3 Nights/4 Days
Day 1: Muscat
You will be met on arrival by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 : Half Day Salalah City Tour
We leave the hotel and proceed to visit the Museum of the Frankincense Land. Opened in July 2007 at Al Balid Archaeological Park, it is a UNESCO heritage site. Make a photo stop at the impressive Sultan Qaboos Mosque. View the official Palace of His Majesty the Sultan and stroll through the old Haffah souk, famous for the sale of high quality Frankincense and numerous other Dhofari traditional souvenirs. Haffah souk is very attractive with its small shops lined up with straight piles of incense boxes, clay incense burners colorfully decorated with traditional patterns and bags of incense crystals. Visit the gold/silver souk in New Salalah. This gives us ample opportunity for shopping, before we return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Museum of the Frankincense Land is open Sat – Wed 0800 – 1400 & 1600 – 2000, Thu – Fri 1600 – 2000
Day 03 : Full Day East & West Salalah Tour
The excursion begins in the morning with a visit to the old fishing village of Taqah, famous for the manufacture of dried sardines. Visit the century old Taqah Castle. Continue onto Khor Rori which was an important port on the coast of Dhofar, and one of the major trading cities with frankincense, believed to have been the hub and harbour for shipping of Frankincense. On our way to west Salalah, explore the natural spring of Ayn Razat, beautifully laid out amidst the tranquil lush mountains and nourished every day of the year by natural underground spring water. Visit the ancient tomb of Prophet Job situated in the scenic green mountains of the Salalah plains. Proceed to the beach of Mughsail where waves burst through the natural titanic blow holes. We thereafter continue along the hairpin bend road with its breathtaking cliffs on either side to see the historical Frankincense trees growing in their natural habitat. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 : Salalah Departure
Checkout from the hotel and transfer to Salalah Airport for onward flight.
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