Highlights of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
A land of arid desert and scorched mountains, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia conjures up all the romance and adventure of the golden age of discovery. The only country on the Arabian Peninsula with a foot in both the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf, the birthplace of Islam is one of the most difficult and enigmatic countries on earth to visit. Beginning in the capital Riyadh, this astonishing journey takes us deep into the heart of its ancient landscapes, visiting sites that few travelers from beyond the Arab world have ever seen. Blessed with a remarkable cultural heritage, we will visit spectacular World Heritage sites, traverse some of the world’s finest desert scenery, discover the beautiful Ottoman houses of historic Jeddah and marvel at the remote mountain villages of Abha and the south-west. This is a tour like no other, offering a glimpse into one of the world’s most misunderstood and least known countries that is certain to appeal to those who are drawn to destinations with a difference.
A chance to visit the spiritual birthplace of Islam • Visit the World Heritage sites of Diriyah and the petroglyphs near Hail .Marvel at the stunning desert scenery around Al Jawf . Discover the stunning mountain heritage of Abha . Enjoy the cultural highlights of Jeddah and Riyadh Accommodation: As an overall ethos, wherever possible we aim to use characterful accommodation that enhances the overall travel experience, not just offers a bed for the night. This can obviously vary dramatically from country to country and from trip to trip. On this particular trip we will be in comfortable hotels throughout although it should be noted that conventional tourism is almost non-existent in Saudi Arabia and so service levels may not be comparable with other countries in the region. Please note that the accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is intended as a guide only and is always subject to availability.
On this tour we will use minibuses and domestic flights.
Given the extreme summer heat of the desert, November to March is definitely the optimum time for visiting Saudi Arabia. Typically, you can expect daytime temperatures to reach mid/late 60F with night times being surprisingly cool, often in the single digits. Rain is rare although not unheard of! Is this trip for me? It may sound obvious but Wild Frontiers tours are not always for everyone and it is important to us that the tour you choose is the most suitable. Please therefore take time to read the dossier carefully. All our tours are graded to give an overall picture of the trip, but these are only guidelines and you should check the daily itinerary. Should you have any concerns about your ability to partake in any aspect of the tour then please contact the office. Key Aspects to Consider: Being a deeply very conservative country, Saudi Arabia is likely to be different from many other destinations to which you may have travelled. There are many dos and don’ts but the ones that might be considered to hold the greatest sway over your decision as to whether this is the right trip for you are as follows:-
- Women should be aware that it will be necessary to follow Saudi Arabian dress code whenever they are out in public. This will include wearing an abaya (a long black dress covering the body from shoulders to feet) which will be given to you on arrival as a gift. Women do NOT have to cover their hair.
- Alcohol is forbidden.
- Unmarried couple are not allowed to share a room.
- Sometimes sites can be closed for no foreseen reasons and without prior notice.
With its gleaming bay fronting the Gulf of Oman in the north and set against the dramatic Western Al Hajar mountain landscape towards the south, Oman's capital of Muscat is a port city like no other in the Middle East. The concave shorefront peering out across the water creates an image reminiscent of the French Riviera, whilst the old town's imposing mosques, narrow winding streets and centuries-old souqs offer a reminder of the city's long Islamic history.
Muscat is also is city of contrasts, with an ever-expanding Central Business District and lively port area forming two of the main driving forces behind the country's emerging economy. Although overlooked by many as a mere gateway to enter the country, Muscat deserves more time, with a sturdy list of cultural and historic sites providing ample reason to stay for that little bit longer.
Using insights into travel patterns, the Global Destinations Cities Index ranks the 132 most visited cities around the world. Although it is more than just a travel tracker, as ‘the index aims to deliver a deeper understanding of how people move around the world and speaks to the importance and prominence of the world’s cities as homes, destinations and engines of growth,’ explains an article on Emirates 27/7.
Dubai has always been on the radar for its tourism interest, but for many years, this city was merely a stopover destination. Over the years it has dedicated time and resources to becoming one of the top tourist destinations in the world, and has propelled itself to the top of the list in a short time. According to the research, it sat in eighth position in 2012 and seventh position in 2013, and fifth position in 2014. London topped the list in 2015, with second and third place going to Bangkok and Paris respectively, and Dubai taking fourth position.
