Spiritual Retreats & Travels

Soul Tribe Travel 

Day 1: Welcome to Saudi Arabia!

Individual Arrival to Jeddah & your Hotel.

 

In the afternoon Gathering & Welcoming Dinner 

 

Overnight


Day 2: Jeddah

After breakfast we will explore Jeddah, which is located on the Red Sea to the west of Mecca. Jeddah has always played an important role for all Muslims in the world, as even today all pilgrims arrive here on their way to Mecca and Medina.


One of the most popular tourist attractions in Jeddah is King Fahd's Fountain, the tallest fountain of its kind in the world. The fountain blasts a stream of water from the Red Sea into the air to a maximum height of over 800 feet.


Jeddah is a melting pot of cultures but is predominantly an Islamic society. The driving force behind the culture and lifestyle of the city makes Jeddah a fascinating place to visit, and markets, or souqs (souks), and museums are great places to learn about economic staples and local products.

 

You will visit the Souk.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 3: Medina

Breakfast

Transfer to Medina, which is the second holiest city in Islam, after Mecca. Medina is celebrated as the place from which Muhammad established the Muslim community (ummah) after his flight from Mecca (622 ce) and is where his body is entombed. A pilgrimage is made to his tomb in the city's chief mosque.

Since 2019, non-Muslims have also been allowed to visit at least large parts of this holy pilgrimage site. Here you have time for silent prayer or meditation

 

 

free time

 

 

 
 
 

Day 4: Alula

After breakfast, it's time to start your adventure. We are heading towards ALULA.

Set in the Alula Valley amid the soaring sandstone and granite mountains of north-western Saudi Arabia's Hijaz region, this ancient desert oasis has supported human life for the past 200,000 years. The area's fertile soil and access to water amid the arid, mountainous desert helped multiple civilisations blossom. The Dadan and Lihyan kingdoms that flourished here between 800 and 100 BCE were followed by Hegra, an important city in the Nabataean civilisation whose capital, Petra, was located farther north, in modern-day Jordan. 

After check-In we have time for the Dadan & Jabal Ikmah Hiking Tour.

In a private vintage Land Rover, explore the ancient cities of Dadan & Jabal Ikmah where you can examine tombs, excavation sites, and thousands of early Arabic inscriptions.

(when Yoga Tour: Meditation & Yin Yoga in the desert camp)

 

Dinner

 

Day 5: Alula

 

(when Yoga Tour: Meditation & Yoga in the desert camp)

Breakfast

 

Today we have far more to explore: Hegra in Alula

Countless well-preserved tombs are featured from the first century BCE to the first century AD, Hegra is waiting for you.

Reach back into the past and encounter AlUla’s ancient cultures and learn about how people lived. Observe expertly carved stone blocks – or betyls – that acted as representations of the gods. Away from Hegra’s captivating tombs, this ancient Nabataean city also boasts examples of ancient engineering and craftsmanship such as wells and stone-lined water channels. Defensive walls, gates and towers that once encircled the city show the Roman influence at Hegra.

Dinner

 

Day 6: Wadi Disah

(when Yoga Tour: Meditation & Yoga in the desert camp)

The mountainous region of Wadi Disah is one of the most spectacular and unspoilt natural landscapes in the whole of Saudi Arabia. The Al Disah Valley in particular, which translates as "The Valley of the Palms", is a favourite retreat for locals from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is also known as Tamar Al Nabq, Wadi Damah, Wadi Qarar or Wadi Al Habak. Wadi Disah is undoubtedly a place where unspoilt nature can be experienced at its best. About 260 kilometres north of the city of Tabuk, Wadi Disah is nestled between spectacular high cliffs in the Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Nature Reserve. It is located at an altitude of 400 metres above sea level. The picturesque valley can be reached via two entrances, allowing visitors to enter a landscape that is unique and unrivalled.

