Nabi Ayoub’s Tomb: First stop of the day is the shrine of the tomb of the prophet Job, Nabi Ayub in Arabic, which is located in the Qara Mountains. The mausoleum exhibits several cultural features, such as the domed structure, the size of the grave, and its covering of green cloth. Just besides the building, the purported footprint of the prophet is preserved on the ground. During Khareef season, vendors of food and trinkets add a holiday air to the visit.
Ittin: On the way to or returning from Job’s Tomb, you will stop at the Ittin overlook on the edge of the escarpment. From there you get a panorama view of the western part of the city, including the airport, Awqad, and the Port of Salalah or beyond.
Al Mughsail Beach: Coming down from the mountains, you’ll head west to popular Mughsail. The first stop is the beautiful sand beach, sprinkled with gazebos and palm trees for those who want to rest in the shade as they listen to the waves. The mountains come very close to the ocean at that point and make for magnificent views.
Marneef Cave: Another featured sight at Mughsail are the blowholes, where water from the sea forces its way through the rock, shooting up to 28 m high in peak season. High tide during Khareef brings the best sights, but the phenomenon may be observed at high tides throughout the year. Between the beach and the blowholes you will pass the lagoon, a haven for birds migrating between Africa and Europe or Asia.
Masood Beach: The final stop west will Masood Beach, a beautiful white sand beach, tucked so neatly into the mountains, some call it the ‘hidden beach.’ The close combination of sheer mountains with the sand and water are a stunning sight to enjoy.
The return journey to Salalah will include a view of famed frankincense trees and at many points along the trip you may get the chance to see camels or other animals of Dhofar.
What makes this tour unique?
This excursion offers you the perfect opportunity to discover the nature and culture of Oman. Your local guide will introduce you to the country and its history and tell you many things you will not find in any guidebook. You will be able to ask all your questions and extra wishes will be taken into account, also regarding the itinerary of the tour. We are sure that this trip will be one of your best vacation memories and many pictures will be taken for your vacation album.