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DISCOVER DHOFAR

12 DAYS

A nice tour to visit the region of Dhofar, which has a long history and enjoys a special climate since it receives the monsoon's rain. Several days in the desert of Rub al Khali and an exploration of the coast east and west of Salalah.

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Level :

Level 2

Environment :

Desert, Sea, Mountain, Wadi

Activities :

Hiking     Easy Walking     Swimming     Culture   

Accomodation :

Camping X 6     Hotel, appartment, guesthouse, ect... X 5

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 : Camping in the desert

DAY 1 : Camping in the desert

DAY 1 : Camping in the desert

DAY 1 : Camping in the desert

DAY 1 : Camping in the desert

DAY 1 : Camping in the desert

DAY 1 : Camping in the desert

DAY 2 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 2 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 2 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 2 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 2 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 2 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 2 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 2 : Hiking in Rub al Khali

DAY 5 : Morning walk in the dunes

DAY 5 : Morning walk in the dunes

DAY 5 : Morning walk in the dunes

DAY 5 : Hotel Appartments

DAY 5 : Hotel Appartments

DAY 5 : Hotel Appartments - Standard Appartment

DAY 5 : Hotel Appartments - Standard Appartment

DAY 5 : Hotel Appartments - Standard Appartment

DAY 6 : Walks along the wild coast

DAY 6 : Walks along the wild coast

DAY 6 : Walks along the wild coast

DAY 6 : Walks along the wild coast

DAY 6 : Walks along the wild coast

DAY 7 : Walk on a balcony trail along the cliffs overlooking the sea

DAY 7 : Walk on a balcony trail along the cliffs overlooking the sea

DAY 7 : Walk on a balcony trail along the cliffs overlooking the sea

DAY 7 : Walk on a balcony trail along the cliffs overlooking the sea

DAY 7 : Short hike in Wadi Darbat

DAY 7 : Short hike in Wadi Darbat

DAY 7 : Short hike in Wadi Darbat

DAY 7 : Short hike in Wadi Darbat

DAY 7 : Short hike in Wadi Darbat

DAY 7 : Short hike in Wadi Darbat

DAY 7 : Visit of Khor Rori and Sumhuram ruins

DAY 7 : Visit of Khor Rori and Sumhuram ruins

DAY 7 : Visit of Khor Rori and Sumhuram ruins

DAY 7 : Visit of Khor Rori and Sumhuram ruins

DAY 7 : Hotel at the beach

DAY 7 : Hotel at the beach

DAY 7 : Hotel at the beach

DAY 7 : Hotel at the beach - Sea View Room

DAY 7 : Hotel at the beach - Sea View Room

DAY 7 : Hotel at the beach - Sea View Room

DAY 7 : Hotel at the beach - Sea View Room

DAY 8 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 8 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 8 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 8 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 8 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 8 : Discover the fruits stalls of Salalah

DAY 8 : Visit of Job's Tomb

DAY 8 : Visit of Job's Tomb

DAY 8 : Visit of Al Baleed Archeological Site

DAY 8 : Visit of Al Baleed Archeological Site

DAY 8 : Visit of Al Baleed Archeological Site

DAY 8 : Visit of Al Baleed Archeological Site

DAY 8 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 8 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 8 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 8 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 8 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 8 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 8 : Visit of Souq Al Husn

DAY 9 : Short walk on the coast

DAY 9 : Short walk on the coast

DAY 9 : Short walk on the coast

DAY 9 : Short walk on the coast

DAY 9 : Short walk on the coast

DAY 9 : Short walk on the coast

DAY 9 : Short walk on the coast

DAY 9 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 9 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 9 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 9 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 9 : Swimming on a white sandy beach

DAY 9 : Camping on the beach

DAY 9 : Camping on the beach

DAY 9 : Camping on the beach

DAY 9 : Camping on the beach

DAY 9 : Camping on the beach

DAY 10 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 10 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 10 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 10 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 10 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 10 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 10 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 10 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 10 : Short hike along the coast

DAY 10 : View Point

DAY 10 : View Point

DAY 10 : View Point

DAY 10 : View Point

DAY 10 : Short walk on the top

DAY 10 : Short walk on the top

DAY 10 : Short walk on the top

DAY 10 : Short walk on the top

DAY 10 : Short walk on the top

DAY 10 : Camping in the high grazing lands

DAY 10 : Camping in the high grazing lands

DAY 10 : Camping in the high grazing lands

DAY 12 : Boat trip to a wild estuary

DAY 12 : Boat trip to a wild estuary

DAY 12 : Boat trip to a wild estuary

DAY 12 : Boat trip to a wild estuary

DAY 12 : Boat trip to a wild estuary

DAY 12 : Boat trip to a wild estuary

DAY 12 : Boat trip to a wild estuary

DAY 12 : Boat trip to a wild estuary

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Number of guests
Price / person in OMR
Price / person in USD
Other currencies**
3
1200 OMR
3141 USD
4
950 OMR
2487 USD
5
970 OMR
2539 USD
6
900 OMR
2356 USD
7
870 OMR
2277 USD
8
850 OMR
2225 USD

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DAY 1

- Lunch - Dinner


      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...

- Duration : 1 hours

      Transfer to our campsite in Rub al Khali (310 km - 4h 15)


      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    
- Duration : 1 hours
- Height Difference : +150m/-150m
- Walking Time : 1 to 2 hours


      Camping in the desert

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

Individual camping tent



DAY 2

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hiking in Rub al Khali

Morning, we start walking from our camp. We climb several high dunes which surround us : the ascent is sometimes exhausting, but the descent is quick and fun and gives us sometimes the opportunity to have the dune sing. Around noon, we walk back to our our camp and have lunch and rest under a shady place. Late afternoon, we climb another huge dune to get to its summit and enjoy a wonderful sunset at the top.

