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Cairo: 2-Day Bahariya Oasis Camp and Desert Tour

1. Cairo: 2-Day Bahariya Oasis Camp and Desert Tour

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.

Cairo: Desert and Bahariya Oasis Day Trip with Meals

2. Cairo: Desert and Bahariya Oasis Day Trip with Meals

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Cairo at 6:00 AM and heads out of the city across the surrounding desert landscapes. The first stop of the day is the stunning Bahariya Oasis, which was once the agricultural center during Pharaonic times. It is now famous for its abundance of dates and olives. Explore the oasis with your guide and admire the sprawling landscape of shady palms and natural springs. After lunch visit the Black Desert, a fascinating landscape with rugged mountain-like domes that contrast against the sandy surroundings. Next, visit the nearby Agabat, a beautiful valley with imposing white cliff faces and yellow limestone rocks. Follow on to the Crystal Mountain, an incredibly unique formation made entirely of calcite crystal that sparkles and shimmers under the Egyptian sun. Head over to the White Desert next, named for its sprawling white sandy landscape that stretches across the horizon. Climb a number of sand dunes and marvel at the jaw-dropping views that seem to go on forever. Finally, relax on the journey back to Cairo and arrive at your hotel at approximately 11 PM.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 44 reviews

It was great. Pickup and private transfer to Bahariya was relaxed, there was delicious lunch on site and we got to know our great guide Islam. Then it started with him and his brother-in-law Mallah, we had stops in the black desert and the white one, there were often other groups there but never overcrowded. The camp was set up in a nice spot, you couldn't hear or see other people! The groups are really well distributed. Sunset, best fresh food, sooo delicious. In the evening tea by the fire and a good night (just a bit chilly, it was probably 9 degrees in mid-February). Since we had a full moon, the desert was incredibly beautiful and magical at night, but unfortunately you could hardly see the stars. The next day we went back and were shown a bit of Bahariya (salt lake, plantations, a small museum - it wasn't all that worth seeing but ok).

We had a wonderful night in the white desert! It was the most beautiful desert we have seen (so far :) ). Islam and his assistant made sure our travels and stay were excellent. Not only did he provide interesting information about the places we visited (black desert, crystal mountain, water source, white desert, oasis and I might have forgotten something), he was an excellent driver and a fantastic cook. We were lucky enough to have a sky full of stars and a moonrise which made the whole evening that more impressive. The accommodation in the desert was also decent camping material.

Extraordinary experience in the desert! Camping with a full moon (ok, doesn't always work) in the white desert! Very friendly team of guides, our driver "Islam" gave us a lot of driving fun. Unique views and insights into life in the desert. Relatively long journey from Cairo (farthest point about 6 hours), but it's worth it.

Amazing experience! Islam was really good and helpful in making the trip a really fun one! The camp was really good!! Everything went well and I highly recommend doing this offbeat adventure at the Sahara.

One of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Islam and Mahmut are great guys. Fully organised. In my opinion it’s a must-have trip for someone who visits Cairo.