Madain Saleh & Great Arabia – 10 Days

Tour Highlights:

  • Red Sands & Edge of the World
  • Riyadh, Fly to Sakaka
  • Al Jawf
  • Al Jawf Oasis is one of Saudi Arabia’s greatest archaeological treasures
  • Jubbah, arrive Hail
  • Al Ha’it, Shuwaymis, arrive Al Ula
  • Madakhil Safari & Hegra, Fly to Jeddah
  • Jeddah, Bride of the red sea

Route Map

Day1: Arrive Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Your Tour leader/ Driver will be waiting for you. They will be holding a sign of SaudiArabiaTours, You do not need to look for them – they will be waiting for you and will find you.

You will be transferred by an A/C car to your hotel. Overnight in Riyadh.

Day2: Red Sands & Edge of the World

From the moment your tour starts, your tour leader will give you full attention. Once in the car, your tour leader will talk to you about all the things on the way as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you.

Travel out to the evocative dunes of the Red Sands where you will kick-start the Saudi Explorer tour. Red Sand Riyadh almost 80 Km from Riyadh. It’s an area of red desert sand dunes in northeastern Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The area known as Hidden Valley is surrounded by tall mountains which gives a valley look. Enjoy the only place in Riyadh where you can experience the Desert Safari by Quad Bike Around Red Sand experience.

After a picnic lunch, Your journey continues this afternoon through an Acacia studded desert towards the Jebel Fihrayn also known as Edge of the world. Standing atop the 1,000-foot high escarpment at Jabal Fihrayn, you find stretching before you an uninterrupted view of the horizon in all directions, leaving you with the impression that you are, indeed, standing at the very edge of the world. The effect on one’s body and mind and soul is exhilarating. These cliffs rise dramatically from the desert, stretching toward the sky like a great natural wall. When you stand atop them and look toward the horizon, you have a prime view of the sky as it seems to melt into the barren earth.

The Edge of the World Saudi Arabia (Jebel Fihrayn) is an unexpected and dramatic geological wonder in the rocky desert northwest of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The site earned its nickname because from atop the escarpment, you have an uninterrupted view of the horizon. It’s part of the much longer Tuwaiq Escarpment and drops down 1,000 feet into an ancient ocean bed. While standing on the cliffs, you’ll spot dried rivers weaving across the land, and see camels moving far below. These camels and their herders are following a well-trodden path, as an ancient caravan route once passed within its shadow. 

Travel in comfort back to your hotel, Riyadh has so much to see, feel, eat and buy so if you have time and want to add more to your itinerary – just let us know what you are interested in and we will arrange it for you.

(Optional ) Riyadh Food Tour, Start at 4:00 pm.

To enjoy the real taste of Saudi Arabia you have to try the original Saudi Arabian food Tour. Enjoy the best local food in Saudi Arabia which is one of life’s great pleasures, Discover off-the-beaten-path spots in the real Saudi Arabia that is not covered in any guidebook.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

Day3: Riyadh, Fly to Sakaka

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel. Late this morning, meet your guide and make a photo-stop outside the landmark Kingdom Centre tower. Saudi Arabia Tours’ tour leader will be waiting for you. Start the day with a photo-stop outside the landmark Kingdom Centre tower, the tallest building in the city which is located on the commercial strip in the Olaya district in Riyadh. This is the most famous tower in Riyadh. The shopping mall has lots of facilities and cafes to visit. Sky bridge Al Mamlaka at extra ticket a nice observation bridge where you can get a magnificent panoramic view of the city. It has a number of restaurants and shops. before touring the Murraba Palace, once home to King Abdulaziz Ibn Saud. This afternoon, visit the National Museum for a crash course in Saudi history, then continue to Riyadh’s old centre to explore the historic Al Masmak FortThen you will visit the Souq Al Zal, which is worth buying antique carpets and other useful Saudi heritage antiques. Fly to Sakaka in the northern Al Jawf oasis this evening. 

(Optional) Riyadh By Night Tour

Start your tour in Riyadh Winter Wonderland, you can see how Saudi locals men and women have fun. you would be surprised. Riyadh Winter Wonderland is held on an open space of 200,000 square meters and includes the largest skating rink in the Middle East. With celebrities attending from all over the world, the winter celebration offers several games, competitions, and performances, not mentioning the shopping opportunities and the exceptional gastronomic experience to be had at the many diners there. 

