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Tayma Heritage Tour including Return Coach Transfer from AlUa

Departing from AlUla, discover Tayma's network of heritage sites that continue to fascinate archaeologists worldwide. See Bir Haddaj, oldest and largest well in the Arabian Peninsula, the 300-year-old Souq AlNajm and the grand palace of Qasr Ibn Rumman. Experience the unprecedented ancient and recent history of the Tayma.

Getting To The Venue
This tour starts from AlUla with transportation to Tayma by luxury bus. Guests will meet at Winter Park Visitor Parking to board the bus. Please arrive promptly at the meeting point, at least 30 minutes prior to departure time. Late arrivals will not be eligible for a refund.
 
Weekdays (Sunday to Wednesday)
  • Bus Depart from Winter Park for the first tour at 8:00 am please arrive at 7:45 am.
  • Bus Depart from Winter Park for the 2nd tour at 9:00 am, please arrive at 8:45 am.
Weekends (Thursday - Saturday)
  • Bus Depart from Winter Park for the furst tour at 9:00 am, please arrive at 8:45 am.
  • Bus Depart from Winter Park for the 2nd tour at 11:00 am, please arrive at 10:45 am.
Refund and Exchange Policy
  • Three or more days before the booked date – changes and refunds are allowed.
  • Note that any bank credit card charges cannot be refunded.
  • Between 1-3 days, only changes can be made to another date or time and are subject to availability.
  • On the day – no refunds or changes are allowed.
  • Please contact our team at +966 920 025 003 or send a refund request using the contact us form.
  • If you booked your ticket through a third party, please coordinate with them on policies, changes, and updates.
Key Information
About this activity
•Tour duration is around 5-6 hours
•Children 5+ years are welcome
•Groups of 20 or less
•Live Tour Guide
•Audio Guide Option Available
 
What to bring
• Comfortable shoes
• Sun hat
• Sunscreen
 
Know before you go
• Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight
• This tour involves a fair amount of walking.
• The total journey time from AlUla to Tayma is around 3 hours each way.
Inclusions

Tayma Heritage Tour from AlUla by luxury bus
✓ Round-trip transport from AlUla in an air-conditioned coach
✓ Light snacks at the Bedouin Camp rest stop
✓ Guided tour of Tayma
✓ Arabic or English-speaking tour guide
✓ Light meal on the journey back

Weekends Only
✓ Weekend Immersive Show with canapes and fresh juices (13 Nov - 31 Dec)
✓ Weekend Projection Show (13 Nov - 3 Dec)
*People leaving on the 8:00 am luxury bus from AlUla will be leaving Tayma before the projection show begins. This means the projection show is not included in the 8:00 am tickets for the Tayma Heritage Tour from AlUla by luxury bus

Itinerary
Tayma Heritage Tour Outline (Total time: Around 5-6 hours)
 
The Ancient Temple of Salm (Duration: 1 hour)
11:00 am | 12:00 pm
Start the tour overlooking what once was a large salt lake and see the well-preserved ruins of The Ancient Temple of Salm.

Shuttle to Bir Haddaj Welcome Centre (Duration: 10 minutes)

Bir Haddaj, Souq AlNajm, Qasr Ibn Rumman (Duration: 2.5 hours)
12:15 pm | 1:15 pm
See where camels help draw water from the ancient well of Bir Haddaj. Walk through the narrow pathway of Souq AlNajm, stopping at the 300-year-old gateway of the souq. Explore the summer and winter mosques, the Sheikh’s Majlis, and more in Qasr Ibn Rumman.

Self-Guided Exploration (Duration: 2 hours)
2:45 pm | 3:45 pm
Enjoy some self-guided exploration around the oasis, on foot or by bicycle. Have lunch at Mirzam, serving Saudi favourites with a contemporary twist. Or grab a coffee or fresh juice from one of the local coffee shops and stalls around Bir Haddaj. Tayma Heritage Tour Outline (Total time: Around 5-6 hours)
 
Special Weekend Activities (Thurs – Sat)
The Chronicles of Tayma: Immersion at Bir Haddaj (Duration: 45 minutes)
3:00 pm | 4:30 pm (13 Nov - 31 Dec)
This immersive show introduces you to the legendary kings and queens that once ruled Tayma in a spectacular dramatisation. The showtime you will attend depends on the timing of your tour.

Land of Kings and Legends: Immersion at the Palace (Duration: 25 minutes)
6:00 pm (13 Nov - 3 Dec)
Take an extraordinary sensory journey with Qasr Ibn Rumman as a canvas for storytelling in this open-air projection show.