- March 22, 2021
-- Corinthian Travel has launched a comprehensive programme to Saudi Arabia, with 13 itineraries from 8 to 17 days in length. The luxury tours lift the veil on a country that is arguably the greatest travel destination in the Middle East. Until recently, this beacon of remote tourism and treasure trove of adventure and culture, was a secret known only to Saudis, pilgrims and oilmen.
For non-Muslims, the two-thousand-
year-old Nabataean tombs at Hegra (the 2nd Petra) are undoubtedly the brightest star in Saudi Arabia's tourism crown, but as you delve further, it becomes apparent that this is just the tip of the palm tree. From the misty mountains of Asir, to the deserts of Al Ula and the giant oasis of Al Ahsa, the landscapes are strikingly diverse. Saudi 's culture and architecture is as varied as the scenery: troglodytic dwellings on Shada mountain, contrast sharply with the towering coral stone houses of Jeddah, and the gleaming skyscrapers of Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia is a destination that almost defines adventure and is where you can cross belts of blood red sands, climb volcanoes, island hop through pristine sub-tropical atolls, and SCUBA dive to discover the astonishing, colourful coral and fish of the Red Sea.
Sample trip...Saudi Self-Drive: Road Trip to Madain Saleh
) is an 11-day journey through the heart of the Arabian Peninsula and along its Red Sea coast; it combines the freedom to explore at your own pace, with many of the benefits of a private tour. Highlights include going off-road to locations including the Edge of the World, Elephant Rock, and the Great Nefud Desert. Unlike the 'jeep infested' roads of Jordan, Saudi Arabia's well-maintained and often empty roads (bar the odd camel) are lined with strikingly varied landscapes ranging from vast swathes of golden sand dunes, to great green oases of date palms, and irresistible turquoise seas. The itinerary also includes a visit to the World's largest camel market at Buraidah, where as many as 2000 camels are traded six days a week. Five days of the hybrid trip are spent with a chauffeur/guide.
From £3590 per person (two sharing).
All Corinthian Travel holidays include chauffeurs/private transportation, car hire (self-drive itinerary), activities/entrance fees, and accommodation/
meals, as per each itinerary and guides. Flights not included (bookable through Corinthian Travel).
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