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Tree of Life (Shajarat-al-Hayat) Tours and Activities

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TheTree of Life (Shajarat-al-Hayat) is a lone mesquite tree that stands in the desert atop a sandy hill near the highest point in Bahrain. Approximately 400 years-old and standing at almost 10 meters tall, the tree has continued to grow despite the extreme temperatures and lack of any apparent water source for miles around.

The tree’s source of water is a mystery and the fact that it has thrived for so long has made it something of a mystical legend in Bahrain. The locals believe that the tree is looked after by Enki, the mythical God of water, and some believe that it is the last vestige from the Garden of Eden. Presumably, the old tree has tapped into an underground spring somewhere, a feat of nature that is impressive even without the legends and myths.

Both its age and location make the Tree of Life a true natural survivor, although the sheer volume of visitors it attracts might be its eventual downfall; spray paint and etchings are clearly visible on its old bark, and a protective circular fence now surrounds the tree in an attempt to preserve it.

The best way to see the Tree of Life is to join a short tour that also takes in other attractions in the desert, including the Sheikh Salman Bin Ahmed Al-Fateh Fort and the first ever oil well, plus the Oil Museum next to it.

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Bahrain in one Day With Traditional Bahraini Lunch

Bahrain in one Day With Traditional Bahraini Lunch

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This tour covers the best of Bahrain in one day. The amazing Al Fateh Mousque. The national museum takes you back more than 4000 years in history, to tradition, culture and customs of Bahrain. Bahrain Bay, where the modern buildings of Bahrain. The biggest historical and archaeological site in the Gulf region, Bahrain Fort site. Smill and enjoy the beauty of Orient flavors at Manama Souk with unforgotable chance to enjoy Bahraini traditional lunch at one of the traditional coffee shops. Away from Manama to visit a camel farm, formula one circuit. Drive to First oil well and amazing tree of live in the middle of the desert. End the tour by stopping on Ala'ali Royal Burial Mounds, and Pottery makers work shop.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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$149.00
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Full-Day Bahrain Guided Tour

Full-Day Bahrain Guided Tour

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Bahrain stands testimony to the fact that the future and the past can come together as one. The Ultimate Bahrain Tour combines the Desert Oasis experience with the City Sightseeing tour to let you experience the quintessential Bahraini feel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00
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Half-Day Desert Tour

Half-Day Desert Tour

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Half Day Desert Tour

Half Day Desert Tour

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4 hours, out of city Tour  Covers: culture, tradition, history,nature. From Manama city, to first oil well in the region. to amazing tree of live. Photo stop at BIC Bahrain international Circuit Formula one. Come as close as you can from Camels in a local Camel Farm . Then back to history of Dilmun civilization. 4000 years Burial Mounds. and stop for Pottery Maker workshop.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.00
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Nature Flora and Fauna Trip from Manama

Nature Flora and Fauna Trip from Manama

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Discover Bahrain’s natural wonders on this half-day tour from Manama. Look out over the desert from Jabel Al Dukhan mountain, see the miraculous Tree of Life, learn how Bahrain’s oil industry has shaped its desert landscapes and visit the first oil well, then spot cheetah, zebra and hyena in the Al-Areen Wildlife Park.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.00
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Bahrain sightseeing tour- Private tour.

Bahrain sightseeing tour- Private tour.

Explore Bahrain in comfort and following your own customized itinerary on this private full-day 4x4 tour from Manama. Avoid the hassles of traveling independently, and relax into your own climate-controlled, deluxe 4x4 with a guide. Choose to visit attractions such as the Bahrain National Museum and Tree of Life; and hear their stories from your guide—detail you might miss alone. Lunch, entry fees, and flexible pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
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$426.67
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Desert Budget Tour

Desert Budget Tour

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A unique visit to the desert with non beatable price in SUV private car. Licensed local Bahraini tourist guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.00
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Full Day Budget Tour With Traditional Bahraini Lunch

Full Day Budget Tour With Traditional Bahraini Lunch

This tour covers the best of Bahrain in one day. The amazing Al Fateh Mousque. The national museum takes you back more than 4000 years in history, to tradition, culture and customs of Bahrain. Bahrain Bay Island, where the modern buildings of Bahrain. The biggest historical and archaeological site in the Gulf region, Bahrain Fort site. Smill and enjoy the beauty of Orient flavors at Manama Souk with unforgotable chance to enjoy Bahraini traditional lunch at one of the traditional coffee shops. Away from Manama to visit a camel farm, formula one circuit. Drive to First oil well and amazing tree of live in the middle of the desert. End the tour by stopping on Ala'ali Royal Burial Mounds, and Pottery makers work shop.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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$159.00

Desert Secrets

Desert Secrets

Travel south with us into the sacred desert, where many unique secrets await you. Our tour takes you to the base of the awe inspiring Tree of Life. Also, visit the very first animal sanctuary in the Middle East. Besides the natural, also get a chance to see how humans have conquered the desert with the very first Oil well and also the very first International circuit created in the Middle East.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.00
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$107.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Tree of Life (Shajarat-al-Hayat) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Tree of Life (Shajarat-al-Hayat) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Tree of Life (Shajarat-al-Hayat) costs USD 78.00. Guided Tree of Life (Shajarat-al-Hayat) tours start around USD 78.00 per person.
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