The Heritage Route - Riyadh to Jeddah

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  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 17-79 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-40120
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts/Ends Riyadh, Saudi Arabia/ Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Explore the highlights of Saudi cities and their rich history
  • Discover the most popular and iconic historical sites, such as Madain Saleh
  • Check out the Unesco World Heritage Sites
  • Snorkelling, diving and swimming in Jeddah
Start in Riyadh and end in Jeddah in this in-depth cultural tour. In this 11-day 'The Heritage Route - Riyadh to Jeddah' tour, you will drive overland through Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, and five other famed destinations of the country on the Arabian peninsula.

One of the destinations is Al-Ula, a true hidden gem that boasts Saudi Arabia's first Unesco World Heritage Site: the ancient city of Hegra. This archeological site was recently opened to the public without any restrictions, so you will get to explore the remains of a city said to be built by an ancient Arabic tribe called the Thamud.

The tour will also take you toJebel Qaraqir, a sandstone massif and one of the natural wonders of Saudi Arabia; the city of Madinah, a holy site for Muslims known for the Prophet's Mosque; and the port city of Jeddah, where we will check out its many historical and religious landmarks. There will also be several museum tours, traditional Arabic market visits and heritage village trips.

We will end our epic cultural tour in the port city of Jeddah with fun filled activities, including a boat cruise, snorkelling, diving and swimming.
  • Day 1: Riyadh Arrival
  • Day 2: Riyadh city tour - Al Masmak - National museum
  • Day 3: Riyadh - Ushaiger - Shaqrah - Buraidah
  • Day 4: Drive to Hail - Jubba Unesco Heritage Site Tour
  • Day 5: Drive to AlUla - Old Town Tour
  • Day 6: Madain Saleh (Hegra) - Dedan - Elephant rock
  • Day 7: Drive to Tabuk - Wadi Dissah
  • Day 8: Drive to Madinah - City Tour
  • Day 9: Drive to Jeddah - Al Balad Tour ( Jeddah City Tour)
  • Day 10: Diving and Snorkeling - Boat Trip
  • Day 11: Departure
  • 10 Breakfasts
  • Hotel accomodation
  • English speaking guide
  • Activities as mentioned
  • Coordinator
  • Transfers
  • Tickets and entry fees
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Single Supplement
  • Items not mentioned on the 'What's Included" section.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.


  • How to plan an Asia tour?

    Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country. 

    After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.


  • Which countries should I visit in Asia?

    Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience. 

    Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. 


  • What country in Asia is fluent in English?

    English is a widely spoken language in Asia, which means that you would not have much difficulty conversing with locals during your trip. Singapore ranks the highest in terms of its proficiency in the English language. The Philippines comes second, followed by Malaysia. Other countries where you will not face much trouble if you can speak English are South Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia. 

    You will find that English is part of life of a section of the population in all these countries. They have road signs in English (along with those in their native languages) as well as English newspapers. Public announcements are often translated into English in these countries, and it is not difficult to come across store banners and product labels written in the language. In addition to all this, locals are also accustomed to tourists, which means they can at least carry out basic conversations in the language. 

    However, please keep in mind that it is the urban population in the continent that has had the most exposure to the language and is better at communicating in it. The more you travel to the countryside, the fewer English speakers you will meet.  


  • How much does an Asia tour cost? What is the cheapest country to travel to in Asia?

    There are several factors that determine the amount of money you will spend during your Asia tour. These include the countries you wish to visit, the length of your trip, the type of tour you have chosen (group, private, luxury and budget) as well as other expenses like insurance, visas, and transportation. 

    Laos is probably the cheapest destination in Asia, with an average daily expense of USD 23 per person. India is yet another budget-friendly destination in the region when it comes to foreigners. Expect to spend between USD 35 to USD 40 per person, per day if you are a mid-range traveler. The average daily expense in Cambodia is slightly higher, at USD 50 per person. Japan and Singapore, on the other hand, are some of the most expensive destinations on the planet. On average, travelers should expect to shell out USD 130 dollars per person, per day while in these countries.    


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