Visit the fishing village of Taqa, an old town with an interesting castle surrounded by watchtowers and Taqa stone houses. Proceed onward to Khor Rori creek, the site of the ruined city of Samhuram and capital of ancient Arabia’s frankincense trade. Excavations have produced evidence of an ancient city with trade links by sea to Far Eastern destinations and with even distant Greece. Mirbat, the ancient capital of Dhofar, was an important town as early as the 9th century for its trade in frankincense, horses and slaves. See some of the old houses famous for its woodcarvings. If lucky see boatloads of fish arriving into the harbour. One of Dhofar’s best-known historic sites is Bin Ali’s Tomb. The twin-domed structure; tomb of Mohamed bin Ali who died in 1135 AD is a fine example of medieval architecture. Return via Ayn Razat, manicured gardens fed by natural underground springs.
Return via Ayn Razat is only on Thursday and Friday.
Prices given are per vehicle rates, with 4WD's accommodating 4 person and Saloon Cars accommodating 3 person.