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Desert safari trip Full day & Ubar Lost city

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Duration

Full day (7+ hours)

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

16 people

Languages

Arabic, English, Espanol, German

Overview

Experience a piece of the fabled “Empty Quarter” (Rub al Khali) desert and view the ruins of the ancient city of Ubar. The Empty Quarter, which is the largest sand desert in the world, covers a wide expanse of the Arabian Peninsula, including parts of Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E.,Yemen and Oman. The desert offers large sand dunes up to 250 m in height and is home to many unique desert plants and animals. At the edge of the desert is the town of Shisr, host to the archaelogical site of Ubar. This medieval city was a hub of the frankincense trade, plied by camel caravans across the desert. You can walk the grounds of this Unesco World Heritage Site and view this archaealogical park in person.

The tour leaves Salalah at 1 pm arrive back at 8 PM. There will be a stop to photograph camel herds near Shisr before visiting the archaeological site. From Shisr you will head into the desert proper where you can ride the sand dunes in an 4X4 vehicle, climb the dunes yourself, and bask in the beautiful sunset.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mode of transportation: Jeep
  • We pick up all travelers from their hotel or port (cruise ship guests)
  • Private Tour
  • Customization of this tour is possible
  • Physical difficulty level: easy
  • Tour is available from Monday to Sunday
  • Picking up area:Salalah
  • Pick up starts 10 minutes from departure
  • Duration of the tour: 7 hours

Itinerary

Wadi Dawkah
Wadi Dawkah

Our certified tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in an air-conditioned four-wheel drive jeep. Afterwards you will pass through the marvellous landscape of Salalah and have the opportunity to admire the biodiversity nature has to offer. You will drive through several camel herds until you reach the first stop of the tour: the Wadi Dawkah. The large natural garden and UNESCO Heritage Site is the habitat of around 1.200 frankincense trees and source of the world famous Dhofari Frankincense. Of course, your guide will explain everything about the cultivation of frankincense, the different varieties and uses.

Thumrait

Your journey proceeds to the city Thumrait to have some traditional arabic coffee (qahwah) with dates. Thumrait is known as a famous Bedouin settlement and played a major role in times of the ancient Frankincense Trading Route which ran from South of Oman to the Mediterranean Sea.

Desert Rub Al Khali Empty Quarter
Desert Rub Al Khali Empty Quarter

The Empty Quarter, which is the largest sand desert in the world, covers a wide expanse of the Arabian Peninsula, including parts of Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E.,Yemen and Oman. The desert offers large sand dunes up to 250 m in height and is home to many unique desert plants and animals. Now you drive to the place where you can ride the sand dunes in an 4X4 vehicle, climb the dunes yourself, and bask in the beautiful sunset. Be sure that it is a very special and unforgettable experience to see the magical sunset in the desert. Your tour guide will capture this unique moment with photos and videos so you can treasure this experience forever and show your loved ones at home as well. On the way back to your hotel we will stop in a traditional omani restaurant to have dinner and let the evening fade away.

Included/Excluded

  • Bottled Water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Soda/Pop
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Dinner
  • WIFI on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private Transportation

    Durations

    Full day (7+ hours)

    Tour's Location

    FAQs

    Is the tour customisable?
    Yes sure, our main goal is to have happy customers at the end of the day and we are happy to create an individual itinerary according to your interests
    Do you offer pick up from my hotel?
    Yes, pick up and drop off from your hotel within Salalah is included in all tours for free.
    How can I contact you in case I need more information about a tour?
    The easiest way is to contact us on WhatsApp. Our company number is +968 9244 4495.
    Can I bring my luggage with me on the tour?
    Yes, this is no problem.
    Do you have car seats for younger children?
    Yes, we have infant car seats available for all ages to ensure the maximum safety of our young travelers
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    Extras
    • Child($0) *

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