Bedouin gardens

Bedouin Garden, St KatherineThe Sinai is great for getting away from it all. Bedouin gardens in remote parts of the mountains make the best retreats. Some date from Byzantine times over 1500 years ago. They were once key to Bedouin life but many have fallen out of use now. The gardens have a well for drinking, plus trees like apricots, pear and pomegranate. You can sleep below a palm shelter or, on cold winter nights, in a small stone hut. The Bedouin owner will welcome you and make your meals. There are many gardens to choose from, in different parts of the mountains.