Welcome to Saudi Arabia

For those who do get in, rock-hewn Madain Saleh is Arabia's greatest treasure. Other wonders abound, from the echoes of TE Lawrence along the Hejaz Railway to the mud-brick ruins of Diraiyah. Fascinating Riyadh is a showpiece for modern Saudi Arabia, Jeddah blends ancient and modern and has an enchanting old city made of coral, while the Red Sea coast has world-class diving. And for Muslim travellers, Mecca and Medina represent the most sacred destinations you can imagine.

There are few places left that can be said to represent the last frontier of tourism. Whether you're an expat or a pilgrim, Saudi Arabia is one of them.

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Best of Axum in One Day: History, Culture and Adventure

Highlights:HistoryThe Church that houses the original Ark of the Covenant (St. Mary Zion Church)Stella field, vastly tall, monolithic granite monuments erected between the 1st and 3rd century ADThe remnant of the palace of the famous Queen of Sheba and her swimming poolThe memorial inscription of King Ezana ("Ethiopia's Rosetta Stone"), in which the king tells of his Conquest of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. King Ezana built the first church in Sub-Saharan AfricaThe Tombs of King Kaleb and his son, which are an illustration of the masterpiece interlocking architecture of the Axumites in the 6th CenturyCulture and AdventureAxumites are best known for the craftsmanship that dates back to ancient craftsmanship that dates back to ancient times. You will see the craftsmen behind the intricate weaving's of traditional wearYou will see a variety of authentic Ethiopian jewelry made by the best gold and silver smith in EthiopiaYou will end your journey with a coffee ceremony, prepared in the way of the Tigray traditionAdventure: a small hiking trail through the mountain side villages of Axum and a visit to the impressive mountain top monastery of Pentellion

$150 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day tour to Colored Canyon Tour from Taba in Egypt

Leave your hotel in Taba by an air-conditioned 4×4 jeep addressing  Nuwebia as you visit the  Colored Canyon you will be dazzled with the fantastic colored stones as well as it is a perfect place for the fans of hiking. A visit to the canyon provides instant recognition of where it gets its name. The walls of the canyon, which reach up to sixteen stories, are easily the most colorful and intriguing rock formations in all of Sinai. They were created by the erosion of water upon sandstone and limestone. In  Nuwebia you see the splendid port of Nuweiba & visit the Bedouin Tribes. As well you can see the mountain of Saudi Arabia on the other side of Al  Aqaba Gulf.

$18 Cultural & Theme Tours

Petra Aqaba

With its wealth of other attractions, Jordan's splendid Red Sea resort is often overlooked by modern-day visitors. But apart from being a delightful place for discerning holidaymakers, this is actually a great base from which to explore various places of interest in southern Jordan. Aqaba is a fun place. It is a microcosm of all the good things Jordan has to offer, including a fascinating history with some outstanding sites, excellent hotels and activities, superb visitor facilities, good shopping, and welcoming, friendly people, who enjoy nothing more than making sure their visitors have a good time. But perhaps Aqaba's greatest asset is the Red Sea itself. Here you can experience some of the best snorkelling and diving in the world. The temperate climate and gentle water currents have created a perfect environment for the growth of corals and a teeming plethora of marine life. Here you can swim with friendly sea turtles and dolphins as they dart amongst the schools of multi-coloured fish. Night dives reveal the nocturnal sea creatures, crabs, lobsters and shrimp, as they search for a midnight snack. There are several dive centres in Aqaba. All offer well-maintained diving equipment, professional instructors, and transport by boat to a variety of dive sites. For those who prefer to keep their feet dry, all the deep sea wonders can be viewed through a glass-bottomed boat or by submarine, or you can just relax under the sun on the resort's sandy beaches. Plus, of course, there are plenty of other water-sport activities available, as well as an extensive and interesting Marine Park.  From as far back as five and a half thousand years ago Aqaba has played an important role in the economy of the region. It was a prime junction for land and sea routes from Asia, Africa and Europe, a role it still plays today. Because of this vital function, there are many historic sites to be explored within the area, including what is believed to be the oldest purpose-built church in the world. Aqaba International Airport is situated just  20 minutes from the town centre and services regular flights from Amman as well as from several European cities. From the town centre, the borders of Israel, Egypt's Sinai and Saudi Arabia are no more than a 30-minute drive.