East and West Combined Tour of Beautiful Salalah - Full Day - Private Tour

8 hr

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This 8 hours tour will take you to a magical journey to the Eastern and the Western sides of Salalah, combining the best of East and West in one day trip.

Following will be covered on the East side of Salalah.

Taqa Castle is one of Dhofar’s most distinguished landmarks, which was built in the 19th century. Taqa Beach and Taqa city will also be covered in this tour.

The most popular valley of the...
This 8 hours tour will take you to a magical journey to the Eastern and the Western sides of Salalah, combining the best of East and West in one day trip.

Following will be covered on the East side of Salalah.

Taqa Castle is one of Dhofar’s most distinguished landmarks, which was built in the 19th century. Taqa Beach and Taqa city will also be covered in this tour.

The most popular valley of the Dhofar Region, Wadi Darbat will be your first stop. Here you will be seeing the seasonal waterfall, a spring where you can do boating (kayaking, paddle boat, motor boat) overlooking the mountain of Jabal Qara series.

Sumharam Archeological site is a place where you can see the remains of an old city and a small museum is on site - Sumhuram Archeological Gallery.

One the western side of Salalah, the following places will be covered.

Mughsail Beach is the most visited place on the western side and there is Marneef cave and natural blowhole / geyser to explore.
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Stop At: Taqah Castle, Taqah, Salalah 211 Oman

Taqa Castle is one of Dhofar’s most distinguished landmarks, which was built in the 19th century. Its walls were constructed from solid blocks of ‘Taqa Stone’, a local limestone material composed chiefly of fossilized shells and corals. You can see the well, roofless jail, formal sitting area also known as majlis, bedrooms, kitchen and stores. In these areas you will see traditional weaponry, jewelry, every day household items and fascinating traditional colorful pieces of clothes.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Taqa Beach, Unnamed Road، Taqah, Oman

Although Taqa is famous for its castle but Taqa has a great beach also and is a great spot for birds watching. The view of Taqa city is great from the beach side.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Wadi Darbat, Salalah Oman

Here you will be seeing...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Taqah Castle, Taqah, Salalah 211 Oman

Taqa Castle is one of Dhofar’s most distinguished landmarks, which was built in the 19th century. Its walls were constructed from solid blocks of ‘Taqa Stone’, a local limestone material composed chiefly of fossilized shells and corals. You can see the well, roofless jail, formal sitting area also known as majlis, bedrooms, kitchen and stores. In these areas you will see traditional weaponry, jewelry, every day household items and fascinating traditional colorful pieces of clothes.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Taqa Beach, Unnamed Road، Taqah, Oman

Although Taqa is famous for its castle but Taqa has a great beach also and is a great spot for birds watching. The view of Taqa city is great from the beach side.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Wadi Darbat, Salalah Oman

Here you will be seeing the seasonal waterfalls (if its there at the time of your visit), a spring where you can do pedal boating, kayaking and motor boating (boating at own cost) overlooking the mountain of Jabal Qara series. A trip to Salalah is incomplete without visiting this beautiful valley and it is one of the most visited place in Dhofar Region. You can do trekking from one point of the valley to another.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wadi Darbat Boating, Oman

Boating area is on beautiful canal, surrounded by mountain of Al Qara Range of Dhofar Mountains. Boating cost is not included

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Khor Ruri, Oman

This is a fascinating place, where you can see the water and birds from Sumhuram Archaeological site

Stop At: Sumhuram Old City, 49 Sumhuram Street, Salalah 211 Oman

Sumhuram Archeological site is an ancient city, which was once used to trade Frankinscene to the world. The ruins sit atop a small hill above the tranquil waters of Khor Rori and was build in 3rd century BC. This is also known to be a place of Queen Sheeba Palace.

There is a walking track to cover the site on foot. It's a great walk and you can see the birds and water at Khor Rori, which is visible from this area.

There is also a gallery - Sumhuram Archaeological Galley where the artifacts excavated from this site are displayed.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Frankincense Tree Farm, Oman

There is a farm on the way to Mughsail Beach, which will be covered while exploring the western side. The farm is not open to public but Frankincense can be seen from outside.

Stop At: Al Mughsail Beach, Salalah Oman

Mughsail Beach is the most visited places on the western side of Salalah. It's a beautiful beach on the Arabian Sea, and is a great place to visit during your stay in Salalah

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Marneef Cave, Salalah Oman

Marneef cave is a natural cave, which has a trek, natural fountain (blowhole / geyser) at the mughsail. These natural fountain can go up to 28 m high in the sky, based on the season.

Duration: 40 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to Sumhuram Archaeological site, Taqa Castle is included
  • Experienced Omani guide who can speak English and Arabic
  • Transport by private vehicle: Saloon Car for up to 3 adults or 2 adults...
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • Transport by private vehicle: 4x4 Car for 4 adults to 6 adults
  • Boating (Paddle / Motor / Kayak) at Wadi Darbat is included in Tour price
  • Transport by private vehicle: Mini Van / Coaster for 7 or more adults
  • Pick and Drop from Hotel or Airport or Seaport
Not Included
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
  • Lunch - Breakfast / lunch / dinner not included, but can be provided at additional cost of 5 Omani Rial per person
  • Entry/Admission - Sumhuram Old City
  • Entry/Admission - Taqah Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Wadi Darbat Boating
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick and Drop from all Hotels in Salalah city

Ports

  • Salalah Port
  • Salalah Airport


Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.