Desert Adventure (8h)
- Important Info
Venture deep into the Rub al Khali on a guided tour of the biggest sand desert on earth. Visit frankincense tree plantations, a camel farm, and a UNESCO heritage archaeological site, the lost city of Ubar.
At a Glance
- Explore the biggest sand desert on earth
- Learn how frankincense is produced at a plantation
- See the magnificent black camel at a farm
- Discover the Lost City of Ubar
What You Can Expect
Drive northwards to reach the sand dunes of the Rub Al Khali Desert (Empty Quarter), the biggest sand desert on earth. Today’s highlight a visit to what is believed to be the lost village of Ubar, which was located by the infrared cameras of a space shuttle. The city of Ubar is mentioned in the Quran as being sunken in the sands by God for the godless behaviour of its residents. Nevertheless the Atlantis of the sands remains a mystery to date.
On the way back to Salalah stop at a black camel farm and then at a frankincense tree plantation,, where the resin is harvested by hand. Today incense cannot come near to the importance it had between 1000 and 1700 A.D., however it is as famous as ever.
- Private full-day tour
- Picnic lunch
- Entrance fees
Operation Days: Daily
Duration: 8 hours
Departure Timings: 07:30 h
Meeting Point: Your hotel or accommodation in Salalah
Distance: 480 km
Know Before You Go
- Tour in a 4WD
- Before photographing any local residents, kindly ask their permission
- Lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year
- A picnic lunch will be provided for you to enjoy on the trip
- Personal expenses
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.