Jeddah To Riyadh (11 Days) Oasis Caravan

Jeddah To Riyadh (11 Days) Oasis Caravan

11 Days
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Jeddah To Riyadh (11 Days) Oasis Caravan

11 Days Starting in 21.563603,39.209741 and ending in 24.746136,46.718124

Visiting:

Saudi Arabia

Tour operator:

Oasis Overland

Physical rating:

All Ages / Not applicable

Tour code:

457

Group size:

1 - 24

Age range:

18-80

Tour operated in:

English

Recommended For:

From:
$2099

$1999 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $100

Tour Overview

Explore the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as both a tourist and a traveller! Immerse yourself in the largest souq in the country and see a different side to the regime in laidback Jeddah. Discover the bohemian nature of the Saudis in Abha, and explore the beautiful Aseer National Park with its famous hanging villages. Take a trip to the spectacular Farasan Islands, before crossing into the ominously named "Abode of Silence": the largest sand desert in the world, the Rub' al-Khali. Your trip ends with a contrast in one of the richest cities in all the world, Riyadh.

Highlights

  • Lose yourself in the labyrinthine souq in Jeddah

  • Learn about the bohemian side of the Saudi's in Abha

  • Explore Aseer National Park

  • Travel into the heart of the Rub'al-Khali desert, the world's largest sand desert

  • Enjoy meeting the warm-hearted people of this region

Itinerary

DAY 1-2: JEDDAH

Welcome to Saudi Arabia. Your first day is a free day for you to arrive, check in to your hotel and introduce yourself to the local area. You can meet your Tour Leader and your group this evening when they arrive in the city.

On Day 2, you will have your Pre-Departure Meeting in the morning, after which you have a free day to explore Jeddah, one of the more cosmopolitan and relatively liberal cities in the Kingdom. The city's architecture takes inspiration from the Rea Sea's spectacular underwater coral, and you can spend your time here exploring a more laid-back Saudi, the maze-like markets, or perhaps you might fancy some scuba diving - use your free time as you choose!

DAY 3-6: JEDDAH TO ABHA

Our next stop is Taif, where we head up into the hills and the cooler climate. Keep a lookout for the wild baboons that populate the roadsides; visit the largest souq in Saudi Arabia and sample the fresh fruits the region is famous for. We climb higher still as we travel to Abha, our base for a few nights. Described as being the country's most bohemian town, it's a world away from the Saudi we've experienced so far. You can visit Al Muftaha village, a cultural gem famous for its calligraphy graffiti, and head out to explore the hanging villages of Aseer National Park. You might like to use your other free day to head South to the stunning Farasan Islands, visiting pearl merchants on land or the incredible marine life under the sea.

DAY 7-10: ABHA TO RIYADH

It's a long drive inland to Saudi Arabia's capital, so we'll break up the journey with a camp in the desert - a chance to break out those sleeping bags again!

From a mud-brick walled oasis town along desert trading routes, Riyadh - which means "garden" in Arabic - is now one of the richest cities in the world. You can explore the world-class museums, travel up the sky bridge or enjoy the many great cafes and restaurants.

From here, we take a 4 x 4 desert safari trip into the Empty Quarter, where you can gaze at the awe-inspiring dunes and strain your eyes for the elusive Arabian leopard. A harsh yet romantic landscape, it's like nowhere else on earth.

We'll have a final night in Riyadh before we continue our journey.

DAY 11: RIYADH

Your trip ends after breakfast.

What's Included

    • Accommodation - approx. 85% simple hostels/hotels & 15% camping
    • Airport Transfer on arrival
    • Jeddah
    • Aseer National Park Entrance
    • Overnight trip to The Empty Quarter
    • Riyadh
    • Meals - approx. 40%

What's Not Included

    • Visas
    • Local Payment (see tour notes & options)
    • Optional Excursions
    • Flights
    • Airport Taxes & Transfers
    • Travel Insurance
    • Meals - approx. 60%
    • Drinks
    • Tips

More Info

Explore the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as both a tourist and a traveller! Immerse yourself in the largest souq in the country and see a different side to the regime in laidback Jeddah. Discover the bohemian nature of the Saudis in Abha, and explore the beautiful Aseer National Park with its famous hanging villages. Take a trip to the spectacular Farasan Islands, before crossing into the ominously named "Abode of Silence": the largest sand desert in the world, the Rub' al-Khali. Your trip ends with a contrast in one of the richest cities in all the world, Riyadh.

Check out our Q&As

Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

Yes, if you are travelling solo. On our Overland Adventures and Ultimate Expeditions, we will pair you up with a tent buddy of the same sex when we camp and the same goes for twin & shared rooms in hostels, so there is no need to go it alone! If you specifically would like to request your own single room whilst on the trip, this may be requested subject to availability and additional fee.

How many people do you take on your Trips?

On most of our Overland Adventures and Ultimate Expeditions our vehicles can carry a maximum of 24 travellers, the average however is around 16-20 on any one trip. Our Small Group Adventures have a maximum of 18 people per Tour Leader, although again the average is around 10-14 people.

Dates & Availability

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Dec 22, 2023

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EXTRA tourhub discount: $100

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  • Low Deposit

    Oasis Overland requires a minimum deposit of 25% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 70 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of oasis overland charges.

    Up to 70 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 69 days before tour starts: 33% of booking price.

    At 45 days before tour starts: 70% of booking price.

    At 27 days before tour starts: 100% of booking price.

Jeddah To Riyadh (11 Days) Oasis Caravan

11 Days Starting in 21.563603,39.209741 and ending in 24.746136,46.718124

Visiting:

Saudi Arabia

Tour operator:

Oasis Overland

Physical rating:

All Ages / Not applicable

Tour code:

457

Group size:

1 - 24

Age range:

18-80

Tour operated in:

English

Recommended For:

From:
$2099

$1999 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $100

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