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Cairo to Siwa oasis 6 days tour package with Alexandria sightseeing visit and tour to the Great Pyramids.
Upon arrival in Cairo our driver will meet you outside the main arrival halls of Cairo International airport with the sigh “sharm-club.com”. Transfer to Alexandria by a comfortable a/c vehicle. The distance between Cairo and Alexandria is 270 km, so it will take time to reach the city as a max allowed speed for touristic vehicles is 90 km/h. Upon arrival in Alexandria check in your cozy 4* hotel on BB basis (Dbl room accommodation) and free time at leisure.
After breakfast let’s meet our guide and have a Roman sightseeing tour of Alexandria. We will visit Roman Amphitheater and beautiful mosaics found in the area. Then move to Pompey pillar and Serapeum of Alexandria, the last stop at catacombs of Kom al-Shoqafa. After lunch in a local restaurant we will continue our journey to Marsa Matrouh. The distance from Alexandria to Marsa Matrouh is 290 km. Upon arrival in the city check in a hotel and overnight.
We get breakfast and move directly to Siwa. The distance from Marsa Matrouh to Siwa oasis is 307 km. In Siwa oasis we get into our comfortable air-conditioned 4X4 jeep to discover the ancient town of Shali, which was founded during the 13th century and was probably ruined during the 20th century because of the harsh rainfalls. Houses in the town were made out of "Khershef", a local mixture of clay, salt and other natural materials.
In the afternoon we get lunch at a local restaurant and check in our hotel, free evening at leisure.
Lets get our breakfast and get ready to explore the wonders of Siwa. We start our tour with the mountain of the dead, or Gabal Mawta as the locals call it in Arabic, where many rock cut tombs are located dating from the 26th Pharaonic dynasty to the Greco Roman era. There are many interesting tombs to discover there including the tomb of Si-Amun, dating back to the 3rd century BC and the tomb of Mesu-Isis belonging to a 26th dynasty priest. Visits into the tombs are optional and tickets are paid separately.
The next stop of the day will be at the temple of the Oracle of Amun, the most famous and important monument of Siwa. This temple was the home of one of the most famous oracles in the ancient world.
After, we can take a donkey cart ride (optionally) to enjoy wonderful scenes of the oasis and view the live of the local community.
Our last stop will be at Bir Wahed (natural water spring), one of the most popular touristic attractions in Siwa oasis. It is located 15 kilometers to the southwest, in the middle of the sand dunes and is one of the best places to bath in mineral water. We will have a bath in Bir Wahed, enjoy our dinner, and relax watching the stars in the desert. Back to our hotel for overnight.
After early breakfast in the hotel we head back for Cairo. The distance between Siwa oasis and Cairo is 750 km. Upon arrival in Cairo check in our hotel and free evening at leisure.
Our English speaking guide will meet you after the breakfast and you will have a tour to the pyramids of Giza. Here we visit not just the famous pyramids but also the sphinx and its valley temple. Lunch in the city and short (around 45 min) optional Nile felucca ride will be offered. After the lunch Egyptian Museum walking tour. At the end of the day transfer to the airport to catch your flight back to your country.