5 days trip Siwa Oasis from Cairo

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We offer a 5-day package to Siwa Oasis in Cairo, visit El Alamein on the way to Siwa Oasis. Siwa Oasis is located in the western desert. It is 738 km from Cairo. Duration: 8 hours. Visit the fortress of Shali, the bath of Cleopatra. , The Temple of the Oracle, Gebel and Mawta, Gebel Al Dakrur, Lake Fatnas and the big sea of sand by 4x4 and learn more about the oasis of Siwa with your private guide

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 Day 1-Cairo,  El Alamein, Marsa Matrouh,  Siwa oasis:


Pick up time from your hotel in Cairo or Giza at 07:00 am and drive to  El Alamein, Driving distance: 259 km.visit the  Museum of   El Alamein which gives good information about the battle of   El Alamein, the tombs of the Italians and Germans, Commonwealth War Graves drive to Marsa Matrouh from   El Alamein   Driving distance: 183 km.lunch on the way at Marsa  Mattrouh arrive in Marsa Matrouh, then drive to   Siwa oasis  Driving distance: 313 km.
 

Day 2-Siwa

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 twenty-sixth Dynasty, the temple and its oracle flourished into  the Greek and Roman times

The temple was built on a 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 honour of ham, the son of Noah, by Danaus the 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 travellers to Siwa since the days of Herodotus, legend maintains that Cleopatra swam here when she visited  Siwa oasis, So, It must be assumed, did Alexander the great

Sunset at the salt lake of Fatnas,
Fatnas is  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 Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Siwa.

 

Day 3- Siwa

Drive 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



Day 4- Siwa
 

After Breakfast Visit the Fort of Shali 

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  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


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 travelling East or west. The view from the summit of this mountain is outstanding

Sand Cures in  Siwa oasis:

There are three doctors at Dakrur famous of 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   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 the midday when the sun is the most intense, patient lie 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 kilometre to the north of Shali. Tombs from 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

The Tomb of Si- Amun:
Ahmed Fakhry called the tomb of Si Amun, the most beautiful in the western desert. Si Amun appears to have been a wealthy oasian, Perhaps Greek origin, but a follower to the ancient Egyptians believe, The tomb contains Image from the Egyptians pantheon, including an Exquisite painting of the goddess nut standing beside a sycamore tree.
 

Day 5:

Siwa, Marsa Matrouh, Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel then drive back to Cairo, passing by Marsa Matrouh ”North Coast of Egypt”  for lunch, Discover Marsa Matrouh, then drive back to Cairo

 

Highlights

  • El Alamein
  • Shali Fortress
  • Gebel Al Dakrur
  • The temple of the oracle
  • Fatnas at sunset
  • Gebel Al Mawta
  • Great sand sea ( Beer waheed- Hotspring)

Inclusions:

  • All transfers in the latest model private vehicle
  • Expert guide to starting with Cairo
  • 4 nights accommodation with half board in Siwa shali
  • Lunch at local restaurant or picnic
  • Water and snacks
  • Entrance fees required
  • Taxes and Services

Exclusions:

  • Personal expenses and extras in hotels or tours
  •  Entry Visa
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any other element not mentioned above
  • Advice

Please remember to bring:

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

Route

  1. Cairo
  2. El-Alamein
  3. Siwa Oasis