Trail of Delmon Civilisation

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Trail of Delmon Civilisation

Follow the traces of the ancient Delmon Civilisation in Bahrain by visiting the significant archaeological sites, some of which have also been declared as heritage sites by UNESCO. On this half day excursion, patrons can admire the quaint charm of ancient cemeteries, temples as well as a tree that has lived for over 400 years.


  • Tour code: AWB12
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Visit the Bahrain Fort, a 16th century Portuguese Fort, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the Saar Burial Chambers, a honeycomb of burial chambers from the Dilmun Period
  • Marvel at the beauty of Barbar Temple made of limestone bricks and dating back as early as 2000 BC
  • Admire the 400 year old Tree of Life, claimed to be belonging to the Garden of Eden

Itinerary details

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  • Trail of Delmon Civilisation

    Start your half day excursion to follow the trails of the ancient Delmon Civilization by visiting the 16th century fort built by the Portuguese, the Bahrain Fort. The area, known as Qal'at al-Bahrain, was once the capital of the Delmon civilization and is now a UNESCO World Site that boasts archaeological treasures. Next you visit the Saar Burial Chambers, located on the northwest part of the island of Bahrain, near the centre of the Persian Gulf. Saar spreads over 2.5 hectares and lies on the side of limestone ridge where once existed a l arge cemetery. Follow up your exploration to the Saar Burial Chambers by visiting the Barbar Temple located to the north of Saar. The temple built of limestone bricks is the most recent to be discovered from amongst the three that were built on top for one another, the earliest one existing from as early as 2000 BC. Conclude your trail of the Delmon Civilisation by visiting the ‘Tree of Life’, an acacia tree surviving for more than 400 years in the desert of Bahrain. A popular belief identifies this tree as one belonging to the ‘Garden of Eden’.  Read More

What's Included?

  • Meet and greet services.
  • Transport by air-conditioned Car.
  • Sightseeing as per the program.
  • Service of English speaking Guide.
  • Half Day Excursion without Lunch ( Time 09.00Hrs to 13.00Hrs).
  • All monument fees.
  • Water/Juice onboard the Car.

What's not Included?

  • International flights.
  • Visas fees.
  • Guide or local escort gratuities.
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature.
  • Drinks and dining rooms, tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance.
  • Supplements during special event periods in Bahrain.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing. 
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