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Cairo: Day tour to White Desert and Bahariya Oasis

1. Cairo: Day tour to White Desert and Bahariya Oasis

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Cairo at 6:00 AM and heads out of the city across the surrounding desert landscapes. The first stop of the day is the stunning Bahariya Oasis, which was once the agricultural center during Pharaonic times. It is now famous for its abundance of dates and olives. Explore the oasis with your guide and admire the sprawling landscape of shady palms and natural springs. After lunch visit the Black Desert, a fascinating landscape with rugged mountain-like domes that contrast against the sandy surroundings. Next, visit the nearby Agabat, a beautiful valley with imposing white cliff faces and yellow limestone rocks. Follow on to the Crystal Mountain, an incredibly unique formation made entirely of calcite crystal that sparkles and shimmers under the Egyptian sun. Head over to the White Desert next, named for its sprawling white sandy landscape that stretches across the horizon. Climb a number of sand dunes and marvel at the jaw-dropping views that seem to go on forever. Finally, relax on the journey back to Cairo and arrive at your hotel at approximately 11 PM.

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4.8 / 5

based on 30 reviews

This experience is a must! We did the day trip to the White, Black and Crystal Dessert from Cairo but I would highly recommend that you do a multi day tour. One day is too limited time to take in all the nature's beauty and the driving hours are long, about 4 hours each way. Such a pure and beautiful place. Also, the guide Mahmoud is very friendly and accommodating person. We was very kind to me while I was recovering from food sickness. I wish we had more time to enjoy the gorgeous nature's wonder! Just do it and embrace this wondeful experience!

One of the most beautiful experiences on our Egypt trip! Highly recommended! You can experience the oases, the White Desert and the Black Desert (including a breathtaking sunset) in one day! Our guide was super nice and always offered us cold water and snacks for free (with a picnic in the desert). We were also allowed to go sandboarding and drove to the best photo spots and had enough time to take pictures! A must for every Egypt trip!

The driver was on time and really nice. He did not speak English very well but the 4.5 hour ride to the oasis was fine. The bedoin guide was really nice! He almost did not speak any English but he tried and gave us a really nice experience! The desert is beautiful! And the ride through the desert is fun, beautiful and sometimes a bit scary through the sand and over hills. But wow…! The long drive is so worth it!

Very nice activity. Careful guide. We were alone in the world in this beautiful desert.

Great welcome and very good gite hotel The guide is perfect