5 Day Trip to Siwa Oasis from Cairo

We offer a 5-day tour to Siwa Oasis from Cairo, Siwa oasis lies in the western desert It is 738 km from Cairo, It’s isolated from almost everything, and that gives it its uniqueness. visit Siwa oasis gives your eyes, heart, and soul fall into deep relaxation.

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We offer 5 days tour to Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360   from Cairo, Visit  El Alamein  on the way to  Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360     Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360  lies in the western desert It is 738 km from Cairo, Duration: 8 hours, Visit the Fortress at Shali, Cleopatra`s Bath, The temple of the Oracle , Gebel and Mawta, Gebel Al Dakrur, Fatnas Lake, and the great sand sea with 4x4 and, know more about  Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360  with your Private tour guide. 
 

Day 1-Cairo El Alemin Matrouh-Siwa


Pick up time from your hotel in Cairo or Giza at 05:00 am. we do recommend to order a breakfast box from your hotel because of the early departure, and drive to  El Alamein  , driving distance: 259 km. It takes 3 hours driving, on the way we stop for a coffee break. Arrival at  El Alamein  at 08:30

El Alamein    Controlled the north African coast which opens the way to the whole Egypt and the trade routes to the Far East via the red sea and the Indian Ocean. During the second world war, the Axis powers wanted to dominate Egypt in order to close Britain`s sea routes to its colonial empire, which the British desperate to protect. starting in 1940 with the Italian invasion to Egypt via Libya, The coastal town of Al Diffa was the scene of the ongoing battle.

El Alamein    Museum

The small    El Alamein    museum,  about 1 mile west of the British memorial, is located on the north side of the road, for anyone interested in the war Memorabilia. it is worth a stop. Created in 1965 from debris found on the battlefield, It contains uniforms, Weapons, Flags and other war Paraphernalia. Displays include Photographs and the battle sites

El Alamein    War Cemetery

It was designed by Sir Herbert Worthington and is maintained by the British war graves commission in  Cairo  , Here 7,367 men from Britain, Newzealand, Australia, South Africa, Greece, France, India and Malaysia are buried in individual graves, while 11,945 men, whose bodies were never found, are honoured in the cloister that precedes the graveyard

Beyond the cloister is the Individual graves, each, topped with white Marker, Approximately 815 soldiers were identified and their names are inscribed over the graves

The German war Memorial

Thee kilometres,west of the Italian marker, the German war memorial is a single octagonal building erected in 1959, overlooks the sea, Patterned after the castle del Monte. the memorial contains the bodies of 4280 German soldiers, at the Entrance, it stands an impressive golden mosaic, to the right of the Entrance is a small chapel where families and friends honour the dead with wreaths, Photographs and memorial ribbons.


The Italian Memorial

The Elegant white marble Italian Memorial, the largest structure at    El Alamein    .stands 5 kilometres beyond the German Memorial, it was designed by Paolo Caccia dominoni who served  at El-Alamein and also wrote a book about it

In the Entrance,  there is a small museum and  in the chapel is inscribed ( To 4800 Italian soldiers, sailors and airmen, the desert and the sea did not give back 38,000 who are  missing)

The main memorial overlooks the sea at the top

Light lunch will be served on the way.Pick up time from your hotel in Cairo or Giza at 05:00 am. we do recommend to order a breakfast box from your hotel because of the early departure, and drive to  El Alamein  , driving distance: 259 km. It takes 3 hours driving, on the way we stop for a coffee break. Arrival at  El Alamein  at 08:30

El Alamein    Controlled the north African coast which opens the way to the whole Egypt and the trade routes to the Far East via the red sea and the Indian Ocean. During the second world war, the Axis powers wanted to dominate Egypt in order to close Britain`s sea routes to its colonial empire, which the British desperate to protect. starting in 1940 with the Italian invasion to Egypt via Libya, The coastal town of Al Diffa was the scene of the ongoing battle.

El Alamein    Museum

The small    El Alamein    museum,  about 1 mile west of the British memorial, is located on the north side of the road, for anyone interested in the war Memorabilia. it is worth a stop. Created in 1965 from debris found on the battlefield, It contains uniforms, Weapons, Flags and other war Paraphernalia. Displays include Photographs and the battle sites

El Alamein    War Cemetery

It was designed by Sir Herbert Worthington and is maintained by the British war graves commission in  Cairo  , Here 7,367 men from Britain, Newzealand, Australia, South Africa, Greece, France, India and Malaysia are buried in individual graves, while 11,945 men, whose bodies were never found, are honoured in the cloister that precedes the graveyard

Beyond the cloister is the Individual graves, each, topped with white Marker, Approximately 815 soldiers were identified and their names are inscribed over the graves

The German war Memorial

Thee kilometres,west of the Italian marker, the German war memorial is a single octagonal building erected in 1959, overlooks the sea, Patterned after the castle del Monte. the memorial contains the bodies of 4280 German soldiers, at the Entrance, it stands an impressive golden mosaic, to the right of the Entrance is a small chapel where families and friends honour the dead with wreaths, Photographs and memorial ribbons.




