Drive into the heart of the desert and its rough terrain to the south of Hurghada to
reach the Shaieb El Benot Mountain, standing 2182m above sea level. Panoramic and
breathtaking views of the Red Sea mountain ranges extend a very different feeling from the
cooling blue waters of the Red Sea. A further drive leads to a Bedouin settlement where you
are invited to tea in a traditional tent. Rides on the king of the desert, the camel, an
introduction to the ancient water wells, sheep farming and even baked bread from a
traditional brick oven are good ways to enjoy your time there.
Barbeque dinner will be served while you watch the Bedouin dancers performing their
folklore with their oriental music and songs that you can also participate in. On your drive
back to the hotel, you can stop for a breathtaking star lit panoramic view of the sky.
A half or full day excursion
Distance from the Hotel: 4.8 kilometres
Driving time: 10 minutes