Meals: Breakfast only.

Day4: Al Jawf

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel. Al Jawf oasis, which is set at the crossroads of one of the Middle East’s most important trade routes, is one of Saudi Arabia’s greatest archaeological treasures. Your day will start at Dumat Al Jandal, which is an ancient city of ruins and the historical capital of the Al Jawf Province, North Western Saudi Arabia. It is located 37 km away from Sakakah. an outstanding example of an early Islamic town, that was already an important commercial centre in the 9th century BC. After visiting wonderful ruins and their museum learn about the enigmatic pre-historic standing stones of Al Rajajil and see the recently discovered 2000-year-old ‘Camel Site’. Al-Rajajil sometimes referred to as the Standing Men, or Standing Stones, are a collection of some fifty groups of man-made stone columns near the ancient oasis town of Sakakah in Al-Jawf province in northwestern Saudi Arabia. The stones are arranged in groups of four or more, joined at the base and leaning outwards at random angles. The day concludes with a tour of Sakaka’s Zabal castle. 

Meals: Breakfast only.

Day5: Jubbah, arrive Hail

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel. Travel through the red sands of the Great Nefud Desert to reach the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jubbah. Jubbah is one of the most interesting places in Saudi Arabia. It is believed that camel figures carved at Jubbah are the oldest in the Arabian Peninsula. These rock carvings date back to approx. 4000 years.
Jubbah lies on an ancient lake bed that measures at least 20 km by 4 km with its full extent concealed beneath wind-swept sand on its northern, southern and eastern boundaries. Jubbah is surrounded by large sandstone outcrops that are filled with ancient petroglyphs and inscriptions on the rock face.

Here, on the walls of Jabal Umm Sinman, the finely accomplished rock art may be as much as 11,000 years old and sheds light on human activities, hairstyles and clothing during the Palaeolithic period. Lady Anne Blunt, one of the first Europeans to witness Jubbah’s art, wrote in 1879: ‘Jubbah is one of the most curious places in the world and to my mind one of the most beautiful.’ Arrive in Hail’s outskirts in the late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

Day6: Al Ha’it, Shuwaymis, arrive Al Ula

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel. Today’s long excursion will take you south to Al Ha’it in the Harrat Ithnayn where you will visit the crumbling mudbrick ruins of Fadak and see a rock carving depicting the Babylonian King Narbonidas (reign: 556 to 539 BC). Harrat Ithnayn volcano is a volcanic field of 4000 sq km size in western Saudi Arabia north of the Harrat Khaybar volcanic field. It consists of various shield volcanoes and scoria cones and contains large basalt flows with lava caves. The youngest lava flows from Harrat Ithnayn are less than 4500 years old.

Then, drive through the black volcanic landscape to see one of the mysterious pre-historic ’gates’ that were discovered by an archaeologist using Google Earth and maybe as much as 9,000-years-old. Continuing deeper into the desert, you’ll arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Jabal Al Manjor where you’ll see some of the finest rock art in Saudi Arabia – including a stunning depiction of three camels. It was proved when ancient lion engravings were found on the rocks of Jabal Al Manjor and Raat at Shuwymis. It was engraved by the People of Thamud who ruled the Saudi land some 10,000 years ago engraved a giant lion of its actual size on the rocks in the Hail region.

Arrive at your desert camp in Al Ula in the early evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day7: Elephant Rock & Al Ula

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel. After a relaxed breakfast, a short drive will bring you to Elephant Rock, also known as Jabal AlFil, one of AlUla’s many geological marvels. Enjoy Elephant Rock, This spectacular rock formation resembles an elephant with its trunk touching the ground, is one of Al Ula’s geomorphological wonders became one of AlUla iconic landmarks. Then, return to your desert camp and enjoy some time at leisure. This afternoon you’ll discover the oasis of Al Ula – one of the country’s most exceptional heritage sites. Sightseeing begins with a walk through the atmospheric ruins of old Deera, a mudbrick village that was inhabited until the 1970s. Nearby, the famous Lion Tombs of ancient Dadan and the petroglyphs at Jabal Ikhmah.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

