Fri, 07 Feb|
Abha International Airport
Join us on a spectacular journey through a road less travelled. We take you to a green Arabia you never imagined. From swimming through crystal clear blue waters of the Red Sea, to wading through wild canyons of Aseer, and hiking through green misty forests of Al Soudah.
Time & Location
07 Feb 2020, 05:30 GTS – 09 Feb 2020, 14:30 GTS
Abha International Airport, Abha 62439, Saudi Arabia
About the Event
SALAMS SAUDI ITINERARY
7th February – 9th February 2020 (3 days)
Day 1 - Volcanic Island hiking, Red Sea swimming and Beach Camping
Day 2 - Wild Wadi Hiking, Water Pools and mountain camping
Day 3 - Misty Forest Hiking to Summit of Saudi Arabia's Highest Mountain Peak
Head to a land unchartered by tourists, a place that has been closed off to most. Until now.
Be amongst the first intrepid travelers to experience a rich and raw Saudi Arabia, like you would have never thought possible. Smash those stereotypes and join us on a spectacular journey through the Aseer, the land of the Saudi flower men.
We take you to a green Arabia you never imagined. From swimming through crystal clear blue waters of the Red Sea on volcanic mountains strutting out of the waters, to wading through wild canyons of Aseer scrambling your way though giant boulders and fresh-water filled pools, and hiking through green misty forests of Al Soudah, spiraling your way to Saudi Arabia's highest point at 3006m above sea level.
Day 1 - Friday 7th February 2020
We arrive at Abha Airport where we will convene and meet the rest of the team at 5:30am
From Abha Airport we will transfer to the Red Sea, where we will take a boat ride to an ancient volcanic mountain sprouting through the sea. The Volcanic island has its own sandy beach and we will spend the day there hiking around the island, visiting the 11 ancient tombs, and chillaxing in the Red Sea on the sandy beach at the foot of the mountain.
We will return to shore where we will set up camp and enjoy a BBQ and campfire
Accommodation: BYO Tent and camping gear
Day 2 - Saturday 8th February 2020
After an early breakfast and packing up camp, we will try to find the famous camel herds that trek along the coast looking for fresh water. We then transfer from the Red Sea to Jazan province to a wadi between sheer cliff faces. We arrive at the wadi that opens up, and where fresh water runs throughout the year. We begin our hike rock hopping, and boulder climbing. The hike gets progressively more difficult (but accessible by all) and will require some stair and rope climbing to get to the large swimming pool where we spend some time relaxing in the cool breezes of the wadi, protected by the cliffs and trees. This hike will require some wading and swimming through water. If you are not confident in water, please let us know.
In the afternoon we pack up and head towards Al Soudah, where we hike for a while and camp at an altitude of 2100m. We sleep early tonight, as we have an early morning call at 4am, in order to summit Saudis highest peak tomorrow!
Accommodation: BYO Tent and camping gear
Day 3 - Sunday 9th February 2020
A very early 4am wake up and breakfast. We then pack up our tents. Where we begin our hike to Saudi Arabia's highest peak at 3006m ASL. We walk through bushland and shrubbery snaking our way through different landscapes, crossing paths with baboons and sampling prickly pear fruits direct from the cactus.
We make our final walk to the highest point of the country where we take photos. After summiting to the highest peak in Saudi, we will uncover ancient petroglyphs thousands of years old in Al Soudah, before transferring directly to the airport to catch our flight
Food: Breakfast/Lunch/ -
Camping (Days 1 and 2)
Food (Days 1-2 = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) ( Day 3 = Breakfast/Lunch/ - )
Adventure Quest Guides
Certified Outdoor First Aiders
Certified Saudi Tour Guides
Flights (Flight costs not included, but we will recommend the most suitable flights for your itinerary to ensure that you get there on time for the meet and greet at Abha Airport)
Visa (It is your responsibility to ensure that you are able to apply and secure your own visa. The new Saudi E-visa system is simple, quick and open to 49 countries. Nationals of countries may secure a visa but would need to inquire with the Saudi Consulate). Please visit https://visa.visitsaudi.com/ for the list of countries and to apply.
Insurance (Within the cost of the eVisa is coverage for health insurance which may or may not cover the activities in this itinerary. However, we highly recommend that you take out adventure travel health insurance that covers the activities you will be doing)
Camping Gear (Bring your own tent and camping gear, including sleeping bag and foam mattress)
This price does not include plane ticket or Visa cost.US$695.00