Day trip

Cairo: Wadi El Hitan Desert Safari, Camel Ride and BBQ Lunch

Cairo: Wadi El Hitan Desert Safari, Camel Ride and BBQ Lunch

From US$ 145.90 per person

Immerse yourself in the desert valley landscape. Spot wildlife and whale fossils. Chase thrills and try sandboarding and dune bashing.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 10 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, German
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza. The long-range pickup service from Nasr city, Cairo Airport, Heliopolis City, New Cairo, or on October 6th is available to book in the checkout process as "Add on". You will be contacted via WhatsApp, email or phone the day before the tour to be updated with the exact pickup time.
Private group available


  • Tour around the magnificent Wadi El Hitan and absorb its mind-blowing views
  • Find fossils in the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Feel your adrenaline pumping and try sandboarding and dune bashing
  • Enjoy a relaxed camel ride through the desert landscapes
  • Relax at the Bedouin camp along with a flavorsome BBQ lunch
Full description
Start your desert tour with pickup from your desired location in Cairo or Giza. Proceed to the mesmerizing Wadi El Hitan in an air-conditioned vehicle. Once you reach the desert, walk around and absorb the inspiring views of the valley. Wadi El Hitan is a UNESCO World Heritage site and its name translates to 'Valley of Whales,' as you can see the whale fossils here.  Learn about the important stages of evolution from your guide. Try to sight the common wild animals unique to this area, such as African wildcat and Egyptian mongoose. Then, get your thrill-seeking fix with dune bashing in a 4x4 vehicle, moving up and down the sandy dunes. Next up, try your hand at sandboarding. Fasten the board to your feet and slide down swiftly from the dune edge. After that, enjoy a relaxing camel ride and calmly look out across the desert landscapes. Hold on to the camel and absorb the heartwarming desert scenery. Then, arrive at the Bedouin camp and savor a flavorful barbecue lunch. Finish your safari and get dropped back at your chosen address in Cairo or Giza.
  • Pickup and drop-off in Cairo or Giza
  • Dune bashing in 4X4 vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Sandboarding
  • Camel ride
  • BBQ lunch at desert camp
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

Select participants and date



Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Valuables

Know before you go

  • Sandboarding and dune bashing activities will be canceled if the weather conditions are not safe.
  •  Please do not consume food right before the activity of dune bashing.
  • Dune bashing is prohibited for pregnant women, toddlers, and people with neck, back, and heart problems.
  •  Please do not carry cell phones, jewelry or expensive watches.
  • A minimum of 2 persons is required to operate the shared tour, the product can be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met
  • Pickup time will be within 60 minutes before your booked time, in case of change, you will be contacted via WhatsApp, email, or phone the day before the tour to confirm the exact pickup time.
  • The long-range pickup service from Nasr city, Cairo Airport, Heliopolis City, New Cairo, or on October 6th is available to book in the checkout process as "Add on".
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

We took an excursion to an oasis, it was a completely different experience, since it is something that you can only experience in very few places in the world. The views are incredible. The food was delicious.

December 31, 2020

June 7, 2021

Organized by

Product ID: 389922