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Things to do in El-Alamein, Egypt

Our most recommended things to do in El-Alamein, Egypt

From Cairo: 3-Day Museum, Fort & Desert Tour at Siwa Oasis

1. From Cairo: 3-Day Museum, Fort & Desert Tour at Siwa Oasis

See the wonders of Ancient Egypt on a 3-day tour from Cairo with an overnight stay at the Oasis Lodge and Bedouin camp. Visit the El Alamein World War II Military Museum, take a dip in the Siwa Oasis, explore the tombs of Si-Amun, and venture through Shali city. Day 1: El Alamein World War II Military Museum and Siwa Oasis Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Cairo/ Giza and a 13-hour drive to the famous Siwa oasis, during which we have the chance to stopover at El Alamein World War II Military Museum. See cannons, armored vehicles, soldiers’ Holy Book, and more. Continue the trip to Siwa Oasis. Swim and float while admiring the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings. Experience a beautiful sunset and take pictures of Siwa at Fatnas Island while sipping on the famous Siwa Tea. Later, check-in for an overnight stay at the Oasis Lodge. Day 2: Mountain of the Dead, Cleopatra’s Spring, and Siwa Desert Starting with an amazing ride with your guide, visit the Mountain of the Dead where you'll have the opportunity to explore the tombs of Si-Amun. Witness the tombs in the Oasis of the Western desert before proceeding to the Temple of the Oracle, famous for its grand vestibule and forecourt. Get a chance to experience a dune ride through the desert in a 4x4 vehicle, and proceed to the Siwa salt lakes for a memorable swim admiring the scenic beauty. Go for a swim in Cleopatra's Spring, a natural spring water stone pool in the heart of the palm Oasis with an excellent view. Take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy natural fresh fruit juice while admiring the Oasis landscape. After a mixed grill lunch at an Abdo restaurant, drive through the Siwa desert to the Hot springs and Cold lakes for a dip. Later, take a dune drive across the Siwa Great Sand Sea, where you'll be able to see the incredible Siwa sunset. Have the option of climbing the highest dune to experience the thrill of sandboarding before savoring Siwan tea and nuts. Arriving at the Oasis Bedouin camp for an overnight stay in the desert, be welcomed with a fantastic BBQ dinner before relaxing in the tents late at night. Day 3: Shali City and Siwa Old Souq After a refreshing Siwa breakfast the next day, head to Shali city, built with karshef, a typical Siwan construction material consisting of salt and clay. Before ending the tour, visit the Siwa Old Souq, where you will have free time to stroll around the city and shop. Conclude the trip with a return transfer to your hotel in Cairo/ Giza.

From Cairo: 2-Day Tour to Alexandria and El Alamein

2. From Cairo: 2-Day Tour to Alexandria and El Alamein

Day 1 After getting picked up from your hotel in Cairo, travel in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle towards Alexandria. At your first stop, admire the famous library of Alexandria, one of the largest and most impressive examples of ancient times. Next, visit the site of Pharos lighthouse of Alexandria, which was once an Ancient Wonder of the world, before breaking for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit the Montazah Palace Gardens, where you can marvel at the presidential palaces of Salamlek, Al-Haramlik, and their adjacent beaches. Later, stop for some photos at Alexandria’s most charming mosque and at the memorial statue of Alexander the Great. Next, pay a visit to the oldest church in Africa; the Church of St Mark. Finish your tour in Downtown Alexandria, passing through the old harbor along the way. At the end of the day, get dropped off at a 4* hotel where you will spend the night. Day 2 After breakfast, meet your tour guide and begin your journey towards the town of El-Alamein. First, head to the El Alamein War Museum to learn all about the tragic Western Desert campaigns. Here, you can admire military paraphernalia such as weapons and soldiers' uniforms. You will also visit the Commonwealth and German Cemetery before getting transferred back to your hotel in Cairo.

