Eilat Mountains 2 Day Jeep and Camel Combined Tour This unique overnight tour through the stunning Eilat Mountains combines an exciting 4X4 Jeep tour and an adventurous camel trek. Day One Setting off from Eilat In Jeeps, we journey off road into the Arava Valley. From here we begin our accent to the Negev Plateau, on a dramatic 4X4 route, which takes us to the striking Wadi Eteq. Here we stop for a picnic lunch and a walk through the Eteq Canyon, which, because of its permanent rock pools, is a favorite spot for the local wildlife. Further on, we reach Mt. Berech, and its spectacular view over the Timna Valley. From here we continue our journey to the top of the Plateau and onto Shacharut, a small settlement perched on the edge of the huge cliffs, where the Negev Plateau plummets into the Arava Valley. The settlement has its very own 'Chan', a place of rest for desert travelers (it is designed like a huge Bedouin tent with carpets and mattresses laid over the floor); here we shall have our evening meal. During the evening locals from the settlement will play for us traditional desert music and Sefi, founder of the settlement and a famous story-teller, will share with us some of his delightful Desert Tales. Provided with mattresses and sleeping bags we settle here for our night in the Chan, (which in the winter is heated). Day Two Upon awakening we gather near the cliffs to admire the stunning panoramic view which spans across the Arava Valley, to the Adom Mountains of Jordan. then we return to the Chan for breakfast. Having prepared ourselves we meet up with our camels for a day exploring the valleys, peaks and ancient sites of the area. This enchanting voyage combines leisurely camel riding with walking (each camel is shared by two people, so we alternate, while one rides the other walks). Stopping to enjoy a traditional shepherds lunch along the way, which includes traditionally cooked pitta-bread prepared on the campfire. Completing the tour we return by sunset to the Chan (around 4:00pm) and after a short rest, we head back to Eilat, a 45 minute journey by road.
Negev Desert 4 Days Combined Tour Inc. The Spice Route Inc. Spice Route, Ramon Crater and the Eilat Mts. Day 1- Setting off from Eilat in Jeeps, we journey off-road into the sandy Arava Valley passing salt pools that are home to a flock of Flamingos. From here we head west and begin our ascent to the Negev Plateau on a dramatic 4X4 route. Driving on the way through the beautiful Wadi Eteq where we stop to explore by foot the Eteq Canyon, a favorite spot for many of the local wildlife and home to many varieties of desert plants. From here we continue our journey on to Mt. Berech and its views over the Timna Valley. On top of the Negev Plateau we journey by way of the beautiful 'Gypsum Valley', before settling for the night under the stars. Day 2- Departing early morning and heading north to the beautiful Ashush Valley. Here we enjoy an impressive 4X4 ride and witness the interesting geological sights including the layers of limestone and flint that make up the valley walls. Continuing off-road through to Mo'ah where we join the 'spice route'. Along the spice route you enjoy the same breathtaking views as the ancient merchants who traveled here thousands of years earlier. You will stop at some of the archeological sites and ruins found along the route before reaching the Ramon Crater. In one of the beautiful hidden spots of Wadi Nekarot we will enjoy our evening meal before settling down for the night. Day 3- We explore the Negevs' geological wonder, The Ramon Crater. From the bottom of the crater we ascend the craters walls by way of 'Noah's ascent. Having reached the top of the craters cliffs we drive along their edge till Mitzpe Ramon. From here we head west to the Eilot* Valley near the Sinai border. In this valley we see Atlantic Pistacia trees dating back 2000 years and enjoy another incredible ride through the stunning nature of the area. We exit the Eilot valley right beside the Egyptian border and head back during the evening to Shacharut. We settle for the evening in the Local 'Chan': a place of rest for desert travelers (designed like a Bedouin tent with carpets and mattresses laid over the floor). Here we have our evening meal and spend the night. Day 4- Upon awakening we stand over the cliffs to admire the splendid views that span over the Arava Valley to the Edom Mountains of Jordan, before returning to the Chan for breakfast. Having prepared ourselves we meet up with our camels for a day exploring the valleys, peaks and ancient sites of the area. This enchanting voyage combines leisurely camel riding with walking. We stop to enjoy a traditional shepherd's lunch along the way, including traditionally cooked pitta-bread prepared on a campfire. Completing our tour we return by sunset to the Chan and after a short rest return to Eilat by evening.
