Wanderlust

DESERT SAFARI

On vacations, one always like to go adventurous!

When we first moved to Egypt we wanted to try adventurous things. We took a trip to El-Gouna. A small modern resort town established along the Red Sea, by Orascom. It is situated near Hurghada around 4-5 hours drive Cairo. It’s a beautiful town, so secluded from all the hustle and bustle. In fact, it’s so secluded that apart from tourists nobody can enter the town, only and unless you have a reservation at a hotel.

You can see more about El- Gouna in one of my very older posts. But will soon share a new post with you guys.

Once you are there, you get to do a lot of fun activities, such as Water sports, Kite Surfing, Snorkelling and Diving (for which I shared a post earlier). Desert Safari was another one of the activities that we chose to do.

It was a wonderful experience, I still remember how amazing it was. Four years have gone by since we had that adventurous vacation. I really miss it and would love to do something of that kind again.

The services provided were incredible. We were picked up from our hotel and the crew took us to the point where the ride was supposed to begin which is towards the Red Sea Mountains. We were offered drinks and tea, plus a brief intro on how and where we were headed. We were also briefly trained on the Quad Bikes so that we knew how to drive them. The packages start from 45 Euros per head.

You can get all the details here.

We took the Sunset Quad Bike trip which was to end in the middle of nowhere (somewhere in the mountains) and there we were to sight beautiful sunset and then return back after sunset.

All prepped up!
Bikes all lined up and a brief training session was under way.
Us
Made a couple of stops and were offered water and drinks as we took some rest on our way
Some views on our way! All of this area was once under the Red Sea
Made a major stop at a Bedouins (old villagers tribe) house to have some tea and Sheesha
Kehwa (tea)
Other fellows in our group
Bedouin Family (boy making tea for us and the other was selling some medicinal herbs and balms)
Lady making some nice bread
Beautiful Sunset
 
Oooh it was really heavy! Lol
coral remains, once part of Red Sea
Beautiful city lights from the distance on our way back!

We were back with wonderful memories and I still cherish them. I would love to do the same again very soon.

Try to go adventurous whenever possible.

Hope you all are having a great week.
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