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WINTER TOUR ITINERARIES 
for 
CAMEL TREKS and JEEP SAFARIS
October - April
The following are suggested itineraries and can be altered at the traveler's discretion.

CAMEL TREKS & JEEP SAFARIS INCLUDE:
* English-speaking Bedouin guide and Bedouin assistant/cook
* All meals and bottled water
* Camping equipment as needed
* Transportation via camel and/or jeep or other desert vehicle (4X4 Landcruiser, etc.)

3 & 4-day Combo Trips
(include camel and jeep)
11-day Camel Trek 7-day Camel Trek
8-day Jeep Safari 6-day Camel Trek 5-day Camel Trek
"Desert Retreat" Ras Abu Gallum "Quiet by the Sea"

For availability and pricing please send:
1.  Dates you are interested in.
2.  Number of people.
3.  Your telephone number and country.
Rabia@BelovedEgypt.com
    
or
Have a messaged relayed to Rabia through  All One World 
Info@1worldtours.com
Telephone in the USA: 1-860-429-5687
Toll-free within N. Amer.:  1-877-538-8836
 

 

11-day Camel Trek  

Day 1:  Beginning in Cairo or Sharm El Sheikh. Transfer to the beginning of Wadi ("valley") Ba'ba'a, near Abu Zenima in South Sinai.  Dinner around the campfire, meet your camel and sleep out (either in tents or under the stars).

Day 2:  Begin your camel trek by riding through the rocky terrain at the beginning of Wadi Ba'ba'a. Later there are palms and smooth sand at the Ain Abu Sor oasis where you sleep.  See caves with manganese mines.

Day 3:  To Wadi Eloga where we see Nabateean rock inscriptions.  Then on to Wadi Sheikh Hashhash to sleep.  There is a white tomb structure for the sheikh.  People come here to make prayers and offerings and there is a big celebration each year on the sheikh's birthday, September 15.

Day 4:  Pass by Gebel ("mountain") 'Adeidiya.  Visit a Bedouin village and see the turquoise mines.  Sleep in Wadi Zaloga.

Day 5:  Go to Wadi Umm Agraf and proceed to climb by camel to the top of Serabit Mountain where the Hathor Temple is.  Sleep on the top of the mountain.

Day 6:  Visit the Hathor Temple.  This temple was built by the Ancient Egyptians during the Pharonic times.  It was begun during the Middle Kingdom and then expanded on during the New Kingdom by Queen Hatshepsut and Tutmosis III (2nd C. BC). After seeing the temple you descend the mountain and go through the sand dunes of Wadi Suig.  Sleep at Gebel Himaiyir. 

Day 7:  Gebel Himaiyir. Visit a Bedouin family that is still living in the old way, in a tent in the desert.  Sleep near the Forest of Pillars.

Day 8:  See the Forest of Pillars, a volcanic formation in the desert!  Unexplained by geologists. Through Wadi Owdiyat El Kabir and then Wadi Owdiyat Es Saghir to sleep.

Day 9:  To Wadi Gharba and to Moyat "Ein Qatar El Gharba.  Colored sandstone mountains, water and palms.

Day 10:  To the tomb of Habose Sheikh El Akhdar, then to Wadi El Akdar. Sleep at Ein ("spring") El Akhdar oasis.

Day 11:  Enjoy the far-reaching view at Farsh Khalsa and finish your camel trek journey at Wadi Esh Sheikh.  From there a car will take youo to Saint Catherine's.  Continue with a climb up Moses Mountain (Mount Sinai) or return to Cairo or Sharm El Sheikh.

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8-day Jeep Safari  

Day 1:  Beginning in Cairo cross at Suez and travel southward down the western coast of the Sinai Peninsula.  Stop at Ain Musa or "The Springs of Moses" - springs that come up out of the desert where Moses struck the rock in the Exodus story.  Lunch in the oasis of Wadi Gharandal.  Have a swim in the sea where the hot water bubbles up and runs over the beach into the sea at Hammam Fara 'Un - the "Pharaoh's Bath."  Sleep in the Bedouin camp at Serabit El Khadim.

Day 2:  Climb the Serabit Mountain to the Hathor Temple.  This temple was built by the Ancient Egyptians during the Pharonic times.  It was begun during the Middle Kingdom and then expanded on during the New Kingdom by Queen Hatshepsut and Tutmosis III (2nd C. BC). After seeing the temple you descend the mountain and travel by jeep through the desert to the Forest of Pillars, a volcanic formation in the desert.  After lunch continue by jeep to Wadi Ghaloba and on to Wadi Zalaga, where you sleep. 

Day 3:  See Wadi Zalaga, the site where the Bedouins have their annual camel races.  Drive to Wadi Zaranik and then on to Ain Umm Ahmed to sleep.

Day 4:  Hike through the Aim Umm Ahmed Oasis, the largest oasis in South Sinai.  In the afternoon drive to Bir El Biyariya, a small oasis, to sleep.

Day 5:  Travel to the Colored Canyon today for a hike to see the many beautiful rock formations there.  Lunch in the town of Nuweiba and then to Ras Abu Gallum where the sound of gentle waves will lulls you to sleep on the beach for the night.

Day 6:  Travel by jeep to the White Canyon for another beautiful hike - this time with rock formations of white.  Sleep nearby in Ein Khudra Oasis.

