The Nabatean Kingdom - Umrah Extension

The Nabatean Kingdom - Umrah Extension

Al-Ula, Dedan, Ikmah, Madain Saleh, Tabuk, Tayyeb Al-Ism
Discovery, Culture, History, Relaxation
This program may be operated for individuals & groups

The Nabatean Kingdom was an ancient Arab state that flourished from the 4th century BCE to the 1st century CE in what is now modern-day Jordan, southern Syria, and northwestern Saudi Arabia. Renowned for their mastery of trade routes, their strategic location along the Incense Route facilitated trade between the Arabian Peninsula, Africa, and the Mediterranean, allowing them to amass considerable wealth and influence. The Nabateans are best known for their remarkable architecture, particularly their intricate rock-cut tombs and temples carved into the rose-red rocks.
Day 1: Madinah, Al-Ula [295 miles]
Early departure from your hotel to reach Al-Ula (4.5 hours), an ancient oasis inhabited for the last 7000 years. Lunch on arrival. During the 1st millennium BCE, the city of Dedan 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 19 miles north of Dedan in Al-Hijr where they built 94 monumental tombs similar to the ones they dug in Petra. Then we depart for a tour of Dedan and Jabal Ikmah. Before heading back to the hotel, we will visit Jebel Al-Fil (Elephant rock) for a relaxing time. Then, we return to Al-Ula for check in, dinner and overnight at the hotel. [L/D]
Day 2: Al-Ula, Tabuk [155 miles]
Today we will start our journey with the visit of the famous Hegra (Madain Saleh) which is the first site of Saudi Arabia listed as a 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 Nabatean builders. We will lead you through this fascinating site and reveal the secrets of its tombs, ancient inscriptions, stone structures, and many more. Our visit will be followed by a lunch before we head towards the city of Tabuk. After 4.5 hours, we reach our hotel and check in followed by dinner and overnight. [B/L/D]
Day 3: Tabuk (Tayyeb Al-Ism)
This morning, we head to Wadi Tayyeb Al Ism Valley (subject to approval by KSA authority), the possible location where Moses, brought his people from Egypt. Tayyeb Al-Ism is the first place Moses (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-clear Red Sea waters. Lunch at leisure. Then proceed to visit the Springs of Moses, one of 12 springs in the area where Moses lived in exile for 10 years, a historical landmark located in the valley of Maqna. 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 to 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. This is the first place where Moses (Musa) met Zippora, Jethro’s daughter who, later, became his wife. The Mugha’yer Shuaib seems to appear from nowhere in the reddish desert west of Tabuk. At the end of the tour, head to Tabuk city for dinner and overnight. [B/L/D]
Day 4: Tabuk (Departure)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depending on our flight departure time, transfer to Tabuk airport for departure. Standard check out time is 12:00 pm. [B]
[B] = Breakfast | [B/D] = Breakfast & Dinner | [B/L/D] = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Tour Includes:

  • 3 nights’ accommodation at selected hotels:
    • Al Ula 1 night
    • Tabuk 2 nights
  • Meals:
    • Daily buffet breakfast
    • 3 lunches
    • 3 dinners
  • Visits of:
    • Dadan
    • Ikmah
    • Elephant Rock
    • Hegra (UNESCO site)
    • Tayyeb Ism (subject to approval)
    • Spring of Moses
    • Maqna
    • Al Baad
  • Entrance fees to sites visited
  • Personalized meet & greet on arrival
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Transportation by deluxe A/C vehicle as per itinerary
  • Experienced certified drivers
  • Full time English-speaking tour leader
  • Local Taxes
  • Service charge at the hotel


Tour does not include:

  • Airfare, taxes and fees (Special airfares available from all USA gateways)
  • Cities taxes
  • Visas
  • Visa to Saudi Arabia
  • Travel insurance
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic 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

*** Prayers: In addition to the prayers described in the itinerary, the pilgrims will have the opportunity to complete their Salah every day of their stay..


Hotels in your Tour:

City Hotel Name Rating (Out of 5)
First Class
Al-Ula Shaden Resort 4
Tabuk Swiss Inn 4.5
First Class
Al-Ula Habitas Resort 4.5
Tabuk Grand Millennium 4.5
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking


Tour Pricing

Season Room 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 -8 pax
First Class
May-Sep Double $3,659 $3,089 $2,315 $2,239 $1,869 $1,749
Single $4,315 $3,739 $2,969 $2,895 $2,519 $2,399
Oct-Dec Double $3,819 $3,245 $2,475 $2,399 $2,025 $1,909
Single $4,475 $3,899 $3,129 $3,055 $2,679 $2,559
Triple Discount $79
May-Sep Double $4,059 $3,609 $2,705 $2,669 $2,255 $2,135
Single $5,049 $4,599 $3,699 $3,659 $3,245 $3,125
Oct-Dec Double $4,359 $3,905 $2,999 $2,965 $2,549 $2,429
Single $5,349 $4,895 $3,995 $3,955 $3,539 $3,419
Triple Discount $65
Prices are per person, are valid through December ’24 and may change without notice
Special airfare addons available from all USA gateways

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.