1Hike up Mount Sinai to see the sunrise over the desert
2Tour the impressive Saint Catherine's monastery, one of the oldest in the world
3Ride a camel through the stunning landscape of the Sinai desert, getting a true local experience
4Camp overnight in the desert and experience Bedouin hospitality
5See the many unique natural features of the Sinai, including Ghazala Valley, Mushroom Rock, Closed Canyon, Arada Canyon, and White Canyon
6Visit the prehistoric Nawamis tombs
Why we chose this tourThere is no better way to traverse the desert than from atop a camel. Our 4 Day Sinai Camel Riding Tour allows you to travel throughout the Sinai the same way local Bedouins have been for thousands of years. Ride from Saint Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai to canyons and ancient burial grounds. With a bit of hiking thrown in for good measure, this is sure to be the adventure of a lifetime.
Our 4 Day Sinai Camel Riding Tour is the perfect desert adventure. If you have a wayward spirit and want to explore the desert the way the local Bedouins have been for thousands of years, join us on camelback to discover the best the Sinai has to offer. You’ll start with a long drive from the metropolis of Cairo into the heart of the Sinai, passing the way the ancient Israelites may have walked to freedom in the Bible. After arriving Saint Catherine, you’ll relax at the hotel to prepare yourself for an early morning and one of the highlights of your trip – the sunrise hike up Mount Sinai.
Start the second day of your tour by following your local Bedouin guide up Mount Sinai, where it is said Moses received the 10 commandments in the Bible. You’ll reach the summit just in time to see the sun illuminate the desert. After an active morning, get in some culture and history with a tour of Saint Catherine’s Monastery, a fascinating place that has been standing since the 6th century and plays a big role in Christian history in the area. Finally, it’s time to hop on your camel and start exploring. You’ll ride to Arada Canyon and Wadi Yellow, ending your day with a desert camping experience in the wadi (valley).
You’ll spend the second half of the 4 Day Sinai Camel Riding Tour riding through the desert to see other amazing natural sites, including Ghazala Valley, Mushroom Rock, Closed Canyon, and White Canyon. You’ll visit the Nawamis tombs, mysterious prehistoric structures that have stood the test of time. Finally, you’ll spend your last night in the desert at Ain Khudra Oasis, experiencing true Bedouin hospitality under the stars. After your days of exploring on camelback, experiencing the magical beauty of the desert, you’ll return to Cairo with a new perspective and amazing memories.
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Itinerary - 4 Day Sinai Camel Riding Tour
- Pickup from centralized locations in Cairo (6:30-7:30)
- Drive to Saint Catherine, stopping at Moses' well on the way
- Overnight in Saint Catherine
- Hike up Mount Sinai for sunrise (1:30)
- Descend the mountain and have breakfast at the hotel
- Tour Saint Catherine's Monastery
- Transfer to Wadi Arada and stop for lunch
- Camel ride to Wadi Yellow
- Overnight in Wadi Yellow
- Camel ride to Perforated Stone
- Camel ride to Nawamis
- Stop for lunch and to see the tombs
- Camel ride to White Canyon
- Hike in White Canyon
- Overnight at Ain Khudra Oasis
- Breakfast at Ain Khudra
- Camel ride to Mushroom Rock
- Camel ride to Closed Canyon
- Lunch in Ghazala Valley
- Camel ride back to the road
- Transfer back to Cairo
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