WT-Yemen 02: 12 Days Tour of Yemen: Sanaa - Marib - Shibam - Sayun - Tarim - Ainat - Al-Mukalla - Bir Ali - Aden - Habban - Taiz - Al-Djanad - Djiblah - Al-Hajjarah - Beit Baus - Al-Raudhah - Zabid - Al-HodaidahDay 1: Arrival in Yemen
Yemen has a long recorded history of 3000 years and it is also one of the ancient civilianization cradles in Arab world. You will fly to Sanaa, the capital city of Yemen. Sanaa is famous for its ancient city, earning the name of “Arab pearl” and “Spring City”. Upon arrival, you will take a rest at the hotel.
Day 2: Sanaa
The old city of Sanaa, with the fame of the World Culture Heritage, is the typical representative of Islamic Arab architectural style. It is still well protected, which is as charming as sculpture and painting works. The ancient Arab even regarded it as the core district in the old days. You will walk along the old city and visit the National Museum in the afternoon.
Day 3: Shibam
You will firstly go to Wadi Dhahr to see the rock palace of the Imam and take the bus to look around the Thula and Kaukaban mountain fortress. After lunch, you will walk down the mountain and head to Shibam. At last, you will return to Sanaa.
Day 4: Al-Hajjarah - Al-Hodaidah
Transfer to Haraz/Manakha to tour around the famous village, Al-Hajjarah, and pilgrimage place of the Bohra sect Al-Hoteip. In the afternoon, you will leave for Al-Hodaidah by bus.
Day 5: Zabid - Taiz
The morning tour will begin with the visit of the fish market in Al-Hodaidah to learn about local residents’ life. After that, you will go to the Friday market of Bait Al-Faqih by bus. Before moving to Taiz, you will pay a visit to the old city, Zabid.
Day 6: Mountain Djabal Saber
The whole day will spend in Taiz. The first station is the noted Ashrafiyah Mosque, and then you will have a trip to the mountain Djabal Saber. After that, you will also look around the local traditional market.
Day 7: Djiblah - Sanaa
Early in the morning, you will get to the national market in Wadi Dhabab and then take the bus to Djiblah to admire the old city there. In the afternoon, you will go back to Sanaa.
You will ride to Taiz to visit the noted Ashrafiyah Mosque and then move to mountain Djabal Saber. After that, you will also have fun in the traditional market.
Day 8: Beit Baus-Al - Raudhah
In the morning, you are going to visit the Beit Baus village and the Al-Raudhah village near Sanaa. After lunch, you are free to make your own schedule. You can choose to rest in the hotel or wander around to purchase some souvenirs for your family or friends.
Day 9: Departure from Yemen Shibam
After free activity in the morning, you will transfer to the airport and take a flight departing from Yemen.
Firstly, you will have a trip to see Wadi Dhahr and rock palace of the Imam. After that, you will ride to visit the mountain fortress of Thula and Kaukaban and walk to Shibam after dinner. You will get back to Sanaa when you arrive in Shibam.
Day 10: Al-Hajjarah - Sanaa
Today, you will transfer to Haraz/Manakha to admire the famous Al-Hajjarah village and pilgrimage place of the Bohra sect Al-Hoteip. Then go back to Sanaa in the afternoon.
Day 11: Beit Baus - Al-Raudhah
In the morning, you are going to visit the Beit Baus village and the Al-Raudhah village near Sanaa. This afternoon, you will be free to make your own schedule. You can choose to rest in the hotel or go shopping to purchase some souvenirs and gifts for friends and relatives.
Day 12: Departure from Yemen
After breakfast, you will leave Yemen by plane and put an end to this memorable trip.