A Taste of Salalah

  • days: 4
  • from: $975

Description

Explore Oman, a country unchanged over the centuries. On this 4 day extension you will explore the ancient city of Salalah - the "garden city" of the south. The city is famed for its frankincense which has over the centuries been extracted from the trees found in this region.

Please Note: Ramadan is observed from 23 April to 23 May 2020.

Itinerary

Day 1 Salalah

Welcome to Salalah, which lies on the Arabian Sea in southern Oman. In ancient times, Salalah was the world’s only source of frankincense and today you can still see frankincense trees growing. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or start exploring your beautiful surroundings.

Day 2 Salalah

Today you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Salalah, beginning with a visit to a local fishing village. You will then travel to the site of the ruined ancient city of Samharam. This well-fortified ancient city is thought to date back to 3,000BC. Later, you visit the ancient capital of Dhofar and see the historical site of Bin Ali’s Tomb with its stunning twin-domed structure. In the afternoon, continue to Mughsayl Beach, well known for its impressive blowholes - a natural wonder where the sea bursts up dramatically at regular intervals during high tide. [B]

Day 3 Salalah

Enjoy a full day to explore this intriguing “garden city” of the south at your leisure. [B]

Day 4 Salalah

Today is the completion of your Oman tour; we trust you will leave with wonderful memories! [B]

Inclusions

Travel

  • Meet & greet on arrival and private airport transfers
  • All touring in private air-conditioned vehicles

Accommodation & Meals

  • 3 nights at the Crowne Plaza Resort, Salalah or similar (4 star)
  • 3 breakfasts

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based driver throughout

Sightseeing

  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary

The Small Print: Prices are per person based on twin share. Single Supplement on request. Seasonal surcharges apply. Hotel upgrades are also available. Please contact our office for details. 

Visa Requirements: For Australian passport holders, an Oman E-visa needs to be applied for prior to travel. This can be applied for here: https://evisa.rop.gov.om - Please note this visa is only valid for 30 days from the date of issue so it is recommended to arrange this visa just before you leave for Oman. For non-Australian passport holders, please check with your travel agent.