From Cairo: Alexandria and El-Alamein Tour with Overnight

3. From Cairo: Alexandria and El-Alamein Tour with Overnight

• Day one: Alexandria tour Following hotel pickup, transfer to Alexandria. Begin the tour with a visit inside the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa; consisting of three levels cut into rock, it is the largest Roman cemetery in the world. Next, drive to the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria, complete with a display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East Harbor of Alexandria. Stop at Pompay’s Pillar for a photo break.  The next stop is at the library of Alexandria, the largest in the world and home to eight million books. Visit its open courtyard, where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great. Check out the library’s manuscript museum, President Saddat Museum, and impressionist works in Alexandria Museum. Continue then to the Church of St. Mark, the oldest church in Africa. During the drive, you will pass the old downtown and its fascinating fusion of architecture.  Visit El Nabi Daniel Mosque, believed by many to be related to Alexander the Great’s Tomb and to contain the remains of the scholar and venerated teacher, Prophet Daniel. Proceed to the prettiest and largest mosque in the city, Abbo Elabbas Mosque, and discover the strange sight outside of it, an antique carnival. Opposite is the corniche and the old harbor where you can see fishing boats and traditional fishermen making nets.  Pass by the Quaitbay Castle, built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Head to Mamoura Beach Resort, located east of Montaza's royal gardens. Walk along the corniche of Maamourah. All of these will make for excellent photo opportunities, so don't forget your camera. Finally, cross over the modern Bridge of Stanley Settle in for an overnight in Alexandria.  • Day two: El-Alamein Tour - Return to Cairo Wake for breakfast and then head to El-Alamein. Learn about Rommel, the Desert Fox, and other figures of WWII who fought in Egypt. Drive for one hour to Alamein to visit the War Museum, which includes the old weapons, tanks, aircrafts, and bikes used in the war. From there, continue to the west of El-Alamein to a beautiful town overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and visit the World War Cemeteries, where you can take a look at the final resting place for common wealth, Greek, Italian, and German soldiers. Explore the cemetery of common wealth and then return to Cairo for drop-off.

From Cairo: El Alamein and Alexandria Guided Day Tour

4. From Cairo: El Alamein and Alexandria Guided Day Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Cairo for the day and immerse yourself in Egypt's history on this day trip. Get picked up from your hotel in Cairo in the morning and travel to El Alamein where you will discover World War II remains and cemeteries. Head to the Military Museum and admire a variety of weapons, military garbs, and tanks. Continue your tour with a visit to the (W W II )Cemeteries, located on the west of the town, on a small peninsula overlooking the sea. In the afternoon, drive to Alexandria where you will see Pompay’s Pillar. Next, head to Qaitbay Citadel and admire the impressive architecture of this 15th-century fortress.  Finish your tour with a visit to the catacombs, the largest Roman cemetery in existence. Get dropped off back at your hotel in the evening.

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What people are saying about El-Alamein, Egypt

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

The trip followed a standard schedule, which makes sense for such distance in only 3 days. However, our guide Mohammed had some nice extra options and was very flexible. A must is for sure to float in the salt pools and the unbelievable mineral hot spring in the sand dune desert outside of Siwa. Thanks Mohammed for selecting our tasty Siwa dates, even if they were out of season. The guide had great knowledge of the locations, covering El Alamein WW2 sites and the temples and tombs in Siwa. We recommend OceanAir travel, but suggest to go rather for a 4 day trip, as the distances are far.

Mahmoud Mohammed Emam was an absolutely incredible guide! He was super informative and clearly demonstrated that he was passionate about the ancient and more current history of Egypt. There is a bit of travel involved in this trip, but Alexandria is a neat city and the history of El Alamein as a turning point in WW2 is awesome. I definitely recommend this tour!

We were picked up right on time and had a very comfortable drive from Cairo to Alexandria to meet our guide Karim. Karim was fun, entertaining, full of interesting information. He made our two days interesting and lively. The trip was exactly as described and we enjoyed it very much.

Fares and Amin were our dream team at the oasis. They know each other and are well connected. A great experience! Any time!

Guide and Driver were great and accommodating towards our 2 and 4 year old.