From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

4.9 / 5

48 reviews

From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 155 per person

Discover the beauty of the Egyptian Desert, witness the alluring Wadi El Rayan waterfalls, and marvel at the majestic Mudawara Mountains. Then, enjoy action-packed dune bashing, sandboarding, and a delightful camel ride on a full-day tour from Cairo.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic
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 confirm the exact pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • See the Wadi El Rayan waterfalls amidst the sprawling desert
  • Capture delightful photos in the foreground of the Mudawara Mountains
  • Experience some dune bashing on an exciting desert adventure
  • Slide along the soft desert sand during a thrilling sand boarding session
  • Drop into a charming Bedouin Camp and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch
Full description
Start with pickup from your hotel or another selected location in Cairo or Giza between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM. Board a comfortable air-conditioned car and enjoy a comfortable 100-minute ride to the Wadi El Rayan Desert. Upon arrival, enjoy fantastic views of the Wadi El Rayan waterfalls in the heart of the desert. Admire the powerful cascades of water which provide a stark contrast to the surrounding arid landscape. If you are lucky, catch glimpses of desert wildlife in the area such as the slender-horned gazelle. Next, make a stop for photos of the beautiful Mudawara Mountains. Then, get ready to enjoy the desert adventure. Board the 4X4 car for some dune bashing and experience the excitement as the car glides through yellow, soft sand. After riding over the dunes, stop to enjoy some sandboarding. Strap yourself to the sandboard and glide down the sparkling, yellow sand at a fast pace. Next, mount a camel and feel like a Bedouin explorer as you ride through the beautiful desert terrain. After the camel ride, stop at a Bedouin desert camp and enjoy an elaborate and delicious BBQ lunch. Once you are done with your lunch, you will be dropped back to your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Dune bashing in 4X4 vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Sandboarding session
  • Camel ride
  • Photo stop at Mudawara Mountains
  • Photo stop at Wadi Al Rayan waterfall
  • BBQ lunch at a desert camp
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 2 years
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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Dune bashing and sandboarding activities may be canceled in the case of bad weather conditions
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • The dune bashing portion of the activity is not suitable for toddlers, pregnant women, and people with back and heart problems
  • It is not recommended to carry jewellery, expensive watches, or cell phones
  • 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
  • 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 an "Add on" on private tours
  • Please do not eat food right before the dune bashing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 48 reviews

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This was a fantastic trip! We started by getting picked up at our hotel in Cairo. Comfy van ride to Al Fayoum, picked up a police protection detail and switched to a sweet SUV. Went to the only waterfall in Egypt, had Turkish coffee, camel riding for the whole family, all 5 of us, both man made lakes, dune bashing, sand boarding, desert dining, and papyrus shop. Everything was top of the line. Our guide was Ahmed. He was the most wonderful man I have ever met. He knew EVERYTHING about Egyptian history. Any questions I had, he had the best answers. He was also very kind and also allowed me to ask cultural questions too. Our driver’s were very talented, especially our dune basher. Dude drives like a champ and needs to run Baja. This was without a doubt the best tour and guide combo my whole 11 day trip. I only wish I booked them for my whole stay. Tour with these guys. They are the best!

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March 29, 2022

Really great trip. Mostafa, our guide, was very fun, accommodating and helpful. Getting out of Cairo and seeing the outskirts of town/real Egypt was great! The cars were comfy, with AC. They offered water and we stopped for coffee and tea. My favorite part was driving on the dunes and our driver who loved to clap and get us to jam to the music. Really great experience!

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March 27, 2022

This was one of the best tour that we have ever done in Egypt. Our guide Mahmoud Imam was very cheerful and helpful. The 4X4 car was very clean, comfortable and we had a blast in Dune bashing, thanks to our driver Ali. We enjoyed all the activities and Sandboarding was the high point, it was so much fun. Also special mention to this team for arranging a delicious vegetarian meal, that we enjoyed in the tent with the desert view. Will highly recommend it for anyone looking for adventure.

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February 27, 2022

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