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Cairo: 2-Day Bahariya Oasis Camp and Desert Tour

4.9 / 5

61 reviews

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Cairo: 2-Day Bahariya Oasis Camp and Desert Tour

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 199 per person

This excursion will take you to the most valuable treasure troves of Egypt. You can enjoy your time there by visiting the Bahariya Oasis, the Black Desert, Crystal Mountain, White Desert National Park, and the Mummies Museum.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Pickup included
Pickup Location: from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. Pickup Time: will be the same as the default selected time and in case of any changes based on your location we will update you one night before via your WhatsApp/ Call or Email.


  • Sightsee the wonders of Bahariya Oasis
  • Experience the unique views of Crystal Mountain
  • Feel the ambience of the White Desert National Park Museum
  • Enjoy an overnight stay at Al Haiz
  • Visit the Mummies Museum, a huge burial site at Bahariya Oasis
Full description
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.
  • Pickup and drop off at your selected hotel or location in Cairo or Giza
  • Entrance fees for historical places mentioned above
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private 4x4 transportation to the white and black desert
  • Overnight camping stay in the desert for 1 night
  • A Breakfast, 2 lunches and a dinner
  • Professional and licensed tour guide
  • Bottled mineral water
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Any extra services or expenses not mentioned above
  • Tipping (not mandatory)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Student card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Valley of the Golden Mummies and Tomb of Bannantiu are currently closed
  • The duration of the tour includes both pickup and drop-off services but it may vary depending on the city traffic
  • Please note that you will sleep in tents to sleep in and there is no toilet facility. You will experience a natural desert life. However, you will provide everything you need to make your experience as comfortable as possible
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people is required to operate the shared tour. The shared tour can be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 61 reviews

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I can’t say enough about our guide Eslam and his cousin Mohamed. They took us to the Bahariya Oasis, the Black Desert, Crystal Mountain, and the Mummies Museum among many other places along the route. However, the White Desert National Park where we camped over night was one of the most breathtaking. (Video coming soon) Going to sleep under the stars and waking up surrounded by the huge white rock formations was an absolute blessing. The delicious cuisine was an added bonus. Mohamed is a great chef and he really took his time. One of our favorite things was sand boarding in the desert and walking up a mountain in the Black Desert. We are so happy that we were able to experience this with our 3-year-old daughter. These gentlemen helped us to create and capture memories that will last for a lifetime. Simply unforgettable.

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November 16, 2022

Magnificent night spent in the white desert of Egypt. The tour includes a 4 hour drive from Cairo with lunch on arrival (very typical), then we stop in a tub of sulfuric water. Surely the best thing is the dinner with show and the view upon arrival. Night in the tent, everything is provided but bring a pillowcase. The next morning after breakfast, we leave and go back to Cairo with some stops, nothing special. A tour that I absolutely recommend because it was not very touristy and we had a class chef. He cooked us with all the love he could give.

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October 31, 2022

Everything was absolutely great. The driver who picked us up was great and professional, he came on time and drove us safely for 4,5 hours to our destination. There we met Islam and Mohammed, the best tour guides ever. We had some amazing meals during the trip and we had a unique experience. 10/10 for everything. Rania who arrange everything was so polite and made sure we’ll have a great experience.

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October 26, 2022

Product ID: 215748