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TREKKING IN DHOFAR'S MOUNTAINS

6 DAYS

Known in Antiquity as Arabia Felix, Happy Arabia, or Green Arabia, in reference to the mountains covered with wood and pastures where cows and camels graze together, the coast of Dhofar offers an original environement for a trek in Arabia...

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Difficulty :

Level 3

Environment :

Sea, Mountain

Activities :

Trekking     Swimming     Culture   

Accomodation :

Camping X 3     Hotel, apartment, mountain hut, ect... X 3

DAY 1 : Hike West of Salalah

DAY 1 : Hike West of Salalah

DAY 1 : Hike West of Salalah

DAY 1 : Hike West of Salalah

DAY 1 : Hike West of Salalah

DAY 1 : Hike West of Salalah

DAY 1 : Hike West of Salalah

DAY 1 : Hike West of Salalah

DAY 1 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 1 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 1 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 1 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 1 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 1 : Bivouac on the beach

DAY 1 : Bivouac on the beach

DAY 1 : Bivouac on the beach

DAY 1 : Bivouac on the beach

DAY 1 : Bivouac on the beach

DAY 2 : Coastal hike to the place named the head of the camel

DAY 2 : Coastal hike to the place named the head of the camel

DAY 2 : Coastal hike to the place named the head of the camel

DAY 2 : Coastal hike to the place named the head of the camel

DAY 2 : Coastal hike to the place named the head of the camel

DAY 2 : Coastal hike to the place named the head of the camel

DAY 2 : Coastal hike to the place named the head of the camel

DAY 2 : Coastal hike to the place named the head of the camel

DAY 2 : Coastal hike to the place named the head of the camel

DAY 2 : Coastal hike to the place named the head of the camel

DAY 2 : View Point

DAY 2 : View Point

DAY 2 : View Point

DAY 2 : View Point

DAY 2 : Bivouac in the high grazing lands

DAY 2 : Bivouac in the high grazing lands

DAY 2 : Bivouac in the high grazing lands

DAY 3 : Hike down the corrie of Al Hautah

DAY 3 : Hike down the corrie of Al Hautah

DAY 3 : Hike down the corrie of Al Hautah

DAY 3 : Hike down the corrie of Al Hautah

DAY 3 : Hike down the corrie of Al Hautah

DAY 3 : Hike down the corrie of Al Hautah

DAY 3 : Hike down the corrie of Al Hautah

DAY 3 : Hike down the corrie of Al Hautah

DAY 4 : Hike to a wild estuary

DAY 4 : Hike to a wild estuary

DAY 4 : Hike to a wild estuary

DAY 4 : Hike to a wild estuary

DAY 4 : Hike to a wild estuary

DAY 4 : Hike to a wild estuary

DAY 4 : Hike to a wild estuary

DAY 4 : Hike to a wild estuary

DAY 4 : Hike to a wild estuary

DAY 4 : Hike to a wild estuary

DAY 4 : Hike to a wild estuary

DAY 4 : Hike to a wild estuary

DAY 4 : Hike to a wild estuary

DAY 4 : Hike to a wild estuary

DAY 4 : Hike to a wild estuary

DAY 4 : Hike to a wild estuary

DAY 4 : Salalah Beach Villas

DAY 4 : Salalah Beach Villas

DAY 4 : Salalah Beach Villas - Sea View Room

DAY 4 : Salalah Beach Villas - Sea View Room

DAY 5 : Visit of Khor Rori and Sumhuram ruins

DAY 5 : Visit of Khor Rori and Sumhuram ruins

DAY 5 : Visit of Khor Rori and Sumhuram ruins

DAY 5 : Visit of Khor Rori and Sumhuram ruins

DAY 5 : Hike around Wadi Darbat

DAY 5 : Hike around Wadi Darbat

DAY 5 : Hike around Wadi Darbat

DAY 5 : Hike around Wadi Darbat

DAY 5 : Hike around Wadi Darbat

DAY 5 : Hike around Wadi Darbat

DAY 5 : Hike around Wadi Darbat

DAY 5 : Hike around Wadi Darbat

DAY 5 : Hike around Wadi Darbat

DAY 5 : Hike around Wadi Darbat

DAY 5 : Hike around Wadi Darbat

DAY 6 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 6 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 6 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 6 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 6 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 6 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 6 : Visit of Job's Tomb

DAY 6 : Visit of Job's Tomb

DAY 6 : Visit of Al Baleed Archeological Site

DAY 6 : Visit of Al Baleed Archeological Site

DAY 6 : Visit of Al Baleed Archeological Site

DAY 6 : Visit of Al Baleed Archeological Site

DAY 6 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 6 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 6 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 6 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 6 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 6 : Visit of Souq Al Husn


Prices always change according to the number of travellers in the group.

As the agency is closed, these prices are only informative. They were the prices of the agency for the season 2015-2016.


 
Number of people
Price per person in OMR
Price per person in USD
Other currencies*
1
1370
3586
2
720
1885
3
550
1440
4
550
1440
5
505
1322
6
435
1139
7
400
1047
8
400
1047
9
390
1021
10
370
969
11
350
916
12
340
890


* The conversions to Euro are just informative. All conversions on the internet are made using a mid-market rate which is always more intersting than the one used by currency exchange services and banks.

