Ancient Garden of Eden

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  • 3 hr

Take an awe-inspiring trip around the southern part of Bahrain, which hosts a magnificent array of sites. First, you’ll visit the camel farm and perhaps have the chance to taste some camel milk, before heading to Bahrain International Circuit - the ‘Home of Motorsport in the Middle East’ and host of the Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Once you’ve taken some holiday snaps, there is plenty more to see as you navigate the oil fields, visit the Tree of Life – famous for surviving for over a century with no source of water, and finish off the tour with the beautiful Riffa Fort which is steeped in history. The fort was converted into a residence in the 19th century for Shaikh Salman Bin Ahmed Al Fateh Al Khalifa and offers a view that one cannot afford to miss. Along the way, your passionate and well-versed tour guide will explain the significance and unique aspects of each stop while answering any questions you may have.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Best of Bahrain B.S.C

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Royal Camel Farm

Our tour guide will assist you to reach the royal camel farm where you can take memorable photos and feed the camel. Have your camera ready to pose with the camels as they are very friendly. This farm was owned by his Highness Late Shaikh Mohamed Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the uncle of the King of Bahrain. There are more than 500 camels in this farm. In olden days the camels were the mode of transport in the region to go from one place to another. Camels used to carry the load on their back to the market place along the desert.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bahrain International Circuit

Visit the home of the F1 races "Bahrain International Circuit". Located in the heart of the Sakhir desert, it is a unique and contemporary facility that is synonymous with the highest levels of global motorsport. Featuring five different track layouts, the circuit first saw life in 2004 when the first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix took place in the country, making it the first-ever track in the Middle East to host the Formula 1 World Championship. Bahrain International Circuit continues to host staggering crowds and a wide range of events and activities, and serves as a platform that encourages motorsports in the country.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Oil Museum and first oil well

Go deep to the history of development by visiting the first oil well. As its name suggests, it is the first oil well in the Arabian Gulf and is located in Bahrain. Oil first spurted from this well on 16 October 1931, and the well finally began to blow heads of oil on the morning of 2 June 1932, to much celebration on the part of those involved in the project. The initial oil flow rate was 400 barrels per hour. The well is situated below Jebel Dukhan, dubbed the Mountain of Smoke, which, at a height of 134 m (450 ft), is the highest point of the island.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tree Of Life

The Tree of Life or Shajarat-al-Hayat, as it is called in the local language, is a mesquite lonely tree that stands in the heart of Bahrain’s desert for over 400 years. Both its age and its location definitely make this tree a survivor, which is considered to be a remarkable natural wonder of the world witnessed by most who visit Bahrain. It stands alone, on top of a 25-foot-high sandy hill, at the highest point in Bahrain, miles away from another natural tree and with no apparent source of water. With 32 feet in height, it has continued growing-despite the extreme temperatures, lack of fresh water, and nutrients.

Duration: 30 minutes
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