Bahariyya Oasis Holidays

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday. We will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel right by the pyramids!

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo - Alexandria

Departing Cairo this morning we drive to Alexandria. Arriving there we will assist with your check in. Remainder of the day at your leisure.

Alexander the Great

Day 3: Alexandria

Enjoy a full day private tour of this amazing city highlights include the Catacombs at Kom El Shoukafa and nearby Roman Ruins, Pompey's Pillar, Fort Qaitbay, Alexandria National Library and Montazah Palace Gardens.... the list goes on!

Fort Qaitbay, Alexandria

Day 4: Alexandria - Siwa Oasis

Starting early (7am) we drive North-west toward the Mediterranean coastline, to the World War II cemeteries of El Alamein. In 1942 the Allies under Britain’s field Marshal Montgomery halted the German- Italian advance towards the River Nile. Stopping for a light lunch in Marsa Matrouh we continue onward to Siwa.

Old buildings in Siwa

Day 5: Siwa Oasis

Today enjoy visits to explore the area of Old Shali and Hill of the Dead. Later the Temple of the Oracle, dating back to near 570BC. Later off to Cleopatra Spring for a dip in the pool as the spring fed warm water bubbles to the surface. Later enjoy a sunset dinner, swim and campfire at the ‘Great Saltwater Lake’.

Sunset at Siwa oasis

Day 6: Siwa Oasis - Bahariyya Oasis

A long journey today setting off after breakfast we drive to Bahariyya a 450-km journey that passes through magnificent sand dunes of the Great Sand Sea and the dramatic landscape of Areg Oasis. Arrive Bahariyya I am sure you will just want to relax.

Bahariyya building

Day 7: Bahariyya Oasis - White Desert

We explore Bahariyya - an ancient oasis dating back to the Middle Kingdom. Continuing by 4x4, we visit some temples, tombs and the Black Desert - a region full of black volcanoshaped mountains. Our desert camp tonight is in the White Desert. The striking desert is full of unusual wind-eroded limestone formations and our remote overnight base.

White jebel in the sand

Day 8: White Desert - Cairo

Morning witness the sunrise over the White Desert. After breakfast we drive back to Cairo (750KM) Arrive there evening at leisure.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 9: Cairo

We bid you farewell with a transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.

Egypt Spotlight

Luxor

As the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, 4000-year old Luxor has frequently been characterised as the "world's ...

Egypt Weather

Weather in Cairo
Mostly Cloudy, 19°C
Local Time: 4:01 PM

Egypt Currency Rates
  1 GBP = 11.24 EGP
  1 CAD = 6.36 EGP
  1 ZAR = 0.65 EGP
  1 AUD = 6.12 EGP
  1 EUR = 8.91 EGP
  1 USD = 7.17 EGP
  1 NZD = 5.58 EGP
last updated - 26 Nov 2014 4:39 AM