History of Cvilization - Umrah Extension

History of Cvilization - Umrah Extension

After the Spiritual Journey
Madinah, Dadan, Al Ula Old Town, Al Ula, Madain Saleh, Tabuk, Hisma, Neom
Discovery, Archeology, Culture, History
This program can be customized for individuals and groups.

Day 1: Madinah, Dadan, Al Ula Old Town, Al Ula [205 miles]
Drive from Madinah to Al Ula. Check in at hotel. Dinner & overnight in Al Ula. [D]
Day 2: Al Ula
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we depart for Dadan/ Ikmah tour. Al-Ula is an ancient oasis that is inhabited for the last 7000 years as testify ancient carvings in and around the oasis. During the 1st millennium BCE, the city of Dadan develops thanks to its strategic location on the frankincense trade road to become one of the oldest Arabian kingdoms that ruled over most of what is today Tabuk and Madinah provinces. During the 1st century BCE, the Nabatean people coming from Petra settled 30 kilometers north of Dadan in Al-Hijr where they built over a hundred monumental tombs similar to the ones they dug in Petra. We will start our exciting day with the visit of two ancient carving sites in Al-Ula, then will pass by the ancient city of Dadan that was an important oasis on the frankincense trade route between Southern Arabia and the Mediterranean World. Lunch in the city. After lunch, we get a glimpse into Al Ula’s not-so-distant past on the Al Ula Old Town Tour. We will go 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. We will finish this special day on top of the Harrat Al-Uwayrid for an amazing viewpoint of the oasis of Al-Ula. Return to hotel. Dinner & overnight in Al Ula. [B/L/D]
Day 3: Al Ula (Madain Saleh)
Today we will start our journey with the visit of the famous Hegra (Madain Saleh) which is the first site of Saudi Arabia that was listed as UNESCO World Heritage site. Madain Saleh, whose original name was Al-Hijr or Hegra in Greek, is the southernmost important city of the Nabatean Kingdom that flourished thanks to the caravan trade between the 2nd century BCE until the Roman conquest in 106 CE. It is the second richest Nabatean city in terms of monumental tombs with over a hundred decorated funeral monuments including some of the most vibrant and well conserved architectural prowess of the Nabateans builders. We will lead you through this fascinating site and reveal to you the secrets of its tombs, ancient inscriptions, stone structures, and many others. Lunch in the city. We depart to take a stroll under at the Al Ula Oasis Trail. Here you find towering date palms and smell the cool freshness of the earth. Stretching from the Heart of the oasis to the Alshaqary Trail, one of Al Jadidah Trails, this beautiful, designated trail showcases the heritage of the Al Ula Oasis. With picture-perfect locations dotting the way, the Heritage Oasis Trail is a must-visit while in Al Ula. Before heading back to the hotel, we will visit Jebel Al-Fil (Elephant rock) for a relaxing time. Dinner & overnight in Al Ula. [B/L/D]
Day 4: Al Ula, Tabuk [224 miles]
Breakfast at the hotel. We depart towards the city of Tabuk. On our way, we will pass by the valley of Dissah (also known as Wadi Qaraqir) which is undoubtedly the most beautiful valley of Saudi Arabia with its 500 meters high sandstone cliffs on both sides of the canyon and the small rivers that runs through all year long. Every inch through this canyon is an amazement unique in the world. Dissah hosts another ancient oasis where we will see remains attesting of the long occupation of this wonderful place. We will have lunch en route. Continue to Tabuk, check in upon arrival. Dinner & Overnight in Tabuk. [B/L/D]
Day 5: Tabuk (Hisma) [275 miles]
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will visit a place called Hisma, which is also known as the Wadi Rum of Saudi Arabia because of its majestic grandiose formations similar to the ones found on the other side of the border with Jordan. Hisma is home to hundreds of ancient rock art and ancient inscriptions, some in pre-Islamic scripts dating back to the caravan trade, and some in old Arabic dating back to the first decades of Islam. We will have a picnic during the excursion in the middle of the magic sceneries of Hisma. In the afternoon we will pass by the highest mountains in Saudi Arabia, the Jebel Al Laws, the mountain of almonds. People believe that this is the true site of the biblical Mount Sinai where Moses received the Tablets of Law. We will visit some sites that have features reminding the story of Moses. At the end of the day, we will head back to our hotel. Dinner & Overnight in Tabuk. [B/L/D]
