Egyptian Farming 101 (Sharm el-Sheikh)
- 11 hours
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Escape resort-ville and get out into the farms and desert plains of Egypt on this Sharm el-Sheikh tour that puts the ‘culture’ in ‘agriculture’! Get to know local Egyptian life as you help out on a farm, enjoy an authentic local lunch, and learn how the people of Egypt have been living off the land for centuries.
* Learn some farm skills in rural Egypt, just outside Sharm el-Sheikh
* Get to know local life on a farm in Egypt
* Chat with your local hosts and get to know life in the desert
* Enjoy an a traditional Egyptian lunch and get involved in some bread-making
* Explore Egypt on a day out in the desert
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.
Comfortable, modest dress which covers your shoulders and chest is standard for tourists in Egypt. Walking or rubber-soled shoes are a must for this tour, and a fleece or jacket during winter months is advisable.
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
Wave goodbye to the resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and go from urban to rural on this Egypt tour that takes you out to the desert plains and farming lands of this beautiful country. We’ll pick you up from your hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh, then drive for around 1.5 hours until we reach Wadi Murrah, the entrance to the desert. Here you’ll meet a local farmer, our host for the day. You’ll be greeted with some refreshing Bedouin tea, and given an introduction into the local farm project and the kinds of ways in which you can help out.
After you’ve learnt what the farm’s all about, it’s time to get your hands dirty! We won’t be asking too much of you, don’t worry – your local farm host will get you started on a few bits and bobs that will really them with their project. It could be putting fences up or getting to some planting, but whatever it is your hosts will be more than happy to take suggestions. You and your group can work together to help out for the day, learning from each other and your farming host.
You’ll definitely deserve some lunch after that hard work! Your local host will cook up a fresh lunch made from farm produce, all cooked in the traditional way over an open fire. As well as picking up farm tips, this will be your opportunity to pick up some Egyptian food tips as well. Learn how to make fresh bread just like the locals do, and bake it to perfection under hot coals.
After lunch, we’ll continue this Egypt tour by taking a short trek into the surrounding area, where we’ll learn about the indigenous herbs grown in the desert plain, and how they’re used to treat people for illnesses. This will give you even more information on how Egyptians have lived off the land for centuries, a far cry from the resort living you find in the centre of Sharm el Sheikh!
Towards the end of this Egypt tour, we’ll head back to the farm for a last cup of tea with our hosts, say our goodbyes, and head back to Sharm el-Sheikh. We’ll drop you back off at your hotel, where you can rest up after your day on the farm!