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Cairo: 2-Day Bahariya Oasis Camp and Desert Tour

1. Cairo: 2-Day Bahariya Oasis Camp and Desert Tour

Day 1: Cairo to Bahariya Oasis, White Desert Tour Your exhilarating trip to the White Desert and Bahariya Oasis will commence with a prompt pickup from your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza. Your guide will then take you to the Bahariya Oasis, which is 4 hours away from Cairo. Upon reaching the destination, you will be served with lunch at a local restaurant. You will then be taken to the Black Desert, which is noted for its black volcanic hills and dolerite rocks. You will then drive towards the Crystal Mountain in the Valley of Agabat, to behold the quartz crystal deposits. Head to the White Desert National Park, where you can witness the elegant wind-carved rock formations. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to the campsite at Al Haiz, where you will be served with a delicious dinner. Day 2: Bahariya Oasis Tour, Drive back to Cairo You will kick start your day with breakfast at the campsite. Afterwards, set off to the Bahariya Oasis to visit the Valley of the Golden Mummies, a large burial site in the Western Desert of Egypt and the Tomb of Bannantiu. Later you can visit the English House, the sand dunes, and the Salt Lake at Bawiti. You can also enjoy your lunch at the Bahariya Oasis, before making your way back to Cairo or Giza.

Cairo: Desert and Bahariya Oasis Day Trip with Meals

2. Cairo: Desert and Bahariya Oasis Day Trip with Meals

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Cairo at 6:00 AM and heads out of the city across the surrounding desert landscapes. The first stop of the day is the stunning Bahariya Oasis, which was once the agricultural center during Pharaonic times. It is now famous for its abundance of dates and olives. Explore the oasis with your guide and admire the sprawling landscape of shady palms and natural springs. After lunch visit the Black Desert, a fascinating landscape with rugged mountain-like domes that contrast against the sandy surroundings. Next, visit the nearby Agabat, a beautiful valley with imposing white cliff faces and yellow limestone rocks. Follow on to the Crystal Mountain, an incredibly unique formation made entirely of calcite crystal that sparkles and shimmers under the Egyptian sun. Head over to the White Desert next, named for its sprawling white sandy landscape that stretches across the horizon. Climb a number of sand dunes and marvel at the jaw-dropping views that seem to go on forever. Finally, relax on the journey back to Cairo and arrive at your hotel at approximately 11 PM.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 48 reviews

My partner and I went on this excursion and it completely exceeded our expectations in every way. We ended this journey feeling incredibly happy and grateful that we visited the White Desert and were guided by Eslam, Ahmed, and one more man who was our chef (i didn’t get his name, but he was so kind and made an amazing 3 course meal in the middle of the desert, wow!) The beauty of the desert speaks for itself, but the kindness, generosity, and professionalism from our guides really made this experience amazing. They made us feel safe, and we’re open with us. By the end of the trip it felt like we were all friends. They created an amazing environment for us along with the other visitors on the tour who we will be keeping in touch with! Thank you Eslam and Ahmed and to our amazing chef!! We will be telling all our friends and family to go on this tour :)

We had a wonderful night in the white desert! It was the most beautiful desert we have seen (so far :) ). Islam and his assistant made sure our travels and stay were excellent. Not only did he provide interesting information about the places we visited (black desert, crystal mountain, water source, white desert, oasis and I might have forgotten something), he was an excellent driver and a fantastic cook. We were lucky enough to have a sky full of stars and a moonrise which made the whole evening that more impressive. The accommodation in the desert was also decent camping material.

A great experience, giving you the feeling of travelling to the end of the world. Spending a night in nature was a great escape of Cairo’s chaos. Islam and team took great care of us, and the food is phenomenal.

Amazing experience! Islam was really good and helpful in making the trip a really fun one! The camp was really good!! Everything went well and I highly recommend doing this offbeat adventure at the Sahara.

One of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Islam and Mahmut are great guys. Fully organised. In my opinion it’s a must-have trip for someone who visits Cairo.