Cairo – Siwa
Ready for Adventure!!!
Departure to Siwa Oasis, The largest (23,000 habitants) & most remote Egyptian Oasis lying some 17m below sea level. Crossing the Western Desert with a stop in Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean Sea for lunch.
Afternoon arrive in Siwa, lunch and touring Shali Old Town. Some buildings here are still in use but due to their construction of salt, mud & plaster they fall into ruin year after year.
End your day with a relaxing sunset scene in Fitnas Island lies 4 km to the west of Siwa, which is covered completely by palm trees, except for the circular, tiled pool.
Dinner & overnight at Siwa paradise .
Following visits to Cleopatra Spring, Amun temple (Om Obayda) dates back to the 30th dynasty, and the Oracle Temple where Alexander the Great consulted the oracle to validate his status as the son of Zeus and thus legitimate ruler of the country.
Spend today’s late afternoon at Bir Wahed set out 12 km southwest of Siwa. A hot spring at the edge of Great Sand Sea with water right in the middle of the sand dunes.
Dinner & overnight at Siwa paradise .
Siwa – Bahariya
Get ready for Bahariya Oasis trip!!!!
Heading towards Bahariya; it is desert all the way. Then the palm trees take over. Bahariya is the nearest oasis to Cairo, surrounded by black hills made up of ferruginous quartzite and dolerite, and famous for its 398 mineral & sulfur springs, some of which have temperatures reaching up to 45 degrees and are famous for their curative effects.
Arrive in Bawiti the capital of the Oasis occupying a hillside. After lunch, you will start an afternoon tour amongst top sights of Bahariya, including El Meftella Mountain, Salty Lake, Dest (Pyramid Mountain) & Maghrafa Mountain, stroll to Bir el Ghaba & el Matar warm springs with opportunity for bathing.
Dive into the history of the Oasis by visiting the Tomb of Bannantiu “26 Dynasty” with its still vibrantly colored decorations.
Move to the Ruins of the temple of Alexander The Great; believed that the Greek conqueror passed through Bahariya while returning from the oracle of Ammon at siwa Oasis.
Visiting the valley of the Golden Mummies; A huge burial site, where around 250 mummies form the different periods of the Egyptian history were discovered.
Time permitting; a visit to the English Mountain will take place by sunset. Here, the old English outpost was used by British troops as it showed strategic views of the area.
Dinner & overnight at Kasr Elbawity.
Early morning breakfast before journeying out into the Black Desert surrounding Bahariya Oasis, where the iron in the desert is one of the reasons for the black rocks.
You will walk to explore Gabal el Marsos (Divided Mountain), and then drive towards the small Bedouin village El Hez with outdoor lunch break.
Making your way to the White Desert 160-km on/off road, you will stop by the Crystal Mountain & Agabat valley ( white desert panorama ) then drive to small and big valley and El Santa tree, go across the sands of the White Desert diner under the stars.
Overnight in camp
Early morning breakfast before full day journeying out into the white desert with its chalky, cream landscape, and the wind carved mushroom-shaped formations that resemble both human and animal faces. then drive to the magic spring .
Tonight you will watch the sunset over the exquisite sands of the desert, diner under the stars. Overnight in camp
Farafra – Bahariya – Cairo
Wake up from a peaceful night, breakfast and return all over the road across the White Desert.
Drive to Farafra Oasis, or the “Land of the Cow” as it was named in Ancient Egyptian times, was up to recently the most remote human settlement in the desert. Short visiting to Old City and the local artist Badr Museum.
Return to Bahariya, break and head off back to Cairo.