6 days point-to-point walking with full porterage (some transfers in 4WD). Altitude maximum 2285m.
2 nights hotel, 5 nights desert/Bedouin camping.
7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners included.
Specifically to this trip, we would highlight the following issues for you to consider: This trip has been graded as grade B/C (moderate/challenging)
Moderate/Challenging graded trips are suitable for clients with a good level of fitness. Previous trekking experience is desirable but not vital as long as you are confident of your physical condition.
We use comfortable hotels in Cairo but whilst trekking in the Sinai the facilities are basic.
Large parts of the day whilst in the Sinai will be spent trekking and you need to be fit enough to cope with this. We will be walking on sand and over rocky terrain. We camp in the desert, visiting remote areas with basic facilities so please take this in to consideration in assessing whether this trip is right for you.
Egypt can get hot, especially during our summer, which can cause discomfort whilst travelling. Care should be taken to drink a lot of bottled water. The hottest months tend to be June to September in Egypt where temperatures can reach (if not exceed) 35 degrees. Desert temperatures can be more extreme and it has been known to get down to freezing temperatures during the night in the desert. Please be prepared for this.
Ramadan Please note that the holy month of Ramadan will take place from 9th July - 7th August 2013 (dates can shift slightly). This is a time when followers of Islam do not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. This can sometimes affect the opening hours of certain tourist sites. However we will ensure that that the itinerary is affected as little as possible if you travel during this period. Food and drink is available to tourists during the day.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 14, plus leader. Minimum age 16.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
In order to provide a more accurate grading system, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Moderate/Challenging. Occasionally, there are optional activities available en route, in this case the optional grade is indicated in brackets, for example Grade Challenging (climb Tough+). Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide only. In all cases you should refer to the respective holiday's Trip Notes for further details.
Walking & Trekking: Trips are wholly trekking-focused or simply include a significant number of walking days during the itinerary.
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