Bahariya Oasis, White and Black Desert Safari Tour from Cairo

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Pick up 06:00 AM
Duration 2 Days
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Day 1
  1. 06:00 - Drive to Bahariya oasis
  2. 13:00 - Black Desert
  3. 14:00 - El Heiz oasis
  4. 15:30 - White Desert National park Tour
  5. 16:30 - Move to El Agabat area
  6. 21:00 - Overnight in the desert in a camp
Day 2
  1. 05:30 - Watching Sunrise at White desert
  2. 07:00 - Bahariya oasis visit
  3. 08:00 - Visit to the valley of Khiam
  4. 10:00 - Enter the White desert through al-Slim passage
  5. 11:00 - Visiting of Bawiti
  6. 13:00 - Transfer to Cairo

Full Description

Two days jeep safari excursion on 4X4 car into the White desert with overnight stay in a local camp from your Cairo hotel. Spend unforgettable time in unique White and Black deserts, discover Bahariya oasis and its sightseeing, hot and cold springs, roman ruins and beautiful nature.

Drive from Cairo to Bahariya oasis

Pick up from your hotel around 6:00 am and drive to Bahariya oasis, the distance between Bahariya oasis and Cairo is about 365 km, estimated arrival time 11:30 am - 12:00 pm. Have some rest and lunch and then change our car to 4x4 land cruiser to start the journey into the desert.

Black Desert

First of all we will cross the Black Desert, which is situated 25 km far from Bahariya oasis. Then some stops for amazing pictures from the highest mountain in the area such as Al-Marsous Mountain, then pass by a tiny El Heiz oasis where there are some cold springs. Lunch will be served there.

White Desert

Visit to the National park of The White desert to see the Chrystal Mountain and the area. Move to El-Agabat where we will enjoy with a New White desert views. Overnight in the desert in a camp.

Watching Sunrise in White Desert

In the early morning we will watch a spectacular sunrise in the white desert, have breakfast in our camp and drive back to Bahariya oasis. We will enter the White desert through al-Silim passage. Once we enter the desert a unique landscape of surreal wind-eroded rock formations, which are particularly fascinating at sunrise or sunset, will be waiting for us.

Visiting of Bawiti

Later you can visit Tomb of Bannantiu, the English House, the sand dunes, and the Salt Lake at Bawiti, the most important monuments in the Bahariya Oasis are the Cemeteries of the Twenty-Sixth Dynasty, the Holy Bird Cemetery and the remains of the Roman Arc de Triumph, the ruins of the Temple of Isis, and the ruins of a temple dating back to the era of Alexander the Great, as well as the Cemetery of the Valley of the Golden Mummies.

Lunch will be served in the desert in a Bedouin style way. After our lunch we will head back to Cairo. Approximately by 17:00 pm we will come back to Cairo.

  • Return transfer from Cairo to Bahariya oasis by a car
  • 4x4 land cruiser car for the desert safari
  • 3 meals per day
  • Soft drinks
  • Camping facilities with sleeping bags
  • Bahariya oasis sites entrance fees
  • White desert National park entrance fee 10$ p/p
  • English speaking guide 30$ per day

What to take with you
  • Extra cash for tips
  • Snacks
  • Warm clothes in winter
  • Sleeping bag

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Published: 05 Dec 2020 Last update: 11 Aug 2022