Hiking the Magical Desert in Israel, Jordan and Egyptoffered by supplier M14329 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 15 people
Destination(s): Israel Jordan Egypt
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking Desert Expeditions
Season: December - January
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2950 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3450 US Dollar (USD)
Day 1: Jordan. We board 4x4 jeeps, driven by professional Bedouin drivers and journey to the sandstone area of Wadi Rum. Here we go off-road into its unique landscape and get right off the beaten track to explore rarely traveled ancient merchant routes. Lunch is enjoyed En Route in the great outdoors. We have our first hike in Wadi Rum. Next, we continue off-road through Rum and in the evening reach a Bedouin hospitality camp. Here we enjoy our evening meal and settle for the night in a guest tent. In Rum we have the opportunity to observe the awe-inspiring arabian night-skies and the mysterious and enchanting views of Wadi Rum.
Day 2: Following breakfast with the Bedouins we board our 4x4`s and head for the Jordanian Dead Sea area. Here we begin an extraordinary two-day canyon hike through Wadi Zered, an amazing adventure through hot and cold natural springs. We spend our first night in tents in the desert. Overnight tents under the stars.
Day 3: We continue our 2nd day on a hike through the incredible 600ft deep canyon of Wadi Arnon between water pools springs and ruins of roman baths. We then make our way to Eilat, Israel. Overnight Eilat.
Day 4: Israel. We start an early morning 2-day hike through the Eilat mountains. Our hike begins at Canyon Shoret as we enter a geological time machine jumping back hundreds of millions of years in each and every step. Overnight tents under the stars with a special poyke pot dinner.
Day 5: Early outdoor breakfast and we begin a downhill hike from the mountains to the Coral Beach National Park, a place where the mountains kiss the sea. Once here, we will enjoy snorkeling adventure among the coral and sea life. Overnight Eilat.
Day 6: Our final day will be spen hiking the multicolored Machtesh Ramon, or crater, a geological phenomenon that exists only in the Sinai Peninsual. Overnight Eilat.
Days 7-9: Early in the morning we cross the border to Egypt and drive through the Sinai Desert to the village of St. Katerine where we will begin a life changing and unforgettable experience: a 3-day hiking tour through the Sinai Desert. We hike with light backpacks through the magnificent red granite mountains of Sinai's high range.Camel handlers carry all our equipment and supplies and meet us each evening to set up camp.This allows us to carry in our packs only what is necessary for the day’s hike.
We visit En-Route beautiful and ancient monasteries, Bedouin orchards, oases, waterfalls and rock pools, all accessible only on foot. The incredible panoramic views of the high range span the whole of the Sinai peninsula, the mountains of north Africa, the Gulf ofSuez, the Gulf of Aqaba and over to northern Saudi Arabia. We ascend many summits such as mt. Catherine, mt. Sinai and Jabel Bab. At the end of of this incredible three day experience we head back to Eilat where we enjoy our final night celebrating new year’s eve. Overnight Eilat.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- All accommodations
- Half board (breakfast and dinner) and many lunches
- Specialized licensed Israel guide
- Private coach
- All activities and entrance fees.
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Judy Mizrachi lived in Israel for over 2 years and has traveled back and forth there over the past 30 years. Much of this time has been spent exploring off the beaten track destinations. The quiet beauty of Israel is endless. This combined with the amazing history, archeology and nature is something that Judy wants to...