Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

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Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Cappadocia

Cappadocia, a semi-arid region in central Turkey, is known for its distinctive “fairy chimneys,” tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley, Göreme and elsewhere. Other notables sites include Bronze Age homes carved into valley walls by troglodytes (cave dwellers) and later used as refuges by early Christians. The 100m-deep Ihlara Canyon houses numerous rock-face churches.

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Mount Nemrut

Mount Nemrut is a 2,134-meter-high (7,001 ft) mountain in southeastern Turkey, notable for the summit where a number of large statues are erected around what is assumed to be a royal tomb of Antiochus I. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene constructed a tomb-sanctuary on the summit of the mountain, at an elevation of 2,134 meters.

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Ur (Urfa) & Haran

Abraham’s birth place (northern Ur) and Biblical Haran where Isaac and Jacob found their wives. A traditional well of Jacob can still seen there to this day.

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Balıklıgöl (or Pool of Abraham, Halil-Ür Rahman Lake), is a pool in the southwest of the city center of Şanlıurfa, Turkey known in Jewish and Islamic legends as the place where Nimrod threw the Prophet Abraham into a fire. Balıklıgöl and neighbouring Aynzeliha pools are among the most visited places in Şanlıurfa.One of the birth places of Abraham in Urfa (northern location of Ur)Burial caves of UrfaBurial caves in UrfaSpice market in UrfaKunefe dessertFamous beehive houses of Harran, Turkey (Biblical Haran)

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Göbeklitepe Megalithic Site

Göbekli Tepe is a Neolithic archaeological site near the city of Şanlıurfa in Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey. Dated to the Pre-Pottery Neolithic, between c. 9500 and 8000 BCE, the site comprises a number of large circular structures supported by massive stone pillars – the world’s oldest known megaliths. In this area Ron Wyatt and others have looked for the remains of the Tower of Babel.

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Göbekli Tepe is a Neolithic archaeological site near the city of Şanlıurfa in Southeastern Turkey.Göbekli Tepe is a Neolithic archaeological site near the city of Şanlıurfa in Southeastern Turkey.

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Lake Van

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Kingdom of Urartu

Urartu is cognate with the Biblical Ararat. In Genesis 8:4 Noah’s ark is said to have landed in the “mountains of Ararat.” Urartu is a geographical region commonly used as the exonym for the Iron Age kingdom centered around Lake Van in the historic Armenian Highlands. The kingdom rose to power in the mid-9th century BC, but went into gradual decline and was eventually conquered by the Iranian Medes in the early 6th century BC.

Akhtamar Island on Lake Van with the Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross during spring time. On the lake’s eastern shores are the Impressive remains of a huge Urartu castle overlooking the lake. Nearby is the Van Museum the most important museum in the region featuring many artifacts from the Urartian era.

STS079-781-053 Lake Van, Turkey September 1996 Lake Van, the largest lake in the country of Turkey, can be seen in this southwest-looking low-oblique view. Located in eastern Turkey, Lake Van is a saline lake with no outlet. Lake Van is fed by numerous small streams, which descend from the surrounding mountains. The lake measures 75 miles (120 km) long, 50 miles (80 km) wide and covers an area of 1450 sq. miles (3755 sq. km). The waters of Lake Van are rich in sodium carbonate and other salts which are extracted by evaporation and used as detergents. The brackish waters support only one species of fish.Our tour group on Lake Van.Lake Van is the largest lake in Turkey. It lies in the far east of Turkey, in the provinces of Van and Bitlis in the historic Armenian highlands.

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Noah’s Ark

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Noah’s Ark

The Durupinar boat-shaped formation (Noah’s ark) was discovered on Sept. 11, 1959, by Turkish Army Captain Ilhan Durupinar. This boat-shaped formation is believed to be the buried remains of Noah’s ark (Nuh’un Gemisi) that landed in the Mountains of Ararat according to the Bible (Genesis 8:4) and according to the Qur’an (11:44) on Al-Judi which locals in the nearby village will tell you is a name given to this area as well. The main research and interest in this site started in the 1970s through the mid-1990s due to the work of American explorer and researcher, Ron Wyatt, and others including Turkish scientists. In 2014 and 2019 further independent private geophysical surveys were done again on the ark formation showing layers and interesting angular structures below the ground. The new GPR data shows parallel lines and angular structures 8 to 20 feet down. These parallel lines and right angles below the surface are something you would not expect to see in a natural, geologic formation. Interestingly, the boat formation has also been confirmed to be the exact length of the ark given in the Bible (Genesis 6:15).

