The Great Desert, Cairo & Alexandria 11 days \ 10 nights

The world of the Oasis
Price 2905
Duration 11 Days
Run
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cairo alexandria siwa

Overview Tour

A special trip to explore the western desert in Egypt with some of its Oasis, you’ll face different cultures and lots of history.


First, you’ll start with Cairo then Alexandria to have a glimpse of what they have, and then we’ll begin our big tour between the different Oasis in Egypt, where you’ll get to camp in the desert under its clear sky.


An unforgettable experience that can’t be missed.


Included

  • Meet and assist by our representatives at the airport.
  • English tour guide.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Cairo with breakfast.
  • 1 night accommodation in Alexandria with breakfast.
  • 1 night accommodation in Bahariya.
  • 1 night camping in White desert.
  • 1 night accommodation in Dakhla.
  • 1 night accommodation in Kharga.
  • All transfers.
  • English tour guide.
  • 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

   

As soon as you arrive at Cairo International Airport, you’ll find our representative waiting to help you through the procedures.

We’ll transfer you to the hotel to check-in and enjoy the welcome drink, then get ready for the next day.

   

You’ll start the tour with the Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in the region. It beholds more than 100,000 original pieces of antiquities that tell us more about the pharaohs and their lifestyle.

The Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the world, the three pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus, that ages more than 4000 years old, guarded by the human-faced, lion bodied Sphinx.

We’ll end the day’s tour at Khan El Khalili Market, an open bazaar that takes place in the Old Islamic Cairo. You can take a stint in the historic street and get what you need from Souvenirs.

Return to the hotel to have some rest and sleep tight.

   

Enjoy your breakfast; we’ll have a bus trip to Alexandria 230 Km from Cairo.

As soon as you arrive, we’ll start our visits, no time to waste.

Bibliotheca of Alexandria: built in the location of the ancient library that acted as a major center for science and culture for many centuries.

Kom El Shoqafa Catacombs: consisting of a series of Alexandrian tombs, statues,and archaeological objects, merging between the Roman, Greek, and Egyptian cultures.

Citadel of Qaitbay: It is built in the place of the legendary Pharos lighthouse that had fallen into ruins by the 14th century. The Citadel was a defensive fortress in the 15th century.

We’ll go to the hotel to check-in and have some rest.

We are not done yet. We’ll take you in the afternoon to visit Montazah Palace, with its magnificent gardens that overlook the Sea and the palace of Khedive Abbas II.

We will return to the hotel after that and have a good night.

   

Enjoy your breakfast, and get ready for another ride, heading to El Alamein this time.

A land where a battle from the Second World War took place, you’ll find war funeral monuments, the remains of the war to remind us of the effects of wars.

We will move on with our bus ride and head to Siwa, and you’ll have your lunch on the way.

When we arrive you’ll tour around for a while then you’ll go to the hotel to check-in and sleep tight.

   

Where one of the most isolated settlements of Egypt takes place, the people there are mostly Berbers, and they have their own desert culture and language.Siwa is famous for its ancient role as the home to an oracle of Amon.

the Gebel Al Mawta, means “Mountain of the dead.” It has tombs from the 26th dynasty, the Greek and Roman periods.

the Gebel El Dakrour, the tales say that this mountain belongs to an ancient Siwa king called “Ibrik,” and he has hidden his treasures in it. You can also climb it for an outstanding view.

The water spring of Abu Shrouf Mountain: It’s a vast natural pool where you can swim undisturbed in its crystal clear water.

The Old City, known with Fortress of Shali, has organic shapes of the remains of the 13th-century mud-brick fortress.

The water springs El Fetnas, called Fantasy Island, you can enjoy a swim in its natural pool and enjoy an outstanding view.

We will serve you lunch during the day.

Return to the hotel to eat dinner and enjoy your stay in the hotel.

   

Eat your breakfast, and we’ll head to another Oasis, Bahariya, a depression that is 370 Km away from Cairo.

As soon as you arrive, check-in in the hotel and enjoy your lunch.

Rest for a while because, in the afternoon, we’ll start exploring the magical place.

the Hot Springs: hot water with massive amounts of minerals that is capable of treating some diseases.

