The Great Desert, Cairo & Alexandria 11 Days \ 10 Nights

Desert Islands
Price 2755
Duration 11 Days
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Overview Tour

The western desert in Egypt is full of Oases that will give you a unique experience in the middle of the desert.


Starting from Cairo passing by Alexandria with all their greatness, you'll have a big tour between some of these oases, and you'll have the opportunity to camp under the clear sky of the desert.


A big adventure, with a lot of explorations.


Included

  • Meet and assist our representatives at the airport.
  • English tour guide.
  • 1 full Day tour in Cairo and Alexandria with lunch.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Cairo with breakfast.
  • 1 night accommodation in Alexandria with breakfast.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Siwa
  • 1 night accommodation in Bahariya.
  • 1 night camping in White desert.
  • 1 night accommodation in Dakhla.
  • 1 night accommodation in Kharga.
  • All transfers.
  • Entrance fees to all stated sites in the itinerary.
  • 30 minutes of local calling sim card during your stay in Egypt.
  • Bottles of water during tours.

Excluded

  • International Airfare.
  • Entry visas to Egypt. (can be issued on the spot at the airport for some nationalities, Not All).
  • Any kind of tips (guide, representative, drivers,…etc).
  • Drinks and meals not mentioned.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Any optional tours.
  • Entry inside the Pyramids, solar boat, tombs not mentioned, or with extra fees.

Itinerary

   

Welcome to Cairo. Our representative will meet you at the airport offering you all kinds of help needed.

You'll be transported to the hotel, check-in, and have a good night.

   

Begin your city exploration with a visit to The Egyptian Museum, containing more than 100.000 pieces of antiquities, especially the famous treasure of King Tut Ankh Amen, which has kept his high quality over the years.

The Great Pyramids of Giza, the most gorgeous monuments you could ever face, Cheops, Chephren, and Myckerinus were laying there comfortably after creating one of the old Seven Wonders of the World, guarded by the Sphinx.

Finish today's tour at Khan El Khalili Market, where you can buy some souvenirs for your friends back home and enjoy a walking tour between its buildings with magnificent architecture.

You’ll have your lunch during the visits.

Back to the hotel, and have a good night.

   

After your breakfast, you'll be on a bus drive to Alexandria (about 230 km).

Upon arrival, you'll find yourself in front of a great sea view, with fresh air hitting your face.

Visit to Bibliotheca of Alexandria, it was built as a commemoration of the old library that was lost and was once the world's source of literature and culture.

Kom El Shoqafa Catacombs, series of Alexandrian tombs, statues, and archaeological objects of the Pharaonic funeral cult with Hellenistic and early Imperial Roman influences, which had been rediscovered accidentally by a donkey in 1900.

Citadel of Qaitbay, established in 1477 by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qa'it Bay to be a defensive fortress.

You’ll have your lunch during the visits.

Check-in at the hotel, get rid of your pain.

In the afternoon, you can enjoy a unique visit to Montazah Palace, and walk into its gardens. This palace was built as a hunting lodge and residence for Khedive Abbas II and his companion in 1892.

It was a long day; go back to the hotel and have a good night.

   

After your breakfast, you'll have another bus ride, this time to El Alamein.

A battle from the Second World War occurred on this land. That's where Rommel was defeated; you'll find War funeral monuments to make you always remember how it'll be the end of the war.

Then you'll continue your ride toward Siwa, where you'll have your lunch on the way.

Upon arrival, you'll have a short tour around, and then you'll be transferred to the hotel, check-in, and have a good night.

   

It's believed that Alexander the Great visited this Oasis and was declared the son of Amun and a Pharaoh in the Temple of The Oracle of Amun there. A day full of surprises ahead.

The Gebel Al Mawta, a mountain contains some tombs from the Greek and the Roman periods.

The Gebel El Dakrour, widely known by its sand baths, which's the cure of rheumatism, also it's worth a climb for a magnificent view from the top.

The water spring of Abu Shrouf Mountain, a natural pool wide enough for a good swim, with its crystal clear water.

The Old City, built from mud bricks, also known as the Fortress of Shali, was the city center of Siwa for centuries.

The water springs El Fetnas, it's another natural pool where you can enjoy swimming, and it's known for its magnificent sunset view.

Lunch will be served during the day.

Back to the hotel for dinner, and enjoy your comfort stay.

   

After breakfast, you'll be moving toward Bahariya Oasis, another oasis in the Egyptian western desert; it's a depression 370 km far away from Cairo.

Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and have lunch.

In the afternoon, you'll start your exploration of this inspiring place.

Visit the Hot Springs, hot water coming out from the soil; that's believed it can help overcome rheumatism.

Gebel El Dist, it's a pyramid-shaped mountain, which could be seen from any place from the Oasis. The view from its peak couldn't be resisted.

