Travel with Oman Safari Tours travel across wadis, Old Castles, archeological sites Sumharam (Khor Rohri). A collection of natural springs, some of which are perennial and others of which are seasonal and only appear during Khareef (monsoon season). This location is also popular all year round
and serves as one of Salalah’s primary water sources. we will travel to Taqah, one of the coastal towns
in Dhofar Governorate. Wadi Darbat. It is a natural park with breathtaking views of waterfalls, a large number of camels, lakes, mountains, caves, and
lush green vegetation. During the Khareef season (monsoon), water from the mountains replenished the Wadi, creating magnificent waterfalls gushing from 30 meters (100 ft.) and cave chambers. Continue to Khor Rori creek, the location of the ruined city Sumhuram and the ancient Arabian
frankincense trade capital. an ancient city where the frankincense and
copper trade flourished. Sumhuram Museum / Archaeological Park is one of the components of the UNESCO World. Heritage Site known as the Land of Frankincense. It is located in Khor Rori,
|PRODUCT CODE:||CT 18|
|TYPE:||Half Day Trip|
|DEPARTS FROM:||Salalah Port/airport/hotel|
|MEETING POINT:||Salalah Port/airport/hotel|
|DURATION:||Half Day Tour|
|AVAILABILITY:||As Per Request|
|EVERYDAY DRIVE:||04 Hrs|
|SPECIAL REQUEST FOR LANGUAGE SPEAKING GUIDE:||Italian/french/german/spanish/chinese etc|
Half day tour to know the exect information of Oman heritage in Salalah Sumharam (Khor Rohri) and its ancient port and discover the scenic beauty and extraordinary history of East Salalah and Mirbat on a guided tour through the region.
Start the tour in the morning at 09.00 AM, The excursion begins with a visit to the old fishing village of ‘Taqah’, famous for the manufacture of ‘Dried Sardines’ & its traditional & old ‘Dhofari Houses’. Visit the century old ‘Taqah Castle’, the former official residence of the ‘Wali’ (Governor) of the region & obtain a glimpse into the rich history of the region.
Continue onto the ancient ruins of the once famous city of Sumharam (Khor Rohri). The city was the easternmost outpost of the Hadramawt Kingdom on the ancient incense route between the Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf and India. Khor Rori was an important port on the coast of Dhofar, and one of the major trading cities with frankincense, believed to have been the hub & harbor for the shipping of Frankincense (UNESCO World Heritage site). A picturesque drive then leads you to ‘Mirbat’, the ancient capital of Dhofar and the beginning of the ‘Frankincense trail’. Stroll through the streets lined with old Omani houses & visit the ‘twin-domed Bin Ali’s Tomb’ as a photo stop …a classic example of medieval architecture.On the way back, explore the ‘ever green Wadi Derbat’ for a relaxing stroll along the Wadi bed, surrounded by herds of Camels, Goats & Cattle. In the Khareef season (monsoon period), one could also witness an almost 100m natural Waterfall, spreading its ‘tentacles’ into numerous lakes & lush green Vegetation.
Return to the hotel by late noon.
Please note: This cost is appliable with only City hotels. Cost are not applicable with Taqah hotels and Mirbat hotels
Cancel up to 24 hrs in advance for a full refund