Your Gate To Arabia !
We are a licensed tour operators founded by Saudi travelers who travelled over 100 countries combined. This means we know what you are looking for during your travel and what you want to see. We created the itineraries a little bit different than most of what you will find, as we focus on the people and culture aspects , which is the ultimate strength of what Saudi can really offer.
88 Destinations is a licensed in-bound tour operator and DMC based in Jeddah Saudi Arabia which is part of the brand group name EL Makkan for Travel and Tours .
Founded in 2017 to specialize in unique travel experiences that are driven by People and Culture. Focusing on the DMC servicing and ground operation is one of our key service that we specialize by partnering with international travel brands to be its local operator in Saudi Arabia handling all logistics.
We get this question a lot ! why 88 and what is about ?
88 Destinations is a the total number of experiences that we believe is enough for any travelers to witness the unique aspects of the Middle East. We believe that although they are way more places and sights can be seen in the Middle East , yet there are 88 destinations of them that will leave a long lasting memory due to its unique landscapes, local value , deep culture roots , UNESCO sites and Hidden Gems.
Be ready for our Saudi Arabia tours !
We do our Saudi Arabia tours focused on People and Culture which means most of tours are focused on these areas. Why ? because we believe both combination can serve our goals.
Saudi Arabia is perhaps the most well known and yet one of the least traveled to countries in the world, for leisure that is. The country plays host to millions of visitors each year, mainly for Islamic rites of hajj or umrah, so they are used to large numbers of travelers. In fact they receive the most per year if we compare with other well known Middle Eastern destinations.
Nearly everyone, to some extent, has an impression of Saudi Arabia, from their oil, as the birthplace of Islam. Surprisingly and in a very short time say from 2018 , the country started to reinvest in its tourist attraction strength which are mainly its authentic experiences given its closed boundaries to most outsiders during the past. This means historical sites as big as the one in Jordan valley that is Al Ula then the old town in Jeddah where is and was the hub for many traders and Hajj pilgrimage used as their base for Makkah. The impressive palm oasis in Eastern Province , the untouched virgin coastlines in the red sea as impressive as the ones found next door in Egypt. Then we have the valley, landscapes and mountains in North and South with its seasonal waterfalls and snow. Yes it’s actually snow in the north. Bottom line Saudi has a lot to offer for authentic experience seeker that blends with the great hospitality of its people. Our Saudi Arabia tours and Saudi Arabia travel packages includes these impressive experiences.
Saudi Arabia offers a wide range of activities, from touring UNESCO World Heritage sites to exploring the 2,640 kilometers of coastline, and sifting through vast swathes of desert landscapes, such as the appropriately named, Empty Quarter. Travel for leisure will have amazing stories to recount to your friends and family.
We had an excellent time and met like-minded people to explore with. Highly recommended
The tour was fun and the tour guide had great knowledge about his country, over all the tour was satisfactory but very active so you have to be prepared physically to visit several places in two weeks.