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One Day Trip to Jazan, Saudi Arabia

[Admin / 04-04-2024]

Discover the hidden pearl of the south, Jizan is a port city in the southern region of Saudi Arabia. A day trip to Jazan can be a wonderful experience for nature lovers and history buffs. The beautiful port city lies west of Abha along the Red Sea coast.  With 100 breathtaking islands, Jizan opens itself for tourists to explore the beauty it offers. The natural beauty laced with breathtaking sea views and the serenity of Jizan makes it one of the popular tourist destinations. Jizan Regional Airport is situated at a distance of 3.5 km from the central city. The airport receives connecting and direct flights from many cities for Umrah 2024 or destinations, making it easier for travelers and explorers to reach Jizan. 

Jizan is a beautiful destination that accommodates several historical sites, islands, beautiful beaches, mountains, and shopping malls. This beautiful city draws many tourists from various parts of the world to enjoy the serene atmosphere of Jizan. 

Start Your Journey with a Visit to the Fifa Mountains

Fifa (Fayfa) Mountains, also known as the 'Alps of the South.' These lush green stunning mountains are located near the town of Fifa in the Jizan. The Fifa mountains are also called 'neighbor of the moon' and a 'heaven on earth' due to their altitude, lush greenery, and breathtaking views. Amidst the desert landscape, the mountains of this region are lush green due to the adequate rainfall in the area. Visitors, after reaching the top of the mountains through beautiful trails, witness mesmerizing scenic views. This mountainous region is best for hiking enthusiasts. 

The Fifa Mountains reach a height of up to 11,000 feet above sea level. Reach the mountaintop and explore the ancient castle stretches along the mountainsides to protect the site from outsiders. Get mesmerized by the lush green landscape on the slopes while moving towards the top of the mountain using crisscross paths. The Fifa Mountains are famous among tourists due to their agricultural terraces and green flora covering the mountains from bottom to top. 

Fifa Mountains are also connected to each other, appearing like a chain of mountains or a pyramid from a distance. The mountain is home to several plants, flowers, and herbs. Upon reaching the mountain peak, you will find many houses representing the ancient archeology design in cylindrical forms with circular terraces. The mountainous region is renowned for its rich folk heritage, including popular arts, proverbs, legends, judgments, and poetry. The area consists of twenty tribes and clans.

Head to the Jezan Heritage Village

Situated on southern Jizan Corniche, the stunning village serves as an open-air museum offering visitors living testaments reflecting upon the region's different cultures, ever-changing environments, and terrains with the passage of time. Jizan Heritage Village proudly provides a golden opportunity for tourists to explore the city's rich culture through its local homes' archeological structures, artifacts, and models of tradition. 

Jazan has so much to offer to its explorers: several must-visit places, delicious cuisines, and shopping facilities. If you have time, it is recommended that you explore one of the ancient heritage villages in Saudi Arabia. The village beautifully represents the lifestyles of villages who inhabited the region a long time ago and used the available resources to build houses and other important items and tools for daily use. 

Take a Boat Trip to Farasaan Island in the Afternoon

In the afternoon, take a boat and witness the serenity of the Red Sea. The beautiful Island is home to incredible biodiversity, mangrove forests, and vibrant parrotfishes. The island served as a perfect sanctuary for nature lovers. The island is also perfect for people seeking diving spots. There are many diving spots for swimmers on Farasan Island, including Marmar, Dohra, Shib Ammar, Gorgonian Point, and Dannak. History buffs and wildlife fans would love to explore the historical sites and appreciate the beauty of the Island. It is recommended to book a ferry ticket from the ferry station at the Jazan Port. Tourists can go swimming, snorkeling, diving, or simply relax on the beach and enjoy the scenery. History fans can visit the Al Qasr Fort located on a hill overlooking Jizan city and offering breathtaking views. 

End a Day Visit at Jazan Corniche

Jazan Corniche is a must-visit destination for those who love to take in breathtaking views of the Red Sea. This stunning waterfront corniche is a popular attraction among both locals and tourists alike. The corniche offers a plethora of activities that visitors can indulge in. You can take a leisurely walk while enjoying the scenic views or simply relax on the beach and watch people enjoying themselves. The corniche is also home to a wide range of restaurants that cater to a variety of tastes, so visitors can enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the gorgeous views of the sea. The entire area is beautifully landscaped with lush greenery, making it a perfect spot to unwind and relax. Whether you’re looking for a fun-filled day out with family and friends or a peaceful retreat by yourself, Jazan Corniche is the perfect place to end a day trip.

Additional Tips

Here are some additional tips for planning your one-day trip to Jazan:

  • The best time to visit Jazan is from October to April when the weather is mild and sunny.
  • Be sure to dress modestly, as Jazan is a conservative region.
  • Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, as the sun can be strong.
  • Be sure to try the local food known for its fresh seafood and spices.
  • If you're planning on doing any activities in the water, be sure to check the weather conditions beforehand.

Final Thoughts

With its hidden wonders and cultural charm, the southern region of Saudi Arabia - Jazan is an ideal destination for a day trip. Whether you seek natural beauty, cultural richness, or a glimpse into history, Jazan has it all. Consider including this hidden gem in your travel itinerary as you plan your adventure. Explore the unique aspects of Jazan, and let its beauty captivate your senses. For a hassle-free journey, consider the convenience of Umrah Packages 2024, ensuring that your exploration of Saudi Arabia is seamless and spiritually enriching.