Itinerary of Cairo Bahariya White Desert Safari tour
Cairo Bahariya White Desert Safari tour day 1: Cairo
Cairo Bahariya White Desert Safari tour will include a full day tour to visit Sakkara. In fact, Sakkara is 28 Km southern to Giza. Over there you will also visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser. In fact, the pyramid is the first one which built in Egypt. And then, we head to Memphis, the first capital of Egypt. Over there you will see the huge statue of King Ramses II lying on the ground losing his arm. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. And then, we continue to Giza to visit the Great Pyramid of Cheops which built by manual labor.
In fact, the pyramid is the largest of the three main Pyramids. Moreover, it is the only survivor of the Seven Great Wonders of the Ancient World. Cairo Bahariya White Desert Safari tour also includes visit of Pyramid of Chephren. In fact, the pyramid is the the best which preserved in all three pyramids. And then we will also visit the Pyramid of Mycerinus. Cairo Bahariya White Desert Safari tour also includes visit of the Great Sphinx of Giza. In fact, the Sphinx is a marvelous sight which carved out of a natural rocky outcrop. Furthermore, the lion’s body stretching 45 m, with its paws 15 m long. Overnight will be also at the hotel.
Optional Tour: Sound & Light Show at Sphinx Plateau.
Cairo Bahariya White Desert Safari tour day 2: Cairo
Breakfast will be also at the hotel before we start Cairo Bahariya White Desert Safari tour day 2. The day will be a full day tour to the world famous Egyptian Museum. In fact, the museum features 100,000 objects covering 4,000 years of ancient Egyptian civilization. The objects also include of course the treasures of Tutankhamen. Lunch will be also at a local restaurant. And then, we will visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, built between 1176 and 1182 A.D. The Citadel fortress indeed provides a panoramic view of Cairo from the Moqattam hills. Furthermore, the Citadel complex includes the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali.
Cairo Bahariya White Desert Safari tour also includes a visit to Old Cairo. Over there, we will visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. We will also have a look at Amr Ibn El Aas Mosque. In fact, the mosque is the first mosque built in Egypt. Continue to Khan El khalili Bazaars which date back to the fourteenth century. We will then be back to the hotel. Overnight will be also at the hotel.
Gala dinner on a cruising restaurant down the Nile. The cruise sails for 02 hours including belly dancer show. Moreover the program also includes folklore show, horse dancing show and based on open buffet dinner.
Cairo Bahariya White Desert Safari tour day 3: Cairo – Bahariya Oasis
Breakfast will be at the hotel before we start Cairo Bahariya White Desert Safari tour day 3. Drive for about 06 hours to Bahariya Oasis. It is the best starting point for the Black Desert and White Desert. In fact, Bahariya oasis set in a depression which covers over 2000 square kilometer. The oasis provided with water by many springs. The most famous of these, is a thermal spring with medicinal and restorative properties. It comes out in the Bedouin village of Bawiti. Golden Mummies (Valley of the Mummies) which discovered, are the biggest of its kind. Estimates are the four-mile strip of desert holds 5,000 – 10,000 mummies.
When we arrive, we will have a walk around the old village of the oasis. We will also watch the fascinating groves of palms and fruit trees. Lunch will be also during the tour. Cairo Bahariya White Desert Safari tour also includes a visit to the Black Mountain which is an ancient plastic flow. The whole area (about 200 Km) filled with these dark basaltic flows. While trekking through the Sahara one encounters these astonishingly beautiful Sand Dunes. You never tire of looking at them. Surprisingly the sand is usually quite compacted and driving on it with an land rover is quite safe. And then we will visit the Mummies Hall which discovered in 1996. We will also visit the English House, the highest point of whole oasis. Check in hotel. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel.
Cairo Bahariya White Desert Safari tour day 4: Bahariya Oasis – White Desert
Breakfast will be at the hotel before we start Cairo Bahariya White Desert Safari tour day 4. The day tour will start by visiting Bahariya Museum. And then, we will visit Ain El Muftella temple. The temple once served as the city center of Al Qasr. Al Qasr today is the modern town of Bawiti. In fact, it built around the time of the 26th Dynasty. Though some sections of the temple may date back to the New Kingdom. Moreover, the temple added by both the Greeks and later the Romans. Cairo Bahariya White Desert Safari tour also includes a visit to the Tomb of Bannentiu. The name of Bannentiu, literally means “the soul of those who have not”.
Bannentiu was either a trader or wealthy land owner. It is because the tomb is elaborate and large as well. Proceed to visit Alexander The Great Temple. The temple has the distinction of being the Macedonian ruler’s which only known temple in Egypt. Moreover, the temple built during Alexander’s lifetime and dedicated to Amun and Horus. We will have a nice chance to take a shower in Bir Sigam Hot Spring. Then we will depart by 4×4 jeep to White Desert. In route we will stop at the Black and Crystal Mountains. Lunch will be at El Heiz Oasis. Dinner and overnight will be on a camp in the white desert.
Cairo Bahariya White Desert Safari tour day 5: White Desert – Cairo
Breakfast will be also in the camp before we start Cairo Bahariya White Desert Safari tour day 5. And then, we will have the chance to enjoy with the beauty of the White Mushroom Spring. We will also enjoy the White Limestone Rocks before driving back to Cairo. Lunch will be at local restaurant. Arrive Cairo. Check in hotel. Overnight will be also at the hotel.
Cairo Bahariya White Desert Safari tour day 6: Cairo – Your destination
Breakfast will be also at the hotel. Transfer to Cairo airport for the departure to your destination.
- Meet & assist at Cairo airport.
- 3 nights accommodation at 4 stars hotel in Cairo on Bed & Breakfast basis.
- 1 night accommodation at 3 stars hotel in Bahariya oasis on half board basis (breakfast and dinner).
- 1 night accommodation at camp in White Desert on half board basis (breakfast and dinner).
- Sightseeing as per as the above mentioned itinerary.
- All transportation by private air conditioned coach.
- All entrance fees of the above mentioned sites.
- Private Egyptology guide speaks your language.
- Lunches during tours in Cairo, Bahariya and White Desert at local restaurant.
- Fully escorted by our representative.
- Entry visa at Cairo airport in case it required. Rate is 25 USD per person.
- Any personal expenses.
- Drinks during the meals.
- All tours are private. We don’t handle Seat-In-Coach tours.
- Private Egyptology guide speaks your language.
- Vegetarian foods are available.
- We can amend the tour to match up with your requirements.
- For 5 stars hotel quotation, please contact us or fill in the right-side form.