9. From Cairo: 3-Day Museum, Fort & Desert Tour at Siwa Oasis
See the wonders of Ancient Egypt on a 3-day tour from Cairo with an overnight stay at the Oasis Lodge and Bedouin camp. Visit the El Alamein World War II Military Museum, take a dip in the Siwa Oasis, explore the tombs of Si-Amun, and venture through Shali city.
Day 1: El Alamein World War II Military Museum and Siwa Oasis
Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Cairo/ Giza and a 13-hour drive to the famous Siwa oasis, during which we have the chance to stopover at El Alamein World War II Military Museum. See cannons, armored vehicles, soldiers’ Holy Book, and more.
Continue the trip to Siwa Oasis. Swim and float while admiring the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings. Experience a beautiful sunset and take pictures of Siwa at Fatnas Island while sipping on the famous Siwa Tea. Later, check-in for an overnight stay at the Oasis Lodge.
Day 2: Mountain of the Dead, Cleopatra’s Spring, and Siwa Desert
Starting with an amazing ride with your guide, visit the Mountain of the Dead where you'll have the opportunity to explore the tombs of Si-Amun. Witness the tombs in the Oasis of the Western desert before proceeding to the Temple of the Oracle, famous for its grand vestibule and forecourt.
Get a chance to experience a dune ride through the desert in a 4x4 vehicle, and proceed to the Siwa salt lakes for a memorable swim admiring the scenic beauty.
Go for a swim in Cleopatra's Spring, a natural spring water stone pool in the heart of the palm Oasis with an excellent view. Take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy natural fresh fruit juice while admiring the Oasis landscape.
After a mixed grill lunch at an Abdo restaurant, drive through the Siwa desert to the Hot springs and Cold lakes for a dip. Later, take a dune drive across the Siwa Great Sand Sea, where you'll be able to see the incredible Siwa sunset.
Have the option of climbing the highest dune to experience the thrill of sandboarding before savoring Siwan tea and nuts. Arriving at the Oasis Bedouin camp for an overnight stay in the desert, be welcomed with a fantastic BBQ dinner before relaxing in the tents late at night.
Day 3: Shali City and Siwa Old Souq
After a refreshing Siwa breakfast the next day, head to Shali city, built with karshef, a typical Siwan construction material consisting of salt and clay.
Before ending the tour, visit the Siwa Old Souq, where you will have free time to stroll around the city and shop. Conclude the trip with a return transfer to your hotel in Cairo/ Giza.