Your driver-guide will collect you from your Dahab hotel at 5:30pm for an adventurous 4-wheel-drive trip through the desert. Here, you’ll mount a camel for the 45-minute ride to the mountains where the Bedouins have their camp, arriving in time for sunset at most times of year.
Your Bedouin hosts will welcome you to their camp, seating you on carpets around a cozy fire, and serving Bedouin tea. This sugary drink is a mixture of black 'gunpowder tea' with desert herbs like marmaraya and habak: the flavors are similar to thyme and mint. Watch as they lovingly froth the tea and serve it in small glasses.
Next, enjoy a Bedouin-style feast. Your hosts will prepare Bedouin bread using their open fire, along with rice and meat, fish, or vegetable dishes based on fresh produce grown or reared around Dahab. Savor your barbecue dinner, along with included soft drinks and water, and perhaps brave a shisha pipe.
Marvel at the millions of stars that glisten in the night sky, and see how bright the desert can be at night, before saying your farewells around 7:30pm. You’ll drive back to your hotel by 8pm.
Upgrade to spend the night at the camp and see how bright the desert becomes at night. If you choose this option, your driver will escort you back to your hotel at 8am the next day.