Gebel El Dist: called the pyramid mountain as it is taking the shape of a pyramid. It’s famous for its fossils as they discovered dinosaur bones in it.

Gebel Al Ingleez, meaning the English mountain and known by black mountain, it was used as a lookout post in the First World war, you can even find remains of the war on top, but the best part is the view.

You’ll enjoy an outstanding view overlooking the Oasis and the desert.

Return to the hotel, enjoy your dinner, and have a goodnight.

   

Have your breakfast.Check-out from the hotel, but we are not done yet.

The Museum: It has scenes from the traditional village life made from clay and also old oasis dresses and locally made silver jewelry.

Alexander The Great Temple: It’s one of the largest temples in Bahariya Oasis and the only one in Egypt that belongs to the Macedonian ruler.

We will continue driving to the black desert, where you’ll see mountains taking volcanic shapes covered with black rocks.

We will make a stop for lunch at El Heiz village.

Then we will stop at The Crystal Mountain, a sparkling mountain made from crystals that were formed millions of years ago.

We will continue until we arrive at the Area of wonders and a small cave.

After that, we will drive to the White Desert. If you think that sand is only one color, we will prove you wrong.

That part of the desert is definitely unique, you will be surrounded by white sand everywhere, and it gives you the feeling that it is snow, but it is not it’s lovely warm sand. You will find sand sculptures everywhere, taking the shapes of whatever that comes to your mind; the most famous one is the mushroom-shaped.

It’s been a long day, time for you to rest, you’ll check-in at the camp lodge where you can enjoy a delicious dinner, and then sleep tight.

   

After you eat your tasty breakfast, check-out, you’ll be heading to the next destination, Farafra Oasis.

The desert is not just endless dull sand; there is so much to explore and see, the people there have their world, and we will explore it.

The Badr Museum, not the typical type of museum, the building itself is made from mud. It is named after the unique artist behind all the paintings and sculpting displayed; his name is Badr Abdel Moghny. He presented the traditional oasis life in sculptures made from sand, stone, and mud.

The Hot Springs, a natural pool with healing powers.

After that, we’ll drive to Dakhla Oasis to enjoy a couple of visits more.

the Muzzawaka Temple means “the decorated” it has colorful tombs dating back to the Roman era, to the first and second centuries A.D.

El Qasr: It’s a village made from mud-brick buildings, from the ruins that belong to the medieval town.

Lunch will be served during the visits.

You’ll sleep in a cozy hotel at El Dakhla, where you’ll enjoy your dinner.

   

Enjoy your breakfast, then check-out, get ready for another adventure in the desert.

We have three stops to make; first, the ancient Coptic village, second the ancient Islamic village, then Wadi El Bakarat.

After those visits, we will head to Kharga Oasis, but we will make some stops on our way.

Kasr El Labakha: It’sa fortress consisting of two temples and a group of decorated tombs built by the Romans.

You’ll have a picnic lunch.

When you arrive at El Kharga Oasis, we’ll make a couple of visits.

El Bagawat Cemetery is the best-preserved ancient Christiancemetery from the ancient world and the oldest dating back from 3rd to the 7th centuryA.D.

Hibis Temple: It’s the only structure in Egypt that dates back to the period of Saite-Persian 664-404 BCE.

We have finished our visits. We’ll take you to the hotel to check-in, enjoy your dinner and have a lovely night.

   

As soon as you take your breakfast, you will check-out and get ready to return to modern life, Cairo.

When you arrive, check-in to the hotel and rest. It has been a long journey.

   

Enjoy your breakfast, and we’ll take you to the airport to fly back home.

A one of lifetime journey has come to an end, and we hope you had an unforgettable trip till we meet again.

Accommodation Plan:

Hotels
semiramis Semiramis
azur alexandria Azur Alexandria
Prices
$ 4485 Per Person in Single Room
$ 2905 Per Person in Double Room
$ 2895 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.

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.

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

Tipping
Tipping is a personal expression of your satisfaction with services received from your representative, guide, hotel, cruise, transportations. The staff will greatly appreciate this.
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