Bahariya Oasis and White Desert Tour from Cairo

Price Starting From : $160

Get ready for an exciting adventure on our Bahariya Oasis, Black and White Desert tour from Cairo with our Egypt tour packages. You'll embark on a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned car, starting with a visit to the Bahariya Oasis. Take in the breathtaking landscapes of the Western Deserts and enjoy the vibrant green palm groves of the oasis. Hold on tight as you experience an adrenaline rush while driving through the Black Desert, Crystal Mountain, Agabat Valley, and finally, the mesmerizing White Desert with our Egypt Trips. We'll stop for a delicious lunch in Ain Khadra before heading back to Cairo. Don't miss out on this opportunity and book your Egypt day tours now. If you're arriving in Egypt through the airport, you can also explore Cairo and more with our Cairo day tours from the airport. Leave Cairo's clamor and bustle behind for a more peaceful and pleasant environment. Take a beautiful one-day journey to the Bahariya oasis.

Egypt is a cool place with lots of amazing things to see. like Giza Pyramids | Necropolis Of Giza and temples tell us about the past. Egypt also has beautiful places like a big river and a big sandy area. People from all over the world visit Egypt to learn about its history and see all the pretty things.


  • All transfers from/ to your hotel in Cairo with an exclusive air-conditioned vehicle.
  • All transfers inside Bahariya Egypt Oasis and the White Desert are done by 4×4 cars.
  • All the sightseeing tours mentioned in the itinerary are private tours.
  • Admission fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary.
  • A knowledgeable tour guide will be with you throughout Egypt Day Tours.
  • Bottled water and a soft drink.
  • All our Egypt tours are private.
  • All service charges and taxes of our Cairo Day Tours are covered.
  • Any extras that are not mentioned in the package itinerary.
  • Personal spendings.
  • Tipping.
  • Beverage during meals.

Cairo Top Tours Egyptologist guide will pick you up at 7:00 AM for a unique day trip from Cairo to Bahariya Oasis and the White Desert. You will travel by air-conditioned car to Bahariya Oasis, which means "northern oasis", as it is the northernmost oasis in the Egyptian desert, and it takes about four hours to drive there, including toilet stops. You will cross the beautiful sand sea Western Desert southwest of Giza, which is administratively considered part of Farafra Oasis.

You will be transferred by four-wheel-drive Land Cruiser when we arrive at Bahariya or the Northern Oasis, which is officially part of the Giza city, and head to the White Desert, which is known as one of the most beautiful protected natural areas in Egypt, where you can see rare sculptures, animals, caves, plants, ancient tombs and houses dating back to the Roman era. We will stop in one of the best deserts that distinguish the western desert the Black Desert, which is a dark rocky area formed by ancient volcanic eruptions and characterized by the presence of rich iron ores.

After that we will stop at the water spring in the Valley of El Haize on your way to the south of Bawiti Village in Bahariya Oasis, to see the popular hot spring there. We will take you from there to drive off-road and see the quartz crystal at Crystal Mountains and the magnificent Valley of Agabat. which means the valley of the wonders in the Arabic language where you are going to practice sandboarding above the beautiful sand dunes. Enjoy your Picnic lunch and the great Egyptian Cuisine at the Roman spring of Ain Khadra on approach to the White Desert with the sound of the running water.

Upon your arrival to the White Desert Natural protectorate, you will be fascinated by this wonderful landscape filled with chalk and limestone formations, which have taken on various shapes due to natural erosion to resemble mushrooms or trees, as well as the chicken formation and the sphinx-like rock. Before returning to Cairo via Bahariya after the tour in the White Desert Egypt Tour, you will pass through an area where tent-shaped rocks abound.

The last time to last in Bahariya Oasis is going to be for rest and check the washrooms. After a busy morning, you will enjoy the palm trees, fruit fields and the hot spring on the way back to Cairo city.

Meals: Picnic Lunch




1 Person

$360 Per Person

2 - 3 Persons

$240 Per Person

4 - 6 Persons

$189.99 Per Person

7 - 10 Persons

$160 Per Person

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The White Desert, also known as the Farafra White Desert, is a unique and stunning desert landscape characterized by its chalk-white rock formations.

Cairo Top Tours offers many benefits to clients as a top tourism business. We aim to create an unforgettable trip that leaves you wanting more. Reasons to choose us.

Exploring the Bahariya Oasis and the White Desert on a two-day tour offers a unique opportunity to witness stunning desert landscapes and the natural beauty of Egypt's western desert. Here's a recommended itinerary:

Day 1: Bahariya Oasis and Surroundings
Cairo to Bahariya Oasis: Start your journey from Cairo and travel to the Bahariya Oasis. The drive takes approximately 4-5 hours.

Check-in: Arrive at Bahariya Oasis and check in to your chosen accommodation, whether it's a desert camp or a hotel.

3. Local Cuisine: Enjoy a local Egyptian lunch at your accommodation or a nearby restaurant.

4. Bahariya Oasis Tour: Explore the Bahariya Oasis, known for its lush palm groves, hot springs, and ancient ruins. Visit attractions like the Temple of Alexander the Great, Bawiti Village, and the nearby Black Desert.

