You will be met at the port by your private guide to begin your tour of Salalah, known as the “perfume capital of Arabia” and the largest city in the Dhofar region.
Visit the Al Baleed archaeological park, a UNESCO world heritage site. Al Baleed was an important trading port for frankincense and myrrh between the 7th and 14th centuries. Spend some time exploring the Museum of the Land of Frankincense, within the park.*
Stop for fresh coconut water at one of the many fruit stalls in Salalah’s old town. Stop for photos at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque (from outside only).
Pass the royal palace on the way to Haffa souk, a traditional market where you will have time to browse for frankincense and other Omani souveniers.
Then you will be transferred back to the port to rejoin your cruise.
Museums are closed on Fridays and Saturdays.