3 DAY HEGRA & SAUDI ARABIA TOUR PACKAGE FROM RIYADH -

3 DAY HEGRA & SAUDI ARABIA TOUR PACKAGE FROM RIYADH

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Enjoy with Daily tours egypt  Company a tour that will begin with a visit to a local farm that houses the second oldest school in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which works to preserve traditional handicrafts in the region. After a home-cooked meal showcasing local AlUla cuisine, you'll head out into the wild beauty of Sharaan Nature Reserve with its wildlife, red rock canyons, deserts and fields of wildflowers. You'll get a guided tour of Saudi Arabia's most famous historical site, Al-Hijr, the second largest city in the Nabataean Kingdom and its capital, Petra. See the fascinating and stunning ancient tombs and other remnants of the legendary kingdom. You will visit the ancient oasis of Dedan and see the remains of a kingdom with its unique local culture, language and alphabet that flourished from the 6th to the 2nd century BC. Finally, you'll see Elephant Rock or Elephant Mountain, a natural geographic marvel carved by thousands of years of natural erosion. From man-made wonders to natural wonders, it's truly an adventure in Saudi Arabia! This tour is available every day all year round.


 

Children Policy:

0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
2 - 05.99 pay 25% of tour price
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.
 

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Windswept deserts, ancient ruins, wildlife-filled landscapes, local traditional handicrafts, and fascinating history – discover it all with our 3 Day Saudi Arabia & Hegra Tour From Riyadh. Hegra, also known as Madain Saleh and al-Hijr, is Saudi Arabia’s most iconic and popular historical site, a UNESCO World Heritage marvel that will transport you back thousands of years to the ancient Nabatean kingdom. There, you’ll find 111 monumental tombs, some decorated with majestic facades on the sandstone massifs such as Jibal Ithlib. You’ll travel to Dedan, an ancient oasis, for other fascinating archeological remnants attesting to thousands of years of human history and the influences of different cultures and empires that took hold of the region. You’ll enjoy incredible scenery and wildlife at Sharaan Nature reserve, enjoy local cuisine and handicrafts, and see natural wonders like Elephant Rock. This jam-packed 3-day adventure is a unique off-the-beaten-path experience that highlights the history, culture, and nature of the Al Ula region of Saudi Arabia, with your choice of stay at an eco-farm accommodation or a 4-star resort hotel.

 

3 DAY HEGRA & SAUDI ARABIA TOUR PACKAGE FROM RIYADH ITINERARY

 

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL


         
 
  • Arrive independently to Al Alu Airport from Riyadh. The 6 am flight is recommended in order to ensure a smooth itinerary.
  • After your arrival at Riyadh airport, you will be transported to the second-oldest school in Al Ula.
  • You’ll learn about the local traditional handicrafts passed down through generations and enjoy a delicious lunch of homemade cuisine.
  • Then, head out into the wild natural beauty of Sharaan nature reserve in a vintage 4x4.
  • The sprawling 1500 kilometer reserve features landscapes of red rock canyons, wildflower-carpeted fields and vast desert vistas.
  • Learn about the reserve, established to protect the delicate local ecosystem.
  • Return to Al Ula.
  • Overnight at accommodations in Al Ula.

DAY 2 - MADAIN SALEH


          
 
  • Head out to see Saudi Arabia’s most famous attraction: Hegra.
  • Marvel at the incredible ancient tombs and elaborate facades of this ancient Nabatean city, formerly known as Hijra.
  • Learn all about the ancient history of Hegra and its wider surrounding region, getting a glimpse into the lives of its former inhabitants.
  • See the 19th century station of the Ottoman-era Hejaz Railway that linked Damascus to Makkah, and remnants of triclinium (diwan in Arabic) - three-bench forms where people would sit and watch musicians play.
  • Then head to Elephant rock, or Jabal Al Fil, to see this red sandstone sculpture “carved” by thousands of years of natural erosion.
  • Then you will head to fascinating Dedan to see the remnants of its ancient kingdom, whose culture mixed Arabian traditions with influences of surrounding empires.
  • See the Lion Tombs of Dedan, remarkable remnants that hint at the region’s Mesopotamian influence.
  • After a day chock full of adventure, return to your accommodations for the evening.
  • Overnight in Al Ula.

        
 

DAY 3 - DEPARTURE

  • You will be transported to the Al Ula Airport in accordance with your departure time
 

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Is Riyadh a city in Saudi Arabia?

Riyadh is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. The name Riyadh is derived from the plural of the Arabic word rawdha, which means "garden". It is situated in the center of the Arabian Peninsula and is home to 4,854,000 people, and the urban center of a region with a population of close to 7 million people.



Is Riyadh close to Dubai?

The distance between Riyadh and Dubai is 873 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Air Arabia, flynas, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Flyadeal, and Qatar Airways.



What is the largest city in Saudi Arabia?

Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's capital and largest city.

Starts in: Riyadh

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3 DAY HEGRA & SAUDI ARABIA TOUR PACKAGE FROM RIYADH HIGHLIGHTS

  1. See Saudi Arabia’s UNESCO marvel- the ancient Nabatean kingdom of Hegra
  2. Explore elaborate carved facades and learn about the history of the fascinating ancient kingdom
  3. Learn about local handicrafts and enjoy authentic local cuisine at Saudi Arabia’s second-oldest school
  4. Take a 4x4 adventure into the beautiful wilderness of Sharaan Nature Reserve
  5. See Dedan, a lesser-known remarkable ancient city, as well as Elephant Rock

 

Route

  1. Riyadh