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Salalah City Tour

Product ID: 177063
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Take a trip to Al Baleed museum and archeological park before travelling to the ancient city of Zufar. Check out the city's many Arab marketplaces and bazaars, known as Souks, and immerse yourself in tradition.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Oman and feel like a local
  • See some of the many bazaars that Oman has to offer
  • Enjoy Oriental tradition with an Arabian taste
Full description
Visit Oman, and the Al Baleed museum of the Frankincense land which was opened in July 2007 at Al Balid Archaeological Park, and hosts an impressive collection about the archaeological and maritime history of Oman.

Then, visit the ancient city of Zufar and the ruins of Al Balid, which were once visited by Ibn Batuta and Marco Polo who described Zufar as a a beautiful, large and noble city. Later, proceed to the Sultan Qaboos Mosque, the largest mosque in Salalah with capacity of more than 5000. On your way to the mosque, enjoy the green planation of Salalah and its coconut and banana trees. 

After that, drive to the Gold Souk which offers modern and olden style Dhofari ornaments. Then, proceed to the attractive Haffah Souk which is host to small shops lined up with straight piles of incense boxes, clay incense burners colorfully decorated with traditional patterns, and bags of incense crystals.

Furthermore, on your way to Haffah Souk, see some typical Dhofari houses with caravan windows and doors. Walking past the Sultan residential palace Al Husn, reach the Old Souk where Frankincense, Dhofari traditional clothes, and cosmetics are available. Then, return to your hotel.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Admission ticket
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle (Maximum capacity : Salon Car 3 seats / 4 X4 vehicles 6 seats )
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Salalah Hotels Salalah Airport Salalah harbor ( for shore excursions passengers , please take the free shuttle bus in front of your cruise exit door to the port main gate , where your guide will be waiting for you)

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Important information
Know before you go
• A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
• At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
• The tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide at an extra charge
• Not recommended for participants with back problems
• Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
• Not recommended for pregnant women
• Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Al Baleed museum is open:
• Sat - Wed 9:00 -14:00 & 16:00 - 20:00
• Fri -Sat 16:00 - 20:00