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Taking a camel ride is a classic part of the Egyptian experience. So make sure you don’t miss out with this camel safari and optional dinner experience from Sharm el Sheikh. Head into the desert by air-conditioned vehicle, and enjoy a ride on one of these hardy herbivores — the trusty transport of the Bedouin peoples. Afterward, relax with a cup of Bedouin tea made with ‘habak,’ a local mint-like herb. If you wish, upgrade to include a delicious Bedouin dinner in the desert before your return to Sharm el Sheikh.

Highlights

  • 3.5-hour camel ride experience from Sharm el Sheikh
  • Take a 1-hour camel ride in the rugged desert
  • Enjoy a cup of traditional Bedouin tea made with minty habak
  • Upgrade to a 5-hour experience to include a delicious Bedouin-style dinner in the desert
  • Enjoy a tasty meal of Bedouin specialities such as hummus, meat stew and flatbreads
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Camel Safari with Optional Bedouin Dinner

Camel Safari with Optional Bedouin Dinner

Choose your tour option when you book. Then, on the day, leave your Sharm el Sheikh hotel and travel by air-conditioned vehicle into the rugged desert surrounding the resort.

As you travel, hear how the Bedouin peoples of the area have depended for centuries on single-humped dromedary camels and how they are perfectly evolved for life in the desert. The humps store fat that’s then broken down into water and energy, so giving the camel their legendary ability to travel long distances without water.

On arrival at the camel farm, receive a safety briefing and instructions for riding trusty desert steed. Then, climb up onto your camel and enjoy a ride across the sandy terrain. Learn how to master the rolling gait and enjoy the views from your elevated perch.

After your roughly 1-hour ride, return to the camel farm and enjoy a Bedouin tea, made with mint-flavored habak. Sip on the refreshing brew and relax as you chat over your camel ride adventures.

If you’ve upgraded to enjoy an optional Bedouin dinner, sit down to a delicious meal. Traditional Bedouin meals usually consist of small plates of food shared between everyone, so expect to dig into tasty dishes such as hummus, meat stew, salads and pickles, all served with fluffy Bedouin flatbreads.

As you eat, absorb the torchlit setting and desert surroundings — it’s a magical experience! Afterward, relax on your ride back to Sharm el Sheikh where your trip ends with a hotel drop-off.

Please note: Due to demonstrations currently taking place in Egypt, some tours may be slightly impacted. This is not expected, but in such cases, alternative attractions may be visited for our customers' safety. We are in frequent contact with our local suppliers and guides all over Egypt, and they report that all tours are operating as scheduled. Should the situation change, we will update this information and customers will be notified of alterations or cancellations to tours.

Customer Reviews

Rachel D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2011

Amazing trip, we took our little girl who is only three and she sat on the camel with me - the whole experience was just out of this world. Dinner was amazing, people were so welcoming! Would recommend its no cheaper in Egypt!

Julie R United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

Fantastic from start to finish! Private pick up and private camel ride just our family of 3. We were then took to a camp where my 7 year old made bread and the Bedouin's had prepared some dinner for us. Really worth the money and the view of the stars at night was brilliant. I have used Viator for previous trips and as usual, was not disappointed. Thumbs up and good value for money. Our driver Hathim was very knowledgeable and spoke very good English - thanks Viator.

Michelle M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2011

Great fun, a little uncomfortable maybe...lol. We went as a family and found the young Bedouin children enchanting as they led us through the desert. Family members had camels according to their place in the family so my husband was up in the clouds somewhere!!!! ( as we were a family of 6) If you are in Egypt this is a must. Our tour guide also had some great info on camels and how they are used in the deserts.

Sue P USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2010

The Private Camel Safari with Bedoin Dinner excursion was fantastic! It was a real thrill to ride the camels for about an hour and then go to the Bedoin camp to make bread, watch sunset from a cliff, enjoy tea and a wonderful dinner, smoke shisha and conclude with some traditional Bedoin dance. My only complain is that the time went by too fast! Great time!

Linda D United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

Really enjoyed the trip. Our guide was excellent, he looked after us really well and gave us lots of interesting information about Egypt and the bedouins on the way to the experience. He was happy to answer all our questions as well throughout the trip. We would have liked a bit longer on the camels and to have been given more photo oppertunities. Otherwise all really happy overall.

Charlotte K United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2008

Brilliant, this really is a must for anyone. We had a driver and guide all to ourselves. The guide was very informative and stayed with us at all times. My youngest son made bread in a Bedouin tent and we drank tea. We then watched the sun set over the mountains. It was well worth the money and an unforgettable experience. You do need a visa for this trip, as you are taken out of Sharm.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2008

It was very exciting and we loved it! Our guide and driver were very polite and knowledgeable. Thank you and we will recommend this to all our friends.

Pierre Y D USA

4 star rating: Recommended January 2012

Overall, it was very good.

Paolo B

4 star rating: Recommended December 2011

Me and my fiancee really enjoyed the camel ride and spend time with bedouin. The guy from Aviator (apologise can't remember his name) was really friendly and kind. He gave us lots of information about the beouins' s life style. We took some amazing photos while we were there. I really recommend a trip a like that.

Benjamin K USA

4 star rating: Recommended May 2010

Fun evening, beautiful sunset.

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