Day 6: Tabuk (Neom) [342 miles]
Breakfast at the hotel. Starting our tour today to Wadi Tayyib Al Ism (subject to approval by KSA authority), the possible location where Moses, brought his people out of Egypt. Tayyeb Al-Ism is the first place Mose's (Musa) reached when he crossed the Red Sea (as per researchers) and one of the magical natural wonders of Saudi Arabia that takes visitors by surprise. Visit wadi Tayyeb al ism valley one of the famous and most attractive places, surrounded by red-colored mountains and deep canyons this lush oasis was an ancient pit stop for weary travelers. The valley overlooks the sea and is known for its captivating nature and crystal. Picnic lunch, then proceed to visit the Springs of Moses it is one of 12 Springs of Prophet Moses (as) is a historical landmark located in the valley of Maqna, Saudi Arabia. The sprouting of water and its flow against gravity in the middle of the desert appears to be nothing less than magical. These springs also pump water in the famous valley of Maqna through the sand holes that are driven by water flowing from the ground. Drive to Al Suaedni Well Visit the Moses well at Maqna where it is believed that Moses took care of Jethro's (Prophet Shuaib) daughters and helped them take out water for their sheep and this is the first place where Mose's (Musa) met Zippora, Jethro’s daughter in this place and after married with her. 5 Magha’er Shuaib Midian (Al baad) is the land where Moses spent 10 years in voluntary exile before returning and freeing his people from Pharaoh Ramses II.) And the homeland of Jethro (Prophet Shuaib who was Mose's Father-in-Law). The Mugha’yer Shuaib seems to appear from nowhere in the reddish desert west of Tabuk. Dinner & Overnight in Tabuk. [B/L/D]
Day 7: Tabuk, USA
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Tabuk airport for your departure flight. [B]
[B] = Breakfast | [B/L/D] =Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Tour Includes:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Personalized assistance by our representative at the airport
  • 6 nights’ accommodation at chosen hotel’s:
    • Al Ula 3 nights
    • Tabuk 3 nights
  • Meals:
    • Breakfast Daily
    • 5 lunches
    • 6 dinners
  • Visits in Al Ula:
    • Dadan/ Ikmah
    • Al Ula Old Town
    • Harrat Uwayrid
    • Famous Hegra (Madain Saleh) – UNESCO site.
    • Oasis Trail
    • Jebel Al-Fil (Elephant Mountain)
    • Valley of Dissah
    • Explore Hisma & Jabal Al Lawz Mountain
    • Tayeb Ism
    • Maqna
    • Al Baad
  • Transportation by deluxe air-conditioned vehicle as per itinerary
  • Full time services of our experienced certified drivers & tour leader in English
  • Local taxes and service charge at the hotel

Tour does not include:

  • irfare, taxes and fees (Special airfares available from all USA gateways)
  • Cities taxes
  • Visas
  • Visa to Saudi Arabia
  • Travel insurance
  • All drinks
  • Other meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Extras and gratuities
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Porterage
  • Tips to the guide & driver (Suggested $3 for the guide and $2 for the driver per person per day)

Hotels in your Tour:

City Hotel Name Tripadvisor
Auperior Tourist Class
Al Ula Sahary Resort 3.5
Tabuk Swiss Inn 3.5
Fiest Class
Al Ula Shaden Resort 3.5
Tabuk Grand Millennium .54

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking

Tour Pricing

No. in Party 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6-7 pax 8-9 pax
Superior Tourist Class
Double $7,465 $6,795 $5,095 $5,165 $4,305 $4,065
Single - $8,629 $6,929 $6,999 $6,139 $5,899
Triple - $6,715 $5,015 $5,085 $4,225 $3,985
High Season
Double $45
Single $39
First Class
Double $6,329 $5,419 $4,065 $3,975 $3,309 $3,095
Single - $6,339 $4,985 $4,889 $4,229 $4,009
Triple - $5,355 $3,999 $3,909 $3,245 $3,025
High Season
Double $155
Single $145