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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 Lunch

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

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

4.9 / 5

based on 64 reviews

I can’t say enough about our guide Eslam and his cousin Mohamed. They took us to the Bahariya Oasis, the Black Desert, Crystal Mountain, and the Mummies Museum among many other places along the route. However, the White Desert National Park where we camped over night was one of the most breathtaking. (Video coming soon) Going to sleep under the stars and waking up surrounded by the huge white rock formations was an absolute blessing. The delicious cuisine was an added bonus. Mohamed is a great chef and he really took his time. One of our favorite things was sand boarding in the desert and walking up a mountain in the Black Desert. We are so happy that we were able to experience this with our 3-year-old daughter. These gentlemen helped us to create and capture memories that will last for a lifetime. Simply unforgettable.

Magnificent night spent in the white desert of Egypt. The tour includes a 4 hour drive from Cairo with lunch on arrival (very typical), then we stop in a tub of sulfuric water. Surely the best thing is the dinner with show and the view upon arrival. Night in the tent, everything is provided but bring a pillowcase. The next morning after breakfast, we leave and go back to Cairo with some stops, nothing special. A tour that I absolutely recommend because it was not very touristy and we had a class chef. He cooked us with all the love he could give.

Everything was absolutely great. The driver who picked us up was great and professional, he came on time and drove us safely for 4,5 hours to our destination. There we met Islam and Mohammed, the best tour guides ever. We had some amazing meals during the trip and we had a unique experience. 10/10 for everything. Rania who arrange everything was so polite and made sure we’ll have a great experience.

Great hosts, they looked after us very well. The good was delicious and we saw many pretty places. Thank you Muhammad and Islam.

Very welcoming people, thanks to Mohamed and Islam at the top, highly recommend, magnificent deserts