Group activities and group tours to the Sinai desert, desert tours by jeeps and camels.Night in the desert.
Group activities and group tours to the Sinai desert, St Catherine's Monastery,
Mount Sinai Red Sea, desert tours by jeeps and camels.Night in the desert.
"It is a lie. For those who go there now, smooth, comfortable, quick and easy, sliding through as slick as grease, will never be able to see what we saw. They will never feel what we felt. They never know what we knew, or understand what we cannot forget."
Beyond The Wall /Edward Abbey
Snorkeling along the Sinai coast
Beginning at 7:30 am this special tour departs from the Taba border, having crossed to Egypt we board 4 Toyota Land cruiser jeeps and begin our journey into the heart of the picturesque Sinai desert. Having reached the oasis of Nuweiba we will enjoy a spectacular off road along the Sinai coast to Ras Abu Galum, undoubtedly one of the best places for snorkeling in Sinai. After swimming we take lunch with the Bedouins in a Husha (local beach hut).
Back to the jeeps and on to the Sandstone area. we leave the road for a breathtaking 4X4 adventure, we visit the ancient tribal cemetery of Nawamis (4000 BC), the ‘Rock of Inscriptions’ and enjoy the breathtaking views of the oasis of Ein Hudra. Here we enjoy the traditional warm Bedouin welcome extended throughout the centuries to visitors from foreign lands. In a specially prepared Bedouin tent we enjoy a traditional evening meal, before continuing with our tour. Arriving back to Eilat at 21:00.
Group price: $105
Cost include jeeps, guide, drivers, lunch & evening meal and transportation from and back to your hotel.
Cost does not include border taxes of $85 and tips for locals.
The Bedouines of the Sinai desert
Day one – Crossing the Taba border we begin our journey to the heart of the picturesque Sinai desert. Passing the ancient crusader fortress of Coral Island on to the Bedouin beach village of Nuweiba. On leaving Nuweiba we depart from the coastal road and head inland, to the sandstone and ‘The Wadi of Gazelles’. Back en route we stop once more to visit the ‘Rock of Inscriptions’. The historical inscriptions on this rock were carved by some of the very earliest pilgrims who dared to cross this stark to visit the monastery of St. Catherine and Mt. Sinai. Back aboard the groups bus and its onto the towering red granite mountains of the high range where both St. Catherine’s monastery and Mt. Sinai are found. We enjoy our evening meal and settle for the night at a local hotel.
Day two – Early the group ascends mount Sinai, We reach the summit just before dawn and here we witness its incredible sunrise and splendid views.
Descending the mountain the group returns to the hotel for breakfast. We spend the late morning touring the monastery of St. Catherine, taking in its fascinating and unique sights and exceptional history. Lunchtime sees us back at the hotel for a filling and refreshing buffet lunch.
Once again we board our buses, leaving the high range behind us we head back into the depths of the desert on our return journey to Taba. We stop along the way at a Bedouin tent to see how these people live and have lived over thousands of years. Heading east again to the sea and, time allowing, a stop at one of the beaches to enjoy a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters. Onto the Taba border and back to Eilat by evening.
Group Price: $195 per person (shared room )
Price includes bus transfer from Eilat to Taba border and back. a guide on the bus.
Not included - Border Taxes $68 per person and tips.
The Monastery of St. Catherine
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