Approx. 8-9 hours
8:00 am – we can change the time to suit you.
Original Ushaiqer Heritage Village Tour from Riyadh
|Single||2- 3 Persons||4-6 Persons||7-10 Persons|
|500 $||300$||290 $||280 $|
Your Tour Leader/driver will be waiting you. They will be holding a sign of your name, You do not need to look for them – they will be waiting for you and will find you.
From the moment your tour starts, your tour leader will give you full attention. Once in the car, He will talk to you about all the things on the way as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you.
Drive to Ushaiqer heritage village will introduce you to the charming nature and ancient architecture of Saudi Arabia, While also giving you the opportunity to experience Saudi customs and traditions.
Hidden in the heart of the Najd, an oasis-dotted region 200 km northwest of Riyadh, Ushaiger Heritage Village provides a glimpse of a slow-paced Saudi society of old.
Bedouins first settled here 1,500 years ago and Ushaiqer quickly became a popular stopping point for pilgrims crossing to Makkah, thanks to its springs and low-brimmed olive and palm groves. Ushaiqer – which, in a naming quirk, means ‘little blonde’ to reflect the nearby red mountain that looms over the yellow mud houses – still has a small community of residents, making use of its schools, shops and mosques. To walk its narrow lanes is to enter a living museum, draped with traces of an ancient way of life.
Encased in thick walls, Ushaiqer is a labyrinth of winding alleyways, shaded pathways and timber-framed walkways, crossing between hundreds of mud houses. The village is divided into districts and bisected by groves of palm trees, and includes a cluster of beautifully renovated houses. These offer a stunning example of Najdi architecture, with its distinctive triangular windows and roofs, and ornately carved wooden doors. Some still bear the names of the families who lived there.
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.
- Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
- All transfers by modern air-conditioned van from your hotel in Riyadh
- English speaking tour leader/driver.
- Entrance fees
- All Service charges and taxes
- Any extras