Najd Cultural Tour

Riyadh – Qassim – Hail – Aljouf
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8 Days / 7 Nigths

Description

For the pure culture lovers this trip starts from Riyadh with visits to all historical sites and ruins to move after to Qassim and visit the traditional city and palm plantations, then continue towards Hail city for a UNESCO heritage site visit and continue towards the historical area of Aljouf for more historical site visits.


Day one

  • Arrival to King Khaled Airport in Riyadh
  • Pick up and drop off to the hotel as per scheduled flight
  • Free style evening

Day two

  • 08:15
    Meeting after breakfast at the hotel’s lobby area
  • 08:30
    Start heading towards Deryah site for a historical brief of the kingdom (UNESCO heritage)
  • 10:30
    Move towards Masmak fortress
  • 11:30
    Visit Al Zal traditional flee market
  • 13:00
    Free style lunch
  • 14:30
    Move towards the National Museum for a detailed information about the Arabian Peninsula
  • 16:30
    Stop at the Kingdom Tower, the tallest building in Riyadh and enjoy the view from the top
  • 18:00
    Free style evening

Day three

  • 08:50
    Meeting after breakfast at the hotel’s lobby area
  • 09:50
    Start heading toward Ushayger
  • 11:30
    Quick stop at the Salt Marsh for a brief exploration on ways used to extract salt from the ground
  • 13:00
    Free style lunch at the Cultural Mud House in Ushayguer village
  • 15:00
    Walking tour around the village
  • 16:00
    Move towards Qassim city (Unyzah)
  • 18:00
    Visit Almsukaf local Market and the plantations
  • 19:30
    Free style evening at a Plantation Resort

Day four

  • 06:50
    Meeting after breakfast at the hotel’s lobby area
  • 07:00
    Move towards Hail city (230 km N)
  • 10:00
    Coffee break stop at the Alshnan Hospitality Guest House
  • 10:45
    Visit Faid Ancient and Pre-Islamic city
  • 11:30
    Start heading towards Tabah Volcano Crater and stop to enjoy the view and take memorable pictures.
  • 12:30
    Resume the way towards Hail city
  • 13:30
    Check-in at the hotel, Free style rest and lunch
  • 15:00
    Visit Hail Museum and Handcraft market
  • 18:30
    Free style evening

Day five

  • 07:50
    Meeting after breakfast at the hotel’s lobby area
  • 08:00
    Start heading towards Jubbah ancient stone carving site (UNESCO Heritage site)
  • 10:30
    Quick tour at Alnayf Historical Guest House
  • 12:00
    Free style Lunch at Alnayef Historical Guest House
  • 13:30
    Drive towards Aljouf city for our upcoming stop (300 km N)
  • 17:00
    Arrival at Aljouf, free style evening and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day six

  • 08:50
    Meeting after breakfast at the hotel’s lobby area
  • 09:00
    Start the tour by visiting Alrajajeel Columns of non-determined origins yet.
  • 10:00
    Move towards Mared Castle and Omar Bin Khtab mosque – both of great historical value
  • 11:00
    Start heading towards Domat Aljandal man-made Lake for a nice walk alongside and picture taking
  • 12:00
    Free style lunch at a local cultural restaurant
  • 13:00
    Drive back to the hotel for check out
  • 15:00
    Continue the tour towards Zabal fort and Sasra historical well
  • 16:00
    Visit the famous camel rock carving ancient site (recently discovered)
  • 17:00
    Drop off transfer to Skaka airport for a flight back to Riyadh
  • Evening
    Pick up and Overnight stay at the hotel in Riyadh

Day seven

  • Morning
    Transfer to King Khaled International Airport for the return flight and the end of the tour

    • Accommodation in 4 or 5 star properties
    • Transportations as mentioned
    • English speaking Tour guide
    • Breakfast at the property

    • All other Meals
    • International and domestic flights, even if mentioned in the itinerary program and any other transportation not mentioned in the itinerary.

    • Warm clothing during winter
    • Comfortable shoes

    • Sites mentioned might be replaced without prior notice depending on the season and the time of booking
    • Further terms and conditions apply please revert to your confirmation sheet upon booking
    • Tour can be customized and joined with other cities