Enjoy 4 days tour to the white desert
and Djara Cave from Cairo, Includes one-night camping in the valley of Agabat and one night in the white desert
, explore the black desert , Crystal Mountain , and enjoy unspoiled nature! On this unique adventure experience, you will be driven to Bahariya Oasis and then out into the surrounding region, to see the unique black and white desert
At 06:00 am Pick up time from your hotel in Giza or in Cairo , drive to Bahariya Oasis , which is located about 350 km east of Cairo This journey takes about 4 hours, in Past when people from Bahariya wished to go to the Nile valley, they often waited until a caravan was passing through, They traveled between the Nile and the oasis in three days( How lucky we are today!!!!!
There will be 2 Coffee Breaks during the trip.
You will see to the righthand side the railways that transport the iron ore deposits to the Steel mill at Helwan, So it is of no use for tourists- Baharyia oasis is the main source of Iron ore of Egypt. The Iron ore comes from the middle Eocene limestone and is located 4 places called Managim
At 10:00 You will arrive at Baharyia oasis then you meet your Safari guide and you will take your 4x4 Jeep and Start your adventure.
Drive to the black desert This name stems from the fact that there is a layer of black powder covering its mountains, highlands, and sand. This powder covers the summits of some mountains
12:00 The Lunch will be served here in El Haize oasis which is located 37 k.m from Bawiti , Some people refer to this oasis as a separate oasis, during the roman time area was very Prosperous, many of the current families were originally from Libya., Before lunch, you can immerse yourself in a hot water spring which will almost instantly reduce stress. The heat naturally coaxes tense muscles to loosen up which in turn promotes feelings of calm, wellbeing, and tranquility.
There is a museum here called the (water museum ) which is built to show the people the importance of the underground water for the people of the desert and the instruments which were used by the Egyptians to raise the water for irrigation
13:00 Then drive to the valley of Agabat 14:00 Visit Ain Khedra
14:30 Arrive at the Valley of Agabat is deep within the white desert You have to be there to feel the out-worldly beauty of the place. Millions of years ago, the place used to be under the sea. Over the years, unique rock formations of limestone, chalk (and maybe sand) developed.
16: 30 explore the white desert National Park, the most well-known desert destination in Egypt. There are hundreds of images here each one is reminiscent of an animal- Chicken- A sphinx, Camels, tents, Mushrooms
The chicken-shaped rock
17:30 Make tents and Enjoy the sunset
18:30 As the sky turns pink then the deepest fiery orange, the rock-shapes fade, and silence are all around. Sitting around a small fire and enjoying the simplest meal of chicken, rice, and vegetables, you will feel like nothing has ever tasted so good. Bedouin staff will arrange dinner and desert camping. ( Vegetarian food is available )
Note: at night temperatures can drop suddenly in the White Desert a proper jacket would be necessary to spend the night comfortably- But don't worry we provide all camping equipment like sleeping bags, tents and mattresses
At 06:00 See the Sunrise from the desert
At 07:00 you'll enjoy breakfast in the desert, at 08:00 Then drive to El Khor Mountain, which is 70 K.m off-road from the valley of Agabat , arrive at 10:00 .it is an amazing Area with sand dunes.
At 11:00 Am drive to Sahel Baraka and take the high way to Djara Cave which is 110 k.m from Sahel Baraka
Djara Cave :
The quiet and mystical desert, with its bedrock formations fighting the gravity, is interrupted by one of the most beautiful pre-historic sites in the western desert; Djara Cave . The cave contains the only rock-art depictions in a 250 km range, with perfectly preserved scenes of gazelles and other wild animals. The dripstone roof of the cave formed by the crystal depositions during millions of years, adds to the magical beauty of this place. El Farafra Oasis is a quiet and mystical desert, it is known as the White Desert
Drive to the Ain El-Serw Spring The Magic Spring (also known as Ain El Serw, This Spring is probably the most famous spring in the White Desert National Park. Arabic: عين السرو in Arabic El-Serw means secret: (Secret Spring) refers to the Secret of this magical water Spring. The water comes to a higher level when any human or animal approaches this water spring and stops when they leave away. Nobody knows exactly where the water comes from and How this happens
Lunch will be served at Ain El Serw Then you will adventure the desert by discovering Qaraween sanddunes by Jeep 4x4 and Enjoy sandboarding -
At 17:30 Enjoy sunset
At 19:00 Camping in the white desert with Dinner Bbq dinner
At 06:00 am Enjoy sunrise
At 07:00 Am you'll enjoy breakfast in the desert, before driving to Bahariya Oasis
At 09:00 On the way back, you will visit Crystal Mountain , Crystal Mountain , locally known as Gebel al-Izzaz. It's more of a crystal hill, seen on the right, which is often called the Jewel of the desert is formed by the quartzite crystals and looks amazing in the sun's rays. A few decades ago, that natural feature has been found by accident.
11:00 Drive to Bahariya Oasis , Soak in the heat at Bir Sigam , a hot spring that can help to relax. Located at 7 km east of Bahariya on the Cairo road, the spring is the best hot spring in temperature, Lunch will be served in Loca restaurant in Bahariya, at 12:00 After lunch, you will discover Bahariya Oasis , The palm, and olives fields, Gebel Maghrafa. where the biggest Diansour( (Stromer's Tidal Giant) was ever discovered in 1914 at the base of Gebel Dist. Lake al-Marun which is the biggest salt lake in Bahariya Oasis , Enjoy the sunset from The summit of the English Mountain(Gebel Al Ingleez). the view from the top offers a panorama of the northern part of the oasis .drive to the hotel Alaya hotel for Check-in.
After breakfast, You will visit the tombs of Bannentiu and Djed-Ankh-Amun-Iuf (Zed-Amun) The tombs at Qasr Selim (26th Dynasty)In 1938 the Egyptian archaeologist Ahmed Fakhry (1905-1973) discovered four tombs at the ridge of Qarat Qasr Selim. Visit Bawiti , Bawiti is the Capital of Bahariya Oasis , Then Visit the Museum of the golden mummies and the temple of Ain El Muftella, Bahariya Oasis , You will have lunch in Bahariya Oasis before driving to Cairo
- Pick-up and drop off services from/to your hotel
- Travel by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Tours by private Jeep 4X4 to the White and Black Deserts
- 2 nights Camping in the white desert Full board
- 1 night in the hotel hotspring for 1 night- Half board
- English speaking tour guide/Or Beduin English speaking Driver
- All camping equipment and tents
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
- Beverages including mineral water and tea
- All taxes and service charges
Please remember to bring:
- Several t-shirts (cotton or preferably breathable/fast drying)
- Trainers and/or sandals – to relax and wear inside the accommodation
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip salve
- Hat/Baseball cap
- Personal First Aid kit (wet wipes, flu remedies, stomach remedies)
- swimming suits as we stop at Hotspring
Our Advise for this Trip
1-we advise you to wear trainers as the rocks are hard to walk on with Barefoot
2- Don't leave any plastic waste in the white desert, Keep the area Clean
3- We advise you to have a shower after the trip to one of our springs to get a refresh before departing for Cairo.
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