General

11 Days Jeep and Camel Safari Crossing Sinai

1st Day: Hotel – Wadi Feiran – Valley of Inscriptions – Valley of Writing – Serabit El Khadem

Wadi Arada  – In the morning we will pick you up at the reception of your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Taba or Nuweiba. If you stay in any other part of Egypt such as Cairo we can of course organize the transfer to Sinai for you.

We travel by jeep to the Wadi Feiran which is located on the other side of the Sinai Peninsula so that we have to cross the inland. The Wadi Feiran is Sinai’s largest valley and one of its most important archaeological and historical sites. It was here that Moses is said to have touched a rock with his walking stick, educing a well for the thirsty Israelites. Therefore you can find here lots of remains of ancient churches. But also the nature here is beautiful, with a lush palm forest embedded in the rough landscape with steep cliffs, which gave the wadi the name ‘Pearl of Sinai’. We will relax a bit in this enchanting area; then we will drive to the Wadi Maghara, the so-called ‘Valley of Inscriptions’. Relief inscriptions in the rocks date back to an early period of Pharaonic Egypt when mines containing turquoises and copper were explored here. There are also several engravings made by officials and administrators of the mines. Further the remains of an ancient fortified settlement have been found here. After lunch you will ride through the Wadi Mukattab, the ‘Valley of Writing’; its steep rock walls feature countless ancient carvings, most of the in the Nabatean language, and rock paintings. Finally you will pass by the Gebel Maghara mountain until you will reach to Serabit Al Khadem where you will set up camp. On the way we will make a short stop at the mausoleum of Sheikh Hubos, a religious dignitary highly honored by the locals. After dinner you will experience the first open air night under the unique starlit desert sky.

Lunch and dinner included. Overnight camping.

2nd Day: Serabit – Temple of Hathor – Himayir

After breakfast you will climb up Mount Serabit until you reach the Temple of Hathor, the ancient love and joy goddess. She was also worshipped as the mistress of turquoises and therefore honored by the miners who once worked here in the rich turquoise mines. In the remains of the sanctuary you can still find their engravings. After descending from the mountain you will relax a bit and enjoy a tasty lunch. Then you will meet you new companions, well trained gentle camels, and their experienced Bedouin guides. You will ride now eastwards, crossing the sandy area of Rummlah until you reach the fascinating Himayir area with rock formations and a high sand dune. You will encamp here.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight camping.

3rd Day: Himayir – Forest of Pillars – Al Garaba

After breakfast you can enjoy a walk on the sand dune before you will continue your trek. You will see the Forest of Pillars at the foot of the Mount Fouga, black columns of lave which were laid bare by erosion and now standing like a forest amidst the colored sandstone dominating the area. We will spend our lunch break here. In the afternoon you will ride to Al Garaba where you will enjoy a magnificent sunset and spend the night.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight camping.

4th Day: Wadi Garaba – Bir Al Akhdar – Wadi Juffa – Ras Zaranig

After breakfast you will discover the scenic Wadi Garaba; we will stop at the romantic oasis Bir Al Akhdar and enjoy our lunch in the green garden. In the afternoon you will ride through the Wadi Juffa and finally encamp at Ras Zaranig, the origin for our trek through the wonderful Zaranig Canyons.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight camping.

5th Day: Zaranig Canyons – Wadi Zalagha

After breakfast we will hike through the Zaranig Canyons, huge and deep sandstone canyons; when it rains, the water floods from here down to Nuweiba at the coastline. You will for sure enjoy not only the great nature around you, but also the peace and tranquility far away from the stressful daily life. We will set up camp in the Wadi Zalagha.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight camping.

6th Day: Wadi Zalagha – El Gona Plateau

Today we will cross the Wadi Zalagha and trek to the top of the El Gona Plateau. The plateau is 1,700 meters high and around 50 kilometers long and offers a beautiful landscape as well as fantastic views the mountains. We will spend the night on the plateau.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight camping.

7th Day: El Gona Plateau – Wadi Emhamed – Zigzag Canyon – Wadi Arada

After breakfast we will descend from the plateau through the Wadi Emhamed to the Zigzag Canyon, a narrow sandstone canyon with a sandy floor which is winding through steep walls and great rock formations. It opens to the wide sandy Wadi Marra which houses numerous acacia trees. In the late afternoon you will reach to the Wadi Arada where you will encamp.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight camping.

8th Day: Bir Safra – Al Haduda sand dune – Gebel Mutamir

After breakfast you will continue your ride through the beautiful landscape with its stunning sandstone formations until you will reach the idyllic spring Bir Safra situated at an open area where two valleys cross. You can refresh with the spring’s clear water. Then you will hike to the great sand dune Al Heduda – it is really something special as the Sinai desert consists mostly of mountains and doesn’t offer a lot of space for large dunes. You will enjoy a great break; you will have lunch and you can wander on the dune – or rolling down. In the afternoon you will head to our camping place at the Gebel Mutamir mountain.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight camping.

9th Day: Gebel Mutamir – Gebel Mahroum – Nawamis

After breakfast you will enjoy riding to the Gebel Barqa, the ‘Mountain with a Hole’, a popular bizarre sandstone formation belonging to the Gebel Mahrum, with a hole cutting through it. In this area you can also find numerous other rock formations as well as small caves and sand dunes. You will have time to stroll around a bit while your lunch will be prepared. After eating you will continue your ride towards the Nawamis area where you will set up camp.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight camping.

10th Day: Nawamis – Ein Khudra Oasis

Today it is time for some culture – you will visit the Nawamis, prehistoric circular burial chambers built of sandstone. After lunch you will trek to the Ein Khudra Oasis, a beautiful oasis with a spring surrounded by numerous palm trees. If you like, you can have a bath here before you will have dinner and go to sleep.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight camping.

11th Day: Ein Khudra Oasis (optionally trek through the White Canyon) – Hotel

After breakfast you will spend some more relaxed time in the oasis; finally you will ride towards the main street where you will be picked up by car and transferred to your hotel. This concludes our program and services.

Note: If you like, you can change the program here; instead of riding to the road you can hike through the White Canyon which is located only some steps away from Ein Khudra. Its splendid bright rock walls and interesting rock formations enchant every visitor. If you like to trek through it, our car will wait for you at the canyon’s exit and transfer you directly to your hotel.

Breakfast included.

Included:

  • All mentioned transfers in high-class air-conditioned vehicles
  • Guided camel riding tour in your language
  • Camping in the desert
  • Meals, mineral water and soft drinks

Not included:

  • Gratuity (tips) for drivers, tour guides
  • Personal items, meals, drinks or services not mentioned
  • Listed optional activities
  • International and domestic flights
  • Visa

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