According to the study, by the end of 2015, Dubai would have predicted to have welcomed over 14.3 million visitors, which is an impressive increase of 8%, compared to the previous year’s results. Owing to the fact that it is still a preferred stopover city, it still currently receives some of the highest visitor numbers for overnight stays. There are various activities that one can experience in Dubai in under 24 hours – everything from visiting the Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world) to heading out in a 4X4 for a desert safari, to enjoying a dinner in some of the best hotel restaurants hosted by celebrity chefs, like the Bread Street Kitchen and bar hotel restaurant, owned by Gordon Ramsay.
Cost based on Minimum 2 person Max of 14
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Hotel foreseen or Similar in Saudia
Hotel foreseen or Similar in Oman
Grand Hyatt Muscat
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Hotel foreseen or Similar in Dubai
- 5 star hotel accommodation , 4 stars in couple of cities in Saudia.
- Private transfers
- All locat taxes and Service Charges
- Meals: Buffet breakfast and dinner
- Some Dinners at local authentic resturants
- All enterance fees per itinerary
- Entry Visa To Suadi Arabia
- All professional services by King tut Tours,Inc USA and our local travel partner in Saudia,Oman and Dubai.
- Accommodation in above mentioned
- Meals as mentioned above (Dinner included at Anantara)
- Services of Saloon car for return transfers
- Services of 4 WD outside of Muscat (MCT-JAK-MCT) with English speaking chauffeur
- Sightseeing tours/entrances as per itinerary
- Bottled water during tours/drives
- Meet & greet services upon arrival
- All local taxes
Cost doesn’t include:
- Any Air fares ( we have special Air Fare coach/Business/First class
- Any visa charges
- Any tips or porterage charges
- Any expenses of personal nature
- Any alcoholic beverages (all additional) alcohol forbidden in Saudi Arabia
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
Day 1: Riyadh
Upon arrival to airport private transfer to your hotel, Dinner at hotel and Evening at Leisure.
Day 2: Riyadh
After breakfast start your full day in the Capital of Saudi Arabia Kingdom; Visit to a local camel market as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Diriyah, the original home of the Saudi Royal family.
Day 3: Riyadh - Hail
After Breakfast start your tour t Hail historically derived its wealth from being on the camel caravan route of the Hajj in Mecca. Here amongst other sights, we’ll visit the impressive Al Qishlah Palace with its eight watch-towers and local people housing area. Dinner at local restaurant
Days 4: Hail - Al Jawf
After Breakfast start your stunning drive takes across the Nafud desert to Al Jawf. En route we’ll stop at the oasis of Jubbah, which is surrounded by large sandstone outcrops that are filled with ancient petroglyphs which have UNESCO World Heritage status, later explore the region of Al Jawf, we’ll find ourselves first visiting the ruined city of Dawmat Al Jandal, Zaabla Fort and the nearby Nabatean-era 15-meter deep Sisrah well. Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 5: Al Jawf – Jeddah
after breakfast Today we’ll take in some of Jeddah’s most captivating old Ottoman houses, constructed from wood and coral and take a drive along the historic corniche to enjoy the views and the spectacular city skyline, The Famous Fountain , Dinner at local authentic Restaurant with view of the Red Sea.
Days 6: Jeddah
After breakfast start your visit to the stunning Tayebat City Museum, built in the traditional Hijazi style of old Jeddah, and containing an extraordinary array of exhibits, Dinner at Local Authentic Arabian Cuisine.
Days 7: Jeddah / Muscat Beautiful Oman
After breakfast transfer to Jeddah Airport for your flight to Muscat, Oman , Our VIP Welcome Services in Muscat
, Kingdom of Oman You’ll be warmly greeted upon arrival and escorted to the TAV prime Class Arrival Lounge where you can relax and refresh with a complimentary beverage as our professional staff attends to all of the required arrival formalities, including the processing of your visa. You’ll then be escorted through the fast-track lane of immigration before we collect your luggage on your behalf. Continue with your escort through customs and proceed to your waiting car for a chauffeured transfer directly to the 5-star Grand Hyatt Muscat. The balance of this day is yours to relax, enjoy and explore as you wish.
