Salalah – Oman – One Day Private Tour
Cruise Shore Excursion
Arriving Oman – Salalah on the Arabian Gulf
onboard your cruise ship
Designed for cruise passengers seeking a more personal service, or a more upscale way of enjoying shore excursions. Arrive on Oceania Cruises, Silverseas Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Royal caribbean Cruises, Princess or other Mediterranean and Red Sea cruises. Port Trips, shore excursions and ground transportation in the Mediterranean and Red Sea. For those who wish to break away from the crowd and experience a more intimate experience. We cater to your needs and custom tailor from 2 to 2000 passengers. Families and children are always welcome. You will always have your own PRIVATE air conditioned vehicle and private guide. Private Red Sea, Aegean and Mediterranean Escapades – Port Trips – Cruise Shore Excursions and Mediterranean Luxury Day Tours.
Be one of the first to adventure into Oman! Desert traditions and warm hospitality are part of everyday life, adventure is a given. The call of the muezzin and the dhows of sea traders from all over infuse your visit with the exotic. It’s a whole new world, but we’ll ease your way by arranging the most comfortable lodgings available, along with tours that will provide an exceptional window into local ways, while allowing time for optional excursions and your own discoveries. By all means, venture off the beaten track, but venture with assurance when you book with us.
- Estimated time of arrival for your cruise: 7-9 AM
- Suggested starting time for your Private Tour around: 10 AM
- Expect to be back to your cruise around: 5 PM
Arrival in Salalah – Oman – Tour Operates Daily
You sailed across the blue Arabian Sea, and docked here where the air and light have a purity you might have never experienced before. Our local representative will be on hand outside the terminal after you have cleared the formalities and embark on your day tour with your private English speaking chauffeur/driver and your private air-conditioned vehicle.
Salalah is renowned for its graceful architecture throughout the Arabian Peninsula. Today we will tour Salalah City and West Salalah. We start with a tour of the Museum of the “Frankincense Land”, located at Al Balid Archaeological Park, a UNESCO heritage site. The Frankincense Land Museum is the latest addition to Oman’s heritage and cultural scene. (Opened Sat – Wed 8:00 – 14:00 & 16:00 – 20:00, Thu – Fri 16:00 – 20:00)
A complete history of the Omani maritime ancient trade routes & traditional methods in ship building in Oman could be experienced here, with meticulously carved replicas of the ancient boats & ships of the Omani maritime merchants on display.
Drive through lush green plantations of vegetables & fruits. Make a brief stop to taste a fresh coconut water drink at fruit stalls (at own cost) lining the streets within the periphery of the old Salalah town (Haffah). Make a Photo stop at the impressive Sultan Qaboos Mosque.
View the Official Palace of His Majesty the Sultan (Al Husn Palace) & stroll through the old Haffah souk, famous for the sale of high quality Frankincense & numerous other Dhofari traditional souvenirs.
Visit the ancient tomb of ‘Prophet Job’ situated in the scenic green mountains of the Salalah Plains. Experience the legendary story of Prophet Job and his devoutness.
Proceed to the beach of Mughsail where the white sand touches the deep blue of the ocean & at high tide, where waves burst through the natural titanic ‘Blow Holes’, at the far end of the ‘Rocky beach’ with a cave-like entrance. Continue to Western Border of Oman, with its breathtaking cliffs on either side, to see the historical ‘Frankincense trees’ growing in their natural habitat, deep down in the valleys, dotting the dry & craggy countryside.
On our return journey we will make a photo stop at the lagoon at Mughsail where migratory birds – occasionally flamingos – are a common sight. Reach the pier around 5 PM and board your cruise ship. Bon Voyage!
RATES per person in USD $
Based on an air-conditioned Mini -Coach
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|Minimum 2-3 guests||
|Minimum 4- 6 guests||
|Minimum 7-10 guests||
Children: 10 years of age and younger: 25% Discount. Infants: 2 years and younger (free).
- All transfers and touring are on a private basis, private air-conditioned vehicle.
- Private sightseeing with professional English speaking driver / guide .
- All entrance fees for sites included as indicated
- One bottled water for each guest on board the vehicle.
- Personal expenses and beverages.
- Visa fee (when applicable, please check with your cruise line and /or Omani Consulate nearest you)
- International air fare from / to your home country
- Lunch (tour will allow time for lunch if you wish)
- Trip interruption and cancellation insurance
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