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Al Wahbah crater

Hafir Kishb, Taif, Saudi Arabia
+966 55 663 9884
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Stunning crater landscape - but it is not from a Meteor

This is a trip worth taking! We drove to the crater from Taif in the early morning - excellent... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
222ola
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San Francisco
Amazing trip to the volcano down to the crater

This feature has been created for Phreatic explsion due to very hot material coming form the earth... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
507yasminak
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

This is a trip worth taking! We drove to the crater from Taif in the early morning - excellent roads with little traffic. The road ends at the edge of the crater and the view is spectacular. You can drive around the crater - probably...More

Thank 222ola
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This feature has been created for Phreatic explsion due to very hot material coming form the earth and meet a phreatic zone and like when you cook and the pressure get accumulated into the pot, it was an extraordinary explosion that created this crater of...More

2  Thank 507yasminak
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The walk down is steep, on a path that must have been very hard to build. Well done to the Saudi military for making the effort. You need to be fit and with good footwear to attempt this safely. Photographs don't show how large this...More

Thank CatharineTE
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

This is one of the must see places in Saudi Arabia. Its around 400km from Jeddah and 200km from Taif. Its a good place to do an adventure hiking. In the night you can prepare a BBQ. Now they made proper guidelines and a wall...More

Thank Yasir H
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

After driving all night from Riyadh, we arrived in time for a magnificent sunrise over the East rim of the crater. Within five minutes of arrival, I spied a Peridot laying in plain view only ten meters from the crater's edge and soon afterwards, saw...More

1  Thank Mauser1166
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is one place to visit if your in the area. Have been several times, but the trek to the bottom (well the climb back up really) is really a tester if you time it wrong in the heat of the day, but has to...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

It is a good place to visit with friends and family. It is possible to go to bottom of this place. Good experiance.

Thank 568yasink
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

We decided to drive down in the afternoon and camp out for the night. It's not difficult to get to with GPS. We read online that there is no mobile phone coverage but we had full bars throughout the entire trip, so it isn't totally...More

Thank joowantitjoogotit
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Long drive but totally worth it! Great views, great hike, fun at the bottom. Perfect for family and friends .

Thank Ahmed B
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is an ancient volcano so do not expect mountains or wisps of smoke from imminent eruptions that you see on films and TV. It is also about a 2.5 hour car ride from Ta'if. But when you get there, it is a pretty amazing...More

3  Thank Superpear
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Irfan S
1 September 2017|
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Response from 568yasink | Reviewed this property |
There is no additional charge for this visit. You can use any car to go near of crater. But if you want to go inside of crater, you must walk, it is not possible to use car.
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azmath s
23 July 2017|
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Response from Riyadhventourista | Reviewed this property |
Summer is ok too. Just make sure that you will reach the other far end where the trail going down is accessible. During our visit, we're not able to do so since my friends were kind a hesitant to take an extra mile. The view... More
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HassanAndre
24 March 2016|
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Response from sandfilledboots | Reviewed this property |
The entire trip is fine in a sedan until THE LAST MILE. It is off road and the cery loose rock and so-so road condition ( March) could cause under carriage damage ... We were a caravan of Land Rover and coasters. We drove... More
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