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Tayma Heritage Tour

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 does not include transfers to Tayma. Please arrive at the Welcome Centre at The Ancient Temple of Salm promptly 15 minutes prior to your tour start time to check. Late arrivals will not be eligible for a refund.

Key Information

If driving from Tayma or surrounding areas, please arrive at the Welcome Centre at The Ancient Temple of Salm and park your car at the complimentary parking area. Check-in at the Welcome Centre for a short brief before starting your tour.

If you are travelling from AlUla (around a 3-hour journey each way), visitors are invited to stop at the traditional Bedouin Camp halfway between AlUla and Tayma. You must present your Tayma Heritage Tour ticket to enjoy the Bedouin Camp.

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.

Inclusions
Included on your ticket

✓ Complimentary parking location at Tayma Visitor Centre
✓ Light snacks at the Bedouin Camp rest stop
✓ Guided tour of Tayma
✓ Arabic or English-speaking tour guide
✓ Immersive Show with canapes and fresh juices
✓ Light meal on the journey back
 
Additional experiences are available only on weekends (Thu, Fri, Sat)
✓ Self-exploration in Tayma - available on weekends (Thu, Fri, Sat)
✓ Projection Show - available on weekends (Thu, Fri, Sat)
 
Not Included in your Ticket
✗ Pick-up and drop-off transfer
✗ Food and beverages (if not mentioned in "what's included")
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.
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.