4 x 4 Desert Adventure Safari (Sharm el-Sheikh)
- 9 hours
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- *Approx package price
Give the all-inclusive holiday makers a wave as you drive off into the desert, away from the resort-laden Sharm el-Sheikh and into the more authentic landscape of Egypt. The desert tour will take you into a canyon, fill your belly with Bedouin food, and teach you how to sandboard. All in a day’s work!
* Escape Sharm el-Sheikh for an off-road desert adventure
* Take a 4x4 Jeep journey into the desert
* Hike through a canyon nestled in limestone walls
* Discover the flavours of Bedouin cuisine with a local lunch
* Mingle with local Bedouin families and sip tea
* Conquer the dunes – learn how to sandboard!
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.<br /> If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
We recommend that you wear loose cotton clothing that covers your chest and shoulders. For the hike and extra grip on the sandboards, rubber-soled shoes are best. Please also bring sunscreen, a hat, and a light scarf to keep the sun off you head and shoulders.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
You kick off your day tour from Sharm el-Sheikh by getting picked up from your hotel at 7am and setting out into the desert in a Jeep with your local guide. The morning drive will take us around 2.5 hours, so you can shake off the shackles of sleep with the incredible desert views, or catch a few more z’s if you’re not a morning person! We’ll stop be the roadside a couple of times on this ride, because the photo ops are unmissable.
We’ll see the change from mountain range to desert plateau as we head into the canyon, a fascinating part of the world where a number of Bedouin families call home. We’ll jump out of the Jeep when we reach the top of the canyon, and take a hike down a chimney of rock sculpted out by the winds over hundreds of years. Your local guide will be with you the entire way, so don’t worry if you’re not a pro-climber! With your guide, you’ll make it safely down to the valley floor, from where you’ll hike for around an hour amongst the stunning limestone canyon walls.
Next stop – lunch time. We’ll take a break on this Egypt desert tour to refuel our bodies with some typical Bedouin lunch. Your local guide will prepare the food while you take a rest or explore the area for a little while – or you’re welcome to give you leader a hand and learn some Bedouin techniques if you wish! In true Bedouin style, we’ll cook over an open fire and enjoy this delicious meal around a camp fire with the group. Your desert tour will also make a stop off at a local Bedouin house and have some tea with a local family – a unique experience to say the least.
After recharging the batteries, we’ll hop back into our Jeep and head out towards the dunes, where we’ll get down to some serious sandboarding! You’ll be shown a couple of techniques from your local guide, as well as given a few safety tips, and then the dunes are all yours to conquer. Just remember that you have to climb back up the dunes once you’ve boarded down it!
Finally, no doubt exhausted from all that surfing, we’ll get back into the Jeep and drive back to Sharm el-Sheikh. Your local guide will drop you off back at your hotel, where you can rest up and reflect on your day of desert adventure.