Enjoy a camel trek across the desert and a traditional Bedouin lunch on this full-day tour from Sharm el-Sheikh. Spend the day climbing Mount Matamir, trekking to the Nawamis tombs, and reveling in gorgeous panoramic views.
What to Expect
You’ll be picked up at your hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh and whisked off on a 2.5-hour bus ride to the desert. Watch as the landscape shifts from granite mountain range to open desert, where your Egypt adventure truly begins.
Meet your Bedouin cameleers and begin your camel trek across the Sinai Desert towards Mount Matamir. Meander along with the slow pace of the camels, enjoying the soft sand and tranquil atmosphere of the Sinai Desert.
Upon arrival at Mount Matamir you’ll set up a small camp and have the opportunity to explore the surrounding area while lunch is prepared, but you very well may want to stick around and see how the Bedouins do it. This style of food preparation is unique to the Bedouin nomads, and their techniques are interesting to watch and participate in. You’ll have the opportunity to learn to prepare and bake traditional Bedouin bread, and watch as the rest of the meal is cooked on the open fire. In true Bedouin style, you’ll eat our lunch around the campfire.
After lunch, take some time to relax before walking up Mount Matamir to see extraordinary panoramas. Your guide will point out interesting places of reference, and provide information on the wadis, local regions, and other points of interest you’ll see in the view.
Head back to camp for some Bedouin tea before reuniting with your camel buddies for a trek to the ancient tombs of Nawamis. These tombs are thought to be about 5,500 years old, and are the oldest intact standing roofed buildings in the world. You’ll have time to walk around the tombs before trekking back into the Bedouin desert ‘dwelling village’, where you’ll meet local women and children and share tea with them in their homes.
From there, your Egyptian desert adventure will wind to a close, with a camel trek back to the initial meeting point, where your return transportation to Sharm el-Sheikh awaits.
- English-speaking guide
- Bedouin guides
- Camels trek
- Bedouin fees and licensing
- Traditional Bedouin lunch
- Bedouin tea
Know Before You Go
Please wear suitable clothing, such as trousers for riding the camels and trainers or trekking shoes for walking in the desert.
It is highly recommended to wear sunscreen, and a hat or scarf to protect yourself from the heat.