Egypt has become one of my favorite traveldestinations. Why? It’s always sunny, the underwaterworld is amazing and it’s perfect for relaxing. If you are tired of relaxing (are we ever?) there are at most resorts some activiteites to do like a quadtour, horseriding and camelriding. We tried all of them!
Meeting the camels
Camels are weird and funny creatures but hard workers and are used to hot temperatures. At the resort where we stayed, The Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Beach Resort, they have stables closeby with some camels and horses. You can book a tour from reception or walk directy to the stables. Getting on a camel is a whole experience as the camel first get up with his two back legs and then the front legs. Don’t fall forward when he does that, I have seen some pretty akward moments.
When your on the camel you only have to sit and watch your surrounddings. A guide will lead you with a rope so nothing to worry about. The camel can go faster then a walk, but it’s not very comfortable. We did a two hour trip trough the desert which was nice. The desert is empty besides some rocky outcrops, bushes and sand. Don’t forget to make pictures along the way. We took our Gopro camera and it was perfect for tours like this. Usually the guide also offers to make some pictures for you.
Desert race on an arabian horse
The feeling of an enormous desert and riding a horse is great. I ride horses for a long time, so instead of jumping on a camel, I preffered a horse. Ofcourse this trip isn’t for everyone, but there are tours in different levels of riders. Departure is always at the beginning of the day or at the end of the day when temperatures are not so hot. I got used to my horse pretty soon so we went for a trot. All the open space around us, it was beautiful.
My guide asked me if I wanted to go for a canter, and ofcourse I agreed. From that point we left the camel with by boyfriend and his guide behind (sorry, not sorry) and went for a long gallop along the desert path. The wind rushed trough my hair as we picked up more speed and raced against each other. I don’t know how fast we went but I couldn’t see the camel anymore 🙂 After our sprint we returned to catch up with the camel again. We did this around 3 times during the 2 hour trip and it was so much fun. (You have to be an experienced rider for this).
Quadtour to a bedouincamp
Besides a horse and cameltour there is also a quadtour. The quads can go pretty fast and it’s a exciting way to explore the desert. We were the only one on the tour that day, so practically a private tour. Before you leave you need a scarf to cover your face for the wind and sand. Just follow the guide and he will lead you trough the desert to a bedouincamp to have some tea. After this, you will continue to a working goldmine to have a look. This tour is really nice if you want a break from relaxing and do something adventurous.