from guest's address in Cairo
Cairo-White Desert-Cairo by air-conditioned mini bus -
4X4 jeep Toyota land cruiser
breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
in the desert
3 bottles of water and 2 soft drinks
mentioned in the program
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White Desert tours Pick up from you location in Cairo (airport/ station / hotel).
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)
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 Desert Protectorate, youâ€™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 inselbergsâ€™ 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
From 1-5 to 30 -9
From 1-10 to 30 - 4
140 $ USD per person
150 $ USD per person
125 $ USD per person
135 $ USD per person
115 $ USD per person
125 $ USD per person
100 $ USD per person
110 $ USD per person
- 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.
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
The White Desert of Egypt
During the past few years, other places of interests have
started attracting the attention of tourists and Egyptians
Egypt never fails to amaze its fans revealing more magic and
treasures at every stage in time.
One of the most popular spots that have become more and more
popular during the recent period is the
White Desert of Egypt with all its marvels and wonders.
The white desert is located 150 kilometers away from the
Bahariya Oasis, which in turn is located 365 kilometers to the
South East of Cairo, the Egyptian
The white desert located near latitude 27.06Â° North and
longitude 27.97Â° East, has become a natural protect area in 2002
and has become one of the most popular touristic destinations in
Stretching for a surface area that is more than 3000 square
kilometers, the white desert is definitely the most important
highlight of the Egyptian Western Desert
and the most visited by tourist and Egyptians.
Most of the tours organized to visit the white desert usually
starts from the Bahariya Oasis as a
beginning point. It would also a great chance to visit the
attractions located near the Bahariya
Oasis like the Temple of
the Oracle, the valley of the golden
mummies, the black desert,
and the crystal mountain.
When the guest starts his trip going from the Bahariya Oasis in
the direction of the White Desert, he will be dazzled to see the
white snow like rocks starting to appear all of a sudden in all
sorts of shapes starting from
mushrooms, and human like shapes and ending with totally
bizarre figures that doesn't look like anything one has ever
According to the local myth, this area marking the beginning of
the White Desert was once the domain of legendary King Hinnis
who was supposed has lived in this area for a period of time in
the prehistoric era.
The rocks scattered all over the white desert is made out of
white chalk that was the seabed of an ancient shallow sea that
once covered all this vast area roughly one million years ago.
One can even until now observe some
seashells and fossils of the
creatures that once lived inside this ancient sea.
After the water of this ancient sea was becoming less and less
with days and years passing by, a reddish yellow sandstones
started to appear in the area and due to the weather conditions
and heavy rainfalls these white bizarre rock shapes we see today
When the guest continues with his journey in the White Desert,
going towards the North direction he reaches the difficult
passage. Al Aqabat, as
the locals prefer to call it means the obstacles in the Arabic
language. In the middle of this area, the twin peaks, the
tallest rock formations in the area are located forming the most
popular landmark for travelers in the white desert.
One of the most remarkable formations situated in the
White desert is the hand of god.
Yes! The finger of god appeared in the western desert of Egypt
or at least this is what the locals say. This huge
white rock formation that look
exactly like a finger, rising from the ground is definitely
something to be observed in the White Desert If travelers
prefer to explore the less visited section of the White desert,
then they should go west passing by the Ain Della water spring
and an old military check point. The most important attraction
in this area is the prehistoric ancient site of