- Level 3    
- Duration : 8 hours
- Height Difference : +250m/-250m
- Walking Time : 4 to 6 hours


      Camping in the desert

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

Individual camping tent



DAY 3

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hiking in Rub al Khali

Morning, we start walking from our camp. We climb several high dunes which surround us : the ascent is sometimes exhausting, but the descent is quick and fun and gives us sometimes the opportunity to have the dune sing. Around noon, we walk back to our our camp and have lunch and rest under a shady place. Late afternoon, we climb another huge dune to get to its summit and enjoy a wonderful sunset at the top.

- Level 3    
- Duration : 8 hours
- Height Difference : +250m/-250m
- Walking Time : 4 to 6 hours


      Camping in the desert

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

Individual camping tent



DAY 4

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hiking in Rub al Khali

Morning, we start walking from our camp. We climb several high dunes which surround us : the ascent is sometimes exhausting, but the descent is quick and fun and gives us sometimes the opportunity to have the dune sing. Around noon, we walk back to our our camp and have lunch and rest under a shady place. Late afternoon, we climb another huge dune to get to its summit and enjoy a wonderful sunset at the top.

- Level 3    
- Duration : 8 hours
- Height Difference : +250m/-250m
- Walking Time : 4 to 6 hours


      Camping in the desert

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

Individual camping tent



DAY 5

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      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    
- Duration : 2 hours
- Height Difference : +150m/-150m
- Walking Time : 1 to 2 hours


      Transfer to Salalah (275 km - 3h 30)


      Transfer to Mirbat (70 km - 1h)


      Hotel Appartments

A standard hotel in a great location, facing the sea and near to the port

Standard Appartment



DAY 6

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to a seaside village (100 km - 1h 30)


      Walks along the wild coast

- Level 2    
- Duration : 3 hours
- Walking Time : 1 to 2 hours


      Hotel Appartments

A standard hotel in a great location, facing the sea and near to the port

Standard Appartment



DAY 7

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to the heights of Jebel Samhan (60 km - 0h 45)


      Walk on a balcony trail along the cliffs overlooking the sea

A nice and easy walk. We are around 1200m high and we walk on a rocky outcrop just under the cliff and enjoy superb views over the coast of the Indian Ocean. We come back the same way…

- Level 2    
- Duration : 2 hours
- Walking Time : 1 to 2 hours


      Transfer to Wadi Darbat (30 km - 0h 30)


      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    
- Duration : 3 hours
- Walking Time : 1 to 2 hours


      Transfer to the archeological site of Khor Ruri / Sumhuram (15 km - 0h 15)


      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.

- Duration : 1 hours 30

      Transfer to Salalah (45 km - 0h 30)


      Hotel at the beach

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. Breakfast taken at the hotel


DAY 8

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      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...

- Duration : 1 hours

      Visit of Job's Tomb

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

- Duration : 0 hours 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.

- Duration : 1 hours

      Visit of Souq Al Husn

Al Husn Souq is Salalah popular market. It is above all famous for the sale of frankincense, perfumes, and omani shawls. It is for the moment under renovation und therefore limited in size.

- Duration : 2 hours

      Hotel at the beach

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. Breakfast taken at the hotel


DAY 9

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to wild beaches (70 km - 1h)


      Short walk on the coast

We have a short walk in a rocky blockfield facing the sea. Some clocks have very strange forms and some of them even have trees growing on them... The see is beautiful. Here, we are below the clouds during the moonson, which make the best climate for frankincense trees (Boswelia Sacra) and Desert Roses (adenium obesum). Finally we reach a nice sandy beach.

- Level 1    
- Duration : 3 hours
- Walking Time : 1 to 2 hours


      Swimming on a white sandy beach

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

- Duration : 2 hours

      Camping on the beach

We camp on a splendid sandy white beach

Individual camping tent



DAY 10

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Short hike along the coast

We start walking where the tracck ends and head to a wonderful beach. On a good path we follow the coast until a small valley where frankincense trees grow next to the sea. We come back the same way and enjoy a swim before getting to the cars.

- Level 2    
- Duration : 3 hours
- Walking Time : 1 to 2 hours


      Transfer to the viewpoint (40 km - 1h)


      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.

- Duration : 0 hours 15

      Transfer to the heights of Jebel Al Qamr (20 km - 0h 20)


      Short walk on the top

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

- Level 1    
- Duration : 2 hours
- Walking Time : 1 to 2 hours


      Camping 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 11

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to a seaside village (30 km - 1h)


      Walk in a green valley near the sea

We start from the beach and walk in a lush green valley with wild palm trees, desert roses (adenium obesum), and tamarind trees. The slopes above us are fully covered with forest, which is quuite rare in Oman. We can also go for a swim on this wild coast.

- Level 2    
- Duration : 3 hours
- Height Difference : +100m/-100m
- Walking Time : 1 to 2 hours


      Transfer to a seaside village (80 km - 1h)


      Simple hotel

Standard Room



DAY 12

Breakfast - Lunch -


      Boat trip to a wild estuary

We leave from the port on a fisherman's boat. The coast seen from the boat is very nice and wild : wooded mountain slopes, cliffs, and several tiny coves... We land on a long beach and walk in the estuary to discover freh water pools, giant trees, wild palm trees, many birds, sometimes also camels and cows grazing, archeological ruins, and even stone paintings! We enjoy this idyllic place and come back by boat

- Duration : 3 hours

      Transfer to Salalah (170 km - 3h)






End of our services



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