Cool and green Taif isn’t just about exquisite mountain sceneries and idyllic weather, it has tons to offer to thrill-seekers as well. Easily reachable by car or plane, the city is a time-tested favorite for domestic tourists. Our activity-filled guide to Taif will take you past precarious peaks and deep valleys while giving you ample time for stopovers at a water park and off-road excursions.
Adrenaline junkies will absolutely love this zip line located roughly midway on the zigzagging road that climbs the Hada Mountain. Soar over the precarious cliff face while you catch glimpses of the plains thousands of feet below. We highly recommend contacting the facility beforehand to book your visit.
One of the longest cable-car rides in the country measuring some 4.5 km, few thrills rival the experience of soaring over the dramatic landscape that makes Taif so famous.
Price: SR 90 per person at the time of writing
Slip-and-slide at this family-friendly waterpark located at the base of the Hada Mountain, where the cable car ride ends. The array of slides catering to various age groups are for the whole family to enjoy. Just a stone throw away, challenge your travel companions or family to an exhilarating race at the go-karting track. You can also indulge in a nice meal here as you take in sweeping views of the towering Hada Mountain.
One of the highest peaks near Taif, Jabal Dakka is easily accessible with a snaking road leading right to its peak. Follow the hairpin bends with each unveiling a new view of the surreal landscape as you ascend to the top. A wide-angle selfie from the peak is one you’ll cherish for years to come.
Take a 4x4 to the Ghadir Banat area where you’ll be greeted to rich verdure, running water, and mountain birds. However, proceed with caution as torrential floods are common here when it rains.