Half-Day Desert Tour

Manama, Bahrain
Half Day Bahrain Desert Tour

From $80.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore a majestic, arid landscape on a half-day Bahrain desert tour that includes the Grand Prix Circuit, Royal Camel Farm, the Gulf’s first-ever oil field, the Tree of Life, Riffa Fort, and A’Ali Burial Mounts. Desert heat and sun can be punishing, but traveling in a climate-controlled minibus stocked with chilled drinks ensures a comfortable afternoon of sightseeing, and you'll enjoy sweeping views of desert scenery throughout the tour.
  • Cover key destinations in a single afternoon
  • Included entrance fees mean no extra costs upon arrival
  • Stay connected and post photos with onboard Wi-Fi
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at selected hotels

What's Included

  • A story-like atmosphere, with arabic flavor. But that’s not all. We know the experience is what matters most and that’s why we included the little details that will make your tour a worth to remember trip.
  • A local guide with local flavoured stories
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from selected Central Manama Hotels
  • Comfortable transport by air-conditioned luxury minibus
  • Complimentary water & beverages (on board refrigerators available)
  • Bottled water
  • Travellers connect differently with the places they visit and want to take with them different kind of memorabilia. Whatever your preference might be, you’re able to purchase it, but the food, drinks and personal expenses are not included in the tour. Also, if you’re staying in a non-Manama hotel, the hotel pick-up and drop-off are not included.
  • We are not doing Pickup & Drop from Cruise Terminal.

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Bab AlBahrain
    Manama, Bahrain

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

02:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Free pick-up & drop-off from all centrally located Manama hotels. Additional charge of BHD 7 per person for round trip transfer to/from Muharraq, airport, etc. (We are not doing Pickup & Drop from Cruise Terminal)

What To Expect

Bahrain International Circuit

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Oil Museum and first oil well

