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The Great Sand Sea Tour

8 Days/ 7 Nights
Private Tours
Everyday
from / per person
$2315

Take the chance to live the safari life and see the beautiful western desert, white desert, Siwa mountain, Crystal mount and Alexander temple along with the World War II museum and cemeteries.

Included:
  • Pick up services from hotel in Cairo & return
  • Accommodation for 2 night  in Siwa at Ghaliet Ecolodge & Spa
  • Accommodation for 1 night in at Qasr El Bawity Hotel
  • Accommodation for 4 nights at Camping in the Desert 
  • Breakfast and dinner are included at the hotel
  • All sightseeing tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers from Cairo to Siwa and From Bahariya to Cairo by an A/C vehicle
  • All transfers inside Siwa & White Desert by 4x4 car
  • English Egyptologist guide during your trip
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned sightseeing
  • Lunch during sightseeing tours in Siwa & Bahariya
  • Camping equipment like sleeping bags, camel blanket & tents.
  • Meals as mention in the above itinerary.
  • Bottled Water & Soft drinks during camping in the desert
  • Portage when needed
  • All taxes & service charge
Excluded:
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping kitty
  • Extras at hotels e.g. beverages

P.S

Booking this tour should be made 21 days prior to start date to get the required permit from the authorities

Itinerary:
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Day 1:Alamein-Siwa

Memphis Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo at 06:00 am. Then drive to Alamein, about 3 hours drive. At Al Alamein, you will enjoy the site where the great battle took place during WW II, and visit the WW II Museum and the Cemetery. Then drive on to the beautiful bay of Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean Coast then continue to Siwa. It is about 6 hours drive from Alamein to Siwa. Dinner and Overnight in Siwa.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Siwa Sightseeing

After breakfast, enjoy a visit to the Old City of Siwa ( Shali). Then transfer to see the Alexander Temple, at Aghurmi Village which is dedicated to the God Amon- 26 Dynasty and see Amun Ra Temple at Um Ubeyda. After that transfer to visit Cleopatra Spring (Ein Guba) and enjoy the Siwa House Museum. A visit to the Mountain of the Dead (Gabal El Maouta ) is included. In the afternoon transfer to enjoy the unique Sunset view at most of the guide books at Fitnas Island. Overnight in Siwa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Shiata-Bir Wahed

Breakfast at hotel, Then start our journey at the Siwa Desert first with Maraki Village. Cross the desert to stop near one of unique archeology sign at Great Siwa Mountain where is the first human footprint above the mountain which date to pre-history era. Continue our Safari tour between the dunes till we arrive the fossils area and see the rocky coral reefs which date to Cambrian era. Then drive to One of the spring eyes at the middle of the desert ( Shiata Lake) and it is a good chance to watch the Flamenco birds and swim at cold spring and enjoy the bath and relaxing atmosphere. Then it is chance to enjoy the sand surfing at the desert. After that it is the time to drive to another spring the hot (Bir Wahid) spring for chilling and tranquilizing our Muscles. Overnight Camping at Bir Wahid.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:Al-Arag - Bahrain

After breakfast, transfer to visit Al-Arag Valley where you will see Caves or tombs at Al Arag with natural landscapes. Then transfer to Bahrian and overnight camping.
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:Sand Sea-Ain Dalla

After breakfast, you will continue through the dunes of the Great Sand Sea. Then visit Dalla Spring. Overnight camping in the desert.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: White Desert

After breakfast, continue to Western Desert. Then lunch break and after that continue to the White Desert. Overnight camping.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7:Crystal Mountain

Next day in the morning, you will be driven to see the quartz crystal at Crystal Mountain, and the rocky formations in the Valley of Agabat. Then onto the Black Desert and the Valley of El Haize with its hot spring. After that you will be transferred by 4X4 car to Baharia. Upon arrival, visit the Museum of the Golden Mummies, Tombs of Nobles and the Temple of Ain El Muftella which was once the main water source of the old capital of the oasis. Overnight in Bahariya.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Bahariya to Cairo

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel in Bahariya to Cairo about 4 hours driving.
Meals: Breakfast

Price Per Person:
  • - Camping in the Desert
  • - Qasr El Bawity Hotel
  • - Ghaliet Ecolodge & Spa
 May-Sept.Oct.-April
Double $ 2315 $ 2325
Solo $ 4190 $ 4200
  • Prices
    Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till April 30.2017, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

  • Children Policy
    0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
    2 - 5.99 pay 25% of tour price
    6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
    12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
    If your tour package includes airfare then an extra charges for your children may apply.

  • Payment Policy
    Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired Egypt tour, spaces will be secured upon receive a deposit of 25 %, and during the Christmas and New Year holidays and tour packages the required deposit is 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by credit cards, wire transfer and or Western Union

  • Tipping
    It is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.

  • What to Bring
    Hats, sun glasses, sun cream
    Passport valid for 6 months
    Comfortable shoes
    Sweatshirts and trousers for night time
    Shorts and t-shirts for mornings
    Scarf
    Photo/Video Camera

  • Distances of Western Desert
    Cairo - Bahariya 370KM
    Cairo - Siwa 750 KM
    Siwa - Bahariya 490 KM
    Bahariya - White Desert 160 KM
    Farafra - Dakhla 280 KM
    Dakhla - Kharga 190 KM
    Kharga - Luxor 390 KM
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