So you've come to Egypt and feel that you'll go for the quintessential camel excursion? Well, rather than going in little circles for the token camel ride, spend a couple hours on board one of the "ships of the desert" with a view of the Gulf of Aquaba's spectacular coastline.
Starting early, you'll be taken to the Blue Hole and walk over a small hill to where the camels are parked. The Bedouin will meet you here, supervise the camels and escort you to Ras Abu Galum. In this Bedouin village, you'll dismount and spend a few hours on a pristine beach with good snorkeling possibilities. A fish or vegetarian meal will also be provided.
Around mid-afternoon you'll pile back on the camels and return to the Blue Hole.
Cost: 250le per person (minimum two people)
Don't know how to ride a camel? Check out the Some tips section and I've listed a few pointers that may make you more comfortable.