Journey to the real Mount Sinai: An Arabian Adventure!

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Journey to the real Mount Sinai: An Arabian Adventure!

Al-bad’ Oasis

Journey to the real Mount Sinai: An Arabian Adventure!

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)

Journey to the real Mount Sinai: An Arabian Adventure!

Journey to the real Mount Sinai: An Arabian Adventure!

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.

Journey to the real Mount Sinai: An Arabian Adventure!

Tayyib al Ism Oasis

Journey to the real Mount Sinai: An Arabian Adventure!

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?

Journey to the real Mount Sinai: An Arabian Adventure!

Magna oasis

Journey to the real Mount Sinai: An Arabian Adventure!

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.

Journey to the real Mount Sinai: An Arabian Adventure!

Rock of Horeb

Journey to the real Mount Sinai: An Arabian Adventure!

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

Journey to the real Mount Sinai: An Arabian Adventure!

Mount Sinai

Journey to the real Mount Sinai: An Arabian Adventure!

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)

Journey to the real Mount Sinai: An Arabian Adventure!

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)

Journey to the real Mount Sinai: An Arabian Adventure!

Leaving Sinai

The Hisma Desert

Journey to the real Mount Sinai: An Arabian Adventure!

Your Tour Guide

Meet your guide, Andrew Jones, a dedicated explorer whose fascination with the exodus journey ignited during his middle school years. Inspired by Ron Wyatt’s discovery of the real Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia, Andrew embarked on his first expedition to the sites in Northwestern Arabia in April 2016.

Seizing the opportunity, Andrew has since undertaken an impressive 25+ journeys into Arabia, devoting 100s of days on the ground to meticulously traverse the ancient archaeological sites, oases and mountains of Midian. As of April 2022, his travels across Midian alone span over an astounding 25,000+ miles, not including his expeditions to Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula and the end of the exodus sites in Jordan and Israel.

This tour offers a unique opportunity to delve into the intricate details of the exodus route research and the Land of Midian, allowing you to journey along the very routes believed to have been taken by the Israelites.

Overflowing with insights gathered from Andrew’s ground experiences and research, these tours go beyond a mere selfie photo tour to Mount Sinai. You will delve into various theories surrounding the exodus route, examine the advantages and disadvantages of each exodus camping site, and get acquainted with local traditions and the most recent research into the exodus and Mount Sinai and hear stories from Andrew’s many trips into the region interacting with the locals. Don’t miss this incredible chance to immerse yourself in Ron Wyatt’s original research, Jim and Penny Caldwell’s decades of research and Andrew’s and others’ recent research, following in the legendary 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 2016-2019Andrew Jones exploring the exodus route wadis.

