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1 day: Bedouin gardens and medicinal herbs

  • Morning climb from village of St Catherine to garden of El Freish to see remains of Byzantine irrigation systems.
  • Scramble down to Wadi Itlah, identifying herbs on the way.
  • Discover cell and shrine of John Climacus.
  • Take Bedouin lunch in garden of ‘Oda with seasonal produce from the garden. Learn about Bedouin gardening techniques.
  • Explore herbal garden to learn about the medicinal herbs.
  • Sunset climb over ridge or scramble up gulley to village of Abu Seyla.
  • Transfer back to village of St Catherine.

Galleries: Bedouin gardensMedicinal herbs

Stories: Medicinal herbs