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Pearls of Yemen

14 days


1st day - Arrive to the airport transfer to the hotel on in hotel

2nd day - Into the empire of Queen Saba
Drive to Baraqish and climb up to the town with its great wall, then drive to Marib. Visit the old and the new dams, the ancient temples and Old Marib. ON in Marib, hotel . Or camping in the desert.

3rd day - Cross Ramlat as-Sabatayn
Very early departure to Wadi Hadramaout and cross the desert with a bedouin guide.or on the road Arrive to Seyun at the evening. ON in Seyun, hotel .430 km.

4th day - Seyun
Visit the great old sultan palace of Seiyoun, the museum, the handicraft area and the souq. In the afternoon, visit shortly the sanctuary Achmed ben Issa. visit Tarim with al-Midhar mosque and the family’s famouse al-Qaf palace. Then drive to Ainat to see a cimetery with dome-shaped graves. In the afternoon back to Seiyoun. 80 km.

5th day - Shibam, “Manhattan of the desert”
A full day visit in Shibam. At sunset, exceptional overview on Shibam from the slopes of the high plateau of Djol. 60 km.

7th day – Wadi Doan
Towards Wadi Doan to Hajarein. Cross the Wadi al-Ajn and the high plateau of Djol. Comping on Djol or in local hotel.

8th day – To the Indian Ocean
drive to Mukalla and Walk around the old town of Mukalla. Then along the seashores to Bir Ali, the former sea port of Hadramaout. Relax at a white and endless beach. ON in tents or in gust house.

9th day - Into the area of the grey mud-houses
Further through a volcanic coastal landscape and Wadi Mayfa’a to Habban On the way to Lawdar, cross a grandiose pass from where you have a wonderful panoramic view over the mountains. On the way to Al-Beyda on in AL-Beyda or in Rda’a

10th day - from Al-beida or Rada
A cross Sana'a to Kawkaban then wallk dawn to shibam on in Shibam or kawkaban hotel

11th day - Towns and villages in the area of Hamdan
Visit the medieval village of Thulla in the morning, then drive to Kawkaban. From there, walk down to Shibam (about 1 hour). Cross a beautiful landscape of mountains towards al-Tawilah. In the afternoon, arrive to al-Mahwit. ON in hotel.

12th day - Terrace fields near to al-Mahwit
In the morning, visit hilly al-Mahwit with its picturesque and lively souq. Visit wadi Dahr and the wonderful palace of Imam Ahmed. Then cross the wadi to Sana’a.  On in Sana’a, hotel. 110 km.

13th day - Departure of Sana’a
Sana’a. full day sitting in Sana’a and shopping in the souq

Then Transfer to airport beginning  in the day 14

Note:This program is available to change for the way directions and depend on the flight arrival and departures

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