7-day Itinerary Cairo and the white desert

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We offer a 7-day Itinerary in Cairo and the white desert, including 2 nights in Cairo,2 nights in Fayoum and 1-night Camping in the white desert,  Book your Egypt desert safari tour packages

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Day 1- Arrival in Cairo :
Marsa Alam Tours representative will meet & assist you at  Cairo  International Airport, 
have breakfast in Cairo then transfer to visit the Grand Museum then lunch and check in at your hotel you can do khan El Khalili bazaar in the evening 
Overnight in the Hotel

Day 2- Cairo  desert

Cairo to Bahariya oasis and valley of Agabat
Pick-up time At 06:00 from your hotel in Giza or in Cairo, drive to   Bahariya Oasis , about 350 km east. This journey takes about 4 hours, there will be stops during the trip for Wc and Coffee, 
At 10:00 am arrive at Bahariya Oasis, You will take your 4x4 Jeep and drive to  the black desert, The Lunch will be served here in El Haize Oasis at 12:00
14:00  Then drive to the Valley of Agabat, Valley of Agabat is deep within the white desert white-desert Egypt 360 . 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.  Visit Ain Khedra

ain Khdera

Then drive to the white desert white-desert Egypt 360 for Camping-Bedouin staff will arrange dinner and desert camping.
As the sky turns pink then the deepest fiery orange, the rock shapes fade, and silence is 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. 

Day 3- Agabat to the Cave and Overnight in the white desert

At 06:00 See the Sunrise from the desert
At 07:00  you'll enjoy breakfast in the desert, at 08:00 Then drive to El Khor Mountain, which is 70 K.m off-road from the valley of Agabat, and arrive at 10:00  .it is an amazing Area with sand dunes.
At 11:00 Am drive to Sahel Baraka and take the highway to Djara Cave   which is 110 k.m from Sahel Baraka 
Djara Cave :
The quiet and mystical desert, with its bedrock formations fighting the gravity, is interrupted by one of the most beautiful pre-historic sites in the western desert; Djara Cave . The cave contains the only rock-art depictions in a 250 km range, with perfectly preserved scenes of gazelles and other wild animals. The dripstone roof of the cave formed by the crystal depositions during millions of years, adds to the magical beauty of this place. El Farafra Oasis is a quiet and mystical desert, it is known as the White Desert

Djara cave

Lunch will be served at  Djara Cave
After Lunch at 14:00 drive to the Ain El-Serw Spring then arrive at the white desert white-desert Egypt 360 at 16:00

Ain El-Serw Spring

The surprising changes in the landscape, from the black desert to the white limestone mushroom-shaped formations known as the White Desert.
At 17:30 Enjoy sunset 
At 19:00 Camping in the white desert white-desert Egypt 360 with Dinner Bbq dinner

Day 4- 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, which is often called the Jewel of the desert is formed by quartzite crystals and looks amazing in the sun's rays. A few decades ago, that natural feature was found by accident.
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 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- If you want to add Lunch ( 15 $ Extra per person )
We have 2 Extra options for you to discover more about the oasis
1-First option
If you wish to discover more about the history of Bahariya oasis we do recommend doing an extra trip to the museum of the golden mummies,  Bawiti  tombs, and Alexander the Great temple
You will visit the tombs of     Bannentiu and Djed-Ankh-Amun-Iuf     (Zed-Amun) The tombs at Qasr Selim (26th Dynasty)In 1938 the Egyptian archaeologist Ahmed Fakhry (1905-1973) discovered four tombs at the ridge of Qarat Qasr Selim. Visit     Bawiti    ,     Bawiti     is the Capital of     Bahariya Oasis  , Then Visit the Museum of the golden mummies and the temple of Ain El Muftella,     Bahariya Oasis  ,  You will have lunch in    Bahariya Oasis   before driving to    Cairo
This will cost 35 $ per person Extra.
Single traveler:50 $
2- Second option
You can book Extra 3 Hours Bahariya oasis tour.
You will discover    Bahariya Oasis , The palm, and olives fields, Gebel Maghrafa. where the biggest Diansour( (Stromer's Tidal Giant)  ever discovered in 1914 at the base of Gebel Dist. Lake al-Marun which is the biggest salt lake in    Bahariya Oasis , Enjoy the sunset from The summit of the English Mountain(Gebel Al Ingleez). the view from the top offers a panorama of the northern part of the oasis.
This will cost 35 $ per person Extra.
Single traveler:50 $

