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Cairo: 2-Day Bahariya Oasis Camp and Desert Tour

4.9 / 5

81 reviews

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Cairo: 2-Day Bahariya Oasis Camp and Desert Tour

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 199 per person

This excursion will take you to the most valuable treasure troves of Egypt. You can enjoy your time there by visiting the Bahariya Oasis, the Black Desert, Crystal Mountain, White Desert National Park, and the Mummies Museum.

About this activity

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Arabic
Pickup included
Pickup Location: from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. Pickup Time: will be the same as the default selected time and in case of any changes based on your location we will update you one night before via your WhatsApp/ Call or Email.

Experience

Highlights
  • Sightsee the wonders of Bahariya Oasis
  • Experience the unique views of Crystal Mountain
  • Feel the ambience of the White Desert National Park Museum
  • Enjoy an overnight stay at Al Haiz
  • Visit the Mummies Museum, a huge burial site at Bahariya Oasis
Full description
Day 1: Cairo to Bahariya Oasis, White Desert Tour Your exhilarating trip to the White Desert and Bahariya Oasis will commence with a prompt pickup from your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza. Your guide will then take you to the Bahariya Oasis, which is 4 hours away from Cairo. Upon reaching the destination, you will be served with lunch at a local restaurant. You will then be taken to the Black Desert, which is noted for its black volcanic hills and dolerite rocks. You will then drive towards the Crystal Mountain in the Valley of Agabat, to behold the quartz crystal deposits. Head to the White Desert National Park, where you can witness the elegant wind-carved rock formations. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to the campsite at Al Haiz, where you will be served with a delicious dinner. Day 2: Bahariya Oasis Tour, Drive back to Cairo You will kick start your day with breakfast at the campsite. Afterwards, set off to the Bahariya Oasis to visit the Valley of the Golden Mummies, a large burial site in the Western Desert of Egypt and the Tomb of Bannantiu. Later you can visit the English House, the sand dunes, and the Salt Lake at Bawiti. You can also enjoy your lunch at the Bahariya Oasis, before making your way back to Cairo or Giza.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop off at your selected hotel or location in Cairo or Giza
  • Entrance fees for historical places mentioned above
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private 4x4 transportation to the white and black desert
  • Overnight camping stay in the desert for 1 night
  • A Breakfast, 2 lunches and a dinner
  • Professional and licensed tour guide
  • Bottled mineral water
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Any extra services or expenses not mentioned above
  • Tipping (not mandatory)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Student card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Valley of the Golden Mummies and Tomb of Bannantiu are currently closed
  • The duration of the tour includes both pickup and drop-off services but it may vary depending on the city traffic
  • Please note that you will sleep in tents to sleep in and there is no toilet facility. You will experience a natural desert life. However, you will provide everything you need to make your experience as comfortable as possible
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people is required to operate the shared tour. The shared tour can be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 81 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.6/5

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A once in a lifetime experience in the magical desert landscape. The drive is quite long and the night in the tent was cold but it was all worth it. The stargazing under the bare desert sky was so incredible and the views in the Aqabat Valley and white desert were enchanting. Our guide Islam was funny, knowledgeable and a great cook. He made the experience absolutely unforgettable!

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January 16, 2023

I learned for the first time that Egypt is not only about history, but also about nature. The expansive land (desert) and the starry sky seen from there were so beautiful that I was speechless. However, since it is a camp, there are of course no toilets or showers. If you ask where the toilet is, you will be told to do it in the shade of the rocks, so if you are not used to camping, please do your best (^-^) Still worth going.

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December 27, 2022

The number one highlight is camping under the best starry sky. It was a beauty that cannot be described in words. There are also plenty of other activities such as the Black and White Desert and sandboarding. The guide was also a gentleman and I was able to travel with peace of mind. Expensive, but I was satisfied. Thanks.

December 23, 2022

Product ID: 215748