Exploring the South Sinai
Desert by Camel or Foot
Host: Id Abu Ali
When: Year round
Length of visit: An itinerary for 8 days is given but tours of any length can be arranged
Number of guests: Two or more
Fee: 2 pax / US $ 1200, from on 6 pax / US $ 640. This includes:
A NOTE FROM ID ABU AL:
During the journey you enjoy the warm and unforgettable hospitality of my people, you experience our traditional nomadic lifestyle, while traveling a land rich in history and natural wonders. By the end of the trip I hope that you have learned to see the desert a little the way I see it: though vegetation is sparse, animal life rare, the spiritual experience of nature is unique.
NOTE: Can be designed as walking tour as well as camel trek
Day 1: transfer from Sharm Airport into the desert for overnight camp with the Bedouins
Day 2: start the trek with loading the camels with food and water supply: trek to the biblical oasis of Ain Hudra, hike the White Canyon, camp out near Ain Hudra
Day 3: visit the Rock of Inscriptions (Nabatean, byzanthine, roman), trek to Nawamis, ancient burial chambers of the early Bronze Age, overnight near Jebel Makhroum (old Pilgrims mark)
Day 4: Wadi Hudada with the biggest sand dune of the South Sinai
Day 5: trek to Bir el Ogda
Day 6: trek to Ras Abu Gallum in the Nature Protectorate, beautiful bay on the Red Sea
Day 7: walk to the Blue Hole along the cliffs (famous dive spot) transfer to Sharm el Sheikh, overnight in 3* hotel HB
Day 8: departure
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