Discover the best of Saudi on this 6 nights’ holiday visiting the top attractions of Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Ula. The country’s hidden treasure is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Madain Saleh considered second only to the famous Petra in Jordan in terms of Nabatean architectural remains. Colorful bazaars, desert landscapes, coral reefs, rock engravings, ancient monuments, Saudi has so much to offer; get a chance to explore a nation that is seldom exposed to the eyes of the outsiders.
Day 1: Riyadh
Arrive at Riyadh international airport, meet our company representative and get transferred to your hotel for check in.
Day 2: Riyadh
Morning visit to Diriyyah, one of the most important sites, from where the history of Al Saud Dynasty began. It is situated in the eastern part of the so-called Najd area in the valley known as Wadi Hanifa; visit the Musmak Fort and Dira Souq two most important historic landmarks in the city of Riyadh. This palace was built during the reign of Abdullah bin Rashid in the year 1895 A.D. as military garrison. Have lunch at a local Restaurant and later move on to visit the National Museum which is composed of eight galleries showcasing the complete story of Arabian History from the creation of the universe to the modern era. Later, visit the Murabba Palace built by King Abdul Aziz in the year 1937 AD to accommodate his family. After a full day tour, drive to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Riyadh - Al Ula
Morning drive to airport for your flight to Al Ula. On arrival, visit the Mud Village and then drive to your hotel or tented camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Al Ula - Madain Saleh – Al Ula
After breakfast, enjoy a full day excursion to archaeological site of Madain Saleh visiting Hijaz Railway Station, Nabatean Well, Qasr Al Bint, Diwan and Al Farid Palace. Wadi Al Ula, gateway to Madain Saleh is known for its Lion of the Lihyanites - predecessors of the Nabataea’s (100 to 500 BC). Madain Saleh was known as “Al Hijr” in the ancient times and served as a stopover on a very prosperous trade route. The cities lie on an isolated area of 9 sq. km about 845 Km from Jeddah in the northwestern part of the kingdom between Tabouk and Madinah. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Al Ula – Jeddah
This morning, visit Khuraiba elephant rock and then take your flight to Jeddah; arrive at the airport and get transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Jeddah.
Day 6: Jeddah
A morning visit to some of the old Ottoman houses, mostly constructed from coral and reinforced with wood so that beams crisscross the interior walls. The most beautiful and well known is Nasif House built during the 1850s by the Nasif Family, one of the most influential trading families in the history of Jeddah. It was here that King Abdul Aziz spent his first night in Jeddah, as the guest of Mohammed Nasif, after he led his victorious army into the capital of the Western Province. It has been turned into a beautiful museum that houses endless collections of arts, ethnography and archaeology artifacts. Return to your hotel in Jeddah for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Departure
Spend your time at leisure and later transfer to airport for your flight back home.