Cable car going to al kar tourist village at taif
Cable car going to al kar tourist village at taif

Immerse in Taif: Experience Al Kar Tourist Village’s Magic

Explore the Charms of Taif: An Unforgettable Journey Awaits

Are you ready to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of Taif? Nestled in the heart of Saudi Arabia, Taif beckons travelers with its picturesque landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality. And there’s no better way to experience the essence of Taif than by indulging in the enchanting atmosphere of Al Kar Tourist Village.

The Adventure

baboon at the side road
baboon at the side road

We decided to visit Taif on holiday to see and ride the cable car. Armed with Google Maps we started our road trip journey from Jeddah to Taif. It was an approximately three hours trip. Lots of baboons were present on the roadside in the Al Hada area.

a man wearing red shirt at the cliff (with Al Hada road in the background)
Nathaniel at the cliff (Al Hada road at the back)

We found this spot for a photoshoot near the Ramada Hotel, with a nice background of the road and some mountain views. Be careful not to fall off.

Ramada Hotel at Taif
Ramada Hotel at Taif

The entrance of the cable car (Telefric Al Hada) is located at the Ramada Hotel. The cable car opens at 13:30.

Ride at cable car

A man wearing a red shirt inside the cable car
Nathaniel inside the cable car

The cable car was well maintained. It was good to see the stunning views of the mountains and road while inside the cable car.

View of Taif Water Park
View of Taif Water Park

About a total of twenty minutes ride from the Ramada Hotel going to the Al Kar Tourist Village (Al Kur Amusement Park). Also, Taif Water Park is located inside the park, which is a nice attraction for families with kids. The water park features high and long slides.

Unveiling the Hidden Gem: Al Kar Tourist Village

Tucked away amidst the majestic mountains and verdant valleys of Taif, Al Kar Tourist Village is a true oasis of tranquility and charm. This hidden gem offers a retreat from the ordinary, inviting visitors to unwind and reconnect with nature. Whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, Al Kar Tourist Village has something for everyone.

A man wearing a red shirt sitting in a chair inside the Al Kar Tourist Village
Nathaniel at Al Kar Tourist Village

Picnic or dining area at the Al Kar Tourist Village. I had a chance to take a photo with fewer people. The fountain in the background was cool. The building at the back is the Taif Gallery.

a man wearing a red shirt leaning against a wall
Al Kar Tourist Village

The activities you can do inside the park are swimming in the water park, go-carting, paintball (for six people), laser tag, and tobogganing.

Nathaniel at Al Kar Tourist Village
Nathaniel at Al Kar Tourist Village

We love the ride on the toboggan. It is a single roller coaster with a manual brake and a seat belt.

Toboggan ride


To summarize, immersing oneself in Taif and experiencing the beauty of Al Kar Tourist Village is an adventure full of wonder and discovery. From the rich cultural heritage to the spectacular natural beauty, this place captivates the senses and leaves an indelible imprint. Whether wandering through the vibrant streets or indulging in the local cuisine, every moment offers a glimpse into the unique charm of Taif. It’s an experience that resonates deeply, inviting travelers to return time and time again to uncover more of its enchanting allure.

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Nathaniel Amoyen is co-founder of Joanathx. Full-time ex-pat worker at day and writer at night.

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1 Response

  1. Erki says:

    Such a hidden gem! There are so many unknown interesting places in the world. That’s another one! Great article!

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