 
 
The picturesque mountain landscape of Wadi Disah invites you to go on extensive hikes, as the best way to explore its beauty is undoubtedly on foot. Hikers pass through long gorges with huge, reddish sandstone cliffs in dramatic, breathtaking formations. The cliffs on the west side of the valley are up to 500 metres high, providing unparalleled views. Date groves, where delicious dates grow on green palm trees, invite you to linger in the shade and have a picnic in a cosy atmosphere. The mountainous rocky landscape is made up of spectacular red colours that form an incomparable contrast to the blue sky and green plants. The landscape of Wadi Disah is complemented by various bodies of water - clear streams and hidden hot springs provide contrasts to the rugged rocks and steep slopes. The Al Disah valley can be crossed on foot in one day, but can also be explored in a four-wheel drive car.
 
Dinner in the camp

Day 7: Tabuk

Yoga & Meditation

Breakfast

Transfer to Tabuk

 

free time to explore, by sovenirs and relax

 

Overnight


Day 8: Good bye!

Breakfast

 

End of programme

 

Individual transfers & flights


Highlights

8 Day Journey Saudi Arabia

7 nights | 8 Days   

Explore the Nabatean Sites Petra & Alula

 

We start our Arabian Adventure in Jeddah. This Saudi Arabian port city on the Red Sea, is a modern commercial hub and gateway for pilgrimages to the Islamic holy cities Mecca and Medina. Resort hotels, beaches and outdoor sculptures line the Corniche, a seafront promenade anchored by the iconic King Fahd’s Fountain. The city’s Al-Balad historic district dates to the 7th century and retains traditional homes built from coral.

Still Non-Moslems are not allowed in Mekka, but since a few years they are allowed to Visit the Prophet Mohammeds Mosque in Medina, where we head next.

The charm of the Desert draws us to Al Ula and the legendary rock tombs of Hegra - Madain Salih. The Nabataeans were a trading people on the Arabian Peninsula whose heyday was between the third century BC and the first century AD. Their centre was the world-famous Petra, which is listed as one of the new seven wonders of the world. The kingdom's wealth was based on the trade in spices and, above all, spiritually used resins such as frankincense and myrrh, which were supplied from the Orient to the Mediterranean region. The trade route along the south and west coast of the Arabian Peninsula at that time is known as the Frankincense Route. As the Nabataeans expanded further, they also left traces in Wadi Rum and founded the city of Hegra, which is located near the Alula oasis. An important junction on the caravan routes. 

Wadi Disah awaits us: A spectacle of nature that in the midst of the mountains, interrupting the desert, has created this oasis with spring water where there are palm trees, reeds and lots of vegetation, an experience not to be missed and guided by locals.

 

Jeddah - Medina - Alula - Wadi Disah - Tabuk

 

- Visit Hegra in ALULA, Saudi Arabia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site

Yoga & Meditation Programme (special dates)

- Visit the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in Medina

Trekking & Hiking in Wadi Disah

- traditional Camps

- small group (8 pax)

Programme

might change due to weather conditions or group size

 

What's included

- Drop off in the evening Day 8 Queen Alia Airport Amman
- Transfers during the Retreat as per Prorgramme AC Bus, Mini Van or Taxi with driver

 

Accommodation:

Double | Twin with private bathroom
 

Jeddah: 2 nights; 
Medina: 1 night

Alula: 2 nights

Wadi Disah: 1 night: Breakfast & Dinner

Tabuk: 1 Night: Breakfast

 


Meals:

 

Day 1. Dinner

Day 2: Breakfast

Day 3: Breakfast

Day 4 & 5: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7: Breakfast

Day 8: Breakfast


Water during tours, Water & Tea during the day in the camp

° Camel Ride (1 hour)  ° Jeep Tour   with private guide

Yoga & Meditation Classes (Yoga Journey)

Light Trekking and climbing during the desert tours

° Airfare Flight Tickets, Taxi from the Airport to the Hotel at arrival Day, Taxi from Hotel to Airport departure Day

° Domestic Flights

° Visa Fees & Entrance Fees 

° personal expenses
° all Transfers which are not included in the package
° private Insurances
° extra activities 
° extra nights 

° Tips


Please note, that program might change according to weather conditions & Group Size

What's NOT included

Bookable as Yoga Travel or Classical Tour