An Aromatic City: 8 Best Tours In Salalah, Oman - Updated 2021

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Salalah is the second largest city in Oman, which can be found right next to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. It is an Arab absolute monarchy country that prides itself on its beautiful history and culture. Enjoy Arabian days and nights through the unique features of this city such as its pristine waters, its city next to a mountain range, its greenery, architectural gems and much more. Read on to learn about the 8 best tours you can book on your trip to Salalah!

1. Dolphin Watching Cruise in Salalah

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Spend a day with the dolphins! This tour lets you explore the pristine waters of Oman which they also pride for through a cruise ship, then watch 21 different types of whales and dolphins live their normal lives through their natural habitat. Never miss out on these beautiful natural photo opportunities as nature and creatures alike work their magic.

Dolphin Watching Cruise in Salalah

Duration: 2 hours (approx.)


2. Al Mughsail Beach and West Salalah Tour (from 148 USD)

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Have a tour around the Al Mughsail Beach and the coastline of Salalah. Be enthralled by the breathtaking scenery as you get to see different angles of the 6-kilometer (4 mi) stretch of white sand, the sea and the mountains. It’s not only picturesque but also aromatic. You can smell for yourself through their frankincense trees. You can also swim through the clear waters of Fazayah Beach.

Al Mughsail Beach and West Salalah Tour

Price: from 148 USD

Duration: 6 hours


3. East Of Salalah - Half day Excursion (from 185 USD)

Have a half day excursion to the east of Salalah. Here, you will get to see the Royal Farm and Marmura Palace. By the cattle, you will see the ruins of Sumhurum or Khor Rori, which happens to be the largest natural reserve in Dhofer. The ruins have been there since the prehistoric times. You will also be able to stop by the Bin Ali Mosque that dates back to the 14th-century. You will see more castles and event merchant houses so you will have a glimpse of how the architecture differed back in the day.

East Of Salalah

Price: from 185 USD

Duration: 4 hours

Website: East Of Salalah - Half day Excursion

4. Salalah City Tour - Half Day Excursion (from 145 USD) (from USD 215.0)

There are west and east tours, but here you will remain right in the city. See the heart of Salalah and how they have adapted to the modern times. Look through the town’s shops and stores, as they sell traditional artifacts, clothing, cosmetics, food, accessories, ornaments, and much more that you could definitely take back as souvenirs. Other than that, you will be brought to the Al Baleed Museum to know more about those artifacts and ornaments through the story of Salalah and Oman.

Salalah City Tour

Price: from 145 USD

Duration: 4 hours

Website: Salalah City Tour - Half Day Excursion

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Duration: 3 to 5 hours

5. West Of Salalah Tour - Half Day Excursion (from 185 USD) (from USD 118.0)

Now look into the west side of Salalah. If in the east, you were exposed to ruins and architecture, in the west, you will see mountains and camels. You will be able to drive through the tara mountains, walk through a herd of camels and cattle, pass through frankincense trees, and be immersed into the more natural beauty of Salalah.

West Of Salalah Tour

Price: from 185 USD

Duration: 4 hours

Website: West Of Salalah Tour - Half Day Excursion

West of Salalah day trip

Duration: 4 hours

6. Camel Race Watching (from USD 400.0)

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Always thought that camels were just big and slow creatures, helping people go from one point to another in a dessert? Well, you’re definitely in for a surprise! This tour will give you access to witness a traditional local camel race in the sand dunes. Watch as the desert kings race at high speed and get to know these traditional races as well. Then enjoy a special breakfast prepared just for you at a private Omani House.

Camel Race Watching

Duration: 4 hours

7. Al Batina region culture Tours (from 537.50) (from USD 573.0)

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Al Batina (or Batinah) is one of the regions of Oman. In it lies the most famous forts of its sector, the Al Rustaq Fort and Al Hazim Castle. Some of the other attractions you will get to see in this region are the Ain Al Kasfaa, which is the hottest water spring in Oman, and Al Sawadi Beach for a sea boat tour and beach walking. You will also be able to explore the Al Hajer mountain.

Al Batina region culture Tours

Duration: 2 days

8. Rub Al Khali Empty Quarter and the lost Bedouin city 'Ubar' with Overnight (from USD 489.0)

Been looking for ways to make a fairytale into a reality? The Rub Al Khali Empty Quarter is one of the most remarkable sites that can be found in Oman. Not only that, you will be guided through their prominent oil and archaeological sites in the Empty Quarter region. Feel like Jasmine and Aladdin as you walk past the pristine and magical sand dunes of Oman. Watch as the color changes throughout the day through the smooth slopes. All you need now is your magical carpet as you gaze through the Arabian night sky.

Rub Al Khali Empty Quarter and the lost Bedouin city 'Ubar' with Overnight

Duration: 2 days

Rich and colorful

Mosque in Salalah, Oman
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Nature, history, ruins, architecture, castles, sand, and fairytales coming to life - Salalah has got it all for you. It is best to go through as many of the tours specified to be able to see the entirety of Salalah’s beauty.

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