Salalah East and West Tour

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See the rural beauty of the Dhofar mountains and the sandy beaches of Mughsayl. Visit the final resting place of the Islamic prophet, Job, and smell the rich scent of frankincense as you drive towards the coast. See the true splendours of the East on a half day tour to Taqa village, Khor Rori, and Mirbat. Visit ancient villages, ruins, and immerse yourself in Eastern tradition.

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Departure at 0830 Hrs. for a visit to acquaint yourselves with the rich history of Oman, dating back to 5000 years. Successive civilizations of the 'Dhofar Region' thrived on trade links with the rest of the world through the trade of the one time highly priced Frankincense product. Drive through the old town of 'Taqa' & after a visit to the landmark Castle, we arrive at the bay of ‘Sumhurum’ believed to be the location of Queen Sheeba’s trading hub, where trading of Frankincense took place. The ruins are spectacular, giving an insight into detailed locations of storage & living conditions.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Al Mughsail Beach

Continue on the coastal road & visit an interesting '2 Onion-Domed' Tomb (that of Bin Ali), with an old Cemetery. We also walk through the old village of 'Mirbat' which displays traditional ancient Omani architecture. Return to Salalah City for lunch at a local restaurant (at own cost) & thereafter, proceed west, passing-by the ruins of 'Al Balid'. The route to the 'Mughsail beach' passes through isolated Frankincense trees where we make a brief stop to smell & experience the product of Frankincense. After a visit to the spectacular 'Blow Holes' at the Mughsail beach we visit the famous Tomb of Prophet Job, situated in the mountains. Return to Salalah City by sunset.

Duration: 30 minutes
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