Elephant Rock Madain Saleh - Saudi Arabia

Explore Saudi Arabia

Date: TBC Winter 2018

Explore Saudi Arabia

Start Point: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
End Point: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Maximum number of people: 11

Day 1 Jeddah
Arrive in Jeddah. Transfer to Hotel for a briefing.
Overnight in Jeddah.

Day 2 Jeddah
A full day visiting Jeddah.
This includes a visit to 19th-century Ottoman houses constructed of coral and wood including the Nasif House, then a drive along the corniche of Jeddah. The roads acts as an open-air museum displaying an array of modern sculptures
In the afternoon, it will be possible to visit the Al Taybat City Museum with its large collection of arts from the Arabian peninsula.
Overnight in Jeddah.

Day 3 Jeddah – Abha
Morning flight to Abha in the South West of the country – the capital of the Asir region. Asir is the greenest and highest part of Saudi Arabia and can get quite cool in the winter months.
Transfer to Hotel.
In the afternoon you will be able to visit the local baskets’ market, Muftaha Village Art Gallery and Shada Palace.
Overnight in Abha

Day 4 Abha and around
Full day excursion to the mountainous countryside around Abha.
This will include a cable car trip up Mount Souda – Saudi Arabi’s highest peak as well as Khamis Mushayt and it’s antique silver souk. There will also be time to visit Hamsan village with its traditional buildings and stone tower.
After lunch, there will be a further chance to see life in this region of Saudi Arabia that borders Yemen. A chance to meet with some of the flower men of Tihama as well as a visit to Habala village. Now abandoned the village consists of dwellings set into the rock of a cliff face. Inhabitants used to lower themselves to their homes with ropes.
Overnight in Abha

Day 5 Abha – Riyadh
Transfer to airport for flight to Riyadh.
Visit camel market before an afternoon drive to Dirryyah village. The UNESCO world heritage site is where the history of Al Saud Dynasty began.
Overnight in Riyadh

Day 6 Riyadh – Al Ula
Morning Visit Musmuk fort and the national museum. Musmak Fort one of the most important monuments in the city of Riyadh. The fort was captured by the Saud family in 1902 starting the start of the Saud family rule of the region.
Transfer to Riyadh airport.
Fly to Al Ula.
Overnight in Al Ula

Day 7 Al Ula
Full day visit to the archaeological site of Madain Saleh. After Petra, the grandest of all Nabatean archaeological sites and a real highlight to Saudi Arabia. The day will include visiting Hijaz Railway Station, the Nabatean Well, Qasr Al Bint, Diwan and Al Farid Palace.
Overnight in Al Ula

Days 8 Al Ula – Jeddah
Morning visit to the old mud-built village of Al Ula, Al Khuraiba Didan and Lehean civilization archaeological sites.
Transfer to airport.
Fly to Jeddah.
Overnight in Jeddah.

Day 9 Jeddah – End
Transfer to airport for departure.

The trip includes:

  • All accommodation (3 or 4-star hotels)
  • All meals
  • Bottled water
  • Transport/transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • Visa support
  • Internal flights as listed

The trip does not include:

  • Any visa fees
  • Insurance
  • Entrance fees
  • International Flights
  • Other drinks
  • Tips


US$TBC per person based on four people travelling
US$TBC per person based on six people travelling
US$TBC per person based on eight people travelling
US$TBC per person based on ten people travelling

A deposit of US$400 per person is required to reserve your place on this trip.

To reserve a place on this trip we need a deposit of US$400 per person.

We do not directly arrange international flights to Saudi Arabia. We can suggest routes and operators.
You can also contact the Untamed Borders dedicated team at Flight Centre for suggested routes.
Mail: untamedborders@rtwexperts.co.uk   Phone: +44(0) 844 560 9966

We do not arrange Saudi Arabia visas directly. We will provide visa support in the form of letters of invitation to assist in your Saudi Arabia visa application.

If you are based in the UK then we recommend Travcour as an agent for your visa requirements. They are UK’s oldest leading travel visa specialist and able to provide full visa support and consultancy for Untamed Border’s destinations. Click here to obtain our specialist visa packages and support from Travcour. They are the people we use when we need visa support for our staff.

All meals are included. Bottled water is included. Other drinks are not.

We do not and cannot offer a uniform accommodation standard on our itineraries. We consider comfort, location, design, character, historical interest and whether the money we spend will go into the pockets of the local community when we make our choices of where to stay.
The accommodation will be based on 2 people sharing.

When we choose our vehicles and drivers we take into consideration the road conditions, the length of journey and the competence of the man behind the wheel. Your comfort and enjoyment of the journey is the first priority.

On this trip, you will be accompanied by a licenced English speaking local guide. This allows for greater security and means that there will always be someone on hand to help or assist you even if the other team leader is busy arranging something.
Sometimes we also hire local guides with specialist knowledge of certain areas.

Contact us for further information at info@untamedborders.com