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Western Desert, Oasis and Western Desert egypt

Unforgettable experience on the heart of the main oasis of the Egyptian Western Desert where you can enjoy the springs, the camping under the blue sky of the White desert. Spend time seeing the beauty of Dakhla oasis and discover the roman sights in Kharga oasi
Day Program Meals Staying in
1 Arrival in Cairo    Hotel 5*
2 Visit of Cairo   Hotel 5*
3 Cairo - Oasis Bahariya    Hotel 3*
4 Bahariya Oasis - White Desert    Tent 
5 White desert - Farafra - Dakhla Oasis   Hotel 3*
6 Dakhla Oasis – Kharga Oasis   Hotel 4*
7 Kharga Oasis - Luxor    Hotel 5*
8 Departure from Luxor     

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

  • Meeting ana assistance in Cairo airport.
  • Transfer to your hotel and overnight.

Day 2: Cairo and Giza tours

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Start tour of
  • Pyramids of Giza: The only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, vast and imposing Great Pyramid and its two companions are no less wondrous now than they were when they were built four and a half millennia ago.
  • Sphinx:Known in Arabic as Abu al-Hol (Father of Terror), Legends and superstitions abound about the Sphinx), and the mystery surrounding its long-forgotten purpose is almost as intriguing as its appearance.
  • Egyptian Museum : The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. t has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms.
  • Back to hotel and overnight.

Day 3: Cairo – Bahariya Oasis (350 Km)

  • Pick up from you location in Cairo (airport/ station / hotel).
  • Drive to Bahariya Oasis 350 kilometers (219 miles) ahead. Midway in the journey at 155 kilometers (97 miles) is a rest stop with a gas station and a cafeteria Twenty-two kilometers (14 miles) from the beginning of the road, the railway from Helwan joins the road and follows it all the way to reach Managim.(First Village of Bahariya oasis).Beyond Managim, the main road continues to Bawiti. At 316 kilometers (197 miles) the terrain changes once again as small conical hills begin to emerge.
  • Arrival in Bawiti, we check in hotel and relax. Then we start tour of main attractions of the Oasis.
  • First we go the see Museum of the Golden mummies where 10 of roman golden mummies in view selected from 10.000 intact roman burial chambers discovered in the 1990s.
  • Not far from the Museum, we head to slightly south of the spring of the same name are four 26th-dynasty chapels that together form the Temple of Ain al-Muftella.
  • Climb down to see the colored Tomb of Noble Bannitu with its fascinating decoration of Universal Day.
  • Then we visit small, two-chamber temple is the only place in Egypt where Alexander the Great's effigy and cartouche have been found.
  • We take the spring of cold water is used by both tourists and locals as a swimming hole. It is cool and refreshing on hot desert days.
  • Climbing the Black Mountain known as English Mountain. As on summit are the ruins of a World War I lookout post, which was manned by Captain Williams, after whom the mountain is sometimes called.
  • Visit Gebel el Dist Locals call it Magic Mountain because of the way the light plays on the texture and material of the mountain during the different hours of the day.
  • Back to hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Bahariya Oasis – Black Desert- Crystal Mountain- White Desert (140 Km with stops)

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • We leave Bahariya behind in our way to a different world of Black and White. We approach Sahara Suda, the Black Desert, a favorite safari destination. The ground to the right and left of the road is covered with black stones. We climb a 15 meter Sand Dune by 4WD and stop to take pictures of these mixtures of colors. Then we see Al Marsous volcanic Hill.
  • 37 km we reach Al Hyaz small village that during the Roman era this area was very prosperous. Many of the current families were originally from Libya. We take our picnic lunch in a shaded place; also we will have the chance to get refreshment by swimming in one of the cold springs nearby.
  • We drive to the most famous of the formations is the Crystal Mountain, actually a large rock made entirely of quartz. It sits right beside the main road.
  • Bit by bit the yellow desert sands east of the road start to become pierced by chalky rock formations. s you get further into the 300-sq-km White Desert Protectorate, you’ll notice that the surreal shapes start to take on familiar forms: chickens, ostriches, camels, hawks and other uncanny shapes abound. Two flat-topped mountains known as the Twin Peaks, a key navigation point for travelers. A favorite destination: the view from the top of the surrounding symmetrical hills, all shaped like giant anthills, is spectacular. Kids will delight in coming up with shape associations, and photographers will fill up their memory cards trying to capture the brilliant hues of the setting sun reflecting off the inselbergs’ shiny surfaces. Waking up amongst them is one of the highlights of any camping trip into the desert
  • BBQ Dinner. Overnight in tent.

