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A fantastic day out. I am so glad we did this trip. The guide was very informative. The food was very good and the Bedouin people very friendly.
A great cultural experience and so much fun bouncing over the desert and through the mountains. We met others from many parts of the world. Our guide was able to speak to all of us with a good knowledge of many languages. There were eight guests per jeep, plus the driver and the guide, and three jeeps in the convoy. We especially enjoyed the camel ride and the amazing sunset in the desert.
The tour was interesting from start to finish. The drive out to the Bedouin camp is about an hour off-road through the desert. We stopped halfway for picture taking. Once out at the camp, we were met with coffee and dates. We saw bread being baked in the sand, took a camel ride, and toured some of the community buildings of the camp. The most memorable part came next - a walk through the desert along a dried-up river bed and down a little hill to see the place where the Bedouins get their water. The tour guide stopped to explain many things along the way - the plants, the rocks. Back at the camp, we ate dinner, which tasted very good, and the atmosphere was very nice. The Bedouins then sang a song, and we left. On the way back, we stopped in the middle of the desert to get out and see the stars. The experience was unforgettable.
Exciting trip. A real authentic experience. The dessert and its people are fascinating.
This was a great experience, with an involved and interesting guide. Absolutely worth the time and effort!
Absolutely a treat. No one should go to Egypt without doing this. Our driver was awesome. Only one thing, the toilet is not good. As you would expect out in the middle of the dessert. Also, the stars are something to see.
Called the South Sinai office on Friday since they are closed Saturday and Sunday and no one showed up on Sunday, the day of the scheduled BBQ. Someone from our hotel finally found they had tried to pick us up in the wrong hotel and they did rearrange it for Monday. When it happend it was a great trip. I'm still not sure how the driver found his way through the roadless Arabian Desert.
Interesting afternoon and evening. A long drive to the village but an interesting 4WD trip. Not so sure of the genuiness of the Bedoin village and nomad existence though when some of the village people are walking around with mobile phones! Our guides were so so professesional nd informative and placed a high emphasis on everybody enjoying the experience. Recommended!
The village looked like a bad movie set and it was clear that few, if any, people lived there. Those that do don't live the traditional lifestyle, as we saw plenty of tire tracks, gasoline powered equipment, cell phones, and a poorly disguised satellite dish. The few people we encountered all had their hands out for tips. The annoying camera man who was constantly standing in your view or with the camera in your face was not (as we assumed) filming a promotional video for the company, but instead was filming for the dvd you could purchase of the day. And to end things our “Bedouin BBQ dinner” was the food tucked under the van seats that had come with us on the trip. The only good part was stopping for 5 minutes of star viewing on our two hour trip back to the hotel. We heard the same complaints from people at our hotel who had taken the morning tour with the same company. Save your time and your money.