Day 8 - On the Road to Nizwa
Journey this morning along the coast to visit the bustling fish market in Seeb. Continue through the lush date palms and sparkling natural springs of the region to visit the impressive Nakhl Fort, strategically built 350 years ago in a remote mountain gorge. Visit the pretty village of Birkat Al Mauz, situated in the foothills of the Green Mountains. Enjoy a walk through its oasis and date plantations before traveling on to the luxurious Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort
, perched 6,500 feet above sea level on the curving rim of a great canyon. Settle in to your sumptuous guestroom for an unforgettable overnight. Meals B
Day 9 - Back to Muscat
Visit the 17th century Nizwa Fort, famed for its 115-foot tall round defensive tower. Then browse with your guide through the local souk where merchants offer intricately carved “khanars” (daggers) and beautifully crafted silver jewelry. You’ll see the charming village of Bahla before visiting the centuries-old castle of Jabrin, revered for its finely executed ceiling paintings and wood carvings. Visit the ancient village ruins at Tanuf before returning to your hotel in Muscat, the Grand Hyatt
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Day 10 Departure Muscat / Dubai
After Breakfast check out from hotel , You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Dubai
Upon arrival Dubai Airport transfer to your 5 stars hotel, Dinner and evening at leisure
Upon arrival to the hotel, check in procedure and rest of the day spent at leisure.
Remarks: Some nationalities require visa before entering Dubai, UAE, please check with your
nearest embassy with regards to requirements. Otherwise we can arrange visa for you.
- Money exchange can be found at the airport, nevertheless money exchange centers can be found at the malls and famous landmarks.
- Smoking is prohibited in some establishments; please check the rules and regulations of Dubai.
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast basis
DAY 11: DUBAI
0800H - Breakfast at the hotel. Then can tour around at the nearby city attractions.
(In the evening) 1900 - 19:30 H - Pick up from the hotel for show Dinner Cruise.
An imaginative way of viewing Dubai is to take a tour of creek by traditional wooden dhow or
cabin cruiser. Majority of the landmarks can be viewed from the waterway. It offers an
intriguingly different view of the beautiful city-Dubai, which is a delightful mix and match of
traditional and modern way of life.
The splendid example of modern architecture like the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club and the
spectacular Chamber of Commerce, what more could one ask for than a romantic dinner aboard
in a dhow as it slips silently along the Dubai Creek by moonlight.
The cruises include a delicious dinner with soft drinks. This nostalgic journey down the memory
lane lasts for about two hours.
1900H: Pick up from your hotel in Dubai and transfer to creek side where the boat is
2030H: Boat departs for the cruise. International buffet dinner is served onboard
2230H: Return back to your hotel
Evening spend at leisure.
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
DAY 12: DUBAI
Breakfast at the hotel
10:00 - 10:30 H - Pick up from the hotel for Full Day Wild Wadi Water Park.
Wild Wadi Water Park
An unforgettable adventure awaits you in the world's most advanced water theme park. Situated
between Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the Wild Wadi Waterpark is designed to
offer hours of fun and pleasure to thrill-seekers and families alike. With 30 rides and attractions,
most of which inter connect, guest are able to enjoy continuous waterborne movement.
With state-of-the-art rides, including 8 Master Blaster and 2 Flow Riders, the Wild Wadi is
packed with thrills and spills for children of all ages. Experience the exhilaration of
weightlessness on the "Jumeirah Sceirah" a speed slide that hurtles you at speed slide outside
North America cascading a breathtaking one hundred feet into the valley below.
The Wild Wadi Waterpark is designed around a tale from Arabian Folklore featuring Juha and
his seafaring friend, Sinbad. The design and attention to detail, including characters to support
the theme recently led to our World Waterpark Association Industry Innovation Awards for
Outstanding Accomplishment design and Theming.
Provided full day water park entrance ticket.
Provided Round – Trip Transfers (Pick-up and Drop-off).
1000H: Pick up from the hotel to the Wild Wadi Water Park
1300H: Proceed to Wild Wadi Water Park
1800H: Journey back to the hotel.
Rest of the evening spent at leisure or rest.
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
DAY 13: DUBAI
After breakfast , special tour to Shiekh Zayed Mosque, The Souq, Drive to view the amazing tallest building in the world, return to hotel for lunch and rest before your special Bedouin dinner.
DAY 14: DUBAI
Breakfast at the hotel
Pick up from hotel and transfer to Dubai International Airport for your flight back home