Leave Cairo behind and sleep under a galaxy of stars in Egypt’s Black and White Deserts. Discover a unique landscape on an action-packed adventure with off-road driving, a trip on a camel caravan, a visit to the temple of Alexander the Great, and more.
What to Expect
Egypt’s Black and White Deserts are part of the country’s Western Desert and together they offer a fascinating glimpse into desert life as well as some of the most mesmerizing landscape you can hope to see.
This overnight tour takes you to the heart of the desert on a camping adventure at the edge of the El Bahariya Oasis.
Overnight camping in White Desert & dinner under the stars.
Today you will depart from Cairo at 07:00 for the 4-hour drive to the El Bahariya Oasis. Here you will change vehicles and jump on a 4X4 jeep for a thrilling ride along rugged roads to the incredible White Desert.
This unique landscape is set in a depression, and its intriguing aspect is the result of the chalk rock formations caused by sandstorms and the chalk deposits that settle on the ground.
You will also visit the Black desert where the sand is caked with a gold and black crust. Nestled between the two deserts, the start of Crystal Mountain offers yet more wondrous sights and is best known for its quartz crystals.
Arriving at camp you will find spacious well-ventilated dome tents equipped with mattresses, blankets, sleeping bags and bed sheets. Enjoy a delicious dinner before retiring for a night beneath the stars.
El Bahariya Oasis, Temple of Alexander the Great, Tombs of the Nobles and the English Mountain.
After a delightful breakfast in the White Desert you will return to El Bahariya Oasis for a tour of the city that has been home to Bedouin tribes for centuries. You will have the services of an expert Egyptologist guide to answer all of your questions and provide insights in to the area’s intriguing history.
After lunch you will visit the ruins of the temple of Alexander the Great and the tombs of the nobles at the Valley of the Golden Mummies. You will then join a camel caravan for a 1-hour trip through the desert landscape.
Depending on time, there may also be a chance to enjoy a bathe in a thermal spring before your transfer back to Cairo for your hotel drop-off or at Cairo airport for your onward travels.
- One night desert safari camping / hotel on full board basis
- All transfers
- Multilingual expert Egyptologist guide
- All tours and excursions by 4×4 vehicle
- Meet and assist service at all destinations
- Entrance fees
- Taxes and services
What's Not Included
- Visa entry to Egypt
- Tips and gratuities
Know Before You Go
Children up to 6 years old will be free, sharing parents room (the only charge will be for train or bus tickets where applicable).
Children aged 7-11 years will be charged 50% of adult price.
Children aged 11+ will be charged 100% of adult price.