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From the cosmopolitan Jeddah city to the greenery Jazan mountains, this tour immerses you in the rich cultures and landscapes of South Saudi Arabia. Explore villages off the beaten track. Feast on bedouin food, visit Rijal Almaa village, take a cabel car over Saudah mountain, and hike Wadi Lajab. This 8-day tour is perfect for travelers looking to discover the diversity of Saudi south in a short amount of time.

Saudi South Route

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  • duration
    Duration8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
  • where
    LocationJeddah - Abha - Jazan
Itinerary

Day 1:Welcome to Saudi Arabia

Welcome to Saudi Arabia, Upon your arrival to Jeddah international airport our guide will pick you up and get transferred in a private A/C vehicle to your chosen hotel.

 Over the years, no Saudi city has been more open to outside influencers such as traders, international artists and Makkah-bound pilgrims than the ancient port of Jeddah. Indeed, the city’s unofficial motto is “Jeddah ghair,” or “Jeddah’s different.” Today, Jeddah is Saudi Arabia’s buzzing cosmopolitan hub, home to gleaming hotels and big-ticket events.

Day 2:Jeddah city tour & Al Balad tour

Start the day with a visit to Tayebat Museum for a introduction to Jeddah’s long cosmopolitan past, take an informative tourfor a superbly curated representation of the city’s 2,500-year history. The museum is housed in a multiroom complex that re-creates the traditional Hijazi architecture of the old city. There is also an entire floor dedicated to the city’s rich Islamic heritage. 

Later on take a tour around the city to check out the main landmarks such as the tallest fountain , the floating mosque, Jeddah water front and the F1 circuit which is the longest in the world

Enjoy a local lunch before heading in the afternoon to visit the old city of Jeddah, known as El Balad which means “ the town” as reference to the base of Jeddah.

Al-Balad was founded in the 7th century and historically served as the center of Jeddah. Its defensive walls were torn down in the 1940s. Al Balad is registered as a world heritage UNISCO site and since then the old buildings with its unique window designs and doors are being preserved along with its unique buildings which some have been built using sea shells and stones. 

Our tour will go through the history of these building including going inside some of the buildings to see the interior designs , furniture and life back then.

Afterwards embark on a foodie tour as you will  pass by some famous vendors known to offer the best local snacks such as the local drink made of bread “ Sobia” and the old bakery which its famous for its fresh bread. Another local snack that consist of Bean and pickles “ Balilah”. Sample some of these local snacks and drinks while you learn about the origin of each food.

Later on visit one of the art houses and museum offering its unique local art collection and antiques then take a walk in Jeddah souq, where you can shop and bargain from different local artisians and craftsmen.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 3:Into the blue waters of Jeddah

Jeddah is known to have one of the best corals around the world. For the last day, you will hop on a yacht boat and spend cruising around the beach. You will have the chance to swim, snorkel, or even dive in the water to explore the Red sea treasures.

Enjoy a seafood lunch before heading back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4:Green city of Abha

Check out from your hotel and take a domestic flight to Abha, the capital of Aseer Province and the 6th largest population in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Abha is famous for being the highest large city of Saudi Arabia at over 2 200 meters, with such an altitude it is not surprising that Abha benefits from milder climatic conditions than most of the rest of the country

Start your tour with a visit to the Muftaha Village, the best place in Saudi Arabia to experience Asir’s heritage and culture. Explore how locals build houses with mud and stones while enjoying the traditional architecture and culture of the area. Afterwards visit the famous Mud-walled Shada Castle, a museum that you must explore to learn about the culture of the area and its rich architectural elements. The museum has so many handicraft and household items that will give you a good sneak peek into the lifestyle of the area.

Continue your tour to visit to El Sahab Park to enjoy breathtaking scenery of Abha that many travellers fall in love with instantly. The cloud covered mountains will create the best scenery that will make your jaws drop. If you have time, enjoy your lunch in a nearby restaurant to have the unique experience of dining among the clouds.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 5:Rijal Almaa & Sauda Mountain

Start your day with a visit to Soudah mountain the highest mountain in KSA, the tour will start with an amazing scenic viewpoint that is 3000 meters above sea level. The surrounding greenery and the mist-covered mountains at a distance will create the best panorama to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature in silence. Enjoy a 20- 25 minutes long cable car ride along the hill over the greenery with the clouds and capture the beauty of the area from the bird’s eye view.

Afterwards head to Rijal Alma village; famous for its fascinating architecture, rich history, pleasant weather, and beautiful landscape, this small village served as the regional trade center through centuries and was the natural passage that connected Yemen and Lavant to Makkah and Madinah. Rijal Almaa is undoubtedly one of the most historically important and beautiful villages in the Middle East. Today the village is on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage.

In the evening take a 4 hours drive to Jazan city and check into your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch

Day 6Hike and Abseil Wadi Lajab

Today is fully dedicated to the adventure seekers. After our breakfast we head to Wadi Lajb, which is a huge and massive canyon from which freshwater streams flow along Al Reeth Mountains of Al Tihamah valleys southwest of Saudi Arabia. It is distinguished by its high altitude that reaches 800 meters, its narrow width which does not exceed 6 meters, and its extreme depth that the sunlight does not touch but only slightly, with vast green spaces covering its rough slopes. We will hike this majestic valley passing through its unique rock formations and swimming through its natural pools where adrenaline junkies can try some cliff jumping and cannyoning.

Afterwards we will have a break for a delicious lunch to refuel our energy then head to an amazing mountain named Al jabal al aswad for breathtaking views over looking the greenery mountains of the South.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 7:A day betwen coffee farms and mountains

Today we will hop on to Fifa mountains; a group of mountains wrapped around each other and covered with lush green forest to result in a green blanket of natural beauty. The mountains are known for its terrace fields, towering peaks, and coffee farms. In our tour we will visit locally owned farms in which the owners themselves will guide us through their farms and explain how Coffee beans is cultivated, and roasted and learn about this region unique coffee.

Enjoy a local lunch prepared by Jazani locals and take a final look over the breath-taking views of this greenery mountains before heading back to your hotel in Jazan.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 8:Goodbye Saudi

Today marks your last day in your trip through South of Saudi. After breakfast you will be dropped off at Jazan airport according to your flight schedule.

 

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Price Includes

  • Airport meet and greet, pick up and drop service
  • 03 nights accommodation in Jeddah at the chosen hotel (Bed & breakfast)
  • 01 night accommodation at Abha in the chosen hotel (bed & breakfast)
  • 03 nights accommodation in Jazan at the chosen hotel (Bed & breakfast)
  • All visits mentioned are in air-conditioned cars
  • All mentioned meals
  • An English speaking guide through out the trip

Price Excludes

  • Medical and Travel insurance
  • Saudi Arabia Entry Visa
  • International flights
  • Drinks and other personal expenses
  • Any service not mentioned in "Included"
  • Tips and Gratitude
Accommodation
diamond accommodation

Jeddah Hilton Hotel

Abha Palace Hotel

Novotel Jazan Hotel

gold accommodation

Jeddah Crown Plaza hotel

Blue Inn Abha Hotel

Courtyard Marriot Jazan Hotel

silver accommodation

Jeddah Holiday Inn Hotel

Blue Rose Abha Hotel

Jazan Diamond Elite Hotel