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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 - 
camel - 4X4 jeep Toyota land cruiser
Accommodation: 2 Nights desert camp
Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners.
Beverages : 6 bottles of water and 4 soft drinks per guest
Guides: Local English guide.
Tours: As mentioned in the program
Entrance Fees: Included
 

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Day 1- Cairo - Bahariya - White Desert

         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 Hyaz 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.

         Meet the camels near Bir Rigwa, and start our tour on back of camels towards the Mushrooms formations.  Bit by bit the yellow desert sands east of the road start to become pierced by chalky rock formations.

         The 4x4 will advance further on the desert to prepare the camping place, mounting tents, cooking food.

         Our camel ride takes around 03 hours to reach the camping point.

         BBQ Dinner. Overnight in tent.



Day 2- White desert- Magic Spring- New White desert.

         Breakfast in White desert.

         Full day with camels (around 07 hours riding on camels through the marvelous landscapes of the White desert).  The 4x4 will keep escorting us, in case you feel tired from riding camel.

         Travel trough the Golden Dunes of the Agabat Valley.

         We reach the Magic Spring, 07 meters above flat desert surface full of pure water.

         Then we proceed to Ain Khudra, a garden of green palm trees in the heart of the desert.

         Drive to �� Camps Area��, rock formations shaped on tents style carved by wind.

         Bit by bit the yellow desert sands east of the road start to become pierced by chalky rock formations. You get further into the 300-sq-km White Desert Protectorate, you�ll notice that the surreal shapes start to take on familiar forms: chickens, ostriches, camels, hawks and other uncanny shapes abound.

         BBQ Dinner. Overnight in tent



Day 3- White Desert - Cairo

         Breakfast and travel back to Bahariya oasis.

         On road we stop to visit the forest of Mushrooms shapes and 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.

         Back to Bahariya oasis and switch to minibus. Travel to your address in Cairo. End of services.



No of guests
 
Summer Rates
from 1-6 to 15-9
Winter Rates
from 16-9 to 30-5
2 guests

380 $ USD per person

370 $ USD per person

3 guests

315 $ USD per person

300 $ USD per person

4 guests

295 $ USD per person

280 $ USD per person

5 guests

260 $ USD per person

245 $ USD per person

* Prices more than 05 people will be advised on request*

** Groups larger than 10 people will have a special price**

 

Price includes:

         02 nights camping in the White desert on Full board basis.

         01 camel for each Guest.

         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 only on the White desert.

         All necessary clearances.

         All taxes.

         No hidden costs.

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The Snow - White Desert
The richness and variety of Egyptian landscape is endless. At least if you ever decide to visit the White Desert, that's the message you'll get. It is a vast stretch of land in the Western Desert that borders Bahariya Oasis to the north and Al-Farafra to the south.
The snow-white desert is actually made of chalk that has been exposed for years to what geologists call "differential weathering," the erosion of soft particles that results in eerie protrusions of hard rock. This explains the very beautiful forms that now fill the White Desert including shapes like domes, minarets, castles, towers and so forth.
The destination has proved a great attraction to all travelers who camp in the few oases, watch the fauna and flora and enjoy the mild winter weather.
Shallow water levels allow for modest vegetation and wildlife. One example is the Cairo University Oasis which comprises only one palm and a few green trees, used by academics and students to rest and eat. The desert could be a great safari area.

Safety in the white desert

The white desert is a magnificent place found only in Egypt. The terrains are flat and walkable or drivable but due to soft sand you can only enter it in a four wheel drive car. It can be seen from the main road but only truly experienced in a four wheel drive vehicle.
It is totally safe to stay overnight. The only animal you may see (if you are lucky) is the small desert fox that will come late at night and eat the leftovers of your dinner.
There are no creepy crawlies and no one bothers you.
If you spend the night there, you can:
Sleep in a tent, or
Sleep in a mat outside under the stars
It is true camping. There are no toilets or washing facilities. You find your own little spot for a toilet and water for washing is supplied by your guide.
The desert is completely clean and no guide leaves anything behind. Everything � even toilet paper-is taken out in plastic bags to be disposed of.
Your guide knows the best places to camp and he has only your comfort in mind.
THIS LEAVES THE SITE CLEAN FOR ALL THE OTHER GUESTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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