Come see this special site and learn about the evidence for yourself in person. See where civilization restarted! Only on our tours do we go over all the historical research up to the most recent work done on the site.

Noah's ark (Durupinar site) - Andrew Jones drone 2020Drogue stones in Arzap village.Noah's ark tourist sign.Noah's ark (Durupinar site) - Andrew Jones drone 2020Ishak Pasha, Dogubayazit, Agri, Turkey.Noah's ark drone photo at sunset.Local village boy in Uzengili, Turkey near Noah's ark.Goats and sheep grazing near Noah's ark in the mountains of Ararat near Uzengili, Turkey.2019 Noah's ark GPR scans showing angular structures 7 meters down.2019 Noah's ark GPR scans showing angular structures 7 meters down.Sheep grazing near the foot of Mount Ararat near Noah's ark.Communion on Noah's ark! That must be a first and a special experience. We had great weather and a good view of Mount Ararat.We host tours of all sizes. 80 Americans came to see the ark during the summer of 2020. We had a special Kurdish dance team perform for them as well. Here they are visiting the drogue/anchor stones in the Village of 8 (aka Arzap village). Ron Wyatt proposed these stones to be connected to the Noah's ark story.One special tour group from Ohio and Texas came over to see the ark site in June 2020.Mount Ararat in the setting sun. This stratovolcano was formed after the flood but has become one of the traditional resting places of Noah's ark. The Bible though says the ark landed in the "mountains" (plural) of Ararat (Urartu). We believe the Durupinar boat formation is a better candidate.Mount Ararat in the setting sun. This stratovolcano was formed after the flood but has become one of the traditional resting places of Noah's ark. The Bible though says the ark landed in the "mountains" (plural) of Ararat (Urartu). We believe the Durupinar boat formation is a better candidate.

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Istanbul

Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

The Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii) in Sultanahmet historical district of Istanbul.The Obelisk of Theodosius is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Thutmose III re-erected in the Hippodrome of Constantinople by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in the 4th century AD.A lamp shop in the Grand Bazaar.Hagia SophiaGalata (Fish) Bridge with its many fish restaurants below it.Dried peppers (bibers) hanging from a shop near the Egyptian spice Bazaar.Maiden's Tower in the middle of the Bosporus Strait.Galata Tower. A restored 5th-century tower and former prison overlooking the BosphorusThe covered Grand Bazaar.Inside Hagia Sophia.

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Ancient Egypt and the Exodus

The wonders of ancient Egypt. A land full of history and mystery. The land of bondage to the Israelites. Come see the museums full of artifacts and treasures, the archaeological sites of pyramids and temples and the Land of Goshen where the Isrsaelites lived.

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

The Step Pyramid built by Imhotep for Pharaoh Djoser. Some believe Imhotep is Joseph. Come see the complex Imhotep built.Come join our tours!Brass mirrors on display. The Israelite women donated their mirrors for the building of the tabernacle's water laver.Ancient Egyptian sandals. During the exodus God performed a miracle and the sandals of the Israelites did not wear out during their 40 years of wandering.The gold of ancient Egypt!A chariot from ancient Egypt. During the exodus Pharaoh sent 600 of them after the Israelites. Lost them all in the Red Sea.A reed basket. The baby Moses was placed in one to hide him from Pharaoh's death decree against the Israelites baby boys.The new royal mummies exhibit at the Egyptian Civilization Museum is a must see. All the royal mummies in one location except for Tutankhamun.Land of GoshenTanis (Zoan) ruins in the Land of Goshen

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Red Sea Crossing

The Gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea). Enjoy the beautiful coastline of the Gulf of Aqaba. Learn about the research being done there for the crossing site. Enjoy a possible boat ride out onto the waters of the blue sea. Look for chariot parts as you snorkel around. From the coast you will journey by 4×4 into the heartland of Midian on a path the Israelites could have taken as they looked for water.

