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KSA05: 14 Days Jeddah - Abha - Al Ula (Madain Saleh) - Al Jouf - Hail - Riyadh - Al Hafuf (Al-Ahsa Oasis) - Dammam

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 Jeddah, airport pick up
Thanks for choosing our Saudi Arabia vacation packages! Please fly to Jeddah, the 2nd largest city in Saudi Arabia on your own. Our guide and the driver based there will pick you up at JED-King Abdulaziz International Airport and send you to the hotel in downtown.

Accommodation: Red Sea Palace (4 stars)

Day 2: Jeddah historical city tour
After breakfast, we'll start our Saudi Arabia vacation packages in the old city. We'll go to Historical Jeddah - Al-Balad, to trace the traditional Saudi lifestyle in these old buildings. There're also some refurbished structures, such as Beit Nassif. Historical Jeddah North Gate is also a popular photo point here. Then we'll take a bicycle to enjoy littoral landscapes. We will ride along the coast of New Jeddah Corniche to see the modern aspect of the old city, like wide coastal avenue, public entertainment places, giant sculptures, and at last, the Floating Mosque, an attractive site in white over the Red Sea.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Red Sea Palace (4 stars)

Day 3: Fly to Abha, airport pick up & Abha highlight tour
On the way to Jeddah airport, we'll visit Fish Market at first. You will then fly to Abha, and be picked up by local guide and the local driver upon arrival. After settling down at the hotel and a short break, we're going to Basket Market. You'll find kinds of very special hand-woven baskets in a wide variety of colors. Next, at Muftaha Village, you will know much about Saudi arts and their developments. Finally, we'll go to Shada Palace, also a museum with a large number of relics.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Abha Palace (5 stars)

Day 4: Abha city tour
We are to visit Mount Souda, Middle East's highest mountain with lush trees and grasses. We'll drive to its foot in 40 minutes, and then get to its top by caber car. You would definitely marvel at the natural beauty here. And we will go for visiting old Al Habala Village on a very high cliff.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Abha Palace (5 stars)

Day 5: Fly to Al Ula, airport pick up & Al Ula tour
We will escort you to the airport for flying to Al Ula, the next destination on our Saudi Arabia vacations. As long as you are picked up at Al Ula airport, we'll drive to visit Old Mud House and Elephant Rock in the desert. These special mud houses are the feature of Middle East. And Elephant Rock is a natural wonder at local, which is very huge and magnificent in the shape of an elephant, especially at sunset. You're free then.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Madkhil Camp (4 stars)

Day 6: Madain Saleh tour
Hotel pick-up. Then we'll head to Madain Saleh, or Al Hijr. It's a world heritage as it's the largest ruins of Nabatean civilization. Used to be a trading post on an old commercial route, there are the remains of houses and markets. Nabatean had a good talent on hydraulic engineering, so the water reservoir and wells are also visit-worthy. What's more, we will see ruins of palaces, special palace for girls, and more than 100 tombs; in particular, these rock tombs carved artistically.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Madkhil Camp (4 stars)

Day 7: Drive to Al Jouf & sightseeing tour enroute
We are going to leave Al Ula for Al Jouf today. On the way driving to Al Jouf, we will drop by Taima to visit Haddaj Water Well, Al Hamra Palace and Radham Fort. Afterwards we'll continue driving to the old town Dowmat Al Jandal in Al Jouf, where we'll visit its landmark - Marid Castle, an ancient stone fortress. We'll then visit 7th-century Omar Mosque, the oldest mosque in northern Saudi Arabia.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Garden Plaza Hotel (4 stars)

Day 8: Al Jouf city tour, Drive to Hail
We will tour Al Jouf city today. We'll first go to Sakaka Fort on a highland to overlook Sakaka, the largest town of Al Jouf. We'll also visit Qasr Zaa'bal, another old castle standing on stony mountain, which is the eye-catching landmark of Sakaka; and Al-Rajajil, a site with many stone pillars dated back to about 6,000 years ago. After that, we'll drive through Nafud Desert to Hail. In the desert, we'll see the stone inscriptions and rock paintings of camels, lions and other local wildlife at Jubbah. When arriving in Hail, send you directly to the hotel for a good rest to replenish energy for the following Saudi Arabia vacations.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Golden Tulip Ha'il (4 stars)

Day 9: Drive to Qassim Oyoon Al Jawa
In Hail, we're to see Oraif and Qishla Forts from the outside. And then we'll get to Qassim Oyoon Al Jawa after about 2.5-hour drive. We're going to spend the rest time today in the city to visit Oyoon Al Jawa Mosawgef Souq and Shenana Tower.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Golden Tulip Ha'il (4 stars)

Day 10: Drive to Riyadh & Riyadh tour
We will drive to Riyadh, the capital of the country, taking around 6 hours in total. On the way, we'll visit Ushaiger, one of the oldest villages in Najd region, and an important post for pilgrims from Kuwait, Iraq and Iran to Mecca. You can take a leisurely stroll to admire over 400 mud houses and 25 mosques. We will also make a stop at Old Walls in Shagra. The old walls were built to defeat enemies in the early 18th century.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences (4 stars)

Day 11: Riyadh city tour
Today we will visit Old Diriyah first, the cradle of the Saudi Dynasty as well as the country. It's a heritage town with quite a lot of historical architecture. We'll visit Kingdom Tower as well, the skyscraper and the financial center of Saudi Arabia. You can have lunch at a nearby restaurant on your own. After lunch, we will go to The Al Rajhi Grand Mosque and The King Fahd National Library; both of them are typical Arabic architecture but with different functions.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences (4 stars)

Day 12: Private transfer to Al Ahsa Oasis
We'll go on our following Saudi Arabia vacation packages to Al Ahsa Oasis northwest to Al Hafuf. In a distance of 350 km (217.5 miles) from Riyadh, we'll spend 3.5 hours to get there. Al Ahsa Oasis, highly praised by UNSECO, is a popular attraction in the desert. More like a town, there are small oases, canals, wells, springs, old buildings and two main archaeological sites, etc. surrounded by woods of millions of date palms. Later we will get to downtown Al Hafuf to visit Ibrahim Palace, a historical barrack as well as the local headquarter of Ottoman army in ancient.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences (4 stars)

Day 13: Drive to Dammam, Visit King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture
We will leave for Dammam with 2-hour drive. On arrival in Dammam, we're going to visit King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, or called Ithra, housing a museum, Children's Museum, library, theaters, galleries and exhibition halls, etc.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Wyndham Garden Dammam (4 stars)

Day 14: Departure from Dammam, Airport see-off
According to your flight time, the guide and the driver will transfer you to the Dammam airport. Our service ends here. Wish you a happy journey home!

Meals: Breakfast

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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.
  • Economy class airfare of Jeddah - Abha - Al Ula.
  • All transfers in private A/C vehicle with experienced driver.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 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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