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8 Day The Great Sand Sea Jeep Safaris

8 Day The Great Sand Sea Jeep Safaris


Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Cairo – Al Alamein - Siwa Oasis

We will pick you up early in the morning from your hotel in Cairo with private modern van and personal tour guide then drive about 3 hours to Alamein. Arrive there to explore the location of the WW II great battle took place in 1942, wander the WW II Museum & Cemetery. Proceed to the pretty bay of Marsa Matrouh on the coast of Mediterranean Sea then head to Siwa, about 6 hours driving then dinner and Overnight in Siwa.

Day 2: Siwa Oasis and Villages

Pick up shortly after the breakfast Siwa hotel to explore Shali or Siwan Old City, wander the tombs lying inside Gabal El Maouta or " the Mountain of the Dead" like SI Amon, MSW Isis and the Crocodile Tomb. Transfer to enjoy the Bedouin style life and enjoy the Roman Spring eye in Abu Sherouf village. Experience the charming Sunset at Al Awsat lake then transfer back to your hotel. Dinner & overnight in Siwa.

Day 3: Abu Ali Village - Shiata Lake

Uncover Siwa desert after breakfast in hotel, start at the village of Abu Ali then cross to the Great Siwa Mountain to check first human footprint over the mountain is dating back to the to prehistoric era. Continue to the fossils area to explore the rocky coral reef dates back to the Cambrian era then drive to the spring eyes of Shiata Lake. Enjoy the sand surfing in the desert before swimming in the cold spring relaxing atmosphere. Transfer to the hot spring for chill and tranquilize your Muscles and end the day admiring the Sunset with Bedouin Tea & overnight camping in Bir Wahid.

Day 4: Al Arag - Bahrian

After breakfast, transfer to visit Al-Arag Valley where you will see Caves or tombs at Al Arag with natural landscapes. Then transfer to Bahrian and overnight camping.

Day 5: Sand Sea - Ain Dalla

After breakfast, you will continue through the dunes of the Great Sand Sea. Then visit Dalla Spring. Overnight camping in the desert.

Day 6: Travel to Bahariya Oasis

Breakfast and continue crossing the Western Desert, Lunch break and arrive to the  White Desert.  Dinner and camping overnight.

Day 7: White & Black Deserts

Enjoy walking around the old village of Bahariya oasis to wander palms & fruit trees. Then move to the Black Mountains, explore the sand dunes and the salt lake then Continue to visit the Temple of Ain El Muftella and watch the the ruins ‘the English House’.  Visit the Black Desert, Crystal Mountain, El Haize & Agabat Vallies Dinner with Bedouin entertainment & overnight.

Day 8: Back to Cairo

Breakfast and transfer to back to Cairo for departure

What to Bring

  • Sun glasses, Hats, sun cream
  • Valid passport for 6 Months 
  • Comfortable clothes & shoes
  • Scarf, photo and Video Camera

Western Desert Distances

  • Cairo to Bahariya 370KM
  • Cairo to Siwa 750 KM
  • Siwa to Bahariya 490 KM
  • Bahariya to White Desert 160 KM
  • Farafra to Dakhla 280 KM
  • Dakhla to Kharga 190 KM
  • Kharga to Luxor 390 KM

Trip includes

  • Pick up services from hotel in Cairo & return
  • 2 nights in Siwa at Ghaliet Ecolodge & Spa
  • 1 night at Qasr El Bawity Hotel
  • 4 nights at Camping in the Desert
  • All tours mentioned in itinerary
  • All transfers from / to Cairo and desert
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned sites
  • Meals as per above itinerary
  • Camping equipment (sleeping bags / camel blanket / tents)
  • Bottled Water & Soft drinks in the desert
  • All taxes & service charge

Itinerary Highlights

  • Black Desert

    Most people are not aware of the beauty of specific parts of the desert. The section that attracts tourists the most in the Western Desert is that particular area located between Bahariya Oasis in the South and Farafra Oasis in the North & it have a significant scientific value after fossils being discovered there including Dinosaur fossils.

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  • Djara cave

    Djara cave is about 30m wide and 8m high, and contains animal engravings dating back from the Neolithic Period. It is rather famous, located the middle of the Western Desert, on a limestone plateau, next to an old camel track connecting Farafra and Assiut. It is one of the very few well decorated caves in Egypt.

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  • Bahariya Oasis

    The most accessible of the Western Desert Oases, Bahariya, offers many interesting attractions and a foretaste of how life goes in an oasis. The Bahariya Oasis is about 500 Kms from Cairo. Bahariya has a particular historical significance as it was an important transit point for the Caravan tracks and the Nile Valley.

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  • Farafra Oasis

    The Western Desert is 262, 000 square miles of dunes, canyons, oases, mountainous plateaus, and valleys that span most of land west of the Nile Valley. Al Farafra is a small oasis located in the western desert of Egypt. It is the second biggest depression by size located in Western Egypt and the smallest by population.

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  • Kharga Oasis

    Most of the desert tours specifically visit Egypt's Western Desert, which in more general terms, is known as the Sahara Desert stop at Kharga Oasis. It is the capital of the governorate of the new valley, or Al Wadi Al Gadeed. It connected Egypt to Southern Africa through the forty days road.

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  • Siwa Oasis

    An oasis of surprises in a stunning desert landscape. Siwa, once the most mysterious of all Egypt's oases, is also the most fascinating, lying some 60 feet below sea level, located between the Qattara Depression and the Egyptian Sand Sea in the Libyan Desert with 23,000 people mostly Berber who speak a distinct language of the Berber family.

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  • White Desert

    The white desert is the most popular and interesting area in the Western Desert. It has a white cream color and massive chalk rock formations that been created as result of occasional sandstorm in the area, intensified by the clear light of noon, shimmering gold at sunset or blackened and shrunken in a cloud filled sky.

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  • Al Alamein City

    Approximately 130 Km west of Alexandria on the main coast road to Mersa Matruh. El Alamein has a hot desert climate , in common with most of the Middle East & North Africa. Al Alemein War Museum is one of the best museums in Egypt.

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Quick Travel Tips

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  • Tourist attractions are well secured and far from any unrest points
  • There is no negative attitude towards foreigners been ever reported
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