7 day Itinerary Siwa and the white desert

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We offer a 7-day Itinerary in Cairo and the white desert, Includes 5 nights in Cairo ,1 night in Bahariya Oasis  , Visit Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum then travel to Bahariya Oasis and Enjoy 1-night Camping in the white desert, explore the magic of the white desert Book online  Egypt Travel Package.

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  ►  Day 1 Arrival in Cairo:

Marsa Alam Tours representative will meet & assist you at   Cairo   International Airport, Transfer to the hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle
Depends on your arrival. 
overnight in Pyramid front hotel 

  ►  Day 2  Cairo - Siwa

Pick-up time from your hotel in Cairo or Giza at 05:00 am. we do recommend ordering a breakfast box from your hotel because of the early departure, and drive to El Alamein, driving distance: 259 km. It takes 3 hours driving, on the way we stop for a coffee break. Arrival at El Alamein at 08:30
El Alamein   Controlled the north African coast which opens the way to the whole of Egypt and the trade routes to the Far East via the red sea and the Indian Ocean. During the second world war, the Axis powers wanted to dominate Egypt in order to close Britain`s sea routes to its colonial empire, which the British were desperate to protect. starting in 1940 with the Italian invasion of Egypt via Libya, The coastal town of Al Diffa was the scene of the ongoing battle.
►  El Alamein Museum
The small   El Alamein museum,  about 1 mile west of the British memorial, is located on the north side of the road, for anyone interested in war Memorabilia. it is worth a stop. Created in 1965 from debris found on the battlefield, It contains uniforms, Weapons, Flags, and other war Paraphernalia. Displays include Photographs and the battle sites
► El Alamein War Cemetery:
It was designed by Sir Herbert Worthington and is maintained by the British war graves commission in  Cairo, Here 7,367 men from Britain, Newzealand, Australia, South Africa, Greece, France, India, and Malaysia are buried in individual graves, while 11,945 men, whose bodies were never found, are honored in the cloister that precedes the graveyard
Beyond the cloister is the Individual graves, each, topped with white Marker, Approximately 815 soldiers were identified and their names are inscribed over the graves
►  The German war Memorial
Thee kilometers, west of the Italian marker, the German war memorial is a single octagonal building erected in 1959, overlooks the sea, Patterned after the castle del Monte. the memorial contains the bodies of 4280 German soldiers, at the Entrance, it stands an impressive golden mosaic, to the right of the entrance is a small chapel where families and friends honor the dead with wreaths, Photographs, and memorial ribbons.
►  The Italian Memorial
The Elegant white marble Italian Memorial, the largest structure at   El Alamein   .stands 5 kilometers beyond the German Memorial, it was designed by Paolo Caccia dominoni who served  at El-Alamein and also wrote a book about it
In the Entrance,  there is a small museum and  in the chapel is inscribed ( To 4800 Italian soldiers, sailors, and airmen, the desert and the sea did not give back 38,000 who are  missing)
The main memorial overlooks the sea at the top
Meals: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
► Enjoy the sunset at Fatnas Lake
Fatnas is a 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, A walk in the Garden show a variety of trees including Banana, dates, and olive.
sunset-Siwa
Dinner will be served in a restaurant in Siwa,
►Overnight in Ghaliet Ecolodge
Ghaliet is a unique SPA Ecolodge just located nearby Amoun Temple and Alexander the greatest oracle in Siwa Oasis. It has been built by nature and designed among palm trees. you can feel the history and the great ancient stories of Alexander the great while you are in Ghaliet. Enjoy nature, organic design, organic food, and different health programs. The ecolodge includes 12 cozy rooms; each room has its special personality and feeling. You can enjoy staying in the upper rooms with the transparent glass ceiling opening and you feel like you are sleeping in heaven. Also, you can experience the unique outdoor privacy in the lower rooms with their private backyard.
Have an amazing night in Siwa 

►Day 3- Siwa and Camping in the desert

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at 07:00 am from the hotel. You will visit today's Siwa attractions, we will start with Alexander the Great
► The temple of Alexander the Great
Temple is also known as the Temple of the Oracle. 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 at Siwa oasis after a long trip through the desert. Then drive to the salty lake.
►  The salty lake Siwa
The salty water takes you above the water and makes you float., You don't need to be a good swimmer. Take care when you go swimming and don't let the water reach your eyes. as it is really painful. Choose the crystal lake and they are many of them. But keep looking for the purest one, when you see the bottom. Take a bottle of Mineral water to shower with after swimming in the lake, The salt lakes have similar hyper-salinity properties to those of Jordan’s Dead Sea. This also means that the lakes hold great healing properties, much stronger than regular seawater. In all cases, You will make for a wonderful swim!
►  Cleopatra's bath
at 11:00 Then proceed to (Cleopatra's bath )The spring of the sun. It has been mentioned by travellers to Siwa, The legend maintains that Cleopatra swam here,
Then Proceed to the temple of Umm Ubaydah or Amun temple, Just 200 m further from the Temple of the Oracle, the temple was erected by the pharaoh Nectanebo of the 30th Dynasty,
This structure is almost completely destroyed, owing to its dynamiting in 1896 by an Ottoman governor eager to acquire building material. An inscribed wall represents all that remains to be seen. Based on earlier drawings by pioneer explorers, however, scholars have deduced that the temple was erected by the pharaoh Nectanebo of the 30th Dynasty.
The temple of Amun
12:00( Taste the Siwan lunch )  in a Siwan restaurant at Abdo restaurant.
Abdo restaurant Siwa
Then you will adventure the desert by discovering the Great Sand Sea. by Jeep 4x4 and Enjoy sandboarding -The best sand dunes for sand boarding in Egypt is here in the Great Sand Sea near Siwa Oasis 
Sandboard in Siwa
Visit the hot and Cold spring Bir Waheed  Later, we enjoy some traditional Bedouin Tea by sunset& Overnight in desert Camp and Enjoy Bbq Dinner.
Beer Wahid-Siwa If you need to Sleep in a Hotel instead of the camp, This is also available. we have nice Ecolodges in Siwa
Meals: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