Drive to Fayoum oasis- Overnight in Fayoum Ecolodge

Day 5- Fayoum Oasis 

At 07:00 Pick up time from your hotel in Fayoum  by private air conditioning vehicle and drive to Fayoum Oasis
At 08:30 We will visit the Museum of Kom Aushim
The Museum is a Good Place to pick guides to all parts of Fayoum. The museum was originally erected in 1974. It exhibits artifacts dating from the Prehistoric to Roman Periods it Also Exhibits Fayoum Portrait.
Karanis.
( The Lord`s Town) is one of the Largest Greco Roman Cities in the Fayoum. Founded in the Third Century B.c and Originally inhabited by the Mercenaries of Ptolemy the Second`s Army. The City has two temples
At 11:00 drive to Hawara Pyramid (( Arsinoiton polis)
The Pyramid of Hawara ( Arsinoiton Polis) was built by King Amunemhat III during the twelfth Dynasty the Pyramid, its casing removed in Roman times, looks like a heap of rubble, but the site was one of the most important archaeological discoveries in Egypt.
The Mortuary temple was the labyrinth that so mazed The greek traveler ( Herodotus) I visited this Place and found it to surpass the descriptions( He said the Labyrinth was believed to have been hewn from one single rock and Contained over 3000 rooms, It was also mentioned by almost every ancient traveler Strabo, Diodorus
Here at Hawara 146, Fayoum portraits were found in the Cemetery North of the Pyramids( You Can see a few of them  at Kom Aushim Museum and in Cairo Museum)
13:00  lunch will be served on Qarun Lake
Overnight in Fayoum in Tunis village

Day 6- Safari trip to wadi el Hitan National Park

07:00 Am after the breakfast Start the desert adventure with 4x4 Jeep from Tunis village, Qarun lake, Make a Desert Trip to Wadi El Hitan
It’s ‘ Wadi Al Hitan Wadi-Al-Hitan Egypt 360 ’ The site today is a Protected area and a Natural Heritage Site added in 2005 by the UNESCO as a world heritage site, WADI EL-HITAN is also known for scientists in the Zeuglodon Valley, have been discovered in 1936, it is located 35 KM west of the Wadi El-Ryan, right deep into the desert western desert, is It is an area of fossils; considered as an open museum, dates back to 45 million years and contains petrified primitive whales skeletons, shark teeth, shells and roots of Mangroves preserved in soft rocks. Everywhere you go here you find petrified sea shell and corals,
At 10:00 Visit the  Fossil & Climate Change Museum Wadi-Al-Hitan#Change_Climate_Museum Egypt 360  Museum which hosts a variety of whale fossils, and skeletons that are displayed outdoors, as for the museum has a variety of fossils, skeletons, fossilized mangroves, and ancient seashells exhibited indoors in glass boxes, Enjoy your lunch, visit Qusur El Arab,
THE MAGIC LAKE AND GEBEL AL-MUDAWARA
One of the most beautiful lakes in Egypt, overlooking sand dunes, is the Magic lake. Around the lake gives you the chance to witness one of the most eye-catching sunsets you will ever see.
The Magic Lake is a beautiful lake located in Wadi El Rayan in Fayoum. It was named the Magic lake as it changes its colors several times a day depending on the time of year and the amount of sunlight it receives.
It is an amazingly beautiful place surrounded by desert. People spend their time hiking & sand-boarding beside Magic Lake or even swimming in the lake itself.
The lake contains minerals that are said to help treat patients with rheumatism.
It’s simply a magical place for a magical trip.
Al Mudawara
Seven Kilometres south of the waterfall, Along the left eastern side of the road, Is a picturesque Area known as  Al Mudawara, The Lookout, There are three  Mountain along the lakeshore, it is  a favorite Picnic Area

Drive back to Fayoum oasis, Drive back to  Cairo on the way Visit the Pyramids of Fayoum, Then drive to Cairo to your Hotel

 

Day -7 International Departure

 You will be transferred to  Cairo  airport for the international departure. If you wish to extend your stay in Cairo , please contact us.

 

Hoogtepunten

  • ►Bahariya oasis
  • ►The white desert
  • ►Visit Wadi El Hitan-Valley of the whales
  • ►Enjoy a 4 x4 Safari trip
  • ►Grand Meusum 
  • ►Visit the museum Wadi El Hitan
  • ►Wadi El Riyan National Park
  • ►Magic Lake

 ►Inclusions:

  • ►Pick up and drop off services from Cairo
    ►2 nights accommodation hotel in Cairo BB
    ►2 nights hotel Ecolodge in Fayoum 
    ► 2 nights in the White Desert 

  • ►Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle between Cairo
  • ►Mineral water and soft drinks
  • ►Transportation by private jeep 4x4 from Cairo to Wadi Hitan (Valley of Whales)
  • ►Tour Guide throughout the Safari trip
  • ►Meals as mentioned 
  • ►Overnight in Fayoum Oasis 

 Exclusions:

  • Tips
  • Entrance fees to Wadi Al Hitan and the Climate Change Museum (15 USD per person)

►Please remember to bring:

  • ► Passports
  • ► Hat
  • ► Suncream

►  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 or Euros 

 ► 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