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Private Desert Safari Trip Full Day & Ubar Lost city

Excellent

Duration

Full day (7+ hours)

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

Arabic, English

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

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk discount adult
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133327
244440
355522
466630
577738
688823
799923
810101023

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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    Nr. 1 Tour Operator

    Bettina Kaiser

    02/08/2023

    Incredible experience

    The desert tour was an incredible experience! From start to finish, every aspect was carefully planned and executed. The tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate about the desert, providing fascinating information about the geography and wildlife. The equipment provided was top-notch, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the beautiful surroundings. Overall, this tour was an unforgettable adventure and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
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    Karina

    01/11/2023

    Wüstentour als Alleinreisende

    Ich habe als Alleinreisende Frau eine Tour in die Wüste mit Salalah4tourist gebucht und sehr zufrieden mit meiner Wahl. Mir wurde ein sehr guter Preis angeboten den ich nirgends anders bekommen hätte und mein Guide Mohammed war einfach der beste! Er hat mir viel von Land und Leuten erzählt und einen wunderschönen Ort in der Wüste ausgesucht um den Sonnenuntergang zu sehen. Dabei hat er richtig tolle Bilder von mir gemacht (eigentlich mag ich nie Fotos von mir selber). Alles in allem ein unvergessliches Erlebnis das ich jedem empfehlen kann.
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    Jonathan Samassi

    01/09/2023
    Excellent trip, we enjoyed so much. Mohammed was a great guide, provided relevant information and great conversation along the way. Great driving skills and we were thrilled to have him during the 4WD session. It’s great to have this tour as a private because you are flexible and enjoy more the day.
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    Donna Volaire

    01/05/2023

    Desert Safari Tour

    We booked a desert Safari Tour. It was a very nice tour with a good driver (Saleem). We were collected directly at our hotel on time. It was a private car only for us. In the rub al khali desert we made dune bashing and watched the sunset. Alltogether a very nice trip with a nice driver that we can highly recommend.
    Nr. 1 Tour Operator

    Michael N.

    12/11/2022

    Toller Service!

    Tolles Team und sehr flexibel! Unsere Reisepläne hatten sich kurzfristig geändert und wir konnten unsere Tour in die Wüste problemlos einen Tag nach hinten verschieben. Ausgezeichneter Service.
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    Paolo

    12/02/2022

    Breathtaking Experience

    This company is amazing! Had a great time with them. The tour is such a breathtaking experience and our tour guide was very professional and made sure we were okay & safe. I would definitely recommend this this company. My tour guide was Azuz, he’s the best!
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    Laura

    11/07/2022

    Highlight of our vacation!

    This is definitely a must do experience in Salalah! We are so happy we decided to do this tour with Salalah4Tourist and had the best tour guide ever. You need to book this experience and will not regret it. Thanks a lot to the whole team :)
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    Tina

    11/01/2022

    Very Nice

    Nice guide, outgoing, very good photographer too! It was an amazing experience. I definitelly recommend taking this tour. Had a very nice time! Pickup and dropoff to your hotel/residence is included. Driver came on time. Overall 10/10 :)
    Nr. 1 Tour Operator

    Stefan Z.

    10/17/2022

    Wüstentour mit Kind

    Was für eine Erfahrung! Als Eltern waren wir anfangs etwas skeptisch eine Tour in die Wüste zu buchen. Aber bereits bei der Abholung wurden wir mit einem Unterhaltungsprogramm für unseren dreijährigen überrascht. Auch für uns Erwachsene war es gleich viel zu erleben. Erst ein toller Lebensmitteleinkauf nach unseren Wünschen in Salalah und dann geht es los in die Wüste. Anstatt wie erwartet in ein Touristencamp zu kommen, erwartete uns ein abenteuerlicher Aufbau unseres kleinen privaten Camps. Ein eigenes Lagerfeuer unter einem unglaublichen Sternenhimmel und tolle Gespräche waren ein absolutes Highlight. Wir haben hier in Salalah schon einige geführte Touren gemacht, aber this war endlich mal individuell und man hat etwas über den wahren Oman erfahren. Jeder Zeit wieder! Behaltet euch diese Authentizität bei.
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    Beate D.

    10/04/2022

    Unvergessliche Tour in die Wüste

    Mein Mann und ich haben eine Tour in die Wüste gebucht um den Sonnenuntergang zu sehen. Und was soll ich sagen, es war eine der besten Entscheidungen überhaupt in diesem Urlaub. Unser Guide Mohammed hat uns pünktlich am Hotel abgeholt und wir haben uns prima auf der Fahrt unterhalten. Wir haben einen tollen Einblick in die Geschichte und Kultur bekommen. In der Wüste angekommen hat er sehr schöne Bilder von mir und meinem Mann gemacht und wir haben den Sonnenuntergang mit kühlen Getränken und Snacks genossen. Es ist wirklich ein unvergessliches Erlebnis und wir erinnern uns gerne an diesen Tag zurück. Ein großes Dankeschön nochmal an Mohammed und das Team von Salalah4tourist! Mit freundlichen Grüßen Beate
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