From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

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Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 155 per person

Discover the beauty of the Egyptian Desert, witness the alluring Wadi El Rayan waterfalls, and marvel at the majestic Mudawara Mountains. Then, enjoy action-packed dune bashing, sandboarding, and a delightful camel ride on a full-day tour from Cairo.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic
Pickup included
· Pickup is available from your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza. The long-range pickup service from Nasr city, Cairo Airport, Heliopolis City, New Cairo, or on October 6th is available to book in the checkout process as "Add on". · You will be contacted via WhatsApp, email, or phone the day before the tour to confirm the exact pickup time.


  • See the Wadi El Rayan waterfalls amidst the sprawling desert
  • Capture delightful photos in the foreground of the Mudawara Mountains
  • Experience some dune bashing on an exciting desert adventure
  • Slide along the soft desert sand during a thrilling sand boarding session
  • Drop into a charming Bedouin Camp and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch
Full description

Start with pickup from your hotel or another selected location in Cairo or Giza between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM. Board a comfortable air-conditioned car and enjoy a comfortable 100-minute ride to the Wadi El Rayan Desert. Upon arrival, enjoy fantastic views of the Wadi El Rayan waterfalls in the heart of the desert. Admire the powerful cascades of water which provide a stark contrast to the surrounding arid landscape.

If you are lucky, catch glimpses of desert wildlife in the area such as the slender-horned gazelle. Next, make a stop for photos of the beautiful Mudawara Mountains. Then, get ready to enjoy the desert adventure. Board the 4X4 car for some dune bashing and experience the excitement as the car glides through yellow, soft sand.

After riding over the dunes, stop to enjoy some sandboarding. Strap yourself to the sandboard and glide down the sparkling, yellow sand at a fast pace. Next, mount a camel and feel like a Bedouin explorer as you ride through the beautiful desert terrain. After the camel ride, stop at a Bedouin desert camp and enjoy an elaborate and delicious BBQ lunch.

Once you are done with your lunch, you will be dropped back to your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Dune bashing in 4X4 vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Sandboarding session
  • Camel ride
  • Photo stop at Mudawara Mountains
  • Photo stop at Wadi Al Rayan waterfall
  • BBQ lunch at a desert camp
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 2 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Dune bashing and sandboarding activities may be canceled in the case of bad weather conditions
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • The dune bashing portion of the activity is not suitable for toddlers, pregnant women, and people with back and heart problems
  • It is not recommended to carry jewellery, expensive watches, or cell phones
  • The long-range pickup service from Nasr city, Cairo Airport, Heliopolis City, New Cairo, or on October 6th is available to book in the checkout process as an "Add on"
  • Please do not eat the food right before the dune bashing
  • It is recommended to have international travel insurance for activities that are prone to risk, leading to serious injury and is covered only by your insurance companies
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 83 reviews

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Mohammed was an amazing tour guide , he made us feel very safe and comfortable the entire trip. Became more like part of the family by the end of the trip, highly recommend him. He made our experience in Cairo the best one. From the pick up to the drive to the desert he taught us a lot about the culture and where we will be going. The food was also very amazing that was made at the camp for us. Funnest part was the sand surfing.

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November 29, 2022

What can I say .. I think it was one of the best days of our life! I think the desert is the most real natural beauty ever .. this experience was fantastic! I think Fares is the best Guide of all time .. he is a person of heart, very kind .. he is very empathetic, he understands you and he made sure that that day was our day. It was also my friend's birthday, so I let you imagine the joy! if I could give more than 5 stars to him and to this tour, I would gladly give them .. he deserves them all !! he was able to literally catapult us into another reality .. between stories, tales and popular beliefs .. definitely a tour worth buying !! so hurry up and buy it .. I do not say anything else so as not to spoil the surprise .. you will not regret it! Yalla Yalla !! ♥ ️

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November 25, 2022

To be honest: we think this was the best day we ever had in Cairo! The guide and our driver matched perfectly! Thanks for having us and a really big thanks to both for this awesome trip - we'll always remember that day! May god be with these two kindly persons an be blessed! It was very nice to meet you both and we'll never forget you! ❤️ To be honest: if I do this trip again in my lifetime, then I prefer these both - Nadia Ghanem as a guide and Tarek Mahgob as our driver! The whole day was absolutely perfect! ❤️

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October 5, 2022

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