RIYADH & DIR’AYAH
Begin amid the towers of the capital, Riyadh, staying in the stunning Four Seasons Hotel. Take the elevator to the 99th floor for a stroll across the iconic sky bridge at nearly 1000ft for a bird’s eye perspective over the stunning city and its encompassing desert landscape.
With a guide, explore the significance of dates in the country’s history at Riyadh’s famous date market before a journey to the birthplace of Saudi Arabia—Dir’ayah. Formerly the home of the Royal Family, this UNESCO-protected town is famous for its mud-brick architecture and atmospheric maze of streets.
After a lunch of traditional flavors at the village of Najdiyah, you’ll drive to the Edge of the World. You’ll hike the nearly 1000ft high escarpment, rising above the sea of desert and marveling at the endless golden vistas before descending into the cool of a cave. As the sun begins to melt into the horizon, enjoy the gorgeous colors washing across the cliffs.