Private tour - Empty Quarter desert adventure (Wadi Dawka + Ubar ruins UNESCO)

Takamul Travel brings to you the most affordable, enjoyable and adventurous private tour to the Empty Quarter desert on the market. Explore the vastness of the desert areas with different shapes of dunes. Experience the adrenalin ride on the dunes with our expert drivers who will get the best performance out of the terrain cars. Then you will climb the dunes yourself dipping your feet in the moving sands. Enjoy the breathtaking views on the sea of sand from the dunes´ peaks while the sun slowly moves to the horizon. Before the sunset, you can take the best pictures of the desert landscape with the sun setting over the dunes. On the way to the desert, you will visit Wadi Dawka, a valley where thousands of precious Frankincense trees grow and give the valued harvest of frankincense drops. From there you will continue on the Frankincense route to the lost city of Ubar whose ruins stand witness to the glorious past when the city served as a center for the incense trade.

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8 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Soda/Pop
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      Stop At: Wadi Dawkha, Salalah Oman

      Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Wadi Dawka where you can find thousands of Frankincense trees in the rocky desert area on the Nejd plateau in Dhofar mountains. Smell the scent of the precious resin pouring out of the trees.

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Empty Quarter, Oman

      Discover Ubar - the lost city in the desert, also known as the Atlantis of the desert. In the ancient and medieval times, it served as an oasis on the frankincense trade route. Sadly, the city collapsed to the sinkhole which appeared in the limestone bedrock under the city.

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Empty Quarter, Oman

      Drive to the Empty Quarter, the largest sandy desert in the world. There you will enjoy the adrenalin ride on the dunes with our experienced drivers. Driving up the dunes, descending from steep slopes and making the tilted horizontal drive. You can also try to run to the top of the dunes and relish in walking barefoot in the sand. From the top of the dunes, you can observe how the landscape changes its color during the sunset and make some remarkable pictures.

      Duration: 3 hours

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We pick up the travelers from all hotels and hotel apartments in Salalah, Taqah, and Mirbat and also from the parking at the gate of Port of Salalah and from the International Airport of Salalah.Airports
      • Salalah Airport, Salalah Oman
      • Port of Salalah
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      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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    Organised by Takamul Travel Oman

    Activity ID: V-137659P10

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