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Abha: Full-Day City History and Rijal Al Almaa Village Tour

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Discover the history of Abha on a full-day sightseeing tour. Visit Jabal Sawda, the highest point in Saudi Arabia, then explore the village of Rijal Almaa and its traditional Saudi architecture.

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Highlights

  • Explore both Rijal Almaa Village & The village Museum
  • Take in panoramic views of Jabal Sawda
  • You will have a chance to walk into clouds Cornish.

Description

From the moment your tour starts, your tour leader will give you full attention. Once in the car, your tour leader will talk to you about all the things on the way as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you. Start your tour visiting the Jabal Sawda is the highest point in Saudi Arabia. You will visit to see the climate and enjoy the mountains and the heights.It is 3000 meters above sea level. You will see lots of varieties of green lush tress and shrubs.Also the misty mountains and valleys will sooth you and make you relaxed. Wonderful mental relaxation. It can get really cold so make sure to have jackets and blankets. A cable car at extra ticket, A beautiful trip with a rainy atmosphere will be more exciting trip falls from the mountains. Riding the cable car & viewing Abha from above was such a wonderful experience. It takes about 20-25min to reach down hill and similar time to return back on top. Each car can seat approximately 8 adults comfortably. Then you will visit El Sahab Park is above a mountain. It has a beautiful view and the clouds pass you all the time. The literal translation of ‘Sahab’ is ‘cloud’. And that’s what this place is. You will have a chance to walk into clouds Cornish. (Optional) your tour leader can recommend for you lovely restaurant in El Sahab Park to have your Lunch. you will be in between the clouds, one of the most beautiful places.the place is above a mountain. There are two top view points on this hill. They are very near to each other. Lot of monkeys there, better to take some food for them, the moment you get there, they expect you to give them food. Then Drive to Rijal Almaa village which is famous for its typical Arabian traditional architecture that can be found throughout the whole country, each region having its own specificity. But when it comes to Saudi traditional architecture the first image that comes to mind is the charming and colorful houses of Rijal Alma’. It is located 130 km by safe road from Abha or 65 Km unsafe road so of course we will take you by the safe road. The village have stunning sceneries with great history of the region. For its exceptional features Rijal Alma’ is today on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage. You will find there a place redolent with history and tradition, and clearly oriented to tourism.Its a paradise for photographers and photos lovers and our tour leader will take you to the best panoramic spots for photos. You will visit the village museum its a huge museum all inside the village with a lot of old pieces and there are a description as well in English and in Arabic. Its established by the efforts of the local inhabitants in order to save their regional heritage, and they have turned one of the forts into the museum headquarters since 1985.The village consists of about 60 palaces built from natural stone, clay and wood, and the palaces consists of several floors. There are so many places to take photos. The village used to be a natural passage that linked between Yemen, Makkah, Madinah and Levant. Thus, it was a regional trade center. The village has a historical significance as it has a number of long and old fortresses. Recently, a rehabilitation project has been undertaken by The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities in collaboration with the private sector. Moreover, a museum was established by the local people in one of the village’s forts in 1985. Travel in comfort back to your hotel,Abha has so much to see, feel, eat and buy so if you have time and want to add more to your itinerary – just let us know what you are interested in and we will arrange it for you.

Includes

Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences All transfers by modern air-conditioned van from your hotel in Abha English speaking tour leader/driver. Entrance fees All Service charges and taxes

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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