Half day tour to Salalah West

14

May
2016

Half day tour to Salalah West

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Route: Salalah – Job’s Tomb – Mughsail – Salalah

Description

 We start our half-day exploration of Dhofar by driving towards the ‘Qara’ mountains. (Tourstart at 9:00 or 14:30 hrs)On a road steadily winding up a steep incline, herds of Camels & Cattle are a common sightwhich gives a scenic view of a traditional Dhofari rural beauty. Visit the ancient tomb of ‘Prophet Job’ situated in the scenic green mountains of the Salalah Plains. Experience thelegendary story of Prophet Job and his devoutness.

Proceed to the beach of Mughsailwhere 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.

We thereafter continue along the ‘Hair-pin-bend’ road towards 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. We take a short walk into the valleys to smell the ‘Holy Incense’ amidst the scenic view of the region.

On our return journey, we make a photo stop at the lagoon at Mughsail where migratory birds – occasionally flamingos – are a common sight.

Return to the hotel.