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11 days and 10 nights Combined Footsteps of the Nabataeans in Saudi Arabia & Jordan

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Duration

11 days and 10 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Itinerary

DAY 01 JEDDAH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - JEDDAH

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.

DAY 02 JEDDAH HISTORICAL TOUR

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. Overnight Jeddah.

DAY 03 JEDDAH - AL WAHBA VOLCANO - MEDINA

Breakfast.Drive to A wonderful, and still relatively unknown place in the heart of Saudi Arabia.In western Saudi Arabia is a natural wonder that intel recently was pretty unknown to the outside world.

Al Wahbah Crater, also Maqlaʿ Ṭamiyyah is a volcanic crater, which is about 350 Km away from Jeddah, on the western edge of the Harrat Kishb basalt plateau in the Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia. The Harrat Kishb plateau contains many volcanic cones. The bottom of the crater is covered with white sodium phosphate crystals.

Measuring 4km wide and 250-meters deep, the sprawling Al Wahba crater is one of Saudi Arabia’s most dramatic natural wonders: a vast hollow with an opaque lake at its heart.

The crater was once thought to have been formed by a meteorite crashing to earth, but research by geologists in the 1960s revealed Al Wahbah to be a maar crater. These shallow hollows are caused by volcanic eruptions that occur when groundwater comes into contact with hot lava.

Locals, however, have their own legend of Al Wahbah’s creation. According to the tale, the area once held two mountains: Tamia and Cotton. One night, after a flash of lightning illuminated Cotton’s beauty, Tamia fell in love with him and vowed to uproot herself to be closer to her beloved. But before she could reach him, her mountain-cousin Shelman became jealous and shot her with an arrow, sending her crashing to the ground. The crater was formed by her fall.

Overnight in Medina.

DAY 04 MEDINA - 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. Overnight Al-Ula.

DAY 05 AL-ULA - HEGRA "MADAIN SALEH" - DEDAN & JABAL IKMAH - AL-ULA

Breakfast. Start your tour visiting the Hegra, also known as Madain Saleh, or Al-Ḥijr is an archaeological site located in the area of AlUla within 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. It features well-preserved monumental tombs with decorated facades dating from the 1st century BC to the 1st century AD. The site also features some 50 inscriptions of the pre-Nabataean period and some cave drawings. Al-Hijr bears a unique testimony to Nabataean civilization. With its 111 monumental tombs, 94 of which are decorated, and water wells, the site is an outstanding example of the Nabataeans’ architectural accomplishment and hydraulic expertise. After that visit 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 lkmah – Rock Art. Discover one of the hidden gems of AlUla, Jabal ‘Ikmah, a tranquil and sacred site for the Lihyanite civilization with an ‘open library’ of rock art and inscriptions. Overnight at Al-Ula.

DAY 06 AL-ULA - TAYMA - TABUK

Breakfast. Depart from Al 'Ulah towards the oasis of Tayma, an important stage on the caravan route and residence of the Babylonian king Nabonidus in the 6th century. Visit of his Haddaj well. With a diameter of more than 15 meters wide, it would be more than 2500 years old and is fed by a source located 12 meters deep. The well was fitted with a system of pulleys which was used by camels to extract water. The water was then channeled to farmland through small canals. Today, the well still provides water for irrigation through a more modern system. Road to Tabuk. Overnight.

DAY 07 TABUK - WADI RUM

Depart for the Red Sea coast. Short hike in Wadi Tayyib al Ism and short visit to Haql where the wreck of the Georgios G, also known as the "Titanic of Saudi Arabia", is located. Picnic lunch on the beach. Crossing the border into Jordan near Aqaba and heading to the Wadi Rum desert to spend the night under the starry desert sky at Wadi Rum.

DAY 08 WADI RUM 02 HRS JEEP - PETRA

Breakfast, enjoy the desert of 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, Transfer to your hotel in Petra for overnight.

DAY 09 PETRA VISIT - DEAD SEA

Breakfast, 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 Dead Sea for overnight.

DAY 10 DEAD SEA - MOUNT NEBO - MADABA - AMMAN CITY TOUR - AMMAN

Breakfast. 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 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.

DAY 11 AMMAN - AMMAN QUEEN ALIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure.

Included/Excluded

  • - Meet & Assist with English Speaking representative from Flow Travel
  • - Transpiration all through
  • - 11 nights’ Hotel/camp Accommodation
  • - English Speaking guide all through touring days
  • - This tour meals can be arranged Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal and Kosher food options upon request
  • - Entrance fees to all mentioned sites
  • - Free Visa to Jordan
  • - Any tour not mentioned in the program.
  • - Any personal expenses, (Drinks on Beverage, Phone Calls, Laundries).
  • - Other meals are not included to give you maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat.
  • - Tips for Guide & driver
  • - Personal insurance
  • - Anything not mentioned in the including section

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