Day 5: White Desert- Farafra Oasis (40 km)– Dakhla Oasis

  • Breakfast in Camp.
  • Drive to Farafra the smallest, yet one of the most prepossessing, of the main Western Desert oases. We stop to see the Museum of local painter Badr Abdel Moghny.
  • Proceed to Dakhla oasis which was an important town in the Pharaonic and up through the Roman and Islamic periods, and each successive era has left it monuments.
  • Check in hotel .And Lunch in Local Restaurant.
  • Start tour of: Deir el Hagar sandstone temple to the Egyptian gods Amun, Mut, Khonsu, and Seth was actually built by the Roman Emperor Nero.
  • Then we visit medieval ottoman town of Al Qasr with its chambers, dwelling rooms. The tomb of Sheikh Nasr el Din, the Ayyubid mosque, the restored house of Abu Nafir, or the ancient olive press.
  • Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 6: Dakhla Oasis- Kharga Oasis

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Today we drive to the largest town in the Western Desert. Formerly used as a place of exile and banishment for at least 2,000 years by the Romans.
  • Check in hotel .And Lunch in Local Restaurant.
  • We visit Al Bagawat cemetery Built during the exile of Nestorius to the oasis, considered one of the best-preserved Christian cemeteries from its era in the world. There are more than 260 domed mausoleums still standing, and several still have intact wall paintings.
  • Designed to resemble the architecture of nearby Bagawat, this two-storey Museum is housed in a cavernous, well-lit building made from local bricks. Inside is a small but interesting selection of archaeological finds from around Al-Kharga and Dakhla Oases.
  • Then we visit remains of Hibis and Nadura Temples from outside.
  • Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 7: Kharga Oasis – Luxor

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • We reach the end of our adventure on the Western Desert Oasis, Today we drive to Luxor .
  • Transfer to your hotel in Luxor . End of services.
NO Guests Periods Notes
Summer Winter Peak
  From: 01/06 From: 01/10 XMAS, New Year, Easter  
To: 30/09 To: 30/05
02 640 US$ 740 US$ To be advised   
03 540 US$ 640 US$ To be advised   
04 440 US$ 540 US$ To be advised   
05 420 US$ 510 US$ To be advised   

Price includes:

  • Meeting and assistance services.
  • 02 nights in hotel 5* in Cairo with bed and breakfast.
  • 01 night in hotel in Bahariya oasis on Half board basis.
  • 01 night camping in the White desert on Full board basis.
  • 01 night in hotel in Dakhla oasis on Half board basis.
  • 01 night in hotel in Kharga oasis on Half board basis.
  • Lunch during excursions in local restaurants.
  • English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • All above mentioned tours.
  • All admission fees of visited places.
  • All Safari materials necessary to the camping experience.
  • Water and Soft Drinks only on the White desert.
  • All necessary clearances.
  • All taxes.
  • No hidden costs.

Price excludes:

  • Tip
  • Entry Visa
  • International Flights.


Mercure Sphinx Cairo 5* or SIMILAR Level.

Mercure Le Sphinx Cairo combines an exciting location & incomparable service. This impressive hotel offers its guests a unique opportunity to explore the historical surroundings in total comfort & convenience. Located in a magnificent park at the foot ofthe Giza Pyramids & the Sphinx, 35 km from Cairo international airport, this 5-star hotel is ideal for leisure & relaxation seekers with its various recreational facilities as well as business trips with its two fully equipped meeting rooms.

Sand Rose Hotel
The Sandrose Hotel has been built with German participation and wasestablished in spring of 2011. The hotel has been furnished with a modern touch and all rooms are of course equipped with air conditioning systems, colour television sets and own bathrooms. As well we offer WiFi internet connections to our guests.
Because of the exceptional and higher location at the edge of Bahariya Oasis our guests cannot just enjoy the view of the town of Bawiti and the surrounding mountains, but the silence and peace around the hotel as well.

Camping on the White Deser

Enjoy a unique expereince under the crystal clear sky of the White Desert. You will have a pleasant doomed private tent equipped with mattress, sleeping bag, pillow and sheet. 

Your tent will be between the ridges of the rocks  that seem to have a frost on them. Then you’ll see a snowdrift, and pretty soon you’re in a winter wonderland. In fact, what you’re seeing is a combination of chalk and limestone. 

Badawiya Dakhla Lodge
The Badawiya Dakhla Hotel has 50 rooms which all have a comfortable living / sleeping area, private bathroom, satellite TV, telephone line and individually-controlled air conditioning. For families or groups of friends, some rooms with connecting doors are available.
The hotel was designed for all rooms to have the best possible view. The reception area of the Badawiya Dakhla Hotel offers comfortable seating and beautiful light fixtures. There is an additional sitting room off the reception area. 
 Solymar Pioneer Resort
Sol Y Mar Pioneers is a deluxe desert hotel situated in Al Kharga Oasis at the new valley in the western desert. It is just ten minutes away from Al Kharga Airport, three hours from Luxor and seven hours from Cairo.
Sol Y Mar Pioneers is a true adventure base and jumping off point to all the wonders of the western desert such as the Temple of Hibis, which lies just outside the centre of Al Kharga. T

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