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Salalah: Splendours of the East Half Day Tour

Product ID: 177093
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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.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit Oman and feel like a local
  • See the ancient ruins of Khor Rori
  • Get a glimpse into the rich history of Oman
Full description
Drive east and head towards Taqa, where on the way you will pass by the Royal Farm and Marmura House. Visit Taqa village, known for its dried sardines and its traditional and old Dhofari houses. From here, you will be able to get a glimpse into the rich history of the area and see an interesting castle which was once the official residence of the Governor of the village. 

Then, see the ruins of Sumhurum (Khor Rori) at the eastern-most outpost of the Hadramawt Kingdom on the ancient incense route between the Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf, and India. Khor Rori 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 the shipping of Frankincense. 

Afterwards, drive along the coastal roads which will lead you to Mirbat, the old city of Arabian horses and the slave trade. Stop for a photo at the Bin Ali tomb, pass by Mirbat Castle and the Old Merchant Houses, then head to Salalah.

Finally, stop at the natural spring of Ain Razat located at the foot of the Qara mountains.
  • Entrance fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Admission ticket
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle (Maximum capacity : Salon Car 3 seats / 4 X4 vehicles 6 seats )
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Lunch
  • Entrances to Forts, Museums, and Historical Places

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Meeting point

Salalah Hotels Salalah Airport Salalah harbor ( for shore excursions passengers , please take the free shuttle bus in front of your cruise exit door to the port main gate , where your guide will be waiting for you)

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Important information
Know before you go
• A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
• At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
• The tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide at an extra charge
• Not recommended for participants with back problems
• Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
• Not recommended for pregnant women
• Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
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Oman day tours

Product ID: 177093