Day8: Madakhil Safari & Hegra, Fly to Jeddah

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel. Start the day with a thrilling 4WD safari through the fabulous Madakhil rocks. Then, after a picnic lunch, drive on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Madain Saleh where you’ll visit the old Hijaz railway station and explore the magnificent rock-hewn tombs of the ‘second Petra’. Madain Saleh tourist site was anciently known as Hegra or Al-Hijr and was built by the Nabataean Arabs to protect their lucrative trade route with south Arabia. These fabulously situated tombs had been lost to the world until their ‘rediscovery’ in 1876. At the conclusion of your visit, drive to Al Ula Airport and fly to Jeddah on the Red Sea coast.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

Day9: Jeddah

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel. Jeddah is known as the ‘Bride of the Red Sea’ and for centuries has been the port for nearby Mecca. Late this morning, meet your guide and drive along Jeddah’s beautiful manicured modern seafront Corniche to the ‘floating Mosque’. After a late lunch with a view of the Red Sea, the new city is juxtaposed with the old as you walk through Mecca Gate and enter Jeddah’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed old quarter of Al Balad which is the historical area well known as the “Old Town”, where many of the oldest families used to live and work. It boasts of old buildings, a traditional souk, and many restaurants, where visitors get to walk amid the old streets and experience the traditional landscape of the old town. On arrival, discover the lively souqs and multi-story houses built of coral stone with their unique distinctive.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

Day10: Farewell to Saudi Arabia

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel. Today a private transfer will bring to Jeddah International Airport where you will check-in for your onward flight. Farewell to Saudi Arabia!


  • Accommodation as described.
  • All your tours and excursions are by an A/C vehicle.
  • English speaking tour leader/ driver.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 2 Dinners).
  • Domestic flights in Economy Class (Riyadh/Sakaka, Al Ula/Jeddah).
  • Sightseeing and entrances as per the itinerary.
  • Our prices include all taxes and services.


  • International Airfare.
  • Saudi Arabia entry visa. (We can provide you with your visa upon arrival at your request).
  • Any meals other than described in the itinerary.
  • Beverages or any drinks not referred to above.
  • Tipping

Important Note :

We accept all methods of secure payment: Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, direct bank transfer.

Kindly note that the hotel rating in Saudi is not the same as in USA or Europe, so Luxury or Ultimate Luxury hotel options are always recommended.

Accommodation Plan (A) 5 stars:

  1. Riyadh:   (Shaza Riyadh // Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana  //  Four Points By Sheraton Riyadh Khaldia)
  2. Jeddah:(Prime Hotel – Jeddah, Al Hamra  // Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Al Salam // Sheraton Jeddah Hotel // Mövenpick Hotel Tahlia Jeddah )
 3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Price per person in DBL or TRPL Room4550$4750$6350$
Solo traveler7580$7900$10460$

Accommodation Plan (B) Luxury (Sapphire Hotels):

  1. Riyadh: Rosh Rayhaan – Deluxe room.
  2. Sakaka: Al Nusl Hotel – Superior room.
  3. Hail: The Millennium Hotel – Superior room.
  4. Al Ula: Shaden MGallery – Superior room.
  5. Jeddah: interContinental – Deluxe room.
 All year round
price per person in dbl room6900$
Solo traveler11040$

Accommodation Plan (c) Ultimate Luxury (Diamond Hotels):

  1. Riyadh: Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh – Superior room.
  2. Sakaka: Al Nusl Hotel – Suite.
  3. Hail: The Millennium Hotel – Deluxe room.
  4. Al Ula: Shaden MGallery – superior room.
  5. Jeddah: Park Hyatt Jeddah – Marina, Club & Spa – Sea view room.
 All year round
price per person in dbl room9050$
Solo traveler14480$

Travel Insurance – from AIG
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One week 50$ per person
More than one week 75 $ per person.

Saudi Sim Card
if you plan to get a Saudi sim card we would advise you to get it at the airport when you arrive. as it will be much easier to buy it from the airport other than anywhere else as they request more documents if you decide to buy it later from anywhere else.

Our Tour Leader/Driver
We don’t only choose qualified and professional Tour leader/ Drivers but also choose those who are friendly, with a sense of humor who are committed to offering a superior level of service so you can enjoy your time with them.

How To dress
Both men and women are asked to dress modestly in public, avoiding tight-fitting clothing. Women should cover shoulders and knees in public.

Your passport
You should keep your passport with you during any tour you will be making in Saudi Arabia. don’t leave it in your hotel room as some times they request to see your passport or visa.