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Address: Salalah, Oman
Description: An ancient trade route with remains of the caravan oasis and trading ports.
An ancient trade route with remains of the caravan oasis and trading ports.
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An Exciting Find

We came to this trail and visited and found trees and had a detailed explanation of Frankinsense. Our guide was quite emotional in displaying and depicting the worth and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We came to this trail and visited and found trees and had a detailed explanation of Frankinsense. Our guide was quite emotional in displaying and depicting the worth and relevance of the history of frankinsense. Yes of benefit and enjoyable in the broader tour .

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Philadelphia, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I guess when you come to Salalah you should see a frankincense tree, but it was a long trip to see very little. The guide explained how they get frankincense from the tree and the process used for the sap to become crystals. Apparently, the best frankincense in the world comes from Salalah. But unless you are visiting many sites... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

not much of a trail more a few acres planted with tended trees. Not exciting. Free toilet Walk around short path and see trees in the distance. Mmmm

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Salalah is the land of Frankincense, so coming here without seeing a plan is unbelivable...saing that out tour was not a proper tour: we drove uphill western to Salalah on a street with a really scenary lendscape; sometimes we also stopped to view the sea down under the cliff, really beautiful...then, when we spot some Frankincense trees our guide stopped,... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Nothing really something and absolutely overpriced. It was a tour organised by Oman Air travel agency. The guide himself was nice and polite, but all together, do not expect much to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Like everything else in Salalah, you're on your own in this. Do your reading and enjoy the scenic route. We had a great guide with us (Abu Mussallam, a Dhofari native with good english, tel: +968 9949 3655) who took us to the interesting spots.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is an archaeological site; apparently belongs to B.C era. Worth visiting this place. Frankincense is a perfume which is manufactured from a tree bark. This tree grows well in this part of the world. Therefore it was a major export activity in this region and frankincense was exported to India & China through sea routes from here. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We were staying at the Hilton Resort. Through a bit of asking around we found a local guide who took us on a day trip to the eastern side of Salalah. We visited Taqah, Mirbad, Sumharan, etc. Our guide Mohammed was very courteous, pleasant and made us feel very welcome at all times. He drives a Landcruiser SUV and thus... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Interesting stop on a rocky part close to the main road, to see these trees. Didnt know these were only grown in Oman, Somalia and Yemen. Our guide was good at giving us the full story. We would have loved to go in a place where they would have been more trees but overall good discovery.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

When you stop at a lonely tree at the side of the road and spend 15 minutes gazing at it whilst the guide goes into a dialogue about the facts, you just know the rest of the tour is going to be uneventful.

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Address: Address: Salalah, Oman
Location: Middle East  >  Oman  >  Dhofar Governorate  >  Salalah

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