Enjoy a 2-Day tour to the White Desert and Bahariya Oasis from Cairo, Includes one-night camping 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 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.
Then you will adventure the desert by discovering the Wadi el Agabat by Jeep 4x4 and Enjoy sandboarding -
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 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, In The summertime will stop at Bir Madi( which is a cold spring) 12:00 Then drive back to Cairo. Arrival at Cairo at 16:30- If you want to add Lunch ( 15 $ Extra per person )
We have 2 Extra options for you to discover more about the oasis
1-First option If you wish to discover more about the history of Bahariya oasis we do recommend doing an extra trip to the museum of the golden mummies, Bawiti tombs, and Alexander the Great temple 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
This will cost 35 $ per person Extra.
2- Second option
You can book Extra 3 Hours Bahariya oasis tour. 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 Cairo
If you need to be dropped off at Cairo airport, this will cost 30 $ Extra transfer supplement
This will cost 35 $ per person Extra.
- 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
- One night in the white desert
- Desert camping for one night-Full board
- English-speaking driver
- All camping equipment ( sleeping bags-Tents-Mats)
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
- Beverages including mineral water and tea
- All taxes and service charges
- Tipping of our teams( Driver-guide)
- Entrance fees to the National Park of the White Desert 100 L.E per person
Please remember to bring:
- Ask the hotel for a breakfast box because of the early departure
- Several t-shirts (cotton or preferably breathable/fast drying)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip salve
- swimming suits as we stop at Hotspring
- Warm clothes (Jacket, beanie, gloves)
- Toilet Paper
- Power bank
Optional Tours & Extra tickets
1-If you wish to extend one night in the desert to visit Djara Cave
2- If you wish to extend one night in Bahariya Oasis to discover more about the Oasis this is possible.
If You wish to Do the white desert and wadi el Hitan( The valley of the whales) in 3 Days
Have a look at our 3 Days trip to the white desert and wadi el Hitan from Cairo
Our Advise for this Trip
1-we advise you to wear trainers as the rocks are hard to walk on 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
Pick up at 06:00 from the hotel in Giza or in Cairo and back a 16:00
The Price for groups
Private tour for 2 Persons 180 $ Per Person- Private Jeep 4x4
Private tour for 3 Persons 150 $ Per Person- Private Jeep 4x4
Private tour for 4 Persons 150 $ Per Person- Private Jeep 4x4
Private trip for 5 persons- 140 $ Private Jeep 4 x4
Private tour for 7- 18 People 130 $ Per Person
Private trip for Single traveler 300 $ Per person
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