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Somerset Nicky
Wells, UK110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Couples
This is an interesting Bedouin oasis, reputedly on the original pilgrims route from Jordan to Mount Sinai and with links to the early history of St Catherine’s Monastery. There is a fascinating water source that must have been in use for thousands of years.

The oasis is now a fairly popular destination for camel safari’s and day trips to the desert from Dahab and Nuweiba, many of which involve a lunch stop at the oasis.

(Ain Khudra means ‘green eye’ which refers to the shape of the main well. We were told it should be written as Ein Hudra not Ain Khudra which has a different meaning).

The oasis is not marked on most maps and use of a Bedouin guide is recommended – we were told stories, maybe apocryphal, of tourist groups becoming lost in the area.

We visited by four-wheel drive jeep organised by www. bedouina.com.eg in Dahab. Be warned one of the access routes (there are at least two) is not for the faint-hearted or those who get travel sick!
Written November 11, 2011
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BedouinaDenmark
Denmark36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ain Khudra is a very small oasis located 12 km north for Nuweiba, approx. 8 km away from the main road (way from Nuweiba to St. Catherine). This marvellous place is a very beautiful example for an oasis.
Hot water is coming up from the ground and there are palm trees and guava trees. Only a few Beduines are living here with some goats. I had tea and eat dinner vith the Bedouines. There was an old Bedouin woman dressed in their traditional colothes and jewelrys who made bread in an ironplate in the traditional way. Normally tourists only drink tea here but I had this extra experience.
It is recommend to accept the offered service from the Beduines because access only by 4x4 vehicle or camel. I stayed in Mousa Camp in Nuweiba, when I made this trip, and the owner, Mousa Hassan, who is very nice, organized the tour for me. You can call him (--) and he will organize whatewer you want to see or do - also even you don´t stay in his camp.
Written September 7, 2010
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worldnomad_01
Los Angeles, CA1,597 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We stopped in Ain Khudra for a cup of tea, on the way from Wadi Rum to Wadi Mara. The oasis itself is not an attractive place: just a few shabby huts and tents on a quite dirty ground, proof of local habitation and perhaps a larger than usual tourist traffic. Once you get here, a few of the local ladies will surround you and try to convince you to buy some locally made necklaces, bracelets, small bags suitable for carrying a mobile phone, small rugs, etc. However, before getting to Ain Khudra and upon leaving it, the desert landscape is uniquely beautiful and different than all other deserts you may have visited, making the trip here very much worth it.
Written January 11, 2020
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mousecanning
Zaandam, The Netherlands10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Couples
Getting to the oasis was not an easy trip, since I happen to be very afraid of heights and we had to scale down a small canyon wall. This trip is not for those who are not in decent physical condition. Perhaps try to use the toilet before heading out as well.

Our bedouin guide was very sweet and kind, helping me get down the canyon wall and encouraging me to scale up in a few other spots where I got nervous. Lunch with the local bedouins living in the camp, followed by a long trek in a Range Rover across the desert and back to Dahab. Because my partner and I were there during the low tourist season, we were the only two in our trip. It was a very personal and amazing experience.
This is one of those experiences I will remember for the rest of my life and in great detail. Have no doubts, this is a must-see must-do kind of thing.
Written January 19, 2012
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khaled k
Port Said, Egypt8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
good place to visit after the colored canyon trip , refresh yourself with the water there , enjoying the shadow after a long trip under the sun. the tea there was great
Written October 9, 2015
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Brun066
Florence, Italy12,997 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
According to tradition, the oasis of Ain Khudra could coincide with the place mentioned several times in the Old Testament as "Hazeroth", and connected with the forty-year permanence of the Jewish people in the Sinai Peninsula.
But of all this, of course, there are no - or even possible - on-site tests. For us the oasis was simply the place of passage and overnight stay, between the fourth and fifth day of our trek along the "Sinai Trail".
How everything is relative! After four days of walking in uninhabited places, this oasis seemed to us like a small metropolis. Yet, as far as we are told, only three families still reside here; nor do they do so permanently.
The oasis is based - obviously - on an outcrop of groundwater. We were shown the cave where the water emerges; but we were also told that in the past the water overflowed from the cave, while now it is far from doing it, because the level of the groundwater has lowered: more water is consumed than what the water table provides, first of all to irrigate the orchards (without engines, but with the principle of the hydraulic siphon).
Final notation: in the twelve days of our Sinai trail, this was the only place where we could enjoy a (however veeery basic) shower.
Written October 29, 2019
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meditation camp nuweiba ras shitan
Nuweiba, Egypt12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Business
It's many canine around we go there to hiking and rest in ain khudra call meditation camp ras shitan they will arrange everything for your safe and great trip
Written February 25, 2018
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Geoff W
Queanbeyan, Australia134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
We started from one direction where we descended into the valley, had lunch at the oasis and ascended through a much narrower canyon, ending with a rope climb out.

It was a fantastic experience. The scenery was spectacular. The climbing was occasionally precarious but not too bad.

We loved our day, it was well worth the effort.
Written May 2, 2017
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Parosite
Paros, Greece136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
We visited with Dahab Safari Daytours and this excursion was probably the best we did during our entire time in Sinai, combining off road driving and a decent amount of hiking through spectacular varied desert environments.

After an hour´s drive from Dahab we arrived at the entrance point to the White Canyon. At first I was a bit apprehensive when I discovered the descent involved ropes and ladders, but despite my weight and vertigo it proved to be fairly easy. The canyon is pretty deep and narrow in places, one of the most scenic we saw in Sinai. To walk down to Ain Khudra took less than 2 hours and was highly enjoyable on a cold January day (might be quite different during the hot season). We had a long lunch break at the oasis and the Bedouin food and tea were excellent. The contrast between the lush vegetation and the surrounding moonscape was breath-taking.

Weirdly shaped Mushroom Rock makes for a cool photo stop. After that we walked up the small coloured canyon. While it is less dramatic, the eroded canyon walls in many different shades of red and yellow were definitely worth seeing.

Our driver used genuine Paris-Dakar style in the desert. Great fun and bruised buttocks guaranteed!
Written April 17, 2017
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Tarek S
Cairo, Egypt124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
a lovely place where you can live like a local and drink the bedoun tea with marmarya, you can also go for short hike there and do a safari with the beach buggy
Written September 15, 2016
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