The southern Sinai , the triangle of rugged mountain terrain lying
between the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba , is perhaps the most
striking desert stretch in world. Due to its faulted and geological
structure it has a unique variety of landscapes : A deep blue sea
with the best accessible coral reefs in the world, skirted by wide
sandy beaches and lovely palm oases.
Black steep and pointed mountain ranges built of metamorphous rocks,
fantastic shaped sand-stone mountains interacted by deep and narrow
canyons girded with strikingly colorful walls.
Vast stretches of Sahara like sand dunes. Flat valleys strewn with
huge and queerly sand-stone blocks. Massive granite peaks to highest
of up to 2600 meters above sea level. Amidst deep gorges, some of
which boast year-round mountain streams.
All these landscapes and many others can be seen within a few days
of trailing in Sinai. To this add a friendly an hospitable Bedouin
population , a great number of thrilling archeological sites, the
biblical tradition about the wandering of children of Israel in the
desert and above all the great freedom of the vast and empty
wilderness and you will know why this area is so dearly cherished.
DESERT SAFARIS IN SINAI
All tours include driving in specially equipped desert vehicles
through beautiful desert land-scapes, hiking through awe-inspiring
canyons to lovely oases, visits unexpected archeological sites,
close contact with the friendly Bedouin population and swimming and
snorkeling along the incredible coral reefs of the Gulf of Aqaba.
The climax of the tour is a climb to Mount Sinai and visit the
Monastery of St.Catherine. All the nights of the tours is a climb to
Mount Sinai and visit the Monastery of St.Catherine. All the night
of the tours are spent camping out. Dinner is cooked and eaten
TREKKING IN THE HIGH MOUNTAIN RANGE OF SINAI
This tour is a trek on foot in the area around the Monastery of
Food and equipment are carried on camels backs, form one night camp
to the next. A trek in this region is a unique experience that
combines Bedouin population, and a visit to one of the holiest sites
of the world s major monotheistic religions. More and more western
travelers are beginning to roam through out Sinai peninsula in
vehicles. But the mountains area is unpenetrble by vehicle and have
therefore remained relatively unexplored.
CAMEL RIDING SAFARIS IN SINAI
This is a riding tour on camels in the area of south Sinai between
the Gulf of Aqaba and the Gulf of Suez crossing the high mountains
range of Sinai. Riding through this region includes climbing
beautiful mountains and hiking through lovely wadies. All routs are
unpenetrable by vehicles and therefore it has a very special
atmosphere that you can never have in any region.
We frequently leave the prescribed rout to travel along new trails,
seeking out beautiful scenery, archeological sites and Bedouin
encampments many of them never visited by westerners. A Bedouin
mountain guide with an intimate knowledge of the region assists us
on hikes. Along with the camel riders, enables us to become better
aquatinted with the Bedouin lifestyle.
FOOD AND EQUIPMENT : All our safari trips and trekking tours through Sinai include
all meals starting with lunch on the first day till lunch on the
last day. We cook and eat our dinner around camp-fire. We have
breakfast in the morning before leaving our night-camp. We have our
lunch at noon time. We supply all equipment water tanks, kitchen
cookers, pots, knives, spoons, camp-light, ropes, first aid.
VEHICLES : All our safaris through Sinai desert are carried out in
four-wheel-drive vehicles. Our vehicles are made to fit our rough
trips and for a maximum comfort to our travelers.
PERSONAL GEAR : Travelers should have the following:
- Day pack to carry personal items they need during the day.
- Light clothes for daytime.
- Warm clothes for the evening.
- Modest clothes to enter the holy sites.
- Good hiking shoes.
- Bathing suit.
- Mask and snorkel.
- Water containers 1 to 2 liters.
- Flash light.
- Good sleeping bag ( water proof ).
- Sun hat.
The following items are necessary in trekking and camel riding :
- Day back-pack for personal gear and food.
- Very good hiking boots.
- Very warm clothes for the evening.
- Very good sleeping bag for approximately minimum zero to minus ten
degrees in winter time and ten to five as a minimum degree in summer
time . ALL PERSONAL GEAR SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN 8 Kg.