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DISCOVER DHOFAR

6 DAYS

An easy discovery of the region of Dhofar : the Empty Quarter and its singing dunes, the mountains which receive moonson's rains in summer and host an original wildlife, and the archeological site of the ancient Arabia Felix...

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Difficulty :

Level 2

Environment :

Desert, Sea, Wadi, Mountain

Activities :

Easy Walking     Culture    Swimming    

Accomodation :

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

DAY 1 : Visit of Ubar ruins in Shishr

DAY 1 : Visit of Ubar ruins in Shishr

DAY 1 : Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

DAY 1 : Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

DAY 1 : Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

DAY 1 : Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

DAY 1 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 1 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 1 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 1 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 1 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 1 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 1 : bivouac in the Empty Quarter

DAY 2 : Morning walk in the dunes

DAY 2 : Morning walk in the dunes

DAY 2 : Morning walk in the dunes

DAY 2 : Stop at a water point

DAY 2 : Stop at a water point

DAY 2 : Stop at a water point

DAY 2 : Stop at a water point

DAY 3 : Short walk on the top of the corrie of Al Hautah

DAY 3 : Short walk on the top of the corrie of Al Hautah

DAY 3 : Short walk on the top of the corrie of Al Hautah

DAY 3 : Short walk on the top of the corrie of Al Hautah

DAY 3 : Short walk on the top of the corrie of Al Hautah

DAY 3 : Bivouac in the high grazing lands

DAY 3 : Bivouac in the high grazing lands

DAY 3 : Bivouac in the high grazing lands

DAY 4 : View Point

DAY 4 : View Point

DAY 4 : View Point

DAY 4 : View Point

DAY 4 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 4 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 4 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 4 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 4 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 4 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 4 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 4 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 4 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 4 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 4 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 4 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

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 : Stop on the top of Jebel Samhan

DAY 5 : Stop on the top of Jebel Samhan

DAY 5 : Stop on the top of Jebel Samhan

DAY 5 : Stop on the top of Jebel Samhan

DAY 5 : Short hike in Wadi Darbat

DAY 5 : Short hike in Wadi Darbat

DAY 5 : Short hike in Wadi Darbat

DAY 5 : Short hike in Wadi Darbat

DAY 5 : Short hike in Wadi Darbat

DAY 5 : Short hike in 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 : Freetime at the house

DAY 6 : Freetime at the house

DAY 6 : Freetime at the house

DAY 6 : Freetime at the house

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

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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
1235
3233
2
655
1715
3
495
1296
4
410
1073
5
495
1296
6
425
1113
7
390
1021
8
370
969
9
415
1086
10
380
995
11
370
969
12
360
942


* 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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DETAILED PROGRAM
With walking times, ascent and descent, driving times, and difficulty level
 


 

TECHNICAL SHEET
What you have to bring, the prices, what is included and what is not, and advices
 


 

MAPS
Some maps with the itinerary of the tour
 


 

COUNTRY GUIDE
Some general, cultural, and practical information about Oman


 


 


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DAY 1


      Transfer Salalah - Thumrayt


      Transfer Thumrayt - Shisr (Ubar)


      Visit of Ubar ruins in Shishr

We stop on the way to visit the ruins of what is believed to be Ubar, this mytical city located 'between Hadramaut and the trees of Oman'. This city was partly detroyed when a subterranean cavity coallapsed to form a sinkhole. The main tower and traces of fortifications remain visible. We'll visit them as well as a smal museum about how the site was discovered.

- Approximative length : 1 heures

      Transfer Shisr (Ubar) - Our Camp in Rub Al khali


      Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

We go have a walk across the high dune of the Rub Al Khali (Empty quarter in arabic), the huge and arid desert of Saudi Arabia that crosses Oman's border. We'll walk up a dune to see sunset in this unbelievable landascpe…

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 1 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +150m/-150m
- Walking time : 1 a 2 heures

      bivouac in the Empty Quarter

We set our camp at the foot of the huge dunes of the Rub Al Khali

Individual camping tent



DAY 2


      Morning walk in the dunes

this morning, we climb one of the big dunes and enjoy a last view over this sea of sand...

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 2 heures
- Walking time : 1 a 2 heures

      Transfer Our Camp in Rub Al khali - Water Point


      Stop at a water point

We stop at a place where there is water and enjoy a shower in the middle of the sands

- Level 1    
- Approximative length : 1 heures

      Meeting with a camel farmer

While at the water point, we try to organize a meeting with a camel farmer. We then follow him and set up our camp next to his camp. As camps for camels are moving according to the food available, this meeting might sometime not be possible.

- Level 1    
- Approximative length : 1 heures

      Transfer Water Point - Our Camp in Rub Al khali


      Short walk in the sands to sea the sunset

We go have a walk across the high dune of the Rub Al Khali (Empty quarter in arabic), the huge and arid desert of Saudi Arabia that crosses Oman's border. We'll walk up a dune to see sunset in this unbelievable landascpe…

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 1 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +150m/-150m
- Walking time : 1 a 2 heures

      bivouac in the Empty Quarter

We set our camp at the foot of the huge dunes of the Rub Al Khali

Individual camping tent



DAY 3


      Morning walk in the dunes

this morning, we climb one of the big dunes and enjoy a last view over this sea of sand...

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 2 heures
- Walking time : 1 a 2 heures

      Transfer Our Camp in Rub Al khali - Shisr (Ubar)


      Transfer Shisr (Ubar) - Above Al Hautah Bowl


      Short walk on the top of the corrie of Al Hautah

We walk on a nice trail used mainly by cows and camels going grazing. We are around 1000m high and overlook the corrie of al Hautah. The landscape is bucolic with grazing lands, high trees, and numerous birds...

- Level 1    
- Approximative length : 2 heures
- Walking time : 1 a 2 heures

      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 4


      Transfer Above Al Hautah Bowl - 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 - Fizayah


      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

      Transfer Fizayah - Salalah


      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


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 - Jebel Samhan


      Stop on the top of Jebel Samhan

We stop on the top of Jebel Samhan from where we have wonderful point of view over Mirbat and the Indian Ocean. We also have a look at the dragon's blood trees, these very special trees which are plenty on Socotra Island. Jebel Samhan is also believed to be the only place in Oman where the Arabian Leopard still lives...

- Approximative length : 0 heures 30

      Transfer Jebel Samhan - Wadi Darbat


      Short hike in Wadi Darbat

Wadi Darbat is one of the most famous wadis in Oman. During Khareef (between july and september, the monsoon time) it is a of the favourite place of omani tourists who come here to enjoy the greenry and nice river. We''ll hike up the valley.

- Level 1    
- Approximative length : 3 heures
- Walking time : 1 a 2 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

      Freetime at the house

We enjoy some rest at the house : you can read a book in the garden, haves swim in the swimming pool, or even watch the numerous birds which visit our garden...

- Approximative length : 4 heures

      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

      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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