The Empty Quarter and Lost City of Ubar

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# The Empty Quarter and Lost City of Ubar

Start the tour in the morning hours by 4×4 vehicle and drive towards the “Qara” mountain range with its spectacular view of the Salalah plains dotted with thick shrub and woodland. After having a small break in Thumrait town, which was famous as a Bedouin settlement, proceed west on graded road crossing the huge gravel desert of “Al Nejd”. Visit the “Lost City of Ubar” (UNESCO World heritage site), 175km away from Salalah. This legendary ancient kingdom, known as Ubar, was said to have existed in one of the most inhospitable places on earth – a vast and forbidding Rub Al Khali desert, appropriately known as the Empty Quarter. According to myth, the desert swallowed up Ubar. Quite literally, it sank without trace -becoming the fabled “Atlantis of the Sands.” This once buried city, which was spotted by satellite, gives you a glimpse of the value of work carried out by a team of explorers in 1992, led by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. After walking around the site proceed to the Empty Quarter to experience the “biggest sand desert in the World” by rambling on fascinating sand dunes. A breath-taking overview of the vast desert awaits you on the top of the dunes. On the way back to Salalah, drive into Wadi “Dawka” (UNESCO World heritage site) known as the “Frankincense Wadi”, which is also well-known as the biggest collection of the naturally grown Frankincense trees in the region. Experience the Frankincense and its use in the past as well as in the modern World. Return to the hotel.

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Per person sharing a double / twin room

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Inclusions & Exclusions

INCLUDES:

Guide:
  • English, Italian, German, French, Spanish speaking guide during all the excursion days.

Hotels and meals:

  • Accommodation in selected hotels on Bed & breakfast, Half board or Full board basis.  

Air-condition transportation with professionals drivers:

  • Airport transfers with English speaking drivers
  • Saloon Car/4x4/Van/minibus/Coach as per the program (vehicle according to the number of pax and the locations) 
  • 4x4 Jeep Shuttles if required

Others:

  • Supply of drinking water in the vehicle  
  • All entrance fees as per the program 

NOT INCLUDES:

  • International flights  
  • Visa charges  
  • Early check-in & Late check-out.
  • Any other meals not mentioned as included  
  • Any item of personal nature.
  • All beverages unless stated otherwise.
  • Tips and porterage (if the service is good, we recommend clients to tip as follows):

Guide:   6-8 usd/pax/day

Drivers: 3-4 usd/pax/day

Availability at hotels is subject to confirmation of the tour and travel dates

Payment Policy

Please note we require 50% of the payment on confirmation and the balance 4 weeks prior to arrival or the full payment can be settled on confirmation.

Payment Methods                                                         

Bank transfer.

Cancellation Policy
  • 45 days prior to the arrival = 60% of the total amount
  • 44 – 30 days prior to the arrival = 80% of the total amount
  • 29 – 00 days prior to the arrival = 100% of the total amount

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