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“Serabit El Khadim Exploration Three Days, Two Nights”

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It is located in the south-west Sinai Peninsula where turquoise was mined extensively in antiquity, mainly by the ancient Egyptians. Archaeological excavation, initially by Sir Flinders Petrie, revealed the ancient mining camps. Pharaohs of the 3rd Dynasty (2670-2570 BC) began the long tradition of dispatching mining expeditions to this remote and desolate area. Methodical mining for this attractive stone continued well after the 12th Dynasty (1955-1750 BC) when a temple was dedicated to the goddess Hathor, who was favored as a protector in desert regions and the Lady of Turquoise. The temple stands on a plateau about 850 meters above sea level.

Tour Details

Embark on a thrilling 3-day adventure starting in Cairo, where you’ll kick off with a 7:00 AM pickup and meet your guide. Day 1 takes you through the scenic Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel, exploring Oyun Musa springs and fortified points, followed by a delicious lunch at Falcon of Desert Restaurant. Then, hop into 4X4 cars for an exhilarating drive through Wadi Matlala and Sheikh Goray, culminating in an overnight stay at Serabit El Khadim Camp. Day 2 kicks off with breakfast at 7:30 AM and a climb up Serabit El Khadim mountain to visit the Hathor temple. After descending, you’ll head to El Fouga, where you’ll have lunch and explore the Forest of Pillars, ending the day at a camp in Wadi Mughara. On Day 3, enjoy breakfast, a short hike to Mughara, and visits to Naqb El Board and Wadi Baabaa before returning to Abo Zaneima for lunch and concluding your journey with a return trip to Cairo.

Departure & Return Location

 Upon your selected pick-up point

Departure Time

Pick up at 7:00 AM

Price Includes

  • Transfers from (Cairo to Abo zeinma & Abo zeinma to Cairo ) by private bus
  • All transportation is by 4x4 vehicles (TOYOTA LAND CRUISER) in side the tour
  • Tour Leader & Local Guide
  • Accommodations for Two Nights (One Night in Serabit El Khadim Camp and One Night Camping in desert).
  • All meals ( 2 Breakfast – 3 Lunch – 2 Dinner)

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses or activate not mentioned in the tour
  • Tapping Tour Guide and Driver

Bring with you

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes and Jacket
  • Sun glasses & Sun hat & Small torch
  • Camera
What to Expect

This 3-day adventure from Cairo to Serabit El Khadim promises a thrilling journey through the Sinai Peninsula, filled with cultural immersion and natural wonders. Day 1 features a scenic drive through the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel, visits to Oyun Musa springs and fortified points, a delectable lunch at Falcon of Desert Restaurant, and an exciting 4X4 ride through Wadi Matlala and Sheikh Goray, culminating in an overnight stay at Serabit El Khadim Camp. Day 2 involves a challenging hike up Serabit El Khadim mountain to explore the Hathor temple, followed by a visit to the Forest of Pillars and camping in Wadi Mughara. On Day 3, you’ll hike to Mughara, explore Naqb El Board and Wadi Baabaa, and then return to Cairo. Expect a blend of adventure, history, and natural beauty throughout this memorable journey.

  • Oyun Musa Fortified Point explore the fortified points near the springs, providing insight into the region's historical significance and defense structures.
  • Experience an exhilarating 4X4 ride through the scenic landscapes of Wadi Matlala and Sheikh Goray, offering breathtaking desert vistas.
  • Embark on a challenging hike up Serabit El Khadim mountain, where you'll reach the Hathor temple. The climb rewards you with stunning views of the area.
  • Explore the ancient Hathor temple, often referred to as the "Lady of Turquoise," perched atop the mountain, offering a glimpse into the area's historical and religious significance.
  • Visit the intriguing Forest of Pillars, a geological formation resembling a forest, created by an old volcano. It's a unique natural wonder.
  • Take a short hike to visit Mughara, an area with its own unique natural and geological features, adding to the diversity of your experience.
Itinerary

Day 1Cairo to Serabit El Khadim

Pickup at 7:00 AM and meet our guide in your hotel, then begin our tour to drive to Abo Zaneima, crossing Sinai through Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel, first visit Oyun Musa Springs and Oyun Musa fortified point. arrive at lunch at Falcon of Desert Restaurant in Abo Zaneima, then take 4X4 cars and drive through Wadi Matlala and Sheikh Goray, Overnight in Serabit El Khadim Camp with dinner.

Day 2Serabit El Khadim Exploration to Wadi Mughara

Breakfast at 7:30 AM, pepper our staff and put it the 4X4 and then climb Serabit El Khadim mountain through El Khaseef route. visit Hathor temple (Lady of Turquoise) on top of the mountain Descend the mountain through Roud El Eieer route to meet the cars, then drive to El Fouga to have lunch and visit the Forest of Pillars (old volcano), build our camp in Wadi Mughara with dinner and overnight.

Day 3Wadi Mughara to Abo Zaneima then to Cairo

Breakfast at 7:30 AM, prepper our staff, and begin hiking for 1 hour to visit Mughara. Then meet the cars at the other side then drive to Naqb El Board, then Wadi Baabaa for visits. then drive to Abo Zaneima, lunch, and meet the bus. then drive back to your hotel.

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