Sinai Desert- 3 Day Tour Combining Jeeps Camels & Hiking Explore the wonders of the Sinai desert with a tour that combines the excitement of a 4X4-jeep adventure, the serenity of a magical camel trek, the warm hospitality of nomadic Bedouin and hiking up to Mt. Sinai. Day 1- we board our jeeps and begin our journey to the heart of the picturesque Sinai desert. Having reached the Sandstone area we leave the road for a breathtaking 4X4 adventure through this beautiful wilderness. In this area we find the delicate rock formations of the southern Mt. Baraka and enjoy the breathtaking view from the top of nearby sand dunes, the highest in Sinai. We visit the ancient tribal cemetery of Nawamis (4000 BC), the 'Rock of Inscriptions' and the beautiful 'Hollow Mountain', as the sun goes down we settle for the evening in an authentic Bedouin tent near to the Ein Hudra oasis. Here we enjoy the traditional Bedouin welcome extended throughout the centuries to visitors from foreign lands and join the Bedouins for our evening meal before settling down for the night. Day 2- We board the most authentic and reliable form of desert transport - the camel. This ancient desert wanderer allows us to experience the desert environment in the most magical and leisurely possible way. We begin the day in the oasis of Ein Hudra before riding and walking through the most scenic canyons and Wadis in the area. Stopping on the way for tea and a Bedouin Shepherds lunch which includes pitta bread prepared on the campfire. Returning around sunset to the camp for the evening. Day three - Following breakfast we visit the ancient and sacred monastery of St. Catherine. A place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years and still cared for today, in the same tradition as then, by the resident Greek Orthodox Monks. St. Catherine's Monastery is at the foot of Mount Sinai in the Stunning 'High Range Area'. This is the mountain on which Moses received the Ten Commandments. Having left St. Catherine's monastery we begin the two hour walk that takes us to the very summit of this spectacular mountain. Once upon the summit we stay to enjoy the incredible views across this truly enchanting land. Having descended Mount Sinai we return to our vehicle and commence our journey back to your hotel.
Sinai Desert 8 Day Tour - Combining Jeeps Camels & Hiking Day 1- boarding our jeeps we begin our tour to the heart of the picturesque Sinai desert. In the Sandstone area we leave the road for a breathtaking 4X4 jeep adventure through the beautiful wilderness, Driving along Wadi Watir the biggest Wadi in eastern Sinai and visiting amongst other places the Ein Fortaga oasis and the Ein Um Ahmed oasis. We spend the night in the soft sands at the foot of the 'mid' Mt. Baraka. Day 2- Climbing in the morning Mt. Baraka, we return to explore by hiking (for 2 hours) the Ein Um Ahmed oasis where a spring flows through a canyon giving life to trees and plants. Back into the Jeep for a 4X4 adventure through the Wadi of Gazzelles seeing its sands and colourful sandstone rocks. We continue by jeep onto the valley near the Ein Hudra oasis, here we spend the night enjoying Bedouin hospitality of the Sinai desert. Day 3
& 4 - We board the most authentic and reliable form of desert transport - the camel. This ancient desert wanderer allows us to experience the desert environment in the most magical and leisurely possible way. We begin the day in the beautiful Bedouin gardens at the oasis of Ein Hudra before riding the camels and walking through the most scenic canyons and Wadis in the east of the Sinai desert. Stopping on the way for tea and a Bedouin Shepherds lunch which includes pitta bread prepared on the campfire. We continue on our journey until the sun sets across the Sinai desert and join the Bedouins for their evening meal before settling for the night under the desert skies. Day 5 - Following breakfast we visit the ancient and sacred monastery of St. Catherine. This place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years is still cared for