Egyptian Desert Experience (Dahab)

    • 10 hours
    • EDF
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $155
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Channel your inner Lawrence of Arabia on this Sinai desert tour that gives you a leg-up onto the back of a camel and takes you on an adventure through Ancient Egypt. This tour from Dahab will also journey to one of the oldest monasteries in the world, and connect you with a local family for lunch. Don’t say we never do anything for you!

Highlights

* Explore the sandy lands of the Sinai Desert

* Discover monasteries, tombs, and World Heritage Sites of Ancient Egypt

* Ride through the desert on the back of a camel

* Have an authentic Bedouin lunch with a local family in their home

* Browse exquisite handicrafts, made by local Bedouin women

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Your hotel in Dahab
  • Finish:

    Your hotel in Dahab
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
 
  • Inclusions:

    Local English speaking guide, transportation, camels, Bedouin fees and licensing, traditional Bedouin lunch, entrance to the monastery.
  • Exclusions:

    Additional drinks, souvenirs, tips / gratuities, optional entrance fee to enter Museum of Holy Icons.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

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.

Dress standard

Both men and women must wear suitable clothing to cover shoulders, arms, and knees to enter the monastery. Suitable footwear and clothing to be worn for riding camels in the desert is also required, and we advise that you bring sunscreen and hats to protect you from the heat.

Child policy

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.  Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Language

English

Tipping Info

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.

Itinerary

Go on a journey into Ancient Egypt on this desert tour that takes you out of Dahab and into the sandy lands of the Sinai Desert. Your local guide will pick you up from your hotel in Dahab at 7.30am, and take you out to St Catherine’s Monastery, an incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest working monasteries in the world. Once we arrive, we’ll take a walk around the grounds, take a peek into the daily life of the local monks, and admire the architecture at this beautiful site. We’ll also stop off at the site of the Burning Bush, where you can even get a blessing from a priest if you want.
 
Our next stop on this Egypt tour is a visit to a local handicraft centre, where you can find all kinds of goodies, from clothing to cushions, made from local Bedouin women. We’ll take some time browsing the treasures for sale, and you can also pop into a little bookshop and pick up some reading material about Egypt and the monastery.
We’ll take a break here for a bite to eat, but not just any bite to eat! You’ll be invited into a local home for some authentic Bedouin food. We’ll take a nice relaxing breather from all the history, and get to know some local culture through the Bedouin people and their cuisine. Sit back and enjoy a cup of local tea, and take some photos of your very unique surroundings – you’ll want some memories of this special occasion for sure!
After we’ve fueled up with food, we’ll set out on the serious adventure of the day. We’ll take a ride in our vehicle out into the desert, where we’ll meet our local Bedouin hosts who’ll have some friends in tow – camels! Say hello to your new mode of transport, hop on their backs, and take a camel trek into the desert plateau. We’ll head towards the Nawamis, a collection of Bronze Age tombs in the Sinai desert. This UNESCO World Heritage Site dates back thousands and thousands of years, and you’ll feel right in the mood to visit them as you trek up to them on the back of a camel! We’ll take some time here to explore our surroundings, and learn all about this area, rich in history.
Fully clued up on desert life in Egypt, we’ll get back in our vehicle and take a drive back towards Dahab, where we’ll drop you off at your hotel. No doubt you’ll need a rest after this Sinai desert adventure! 

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