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From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

1. From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

Start with pickup from your hotel or another selected location in Cairo or Giza between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM. Board a comfortable air-conditioned car and enjoy a comfortable 100-minute ride to the Wadi El Rayan Desert. Upon arrival, enjoy fantastic views of the Wadi El Rayan waterfalls in the heart of the desert. Admire the powerful cascades of water which provide a stark contrast to the surrounding arid landscape. If you are lucky, catch glimpses of desert wildlife in the area such as the slender-horned gazelle. Next, make a stop for photos of the beautiful Mudawara Mountains. Then, get ready to enjoy the desert adventure. Board the 4X4 car for some dune bashing and experience the excitement as the car glides through yellow, soft sand. After riding over the dunes, stop to enjoy some sandboarding. Strap yourself to the sandboard and glide down the sparkling, yellow sand at a fast pace. Next, mount a camel and feel like a Bedouin explorer as you ride through the beautiful desert terrain. After the camel ride, stop at a Bedouin desert camp and enjoy an elaborate and delicious BBQ lunch. Once you are done with your lunch, you will be dropped back to your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza.

Sharm-el-Sheikh: ATV, Ras Mohammed with Lunch & Dive Option

2. Sharm-el-Sheikh: ATV, Ras Mohammed with Lunch & Dive Option

Head out to the desert outside of Sharm-el-Sheikh for some quad biking, sandboarding, and a visit to a Bedouin village. Go snorkeling in Ras Mohammed National park before digging into a seafood lunch. Get picked up at your hotel and drive out to the desert. Start your tour with a briefing and learn how to drive a quad bike before going on a 35-minute ride through the dunes. Take memorable photos and enjoy views of the desert landscape. Then, go to a Bedouin tent and learn about their lifestyle. Taste some traditional tea and ride a camel. Try Sandboarding on the dunes. After that, head to Ras Mohammed National Park. Pass through the massive Gates of Allah and go for a swim in the crystal clear water of Magic Lake. Admire the scenery and the mangrove trees, the only trees that grow in salt water. Later, explore a huge crack that was formed by an earthquake thousands of years ago. Stop for a delicious seafood lunch in a picturesque setting. After you eat, go snorkeling or diving and discover an underwater world filled with colorful coral and a variety of fish.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 66 reviews

EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE OVERALL! Esraa Ahmed did an excellent job with the whole tour. She made it a very welcoming environment, helped and collaborated with us in anything we asked for . The driver Mr Sayed, also provided us with a safe, and welcoming car ride. My family and I are so grateful for their kindness and humbleness in helping us have a Super experience. Our second driver Sobhy was really nice as well with our services and tour guide through the desert. He also cooked very good lunch for us. My baby enjoyed it. Thank you I’m grateful for it all. I recommend you them 100%.

This was easily one of the coolest experiences of my life. We booked this except ting it to be a group activity - but it was completely private and our driver, Fares, was also our tour guide so he was with us all day long. He made sure we had everything we needed at all times and completely catered the experience to what we wanted. The whole thing, from communicating to the activities, to the timing, was all excellent and he did an amazing job! TLDR - book this tour and if your get Fares as your guide, tell him he’s amazing and Leah and Matt say hi!

The booking was incredible. Alaa was super friendly and very communicative. Our guide, Aswany was awesome! He was funny and informative. We had two drivers, one for the van and one for the jeep. Hossam “Vin Diesel” and Ali “Baba” were fantastic as well. The views were incredible, the food was delicious and overall it was an unforgettable experience. We highly recommend!

A wonderful trip, incredible landscapes and the experience of the dunes, the sand, the camels, sandboarding, in the company of our excellent guide Khaloud and our driver and chef Sachi, very kind and smiling. highly recommended

Really great experience. Everything was perfect. Fares is the best guide I have ever met. So funny, so informative, so helpful. This is the experience you must not miss.