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Get a taste of desert life on this 5-day tour in the Western Desert. Start in Bahariya Oasis and set out for 3 nights of camping and sight seeing in the desert. Travel by 4x4 to see the White Desert, the Black Desert, Ain Khadra, and Gara Cave.
Itinerary:
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Day 1:Cairo to Bahariya

A Memphis Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo at 06:00 AM and then transfer from Cairo or Giza by a modern air-conditioned vehicle to Bahariya 365 Kms on road, about 04 hours driving. Upon arrive at Bahariya visit the Golden Mummies Museum from the Graeco-Roman period. Continue to Tombs of Nobles, Ain Mefettella and Alexander Temples. Then have a trip to the ruin on a hill, "the English House" at sunset and enjoy the panoramic view of the Oasis. Overnight in Bahariya.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2:Bahariya–Gara Cave (also called Djara Cave)

After breakfast, we set off on our tour to the Gara cave 170 Km off road, lunch on the way at the foot of sand dunes or where we decide to make it. Dinner and overnight camping.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:Gara Cave – Aqabat

After breakfast, visit the Gara Cave (also called Djara Cave), a natural hollow formed by rain in the Eocene limestone (55 million years ago). Water dissolved the limestone to form beautiful stalagtites and stalagmites.  Prehistoric people lived in the cave probably during late Neolithic period as evidenced by artifacts and rock art found in the cave. Then Transfer to Aqabat about 150 km driving. Then Overnight Camping in the desert.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 4:Ain Khudra

After breakfast, visit the Magic Spring and Ain Khadra where we have our lunch continue to Santa tree (Magic tree) Then enjoy the White Desert, which is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Shining white limestone covers the surface and makes amazing rock formations in the sand, giving this place its name. Overnight Camping.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:Bahariya-Cairo

 

After breakfast, transfer to visit Crystal Mountain and Black Mountains. Upon arrival in Bahariya, you will have a shower before returning back to Cairo which takes about 04 hours driving.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

What's Included:
  • Pick up from your hotel in Cairo and return
  • Transfer from your hotel in Cairo & back by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • All transfers in Bahariya, White Desert & Gara Cave is by a 4x4 car
  • Accommodation for 3 nights Camping on full board
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Bahariya at Oasis Style Hut on half board 
  • Camping equipment like sleeping bags, camel blanket & tents 
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned historical places
  • English speaking guide during your tour
  • Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Bottled water & soft drinks during camping in the desert 
  • 30 minutes of local calling (5 minutes international) and a mobile phone loaned for the length of your stay or an Egyptian sim card for your unlocked mobile device.
  • All service charges & taxes
What's Excluded:
  • Any extras not mentioned above
  • Soft drinks at your hotel in Bahariya
  • Tipping kitty
Prices per Person
Accommodation Plan:
  • - Camping in the Desert
  • - International Hot Spring Bahariya
 May-Sept.Oct.-April
Double $ 1100 $ 1100
Solo $ 2150 $ 2150
  • Prices

    Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till April 30.2015, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays. The price of Solo is valid for solo traveler who is travelling alone.

  • 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

  • Egypt Entry Visa

    You need to have a valid passport at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return date to enter Egypt and you can obtain a visa from the Egyptian Consulate before departure. Also, entry visa is available upon arrival Egypt airports against USD 25 per passport for specific nationalities and need to check before.

  • Sleeper Trains in Egypt

    Sleeper trains are designed and equipped according to a satisfactory standard and quality that was set up by the Egyptian Railway Authority. Sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan is about 14 hours and sleeping train from Luxor to Cairo is about 11 hours.

  • Additional Entry Tickets

    All our Egypt tour packages and programs don't include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as entering one of the Pyramids inside, to visit the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, to visit the Solar Boat Museum at the Pyramids area or to enter the Tomb of Tutankhamen at Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

  • 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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Best Time to Visit Egypt
An all year round destination with winter season being the coolest with still good average temperatures between 21- 26 degrees in the Red Sea resorts and Upper Egypt (Luxor/ Aswan) between 23 - 29 degrees
Flying to Egypt
Cairo for comfort and quality - EgyptAir and Delta Airlines (Scheduled Airlines only)
Flying Time
11 hours 50 minutes direct from New York
Time Difference
GMT +2 hours
Visas
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
Health Requirements
No mandatory vaccinations
Clothing
Respectful attire in Luxor, Cairo and Alexandria on tours.
More relaxed clothing in the Red Sea areas like Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh
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