Egypt Desert tours from Cairo 9 days | Cairo to Siwa with White desert tour

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Egypt Desert tours from Cairo for 9 days: visit Siwa oasis and Western desert, Grand Sand Sea tour, White desert safari with overnight camping experience, Cairo and Alexandria sightseeing tours.

Let’s get to know Cairo

Upon arrival in Cairo our driver will meet you outside the main arrival halls of Cairo International airport with the sigh “” and take to your cozy 4* hotel. Double room accommodation on BB basis in a standard room in available.

The Pyramids of Giza tour

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 our hotel and overnight there.

Cairo to Bahariya oasis trip

We check out the hotel after breakfast to start our journey towards Bahariya oasis. The distance from Cairo to Bahariya oasis around 400 km, so our journey may take up to 5 hours. Upon arrival in Bawiti city – the capital of the oasis - we will get lunch, change our car to 4x4 Toyota Land cruiser and visit some fascinating places in the desert including White and Black desert, amazing rock formation and the Crystal mountain. Dinner will be served in our camp in the desert and overnight in tents under the stars.

Bahariya to Alexandria trip

Let’s meet spectacular sunrise in the desert, get our breakfast in the camp and move back to the oasis to change the car. We take back our comfortable a/c vehicle and move to Alexandria, the distance is long enough, so we will spend almost all the day on the road. Upon arrival in Alexandria check in your cozy 4* hotel on BB basis (Dbl room accommodation) and free time at leisure.

Alexandria city tour

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.

Discover the town of Shali

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.

Siwa to the Great Sand Sea

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.

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.

Siwa to Cairo trip

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.

Cairo free day at leisure

On the day of your departure check out the hotel by 12 pm. If you have late departure you can do some extra activities upon request. Transfer from the hotel to the airport to catch your flight back to your country as scheduled.

  • Pick up from Cairo airport
  • Three nights DBL accommodation in 4* hotel on BB in Cairo
  • One night DBL accommodation in 4* hotel on BB in Alexandria
  • One night DBL accommodation in 3* hotel on BB in Marsa Matrouh
  • Alexandria sites entrance fees as per the program
  • Entrance fees to the Egyptian museum
  • Entrance fees to the Giza Pyramids area
  • Lunch in a local restaurant during all tours
  • English speaking guide during Alexandria and Cairo tours
  • Overnight tour to the White desert
  • Camping facilities and sleeping bags
  • Tents with mattresses, blankets and sleeping bags
  • White desert entry fee
  • Local guide-driver for the White desert tour and in Siwa oasis
  • Two nights in Siwa Oasis at a local hotel/guesthouse on HB basis
  • Transfer to Cairo airport after the tour
  • All transfers during the tour by a private vehicle/ Jeep 4x4 Toyota Land cruiser in the desert
  • Travel and military permits
  • Entry visa of Egypt 25$ per person
  • Water in restaurants during lunch time
  • Entrance fees inside the pyramids and paid tombs
  • Personal expenses

What to take with you
  • Insect repellent
  • Swimwear
  • Torch - no electricity at night
  • Extra cash for tips
  • Snacks
  • Warm clothes in winter
  • Sleeping bags

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Published: 09 May 2024 Last update: 09 May 2024