East & West Combined Tour - Darbat Valley, Waterfall, Mughsail Beach, Blowholes

8 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


This is ideal tour for those who have less time in Salalah and explore more.

This 8 hours tour will take you to a magical journey to both the Eastern & the Western sides of Salalah, combining the best of East and West in a day trip.

Thus you can discover the most popular tourist destinations in Salalah within a day.

Following will be covered on the East side of Salalah.

The most popular valley of the Dhofar Region, Wadi Darbat will be your first stop. Here you will be seeing the seasonal waterfall, a spring where you can do boating (kayaking, paddle boat, motor boat) overlooking the mountain of Jabal Qara series.

Sumharam Archeological site is a place where you can see the remains of an old city and a small museum is on site. Also Taqa beach and taqa castle is covered in this trip.

One the western side of Salalah, Mughsail Beach is the most visited place on along with Marneef cave and natural blowhole / geyser to explore.


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Taqah Castle, Taqah, Salalah 211 Oman

Taqa Castle is one of Dhofar’s most distinguished landmarks, which was built in the 19th century. Its walls were constructed from solid blocks of ‘Taqa Stone’, a local limestone material composed chiefly of fossilized shells and corals. You can see the well, roofless jail, formal sitting area also known as majlis, bedrooms, kitchen and stores. In these areas you will see traditional weaponry, jewelry, every day household items and fascinating traditional colorful pieces of clothes.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Taqah Beach, Unnamed Road, , 29MM+GXJ، ولاية طاقة، Oman

Although Taqa is famous for its castle but Taqa has a great beach also and is a great spot for birds watching. The view of Taqa city is great from the beach side.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Wadi Darbat, Salalah Oman

Here you will be seeing the seasonal waterfalls (if its there at the time of your visit), a spring where you can do pedal boating, kayaking and motor boating (boating at own cost) overlooking the mountain of Jabal Qara series. A trip to Salalah is incomplete without visiting this beautiful valley and it is one of the most visited place in Dhofar Region. You can do trekking from one point of the valley to another.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wadi Darbat Boating, Ghaday, Oman

Boating area is on beautiful canal, surrounded by mountain of Al Qara Range of Dhofar Mountains. Boating cost is not included

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Khor Ruri, Oman

This is a fascinating place, where you can see the water and birds from Sumhuram Archaeological site

Stop At: Sumhuram Old City, 49 Sumhuram Street, Salalah 211 Oman

Sumhuram Archeological site is an ancient city, which was once used to trade Frankinscene to the world. The ruins sit atop a small hill above the tranquil waters of Khor Rori and was build in 3rd century BC. This is also known to be a place of Queen Sheeba Palace.

There is a walking track to cover the site on foot. It's a great walk and you can see the birds and water at Khor Rori, which is visible from this area.

There is also a gallery - Sumhuram Archaeological Galley where the artifacts excavated from this site are displayed.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Frankincense Tree Farm, XW37+C9P، استون، Oman

There is a farm on the way to Mughsail Beach, which will be covered while exploring the western side. The farm is not open to public but Frankincense can be seen from outside.

Stop At: Al Mughsail Beach, Salalah Oman

Mughsail Beach is the most visited places on the western side of Salalah. It's a beautiful beach on the Arabian Sea, and is a great place to visit during your stay in Salalah

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Marneef Cave, Salalah Oman

Marneef cave is a natural cave, which has a trek, natural fountain (blowhole / geyser) at the mughsail. These natural fountain can go up to 28 m high in the sky, based on the season.

Duration: 40 minutes


  • Experienced Omani guide who can speak English and Arabic
  • Transport by private vehicle: 4x4 Car for 4 adults to 6 adults, or Mini Van / Coaster for 7 or more
  • Pick and Drop from Hotel or Airport or Seaport
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water


  • Gratuities
  • Lunch - Breakfast / lunch / dinner not included, but can be provided at additional cost of 5 Omani Rial per person
  • Boating (Paddle / Motor / Kayak) or other paid activities at Wadi Darbat
  • Entrance fees to Sumhuram Archaeological site, Taqa Castle is not included

Additional information

  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

January 2022

Saw dolphin . Was an amazing experience . Very well organised and timely tours . Also did wadi darabat and UNESCO site . Very informative and friendly guides . Highly recommended

December 2021

Best trip of my life and the guides where very nice and helpful and shared their knowledge. The landscapes and natural wonders are underrated and I recommend everyone to try this amazing trip!!

November 2021

We did 2 full days one east and one west, and I have to say these were one of the most magical tours we’ve done. We had an amazing time with our tour guide- Ahmed who is one of the most genuine people you can find. He took us to the usual touristic places and he didn’t stop there he also took us ...

Angela N
February 2020

Very professional service, good and fast comunication by WhatsApp before the tour. In time pick-up at the hotel and great day trip with guide Ahmed! In one day we covered Est and West Side of Salalah, incl. Sultan Qaboos Mosque. Ahmed told me a lot about his country and did a wonderful job in sho...

January 2020

Our trip to the East and West of Salalah was beyond Amazing! Ahmed was very accommodative and did an outstanding job in welcoming us to Salalah and guiding us through the various sites! He had a thorough knowledge of all the sites and helped us have a memorable experience. We highly recommend Ahm...

Javed R
December 2019

I visited Salalah on 25th Dec 2019 for a day only. I explored Salalah for a day using Mr. Ahmed as our tour guide. Mr. Ahmed was very helpful, punctual and knows all spots that can be covered by tourists. I’m very satisfied with his service and highly recommended his service for anyone that trave...

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