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Visit Oman in Summer for a Bowl of Halwa & History

Hands-on engagement to trace the origins and culinary secrets of Halwa in Salalah.

Escape the summer heat to enjoy some soulful halwa, from a recipe straight out of history books. Follow us to Oman for a memory that will linger like the sweetness of saffron and cardamom, a part of this special delicacy.

Halva (also halvah, halwa حلوا) is a confectionery originating from Persia. A reference to halvah appeared in the 7th century, referring to a mixture of mashed dates with milk. It gradually spread throughout the Middle East and South Asia as a much-loved dessert.

Learn everything about the art of cooking Halwa, from the traditional ingredients to its cultural significance in Oman. Live your Middle Eastern culinary fantasy with the scent of flour roasting in ghee. Get your sleeves up as you get the opportunity to get hands-on with the cooking process from scratch.

For lunch enjoy delicious local cuisine while the guide shares fascinating stories about Beautiful Salalah Oman.

Tour Plan/Itinerary

  • Meet your guide at the designated meeting point in Salalah.
  • Begin your halwa-making experience with a warm welcome from local experts.
  • Learn about the history and significance of halwa in Omani culture, as well as the traditional ingredients used in its preparation.
  • Engage in a hands-on demonstration, where local experts guide you through the process of making halwa from scratch.
  • Select the finest ingredients to master the intricate techniques involved.
  • Enjoy a tasting session, savoring the rich aroma of cardamom and saffron and the sweet flavors of honey and ghee.
  • Interact with friendly locals, sharing stories and insights about the art of making halwa in Salalah.
  • Conclude your halwa-making experience with a heartfelt farewell from your hosts, and receive a certificate or souvenir to commemorate your culinary adventure.

Optional: Explore the local area or enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant to complete your Salalah experience.

Meeting Point: Any hotels of Salalah city

Inclusions

  • Local tour guide
  • Halwa making ingredients
  • Halwa for tasting
  • Refreshments
  • Transportation from the hotels

Exclusions

  • Meals

Add – ons

  • Traditional authentic Breakfast or Lunch or Dinner

The Difficulty Meter: 1/10

Fitness Level: Easy

Group size: from 4 to 24 pax

Not recommended for people with serious medical conditions like – diabetes, pregnancy, etc.

Price point

  • Shared tour price – OMR 19.50 without transfer
  • Shared tour price – OMR 20 with transfer (Minimum 4 people required for this shared price and shared trip)
  • Private Adult Morning/Evening Trip: OMR 3160 for 2 persons inclusive of VAT
  • Private Adult Morning/Evening Trip: OMR 227.50 for 4 persons inclusive of VAT
2 - 3 hours
6+ Age
  • Destination

  • Departure

    Any hotels of Salalah city
  • Departure Time

    Morning slot: 8:30 - 9:00 am, Afternoon: 2 - 2:30 pm
  • Return Time

    Morning slot: 12 pm, Afternoon: 5:30 pm
  • Dress Code

    Wear comfortable polyester clothes that are not easily stuck in plants, A small carry bag for your needs, Cap for sun protection, Sports shoes, Refillable water bottle