3 Days/ 2 Nights
The Farasan Islands comprise 84 coral islands that form an archipelago in the Red Sea, about 50 kilometers off the shore of Jazan in southwestern Saudi Arabia. Although lacking in vegetation and greenery, the islands are beautiful nonetheless. Originally inhabited by fisherman and pearl divers, they are now a protected area that serves as a natural reserve for Arabian Gazelles.
With its historical sites, remote, unspoiled beaches and rich marine fauna, the Farasan Islands are now a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. In particular, they are often described as a divers’ paradise, as the Red Sea is home to some of the most beautiful aquatic life on the planet, and the islands offer the best diving locations in Saudi Arabia. For those who prefer to remain on dry land, the islands offer not only a beautiful landscape but also a historically rich site to explore. They contain, for example, beautiful Turkish artifacts carved out of stone, including the doors of mosques and other remnants.
Another reason the islands are so popular with tourists is the weather, which is moderate all year long. The serenity of the peace and quiet, meanwhile, makes it easy for visitors to relax and forget about their normal busy lives in polluted and noisy cities, at least for a while. The Farasan Island Marine Sanctuary, supervised by the Saudi Wildlife Authority, is home to the Arabian gazelle. The islands are also important breeding sites for seabirds, migratory birds and shorebirds. All the islands are low lying, though the two largest islands have a broken terrain of small hills, gullies and craggy coastal cliffs.
Whether you go diving or snorkeling, or just explore the rich history and wildlife of the islands on foot, you are sure to make some wonderful memories. Other fun activities include boating and fishing, making the islands a must-visit destination for everyone, whatever their interests.
Your Tour leader/ Driver will be waiting for you. They will be holding a sign of SaudiArabiaTours, You do not need to look for them – they will be waiting for you and will find you.
You will be transferred by an A/C car to your hotel. Overnight in Jazan.
Breakfast. Drive to Farasan Island (59km)
Head to the magical boat trip around the virgin islands of Farasan to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, fishing.
Enjoy lunch meal at one of the virgin islands.
End the day with a sunset view on the island then head to the hotel for a shower.
Head on a historical trip to visit Al-Qessar Village, A top attraction on the island is Al Qassar Village. This little village hosts the largest palm oasis in Farasan, as it was once an ancient summer resort. Stones and mud structures dominate the area giving you a taste of the sand colored world residents would have once known.
Then move to visit Al-Najdi Mosque, The Al Najdi mosque was constructed by Ibrahim Al Najdi, who was one of the biggest pearl merchants on the island. Surrounded by houses on all sides, the mosque sits inconspicuously in a densely packed neighborhood.
The walls of the mosque are decorated with plaster-recessed ribs and each window on the qibla wall is topped with gypsum-decorated arches. The wooden mimbar and mihrab are said to be brought from India and are adorned with colorful decorative ornaments.
Overnight in Farasan hotel.
Breakfast. Drive to Al-Qandal Beach, The Qandal Forest is filled with mangroves trees, which are interspersed with waterways and bays.
The Qandal Forest is located in the north of the island of Forsan.
Then move to visit Mangrove Forests. This location is situated in the main Farasan island which boasts breathtaking sea views and mangrove forests, with waterways cutting through them. It is located some 50km offshore from Jizan, the far southwestern part of Saudi Arabia. It is surrounded by mangrove forest, crystal-clear water, and beautiful coral reefs. It is around 30 km far away from the ferry terminal of the Farsan island which boasts breathtaking sea views and coral reef mountain.
Our Tour leader/ Driver will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.