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DAY 1


      Transfer Salalah - Mughsayl


      Hike West of Salalah

We walk down to a wild creek. We walk then up the valley where we find huge frankincense trees (Boswelia sacra). We start heading to a pass. The higher we get the bigger get the trees. Near the pass we find some dragon trees. Finally we discover a wonderful bay with numerous white sandy beaches.

- Level 3    
- Approximative length : 4 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +400m/-250m
- Walking time : 3 a 4 heures

      Swimming on a white sandy beach

We enjoy a swim in the indian ocean on one of the numerous beaches of the bay.

- Approximative length : 2 heures

      Bivouac on the beach

We camp on a splendid sandy white beach

Individual camping tent



DAY 2


      Coastal hike to the place named the head of the camel

A wonderfull hike along the sea. We first cross a nice sandy beach where we stop for a swim. Then we walk along the sea on a good path and cross several valleys : some of then have frankincense trees growing in them, others have small springs. The views are superbs, adn if you watch the sea you might see dolphins or turtles...

- Level 3    
- Approximative length : 5 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +400m/-400m
- Walking time : 3 a 4 heures

      Transfer Fizayah - View Point


      View Point

We stop at a view point : we are 1000m high and down the cliffs is the sea. During moonson time the clouds hit the cliffs which get lush green.

- Approximative length : 0 heures 15

      Transfer View Point - Above Al Hautah Bowl


      Bivouac in the high grazing lands

We camp about 1000m high in the middle of the grazinglands and with views over the sea

Individual camping tent



DAY 3


      Hike down the corrie of Al Hautah

We start from 1000m high. The trees are big and the birds plenty. We go down step by steb through the woods with some nice views over the sea. When we arrive, the landscape is idylic : giant desert roses, tamrinds, palmtrees, and many birds...

- Level 4    
- Approximative length : 6 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +0m/-900m
- Walking time : 4 a 5 heures

      Camping in the wadi near the sea

We set our camp in the wadi under the tamarinds just a few meters from the sea.

Individual camping tent



DAY 4


      Transfer Al Hautah - Dhalkut


      Hike to a wild estuary

We start from a hamlet of sheperds and walk across grazing lands. The path offers nice views over the sea. We then walk down to the estuary through the forest. The place is incredibly wild and beautiful : here are staying together cows and camels, the sea and the fresh water, palm trees, and a rich wildlife... There is also a cave which has ancient stone paintings. We walk back through the wadi and the woods to the car. On the way it is frequent to see hyrax.

- Level 3    
- Approximative length : 6 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +400m/-400m
- Walking time : 4 a 5 heures

      Transfer Dhalkut - Salalah


      Salalah Beach Villas

We spend the night in this nice hotel. The hotel is located in Al Dhariz, facing the sea, and has a swimming pool

Sea View Room
Comfortable room with A/C, fridge, and private bathroom. Petit-dejeuner pris a l'hotel


DAY 5


      Transfer Salalah - Khor Ruri


      Visit of Khor Rori and Sumhuram ruins

Khor Ruri Wadi Darbat's estuary. Seabirds are numerous there. Above the estuary are the ruins of Sumhuram, that was an importanat port during the Antiquity. It was located at the far east of the kingdom of Hadramaut, zone of production of frankincense, resin taken from a tree that was once more valued than gold.

- Approximative length : 1 heures 30

      Transfer Khor Ruri - Wadi Darbat


      Hike around Wadi Darbat

We discover this famous wadi, which is one of the most visited by local tourists during the moonson, off the beaten track. We walk up the wadi and skirt a rocky projection where flows a waterfall during rainy season. We walk back on the other side of the walley through the woods.

- Level 3    
- Approximative length : 6 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +500m/-500m
- Walking time : 4 a 5 heures

      Transfer Wadi Darbat - Salalah


      Salalah Beach Villas

We spend the night in this nice hotel. The hotel is located in Al Dhariz, facing the sea, and has a swimming pool

Sea View Room
Comfortable room with A/C, fridge, and private bathroom. Petit-dejeuner pris a l'hotel


DAY 6


      salalah Food Souq

Salalah food souq is worth a visit : it is very lively! We find there wondeful fishes, meat, vegetable, fruits, dates, and traditional medicines...

- Level 1    
- Approximative length : 1 heures

      Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

Salalah is a modern city but still having many agricultural fields in the middle of the city. On the streets there are numerous salls selling the fruits produced here : coconuts, banana, papayas, sugar cane, etc...

- Approximative length : 1 heures

      Visit of Job's Tomb

We stop on the way to visit Job's tomb, located in the mountains north of Salalah.

- Approximative length : 0 heures 30

      Visit of Al Baleed Archeological Site

This archeological site lies in the city of salalah, facing the sea. This city was previously known as Dhofar (which is now the name of the region). The area was inhabited since since 4000 years BC, but the remainings date from the 10th century AD. Its position made it an important port in the region. Next to the site is a museum with a hall about history and another about boats.

- Approximative length : 1 heures

      Visit of Souq Al Husn

Al Husn Souq is Salalah popular market. It is above all famous for the sale of silver, gold, frankincense, and perfumes.

- Approximative length : 2 heures

      Salalah Beach Villas

We spend the night in this nice hotel. The hotel is located in Al Dhariz, facing the sea, and has a swimming pool

Sea View Room
Comfortable room with A/C, fridge, and private bathroom. Petit-dejeuner pris a l'hotel

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