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Oasis Desert Safari

Siwa &Baharyia & Farafra desert safari

Siwa & Baharyia & Farafra desert safari

El-Wahat el Bahariya or  Bahariya is approximately 360km away from cairo.
Bahariya consists of many villages of which el-Bawiti is the largest.
The people of the oasis, or the Wahati people (meaning “of the oasis” in Arabic), are the descendants of the ancient people who inhabited the oasis, Bedouin tribes from Libya and the north coast, and other people from the Nile Valley who came to settle in the oasis.

Over time, the Bahariya Oasis has had a number of different names. It has been called the Northern Oasis, the Little Oasis, Zeszes, Oassis Parva and the especially during the Christian era, the Oasis of al-Bahnasa, along with various other names.At one time, the Bahariya Oasis, as well as most of the rest of what is today referred to as the Western (or Libyan) Desert, was the floor of an immense ocean. Yet from about 3000 BC until the present, almost no rainfall graces this part of the world, so groundwater is its life blood.

The White Desert, known for its outstanding beauty and unique landscape, is a haven for artists, geologists, ecologists, and naturalists alike. It lies between Farafra and Bahariya oases, and is named for its impressive white limestone formations.

Farafra is the smallest oasis located in Western Egypt,Farafra has an estimated 5,000 inhabitants (2002) living within its single village and is mostly inhabited by the local Bedouins. Parts of the village have complete quarters of traditional architecture, simple, smooth, unadorned, all in mud colour

Highlights
Cairo-Alexandria
Siwa-Bahariya-Farafra-Cairo
6 Days / 5 Nights

MINIMUM 4 PERSONS

Day 1:

Drive from Cairo to Alexandria 230-km,Start your day
tour to Alexandria (Alexandria Library, the
Roman Theater& the Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa, Qaitbay Citadel & Montaza ,
Lunch) then Check in our hotel,  Overnight in Alexandria.

Day 2:
After breakfast, we leave Alexandria behind, we arrive to
Alamein 60-km. There we visit the WWII Museum and the war
memorial. (Lunch en route) Moving on, we pass by Marsa Matruh
. Upon reaching Siwa 300-km, we tour the old Siwan village of Shali,
Dinner Overnight Camping.

Day 3:
After breakfast we visit Cleopatra’s Spring, Mountain of the Dead,
Alexander the Great Temple (Temple of the Oracle), (lunch in restaurant)
and take a donkey- drawn cart for a tour around the city before heading
off road 17-km to the Great Sand Sea, where we rest at the hot spring of Bir
Wahid, We bathe, have dinner and relax while looking at the stars, Overnight in camping.

Day 4:
After breakfast we head off road on a 450-km journey to Bahariya Oasis.
We pass by Bahrein, Nawemisa and Sitra Oases. Lunch en route, we pass
through magnificent sand dunes of the Great Sand Sea. Upon reaching Bahariya oasis,
we check in our hotel, after dinner we go off road to bathe in the hot spring under the stars,
Overnight Camping.
Day 5:
After breakfast, we tour the city; visit the temple of Alexander the great, the tombs of
the nobles, the golden mummies and the English mountain. Lunch en route, on reaching
the White Desert 160-km on/off road, we start exploring the formations, the wind carved
sculptors that resemble both human and animal faces. We explore the formations that resemble the surface of a different planet. Dinner
Overnight Camping in Farafra.

Day 6:
After breakfast we go on/off road to the black desert and the dune area.
We start our climb of a 50meter dune. On route to Bahariya we visit the crystal mountain
and the area of the wonders with the desert roses and the arch. After lunch we head
towards Cairo 370-km.

Tented camp will include:

Includes • night hotel accommodation in Alexandria on bed & breakfast basis.
• 4 nights desert safari Camping / Hotel on full board basis.
• All transfers.
• Multilingual expert Egyptologist guide.
• All your tours and excursions are with A/C bus.
• The service of meet and assist at all your destinations.
• All your visits include entrance fees.
Excludes•Not Included:
•Visa Entry for Egypt.
•Personal items.
•Tipping.
•Any other items not mentioned

* Spacious, well ventilated dome tents including Mattresses, blankets, sleeping bags and bed sheets
* All necessary cooking gear, kitchen utensils, mugs and glassware
* Binoculars, reference books on Egypt
* Cool boxes
* Trash bags
* Ice boxes
* Fire grill and cooking stoves

Accommodation
Camping or hotel used is clean (with hot water bathrooms, the best in the oases.)

Food and Beverage:
Breakfast:
(juice, tea, coffee, jam, cheese, beans, eggs and bread)
Picnic lunch:
(Fresh vegetables, white cheese, tuna, sardines, chips& fruits)
Dinner:
(Rice or pasta, cooked vegetables, soup and chicken or beef) tea & coffee with all meals .1 mineral water.

Price per person in DBL room May To September October to April
USD ($) 680$US 710$US
Christmas & EASTER 20% 20%
 

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