Abha, Najran, Riyadh, Al Ula & Jeddah
History & Culture, Off the Beaten
Saudi had just opened for tourism at the end of 2019. Apart from being best known as the birthplace of Islam, Saudi is also blessed with unique historical and cultural heritage. Even for the most jaded travellers to exotic destination, the warmth and hospitality of the locals are what make the trip truly amazing.
This trip explores Saleh Madain, which like Petra is a stunning archaeological site left behind Nabatean along the ancient Frankincense trail except that it has only a small fraction of the tourists. Abha and Najran region is blessed with its mountainous landscape, unique mud architectures and colourful traditions. We will also visit Riyadh and Jeddah with their distinctly different flavours.
Twin Sharing: S$ 13,980/-
Single Supplement: S$ 3,055/-
Minimum 10 persons to depart
Early Bird Promotion
First 3 bookings with deposit enjoy complimentary room upgrade to Deluxe Sea View Room in The Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah for 2 nights
*Registration Closing Date
TBC or when tour is fully subscribed
Suggested flight to arrive Abha
4 Dec FZ813 11.35-13.40 Dubai-Abha 3h 5m (Fly Dubai)
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. You will have time in the afternoon to explore the beautifully colourful cultural village of Ben Hamsan and enjoy a welcome dinner here.
Embark on a ½-day hike into the surrounding mountains and visit mult-storied Yemen-styled villages. After picnic lunch, return to Abha and spend late afternoon to visit Shada Palace, Basket, Dagger Market and Muftaha Art Village. This evening, be treated to an unique Arabia experience of being hosted in a local family home.
Start early today and drive 3½ hours or so to Najran. En route, you will visit more villages, many with unique Yemeni-influenced mud architecture. At the end of the day, we transfer to the airport for your onwards flight.
Domestic Flight: Najran / Riyadh
On arrival, we transfer to the hotel to rest.
The capital of Saudi had witnessed key moments in the country’s history. Today, it is also home to mammoth projects that propel Saudi into impressive modernity. In the morning, visit Musmak Fort where King Saud started his conquest to unite the country. Then explore Dira Souq and be guided through the excellent National Museum. In the afternoon, visit Dirriyyah Old City the birthplace if Saudi Arabia and an UNESCO Old Heritage site. Return to Riyadh for sunset at the Link Bridge of Kingdom Tower.
Transfer to airport for flight to Al Ula
Domestic Flight: Riyadh / Al Ula
Upon arrival in Al Ula, we transfer to your luxury tented camp. In the afternoon, we will visit Al Ula Heritage Village with 8 centuries of history and Abu Raeid Museum. Late afternoon, enjoy a great view from Hurat Alouird.
Highlight of the trip this morning as we explore Saleh Madain, which like Petra is a stunning archaeological site left behind Nabatean along the ancient Frankincense trail except that it has only a small fraction of the tourists. You will visit Al Diwan, the Siq, Qasr Al Bint, Qasr Farid, Qasr Saneh and the Hejaz railway station. In the afternoon, you have 2 options. For the history buff, visit Dadan, an archaeological site dating back 8000 years or you may just relax and enjoy the unique scenery at Elephant Rock. Late afternoon, we transfer to the airport for your flight.
Domestic Flight: Al Ula / Jeddah
Upon arrival in Jeddah, we transfer to your hotel to rest.
Jeddah has played the key role of being the gateway to welcome pilgrims worldwide to visit Mecca. It is without doubt the most international of all cities in Saudi with a vibrant ambience.
In the morning, we visit the colourful Fish Market, Al Tayibat Museum and the Corniche. In the afternoon, enjoy our well curated walking tour of Old Jeddah visiting some of the most beautiful old houses and enjoying tea with the locals.
Visit the Historical Palace Khuzam and Daraft Safeya Binzagr Gallery. Thereafter, we transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Suggested flight to depart Jeddah
11 Dec FZ834 17.50-21.45 Jeddah-Dubai 2h 55m (Fly Dubai)
Bayat Hotel • Four Seasons • Shaden Resort • The Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah
Committed to setting new hospitality standard in Saudi Arabia, this 5-star luxury hotel is located in Khamis Mushayt, 9km from Abha Airport. (Opened: 2017; Rooms: 120)View More
Set at the iconic most prestigious address in Riyadh, apart from the usual personalized service you expect from Four Season, this hotel also offers unparalleled view of the city and the most convenient access to top sights. (Refurbished 2020; Rooms: 274)View More
Amidst the rugged beauty of the Saudi Desert and surrounded by world class archaeological site, this luxury tented resort provides a relaxing and charming stay for avid travelers looking for something unusual. (Opened: 2020; Rooms: 121)
Situated at heart the city Corniche overlooking the Red Sea and the famous King Fahd fountain, this former palace carries its heritage by welcoming guests with attentive service and luxurious amenities. (Opened: 2017; Rooms: 224)View More
Registration Closing Date: TBC or when tour is fully subscribed
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