From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari with Sandboarding & Camel Ride

4.9 / 5

18 Reviews

From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari with Sandboarding & Camel Ride

From US$ 105 per person

Discover the beauty of the Egyptian Desert, witness the alluring Wadi El Rayan waterfalls, and marvel at the majestic Mudawara Mountains. Then, enjoy action-packed dune bashing, sandboarding, and a delightful camel ride on a full-day tour from Cairo.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Private group available
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic, French, Italian, German, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup available from your hotel or selected location in Cairo.

Experience

Highlights
  • See the Wadi El Rayan waterfalls amidst the sprawling desert
  • Capture delightful photos in the foreground of the Mudawara Mountains
  • Experience some dune bashing on an exciting desert adventure
  • Slide along the soft desert sand during a thrilling sand boarding session
  • Drop into a charming Bedouin Camp and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch
Full description
Start with pickup from your hotel or another selected location in Cairo or Giza between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM. Board a comfortable air-conditioned car and enjoy a comfortable 100-minute ride to the Wadi El Rayan Desert. Upon arrival, enjoy fantastic views of the Wadi El Rayan waterfalls in the heart of the desert. Admire the powerful cascades of water which provide a stark contrast to the surrounding arid landscape. If you are lucky, catch glimpses of desert wildlife in the area such as the slender-horned gazelle. Next, make a stop for photos of the beautiful Mudawara Mountains. Then, get ready to enjoy the desert adventure. Board the 4X4 car for some dune bashing and experience the excitement as the car glides through yellow, soft sand. After about 1.5 hours riding over the dunes, stop to enjoy some sandboarding. Strap yourself to the sandboard and glide down the sparkling, yellow sand at a fast pace. Next, mount a camel and feel like a Bedouin explorer as you ride through the beautiful desert terrain. After the camel ride, stop at a Bedouin desert camp and enjoy an elaborate and delicious BBQ lunch. Once you are done with your lunch, you will be dropped back to your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Dune bashing in 4X4 vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Sandboarding session
  • Camel ride (15-minutes)
  • Photo stop at Mudawara Mountains
  • Photo stop at Wadi Al Rayan waterfall
  • BBQ lunch at a desert camp
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 2 years
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Dune bashing and sandboarding activities may be canceled in the case of bad weather conditions
  • Please bring a valid ID or passport for the trip
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Make sure that you refrain from eating immediately before dune bashing
  • The dune bashing portion of the activity is not suitable for toddlers, pregnant women, and people with back and heart problems
  • The tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • It is not recommended to carry jewelry, expensive watches, or cell phones
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
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It is one of the best programs you can do in Egypt. This was my favourite day in Cairo, my guide Faris was amazing, very friendly and informative and our driver was a really nice, cheerful man too. I enjoyed the camel ride and swimming in the lake at the middle of the desert. The beduin village we stopped for eating was beautiful, it's an experience I would recommend for everyone.

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March 16, 2020

Don't hesitate one second !! The trip was amazing from the start until the end! Our guide Omar Abduallah was helpful, funny and really professional! Landscapes were amazing, activities and food as well! You will get more than what you came for. Thank you so much !! Special mention for our driver Ahmed, is the best driver ever!

March 11, 2020

It was an unforgettable day, breathtaking views and panoramas around the Oasis of Fayoum, a beautiful vision of the simple life of the people far from Cairo and the hospitality of these really great people. Many thanks to Fares our guide who taught us a lot about the Bedouin region and culture in addition to being a very good photographer and for his hospitality. As well as the driver of the 4x4 who unfortunately does not speak English but very friendly! I recommend and want more!

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March 9, 2020

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