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This poem was written by one of our participants on our tour of Saudi Arabia, which just returned home last week. Thank you!    A trip of a lifetime for all of us………. Encompassed the sites of Saudi by bus!   Maneuvering the abaya was a challenge to be seen… Especially in squat toilets and...

Tuesday February 21  This morning we are taking a flight to Jeddah, it is the second largest city in the Kingdom.  The city is located on the shores of the Red Sea and it is nicknamed the Bride of the Red Sea.  The name Jeddah means grandmother in Arabic.  Jeddah is a major port city...

Saturday February 18  We had an early departure from the Arce Hotel in Ula.  It’s a very simple hotel where the rooms are separate from the main building and they overlook a beautiful green garden in the center of the property and the hills of Ula.  We left the hotel to go to Um Daraj...

Thursday Feb 16 This is a day that was surprising to the group in that they saw so many mountains and hills and we went to one of the tallest peaks in Saudi Arabia, then down to the village of Arijat Al Mara.  There they met a group of young Saudi students that were taking...

Wednesday Feb 15 After breakfast this morning we left the city of Najran and headed towards Abha which is 200 kilometers away.  The road started out flat and very desert like and then it changed within an hour to mountain terrain.  We decided to go to the Wadi Farsa which is down in the valley...

Tuesday We left the hotel early to do our sightseeing in Najran.  Here we started to see the desert and more mountains.  Najran is on the border with Yemen so you will see Yemenis here and also a lot of their handcrafts, such as the daggers well known in Yemen. Najran is the agricultural area...

Greetings to all fellow travelers that have traveled to Syria with Caravan-Serai Tours. I have been getting emails from people asking about their guide and my family in Syria that they visited when they traveled with us.  First, I want to thank you all for your thoughtfulness, and let you know that as of today...

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