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

The mountains surrounding the real Red Sea crossing, Nuweiba, EgyptSunset at Wadi Watir at the real Red Sea crossing, Nuweiba, EgyptThe winding canyon of Wadi Watir. This dry riverbed canyon is the only ancient route from the interior of the Sinai Peninsula to a large enough beach on the Red Sea (Gulf of Aqaba) that is surrounded by mountains on all sides. Pharaoh believed the Israelites were lost and entangled in the wilderness and trapped by the sea and pursued them with his military. In the distance you can see the Red Sea and the mountains of Saudi Arabia (ancient Midian) in the distance.One of our volunteers created this computerized visualization of what it would have bene like for the pillar of cloud to have blocked the Egyptians from the Israelite camp at the Red Sea crossing beach.Our guide one day saw a rainbow at the Red Sea crossing. An amazing site!Our tour group standing next to the granite column Ron Wyatt found on the Egyptian side of the Red Sea crossing at modern day Nuweiba, Egypt. Ron believed King Solomon placed pillars at the crossing to commemorate the event.Our tour group on the Saudi side of the Red Sea crossing. Come on our tours to see both sides of the crossing!The Saudi side of the Red Sea crossing across from Nuweiba, Egypt.

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Tayyib al Ism Oasis

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Tayyib al Ism Oasis

Surrounded by red-colored mountains and deep canyons this lush oasis was an ancient pit stop for weary travelers. Is this beautiful palm tree oasis with its 12 wells of water the location of Elim mentioned in the exodus journey?

Take a jeep ride deep into the coastal mountains of Midian to experience this natural wonder! You will also see some of the ancient Midianite ruins near this oasis and then travel from here to the next oasis camping spot on the exodus journey as mentioned in Numbers 33.

“Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there by the waters.” (Exodus 15:27)

Tayyib al Ism oasis - an important watering stop in the Land of Midian. Is this Elim?Tayyib al Ism oasis - an important watering stop in the Land of Midian. Is this Elim?Tayyib al Ism oasis - an important watering stop in the Land of Midian with 12 wells. Is this Elim?Tour group at Wadi Tayyib Ism - possible Elim oasis.

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Magna oasis

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Magna oasis

Magna is a lush oasis on the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba in NW Saudi Arabia with a strong tradition of Moses being there. In the past 12 springs of water bubbled up among the palm trees and tall grass.

Across from the oasis is an ancient Midianite fortress on a hill protecting this important water source. In Saudi archaeological literature this location is listed as an important Midianite site.

“They moved from Elim and camped by the Red Sea.” (Numbers 33:10)

The oasis of Magna which still has a few springs bubbling up out of the ground.

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Rock of Horeb

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

One of the most breaktaking stops in this tour is the giant split rock sitting high on a hill on the western side of the Jabal al Lawz mountain range. Is this the Rock of Horeb that Moses struck and rivers of water gushed forth for the complaining Israelites and their flocks and herds? In a desolate region with no water this rock stands out as a possible reminder to the miracles of God in the exodus journey. Climb the hill. Make your way thru the split and see the wind and water erosion marks around the base of the giant boulder! A must see stop on your journey through the Land of Midian!

“‘Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.’ And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.” (Exodus 17:6)

The split Rock of Horeb in RephidimThe split Rock of Horeb in RephidimSunset at the Split Rock of Horeb in Rephidim. Jabal al Lawz mountains in ancient Midian.

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Mount Sinai

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Mount Sinai

“And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.” (Exodus 19:17,18)

One of the most solemn scenes described in the Bible is the giving of the law by God. From a mountaintop God spoke audibly with His people and the earth shook while fire and smoke ascended to the very heavens. Is Jabal Maqla in the mountain range of Jabal al Lawz in the Land of Midian the location of the real Mount Sinai? Are local traditions correct that this is Jabal Musa? Come see the location for yourself and explore the archaeological sites around the base of what more and more are believing to be the true Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia! Be among the few who have ventured out to this remote location now that tourist visas are available.

As you walk among the sand and boulders and gaze up upon the loftly blackened peaks ask yourself, “Did any people ever hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live? Out of heaven He let you hear His voice, that He might instruct you; on earth He showed you His great fire, and you heard His words out of the midst of the fire.” (Deuteronomy 4:33,36)

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

The cow petroglyphs in front of Jabal Maqla. Is this the area the golden calf was worshipped?The cow petroglyphs in front of Jabal Maqla. Is this the area the golden calf was worshipped?A painted cow pictogram in front of Jabal Maqla. Is this the area the golden calf was worshipped?The marble sections at the base of Jabal Maqla. What were these marble pieces used for? Some saw they were the 12 pillars, yet others a shrine by King Solomon and still others Nabatean quarrying.The V-shaped stone structure at the foot of Jabal Maqla. Is this an animal corral with an altar for sacrifice? Excavations show layers of ash at one end. Is this the altar Moses built?The cave on Jabal Maqla. Is this the cave of Elijah?Looking down from the area with the tree between the two boulders to the east towards the large plain in front of Jabal Maqla.The large plain in front of Jabal Maqla (aka Mount Sinai). Did the millions of Israelites encamp here?The large plain in front of Jabal Maqla (aka Mount Sinai). Did the millions of Israelites encamp here?Jabal Maqla's southern peaks. Is this Mount Sinai in Arabia? (Galatians 4:25)

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Leaving Sinai

The Hisma Desert

Noah’s Ark to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour

Why select our tours?