The Italian Memorial

The Elegant white marble Italian Memorial, the largest structure at    El Alamein    .stands 5 kilometres beyond the German Memorial, it was designed by Paolo Caccia dominoni who served  at El-Alamein and also wrote a book about it

In the Entrance,  there is a small museum and  in the chapel is inscribed ( To 4800 Italian soldiers, sailors and airmen, the desert and the sea did not give back 38,000 who are  missing)

The main memorial overlooks the sea at the top

Light lunch will be served on the way.

Arrive at Siwa, Dinner  in Siwan Restaurantp Overnight in Ghaliet hotel

Ghaliet is a unique SPA Ecolodge just located nearby Amoun Temple and Alexander the greatest oracle in Siwa Oasis. It has been built by nature and designed among palm trees. you can feel the history and the great ancient stories of Alexander the great while you are in Ghaliet. Enjoy nature, organic design, organic food, and different health programs. The ecolodge includes 12 cozy rooms; each room has its special personality and feeling. You can enjoy staying in the upper rooms with the transparent glass ceiling opening and you feel like you are sleeping in heaven. Also, you can experience the unique outdoor privacy in the lower rooms with its private backyard.

Meals:

Lunch+ Dinner

Day 2- Discover siwa attractions


Discover the oasis of Siwa Sidi Abou Soliman mosque, visits of the Agoumi, Oracle temple,

The Oracle temple,

It is a spectacular temple, The temple of Amun, built during the twenty-sixth Dynasty, the temple and its oracle flourished into Greek and Roman times

The temple was built on the top of mountains, The ruins of the temple can be reached by climbing a well-marked path up the side of the rock.

According to a legend, the temple was built in honor of ham, the son of Noah, by Danaus Egyptian, another legend relates the foundation of the temple to the Greek god Dionysus. While lost in the western desert. Dionysus was perishing of thirst, when A ram appeared and guided him to the spring of Agroumi, In Gratitude Dionysus erected this temple.

  Oracle, Manifestations of God, were highly revered in the ancient world, Able to see into the future they were consulted regularly before important decisions were made

It is believed that Alexander the Great wished to consult the Siwan oracle to seek confirmation that he was the son of Zeus. The Greek god of gods, when he and his entourage arrived, A manifestation of the oracle was paraded through the city accompanied by eighty priests, After his visit to the oracle, whenever his image appeared  on the coin, Alexander was shown with horns of the ram, the symbol of Amun, the god of gods in Egypt



Cleopatra's Spring

The springs of Siwa are famous throughout the western desert, The spring of the sun Or Cleopatra's bath, has been mentioned by travelers to Siwa since the days of Herodotus, legend maintains that Cleopatra swam here when she visited  Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360 , So, It must be assumed, did Alexander the great

 

 

Cleoptra Bath

The Fortress at Shali

Built on a hill inside a Protective wall originally breached by a single gate, the maze of mud-brick buildings that Comprises the Fortress served the people of the oasis for nearly 8 centuries. The inhabitants had to live in the narrow quarters,  sharing their animals, which were herded into the fortress each evening.

The huge chunks of salt so prevalent in  Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360  were used  in the constructions  of the fortress, as they helped to strengthen the wall, Rain has unfortunately proved to be more destructive to the fortress than any human invaders



Lunch in Abdo Restaurant

When it comes to food, Abdu’s Restaurant is recommended not only for its dining menu but for its breakfast menu as well. Located at Siwa Market Square, the restaurant is easy to find. Besides its highly praised food, friendly service, and cozy atmosphere, Abdu’s is also a place to catch an interesting conversation with some of the locals.



Sunset at the salt lake of Fatnas,
Fatnas is a Small island in Birket Siwa, you can reach it by walk or by bike, It is  a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the sunset, You will get a spectacular view of the lake  with Gebel Bayda and Hamra forming the backdrop to the west,



Return to the hotel for Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Siwa.Ghaliet

Meals:

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

 

Day 3- Camping in the desert


Free moring

Afternoon, Enjoy a Private trip to the great sand sea  by Jeep 4x4, Visit the hot and Cold spring Bir Waheed  Later, we enjoy some traditional Bedouin Tea by sunset  Dinner & Overnight in Hotel in Siwa

Enjoy sandboarding -The best sand dunes for sand boarding in Egypt is here in the Great Sand Sea near Siwa Oasis 

Sandboard in Siwa

Visit the hot and Cold spring Bir Waheed  Later, we enjoy some traditional Bedouin Tea by sunset& Overnight in desert Camp and Enjoy Bbq Dinner.

