Private tour

From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari with Sandboarding & Camel Ride

4.8 / 5

26 reviews

From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari with Sandboarding & Camel Ride

From US$ 322 per group up to 1

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian
Pickup included
Pickup available from your hotel or selected location in Cairo. Hotel pickup and drop-off is not available from Al Nasr City, Heliopolis, Mirage city, Rehab City, Madinaty, New Cairo, New Capital hotels, and 6th of October City.
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Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 2 years
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

  • 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 note, the camel ride will not be available until the end of August due to COVID-19 restrictions, this part of the experience will be replaced by a horse ride
  • 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
  • A minimum of 2 persons is required to operate the shared tour, the product can be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is not available from Al Nasr City, Cairo International Airport, Heliopolis, Mirage city, Rehab City, Madinaty, New Cairo, New Capital hotels, and 6th of October City
  • Please do not eat food right before the dune bashing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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Mostafa Ortega was very professional and kind with us. Trip into the desert was very fun and he let us to see a lot of place (mountains of sand and magic lake where we swam). Ali drived very well and had fun with us jumping with car in the sand. Food was very good and typical. We did a lot of things with them and this voyage would be the same without this experience. We appreciate professionality of Haitham that drived for us at home. We recommend this trip to everyone.

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July 31, 2021

This excursion was first class! It started with Fares. Pick up location was a mix up and he figured it out immediately! He was early and had a very clean newer car with air con. My hotel failed at breakfast so we stopped and got me some. Once we got out to the 4X4 and met our Bedouin driver, the tour new stopped wowing. With beautiful scenery and landscape filled will historical facts from Fares and he translated the Bedouin cultural heritage from our driver. The full day was more than I could have possibly expected. I work in the tourism industry and can tell the passionate ones and Fares and his driver are just that. I’d put them on my crew anytime. I have some many friends jealous I am here. All I can say to you and them is don’t worry I’ll come back with you just to see these guys!

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July 5, 2021

Mahmoud Emam as an amazing tourist guide. He embodied the classic Egyptian hospitality and kindness like no other. Our trip to the Fayoum Oasis began with Ramy, a safe and knowlegable driver who took us all the way to just a couple of minutes away of the entrance to the Wadi el Ryaan, where we met our second, 4x4 driver, Sobhi. Sobhi was an outstanding and funny driver who took us all throughout the Fayoum Oasis and accompaning us to beautiful and breathtaking locations that really sparked how beautiful Egypt is. We went to various lakes, mountains, went sandboarding, and help us take beautiful pictures that will last in our memories forever. Mahmoud, our tour guide, provided us with insights, tips and reccomendations throughout the tour. He really went all in and provided us what we considered, one of the best travel and adventurous experiences. The food was delicious and homemade as we admired the waterfalls of the Wadi el Ryaan. Additionally, our travel to Egypt was completely safe

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June 3, 2021

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