Umrah plus AlUla journey

AlUla and Hegra, one of Saudi Arabia's natural and cultural highlights

About this trip

Discover enchanting AlUla on this unforgettable journey through Saudi Arabia. From peaceful Medina, your adventure begins with a scenic drive to AlUla, where you will experience the breathtaking beauty of the Harrat viewpoint and explore the serene Daimumah Oasis. Sample local cuisine at an idyllic restaurant amid lush fields and lose yourself in the historic charm of the ancient city of AlUla. Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hegra, where ancient ruins and mysterious inscriptions take you on a journey through time. You will also do the impressive Elephant Rock, before saying goodbye and returning home filled with unforgettable memories of this enchanting destination.

Highlights

  • Harrat viewpoint, the Daimumah Oasis and AlUla city
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites Hegra, Dadan and Jabal Ikmah
  • The Elephant Rock of 50 meters high

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Day-to-day

Day 1 | From Medina to AlUla

You will depart in the morning from peaceful Medina for a magnificent drive to AlUla, one of the natural and cultural highlights on a tour of Saudi Arabia. The rest of the day can be spent as you wish.

Day 2 | The most beautiful viewpoint, an oasis and an ancient city

AlUla is blessed with countless vantage points that offer views of the beautiful landscape, but none is as special as the Harrat viewpoint. Stand on what feels like the edge of the world, overlooking deep canyons, the lush green oasis and the most amazing rock formations as far as the eye can see.

Next, you will make your way to the enchanting Daimumah Oasis. Picturesque paths wind through shade-covered palm groves, fragrant botanical gardens and open fields. Admire ancient mud dwellings and ancient qanats (irrigation canals), along with the crops that local farmers sustainably grow here. 

For lunch, slide into the best restaurant in the oasis. Overlooking the lush fields of the oasis, the menu is inspired by the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Enjoy a light, lemony pasta, or a delicious lamb sandwich. Add the perfectly poached egg to your avocado toast, or try one of their fresh-baked croissants.

After this culinary highlight, you will visit the old town of AlUla, where time seems to have stood still. Here you can wander on your own through the maze of historic alleys and hundreds of houses built of mud brick. This is AlUla's Old Town, whose winding paths are steeped in memories dating back nearly a century. Be enchanted by the town's authentic charm as the sun slowly sets. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner before being returned to the hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Day 3 | Hegra, the Petra of Saudi Arabia

Today is all about archaeological treasures and breathtaking landscapes. You will begin the day with a visit to Hegra, the ancient Nabatean city that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will be immersed in the rich history of the region as you explore the ancient ruins, admire the beautiful inscriptions and feel the magic of the past come alive.

After Hegra, you will visit Dadan and Jabal Ikmah, another historical site steeped in mystery and intrigue. Here you can admire the remains of ancient civilizations and marvel at the secrets this ancient city still holds.

Now that you have seen the rock tombs of Hegra you know the craftsmanship of the Nabataeans, but the absolute champion of sculpture is the next stop. The Elephant Rock is a frenzied rock formation eroded by wind and water that impresses. Lean back and watch as the golden light of the setting sun seems to bring the fifty-meter-high sandstone beast to life.

Day 4 | Goodbye AlUla

It is time to say goodbye to enchanting AlUla as you prepare for your journey back home. You will be transferred by private transfer to AlUla airport for your return flight.

Included:

  • Tour program as described including national flight, transportation and transfers
  • Hold and carry-on luggage
  • Entrance fees of named attractions
  • All overnight stays in a quality hotel
  • Breakfast 4x
  • Very comprehensive up-to-date travel information before departure
  • All taxes and surcharges
  • Compulsory contribution SGR and Calamity Fund (€7.5)

Not included:

  • International flight
  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel and/or cancellation insurance
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Other items not mentioned

Staying in exceptional hotels

The hotels where you stay have been carefully selected by us. Also, the hotels are often beautiful and/or conveniently located: overlooking the Red Sea, among the rock formation of AlUla or at a central and lively spot in Riyadh. We have also included the sustainability aspect in the choice of hotels.

Shaden - AlUla

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