Madain Saleh - photo by Ahmad AlHasanat

Saudi Arabia

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Explore the history and culture of Saudi Arabia with experienced guides, taking in the sights and sounds of Jeddah, Al Ula and Riyadh. On this 8-day trip you will explore the ancient architecture, museums, local arts and crafts and a geological side of Saudi Arabia that many never see.

Check out this stunning video of ariel footage over the Kingdom.

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All about the Saudi Arabia.

Explore the history and culture of Saudi Arabia with experienced guides, taking in the sights and sounds of Jeddah, Al Ula and Riyadh.  On this 8-day trip you will explore the ancient architecture, museums, local arts and crafts and a geological side of Saudi Arabia that many never see.

Highlights:

  • The spectacular view at the ‘Edge of the World’
  • The historical area of Jeddah, Al-Balad
  • Camel racing festival
  • The impressive archaeological site of Madain Saleh

Start Point: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
End Point: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Maximum number of people: 10

 

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All accommodation (3 or 4 star hotels in towns and cities or fully equipped camp – Al Ula)
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Transport/transfers
  • English speaking accompanying guide
  • Local guides in each region
  • Entrance fees
  • Visa support (if required)
  • Internal flight as listed (Riyadh to Tabuk)
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Any visa fees
  • Insurance
  • International Flights
  • Other meals
  • Other drinks
  • Tips
  1. Day 1 Riyadh

    Arrive in Riyadh. We suggest a morning arrival time.

    Transfer to Hotel for briefing.

    In the afternoon we will then visit the “Edge of the World”, a spectacular 300 metre high viewpoint offering views over a vast plain which used to be the ocean sea bed many, many years ago.

    Return to Hotel

    Overnight in Riyadh.

  2. Day 2 Riyadh - Tabuk

    Morning visit to Ad Diriyah village on the outskirts of Riyadh. The UNESCO world heritage site is where the history of Al Saud Dynasty began.

    (note that at the time of writing the area is closed due to restoration work but should be open for the time of the trip).

    This will be followed by Masmak fort, one of the most important monuments in the city of Riyadh. The fort was captured by the Saud family in 1902, the start of the Saud family rule of the region.

    We will have time to visit the Al Zal Souq.

  3. Day 3 Tabuk

    A day spent trying to get a feel of what it is like to live in the deserts of Saudi Arabia in the 21st century. The day will have a very early start and we will head out for 20km to a spot where camel racing festivals occur every other Friday throughout the winter. The camel racing is very traditional, the spectators following the race in their 4x4s through the desert is more modern.

    After the early morning races we will explore the Bajda mountains and Jubb canyon visiting a natural arch, 1300 year old rock inscriptions, sand dunes and some of the most diverse desert scenery in Saudi Arabia.

    Overnight in Tabuk

  4. Day 4 Tabuk – Wadi Dissah – Al Ula

    A day trip to visit the wonderful scenery of Wadi Dissah, one of Saudi Arabia’s less known highlights. The valley walls stretch up to 500 metres high and the bottom of the Wadi has patches of lush green fed by a river.

    Overnight in Al Ula at fully equipped camp.

  5. Day 5 Al Ula

    A day visiting some of the highlights of all of Saudi Arabia.

    This includes the archaeological site of Madain Saleh. After Petra, the grandest of all Nabatean archaeological sites.

    Also you will be shown the Hejaz railway and Dedan.

    Finally as the sun fades visit Elephant rock for photos.

    (note that the Maiden Salah tours are conducted by a third party government agency rather than our guides)

    Overnight in Al Ula at fully equipped camp

  6. Day 6 Al Ula - Medina

    A morning drive to Medina.

    Once in Medina we will be able to visit the museum, spend some time at mount Uhud, an important location in the foundation story of Islam. Finally we will visit the Qiba street which bisects the two most important locations of Medina in the Grand Mosque and the Qiba Mosque.

    Overnight in Medina

  7. Day 7 Medina - Jeddah

    Morning drive from Medina to Jeddah. Once in Jeddah visit the waterfront followed by a tour of the Al Balad district, the most traditional part of this old trading city and now a UNESCO site.

    Overnight in Jeddah

  8. Day 8 Jeddah - End

    End of trip. Transfer to airport for flight home

Accommodation

We do not and cannot offer a uniform accommodation standard on our itineraries. We consider comfort, location, design, character, historical interest and whether the money we spend will go into the pockets of the local community when we make our choices of where to stay.
The accommodation will be based on 2 people sharing.
An optional single supplement is available for US$600.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Included in the price:
  • All accommodation (3 or 4-star hotels and one night of camping)
  • All meals
  • Bottled water
  • Transport/transfers
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Visa support (if required)
  • Internal flight as listed (Jeddah to Madina)
Not included in the price:
  • Any visa fees
  • Insurance
  • International Flights
  • Other Drinks
  • Tips

We do not directly arrange international flights to Saudi Arabia. We can suggest routes and operators.

We do not arrange Saudi Arabia visas directly. For most nationalities, there is a simple e-visa system.

Breakfast and bottled water is included. Other meals and drinks are not

When we choose our vehicles and drivers we take into consideration the road conditions, the length of journey and the competence of the man behind the wheel. Your comfort and enjoyment of the journey is the first priority.

On this trip you will be accompanied by a licenced English speaking local guide. This allows for greater security and means that there will always be someone on hand to help or assist you.

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Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
February 15, 2023 - February 22, 2023
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