Get down with your Bedouin side on this Dahab tour that waves goodbye to civilization and takes off into the desert in a 4x4 Jeep. Adventure – here we come!
We’ll pick you up from the reception of your hotel in Dahab at 8am, and head northwest into the desert plateau. We’ll be driving be for about an hour and a half before we make our first stop, giving you time to wake up a little and get to know your sandy surroundings. We’ll stop at the roadside a few times on this drive for plenty of photo ops, so don’t forget your camera! As we drive on, we’ll descend into the sandstone plateau, seeing the change from granite mountain range to open desert.
We’ll continue this Egypt desert tour onward to Double Canyon, home to a number of Bedouin families, and where the real local action is. We’ll head to the top of the canyon, and stop to continue on foot, down through a narrow chimney that has been sculpted out by years and years of erosion. Sounds challenging, but your local expert guide will be there to help you every step of the way! After this spot of climbing, we’ll trek along the valley floor for around an hour, a landscape beautifully encircled by limestone walls.
As we continue the tour, we’re sure that you’ll have worked up an appetite by now, so we’ll leave the canyon, set up camp, and prepare for lunch. Kick back on an Egyptian carpet, or take a wander around the area while your guides prepare a traditional Bedouin lunch. The preparation of this food is very unique to the Bedouin nomads, so it’s absolutely fascinating to watch. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can even get involved with the cooking and try some techniques for yourself! We’ll cook on an open fire, in true Bedouin style.
After you’re full of tasty local treats, we’ll head over to a Bedouin family dwelling, where we’ll enjoy their hospitality over a cup of tea. Very few people get to experience local life in Egypt in such an intimate setting, so this is definitely a highlight to make the most of!
Refreshed and full of energy, we’ll hop back into our Jeep and take a short off-road drive to the sand dunes where we’ll crank up the adventure to 11 with some sandboarding. Your desert guide will take you through a few techniques and safety points, then let you loose of the sand where you can surf to your heart’s content. But remember – whenever you surf down, you have to climb back up!
Finally, hopefully without too much sand in your pockets or filling your shoes, we’ll get back in our 4x4 and take a 2-hour drive in the sand dunes back to Dahab. We’ll drop you back to your hotel, where you can rest up, dreaming of sand dunes and deserts.
Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts.
Inclusions: Local English speaking guide, 4x4 Jeep and driver, traditional Bedouin lunch with refreshments, Bedouin fees and entrance fees, sandboard use and permissions and licensing.
Exclusions: Souvenirs and tips / gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: We recommend that you wear loose cotton clothing that covers your chest and shoulders. For the hike and extra grip on the sandboards, rubber-soled shoes are best. Please also bring suncream, a hat, and a light scarf to keep the sun off you head and shoulders.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
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.
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.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.