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

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

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

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 580 per person

Explore the best attractions of Egypt with this overnight Siwa Oasis tour from Cairo. Visit the Military Museum, swim in Siwa Oasis, see the tombs of Si-Amun, and walk across Shali city.

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Duration 3 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup service is available from your accommodation in Cairo, Giza, and Alexandria. The long-range pickup service from Nasr City, Cairo Airport, Heliopolis City, Mirage City, Rehab City, Madinaty, New Cairo, New Capital hotels, or 6th of October is available to book in the checkout process as an 'Add-on'. You will be contacted via WhatsApp, email, or phone the day before the tour to confirm the exact pickup time.


  • Explore the El Alamein Military Museum illustrating World War II in North Africa
  • Relax at Siwa Oasis by swimming and admiring the breathtaking beauty
  • Visit Mountain of the Dead, exploring the famous tombs of Si-Amun
  • Take a dip in Cleopatra's pool, located in the middle of a palm Oasis
  • Admire the primitive architectural beauty and structure of Shali
Full description

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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Shared transportation in an air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Entry to all the visits (if add ons selected)
  • 2 nights stay in a lodge in Siwa (or one night in a lodge and 1 night in desert camp)
  • El Alamein World War II Military Museum
  • Daily light breakfast
  • 4X4 desert safari
  • Sandboarding
  • City tour in Siwa oasis
  • Lunch (Day 1 and 2)
  • BBQ dinner in the desert after dune bashing (day 2)
  • Bedouin tea during Safari
  • Bottle water
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • Wheelchair users

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Windbreaker
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Student card

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Oversize luggage
    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • Tour sequence might change keeping the same inclusions
    • The overnight stay is optional either 2 nights in Oasis Lodge or 1 night in Lodge and 1 night in desert camp, you can choose according to your preferences at no additional cost
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 3 reviews

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    January 9, 2023

    Fares und Amin waren unser Dream Team in der Oase. Sie kannten sich aus und sind gut vernetzt. Eine tolle Erfahrung! Jeder Zeit wieder!

    July 9, 2022


    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 hotspring 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 daytrip, as the distances are far.

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    June 22, 2022


    Product ID: 411175