Take to the skies to experience the breath-taking views of stunning desert vistas and iconic landmarks such as Elephant Rock and World UNESCO site, Hegra. View the world from a new angle and make memories that will last a lifetime. Get ready to view AlUla from above, with this 30-minute helicopter tour with your pilot (guide), an exhilarating flight that takes you over AlUla's seven most famous landmarks and heritage sites. The first of these will be the monumental Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock), AlUla's most famous natural geological rock formation. Next, we head over to Hegra, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the southern capital of the Nabatean Civilisation, with its ancient tombs carved deep into the red and golden rocks. There you will get to see one of the last trains of The Hijaz Railway stood in time. Our pilot will now turn towards the west, and in the distance, you will see Maraya, the Guinness World Record holder for the world's largest mirrored building reflecting the sun out to the sky, shining brightly like a diamond in the desert. As our pilot turns south and takes you over the AlUla's three other most important heritage sites of Jabal Ikmah (the open-air library), back down over Dadan (the capital of the Dadan and Lihyan kingdoms) and lastly over the AlUla Old Town (the 12th-century medieval city). As you land back at Fursan Village, it is then you will genuinely appreciate the beauty, heritage and sheer majestic landscapes of this unique destination.
Later in the evening we will enjoy Stargazing or Moon Night Experience near Alula. Experience the enchantment of desert with stargazing led by Husaak’s star guide. Surrounded by Gharameel’s mystical rock formations you will look up to a blanket of stars and enjoy a traditional grilled dinner alfresco. Far from city lights, wide open spaces in remote desert lands create some of the world’s clearest dark skies. This makes AlUla an idyllic place for stargazing, with the remote site of Gharameel a particularly magical spot. Join this stargazing tour and an expert guide will talk you through the constellations while surrounded by spectacular desert landscape. You’ll also be treated to a fireside dinner to enjoy under the stars.
On full moon nights, you will set off on a short walk to admire the surrounding landscapes before settling in to view the nightsky.