10 days and 09 nights
Arrive at Jeddah International Airport, after visa and immigration formalities, your representative will greet you and escort you to your air-conditioned vehicle for your hotel transfer. Overnight in Jeddah.
Breakfast. Start your tour to visit Jeddah’s historical downtown area (Al-Balad) which is the historical area well known as the “Old Town”, where many of the oldest families used to live and work. It boasts of old buildings, a traditional souk and many restaurants, where visitors get to walk amid the old streets and experience the traditional landscape of the old town.
When you are in historical Jeddah we will take you back to the old era of Saudi Arabia, all your senses will be in action. You will hear and learn amazing stories about Jeddah and ride and walk through secret doors, Enjoy a wonderful walking Al-Balad.
This history tour of Old Town will take you along all the less known must-see local spots: Beit Nassif, Makkah gate for a photo stop, Historical Jeddah north gate stop for a photo, other historical houses provide a rare opportunity for you to experience the blend of traditional architecture with modernity Old Market hidden gems, Old Jeddah hidden galleries and Local Jeddah food shops only for locals no tourists know about it.
Then you will visit Al Shafi Mosque, The oldest mosque in Jeddah.
Then you will visit Al Tayebat International City Museum, It’s a maze of different rooms covering Saudi history, architecture, interior decoration, Islamic art from Saudi and other Islamic countries. The museum itself is a great place for photos.
Its four-floor collection has displays ranging from pre-Islamic artifacts, exquisite Islamic manuscripts, old coins and weaponry to stunning furniture, pottery and traditional Saudi dress. Replicas of home interiors from every region are also featured. Exhibits are accompanied by excellent information panels, as well as dioramas of the Kingdom’s provinces.
End the tour by enjoying a ride along The New Jeddah Corniche is the 30 km coastal resort area of the city of Jeddah. Located along the Red Sea, the corniche features the coastal road, recreation areas, pavilions and large-scale civic sculptures for all to enjoy and take pictures.
Flight to the region of AlUla, a valley as spectacular as it is astonishing with desert plains and palm groves. Overnight in Al-Ula.
Breakfast.Experience Hegra – A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Journey through time in a breathtaking landscape and discover the archeological highlights of Hegra with our tour leader. Together they will uncover the secrets of civilization from over 2000 years ago.
After that we will proceed to Dadan – An Ancient Arabian Kingdom.Discover one of the hidden gems of AlUla, Dadan, where excavations have uncovered tombs and dwellings from the ancient Dadanite Kingdom the sixth century BC.
Then visiting Jabal ‘Ikmah, a tranquil and sacred site for the Lihyanite civilization with an ‘open library’ of rock art and inscriptions.
Overnight in Al Ula.
Breakfast. visit to Hijaz Railway Station (some times it’s closed for renovation without advance notice) AlUla has long been a place of journey, travel and exploration; Hijaz Railway station construction began in 1900, reaching Madinah in 1908 and opening in Damascus in 1913. As a result of World War I, the railway’s full 1,300 planned kilometres were never completed.
The site dates back to the Nabataean civilisation and is spectacular. Its is a Unesco World Heritage site the first in Saudi Arabia. its holds remain of Hijaz railway from Istanbul from Makkah- Madina that build by the Ottoman empire and destroyed in world war one.
Then enjoy Elephant Rock, This spectacular rock formation resembles an elephant with its trunk touching the ground, is one of AlUla’s geomorphological wonders became one of AlUla iconic landmarks.
Elephant Rock, also known as Jabal AlFil, one of AlUla’s many geological marvels.
After that, Take a tour through AlUla Old Town, where pilgrims, travellers and permanent settlers congregated through the ages. Today, you can explore the maze of adobe buildings that remain and enjoy views of AlUla Castle, dating back to the 10th century.
AlUla has been a place of creative inspiration for millennia where the beauty of this oasis, the majestic landscape and cross-cultural exchanges have inspired artists and poets across civilisations.
The live immersion show “Path of Poets” recreated the celebrated poet Jamil bin Muammar alongside other characters brought to life, sharing the story of Buthaina in this specially created show of creative storytelling.
