Discover Al-Ula

Discover Al-Ula

Al-Ula, Al-Ula Old Town, Hegra, Elephant Rock
Discovery, Culture, History, Relaxation
This program may be operated for individuals, small & large groups

Renowned for its archaeological treasures, Al-Ula is home to the ancient Nabatean city of Hegra (Mada'in Saleh), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famed for its well-preserved rock-cut tombs dating back to the first century CE. These imposing sandstone structures, reminiscent of Petra in Jordan, stand as a testament to the Nabatean civilization's architectural prowess and commercial significance in antiquity. Beyond its historical allure, Al-Ula boasts stunning desert landscapes characterized by towering sandstone cliffs, expansive valleys, and rock formations sculpted by centuries of wind and weather. The region's unique geography offers visitors a wealth of outdoor adventures, from hiking and rock climbing to desert safaris and hot air balloon rides, providing an immersive experience amidst the timeless beauty of the Arabian desert
Day 1, Mon: Al-Ula
After Immigration and Customs formalities at Al-Ula airport, meet our representative who will transfer you to the hotel. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Al-Ula.
Day 2, Tue: Al-Ula
Arrival at Al Ula airport, after visa and immigration formalities our representative will meet and escort the guests to their air-conditioned vehicle for their transfer to the city. Upon arriving, we shall get a glimpse into Al-Ula’s not-so-distant past on the Al-Ula Old Town tour. A Rawi (guide) will lead you through Al-Ula Old Town, where pilgrims, travelers and permanent settlers congregated through the ages. Inhabited from before the 12th century up until the early 1980s, Al-Ula Old Town offers researchers unique oral histories and living memory that the area’s other heritage sites cannot. With 900 houses, 500 shops and 5 town squares, you can explore a maze of remnants of original stone and mudbrick buildings and enjoy views of an Al-Ula Castle dating back to the 10th century. Guest will learn about Old Town’s settlers and pilgrims, as well as their motives and methods in the city’s construction. Head towards the hotel & check in. Lunch & dinner at leisure. Overnight in Al-Ula. [B]
Day 3, Wed: Al-Ula
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will start our journey with the visit Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the largest preserved site of the Nabataean civilization south of Petra. Home to more than 110 tombs carved from giant rock formations, this ancient site is open for visitors to explore and learn about the culture, traditions, and history of its people. Lunch at leisure. Then we depart on a journey through time to discover the ancient and powerful civilizations of the Dadanite and Lihyanite kingdoms, that have built and shaped Al-Ula. After exploring the ruins, a bus service takes you on a 10- minute drive to Jabal Ikmah, an open library of inscriptions, rock art and petroglyphs set in a stunning desert canyon. Below, you’ll find tour details, planning tips and what to expect when visiting these extraordinary heritage sites. Before heading back to the hotel, we will visit Jebel Al-Fil (Elephant rock) for a relaxing time. Set in Golden Desert sands and climbing their levels into the Saudi Arabian Sky, is the awe-inspiring elephant rock one of Al ula’s many geological Marvels. Unlike the ornate, hand-carved facades of nearby Hegra’s Nabataean tombs, the "trunk" and "body" of this monolithic red sandstone beast were shaped by natural forces — millions of years of wind and water erosion. The beauty of the unrefined structure is enhanced by a landscape of golden sands, studded with rocky outcrops, many of which are equally impressive in size and have interesting shapes and figures. Dinner at leisure. Overnight in Al-Ula. [B]
Day 4, Thu: Al-Ula, Departure
Breakfast in the hotel. Check out time 12:00 pm. Depending on the flight time, transfer to Al Ula airport for your departure. [B]

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Tour Includes:

  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Visit the famous Hegra (Madain Saleh) – UNESCO heritage site
  • Excursion to Dadan & Ikmah
  • Tour Al Ula Old Town
  • Visit Jebel Al-Fil (Elephant Rock)
  • Guide Assistance
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Tour operated in English only
  • Tour guides
  • Transportation by A/C vehicle
  • All local taxes


Tour does not include:

  • Airfare, taxes and fees (Special airfares available from all USA gateways)
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours
  • Wi-Fi at hotels
  • All items of a purely personal nature such as other drinks that is not specified, laundry, etc.
  • Early check in and late checkout
  • Porterage service at the hotels
  • Visas
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Any service not specifically listed under "included” 


Hotels in your Tour:

City Hotel Name Rating (Out of 5)
First Class
Al-Ula Cloud 7 Residence 4.5
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking


Tour Pricing

Season Double Single
First Class
May 7,14,21,28 $1,019 $1,779
Jun 4,11,18,25
Jul 2,9,16,23,30
Aug 6,13,20,27
Sep 3,10,17,24
Oct 1,8
Oct 15,22,29 $1,185 $2,115
Nov 5,12,19,26
Dec 3,10,17,24
Triple reduction $25
Child below 12 years 30% discount
Prices are per person, are valid through March ’25 and may change without notice

Changes to this program may be requested by phone to 1-347-610-1819 or email to

We also be glad to adjust the airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares

We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.

Other options
The program was designed with private services
If you prefer deluxe services, we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.

Once we have designed the program the way you want, we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.