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“I’ve just spent several days in St Catherine’s and have been amazed by the whole experience. The people are incredibly friendly, everywhere feels very safe and the whole atmosphere is absolutely peaceful... All in all it has been a hugely postive experience and far different from anything the media might portray. As a single female travelling alone, I recommend you give the area a try." -- Jacky (Spain)

Top 10 Canyons in South Sinai

You find quite a few canyons in the Sinai, both in the desert and mountains, but they are quite small as compared to other well-known canyons in the world. Nevertheless, they are beautiful places, and also quite adventurous as they often involve a little scrambling. Some of the canyons are popular safari destinations easy to reach by an off-road vehicle, others are lesser known and can only be reached on foot... read more

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The water pool of Wishwashi Canyon

Located a short walk from the popular beach area known as Ras Shaitan, on the coast between Nuweiba and Taba lined with cheap beach camps, there is a little hidden gem: the Wishwashi Canyon. If you climb up to the top, a fantastic view might greet you: a big water pool surrounded by vertical rock walls. It is a temporary pool, but recent rains, as the photos show, filled up Wishwashi Canyon again... read more

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Sinai News+

Spring shower in the desert

A short while ago there was a little rain in the Sinai, but even a little rain can form creeks and waterfalls as it was captured on photos and a video by “Feel the desert.” In the desert, especially in rocky areas, water runs off the surface and collects in the gullies and wadis that connect to other wadis. This is the reason why you have to be careful during rainy times, as a little rain, maybe further away, can cause serious flash floods... read more

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Volunteering in Nuweiba, Egypt – Habiba Organic Farm

You can label it different ways, a venture in agrotourism, voluntarism, permaculture, sustainable development or whatever, the Habiba Organic Farm (HOF) is a unique project in Nuweiba. Diversity is at its core, whether it is about the range of plants they grow or their different activities and involvements. Managed by Maged el Said, Habiba farm is part of the international WOOF and other networks, and offers volunteers an opportunity to participate in something positive... read more

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El Tur – The remnants of old Arab traditions

In a little visited pocket of El Tur, the capital of South Sinai, you find the remnants of old traditions: beautifully built old houses, once home to a thriving community around a shipyard, and still a few of those craftsmen who build ships. The houses were made with rock from the sea, wood, palm trunks and earth as mortar. They are beautiful examples of the Arabic architecture that you find all along the East African coast, through Lamu and Zanzibar as far as Mozambique... read more

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Sinai Trekking Maps        

The Expedition Consultancy - Rock Climbing in the Sinai

Bedouin Bus - Sinai bus service