today in the same ancient tradition by the resident Greek Orthodox Monks. St. Catherine's Monastery is situated at the foot of Mount Sinai (where Moses received the Ten Commandments) in the 'High Range Area' of Sinai. Having left St. Catherine's monastery we begin the two hours hiking that takes us to the holy summit of Mt. Sinai. Once upon the summit we stay to enjoy the incredible views across this truly enchanting land. We return to the foot of the mountain following sunset and set up camp for the night. Day 6 - Back on the hiking track first thing to visit the Monastery of the Forty (Dir El Arba'in). We climb the 'Red Mountain' (Jabbel Ahmar) which leads us to the 'Red Valley' (Wadi Ahmar), both are of a beautiful red granite and the Red Valley has year round rock pools and shady gardens throughout. We hike these dramatic routes till evening before setting up camp. Day 7 - We explore Wadi Shag and Wadi Zawatin (Valley of Olives), enjoying the Bedouin gardens and rock pools on the way. We pass through the canyon of Wadi Tal'a and visit the monastery at the mouth of the Tal'a valley. From the monastery we head back to the village of St. Catherine and spend the night at a quality hotel. Day 8 - Back into the 4X4 jeeps and onto the more remote beaches of eastern Sinai. The unspoiled reefs and sands of Ras Abu Galum and its crystal waters make it one of the most beautiful stretches of coast in the whole of the Sinai, whose reefs and beaches are renowned worldwide in the realms of scuba divers. We swim and snorkell in these waters and enjoy the splendid beach before heading north along the coastline till the village of Neweiba. Back onto the asphalt and a short ride to the Taba border back to Eilat by evening.
Jordan 5 Day Combined Jeep & Camel Tour Inc. Petra And Wadi Rum Day 1 - Departing early morning we head staight to Jordans treasure - Petra. A city so steeped in myths it remains legendary to this day. We tour by foot this remarkable and fascinating city, visiting the sights of particular beauty and interest and learning a little about its creators and occupants. Returning to our jeeps we begin our journey on the spectacular routes which wind their way down through the Adom Mountains to the Arava Valley. Setting up camp en-route for well-earned evening of relaxation under the desert skies. Day 2 - Driving to the north of the Arava Valley we reach the dramatic canyons and gorges of the Dead Sea area. Wadi Arnon and Iben Hamad are the most impressive of these canyons. Staggeringly deep and flowing year-round with hot spring water with rock pools scattered throughout their length. We take a four-hour walk into one of these stunning canyons on narrow tracks at times walking in the river itself. Having dried off, it's back into the jeep and on to the enormous sand dunes just south of the Dead Sea. Here in the soft red sand we spend a magical Arabian night. Day 3 - Driving through the red sand dunes we reach the breathtaking canyons of the Nothern Arava Valley (including Wadi Ahmer and Wadi Nachla). Walking into some and driving into others, canyons of red granite rock and soft sandstone found side by side in a delightful contrast. From here we follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia and make our way to the famous Wadi Ram. Here we set up camp just in time for the spectacular sunset and enjoy a serene desert evening around the campfire, on which dinner is cooked, before settling for the night under the star spangled sky Day 4
& 5 - The last day of the tour is spent in the beautiful and vast Wadi Rum, here we find red sand dunes and natural pillars of sandstone rock that were sculptured by millions of years of gentle erosion. This enchanting and mystical region inspired Lawrence of Arabia to write his 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom'. Wadi Ram's unique and awesome qualities still mesmorise the infrequent travellers who venture there. Having explored this beautiful area we head south to join the main road and at the Arava border crossing arrive back in Eilat.