White Desert
Camel White Desert
Fayoum Valley of Whales
Alexandria
Saint Catherine
Cairo
Cairo from Alexandria
Wadi El Natrun
Felucca From Aswan
El Minya
Abu Simbel From Aswan
Kharga From Luxor
 
White Desert
Bahariya oasis & White desert
Camel white desert
Fayoum Oasis & White desert
Siwa Oasis
Sinai desert
Alexandria & Wadi El Natrun
Fayoum & El Minya
Felucca from Aswan
Kharga & Dakhla  from Luxor
Luxor & Aswan from Hurghada
 
White desert
White desert & camel & Bahariya
Camel White desert
Siwa Oasis
Bahariya & White desert & Dakhla
Valley of Whales & White desert
White Desert and Gara Cave
Sinai desert & Saint Catherine
Kharga & Dakhla from Luxor
Alexandria & Siwa
Fayoum & El Minya  
Felucca from Aswan
Dahabiya Cruise from Aswan
Nile Cruise from Aswan
 
Bahariya White Desert Dakhla Kharga
Siwa  Bahariya white desert
Fayoum white desert Dakhla
white desert
Sinai desert
Dahabiya Cruise from Luxor
Nile Cruise from Luxor
Fayoum White desert  Gara Cave
Camel White desert
 
Cairo Nile Cruise 7 nights
Luxor Dahabeya Aswan  7 nights
Cairo, Oasis 7 nights
Cairo, Nile Cruise and Safari 8 nights
Cairo Camel White Desert 9 nights
Classic and Adventure 11 nights
Cairo Alexandria oasis 9 nights
Cairo oasis Aswan Luxor  12 nights
Cairo oasis Nile Cruise 12 nights
Cairo oasis Dahabiya 14 nights
Cairo Luxor Aswan Dahabiya
 
Gilf El Kebir Expedition 7 nights
Gilf El Kebir Expedition 11 nights
Gilf El Kebir Expedition 16 nights
 
Minamar Hotel Bahariya
Minamar Hostel Cairo
Minamar Hotel Siwa
Minamar Dahabiya
 
Visa
Distance between Egypt cities
Cairo Airport
Currency Converter
Egypt cities Maps
Temperatures in Egypt
Rent Apartment in Cairo
Egypt Sleeper Trains
Egypt Trains
Private Transfers all cities
Public Busses Schedules
 
Bahariya Oasis
Siwa oasis
Farafra oasis
Dakhla Oasis
Kharga Oasis
Paris Oasis
Forgotten Oasis
Fayoum Oasis
Western Desert Maps
 

Gilf Kebir Standard Tour 12 days / 11 nights
For this trip, for organizational reasons we require an early reservation.

 
Tour Departs: Daily
Pick up Time: upon arrival in Cairo
Transport: Toyota 4x4 Land Cruiser
Accommodation:  2 nights hotel Cairo , 9 Nights desert camp
Meals: 12 breakfast, 10 lunch and 10 dinner.
Beverages : included in the desert
Guides:  your language guide.
Tours: as mentioned in the program
Entrance Fees:  included
 

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Day 1: Cairo
Arrival at Cairo airport, assistance during entry visa formalities. Transfer and overnight in the hotel in Cairo.

Day 2: Cairo - Bahariya Oasis - White desert 
Vist of the Black Desert and the dune area. We start our climb of a 50meter dune. Lunch in El Heiz Oasis. On the route to Farafra we visit the Crystal Mountain, the area of the wonders with the desert roses. We visit El Akabat and then we head to the White Desert. We start exploring the formations and wind carved sculptor. Then the New Desert. In the evening, we have a barbeque dinner and sleep in tents under the stars..

Day 3: White desert - Dakhla
After breakfast we set out on our way to Dakhla , we visit the Old Covered City with its oil press, school, Courthouse and dwelling chambers, Muzzawaka & Deir El Hagar, have lunch, dinner and overnight in the Hotel.

Day 4: Sugar Loaf � Mud Lions
Pick up the military escort in the morning and head tolast check point, then leave the paved road towardsSugar Loaf, a spectacular rock formation.Continue towards Yardangs formation site or Mud li-ons which is an ancient lake site, after it was dry, thefauna left fossilized in the playa sediment had formedin the shape of sea lions in the direction of the wind,giving a spectacular landscape view

Day 5: Central Gilf Kebir
Driving west towards the Gilf Kebir, crossing WadiMashi dunes and continue towards the Gap that splitsthe Gilf Kebir for two parts, this is a remarkable areawith beautiful landscape scenery where the Sand Seadunes are breaking and surmounting the Gilf Kebirplateaux. Will have our camp near the complex dunesof wadi assib

Day 6: Aqaba pass � Wadi Sura
From Central Gilf we will descend theAqaba Pass towards the plain to thewest, driving along the western cliffs ofthe Gilf that rises about 300 m.First wevisit Swimmers Cave discovered byAlmasy in1933. Then visit theMestqawe-Foggini cave discovered in2002 with the richest assembly of rockart drawings and engravings in the whole of Egypt, Some travellers consider this caveto be the �Sistine Chapel �(Vatican � Rome) of the African rock art. Later camp in aspectacular area where the rocks were shaped like domes

Day 7: Wadi Abd Al Malik
We leave Wadi Sura camp anddrive along the western side ofthe Gilf towards Wadi abd alMalik,on the way we stop at KebiraCrater; a very large crater thatwas observed by satellite imagesand thought maybe connected tothe formation of the Silica Glassfield! Wadi abd al malik is the valley with acacia trees that Almasy spotted from theaeroplane and believed it to be one of three valleys of the lost oasis of zerzura. Camp inwadi abd al malik.

Day 8: Silica Glass Area
Drive through Wadi el Gubba Leaving the Gilfbehind we will enter the area of southern Sand Seawhere the giant dunes block any passage to east orwest. We will drive in between the dunes to asuitable camping area. Spend the afternoon exploringthe Silica Glass and the stone tools.


Day 9 : Great Sand Sea
Continue driving North in the corridors of Sand Sea,searching for Fulgurites; which looks like glass tubes,at a suitable point we will head east to start crossingthe dunes towards Ain Dalla then Camp in central sandsea

Day 10: Ain Dalla - White Desert
Continue crossing the Sand Sea, navigating the dunes and thesoft sand areas towards Ain Dalla track where we continue on thetrack to the white desert.Our last camp will be in the white desert


Day 11: White Desert - Cairo
After breakfast, transfer back to the hotel in Cairo

Day 12: Departure from Cairo
Transfer to the airport in Cairo and return flight

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

1350 Euro per person

1500 Euro per person

3 guests

1250 Euro per person

1400 Euro per person

4 guests

1150 Euro per person

1300 Euro per person

5 guests

1050 Euro per person

1200 Euro per person

Price includes:

  • 10 Night Camping at the Desert Based on Full-Board basis.
  • 02 Night in Cairo at 4 stars Hotel Based on Full-Board basis.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the program by private car including entrance fees.
  • Private English speaking tour guide with a degree in the tourism during all the tour
  • All Transfers Toyota Land cruiser.
  • The price including all taxes.
  • Military Permissions.
  • Police Officer for security purpose.
  • Spare Parts of Vehicles .
  • First Aids .
  • Mineral Water .
  • GPS.
  • Satellite Phone.
  • Fuel Tanks.
  • No hidden coast

Price excludes:

  • 1. Visa Entry for Egypt (US$ 15 per passport)
    2. Tipping
    4. Personal expenses (Laundry, Sauna, telephones�etc)
    5. Any meals not mentioned in the program
    6. Any Optional tours not mentioned in the program
    7. International airfare


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