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Saudi Arabia Exploration Tour

KSA06: 12 Days Riyadh - Abha - Najran - Abha - Tabuk - Al Jouf - Hail - Jeddah

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival at Riyadh, Airport pick up
Welcome to Saudi Arabia! Your tour will begin from Riyadh, the capital in the western part of the country. At RUH-King Khaled International Airport, you will meet our private guide and the driver for you. They will give you a warm greeting and send you to the hotel we arranged ahead in Riyadh. We would reach the hotel in half an hour.

Accommodation: Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences (4 stars)

Day 2: Riyadh historical city tour
The first stop of Riyadh holiday packages is Al Masmak Museum, a vital historical fort witnessed the rise of the royal family of Saudi Arabia. The old pictures, weapons, daily uses and other relics in the totally mud castle show you the Saudi history that you cannot know in other sites. Then Al Murabba Palace, also a historical spot that used to the royal palace. This afternoon we'll go for National Museum of Saudi Arabia, one of the best museums in the Middle East. It exhibits everything about Arabic history, culture and arts, including rock carvings, inscriptions, sculptures, mural pieces, etc. The National Museum Park is also beautiful with lush trees. Finally we'll go to Dira Souq, a traditional market of Saudi things.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences (4 stars)

Day 3: Fly to Abha, Airport pick up & Abha city tour
Today, extend the Saudi Arabia holiday packages from Riyadh to Abha, the summer resort of the country, by air. The driver and the guide in Riyadh will send you to take the flight, and your driver and the guide in Abha will pick you up on your arrival. We are then to stroll at Basket Market, to see hand-woven baskets of all varieties and colors. Muftaha Village, the popular art center, is also an attraction we would not miss. At last, Shada Palace is a museum now displaying old historical records, agricultural tools, weapons, jewelries, etc.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Abha Palace (5 stars)

Day 4: Abha city tour
Drive for 40 minutes or so to get to Mount Souda. There're luxuriant forests rare in Saudi Arabia, which would leave you an unforgettable impression with great natural scenery. Going through winding mountain roads, we will go to the mountain foot and reach the summit by the caber car, which will be a long trip to overlook the green mountain as the cable route is 7 km (4.3 miles) long. After that, we're going to well-known Al Habala Village, a heritage site on the precipice.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Abha Palace (5 stars)

Day 5: Private transfer from Abha to Najran
We will head to Najran, which shall take around 4 hours. On the way, we'll stop over to visit Bin Hamsan Traditional Village. It is an Arabic historical place housing quite many old buildings, such as the stone tower. The museum here exhibits local agricultural tools, women's ornaments, cookers, etc. in the past to show the local life and its development. There is also a traditional restaurant and a souvenir shop. After we arrive in Najran and take a short break in the hotel, we'll visit Al Akhdood Museum, Al Aan Palace, Mud Houses, Dam, Emara Palace and Dagger Souq. Al Akhdood Museum is the stone fort to be the landmark of this city, which was mentioned in the Koran.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hyatt Najran Hotel (4 stars)

Day 6: Najran city tour
We are going to take a city tour today in Najran, first to the sites Bir Hima and Al Fau. In addition to the famous old wells, we will see great rock paintings of cattle, sheep, camels, horses and so on that was made centuries before Christ at Bir Hima. As for Al Fau, there are ruins of dry wells and good systems for irrigation and water storage.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hyatt Najran Hotel (4 stars)

Day 7: Private transfer from Najran to Abha, Fly to Tabuk
You'll be sent to Abha airport from Najran, taking around 3 hours to cover the 240-km (150-mile) distance. You shall then get to Tabuk by plane on your own. On arrival in Tabuk, you will find your driver and your guide at local holding the board at the airport waiting for you. They will give you a friendly welcome and the airport-hotel transfer.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Swiss International Tabuk (4 stars)

Day 8: Full day tour of Hisme Valley
During today's holiday packages from Riyadh, we are to visit Hisme Valley. It's also a heritage site with hundreds of rock paintings in unique style, and hundreds pieces of Arabic inscriptions. We'll spend most of the time to explore the valley today and then drive back to Tabuk downtown for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Swiss International Tabuk (4 stars)

Day 9: Private transfer from Tabuk to Al Jouf
We will drive for around 3.5 hours to Al Jouf, on the way to visit Dumat al-Jundal as well as Omar Mosque. Dumat al-Jundal is an ancient town ruin with the old Arabic structure, becoming a must to discover the historical things in Saudi Arabia. Omar Mosque, in Dumat al-Jundal, is a stone religious architecture built in middle 7th century, named after the second caliph of Islam who was assassinated in the very place.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Raoum Inn (4 stars)

Day 10: Al Jouf city tour, Drive to Hail, Fly to Jeddah & airport pick up
We will go to Sakaka Fort and Qasr Zabal, both are old Arabic castles on high. Northwest to the Sakaka Town, we can overlook the small town in Sakaka Fort. Qasr Zabal is quite towering on a mountain top, being the landmark of the Sakaka Town, and it's said it may be constructed in the era before Islam was founded. We'll then go to Al-Rajajil, the ruin of high stone pillar complex back to the Bronze Age about 6,000 years ago. Afterwards we're going to drive through Nafud Desert to Hail, where you will transfer to a plane to Jeddah. At Jeddah airport, you'll be picked up by the local guide and the driver and transferred to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Red Sea Palace (4 stars)

Day 11: Jeddah historical city tour
We'll have an overall tour in Jeddah, the last city of the Riyadh holiday packages. We will first stroll in Al-Balad, the heritage old town area in the city. It is very traditional with a number of old buildings, offering tourists an opportunity to experience the Arabic life, especially in the markets and restaurants. You can take some photos at Historical Jeddah North Gate. There are also some new things, like the rebuilt building Beit Nassif. Later we'll shift site to the New Jeddah Corniche, the modern area by Red Sea in this city. We'll have a bicycle ride along the coast, and reach the Floating Mosque at the end. Standing on the the fancy white Islamic architecture, you can fully feast your eyes on Red Sea.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Red Sea Palace (4 stars)

Day 12: Departure from Jeddah, Airport see-off
Today, the driver and the guide will drop you off to the airport on time. Wish you a happy voyage home!

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Prices

10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before

Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Year Round$9549 $8594$8139 $7325
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • The above prices are not applied for Christmas, New Year and Easter.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Pick-up and drop-off service at the airport.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Service of English speaking local guides per the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transfers in private air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver.
  • Economy class airfare of Riyadh - Abha - Tabuk; Hail - Jeddah.
  • Monuments Entrance fees per the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Saudi Arabia.
  • Personal expenses (insurance, laundry, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Saudi Arabia Visa Fee.
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