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tree Of Life

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Dilmun Burial Mounds

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

A'ali Pottery LIMITED

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We’re glad you’re so excited about the upcoming tour and want to know as much as possible. Don’t worry. You will receive the full itinerary once you book and receive the confirmation. Please take into account the fact that the timing and itineraries are subject to change.
  • We try our best to provide all the commodities and make our tour wheelchair accessible, but please note that not all of the sights visible offer the same accessibility.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for infants 0-4 years old
  • Bahrain International Circuit not available during Grand Prix Season | Replaced with Al Areen Zoo visit
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Special Price for Gravity only available prior to our arrival to the tunnel
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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46 reviews
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Good bahrain experience
Miheer_G, Jan 2024
Made a booking due to 19 hrs of halt, but was a great experience. Guide and driver were great, didn't even let me feel I am in another country.
Passed half a day with some interesting sights
hchilditch, Jan 2024
Camel farm was interesting, the other stops were average. Lots of driving around and were picked up a whole hour before the trip began
carolemartin3000, Dec 2023
WONDERFUL TOUR! This was one of the best tours on our trip around the world! Our guide, Miss Ravinder KAUR, was amazing; also friendly, full of energy, attentive, knowledgeable and very punctual. Plus a great team with the driver, giving us bottles of water or juices and helping us, in and out, of the mini-van. The tour really visits the highlights of Bahrain during a few hours. We also got to see the Cathedral of our Lady of Arabia, thanks to Ravinder, although it was not on our itinerary. We highly recommand this excursion; it is money well spent when compared to other excursions that are just a bus tour. We got to see and visit many interestings locations.
Fun, knowledgeable, friendly
Scarlett_T, Dec 2023
Our guide was wonderful, Ravindar Kaur was knowledgeable and very kind. She was clearly passionate about her job. The tour was great too, camels were a major highlight. Very hospitable.
The tour is fantastic,...
The tour is fantastic, our tour guy has explained very clearly, also take good care of us, we really enjoy this tour.
Nice tour probably a little expensive
Ross_F, Mar 2023
Nice and informative tour. However, for the cost it was lacking - possibly another stop at the fort would make it better value for money.
Very good half day tour of southern Bahrain
Maxime_S, Jan 2023
Very good tour and very friendly tour guide. It was very interesting to visit the oil fields. Some steps could have been a bit longer , but it was still a very good experience.
See a lot in a short time
Meint_V, Dec 2022
-For this money it was a good Tour. -The Tourguide was nice&helpfull. But talks too much,but i do too! So that fits together nicely. -Like the Camelfarm. -Also the pottery is with a shop. But there is not a Push to you 'Buy this or that'. -December time= oke. i was not too hot here. -i give 4 stars because of seeing a lot in a short time everywhere. -I recommend this tour. Had a super fun time:)
Too expensive
JanAlexander_A, Nov 2022
I think it was okay but I would have expected more since it was quite expensive. You pay for a taxi driver really. It was no guiding or anything like that. You pay for a driver that takes you around and a person that “looks after” you so you are on time. The sights were all okay and I think the best Bahrain has to offer. But I think the price is steep since we were quite a big group and gas is inexpensive in Bahrain.
Great itinerary, very very poorly executed
Shirley_B, Jun 2022
The tour was 3 hours, not 4. We made 5 stops, but rather than being the 15-20 minutes advertised, nearly all were no more than a get off bus, take photo, get back on. The first stop was the burial mounds: guide pointed to what looked like a pile of bricks (especially as we saw some 'real' burial mounds in the museum a few days later) and ushered us into the pottery shop. Barely had time for that too! No time to take any of it in, such a disappointment.
Great Tour
Gary_B, Apr 2022
Excellent transport with wi-fi and courtesy water and juice. A wonderful tour guide who was so interesting and knowledgable.
Top tour guide Ayat
duncan_b, Feb 2022
Ayat and saher were great guides. Local knowledge was phenomenal and everything was smooth in terms of the ride with fantastic wifi service also available- highly recommended when in the city
Group Booking
LeahsLayovers0, Jan 2020
I booked a group tour but was the only one who booked for that day so it was essentially a private tour. They were great and friendly! I recommend sneakers for this excursion.
Hit the highlights, but none of them are spectacular
Victoria_M, Nov 2019
This was a good tour for seeing many of Bahrain's top attractions quickly - we made 7 stops in 4 hours. The tour bus was great, the guide and driver very nice and knowledgeable. The sites themselves just weren't that exciting.
Great Half-Day in Bahrain
Steven_W, Oct 2019
Perfect way to get out of city and learn more about history and culture of Bahrain. Knowledgeable and friendly guides, a great diversity of stops on the tour, from camels to Formula 1 to oil. Highly recommend!
Very Good
Destination749490, Apr 2019
Very informative tour! The guide was pretty informed and friendly. Great that they do hotel pick up.
After trying the City Tour we opted...
Paris233, Jul 2017
After trying the City Tour we opted for this one also. This one was super cool. Loved the full tour in the F1 track and the Safari drive in their incredible bus big screen tv, refrigerators, wifi, killer sound system etc around the Zoo. We had the same guide from our city tour which was very nice and professional. Again A for Visit Bahrain tours. Four hours flew by.
We loved it! Our tour guide was...
Ztraveler, Jul 2017
We loved it! Our tour guide was exceptional and the red bus felt like we were in a limousine. Unlimited refreshments and the high speed wifi made the day even better. Loved the camels and the whole desert experience.
Esperienza bellissima
Mesila_D, Mar 2023
Ferma dei cammelli era interessantissima, albero della vita memorqbile, colori di deserto, tombe di Dilmani.. una civiltà antichissima. Guida molto gentile e preparata
Un bel giro forse troppo affrettato in alcuni punti
Patrizia_G, Jan 2023
Il giro è stato molto interessante e vario. In alcune tappe il tempo è stato troppo breve e quindi consiglierei di eliminare la sosta alla pottery che non rileva molto e toglie spazio alle cose più importanti

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