The Kingdom | Madain Saleh + Alula, Saudi Arabia

Thu Jan 06 2022 at 11:45 am to Sun Jan 09 2022 at 03:00 am UTC+04:00

Dubai International | Dubai

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The Kingdom | Madain Saleh + Alula, Saudi Arabia
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After decades of seclusion the Saudi Kingdom is finally open to explore! Come be one of the first to wander these geological and archaeological discoveries of endless sandstone canyons, ancient ruins, and undiscovered petroglyphs.
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Sharing borders with Iraq and Jordan to the north and Yemen, Oman and our very own UAE to the south and east, this country of over 30 million people has often been unavailable to the weekend adventurer, until now.
The walled city of Al-Ula, founded along the “Incense Road” in the 6th Century BC, where the residents built their homes in dense configuration to better fortify against invaders, and presided over by the Nabateans for hundreds of years. The Nabataeans, an ancient Bedouin tribe that wandered the Arabian Desert for centuries and eventually made their capital at the site of Petra also built their largest settlement in the south in what is now the Saudi Kingdom. This ancient biblical city will be our starting point for exploring the spectacular sandstone rock formations nearby.
A short distance from the city are endless sandstone rock formations filled with ancient pictographs, petroglyphs and ancient ruins of the Dedanites, pre-dating even the reign of the Nabateans. We will trek the ancient incense route through this dramatic Martian landscape!
If you are craving to become one of the first Saudi explorers, you are warmly invited to join us for on one of the first chapters of Saudi TREKKUPS!
Let’s go to the Kingdom!
Day 0 // Arrive in Kingdom
Meeting at Dubai Airport at 11:45 for a flight at 13.45. Late afternoon arrival, immigration formalities, drive to Al-Ula to reach hotel in evening.
Day 1 // Incense Route
After quick breakfast we head out into the desert for trek through spectacular rock formations, we’ll have our lunch on the trail before exploring the sandstone formations and ruins. If time, after returning to city we’ll visit archaeology museum before taking quick safari to desert camp to watch the sun go down.
Day 2 // Ancient City
We will start the day wandering the narrow alleys of the old city before heading out of town for desert drive to catch our flight back to Dubai.
Activities:
Trekking, sightseeing.
Grade:
Easy, available to everyone.
Room & Meals:
Hotel & meals included.
Approximate Cost:
3870 AED all-inclusive of flights.
Specifically Excluded:
- Evisa costs,
- Insurance,
- PCR for return,
Visa:
Visas not included in the trip budget, many nationalities can now obtain E-visa: https://visa.visitsaudi.com/. It is sole responsibility of participant to secure admission to the country of destination.
All details available to confirmed RSVPs.
See yah in Saudi!
Piotr
0504848238
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