SAUDI ARABIA 13 DAYS PROGRAM

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DAY 01
JEDDAHDepart from your home country to Jeddah and arrive Jeddah Airport.
DAY 02
JEDDAHA morning visit to some of the old Ottoman houses, mostly constructed from coral and reinforced with wood so that beams criss-cross the interior walls. The most beautiful and well known is Nasif House, which was built during the 1850s by the well-known Nasif Family, one of the most influential trading families in the history of Jeddah. In the 19th and early 20th centuries the house was one of the most important buildings in 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. Then visit Altaybat Int’l City for Sciences and Knowledge which is a very beautiful museum that houses endless collections of arts, ethnography and archaeology artifacts. After a lunch at a local restaurant, continue to visit Abdul Rauf Khalil Art Museum, which displays significant as well as unusual collections. Stop at the corniche of Jeddah (sea-side promenade), a major attraction that acts as an open air museum displaying an array of modern sculptures ana gathering social place for locals. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 03
Jeddah to AbhaCheck out from the hotel and visit the colorful Fish Market before heading to the airport for your midday flight to Abha. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and head out for the afternoon visit of the traditional baskets’ market and Muftaha Village Art Gallery, and Shada Palace. That evening, visit a typical Saudi home and see how families live and get to have a personal interaction with some wonderful local people. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 04
AbhaFull day excursion with a visit to Mount Souda, Khamis Mushayt, Habala Village and Hamsan Village. Asir, with its capital at Abha, is mainly a highland province and includes the entire area of southwest Saudi Arabia till the Yemen border. Perched at the highest point accessible by road, the cable car takes visitors on its 7km ride at an altitude of 2,500 meters. One of the most interesting aspects of the area is its distinctive local people -- not least of which the colorful Flower Men of Tihama. Khamis Mushayt, an industrial city about 25 km east of Abha. The city's antique silver market is its chief tourist draw. An imaginative development, the Al Hamsan Traditional Village on the outskirts of town consists of a stone tower and buildings; including a museum that is replica of an Asir home two decades ago, an auditorium, a traditional restaurant and a gift shop. Lunch at a local restaurant in Bin Himsan Al Habala, the location of the first cable car in Asir, is named after an old village located on a steep 400 meter cliff made famous by the people of Al Habala. The inhabitants lived in stone dwelling clinging to the cliff-face for the security and safety found in the rock walls. So sheer was the Cliffside that the villagers --men and women-- lowered themselves down into ravine on ropes. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 05
Abha to Al UlaBreakfast at Hotel then transfer to airport for your flight to Riyadh , arrive and connect your flight to Al Ula , arrive Al Ula and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 06
Al UlaContinue visiting the old houses, the museum in Al Ula, then proceed for 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 Natateans (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 9 sq kms in an area of isolation about 845 Km from Jeddah in the northwestern part of Saudi Arabia between Tabouk and Madinah. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 07
Al Ula to Al JoufDrive to Al Jouf stopping in Tayma to visit Bir Hadaj, Al Hamra Fort, and the museum. Transfer to your hotel for check in, dinner and overnight.
DAY 08
Al Jouf to HailBegin your day with a visit to Sakaka Fort, situated on high ground overlooking Sakaka from the northwest, it is the center of many legends, but it's widely believed that this fortress was built in the 7th century B.C. Mud construction was added to it in the 3rd century. It is known as Zaa'bal Fortress and Zaa'bal Palace. Then continue to Al-Rajajil - the site of a group of standing stone pillars that date back to the Chalcolithic period. Visit the famous well, fort, and mosque of Domat Al Jandal. The ancient stone fortress, also known as Marid Castle, is 2,000Ft high. Built with stones on a hill it majestically overlooks the old city from the south. In the city visit Omar’s mosque, named after the second Moslem Caliph: Omar Ibn Al Khatab. Continue to Hail via the Nafud Desert, visiting enroute Jubbah to see the magnificent rock carvings. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check in, dinner and overnight.
DAY 09
Hail to QassimThis morning view the Oraif and Qishla Forts then drive to Al Qassim about 2 hours’ drive arrive and visit Al Musaugef Muesum ,Shenana tower Jedieah Museum king Fahad mosque , dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 10
Shagra Ushaiger to RiyadhDrive to Riyadh in route visit Shagra and Ushaiger, Arrive Riyadh dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 11
RiyadhMorning at lesure afternoon visit 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, Musmak Fort from outside one of the most important monuments in important historic landmark in the city of Riyadh. This palace was built during the reign of Abdullah bin Rashid in the year 1895 A.D. The reason for building this historic palace was to serve as military garrison for his army, which operated under a Governor in Riyadh from Hail. Ibn Saud on the 15th January 1902 captured the fort. Lunch at Assaraya Turkish Restaurant, National Museum, a place of learning and discovery, meant to kindle pride in the Arab heritage and reverence for Islam. This national Landmark is composed of eight galleries telling the complete story of Arabian History from the creation of the universe to our modern era, Murabba Palace is among the most important palace built by King Abdulaziz in the year 1937 A.D. Built to accommodate his family, the palace was composed of a number of a presidential palaces, service buildings and King Abdulaziz Divan. That same year the King and his family moved in this palace. This palace was built on the local traditional Najid style by using local building material only and Dira Souq. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 12
Riyadh to Al HafufEarly departure by road to Al Ahsa/Hafuf, considered the largest oasis in the world. Visit the Al Qara caves, consisting of calcareous sandstone, and sedimentary rock of clay and lime. Jabal Al-Qarah rises about 738 feet above sea level and has a complex set of passageways. The site has iron railings and smooth walkways to allow novice explorers to safely navigate small portions of the intricate caves. Continue to the Ottoman Turkish Fort from the 17th Century AD and the mosque it houses within its walls built in 1571 AD.then drive to your hotel at Al Hafouf for overnight.
DAY 13
Dammam MuesumMorning drive to Dammam , Visit Dammam Muesum and Ethraa center. END OF OUR SERVISES
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