AlUla: Hegra, Dadan, and Ikmah Highlights Tour

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Duration

1 day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

Arabic, English

About this tour

Start your tour by visiting the Hegra, also known as Madain Saleh, or Al-Ḥijr is an archaeological site located in the area of AlUla within the Al Madinah Region in the Hejaz, Saudi Arabia. A majority of the remains date from the Nabatean kingdom. The site constitutes the kingdom’s southernmost and largest settlement after Petra, it’s capital. The Archaeological Site of Al-Hijr (Madain Saleh) is the first World Heritage property to be inscribed in Saudi Arabia. Formerly known as Hegra it is the largest conserved site of the civilization of the Nabataeans south of Petra in Jordan. Then enjoy Elephant Rock, This spectacular rock formation resembles an elephant with its trunk touching the ground, is one of AlUla’s geomorphological wonders and became one of AlUla’s iconic landmarks. Then visit Jabal Ikmah, An open-air library across AlUla’s Valley, lie thousands of inscriptions in Aramaic, Dadanitic, Thamudic, Minaic and Nabataean, features one of the oldest inscriptions of the Islamic era dating back to 24AH (644 CE). Thousands of pre-Arabic inscriptions across numerous sites make AlUla an important location for studying the Arabic language. A mountain north of the AlUla Valley, AlAqra’a, features more than 450 early Arabic inscriptions. Naqsh Zuhayr, to the east, features one of the oldest inscriptions of the Islamic era — dating back to 24AH (644 CE). But no such site is more significant than Jabal Ikmah, home to the highest concentration of and most varied inscriptions in AlUla. In a beautiful desert landscape warmed by the sun, the largest “open library” in Saudi Arabia sits tucked away in a remote canyon valley. Dadan was a caravan way station for many peoples, and one of the clues that AlUla was truly a crossroads of civilisations is Jabal Ikmah, which was visited by those wishing to leave their inscriptions and offerings en route through AlUla. Records kept here — in the form of hundreds of inscriptions and carvings lining the cliff faces and rocks — ensured that Jabal Ikmah would be remembered throughout the ages. A visit to this magnificent site, with its inscriptions, thought to date as far back as the 1st millennium BCE, is a glimpse into the past. Note: sightseeing tours on Herga and Dadan & ikmah will be shared with a local tour guide and a small local group.

 

 

Highlights

  • Discover highlights of AlUla on a guided tour. Visit the archeological site, Hegra, and the famous Hijaz Railway station. See the incredible Elephant Rock, ancient Dadan, and the Jabel Ikmah mountain.
  • The tour inside the sights of Hegra and Dadan and Ikhma is by bus, and would be share with other group
  • Contact the tour provider before booking to check on the available times to book the tickets
  • This is a day tour to 2 locations.
  • First thing in the morning we start the Hegra our and then at noon we take hegra tour
  • Both tours will be taken on different times
  • Times may vary due time changes from AlUla royal commission.
  • If the time booked was not available, we will offer different timing

Included/Excluded

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • All transfers by modern air-conditioned Vehicle from your hotel in AlUla to the sights
  • Bus Transportation inside the sites
  • Tour leader/driver.
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaker tour guides
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Languages

Arabic
English

Tour-Type

Tour

Tour's Location

From: SAR1350

Owner

khalid

Member Since 2023

Information Contact

Email

info@riyadhtrips.com

Website

https://riyadhtrips.com/

Phone

+966562234171

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