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Three options to get the best from Winter at Tantora Festival

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31 OCT 2019

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Source: Fatima Sidiya

Are you a fan of archaeology and history? If yes, then you must consider visiting the Winter at Tantora Festival. In addition to trips to fantastic archaeological sites, you can also enjoy a dining experience in a charming mountain area, experience a breathtaking balloon ride or connect with locals to learn more about their handicraft and agricultural skills.

Here is Wafy’s guide to the various options available to help you plan an unforgettable trip to Tantora:

Gold Package for a weekend trip for two persons (starting from SR12,300): 

  • Two nights’ accommodation in Sahari with breakfast
  • Economy class return flight from Jeddah or Riyadh
  • Transportation around Al-Ula in a shared bus
  • Visit to one of Al-Ula’s renowned heritage sites
  • Seat in Gold section of Maraya concert hall for Friday concert and gala dinner

Gold Package for one-day trip for two persons (starting from SR10,500):

  • Return flight in economy class from Jeddah or Riyadh
  • Transport around Al-Ula by bus
  • Visit to one of Al-Ula’s renowned heritage sites
  • Seat in Gold section of Maraya concert hall for Friday concert and gala dinner

Those on a budget may only want to attend one or two events, so here is a list to get you started:

Winter Park (free entry)

Different cafes and food trucks will pop up at the Winter Park throughout the festival period.

Wadi Al-Qura Market (SR25 per ticket)

Walk through the market, meet the residents of Al-Ula and discover the food and crafts that are handmade locally.

Experience Jabal lkmah (SR50 per ticket)

Discover one of the hidden gems of Al-Ula in Jabal Ikmah, a tranquil and sacred site for the Lihyanite civilization with an open library of rock art and inscriptions.

Experience Dadan (SR50 per ticket)

Dadan is where excavations uncovered tombs and dwellings from the ancient Dadanite Kingdom dating back to the sixth century BC.

Experience Hegra (SR75 per ticket)

Discover the archeological highlights of Hegra with highly-trained guides and storytellers. Together you will uncover the secrets of a civilization from over 2,000 years ago.

Franchise Freedom (SR251 per ticket)

Franchise Freedom by Studio Drift is a performance-based artwork consisting of a flock of hundreds of luminous drones mimicking the natural flight behavior of starlings. The live aerial installation explores the relationship between man, nature and technology and the freedom of the individual.

Sunset Tethered Balloon Flight (SR376 per ticket)

Experience serenity from the skies of Al-Ula during a hot air balloon ride through the region’s magical landscape.