Khasab Town & Bukha

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Depart the pier in air-conditioned coaches or microbuses and begin your tour with an orientation drive of Khasab and its surrounding areas.

Visit this picturesque Khasab fort built in the 17th century by the Portuguese seeking dominion over the maritime trade in the Strait of Hormuz.

The fort was erected to prevent attacks from the sea. Teak wood from India was used for its construction and the roof was fashioned from a mix of palm leaves and clay. Within its low, crenulated walls, the fort contains a large central tower, which is thought to pre-date the fort itself.

The structure you see today is the result of extensive restoration work carried out in the late 20th century.

The fort’s location offers excellent views and photo opportunities. Leaving the fort, proceed along the coastal road to Bukha, which borders the Emirate of Ras al Khaima.

The approximately one-hour drive offers spectacular scenery. Various stops provide great photo opportunities of this ruggedly beautiful region.

Overlooking the sea and with a backdrop of mountains, Bukha Fort enjoys an attractive setting. Rising above Bukha is one of the area’s numerous watchtowers.

Return to Khasab with a stop for refreshments en route

 

Special Notes:
Comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunglasses recommended.

Tour involves moderate walking with some steps at the forts.

Suitable for elderly people and physically assisted.

Shopping in Khasab is very limited and geared mainly to residents.

Shops close at 1:00 p.m. and re-open at 4:00 p.m.

Very limited number of buses available.

Tour can be operated in the afternoon as well

 

Tour Timings:

Tours begin at times suitable for the ship's arrival in port. The breakdown of the excursions is as follows:

00hr00 -> Excursion departs from Khasab Port

00hr00 -> 00hr45 Orientation drive of Khasab town
00hr45 -> 01hr15 Visit Khasab fort
01hr15 -> 02hr15 Drive to Bukha with photo stop along the way
02hr15 -> 02hr45 Visit Bukha fort
02hr45 -> 03hr00 Drive to refreshment stop
03hr00 -> 03hr15 Refreshment stop
03hr15 -> 04hr00 Drive to the port

 

 

 

Tour Details

Tour Name:
Khasab Town & Bukha

sightseeing tour
Cultural Shore Tours

Tour ID:
KHS-01

Duration:
Approximately 04hr00

easy excursionwheelchair accessible

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