2 days trip from £60

White Desert package

1 night – 2 days

Cairo- Bahariya Oasis – White Desert -Cairo

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Egypt: 26.820553, 30.802498
Tour Departs Daily
Pick up Time 7 AM from guest’s address in Cairo
Transport Transfer Cairo-White Desert-Cairo by air-conditioned mini bus  – 4X4 jeep Toyota land cruiser
Accommodation 1 Night desert camp
Meals 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
Beverages
in the desert
3 bottles of water and 2 soft drinks per guest
Guides Local English guide.
Tours As mentioned in the program
Entrance Fees Included
  Click map for detailed route

Our White Desert tour starts from Cairo with an early morning departure heading to Bahariya. After arriving in the oasis the expedition in the white desert begins. Throughout, you will be surrounded by splendid and unique nature! To end this unforgettable day, you will be camping in the White Desert, under a roof of stars!

Day 1- Cairo- Bahariya Oasis (350 Km)

  • Pick up from you location in Cairo (airport/ station / hotel).
  • Driver to Bahariya Oasis 350 kilometers (219 miles) ahead. Midway in the journey at 155 kilometers (97 miles) is a rest stop with a gas station and a cafeteria Twenty-two kilometers (14 miles) from the beginning of the road, the railway from Helwan joins the road and follows it all the way to reach Managim.(First Village of Bahariya oasis)
    .Beyond Managim, the main road continues to Bawiti. At 316 kilometers (197 miles) the terrain changes once again as small conical hills begin to emerge
  • Arrival in Bawiti, switch to 4WD.
  • We leave Bahariya behind in our way to a different world of Black and White. We approach Sahara Suda, the Black Desert, a favorite safari destination. The ground to the right and left of the road is covered with black stones. We climb a 15 meter Sand Dune by 4WD and stop to take pictures of these mixtures of colors. Then we see Al Marsous volcanic Hill.
  • 37 km we reach Al pan Hyaz (Haiz) small village that during the Roman era this area was very prosperous.
    Many of the current families were originally from Libya. We take our picnic lunch in a shaded place; also we will have the chance to get refreshment by swimming in one of the cold springs nearby.
  • We drive to the most famous of the formations is the Crystal Mountain, actually a large rock made entirely of quartz. It sits right beside the main road.
  • Bit by bit the yellow desert sands east of the road start to become pierced by chalky rock formations. s you get further into the 300-sq-km White DesertProtectorate, you’ll notice that the surreal shapes start to take on familiar forms: chickens, ostriches, camels, hawks and other uncanny shapes abound.Two flat-topped mountains known as the Twin Peaks, a key navigation point for travelers. A favorite destination: the view from the top of the surrounding symmetrical hills, all shaped like giant anthills, is spectacular. Kids will delight in coming up with shape associations, and photographers will fill up their memory cards trying to capture the brilliant hues of the setting sun reflecting off the inselbergs’ shiny surfaces. Waking up amongst them is one of the highlights of any camping trip into the desert
  • BBQ Dinner. Overnight in tent.

Day 2 – White Desert – Bahariya Oasis – Cairo

  • Breakfast in White desert.
  • Back to Bahariya oasis and switch to minibus. Travel to your address in Cairo. End of services.
    No of guests Summer Rates
    From 01/May to 30 /Sep
    Winter Rates
    From 01/Oct to 30/Apr
    2 guests £ 85 per person £ 90  per person
    3 guests £ 75 per person £ 80 per person
    4 guests £ 65 per person £ 70 per person
    5 guests £ 60 per person £ 65 per person

    Price includes:

    • 01 night camping in the White desert on Full board basis.
    • Lunch during excursions in local restaurants.
    • English Speaking Tour Guide.
    • All above mentioned tours.
    • All admission fees of visited places.
    • All Safari materials necessary to the camping experience.
    • Water and Soft Drinks on the White desert.
    • All necessary clearances.
    • All taxes.
    • No hidden costs.

    Price excludes:

    • Tips, gratuities.

    Notes:

  • Prices more than 05 people will be advised on request
  • Groups larger than 10 people will have a special price
  • can spend night in hotel instead of camping with extra 25 $ per person 
  • Ryan Yuk

    Hello,

    My Brother and I will be in Egypt in Feb. 2014 and were wondering if we can go on a day tour to White / Black desert area. Would it be possible to get up very early and spend the entire day in the desert and then come back at night instead of spending a night and going to other Oases? If so, is it easier to get to the desert from Cairo or Luxor? Please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Ryan

    • Hello Ryan,
      Thank you for your inquiry. The two days program was made, to grasp as much as possible from sightseeing in White and Black Desert without rush and driving at night. Of course we can customize it for your needs but we are afraid that the overall price will remain the same as in the price-list. You would have deducted breakfast at the desert but than the cost of hiring night mini bus from Bahariya to Cairo is higher. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for any future questions, my email is margaret@greatescapeholidays.net
      Margaret

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