To enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Salalah you need not always go for long drives. Walk down a creek, up the valleys, on the sandy beaches, or near the coastal areas and discover Dhofar’s natural wonders that you tend to miss while on a drive. One of the most interesting treks in Salalah is to follow the frankincense trail in the valleys.
Wadi Darbat, which is one of the most visited places during the Khareef, is also a great place for trekking. And if you do not mind the long hours of walks and care less about the tired legs then go up along the cliffs of Jabal Samhan range and trek for 5-6 hours. Jabal Samhan Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in Dhofar where you might spot some porcupines and gazelles if you are lucky.
History lovers can opt for a heritage walk at Al Baleed Archaeological Site or at ruins of Sumuharam where the tranquil Khor Rori lies. Apart from these there are several other random walking tracks on the meandering green mountains. Choose one and immerse yourself in nature.
And once done come back to the hustle and bustle of the city life where you can take a leisurely walk inside Al Husn souq. Pick a souvenir or a packet of bukhoor and frankincense.