Real Mount Sinai in Arabia Tour

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Real Mount Sinai in Arabia Tour

Al-bad’ Oasis

Real Mount Sinai in Arabia Tour

Al-bad’

Al-bad’ is the traditional home of Jethro and the location of the Well of Moses where he met the daughters of Jethro. It is a fairly large oasis that sits in a region where water is easily obtained from shallow wells and is surrounded by orchards of mangos and other fruit trees. This area which is now in the heart of the NEOM project by Saudi Arabia is full of ancient history ranging from the Midianites down to Greek, Roman and Islamic time periods.

See the ancient ruins going back to Midianite times at this important oasis. Visit the Nabatean tombs named after Jethro. This important oasis was also a stop on the Hajj to Mecca. Nearby you will also visit the entrance to the dry riverbed canyon that goes to the western side of Jabal al Lawz/Jabal Maqla mountains. The locals call it Wadi Musa (Moses).

Well of Moses in Al-bad' - home of Jethro in NW Saudi Arabia (land of Midian)Well of Moses in Al-bad' - home of Jethro in NW Saudi Arabia (land of Midian)Well of Moses in Al-bad' - home of Jethro in NW Saudi Arabia (land of Midian)Drone photo of Al-bad' - home of Jethro in NW Saudi Arabia (land of Midian)Tombs of Al-bad' - home of Jethro in NW Saudi Arabia (land of Midian)Tombs of Al-bad' - home of Jethro in NW Saudi Arabia (land of Midian)

Real Mount Sinai in Arabia Tour

Real Mount Sinai in Arabia Tour

Red Sea Crossing

The Gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea). Enjoy the beautiful coastline of the Gulf of Aqaba. See the exit point of the Red Sea crossing across from Nuweiba, Egypt. 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.

“So the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. Thus Israel saw the great work which the Lord had done in Egypt; so the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord and His servant Moses.” (Exodus 14:30,31)

Sunset on the Saudi side of the Red Sea crossing across from Nuweiba, Egypt.The Saudi side of the Red Sea crossing across from Nuweiba, Egypt.The Saudi side of the Red Sea crossing across from Nuweiba, Egypt.Join us on a boat ride on the Saudi side of the Red Sea crossing across from Nuweiba, Egypt.

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Tayyib al Ism Oasis

Real Mount Sinai in Arabia 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?

Real Mount Sinai in Arabia Tour

Magna oasis

Real Mount Sinai in Arabia 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.

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Rock of Horeb

Real Mount Sinai in Arabia 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 Rephidim

Real Mount Sinai in Arabia Tour

Mount Sinai

Real Mount Sinai in Arabia 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)

Real Mount Sinai in Arabia 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)

Real Mount Sinai in Arabia Tour

Leaving Sinai

The Hisma Desert

Real Mount Sinai in Arabia Tour

Why select our tours?

Your guide, Andrew Jones, 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 exodus route research and actually journey on a lot of the routes the Israelites would have.

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 Mount Sinai. You will learn the different theories about the exodus route and the pros and cons of each camping spot of the exodus. You will hear about local traditions and the latest research into the exodus and Mount Sinai. You will not want to miss learning these details of Andrew’s and others’ research into the exodus route and location of Mount Sinai as you join him in following the footsteps of Moses!

Guide and Exodus Researcher - Andrew JonesAndrew Jones' journey across the Land of Midian from 2016-2019Andrew Jones' journey across the Land of Midian from 2016-2019





Tour Itineraries

$1,200 – $10,595* USD Noah’s ark to the Promised Land Ron Wyatt Discoveries Tour (35 days/36 nights)

$2695 USD Ancient Egypt & Exodus Route Tour (5 days/6 nights)

