Salalah Extension

The southernmost city and capital of the Dhofar region, Salalah exhibits a subtle African flavour not found elsewhere in Oman.

Journey Overview

In Oman’s far south, Salalah is renowned for its historic frankincense trade and it is said that the legendary Queen of Sheba’s palace was built here. Bordered by the mountains and the blue waters of the Arabian Sea. Salalah is surprisingly lush with a subtropical climate, coconut-fringed beaches and plantations of bananas and papayas.

Note: This is an extension and must be booked in conjunction with another Oman itinerary. 

A&K Special Inclusions

  • A&K airport welcome and assistance with luggage
  • Transportation by 4WD vehicle with English speaking driver/guide 
  • Monument & site entrance fees
  • Bottled water in vehicles
  • Airport porterage 
  • Breakfasts are included
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Muscat - Salalah

Depart Muscat on your flight to Salalah, capital of the Dhofar region. Transfer to your resort.
Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara (Premier Sea View Room)

Day 2: Salalah

Drive east to the little fishing village of Taqah, with its interesting castle surrounded by watchtowers and stone houses. Proceed to Khor Rori creek, the site of the ruined city of Samhuram and capital of ancient Arabia’s frankincense trade. Continue to Mirbat, the ancient capital of Dhofar, an important town as early as the 9th century for its trade in frankincense, horses and slaves. See some of the old houses famous for their woodcarving. One of Dhofar’s best known historic sites is Bin Ali’s Tomb, whose twin domed structure is a fine example of medieval architecture. Later explore Prophet Job’s Tomb, perched high up in the mountains. Continue to Mughsayl beach to see the blow-holes and en route view the stark shapes of the leafless frankincense trees that dot the landscape. Once traded as a commodity more precious than gold, frankincense harvested in Dhofar is rated the best in the world (B).
Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara (Premier Sea View Room)

Day 3: Salalah

Day at leisure for you to relax or explore more of Oman’s second city (B).
Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara (Premier Sea View Room)

Day 4: Salalah - Muscat

Morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for your return flight to Muscat (B).

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Journey Dates & Prices

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing for this Extension will vary from low season to peak season travel.

As a result, it is not available for online booking.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.

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