Explore the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Small group
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There are few places in the world that could be described as outside the reaches of tourism, and Saudi Arabia may be one of them. Images of desert adventures or busy souks are only one side of this eclectic country, known as the birthplace of Islam. This trip will introduce a Saudi Arabia of high mountains, chaotic camel markets, diverse food and a history that spans prehistoric rock art, the ancient spice trade and Lawrence’s Arabian deserts.

AlUla – Discover this ancient Nabatean city, second in size only to Petra, in the middle of the desert

Al Bahah – Experience the mountainous side of Saudi in this region of cave-dwellings, hidden villages and hairpin roads

Jeddah – Explore the atmospheric alleyways of the UNESCO-listed old town, and get some Red Sea air on the coast


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ.

DAY 1 – Join trip in Riyadh
DAY 2 – Discover the old and new faces of Riyadh; walking tour with a Saudi lady
DAY 3 – Visit the Ushaiqer Heritage Village; drive to Buraidah
DAY 4 – Experience the Buraidah camel market; drive to Ha’il
DAY 5 – Discover the UNESCO-listed rock carvings at Jubbah; drive to AlUla and our desert accommodation
DAY 6 – Visit the Nabatean city of Hegra and the Lion Tombs of Dedan
DAY 7 – Drive through the desert, and past the Sarawat Mountains, to Medina
DAY 8 – Walk at the Al Wahbah crater; continue by bus to Ta’if
DAY 9 – Explore Ta’if; continue into the mountains at Al Bahah
DAY 10 – Visit the unexpected mountain village of Thee Ain
DAY 11 – Drive to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s second largest city on the Red Sea
DAY 12 – Walking tour of the UNESCO-listed old town; traditional evening meal
DAY 13 – Trip ends in Jeddah


Breakfast: 12

Lunch: 2

Dinner: 4


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10 nights comfortable hotel

2 nights premium hotel


Full on


Trip maximum 16




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