Gebel Al Ingleez, also known by the black mountain, during World War I, it was a strategic spot for the British army, where you can still find some ruins from the war up till now, but the most important is to enjoy the view from the top.

The sunset here isn't like any other place; just enjoy such a great view.

Back to the hotel, have your dinner, and sweet dreams.

   

After breakfast, you'll be checking out from the hotel but still have some visits in Bahariya.

The Museum, where you can get to know more about the Oasis history and how the people here were used to live.

Alexander The Great Temple, it's the only temple in Egypt which has a Macedonian ruler dedicated to Amun and Horus.

Then drive to the black desert, a chain of hills covered by a black layer of powder and rocks.

You'll have a stop at a village called El Heiz to have lunch.

Then you're going to face something special, The Crystal Mountain, formed during millions of years, a gift from Mother Nature to us to enjoy it.

Continue to the Area of wonders and small cave, with all the desert roses.

Then drive to the White Desert; don't let the white color deceive you.

This area is known by its white sand, which gives you the impression that you're in the North Pole. It has some unique wind carved sculptures that resemble both human and animal shapes. It's for sure a special place that you can't find something similar to it anywhere else.

Exhausted? It's time to have some rest, check-in at the camp lodge, have a tasty dinner, and have a good night.

   

Have your breakfast, then check-out from the camp to your next destination, Farafra Oasis.

Visit the city center and explore more about the locals' life by a couple of visits.

The Badr Museum, named after its founder BadrAbd El Moghny, an artist that had expressed his gratitude to his town by this Museum showing the quotidian of his people by painting and sculpting.

The Hot Springs, where you can enjoy a natural Jacuzzi.

Then you'll be heading to Dakhla Oasis to have two more visits for today.

The Muzzawaka Temple, a cemetery from the Roman age, which had been carved rocks and had been discovered in 1973.

El Qasr, an Islamic village that had been founded in the 12th century.

You'll have your lunch during the visits.

Spend the night in a nice hotel at EL Dakhla, with a good dinner.

   

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel to start a new adventure in the middle of the desert.

You'll be visiting the ancient Coptic village and the ancient Islamic village before Wadi El Bakarat with its huge cow-shaped rocks.

Then you'll be on your way heading to Kharga Oasis and having some visits on the road.

Kasr El Labakha, built by the Romans as a fortress; containing two Temples and a necropolis with more than 5000 mummies.

A picnic lunch will be served.

Upon arrival at Kharga Oasis, you'll have a tour with some visits

El Bagawat Cemetery, it's the best-preserved Christian cemeteries in the world from the 4th century.

Hibis Temple, dedicated to a local version of god Amun called Hibis, and it's all we have now from the old capital of the Oasis Hebet.

Then you'll be transported to the hotel, check-in, and have your dinner, and spend the night.

   

After breakfast, check-out, and leave to Cairo

Upon arrival in Cairo, check-in at the hotel and spend the night.

   

Good morning. Unfortunately, our trip is over. After breakfast, you'll be transported to Cairo International Airport to catch your flight back home.

This trip has come to its end, but we still have more to present.

Accommodation Plan:

Hotels
meridian pyramids Meridian Pyramids
sheraton montazah hotel Sheraton Montazah
shali lodge siwa Shali Lodge Siwa
desert safari home Desert Safari Home
desert lodge hotel Desert Lodge Hotel
solymar pioneers Solymar Pioneers
desert camping Desert Camping
Prices
$ 4305 Per Person in Single Room
$ 2755 Per Person in Double Room
$ 2745 Per Person in Trible Room
Children Policy

Child under 06 years old will be charged by 25% of the adult total package rate Under from 06 – 11.99 years old will be charged by 50% of the adult total package rate All children of 12 years or older are considered adults and will be charged with a full package rate.


If your tour package includes flights, an extra supplement for your child may apply.

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation should be sent toTripidays Egy Tours by email, also an acknowledge email should be resent from Tripidays to the clients reconfirming receiving the cancellation and the following cancellation fees will be applied on the total package price:


From 45 to 30 days before your arrival, 25% of the total package price will be charged.

From 29 to 15 days before your arrival, 50% of the total package price will be charged.

From 14 to 07 days before your arrival, 75% of the total package price will be charged.

From 06 days and less, 100% of the total package price will be charged.


All cancelation conditions will be changed during Christmas, New Year & Easter periods


All domestic flight canceled within your program will be subject to the airline cancellation policy

Payment Policy

Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the requested holiday. The confirmed tour will be secured upon receiving a deposit of 25% of the full price. The deposit will be increased to be 50% during Christmas, New Year, and Easter holidays and all packages including flight issues. This deposit will be a part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). The rest of the full payment should be paid within 7 days from receiving your booking confirmation.

Tipping
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