sardines’ & its traditional & old  ‘Dhofari Houses’.

Visit the century old ‘Taqah 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 ‘ever green Wadi Darbat’ for a relaxing stroll along the Wadi bed, surrounded by herds of Camels, Goats & Cattle. In the Khareef season (monsoon period), one could also witness an almost 100m natural Waterfall, spreading its ‘tentacles’ into numerous lakes & lush green Vegetation.

Return to the hotel by late noon.

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Half Day Tour to Salalah East

Tour Code: AFT06

Duration: ca. 4 hrs.

Distance: ca. 165km return tour

Highlights:

  • Taqah Castle
  • Sumhuram Ruins
  • Mirbat
  • Wadi Derbat

Services included:

  • Visits to the places of interest as per the program
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver cum guide.
  • Still drinking water on board

Following are not included in the Service:

  • Entry fees
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Expenses of personal nature

Info:

  • This tour involves walking over rough and inclined ground
  • Guests should wear comfortable but decent cloths
  • Entering the tomb of Bin Ali is not allowed for non-Muslims.

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