  Day 4  Siwa a-Cairo 

Siwa, Marsa Matrouh, Cairo
Breakfast at the Camp at 07:00 then drive back to  Siwa oasis, - Visit  Shali Fortress :
The Shali Fortress was 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 construction 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. the fortress was built in the 13th century and served as the center of Siwan life for over 800 years. The fortress’ mosque is still in use today, with many of the homes restored, and some even turned into local guesthouses.
Siwa shall fortress
Then proceed to the Mountain of the Dead 
It is  a conical mountain a little over a kilometer to the north of Shali. Tombs from the 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. Si Amun Tomb is the most beautiful in Siwa oasis. Si Amun appears to have been a wealthy Egyptian, Perhaps of Greek origin, but a follower of the ancient Egyptians belief, The tomb contains an Image from the Egyptian pantheon, including an Exquisite painting of the goddess nut standing beside a sycamore tree.
Si Amun
Then drive to Alexandria, passing by Marsa Matrouh for lunch passing  Discover Marsa Matrouh, Egypt’s Mediterranean shore. With sandy white beaches and crystal clear waters, many believe that Cleopatra herself bathed in the tranquil waters of Marsa Matrouh. 
Lunch will be served in Marsa Matrouh in Magdy restaurant -Seafood restaurant
Arrive in Cairo and Overnight in a hotel in Cairo 
Meals: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
►  Day 5-  Cairo to the white desert

At 06:00 am Pick up time from your hotel in Giza or Cairo, drive to    Bahariya Oasis, which located about 350 km east of  Cairo   This journey takes about 4 hours, arrive at 10:00 there will be stops during the trip for WC and Coffee
At 10:00  you will take your 4x4 Jeep and drive to   the black desert   
12:00 The Lunch will be served here in El Haize oasis
13:00 Then drive to the  valley of Agabat
15:00  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. 
16: 30  explore the white desert  National Park, the most well-known desert destination in Egypt.
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.

►Day 6-White desert - Bahariya oasis- Cairo

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, often called the Jewel of the desert, 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.
The Crystal Mountain
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- transfer to Cairo airport for a short

Aspectos importantes

  • ►    The Pyramids of Giza
  • ►    The Sphinx
  • ►    The Egyptian Museum
  •  Bahariya oasis
  •  The white desert
  • ► Siwa Oasis
  • ► El Alamein Tombs
  • ► The Fortress at Shali
  • ► The temple of the Oracle
  • ► Gebel Al Mawta
  • ► Cleopatra`s Bath
  • ► Make an adventure trip 
  • ► The great sand sea 

 ► Exclusions:

  • ►Tipping

  • ►Any extra

► Please remember to bring:

  • ►Passports

  • ►Hat
  • ►Sunglasses

►  Tour Type :

  • ► Private 

►  Pick up Time :

  • ►7:00 am 

 ►  Know Before You go 

  • ► Ask for your breakfast box before the early departure. The hotel arranges it for you for free.

► Booking Method:

 Full Payment during the trip or by Visa Card Online Via our website
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired Nile cruise, spaces will be secured upon receiving a deposit of 25 %, and during the Christmas and New Year holidays, the required deposit is 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by credit cards, wire transfer and or the Western Union

 ► Prices
Prices are quoted in $ USA Dollars 

 ► Children Policy

  •  ► 0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
  •  ►❤ 2 - 5.99 pay 25% of the tour price
  •  ►❤ 6 - 11.99 pay 50% of the tour price
  •  ►❤ 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

 ►❤ Payment Policy
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired Nile cruise, spaces will be secured upon receiving a deposit of 25 %, and during the Christmas and New Year holidays, the required deposit is 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by credit cards, wire transfer and or the Western Union

 

Prices are quoted in USA Dollars per person per trip and valid until 30th April 2021, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

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 ►❤ Tipping
It is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction with good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.

For booking only 100$ down payment is required and get your booking Voucher with Confirmation

 

Ruta

  1. Cairo
  2. Bahariya Oasis