Marhaba, Welcome to Arabia! On your arrival at the airport in Jeddah, you will be transferred to your hotel on a private basis by one of our representatives. After reaching the hotel, take your time to freshen up and relax as the rest of the day is free at leisure to explore the beautiful city on your own. Later in the evening, you can opt for one of our optional activities to explore Jeddah!
Full-Day Taif Tour with Lunch (8 Hrs):
We will start our journey towards the downtown of the city of Taif to take a stroll in its traditional market “Barhat Al Qazzaz Souq”, visit the stone-built house that is now transformed into a cafe?, followed by a stop to see “Al-Kaki Palace” from there we head back to mountains of Taif located over the Al Hada Mountains above Mecca and on the Eastern slopes of the Al-Sarawat mountains. We drive heading to have a traditional meal stop at one of the good local restaurants. The city of Taif has cool and green. In summer, Saudi people, as well as GCC citizens, travel to TAIF for its Green nature and its weather, its beautiful scenery and the town’s relaxed atmosphere. Our tour will lead us to an enjoyable drive to the majestic panoramic view of al Hada mountain. We will pass by a Rose Farm and perfume factory. The old stone paths, cars that passing through the road from Al Hada, seeing the Cable Car. From there we move back on our way to the city of JEDDAH.
Stargazing in the Desert (5 Hrs):
About an hour drive from the city of Jeddah, we would arrive at Khur Al-Shadaiq beach area, there we will get the perfect spot to take a dip in the Red Sea, followed by a vessel trip to see the nearby island, after which we serve a light meal and wait for the stars to shine while we have a brief about the upcoming tourists’ attractions in the area like the under-going megaproject The Red Sea before we move back to Jeddah.
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After breakfast, we will start our tour by visiting Old Jeddah. Our guide will tell you amazing stories about Jeddah and its surroundings. We will enjoy a wonderful walk-in Al-Balad, the old part of the city. This walking tour of the old town will take you along all the less known must-see local spots: Old Market hidden gems, Old Jeddah hidden galleries, local Jeddah food only for locals... While visiting Al-Balad, visitors will be taken to see Beit Nassif, one of the prominent renovated structures in the old city, which dates back to the mid-1800s. The five-story building provides a rare opportunity for visitors to experience the blend of traditional architecture with modernity. We will see also the Baghdadi house. We will also visit the Old gold market in Gabel street and the Ukash Mosque. We will end our tour driving towards the Jeddah Corniche which is the 30 km coastal resort area of the city of Jeddah. We will pass by the Al Rahmah Mosque. Located along the Red Sea, the Corniche features a coastal road, recreation areas, pavilions and large-scale civic sculptures as well as King Fahd's Fountain, the highest fountain in the world. Later, we continue for our Arabian Desert Adventure!
4x4 Desert Safari with Dinner:
We will explore the Saudi desert that surrounds the city of Jeddah. We will board our 4x4, and drive you to impressive sand dunes near Jeddah. followed and of course some dune bashing with our expert Bedouin drivers. After these activities, we will have a relaxing time between the dunes where we serve a nice meal, water, juices, and coffee & tea. We will then return back to the Jeddah hotel after an hour approximately.
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After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flights to Riyadh. Arrival transfer to the hotel to relax and freshen up. In the afternoon after lunch, we proceed to Discover the live city of RIYADH. We start our tour of mystic Riyadh by visiting the National Museum. The primary custodian of Saudi national heritage and culture, it is a place of learning and discovery that hosts a unique collection of artefacts and covers the whole history of the Arabian Peninsula right up to modern times. After that, we head to the nearby Murrabba Palace which was the royal residence where King Abdulaziz hosted his court. The palace was named after it's square 40 by 40-meter shape and is now one of the city’s main museums. Adjacent to the palace, a modern building hosts a collection of King Abdulaziz’s personal items which we will tour briefly. These places illustrate the heart of the birth of the Saudi nation. Later, we proceed to Ad-Diriyah.
Ad-Diriyah, located on the western bank of the Wadi Hanifah, is a dry riverbed where water flows only after big rains. Ad-Diriyah used to be the capital of the Najd (the central plateau of the Arabian Peninsula) from the 15th century until the beginning of the 18th century. It is the birthplace of the first Saudi Kingdom and its importance in the history of the Arabian Peninsula was highlighted when it was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, in 2010, as the most brilliant example of Najdi architecture. The history of Ad-Diriyah goes back thousands of years as it was on an ancient trade and pilgrimage route, acting as a meeting point for those travelling to or from Asia, Africa and Europe. Our visit to the site allows us to admire its incredible architecture before returning to downtown Riyadh. As we drive towards the city, we have the opportunity to admire the rapid development of this cosmopolitan capital, planned by the Saudi government to become the biggest metropole in the Middle East in the next 10 years.
After the tour, we head to a local Arabic restaurant for an authentic Arabic meal experience.
Proceed to the hotel for an overnight stay in Riyadh.
Today after breakfast, you can explore the beautiful city of Riyadh on your own and shop around in the local Riyadh markets for souvenirs. Or, you can opt for some more amazing adventures in Riyadh by Atlas Holidays!
Edge of the World with Dinner (7 Hrs):
An exciting drive to the amazing “Edge of the World”, located on the 1000 kilometre-long Tuwaiq escarpment where the viewpoints from the top of the 300-meter-high cliffs are particularly dramatic. On our way to the most famous natural wonder of Riyadh Province, we visit a restored traditional village, Sadous, whose architecture is typical of the Najd (central Arabia) before we start the off-road drive towards Edge of the World. En route, we stop by the Bats Cave and once at Edge of the World we can hike along the majestic cliffs and enjoy the breathtaking viewpoints. Whilst enjoying traditional coffee, tea and a light meal there is an explanation about Saudi culture while we watch the picturesque sunset.
Morning Safari (4hrs):
We head southwest for approximately one hour into some of the most beautiful dunes of the Riyadh province, where we have the opportunity to enjoy fun activities like sand-boarding and dune bashing in a pristine and secluded sand dune sea. Depending on the season we will visit a nearby Bedouin campsite to enjoy traditional coffee and tea and see their herd of camels. On top of the dunes, we serve a light meal, drinks, coffee & tea after which we will return back to the city.
In case client wishes to prepone /postpone his or her travel dates, we request you to kindly reach us 15 days prior to journey date via e-mail/SMS.
The customers can prepone /postpone their tour once without any additional charges (if intimated before 15 days of travel date in written). However postponing & preponing second time will attract additional charges.
Also note that few service providers (Hoteliers, Transporter etc.) may apply postpone/prepone charges even after meeting above requirement. In such cases postpone/prepone charges will deducted from the advance amount deposited.
In all prepone or postpone scenarios, the services and the costing will be subject to availability of Hotel/Volvo and season/off season time.
We do not accept any changes in plan within 15 days of travel date. However in rare cases like adverse climatic conditions or strikes, package can be postponed which will be intimated to you beforehand.
The validity to utilize your Advance payment in prepone/postpone scenarios is 1 Year from the date of advance payment.
The advance payment and the invoice Number allotted to you, are transferable i.e. you can pass on your booking to any of your friends/ relatives. (Please Note: In order to transfer your booking you must meet the above terms and conditions first).
If you Cancel your Holiday
30 days or more before date of departure : 25% of total cost
29 - 20 days before date of departure : 50% of total cost
19 days or less before date of departure : 100% of total cost