Beer wahid-Siwa

Enjoy Camping in one of the most beautiful camping sites in Siwa. ( Al Nyhaya)

Al Nyhaya has 5 high-quality Lotus Bell tents placed within the protective outer walls of the camp. They are equipped with comfortable mattresses, mosquito nets, and a double layer to keep the heat out in summer and the cold out in winter!

The Bell tents are sitting on a Rocket Bell floor heating platform, which we can heat up by a wood fire that will cause the floor of the tent to warm up on the cold winter nights!

Each tent can accommodate up to a max of 3 persons comfortably, but 1 or 2 persons in the tent are very possible too.

Besides the Bell tents, we also have plenty of Bedouin tents to spend the nights in traditional local style.


There is no better opportunity to watch stars than a crystal clear summer sky and a cool night with the least light and minimal noise that siwa desert offers.

Meals:

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Day 4-Siwa


After Breakfast drive to the salty lake. The salty water takes you above the water and makes you float., You don't need to be a good swimmer. Take care when you go swimming and don't let the water reach your eyes. as it is really painful. Choose the crystal lake and they are many of them. But keep looking for the purest one, when you see the bottom. Take a bottle of Mineral water to shower with after swimming in the lake, The salt lakes have similar hyper-salinity properties to those of Jordan’s Dead Sea. This also means that the lakes hold great healing properties, much stronger than regular seawater. In all cases, You will make for a wonderful swim!

 

The salty lake siwa

at 11:00 Then proceed to (Abu Shrouf sweet water Spring )This is is highly recommended after swimming in the salty lake

Then Proceed to Gebel Al Dakrur

Gebel Al Dakrur, Just a few miles south of Shali, is visible from all points in the oasis and its triple peaks serve as a good landmark when traveling East or west. The view from the summit of this mountain is outstanding

Sand Cures in  Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360

There are three doctors at Dakrur famous for their sand cures treatment of rheumatism and arthritis.

A sand bath is taken during the hottest month of the year( July through September)Patients from as far away as Sweden and Germany make the Journey to  Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360   for the cures

They stay at one of the Clinics at the base of the mountain, Early each morning workers dig shallow graves in the sand along the slopes to allow the sun to heat the area. At midday when the sun is the most intense, the patient lies in the hollow and covered with additional hot sand, less sand is piled in the area around the heart, here the patient is removed to a nearby tent, wrapped in hot blankets, and asked to drink herbal teas and chicken soup, the treatment continues for five to seven days during which time the patient is forbidden to bathe or drink any cold

Then Visit Gebel Al Mawata

Gebel Al Mawta,

Mountain of the Dead is a conical mountain a little over a kilometer to the north of Shali. Tombs from the twenty-sixth Dynasty, Ptolemaic, and the Roman periods are cut into the side of the mountain, There are four tombs worth seeing at Gebel Al – Mawta.

Tomb of Niperpathot
The tomb of Niperpathot is a large tomb and one of the oldest tombs in the oasis, Almost certainly from the Twenty-sixth Dynasty. It has a court with 3 tombs on the Mountain. Niperpathot was the Prophet of Osiris and scribe of the dive documents.

The Tomb of the Crocodile:
Excavated in 1941 and  consists of three rooms and decorations of Osiris, Hathor, and Crocodile Sobek

Si amun

Enjoy a Free evening after Dinner for Shopping in Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360

: Meals

Breakfast+Lunch+ Dinner

Day 5- Siwa- Cairo


Siwa, Marsa Matrouh, Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel then we will drive back to Cairo, passing by Marsa Matrouh ”North Coast of Egypt”  for lunch, Discover Marsa Matrouh, Egypt’s Mediterranean shore. With sandy white beaches and crystal clear waters, many believe that Cleopatra herself bathed in the tranquil waters of Marsa Matrouh. We, too, are going for a bath in the
The Mediterranean Sea .then drive back to Cairo

Meals:

Breakfast+ Lunch

Inclusions:

  • All transfers in the latest model private vehicle
  • Expert guide to starting with Cairo
  • 3 nights accommodation with half board in Ghaliet- Ecolodge Hotel
  • 1 Night Camping in Al Nyhaya Camp site( Bbq Dinner+Breakfast)
  • Water and snacks
  • Entrance fees required
  • Taxes and Services

Exclusions:

  • Personal expenses and extras in hotels or tours
  •  Entry Visa
  • Alcoholic beverages

Please remember to bring:

  • passports
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Solar cream
  •  swimming suits
  • Torch

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