Your guide, Andrew Jones, has been traveling to the Middle East since 1997 while in college. His first trip was to Noah’s ark and he has been visiting Turkey 20+ times since and has been living in the country for the last two+ years. In addition to researching Noah’s ark, Andrew has been researching the exodus journey since middle school when he heard about Ron Wyatt discovering the real Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia. Finally in 2016, Andrew was able to join a group and see the sites in NW Arabia for the first time.

With the doors open Andrew journeyed to Arabia around 25 times so far, spending over 180 days on the ground driving and walking the wadis and mountains of ancient Midian. As of April 2022, he has journeyed over 25,000 miles across Midian alone not counting his trips to Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula.

Only on this tour do you get detailed explanations about all the survey scans done on Noah’s ark plus travel the exodus journey on a lot of the routes the Israelites would have used.

These tours are jammed full of information he’s learned on the ground and in his research. This is not just a photo tour to get a selfie at Noah’s ark and Mount Sinai. You will learn the different theories about the exodus route and the pros and cons of each camping spot of the exodus and learn what the 2014 and 2019 scans show below the surface on the boat formation in addition to the original scans done by Ron Wyatt and others in the 1980s. You will hear about local traditions and the latest research into the exodus and Mount Sinai and why the ark could not have landed on the volcano known as Mount Ararat. You will not want to miss learning these details of Andrew’s and others’ research into Noah’s ark, the exodus route and the location of Mount Sinai as you join him in following the footsteps of Noah and Moses!

Andrew Jones in Wadi Watir at the Red Sea Crossing, Nuweiba, EgyptAndrew Jones' journey across the Land of Midian from 2016-2019Noah's ark area GPS tracks up to 2020



Round trip international flights to and from the Middle East and from Turkey to Egypt are NOT included. All hotels, ground transportation, 3 meals a day + bottle water, museum and site entrance fees, domestic flights, and ferry boat from Nuweiba to Aqaba ARE included.

 

Tour Segments & Dates

  • September 26-October 3, 2022 – (1) Turkish & Christian history plus Abraham Tour (Istanbul, Cappadocia, Nemrut Dagi, Göbeklitepe, Urfa, Harran) – $1600/person total includes 3 domestic flights.
  • October 3-October 8, 2022 – (2) Noah’s ark Tour (Noah’s ark, anchor stone village of Arzap, Mountains of Ararat, Ishak Pasha, Old Silk Route, Urartu (aka Ararat) sites in Van) – $1200/person total includes 2 domestic flights.
  • October 9-21, 2022- (3) Exodus Route and real Mount Sinai in Arabia Tour (Cairo museums, Saqqara Pyramids, Giza Pyramids, Land of Goshen, the start of the exodus, traditional Mount Sinai, Nuweiba crossing site, Wadi Watir, Elim oasis, Magna, Jethro’s cave and home town, split Rock of Horeb, Mount Sinai, Altar of Moses, golden calf altar, graveyard, Cave of Elijah, encampment plain, etc.) – $4895/person total includes 1 domestic flight+1 ferry boat ride.
  • October 22-25, 2022 – (4) End of the Exodus Jordan Tour (Land of Edom, Petra, the Dead Sea, Mount Nebo, Jordan River, Baptism site of Jesus) – $1400/person total.
  • October 26-31, 2022 – (5) Promised Land Israel Tour (Masada, the Dead Sea including collecting brimstone/sulfur balls, Jericho, Jerusalem (Museums, Temple Mount, Western Wall, Garden Tomb, Old City sites)) – $1500/person total.

The itineraries can be changed by DiscoveredSinai.com based on ground conditions and other factors.

Tour package

From Noah’s ark to the Promised Land!

Join us on the journey of the patriarchs and Israelites… from Noah’s ark in Turkey to Mount Sinai in Arabia! A once in a lifetime experience. See the sites few have visited. Listen to on-site lectures that will make the Bible stories come alive.

Check out the different tour segments and join where you can. Truly a trip of a lifetime is waiting for you! Limited space available! Reserve today!

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