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Sumhurram and Mirbat
Salalah Shore Trip - Sumhurram and Mirbat


 



This 5 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port or your Hotel in Salalah
  • Private Licensed English Speaking Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
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Tour Number:
OSALA-03

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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 
Type: Antiquities, Culture, Local Crafts, Nature, Scenic Drive
Length: 5 Hours
Walking: Medium (Walk at Sumhumram is over rocky uneven ground)
Mobility: Folding wheelchair OK, some sites may be inaccessible (see above)
Guide: Licensed Guide
Language: English

Salalah Shore Excursion - This shore trip visit an oasis in the desert known as the Ayn Razat Spring. You also have short stops at important locations in the Dhofar region such as the fishing village of Taqah, the archaeological site at Sumhumram, the coastal town of Mirbat and a local market.

After meeting your guide at the pier in Salalah, your first stop is the Ayn Razat Spring. Located at the foot of the Qara Mountains this oasis of water is the most important source of water for Salalah. The beauty of the natural springs, rich plants and colorful flowers in this desert setting is wonderful.

Next is a photo stop at the fishing village of Taqah. The picturesque village is a coastal town in the Dhofar region. Proceed on to Sumhuram, the most important pre-Islamic settlement in the Dhofar region. You will stop to inspect the archaeological ruins of the old frankincense port and its storage areas.

Then you enjoy a stop in Mirbat, which is admired for its beautiful, old Dhofari-style houses, highly evocative of a bygone era. It is also the place of the 1972 Battle of Mirbat between Communist guerrillas and the Armed forces of the Sultan of Oman.

Returning to the city, you enjoy a photo stop at the majestic Al Hosn Palace, summer residence of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. Then you continue on to the vibrant Frankincense Souq (Market) in the old part of Salalah. Enjoy the fragrance of frankincense and sandalwood as you wander the maze of narrow lanes. In local markets it is expected that you bargain for the best price.

After exploring the delightful wonders of the Souq, you will return to the ship.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Salalah tours and Salalah Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Salalah tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Meet guide at the pier and drive to Ayn Razat- 35 Minutes
  • Visit Ayn Razat- 15 Minutes
  • Drive to Taqah Village- 20 Minutes
  • Visit Taqah Village- 15 Minutes
  • Drive to Sumhuram- 15 Minutes
  • Visit Sumhuram- 20 Minutes
  • Drive to Mirbat- 15 Minutes
  • Visit Mirbat- 20 Minutes
  • Drive to Al Hosn Palace- 1 Hour
  • Photo Stop at Palace- 15 Minutes
  • Drive to Local market- 10 Minutes
  • Explore Market- 30 Minutes
  • Return to pier- 20 Minutes