In recent years, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has undergone a significant cultural transformation, evolving century-old customs to fit the contemporary world. Fresh from a 2020 reconnaissance trip, Pelorus can offer hidden insights into this relatively seldom explored country.
Land in Jeddah to meet your yacht. Once settled on board, head off with a local historian to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire its distinctive old town architecture that includes tower houses built in the late 19th century and Red Sea coral buildings. Explore Jeddah’s coastline in your yachts’ tender and go snorkelling with a champion Saudi Arabian female free diver. The coral and sea life are surprisingly good considering the proximity to the city and the cityscape of skyscrapers makes for an interesting backdrop as you snorkel.
Today you will head inland on a private flight, taking you one hour north to Al Ula. From the airstrip drive in 4×4’s to the Ragasat or ‘Dancing’ Mountains before transferring to quad bikes and dune buggies to race through the narrow labyrinth of canyons. Founded in the 6th Century BC, discover the atmospheric ruins of Old AlUla with a personal historian and enjoy a stunning sunset before an exclusive candle-lit dinner overlooking Elephant Rock.