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Black Desert Egypt Overview

This is because this area hosts three major wonders: The White Desert, the Crystal Mountains, and the Black Desert. Black and white represents the two colors that characterize two desert areas from Egypt.

In the Black Desert the sand is like a gold copper and the grit has a black crust, things that make the desert to have a dramatic look. Maybe the most captivating part of the Western Desert is the White Desert where from the floor rise cusps of chalk. Other forms of the land can be seen here that reminds of the times when the Western Desert had wet sectors.

The organic matter formed stones of pyrite that still can be found, as well as some shells traces. A climb up one of the hills rewards the visitor with an excellent view of a fascinating landscape.

The black rock formations of volcanic rocks dating to different ancient eras resulted in transforming the yellow whitish sands and mountains in this area into a black painting with numerous black rocks spread all over the area.

The mountains of the Black Desert vary in color from one to the other. Some of them are dark gloomy black because of the iron “Doloret” formations, others tend to be reddish due to the iron sandstones formations, while others look similar to the mountains of the White Desert with the white limestone rock formations.

This gives the Black Desert an overall dramatic sense making travelers feel they are visiting an area that is located outside the planet Earth. The Black Desert is a favorite spot for photographers because of the contrast of the black rocks, with the baby blue colored sky, and the yellow and orange colors of the surface of the Black Desert.

Black Desert Egypt Tours

  • Egypt Grand Honeymoon Package

    Egypt Grand Honeymoon Package

    Book Cairo Nile Cruise Sahara Desert Package, 15 Day Cairo Tours, Honeymoon Nile Cruise Luxor Aswan and Vacation Siwa and The Western Desert. Combine Sahara Desert Safari, Luxury Nile Cruise With Classic Egypt Tours in One Honeymoon in Egypt Package.

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  • Great Sand Sea Egypt

    Great Sand Sea Egypt

    Explore Great Sand Sea Desert Egypt, 8 Days Great Sand Sea Egypt Tour Package to Egyptian Sand Sea, White and Black Desert. Book 7 Nights Great Sand Sea Egypt Camping Tour to Explore the Great Sand Sea in Egypt Western Desert on the Borders of Sahara Desert.

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  • Cairo Sahara Desert and Nile River

    Cairo Sahara Desert and Nile River

    Book Cairo Sahara Desert and Nile River Holiday, 12 Days Egypt Desert Safari Cairo Nile Cruise Sahara Desert. Book Escorted Egypt Safari Tours Package to Visit the 5 Oasis of Egypt Western Desert & Relish Wonderful Cruising Time On the Nile.

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  • Cairo Nile Cruise Sahara Desert

    Cairo Nile Cruise Sahara Desert

    Book 14 Days Adventure Tour in Egypt. Cairo Nile Cruise and Sahara Desert Adventure Egypt Tours to Cairo, Sahara Desert and Nile River Cruise. Book Egypt Adventure Tour Around Egypt Attractions in Sahara Desert, Nile River and Valley.

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  • Siwa and The Western Desert Holidays

    Siwa and The Western Desert Holidays

    Luxury Holiday to Siwa and The Western Desert. 7 Day Egypt Desert Safari Tours, Tailor Made Siwa and The Western Desert Holiday Package. Book Safari Trips in Egypt Desert to Akabat Valley, Gara Cave, Sahara Desert, Village of El Hiez, Ain Khadra & Bahariya Oasis.

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  • Black and White Desert Tour

    Black and White Desert Tour

    Explore Black and White Desert Egypt, 5 Days Black and White Desert Egypt Tour Package to Djara Cave, Bahariya & Farafra Oasis. Book 4 Nights Black and White Desert Camping Tour Includes 3 Nights Camping Under The Clear Skies of Egypt Western Desert.

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  • Siwa and The Western Desert Vacations

    Siwa and The Western Desert Vacations

    Luxury Vacation to Siwa and The Western Desert. 7 Day Egypt Desert Adventure Tours, Tailor Made Siwa and The Western Desert Vacation Package. Book Adventure Tours in Egypt Desert to Explore Al Alamein, Alexander Temple, Cleopatra Bath, Abu Ali Village and Shiata Lake.

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  • Western Desert Egypt Tour

    Western Desert Egypt Tour

    Explore Western Desert Egypt, 6 Days Western Desert Egypt Tour Package to Bahariya Oasis, White and Black Desert. Book 5 Nights Western Desert Egypt Camping Tour With Private 4*4 Air Conditioned Jeep, Expert Tour Guide, Accommodations and Tours.

