Siwa Bahariya White Desert tour 9 days, Prices, Booking
Day 1: Cairo
Siwa Bahariya White Desert tour 9 days 8 nights will start by the arrival at Cairo airport. Meet & assist by our representative through the formalities and customs. The day will be a full day tour to visit Sakkara, 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, it is the largest of the three main Pyramids. Moreover, it is the only survivor of the Seven Great Wonders of the Ancient World. And then, we will visit Pyramid of Chephren, which the best preserved and the Pyramid of Mycerinus. Nearby see the Sphinx, a marvelous sight carved out of a natural rocky outcrop. 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
Day 2: Cairo
Breakfast will be also at the hotel. It will be before we start Siwa Bahariya White Desert 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 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 Mohammad Ali. Continue to Old Cairo to visit 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 which 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.
Day 3: Cairo – Alexandria
Breakfast will be also at the hotel. It will be before we start Siwa Bahariya White Desert tour day 3. Drive for about 3 hours to Alexandria city, known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean Sea. The tour will begin by visiting Catacombs at Kom El Shoqafa. The Catacombs consist of three tires hewn out of the rock at a depth of 100 feet. Then, there will be a short visit to the Pompey’s Pillar. It is a huge granite pillar which dates back to 297 AC. Proceed to visit the Roman Amphitheater which built during Ptolemaic times. This era known as the Pan and Roman baths whereas villas and amphitheater built. Today you can see this theater with its marble seating for 700-800 person. Gladiatorial games were once held here later chariot races.
Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Continue to visit Al Mursi Abu Al Abbas mosque. It is the most famous mosque in Alexandria passing by Qaitbay Fort. And then, we will visit Alexandria Library and Nabi Daniel mosque. On the afternoon, you will have an overlooking for the most exquisite beach. The beach is on the eastern tip of Alexandria. Moreover, it surrounded by and extremely large garden. The garden is unique in its harmonious combination of flowers with wood and trees. This is El Montaza Park, the summer iridescence of ex-royal family of the King Farouk. He was last king of Egypt. The Palace gardens cover an area of some 150 acres of flowers, trees and palms. Overnight will be at the hotel in Alexandria.
Day 4: Alexandria – Siwa Oasis
Breakfast will be also at the hotel. It will be before we start Siwa Bahariya White Desert tour day 4. Today we will drive to Siwa. In route we will stop at El Alamein area, just 105 KM from Alexandria. Over there, we will visit El Alamein War Museum. The museum opened in 1956. It is as a memorial of El Alamein Battlefield between the British and the Germans in 1942. We will also visit and El Alamein Cemetery. Continue to Siwa Oasis, heading to the Great Sand Sea. Rest and lunch will be at the Hot spring in Bir Wahed. Dinner and overnight will be in a camp.
Day 5: Siwa Oasis
Breakfast will be also in the camp. It will be before we start Siwa Bahariya White Desert tour day 5. Today, we will visit Shali Fortress, the old Siwan village. And then, we will visit Cleopatra Spring. The hot spring is one of many springs located in the area. In fact, it located on the path which leads to Umm Ubaydah temple. In fact, Cleopatra spring a stone pool which fed by natural spring water. It indeed the best known pool in the area. Lunch will be also during the tour. Siwa Bahariya White Desert tour includes a visit to Gebel Al Mawta which means Mountain of Dead. The mountain of Dead t is a hill side which full of tombs. In fact, the tombs were unknown to 19th century explorers. The huge limestone structure developed during the 26th Dynasty and during the Ptolemaic period.
During WW II when the battles around Siwa raging, they often hid in these tombs. For monetary consideration, often sliced sections of the walls off for soldiers as souvenirs. But the Romans also plundered the tombs and often reused them. Siwa Bahariya White Desert tour will also include a visit to the Oracle Temple which known as Aghurmi temple. This temple housed the famous Greek oracle of Jupiter Amun (Darius). It dates back to the 26th Dynasty. In fact, there was an earlier temple which located on this spot. The temple has a forecourt, a vestibule and a sanctuary. Dinner and overnight will be also in the camp.
Day 6: Siwa Oasis – Bahariya Oasis
Breakfast will be also at the camp. It will be before we start Siwa Bahariya White Desert tour day 6. The day starts by driving 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. Siwa Bahariya White Desert 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 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.
Day 7: Bahariya Oasis – White Desert
Breakfast will be at the hotel. It will be before we start Siwa Bahariya White Desert tour day 7. 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. Siwa Bahariya White Desert 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. Siwa Bahariya White Desert tour will also include a visit to 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.
Day 8: White Desert – Cairo
Breakfast will be also in the camp. It will be before we start Siwa Bahariya White Desert tour day 8. Today 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 at the hotel.
Siwa Bahariya White Desert tour day 9: Cairo – Your destination
Breakfast will be 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 4 stars hotel in Alexandria on Bed & Breakfast basis.
- 1 night accommodation at 3 stars hotel in Bahariya oasis on half board basis (breakfast and dinner).
- 2 nights accommodation at camp in Siwa 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, Siwa 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.