Explore the very roots of Egyptian life – literally! This Dahab tour takes you out into the farming lands of Egypt, teaches you some ancient practices that the locals have been using for centuries, and, as if all that weren’t enough, shows you some mad cooking skills as well!
You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Dahab, and from there we’ll take a ride out towards the entrance of the desert at Wadi Murrah, which is around a 1.5 hour drive from Dahab. Once we reach the entrance, we’ll meet our local farm owner, who’ll take us to his land. You’ll be welcomed on this Egypt tour with a glass of sweetened Bedouin tea, as well as an introduction to farming in Egypt and the ways in which you can help these projects.
You’ll take a stroll through the small farm and get familiarised with the crops, before being given the chance to try out some farming yourself! This tour takes a hands-on approach, and instead of simply talking to you about Egyptian farming practices, you’ll be invited you to try a few. This is the perfect way to become a local for the day, and the tasks at hand will just be small jobs that anyone can manage. Your local farmer and guide will lead you through the jobs, and give you plenty of tips along the way.
All your hard work will be rewarded with a delicious traditional lunch, made from freshly prepared farm produce and cooked over an open fire. While the meal is being prepared, your local host can also show you how to make fresh Egyptian bread, which is baked to perfection under hot coals.
Once you’ve recharged with some great grub, we’ll take a short trek into the surroundings, where we’ll learn about the indigenous herbs that grow on the desert plain. Your local guide will give you fascinating insights into how these plants have been used over the centuries, and what kind of ailments each of them treat. This Egypt tour really does give you some serious knowledge!
We’ll pop back to the farm to enjoy some more refreshing Bedouin tea, then jump into your vehicle and head back to Dahab. We’ll drop you off back at your hotel, where we’re sure you’ll enjoy a well-deserved rest after a day of living off the land like a local!
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, transport to and from your hotel, lunch and refreshments, entrance fees, Bedouin fees, and a farm donation.
Exclusions: Souvenirs, drinks outside of those shown in itinerary, tips / gratuities.
Dress standard: 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.
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.
Additional Information: Guests will have the opportunity to contribute by working on the farm with planting, building fences, and any small tasks the farm needs that day.
Guests are encouraged to offer and share ideas on techniques, knowledge, and suggestions that they feel could benefit the farmer.
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.