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Trip Code: 2DE 2
Sana’a – Dar al Hajar – Kawkaban – Shibam – Hababa – Thula – Sana’a – Manakah – Al Hajarah – Al Khoteib – Sana’a
Day 1 Sana’a – Dar al Hajar – Shibam – Kawkaban – Hababah – Zakati – Thula – Sana’a (B,L) Excursion to the northern plateau. Visit Wadi Dhar and visit the Imam’s palace Dar al Hajar. Visit the villages of Shibam and Kawkaban. Take a lunch in a local pension. Visit also Hababa, Zakati and Thula villages. Return to Sana’a (hotel).
Day 2 Sana’a – Manakah – Al Hajarah – Al Khoteib – Lakamat Al-Qadi – Sana’a (B,L) Excursion from Sana’a to Manakah region. Visit Al Hajjarah stony village and Al Khoteib, the Ismaili center. Take a lunch in a local pension and enjoy the presentation of traditional dances. Return to Sana’a.
Day 1 Sana’a – Dar al Hajar – Shibam – Kawkaban – Hababah – Zakati – Thula – Sana’a (B,L)
Heading north from Sana’a, drive to fertile valley Wadi Dhar with its famous Imam’s palace on the rock (Dar al Hajar), the symbol of Yemen. Continue to Shibam, on the foot of Jabal Kawkaban. Shibam is supposed to be the place where one of the stories from 1001 night stories occurred. Visit the fortress town Kawkaban at 3000 m, either by car and either by climbing a paved path which follows the flank of the cliff from Shibam. Enjoy traditional lunch in one of the pension there. Continue your excursion to Hababah, one of the most attractive Yemeni stone villages with great cisterns and to the unbelievable fortress Zakati. Visit the jewel, Thula, a magnificent fortress town with originally preserved walls. Return to Sana’a (hotel).
Day 2 Sana’a – Manakah – Al Hajarah – Al Khoteib – Sana’a (B,L)
Leaving Sana’a you will enter into the fertile landscapes of Beni Matar and Haima tribes. Haraz Mountains will welcome you with villages and coffee plantations cling to steep slopes. Manakah, its capital, is an ancient market town full of narrow alleys, suqs and attractive four-story houses. Visit the famous fortified village Al Hajarah and then Al Khoteib, a center of Yemeni Ismaili and a pilgrimage center for this Shi’a sect. It is possible to do an easy walk among the terraces and to visit some other villages. Take a lunch in a local pension in Manakah and enjoy the presentation of traditional Yemeni songs and dances. Return to Sana’a.
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