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This tour comprises of the major attractions of the regions of Sumharam and Dhofar. We gaze upon the Taqah Village, Taqah Castle, city of Khor Rohri and Mirbat. We also visit the natural springs of Ayn Razat in this amazing tour program.
1) Half-day excursion as per the itinerary. 2) English speaking driver throughout the tour 3) All Entrance fees are included
Today, our tour starts with the pickup from hotel by around 8:30am and we start our journey by visiting the old fishing village, Taqah famous for its dried sardines manufacture and traditional Dhofari architecture. We visit the centuries old Taqah Castle next. This castle is the former official residence of region’s governor who is called ‘Wali’. We get to know more about the rich history of the region through the exploration of the castle and its surroundings. Our next stop in the tour is the famous city of yesteryears “Sumharam” which was the easternmost outpost among the ancient incense route between Mediterranean, Persian Gulf and India. We visit the ancient ruins. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site and being an important port and trading city famous for its frankincense, one visiting Salalah can’t afford to miss visiting this place! We drive our way through the beautiful landscape to the beginning of the Frankincense Trail at Mirbat, the capital town of Dhofar where we visit the twin domed Bin Ali’s Tomb which is a fine example of medieval architecture and you’ll notice the streets along the way are lined with traditional Omani Mud Houses. We finish the tour and on the way back we also stop by the natural springs of ‘Ayn Razat’ located in the tranquil setting of greenery and Majestic Mountains of Salalah. After the tour, back to Hotel by late noon.
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