Explore Old Market Street in AlUla Old Town and shop a variety of retail stores featuring local artisans, entrepreneurs, cafes and more.
Cultural activations, handicraft stores, local speciality foods to name a few, are featured for guests to discover and learn more about the wonders of AlUla.
Overnight in Al Ula.
Breakfast, proceed to Jordanian territory (550km, 6h30 drive). Your guide tells you about the crossing of this ancient mythical trade route where the Nabataeans established the payment of a tax in exchange for a right of passage and their protection. Stop for lunch at Tabuk in the northwest of the country, a resting place for pilgrims in the region. This convergence of different cultures is found in a cuisine with mixed origins! Resumption of the road to Aqaba, border crossing, formalities, and transfer to your hotel by the beach.
Breakfast, enjoy free morning at Aqaba, afternoon drive to Wadi Rum, Uniquely shaped massive mountains rise vertically out of the pink desert sand, which separate one dark mass from another in magnificent desert scenery of strange breathtaking beauty, with towering cliffs of weathered stone. The faces of the sheer rock cliffs have been eroded by the wind into faces of men, animals and monsters. Wadi Rum, the valley of the moon according to Lawrence of Arabia; here you will have the opportunity to experience of the Jeep tour 4×4 for 2 hours to explore the most spectacular sites of the area ending with a cup of tea made by Bedouins as a refreshing after your visit, enjoy Bedouin traditional dinner cooked under the ground, overnight under the stars.
Breakfast, drive to explore Petra: There is no visit of Jordan will be complete without having seen the capital of the ancient Nabatean kingdom, Petra. The long-lost city of Petra, carved entirely by man into the rose-red sandstone rocks, puts your imagination to the test. Its aMystic and glorious place, an eternal tribute to a lost civilization. Petra was the central meeting point of the Nabatean spice routes which originated from the Persian Gulf, Western Arabia and the Red Sea. About two thousand years ago Petra became the capital of the Nabatean Empire. The city was so renowned that one of its kings, Aretas IV, is even mentioned in the Bible. The natural richness of the mountainous area combines in a superb way with the refined culture and massive architecture of the Nabateans, who carved their theatre, temples, façades, tombs, monasteries, houses roads entirely the rose-red sandstone rocks. No wonder UNESCO placed Petra on its World Heritage List one enters Petra by passing the Siq, a deep and narrow gorge, at the end of which all of a sudden dramatically appears the most famous monument in Petra: al-Khazneh or the Treasury. Maybe you will recognize it as the stage of the final sequence of the movie ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’. But the Treasury is just the start. Walking and climbing in Petra hundreds of buildings carved in stone and eroded through the centuries into fabulous multi- colored walls will be revealed to you. Transfer to your hotel in Petra for overnight.
Breakfast. Head to the lowest point on the earth Dead Sea, on the way visit Kerak, the capital of the biblical Kingdom of Maob. Perched atop a steep hill, Kerak is a predominantly Christian city, dominated by the largest and best-preserved Crusader castle in the region. A typical example of Crusader architecture, with Romanesque stone vaults, numerous corridors and strong doors. Proceed to visit Mount Nebo, the place where Moses buried. You will be lucky if the sky is clear enough; you will have a wonderful view up from the mountain seeing the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Jericho in the other bank of the Jordan River, drive to Madaba. It is best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, especially a large Byzantine-era mosaic map of The Holy Land. Madaba, one of the most spectacular churches around the world; ST. George church where you will find the Mosaic Map of Jerusalem painted on the floor of the church. after that transfer to your hotel in Dead Sea for overnight.
Breakfast. Free time floating on the Dead Sea till afternoon, then enjoy the capital of Jordan, Amman is a fascinating city of contrasts – a unique blend of old and new, situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. In the commercial heart of the city, ultra-modern buildings, hotels, smart restaurants, art galleries and boutiques rub shoulders comfortably with traditional coffee shops and tiny artisans' workshops. Amman’s neighborhoods are diverse and range in cultural and historical context from hustle and bustle of the downtown markets to the art galleries of Jabal Lweibdeh and the modern shopping district of Abdali, transfer back to your hotel in Amman for overnight.
Breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure.