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Uncover Wonders of East Salalah – Full day guided tour

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Taqah Beach

Your first stop is Taqah beach. With its rich culture and history, Taqah town has one of the most beautiful sandy coastlines in the locale with a staggering tall palm trees spread along the coast line. you can value the prominent silver sparkling light of sun on the ocean water with its moderate melodic waves sound. Taqah shore also is mainstream with dolphins swimming around and if you are fortunate you may get the chance to find its outstanding carefree scene close to the shore.

Taqah Castle (Old Omani Fort)

After the sea shore, your guide will drive you inside this old angling town of 'Taqah' through the local plantation farms. 

This is an excellent beach front town which is renowned for the production of 'Dried Sardines', numerous rural harvests and known for its conventional old Dhofari Mud Houses. Your stop will be at the exceptionally old 'Taqah Castle', the former Home of the 'Wali' (Governor) decades back, which is as of now utilized as historical centre with bunches of displays and get a look into the rich history of the city and local people's antiquated way of life. You will get the opportunity to pass by the close by ignoring monitor tower (old Fort) on slope alongside the manor (see the photos).

Wadi (valley) Darbat

Next stop will be the close by Wadi (valley) Darbat. This valley is the most well-known, delightful and grand nature spot in the region. It is among the best 2 spots visited by travellers every year in Dhofar and an ideal spot for a vital day, particularly with your family. The valley is celebrated with its spring that has a characteristic underground water shaping a lovely lake. There are numerous occasional engaging water exercises, particularly during monsoon time, like, pedal kayaking, speedboats and kayak pontoons. The spot has a rich environment, numerous wonderful little regular falls and a lovely climate where you can have magnificent crisp loosening up time. Likewise, Many local people's herds can be frequently observed around, such as, camels, caws and goats.

Natural Sinkhole of Tawi Attair

Your following stop is 20 minutes' drive up from Darbat valley and through the field open countryside of Jaballi settlement (Mountain Locals) to the sinkhole of Tawi Attair, known locally as “well of birds”. It is an impressive topology karst of limestone formation with a 211 m depth – like 60-floor high building. Your guide will explain to you about it and take you to the view point spot, where you will notice many flying birds echoes and Twitters around the opening as there a big number nestling in the walls of this giant limestone plateau. This place is just a natural miracle.

Wadi Hinnah at Samhan mountain (Baobab Trees)

Situated at the middle of Wadi (valley) Hinnah at Samhan mountain, you will stop to experience the unique giant Tebaldi Baobab Trees, also "scientifically known as dansonia digitata” and English common names include dead-rat tree. This tree has been a top listed destination for ecologists and nature-life lovers. This phenomenal tree locally known as Ankiji or Al Mashwa is located only in this valley. There are about 200 Baobab trees in Dhofar, which are 15 metres high with trunks that are nearly two metres in diameter. In places such as Africa, the number of such trees is almost double, because there they grow and multiply in large numbers. There are nine species of the Baobab in the world. Seven of them are in the island of Madagascar and one each in Oman, Yemen, and Australia.” (March, 2015, Times of Oman)

Controversial Earth gravity point

Your next stop is 15 minutes away down the hills of Samhan mountain to the controversial gravity point. A natural mysteries phenomena that leaves you astonished. A bleak stretch of road that go against gravity as you put your car in Neutral gear it will simply appear moving uphill, in a mind blowing scene. A real phenomena to experience yourself.

Mirbat Castle

After the gravity point your following visit will be to the notorious old seaside city of Mirbat about 75 km from Salalah to east of the region. This old fishing town is well known with the breeding and trading of the distinctive Arabian horses and fishing of the unique Abalone (locally known as sofailah). Make a visit to Mirbat Castle and get to know in-depth about the city and its rich history and diverse culture. Get a glimpse about the locals' beliefs, rituals and their way of life.

Sumhuram archaeological site (UNESCO registered world heritage)

Final stop to to a UNESCO registered world heritage site, where you will see the preserved remaining of the ancient Sumhuram city sit at the top of a small hill overlooking the Indian ocean. The city narrates a history that goes back few centuries BC, as it was an important port for the unique Dhofari frankincense trade. The information centre of the site provides the visitors with a 06 minutes clip briefing about the city ruins and gives a historical framing about the site.

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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • All sites admission fees
  • Local Arabic/English speaking guide
  • 2 WD 1-3 adults, 4-6 adults 4WD, and 7-9 adults two 4WD cars (one guide 2 drivers)


  • Gratuities
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions list.


  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Not recommended for people with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for people with heart conditions
  • In some of the stops, such as the archaeological site and baobab valley there will requirement for slight physical effort, like, walking and climbing stairs.
  • Taqah Castle site is currently under maintenance, Thus, customers will be offered extra time at the nearby Taqah Cliff view point a cliff view.
  • We pickup from any hotel in the region


  • Hotel/Pick Up - Drop Off Location


We offer pick-up to the following places for this experience: Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah IntercityHotel Salalah Hilton Salalah Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara Salalah Gardens Hotel Salalah Rotana Resort Millennium Resort Salalah Salalah Airport

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