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Tour Itineraries

$3600 USD Ancient Egypt & Exodus Route Tour Only (6 days/7 nights)*

$3000 USD Saudi Arabia Mount Sinai Tour Only (5 days/5 nights)*

  • Arrive in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia sometime on the day BEFORE the tour starts*.
    Arrive in Tabuk (Airport code TUU). 1 night in Tabuk (hotel included in the tour). If you need help with deciding on flights to Tabuk we can help you.
    *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 Land of Midian where Moses fled to. (Start of Tour)
    Embark on the official expedition, journeying to the ancient Land of Midian, the refuge of Moses while in exile. Here, you’ll get a glimpse of the Saudi town of Al-bad’, the hometown of Jethro. Uncover the mysteries of Jethro’s “Caves” or “Tombs” and enrich your understanding with a visit to the nearby museum. Discover the traditional well of Moses, the meeting spot of Moses and Zipporah, complemented by a breathtaking vista overlooking this area of Midian. As the day concludes, immerse yourself in the magical hues of sunset at the Red Sea crossing. (Overnight in Haql)
  • Day 2: From the Red Sea crossing to the Israelite camping sites of Midian (Possible Marah, Elim and the coastal Israelite campsite).
    Kickstart the day with a revisit to the Red Sea crossing. If desired, you can snorkel from the shore or possibly even enjoy a boat ride across the Red Sea crossing, subject to the availability of permits for tourist boat rides. Witness Solomon’s pillar marker spot discovered by Ron Wyatt.Embark on a captivating journey following part of the exodus route into Midian and Shur. Your adventure continues towards the lush oasis of Wadi Tayyab Ism canyon, a potential site for Elim or Marah. Cap off the day with a visit to the enchanting coastal oasis of Magna, famous for its “Springs of Musa”. This is speculated to be a possible Numbers 33:9-10 coastal camping location, or Elim, according to some interpretations. (Overnight in Haql)
  • Day 3: Split Rock of Horeb.
    Behold the amazing split Rock of Horeb, a highlight of our tour! Discovered by Jim and Penny Caldwell back in the 1990s. Scramble around this geological wonder and navigate through the split where, as per biblical accounts, water poured out when Moses struck the rock. In addition, we will venture to the stone circle dwellings discovered by the Caldwells. Observe the intriguing stone petroglyphs and footprint carvings found in the vicinity. As we drive through the surrounding encampment plains, visualize the possible site of the historical battle with the Amalekites. Immerse yourself in these stunning landmarks that blend spiritual significance with awe-inspiring natural desert beauty. (Overnight in Haql)
  • Day 4: The real Mount Sinai.
    Get ready for an exhilarating visit to the base of the REAL Mount Sinai, known locally as Jabal Maqla in the Jabal al Lawz mountain range. Be captivated by the historic sites at its base – explore the potential graveyard of those killed following the Golden Calf incident, the intriguing cow petroglyphs (marking the probable Golden Calf altar site), the dried stream bed etching the path where water once flowed from the mountain, the substantial double-walled stone “wells” reaching 18 feet, and the Moses’ altar site with its beautiful white marble pillars. Enjoy lunch in the plain where the Israelites camped in front of Mount Sinai. Learn of the research as to why this is probably the real Mountain of God, Mount Horeb, in the Land of Midian.Witness the hallowed ground where the Ten Commandments were audibly delivered by God to Israel. A site once forbidden now welcomes public exploration! This extraordinary day of our tour is one you won’t want to miss, offering an unmatched fusion of Biblical significance, historical intrigue, and natural beauty. (Overnight in Haql)
  • Day 5: The Cave of Elijah & the Encampment Plain of the Israelites. (End of Tour**).
    Savor your final gaze upon the awe-inspiring Mount Sinai. For those seeking a last burst of adventure, embark on a 2-3 hour climb to the Cave of Elijah, a site steeped in biblical lore. Then, we’ll venture eastward from the Israelite encampment plain into the starkly beautiful Hisma desert. Witness firsthand the desolate landscapes that led the Israelites to voice their complaints after journeying here for three days.For those not participating in our optional camping/climbing extension, we’ll return to Tabuk to refresh and prepare for the journey home. With the official tour concluded, guests will depart for their flights out of Arabia either that evening or the following morning from Tabuk.****Please note that no accommodation is provided for this final night if you decide to extend your stay in Arabia, but we are happy to assist with hotel arrangements (not included in the tour price) should you choose to depart the next day out of Tabuk.

$400 USD (OPTIONAL extension at the end of the tour) Camp at the base of Mount Sinai and climb early the next morning to the summit (4 meals included) (1.5 days/1 night).

  • Day 1: Camp at Mount Sinai!
    Extend your adventure with our optional outdoor day, where you get the unique opportunity to set up camp right at Mount Sinai, echoing the journey of the Israelites. Relish the extraordinary experience of sleeping under the stars at the Mountain of God, immersing yourself fully in the profound spirituality of this sacred place!
  • Day 2: Hike to the summit of Mount Sinai!
    Awaken with the dawn for an early morning ascent of Mount Sinai. Embark on this once-in-a-lifetime climb, reaching as high as your spirit takes you. Aim for the plateau, where according to the Bible, 70 elders ate with God up on the mountain, or dare to touch the peak shrouded in its signature blackened basalt rock. This day promises an unparalleled view from the southern peaks of Mount Sinai, a vista that only a privileged few have witnessed. By evening, we make our way back to Tabuk in time for your flight. Should you choose to stay in Tabuk for an extra night, arrangements for the following day’s departure can be made independently. Please note the hotel for this night is NOT included in the extension price.

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.

2024 Winter & Spring Tours

  • April 1-6, 2024 – Ancient Egypt Exodus Route Tour. Arrive in Cairo on March 31st. Goshen to the Red Sea. Click here for Egypt tour details.
  • April 8-12, 2024 – Sinai in Arabia Tour. Arrive in Tabuk on April 7th. Red Sea to Mount Sinai in Arabia.
  • April 12-13, 2024 – Optional Extension – Camping at the base of Mount Sinai & Climbing to the summit.

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:
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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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