Sunset at the White Desert: Drive to the White Desert in the late afternoon to witness the breathtaking landscapes and unique rock formations. Stay until sunset to see the desert transform into a surreal and beautiful scene.

6. Desert Camp: Return to your desert camp or accommodation for dinner under the stars and a chance to relax by the campfire.

Day 2: White Desert and Return to Cairo

7. Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast at your camp or hotel.

Explore the White Desert: Spend the morning exploring the otherworldly White Desert, known for its chalk-white rock formations shaped by wind and erosion. Be sure to visit notable formations like the Mushroom Rock and the Chicken and Tree Rocks.

9. Picnic Lunch: Have a picnic lunch amid the unique desert landscapes.

10. Return to Cairo: Depart from the White Desert and head back to Cairo. The journey typically takes around 4–5 hours.

Yes, English-speaking guides are widely available for Cairo day tours. Egypt is a popular tourist destination, and Cairo Top Tours, both private and group, offers guided tours in English. These guides are often knowledgeable about the historical and cultural aspects of the sites you'll visit, making your experience more informative and enjoyable. When booking a day tour in Cairo, you can typically request an English-speaking guide to ensure you get the most out of your visit to the city's attractions.

Photography is generally allowed during tours in Bahariya Oasis and other tourist destinations in Egypt, but there are a few important considerations to keep in mind:

Respect Local Customs: While photography is generally permitted, it's important to be respectful of local customs and privacy. In some places, especially at religious sites or in rural areas, it's courteous to ask for permission before taking photos, especially of individuals.

Check for Restrictions: Some museums, archaeological sites, or specific attractions may have rules or restrictions against photography. Always check with your guide or the site staff to ensure you are aware of any specific restrictions.

No Flash: In many museums and historical sites, the use of flash photography may be prohibited as it can be damaging to ancient artifacts. Always check for signs or ask for guidance on this.

Commercial Photography: If you plan to use your photos for commercial purposes, such as selling them, it's usually necessary to obtain permission from the relevant authorities or site management.

Be Mindful of Other Visitors: When taking photos, be considerate of other tourists who may also want to enjoy the sites. Don't block pathways or obstruct the view of others.

Respect Personal Privacy: When photographing people, especially in rural areas, respect their privacy and ask for permission before taking their pictures.

The Bahariya Oasis is located in Egypt's Western Desert, specifically in the Western Desert Governorate. It is situated approximately 370 kilometers southwest of Cairo, the capital of Egypt. The oasis is known for its natural beauty, lush date palm groves, and unique landscapes, making it a popular destination for tourists interested in desert adventures and exploration.

Packing for a trip to Cairo, or any destination, depends on various factors like the duration of your stay, the season, your planned activities, and personal preferences. Here's a general guide on what to consider packing for a trip to Cairo:

  • Travel Documents: passport, visa (if required), travel insurance, flight tickets, and any necessary identification or permits.
  • Clothing: lightweight and breathable clothing suitable for warm weather. Consider modest attire for visits to religious sites. Pack comfortable walking shoes.
  • Weather Consideration: sun protection items like hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a light jacket or shawl for cooler evenings (especially in winter).
  • Electronics: camera, phone, chargers, power adapters, and any other essential electronics.
    Medications: any necessary prescription medications, a basic first aid kit, and over-the-counter medicines (like pain relievers, stomach remedies, etc.).
  • Toiletries: travel-sized toiletries, including toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, and other personal hygiene items.
  • Travel Accessories: a travel-sized umbrella, a day backpack or tote for daily excursions, and a reusable water bottle.

 Yes, it is possible to visit Bahariya Oasis in one day from Cairo, but this will be a day packed with activities and transportation due to the long distance between them. Bahariya Oasis is about 3-4 hours away from Cairo by car, depending on traffic and road conditions.

Bahariya Oasis offers many fun and exciting activities that can be done. Here are some popular activities to do in Bahariya Oasis:

Desert safari and jeep trips.

Camel riding trips.

Visit hot springs.

Biking or motorcycle excursions.

Walking or trekking nearby.

Bedouin food experience.

Stargazing and astronomy.

Visit archaeological sites and ancient temples.

In the desert, visitors can enjoy unique cultural experiences and local events. Here are some ideas that may be available:

Desert Safari: A desert safari may allow you to explore magnificent landscapes and enjoy stunning sunsets. Safari tours can be organized by local travel agencies.

Stargazing in the desert: Since the desert offers clear skies free of light pollution, visitors can enjoy seeing the stars clearly. Stargazing tours or overnight camping can be organized for a unique experience.

Visiting trips to desert villages: Visitors can visit desert villages, interact with their residents, and gain a deeper understanding of their culture and lifestyle.

The White Desert, also known as the Sahara el Beyda, is a unique desert landscape located in the western part of Egypt, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Cairo. It is characterized by its stunning white chalk rock formations, shaped by wind erosion over thousands of years. The surreal and otherworldly appearance of the desert, with its towering white formations resembling mushroom-shaped rocks, has made it a popular tourist destination.


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