Silversea Luxury Cruises A Salalah

Salalah

The lush landscape around Salalah is the intriguing result of a quirk of nature. Since it is uniquely situated in the path of the Khareef, or South Western Monsoon, this stretch of the Dhofar Coast is covered in fine mist and frequent rain from mid-June through mid-September. By the time the monsoons cease, the entire coastline is a verdant stretch. Waterfalls, rolling grasslands, and thickly wooded wadis (riverbeds) thrive alongside rapid mountain streams. View more

Unique in this desert region, Salalah attracts many visitors from the surrounding Arabian Gulf countries who are anxious to experience a rare lushness in a region where rain and greenery are in short supply. Once a stop on the ancient trading routes that connected the Levant to India and China, Salalah has a rich history that goes back centuries. Traders from Mesopotamia, the Persian Empire, and beyond passed through Salalah in their search for frankincense, making it a major center for trade in the coveted exotic ingredient. Pre-Islamic tombs and grave sites, some believed to be up to 2,000 years old, are scattered all over the nearby mountainsides and the present-day city, which has an estimated 195,000 inhabitants.

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Excursions depuis Salalah

Silver Shore Privato – Private Van with Guide – Full Day

Explore Salalah at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle therefore, when making your reservation please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests as only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Charges can be split between suites once on-board. Please see the Shore Concierge desk on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato – Private Van with Guide – Half Day

Explore Salalah at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle therefore, when making your reservation please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests as only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Charges can be split between suites once on-board. Please see the Shore Concierge desk on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato – Private Car with Guide – Full Day

Explore Salalah at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle therefore, when making your reservation please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests as only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Charges can be split between suites once on-board. Please see the Shore Concierge desk on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato – Private Car with Guide – Half Day

Explore Salalah at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle therefore, when making your reservation please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests as only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Charges can be split between suites once on-board. Please see the Shore Concierge desk on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Salalah on Your Own

Experience the town of Salalah at your leisure during this 2 hour, self-guided excursion to the capital of Dhofar Province which is located in the southern region of the Sultanate of Oman. The Dhofar region has been known for centuries for the production of frankincense. Together with a traditional burner, made of plain clay or decorated in attractive colours, it makes for a nice souvenir.


Al Husn Souq

Guests will be dropped off at the Al Husn Souq to stroll on their own among the vendors. The colourful stalls are heaped with mounds of frankincense, myrhh, incense, bottles of fragrant perfume oils and a large variety of fascinating artefacts.


On arrival your guide will advise of the central meet point for the return drive to the pier to re-join the ship.


Please Note: This tour requires a minimal amount of activity and walking is at the discretion of the guest. Please dress conservatively when going ashore. Beach wear is not considered appropriate attire. Women should not wear anything revealing, including miniskirts, shorts, sleeveless or low-cut tops. Men should always wear a shirt in public. Please do not photograph people without their permission, especially women, who will be greatly offended. You may not take pictures of government buildings, embassies or anything military in nature, including airports. Most shops and souqs are closed between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. The local currency is the Omani rial. Many businesses and venues are closed on Fridays.

Serene Salalah

Discover Salalah and the surrounding area with its contrast between the lush vegetation of the Garden city and the barren yet majestic landscape of the desert. En route to the Salalah museum you may even see a camel roaming the roadside.


Al Balid

The ancient city known as Dhufa grew in this area between the 12th and 16th centuries. Today, the ruins of this magnificent city can be seen at the Al Balid archaeological site in the Haffa district of Salalah. Dhufa was once surrounded by water and a massive wall complete with gates and turrets. There is evidence of a grand mosque, palaces, houses and tombs that indicate the historical standing of the area. There was a thriving export of frankincense and Arab horses to India and the Far East from Al Balid.


Grand Mosque

Enjoy a photo stop of the beautiful Grand Mosque with its exquisite art work and stained tiles.


Al Husn Palace

Next, drive through the grounds of the magnificent Al Husn Palace where photos can only be taken from the coach. The Palace is the personal residence of His Majesty, The Sultan of Oman.


Al Husn Souq

Lastly, stop at the Al Husn Souq and stroll among the vendors. The colourful stalls are heaped with mounds of frankincense, myrhh, incense, bottles of fragrant perfume oils and a large variety of fascinating artefacts.


Your tour concludes with a short ride back to the pier to embark the ship.


Please Note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 656 yards (600 metres) over rough, uneven ground at the archaeological site that may be on rough, uneven ground and approximately 5-10 steps throughout. This tour is not recommended for guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests with limited mobility may require the assistance of their travel partner. Women visiting the Mosque must be fully covered and are required to cover their heads with a scarf. Shorts, sleeveless tops, beachwear are not allowed at Job's tomb. Vehicles and guides are the best available in the city. Air conditioning cannot be guaranteed. The order of sites may vary. Souvenir shops accept cash in US Dollars or local currency. Credit cards are mostly not accepted. Do not take photographs of individuals without their permission. Women in particular, do not like being photographed. It is forbidden to take pictures of military facilities, borders and airports. Keep an eye out for 'No Photography' signs. The Grand Mosque is closed on Fridays and in the afternoons, therefore only outside visits would be made onstead.

The Frankincense Trail

Discover the unique and little travelled Frankincense trail with its contrast of lush vegetation in the Garden City and the barren yet majestic landscape of the desert. En route to Mughsail Beach you may even encounter camels roaming along the roadside. What a sight to see!


Frankincense is a precious commodity and has been a source of wealth in Dhofar since Biblical times. In bygone days, export was done through caravan routes and by sea across the Indian Ocean, Today, Dhofar residents still use frankincense to add fragrance to their homes.


Mughsail Beach

Take a short walk and admire the 2-mile (3 kilometres) stretch of unspoilt, white sandy beach with steep cliffs at both ends. If your arrival coincides with the high tides, you may be able to witness the spectacular 'Blow Holes' shoot jets of water into the air. Next, depart Mughsail Beach towards town and the Al Husn Souq. See the lush vegetation the city is known for during the drive along the outskirts of Salalah.


Al Husn Souq

Take the time to stroll through the bazaar area and browse in the colourful shops and stalls. Marvel at displays of frankincense, spices, bottles of fragrant perfume oils, fabric, jewellery and a variety of fascinating artefacts. Most vendors here accept U.S. Dollars. Following the visit to the souq, travel into the Jubriah plain where a winding road takes you to the hillside location of Job's Tomb.


Job's Tomb

According to legend, the small mausoleum contains the remains of the Prophet Job. It is a sacred site of pilgrimage for Moslems, Christians and Jews. Take photos and admire the views of the striking Qara Mountains and the Jubriah plain below.


As you make your way back down, pass the walled complex of the Sultan's Palace. Photographs are only allowed from the coach.


Your tour concludes at the port to embark the ship.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 900 yards (822 metres) over rough, uneven ground at the archaeological site and with 35 steps at Mughsail Beach. It is not recommended for guests utilising a wheelchair or those with limited mobility. The visit to the mosque requires both ladies and gentlemen to have their legs and ankles totally covered and wear long sleeve shirts/blouses. Shorts and sleeveless tops are not allowed at Job's tomb. Women must cover their heads with a scarf. Shoes must be removed at the entrance to the mosque; bring socks for comfort. Vehicles and guides are the best available in the city. Air conditioning cannot be guaranteed. The order of sites may vary. Sighting of the now rare frankincense tree cannot be guaranteed. Souvenir shops accept cash in US Dollars or local currency. Credit cards are mostly not accepted.

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