Why take this trip?
Hike through Wadi El Nawamis and Jebel Matamir and see the famous rock formations of the area.
Spend a day hiking between the labyrinth of rocks of the coloured and closed canyons.
Take a swim in Wadi El Weshwashy's natural pool formed of rain water.
Rock climb up Nuweiba's beautiful rock formations.
Pumpkin soup at camp, crossing the equator, sleeping lion & above all making my way to the summit at night are all memories that are hard to wipe out! My life has been forever changed by this magical travel experience!!
Hala Mohie Eldin
The trip was beyond awesome!!
This trip really exceeded my expectations! Wild Guanabana offered me a life altering experience that I'll never forget for as long as I live. They had us well prepared & everything was well organized upon our arrival :)
- Sightseeing and/or relaxation
- Light adventure, no previous experience or training required
- A challenge, no previous experience necessary. A moderate level of fitness and preparation are required
- Previous experience and intensive training is required
- Basic: lodging in guest houses, small hotels and/or camping. Mix of private and public transportation
- Standard: Clean and comfortable accommodation and/or well-maintained campsites. Mostly private transportation with occasional public transport when unavoidable.
- Luxury: Hand-picked luxury lodging or pampered campsites. Private and upgraded transportation facilities.
tCO2 = Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent
How we do it
As an ethical and responsible travel company, we reduce our carbon footprint by designing trips that are low carbon impact and carefully calculating the impact with the help of an environmental consultancy. We then buy carbon credit equivalents to offset all emissions that cannot be reduced including those resulting from our day-to-day business operations. Our offsetting is done through an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya. On request, every traveller receives their own PDF offset certificate post-travel. Wild Guanabana is the first carbon-neutral travel company in the Middle East & North Africa. Note: We do not sell or issue flight tickets ourselves so consequently we don't offset those emissions.
What does offsetting mean anyway?
It's a way of reducing your ecological impact by 'neutralizing' the impact of your carbon footprint. Actions associated with travel amount to around a third of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Carbon offsetting offers a solution to reduce the impact of your travel by purchasing carbon credits that are invested in activities that reduce CO2. While this doesn't erase all of the environmental impact, it does serve to help reinvest into the planet and contribute to activities which help its conversation. For more information on Carbon offsetting read more from our partners ERCC Carbon and our Sustainable Travel International.
Which month to travel:
Itinerary Details / Price Inclusions & Exclusions
Day 1: Temple of Hathor (Serabit El- Khadim) (L/D):
We will meet at WG headquarters at 4 am and take the bus and reach St. Catherine after about 7-8 hours. When we get there, 4x4s will be waiting for us to go off roading, where we will go see the Nawamis Village, then we head to Gebal el Matamir. After spending about 4 hours there we will get back in our 4x4 and head to Wadi El Rum, where we will be camping and spending the night.
Day 2: Wadi El Room, The Coloured Canyon & The Closed Canyon (B/L/D):
We wake up early and start our day early with cooking our own breakfast at the camp, pack our camp and be ready to leave at 7 am. We will climb Gebel Rum then hike down until we reach the mountain’s feet where we will enjoy our lunch between the green palms of Ain Khudra; one of the loveliest oases of Sinai. We will then head to the Closed Canyon located just off Wadi Khudra, the canyon is impressive as it runs extremely narrow between very high walls! We will end the day by visiting The Coloured Canyon; we will hike through this breathtaking labyrinth of rocks with its remarkable hues and shades of colours. Our day will end in Basata Eco-Lodge; ranked by The Guardian as as number 1 of five best beach escapes in the world and ranked by lonely planet as one of the top 10 eco-lodges in the world. We will be camping in the eco-lodge for the next 2 nights; we will have dinner prepared by the Lodge's team.
Day 3: Rock Climbing! (B/L/D):
We start our day by waking up at 7.30 am to prepare our own breakfast. After that, we will spend the day rock climbing in the nearby mountains of Wadi Ghazala. There will be 3 routes for climbing with different difficulty levels to give everyone the chance to scale those mountains. We plan to get back to Basata by 3.30 to enjoy some well-deserved beach time until dinner is served at 7 pm. Those who are not interested in the rock climbing activity can enjoy a very relaxing day by the peaceful beach and the wonderful community of Basata. (You can rent snorkelling gear from the camp to see the coral reefs too).
Day 4: Back to the City (B):
After waking up early and preparing our own breakfast, we will get to enjoy one last dip in the water before packing up our camp site and heading back to Cairo by bus. We plan to reach Cairo by 6.30, depending on the traffic.
Guidelines and Emergency:
You are here to enjoy the nature, not to harm it. Please take nothing but pictures, and leave nothing but your awesome vibe. Our WG journeys are tracked, the group’s movement is lively updated to our headquarters; and we will always take the move in time in case of any emergency.
All the adventurers participating in our journeys have to follow our WG leader. You must put on the protective gear when applicable. Always try as much as you can to walk in pairs. Never put your hand in a bush, or try to move the rocks; reptiles love these places. Try to always stay close to the group so that you can avoid getting lost. Never panic, our WG leader is well experienced to handle the situation. Always stay close to the group and to our WG leader; always inform any of your group mates if nature calls.
- This price is based on 15 participants
- Accommodation (Tents on the beach)
- All activities as mentioned above
- 4x4 cars
- All meals as mentioned above (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Round trip from Cairo to Nuweiba
- First Aid trained local guides and camp crew
- Permits when needed
- Experienced English speaking guides
- Rock Climbing gear & instructor
- We cook our own breakfast but dinner is prepared by the Eco-lodge's team
- 15% VAT
- Personal items
- Sleeping bag
- Extra snacks
- Snorkelling gear (can be rented from the camp)