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  • Bahariya Oasis Tour

    Bahariya Oasis Tour

    Explore Bahariya Oasis Egypt, 3 Days Bahariya Oasis Tour Package to Tour Black and White Desert in Western Desert Egypt. Book Egypt Desert Tour to Bahariya Oasis. Explore the Black Mountains, Ain El Muftella, The English House, Crystal Mountain and Agabat Valley.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Egypt safe to travel?

Egypt is safe country to visit with notable low crime rate, tourist attractions are well secured and there is no common negative attitude towards foreigners, with some sensible precautions and preparations you will feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be.

What to wear when visiting Egypt?

There is no special dress code when visiting Egypt tourist sites, modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites and there is no special concern for women traveling alone.

How to get visa to Egypt
Visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions or apply and pay online for one month visa to Egypt through Egypt E-Visa Portal. Valid Passport with 6 months validity beyond your travel schedule is a must, visitors from Australia, Canada, Croatia, European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States can purchase a one month visa upon arrival.
What language is spoken in Egypt?

Egyptian Arabic is the most commonly spoken language in Egypt, it is also the national language in the country but Egyptians speak and understand English as they study it in school. Fewer Egyptians can speak other languages like French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Egyptians working in tourism sector are accustomed to speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

What airlines fly to Egypt?

Egypt is very connected to the world, it has many direct flights with Africa, Asia, European Union and United States. Visit Cairo Airport website for a full list of Airlines that fly to Egypt.

What is the duty free allowance for Egypt?

Duty free allowances on arrival to Egypt are 1L alcohol, 1L perfume, and either 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars or 200g tobacco. Duty free shops are available in Egypt airports and major tourist cities (Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh).

What time does the Pyramid open?

Giza Pyramids and most monuments and Museums in Egypt open between 8 Am to 5 Pm. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.

What are the opening hours for shops in Egypt?

Shops and stores in Egypt are usually opened from 10 Am to 10 Pm however in major cities it opens much later and some are open 24 hours.

Can non Muslim go inside mosque in Egypt?

Visitors are welcome in most mosques throughout the year. Modest dress is recommended, women should cover their hair, arms and legs. Both Women and men will remove their shoes before entering.

Can you take pictures in Egypt?

Taking pictures for people and streets is fine after people permission While Taking pictures for official type or army structures is not permitted. In most historical sites and museums in Egypt it is allowed to use camera,  some of them may charge you for camera but at the Egyptian Museum and some similar historical sites it is prohibited and you will be asked to leave camera at reception before entering.

What type of hotels are there in Egypt? check-in time?

Egypt enjoys big hotel variety from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations; Check in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.

Do you need any vaccinations to go to Egypt?

There in no health concerns or vaccinations required to visit Egypt but we recommend to check with your own doctor, he knows you and your medical history best.

What currency is used in Egypt?

The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (LE), it is about ,06 to USD. Money exchange is widely available, Credit cards are largely used in Egypt major cities and tourist spots.

How to get around in Egypt?

We do not recommend the public buses in big cities. Taxi and limousine service are fine every where but price is negotiable. Trains go to all big cities in Egypt except Sinai and the Red Sea. Flights from / to tourist cities are always available.

How much to tip in Egypt?

Tipping in Egypt is an appreciated habitual attitude but is Not obligatory. Generally 5 to 10 EGP for small favors is fine for carrying luggage, parking a car or to guys who clean bathrooms. 10 % is fine in restaurant and spa. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver should be considered if you're provided with good to great service, feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.

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What is Egypt best known for?

In Cairo, visit the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Khan El Khalili Bazaar and relish a walking tour on foot in Old Cairo. In Luxor visit the impressive Luxor temple, Hatshepsut temple, Valley of the Kings and Karnak temple. Aswan tours go to Philae Temple, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Abu Simbel temples. Uncover the Western Desert oases like Siwa and Bahariya. Diving or snorkeling in the magic waters of Red Sea and Sinai beaches like Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Taba, Hurghada and Marsa Alam to explore the magic of the underwater world. Board a Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan or vise versa, Lake Nasser Cruise from Aswan to Abu Simbel or vise versa and Cruise from Cairo to Aswan or vise versa.



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