$2150 USD Saudi Arabia Mount Sinai Tour (5 days/5 nights)*

  • Arrive in Tabuk*, Saudi Arabia sometime on the day BEFORE the tour starts. 1 night in Tabuk (lodging included in the tour). *One can also fly into Aqaba, Jordan and cross over into Saudi Arabia and meet us at the Hayat hotel in Haql, Saudi Arabia. Please contact us for details on how to do that.
  • Day 1: The Red Sea crossing/route of the exodus. (Start of Tour) Drive to the Red Sea crossing. Tour the crossing site area including a possible ride on a boat out onto the Gulf of Aqaba (the Red Sea). Snorkel or scuba dive or swim at the Red Sea crossing from the shore. Lunch at the beach or in Haql depending on the weather. Drive from the sea through the coastal mountains (Wilderness of Shur) via a possible path the Israelites took from the Red Sea crossing into the interior of the Land of Midian.  (Overnight in Haql)
  • Day 2: Oases in Midian, Home of Jethro & the split Rock of Horeb at Rephidim. Early morning we continue retracing the route of the exodus by visiting the Tayyib al Ism oasis which many consider the oasis of Elim where there were 12 wells even to this day and 70 palm trees. Explore the next nearby oasis at Magna on the beach to see a potential oasis that the Israelites used for camping on their journey (Numbers 33:10) where there used to be 12 springs of water. See the nearby Midianite ruins. Drive to the oasis and town of Al-bad’ for a tour of “Tombs of Jethro” and the traditional Well of Musa (Moses) where Moses met Jethro’s daughters. Here is the possible home of Jethro where Moses lived for 40 years. Lunch in Al-bad’. Finally, we enter the western side of the Jabal al-Lawz (Horeb) mountain range and see the famous split rock. Enjoy an afternoon contemplating how God provided water for the Israelites in the Rephidim area. See nearby petroglyphs and explore the arid plains where the possible battle against the Amalekites took place. (Overnight in Haql)
  • Day 3 (Wednesday): Mount Sinai – visit #1. Early morning drive into the area in front of Mount Sinai from the north (the most likely route the Israelites took to get to the eastern front side of Mount Sinai). Have breakfast on the massive plain in front of Mount Sinai where the Israelites camped. See the cow petroglyphs archaeological site that may be evidence of the golden calf site. Visit a massive nearby fenced-off archaeological site containing 1000s of graves. Continue exploring the area around the base of Mount Sinai seeing the possible altar set up by Moses beside the dry stream bed coming down from Mount Sinai and the ancient wells at the base. Recall the momentous events that happened there 3500 years ago when God audibly gave the 10 Commandments. Lunch will be at Mount Sinai. Travel back to Tabuk possibly see the new archaeology museum in Tabuk and visit a large bookstore to buy your own maps of the Tabuk province showing the Land of Midian if there is time. (Overnight in Tabuk)
  • Day 4: Mount Sinai – visit #2. We will visit the red-painted archer pictograms found by Joel Richardson up the middle valley. For those that are able and if possible we will also climb to the summit of Mount Sinai and on the way back visit the cave where Elijah possibly stayed and visit the plateau on way to or from the summit (optional). For those not interested in climbing we can have transportation take them to the Tabuk to relax that day or enjoy a day in the plain at the base of Mount Sinai resting and exploring (depending on what the group would like to do and the weather).  Breakfast and lunch will be at Mount Sinai. (Overnight in Tabuk)
  • Day 5: Eastern exit leaving Mount Sinai/Trade route to the Promised Land (End of Tour). Breakfast in Tabuk. Enjoy one last look at Mount Sinai. Exit via the eastern side of the encampment plain into the Hisma desert and see why the Israelites complained after journeying for 3 days in this beautiful yet desolate region. Lunch in the desert or in Haql. For those not going on to Jordan with us they will head back to Tabuk to pack and clean up to catch their flight out of Arabia. Tour is over. Fly home that evening or the next morning out of Tabuk. No hotel is provided for this night if people stay longer in Arabia but hotel arrangements can be made (not included in tour price) if you wish to catch a flight out the next day and not that evening.

Upcoming Tour Dates*

*The below dates are the on-the-ground tour dates. Everyone joining the tour needs to show up the day before the tour starts. Dinner and hotel stay that evening is included in the tour price.
    • October 9-14, 2022 – Ancient Egypt and the start of the exodus
    • October 17-21, 2022 – Real Mount Sinai in Arabia
    • October 9-21, 2022 – Egypt and the start of the exodus + Mount Sinai in Arabia combined tour
    • November 20-25, 2022 – Ancient Egypt and the start of the exodus
    • November 28-December 2, 2022 – Real Mount Sinai in Arabia
    • November 20-December 2, 2022 – Egypt and the start of the exodus + Mount Sinai in Arabia combined tour
    • March 13-17, 2023 – Real Mount Sinai in Arabia
    • March 19-24, 2023 – Ancient Egypt and the start of the exodus
    • March 13-24, 2023 – Egypt and the start of the exodus + Mount Sinai in Arabia combined tour
  • September 26-October 31, 2022 – Special Noah’s ark to Abraham’s birthplace to Egypt to Mount Sinai Tour. Travel with us from Turkey to Egypt to Saudi Arabia and end up in the Promised Land. Decide which segments you wish to go on. Limited space! Click here for full details.

The itineraries can be changed by DiscoveredSinai.com based on ground conditions and other factors. If you have any questions you may contact us at info@discoveredsinai.com or you can call us at +1-916-258-7092. Or write to us at: Discovered Media, ATTN: Andrew Jones, 3032 Verwood Place, Roseville, CA 95747, USA.

*For the latest Saudi Arabia tourist entry requirements please visit:
https://www.visitsaudi.com/en/travel-regulations

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COST and PAYMENT SCHEDULE:
A 50% per person reservation fee is required at the time of registration.
Final payment of the remaining tour fee and full payment of any selected extensions are due 60 days before the arrival date for the tour selected.
The tour costs do NOT include tour participants' round trip airfare to the Middle East nor any visa fees to enter Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey. For those requiring a single room and not share a hotel room please add the additional amount listed on the itinerary web page to the final payment (a final payment link will be provided to those that sign up). Payments are not tax-deductible.

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Reservations canceled 30+ days prior to departure will be subject to a refund of monies paid except for $400 USD/person of the reservation fee. There will be NO refund for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to arrival date for the selected tour.

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