An early start from Cairo to the fisherman’s city of Abou Zeniema,
in which you head off road to the area of Sarabit El Khadem. Pass by
Sheikh Hobos grave, ancient mining cities, colorful mountains and
heaps of sand to finally reach the mountain of Sarabit.
Early in the morning start climbing to the summit of the mountain to
reach the ancient Egyptian temple of Hathor. Tour the temple and
later on visit the ancient Turquoise Mines. Upon descent, drive on
towards Gabal Maghara and Wadi Mukattab (with ancient Egyptian
drawings) till reaching the site of a Bedouin camp to enjoy Bedouin
food and singing. (B, L, D)
Start crossing through the heart of Sinai to reach the Forest of
Pillars, which resembles pillars standing out in the desert, driving
on towards the palm groves of the deserted oasis of Ain El Akhder,
moving on to explore the abandoned church of Wadi Firan and the
church of the 40 Prophets.
Overnight in a camp. (B, L, D)
Wake up at 12 pm and start the trip to Moses Mountain. Upon reaching
the area, start 3-hour climb of the 2000 m high mountain. Enjoy the
sunrise from one of the highest summits of Sinai. Upon descent,
visit the St. Catherine’s Monastery, and head for Wadi Arada to
explore the narrow Wadi. We use ropes and the help of our guide up
and down the Wadi. Camp for the night. (B, L, D)
Drive in Wadi Ghazala to a point where one is forced to leave one's
car and continue on foot. Passing under and over boulders, through
narrow canyons which barley fit one person.
Reaching the other side of the canyon, met by cars to be escorted to
the most beautiful oasis in Sinai, Ain Khodra. For the rest of the
day enjoy swimming in the cold spring.
Camp for the night. (B, L, D)
Leaving Ain Khodra, move on to Bir Saghir oasis. Take a tour in the
area and head on to the isolated beach of Abou Galloum. Then spend
the rest of the day on swimming in the turquoise water of the beach.
Camping for the night (B, L, D)
After breakfast, start camel trekking to Dahab on the tiny shore
only accessible by camels. Have lunch by reaching the Blue Hole and
snorkel in the amazing site. Later in the day meet our cars and head
to Dahab city. After a free tour of the market, head to Sharm El
Rest of the day is free. (B, L)