Think you know Saudi Arabia? Well we will challenge you on that! Join us on our tour of South Saudi in the Asir region. Here you’ll find the most stunning landscape of the Arabian Peninsula and all just a stone throw away from the Yemenite border.
For years this area was known as the conservative and hard-to-travel-to area of the KSA. However, highways appeared and the modern world with its comforts arrived slowly. But don’t think the local tribes here gave up their culture, which is very distinct from the rest of the country. For years the border with Yemen was non-existent, so the influence of Yemeni culture is very obvious in this region. This doesn’t look like Riyadh or Jeddah, but more like a country of its own.
During the tour you’ll fully explore this area and see the amazing architecture, experience a day in the Empty Quarter wander around ginger bread houses, buy a dagger and visit the beach on the tropical islands of Farasan.
And with convenient start and finish in Riyadh and Jeddah this tour is a fully off the beaten path tour of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
If you would like more time in Riyadh and/or Jeddah we can arrange tour extensions for you. This tour can also be combined with our tours to Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Iran for a full Middle East Adventure!
As always, return Pioneer discounts apply; get in touch to book your place!
Saturday 17th October – Riyadh
Sunday 18th October – Najran
Monday 19th October – Empty Quarter
Tuesday 20th October – Abha
Wednesday 21st October – Abha
Thursday 22nd October – Jizan
Friday 23rd October – Farasan Islands
Saturday 24th October – Jeddah
Sunday 25th October
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
– Transport to complete the tour including domestic flights
– Entrance fees
– Private boat on Farasan Island
– Accommodation in twin share
– Breakfasts and lunches
– Visa Fees (YPT can provide visa support)
– Single supplement ($495)
– International flights
– Tips for the local guides and drivers
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.