Around Saudi in 12 days

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Duration

12 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

Arabic, English

About this tour

Day 1 Arrival at Riyadh, Airport pick up

Welcome to take our Saudi Arabia private tour with daily departure, which can be tailored to meet your individual interests. You will enjoy a more personalized experience as the trip is only for your private party, with no other people.

At RUH-King Khaled International Airport, you will meet your private guide and driver for you. They will give you a warm greeting and send you to the hotel in Riyadh. We would reach the hotel in half an hour.

 

 

 

Day 2 Riyadh historical city tour

Al Masmak is 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.

 

 

 

Day 3 Fly to Abha, Airport pick up & Abha city tour

Today, extend your tour to Abha, the summer resort of the country. Your driver and guide in Riyadh will send you to take the flight, and your local driver and 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.

 

 

 

 

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 cable 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 the well-known Al Habala Village, a heritage site on the precipice.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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 local driver and guide holding the board at the airport waiting for you. They will give you a friendly welcome and the airport-hotel transfer.

 

 

 

Day 8 Hisme Valley

Today 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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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 your local guide and driver and transferred to your hotel.

 

 

Day 11 Jeddah historical city tour

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.

 

 

Day 12 Departure from Jeddah, Airport see-off

Today, your driver and guide will drop you off to the airport on time. Wish you a happy voyage home!

Our professional travel consultant is very happy to customize this private tour to your needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you!

Highlights

  • Start in Riyadh and end in Jeddah! With the Explorer tour Customized Saudi Arabia Adventure with Daily Departure & Private Guide, you have a 12 days tour package taking you through Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and 4 other destinations in Saudi Arabia. Customized Saudi Arabia Adventure with Daily Departure & Private Guide includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport.

Included/Excluded

  • 11 nights accommodation with daily breakfast at 4 stars hotels.
  • Tour transportation
  • English speaking tour guides
  • Snacks
  • Main Meals
  • Transportation between cities
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Airfare

Languages

Arabic
English

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From: SAR10000

Owner

khalid

Member Since 2023

Information Contact

Email

info@riyadhtrips.com

Website

www.riyadhtrips.com

Phone

+966562234171

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