East Salalah Mountain Safari - Darbat valley, Jebel Samhan, sinkhole & baobabs

East Salalah Mountain Safari - Darbat valley, Jebel Samhan, sinkhole & baobabs

This 8 hours, Dhofar mountain safari tour, will take you to a magical journey to the Eastern side of Salalah, where one of best landscape of the Middle East awaits you.

The most popular valley of the Dhofar Region, Wadi Darbat will be your first stop. Here you will be seeing the seasonal waterfall, a spring where you can do boating (kayaking/paddle boat/motor boat) overlooking the mountain of Jabal Qara series.

Taqa Castle is one of Dhofar’s most distinguished landmarks, which was built in the 19th century. Taqa Beach and Taqa city will also be covered in this tour.

Sumharam Archeological site is a place where you can see the remains of an old city and a small museum is on site.

Visit Tayq and Tawi Attair (bird well) sinkholes.

Jabal Samhan is the highest point in Dhofar, which is above 4000 feet. From here the view is amazing and if you are lucky, you will see mountains passing below you.

Anti Gravity Point and Wadi Hanna (baobab trees) also covered in the full day safari.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Taqah Castle, Taqah, Salalah 211 Oman

Taqa Castle is one of Dhofar’s most distinguished landmarks, which was built in the 19th century. Its walls were constructed from solid blocks of ‘Taqa Stone’, a local limestone material composed chiefly of fossilized shells and corals. You can see the well, roofless jail, formal sitting area also known as majlis, bedrooms, kitchen and stores. In these areas you will see traditional weaponry, jewelry, every day household items and fascinating traditional colorful pieces of clothes.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Taqa Beach, Unnamed Road، 29MM+9HQ, Taqah, Oman

Although Taqa is famous for its castle but Taqa has a great beach also and is a great spot for birds watching. The view of Taqa city is great from the beach side.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Wadi Darbat, Salalah Oman

Here you will be seeing the seasonal waterfalls (if its there at the time of your visit), a spring where you can do pedal boating, kayaking and motor boating (boating at own cost) overlooking the mountain of Jabal Qara series. A trip to Salalah is incomplete without visiting this beautiful valley and it is one of the most visited place in Dhofar Region. You can do trekking from one point of the valley to another.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Teeq Cave and Tawi Ateer Sinkhole, Tawi Attair, Salalah 211 Oman

Tawi Atair Sinkhole Oman is the most famous sinkhole in the Dhofar (Dofar) governorate. There is a trek to go to the down side of the sinkhole, but requires you to be physically fit to go down. The upward trek needs good health.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tayq Sinkhole, 5J4H+62F, Kizetakhayf, Oman

The huge canyon-like sinkhole Tayq which is one of the largest sinkholes in the world.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Earth Gravity Controversial, Mirbat, Salalah 211 Oman

This is a magnetic hill in Dhofar, commonly known as Anti Gravity Point, where car travels up hill on Netural Gear

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Jabal Samhan, Salalah Oman

Jabal Samhan is the highest point in Dhofar region, which is above 4000 feet. From here the view is amazing and if you are lucky, you will see mountains passing below you. It’s a perfect place for a recording timelapse and taking photographs of clouds being over it.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sumhuram Old City, 49 Sumhuram Street, Salalah 211 Oman

Sumhuram Archeological site is an ancient city, which was once used to trade Frankinscene to the world. The ruins sit atop a small hill above the tranquil waters of Khor Rori and was build in 3rd century BC. This is also known to be a place of Queen Sheeba Palace.

There is a walking track to cover the site on foot. It's a great walk and you can see the birds and water at Khor Rori, which is visible from this area.

There is also a gallery - Sumhuram Archaeological Galley where the artifacts excavated from this site are displayed.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Khor Ruri, Oman

This is a fascinating place, where you can see the water and birds from Sumhuram Archaeological site



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"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"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"



Duration: 8 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Pick and Drop from all Hotels in Salalah city

Ports

  • Salalah Port
  • Salalah Airport



Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • Bottled water
  • Pick and Drop from Hotel or Airport or Seaport
  • Experienced Omani guide who can speak English and Arabic
  • Transport by private vehicle: 4x4 Air conditioned Car
  • Transport by private vehicle: Mini Van / Coaster for 7 or more adults
  • Entrance fees to Sumhuram Archaeological site, Taqa Castle is included
  • Boating (Paddle / Motor / Kayak) at Wadi Darbat is included in Tour price

Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch - Breakfast / lunch / dinner not included, but can be provided at additional cost of 5 Omani Rial per person
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Taqah Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Sumhuram Old City

Facilities


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