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Ultimate Tour - Salalah city highlights

Experience a hassle-free guided tour of Salalah city remarkable landmarks. Get enlightened with the UNESCO archaeological site of Al-baleed city ruins, landmarks that shows the ancient Islamic architecture, such as the sultan grand Mosque (the biggist in Dhofar), and have a direct experience of the famous Dhofari frankincense resin. Visit the unique city central market with your guide who can take you through the ancient Omani culture and the diversified life of local people.

per adult from

$156

AUD

Duration

4 to 5 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • bottled water
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • English speaking guide/Driver
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Al Balid Archeological Site
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Anything else that is not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Sultan Qaboos Mosque, 23.July Street, Salalah 211 Oman

    Visiting the Sultan Mosque will definitely leave you estonished. Apart from its religious purpose, every inch of this architectured building is piece of art. Starting from its outer inspiring 2 Manarats and Dome colors to its inside impressive chandeliers and the well fitted hand waven carbet. This is a must visit classic Islamic archetature place that reflects the ancient Islamic civilization. Additionally, the flowless clean garden in the surroundings is truly making it a complete piece of artwork.

    The mosque is located at the heart of the city and named after His Majesty the former sultan of Oman (Qaboos bin Said).

    Visiting hours:
    - 8am to 11am, after these timings, visiting will be limited to outside the prayer hall.
    - This spot will be excluded on Fridays tours.
    - Non-Muslim visitors must dress modestly and women should cover their head.



    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Salalah Central Market, Municipal Market, Salalah, Oman

    Salalah Central Market was established in 1979. It represents a new stage of commercial activates and marketing in Dhofar governorate. It was necessary to construct market that an answer all the needs of Salalah town and the neighboring areas.
    In this market you can find many local crafts, jewellery, frankincense, incense (bukhoor), bells, Omani dagger (khanjar) and traditional dress.
    The unique thing about this market is that you can always find a delicious outdoor meal, like, fresh grilled fish and fresh sea food cuisine.



    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Al-Husn Souq, Sultan Quaboos Street, Salalah 211 Oman

    Al Hafah Souq lies 3 kilometres from the city of Salalah in Dhofar Governorate. It is surrounded by lofty coconut trees and is the perfect place to buy the best kinds of gum and incense, not only in Dhofar, but also in the Sultanate.

    Al Hafah Souq is replete with a variety of products, including traditional textiles and clothing, gold and silver jewellery as well as many other traditional artefacts.



    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Al Balid Archeological Site, Sultan Quaboos Street, Salalah 211 Oman

    The Most Important Ancient Port on the Arabian Sea (Part of the Frankincense Trail), history date it back to before 2000 BC. Some archaeological research confirms that the city's prosperity dates back to the Iron Age. The city’s location was first discovered in 1930.
    Currently, the site of Al-Baleed is a combination of open air archaeological site and the Museum of frankincense lands. The museum focuses on two themes with two galleries: One is the Governorate of Dhofar’s historical and archaeological heritage; the other narrates the remarkable maritime history of Dhofar and Oman.
    In 2000, Al-Baleed City was registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
    Al-Baleed Fort: These monumental ruins represent the remains of Al-Baleed Fort. They tower to a height of 13 metres, with three circular towers in the corners, as well as several other semi-circular towers. The low ground in the middle of the fort is the remains of a large courtyard.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Nabi Umran A.S Tomb, Al Hasselahi, Salalah 211 Oman

    With your guide, you will have a visit to the (prophet) Umran Tomb in the down town. This is a religious landmark which is believed to be the grave of Prophet Umran whom name was mentioned in the Quran and believed to be the father of Mary.

    Non-Muslim visitors must dress modestly and women should cover their head.


    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Itin Cave, Oman

    Driving 23 km from the Salalah heading to the beautiful mountain of itin overlooking Salalah city. Stop at a very fascinating view point of itin restaurant balcony overlooking the city and enjoy a few minutes at this view point, then start a few minutes walk to the cave. Accompanied by your guide, he will explain to you about the history and brief geo-information about the cave formation and the beautiful plantations around.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Nabi Ayoub's Tomb, Jable Ittin جبل إتين, Salalah 211 Oman

    Our guide will drive you to this religious land mark of Salalah, prophet Job Tomb, a 25 km from salalah in the hills overlooking the city. The place brings a sense peace, tranquality and spirituality. Moreover, driving up to the mountain gives another reason and advantage to do this visit, as you can enjoy the road trip to these beautiful lush valleys of Dhofar mountains and may on the way be able to see some the local salalah cattle, like, camels, cows and gouts.

    Non-Muslim visitors must dress modestly and women should cover their head.



    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Dahariz Beach - Khor End, Salalah, Oman

    Khor Dahariz (Beach Lagoon) lies at the Eastern entrance of Salalah city just near Dahariz coastline. It is one of the promising wetlands in the region and a major attractive place for many beautiful migratory birds, like the ibis, flamingo, ducks, grey heron and white heron. Additionally, this lovely lagoon serves many other indigenous species, such as, fish and crustaceans.


    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we pick up from any hotel in Dhofar region. Airports
    • Salalah Airport, Salalah Oman
    Ports
    • Salalah Port
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Additional information
    • Visitors are asked to dress modestly and in a way befitting places of worship. Women are also required to cover their hair.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • Visiting hours: - 8am to 11am, after these timings, visiting will be limited to outside the prayer hall. - This spot will be excluded on Fridays tours.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please be notified that visitors who select 2 pm start time will not be able to enter the Mosque prayer hall. Their visit will be limited to outside the area of the Mosque.
    • 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
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • - Avoid touching services while touring. - Practise proper cough and sneeze etiquette. - Advised to pack a mini personal sanitizing wipes or hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Amazing Salalah Tourism

Activity ID: V-138433P1

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