Day 7:  Travel to St. Catherine's to climb Mount Sinai (Moses Mountain or Gebel Musa) to watch the sunset.  Sleep in a hotel at the foot of the mountain (or you prefer to go to sleep early and climb in the early morning to watch the sunrise instead).

Day 8:  Visit the St Catherine's Monastery (usually open each day until 11:00 AM).  Return to Cairo continue on to Sharm El Sheikh.

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7-day Camel Trek  

Day 1:  Beginning in Cairo or Sharm El Sheikh. Transfer to the beginning of Wadi ("valley") Ba'ba'a, near Abu Zenima in South Sinai.  Dinner around the campfire, meet your camel and sleep out (either in tents or under the stars).

Day 2:  Begin your camel trek by riding through the rocky terrain at the beginning of Wadi Ba'ba'a. Later there are palms and smooth sand at the Ain Abu Sor oasis where you sleep.  See caves with manganese mines.

Day 3:  To Wadi Eloga where we see Nabateean rock inscriptions.  Then on to Wadi Sheikh Hashhash to sleep.  There is a white tomb structure for the sheikh.  People come here to make prayers and offerings and there is a big celebration each year on the sheikh's birthday, September 15.

Day 4:  Pass by Gebel ("mountain") 'Adeidiya.  Visit a Bedouin village and see the turquoise mines.  Sleep in Wadi Zaloga.

Day 5:  Go to Wadi Umm Agraf and proceed to climb by camel to the top of Serabit Mountain where the Hathor Temple is.  Sleep on the top of the mountain.

Day 6:  Visit the Hathor Temple.  This temple was built by the Ancient Egyptians during the Pharonic times.  It was begun during the Middle Kingdom and then expanded on during the New Kingdom by Queen Hatshepsut and Tutmosis III (2nd C. BC). After seeing the temple you descend to Rod El Eir ("the way of the donkey").  The ancient hieroglyphics tell the story of how donkeys brought supplies for the Hathor Temple. The supplies were brought by boat  from Suez to Abu Zenima.  The donkeys then brought them from Abu Zenima to Rod El Eir.. Sleep at the Bedouin village of Serabit El Khadim.

Day 7:  Transfer back to Cairo or Sharm El Sheikh.

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6-day Camel Trek  

Day 1:  Beginning in Cairo or Sharm take a transfer to Wadi Nukhul where you will camp.  Dinner around the campfire, meet your camel and sleep out (either in tents or under the stars).

Day 2:  Enjoy exploring Wadi Nukhul before riding to Bir Nukhul where you sleep.  "Bir" means "water well" and there is water here, as well as palm trees and sand dunes.

Day 3:  Travel to Sheikh El Qira'i.  See the sheikh's tomb and the sand dunes in that area.  Sleep in the Bedouin village of Sheikh El Khadim.

Day 4: Ride to Serabit El Khadim and continue up Serabit Mountain to the Hathor Temple via Rod El Eir ("the way of the donkey").  The ancient hieroglyphics tell the story of how donkeys brought supplies for the Hathor Temple. The supplies were brought by boat  from Suez to Abu Zenima.  The donkeys then brought them from Abu Zenima to Rod El Eir.  This temple was built by the Ancient Egyptians during the Pharonic times.  It was begun during the Middle Kingdom and then expanded on during the New Kingdom by Queen Hatshepsut and Tutmosis III (2nd C. BC).  Also visit the ancient turquoise mines near the temple.  Descend to Wadi Suig and sleep there.

Day 5:  Ride to Gebel Himaiyir and then on to the Forest of Pillars, a volcanic formation in the desert.  Sleep there.

Day 6:  Transfer by jeep or Land Cruiser back to Cairo or Sharm El Sheikh.

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5-day Camel Trek  

Day 1:  Beginning in Cairo or Sharm El Sheikh. Transfer to Abu Zenima or Moonbeach where your desert vehicle meets you and takes you off-road to Serabit El Khadim.  Sleep at a camp in the Bedouin village there.

Day 2:  Climb by foot to the top of Serabit Mountain via Rod El Eir ("the way of the donkey") to see the Hathor Temple there.  The ancient hieroglyphics tell the story of how donkeys brought supplies for the Hathor Temple. The supplies were brought by boat  from Suez to Abu Zenima.  The donkeys then brought them from Abu Zenima to Rod El Eir.  This temple was built by the Ancient Egyptians during the Pharonic times.  It was begun during the Middle Kingdom and then expanded on during the New Kingdom by Queen Hatshepsut and Tutmosis III (2nd C. BC).  

Meet your camels on the top of the mountain and begin with a ride down the mountain to Wadi Umm Agraf where you sleep for the night.

Day 3:  Follow Wadi ("valley") Umm Agraf to Wadi Seih where you sleep.

Day 4:  Ride to Wadi Sidri and then sleep in Wadi Mukattab.

Day 5:  Explore Wadi Mukattab, the "Valley of Writing," where you will see many rock inscriptions.  Continue on to Wadi Feiran where your camel trek finishes.  Transfer to Sharm El Sheikh, St. Catherine's or Cairo.

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To arrange a Desert Tour with Rabia Barakat Selim:   
Rabia@BelovedEgypt.com    
or
Have a messaged relayed to Rabia through  All One World 
Info@1worldtours.com
Telephone in the USA: 1-860-429-5687
Toll-free within N. Amer.:  1-877-538-8836 

 


 

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