3 PLACES IN ONE TRIP
A full day trip leaving Dahab at 8 am and arriving back around 6 pm. This is the chance to experience the beautiful Coloured and White Canyons, and the Oasis of Ein Khudra.
The road to the Coloured Canyon winds through magnificent mountains and bold, rugged rock-formations. Then, by a cluster of date palms, it turns onto a gravel road for about 15 minutes leading to the summit. As you descend into the canyon don’t forget to look around and above you. In some places, the rocks radiate crystalline colours, in others, they have a smooth velvety appearance.
The trip is a fairly easy hike except for one or two obstacles. At one point, you have to slide through a vent, where the two sides of the Canyon nearly touch. On the other side the Canyon floor gradually starts to rise again before the second obstacle appears. To overcome it you swing yourself around a big rock and slide the two metres down, or simply jump over it. An adventure you will never forget.
WHITE CANYON & EIN KHUDRA OASIS
Although smaller than the Coloured Canyon, the White Canyon is still a very impressive sight. Created through mountains of sandstone and limestone. As you exit the Canyon, the Ein Khudra oasis will appear in sight.
Tucked away between yellowish sandstone cliffs is one of Sinai’s most scenic oasis where gushing fresh water springs nourish date palm gardens in the seemingly barren desert.
Historically, Ein Khudra was an important stopover for pilgrims traveling from St Catherine to Jerusalem. On the nearby Rock of Inscriptions, writings and drawings prove that Nabateans, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Christians passed through this way.