Explore Egypt Oases and try the adventure of a lifetime with the Oases of Egypt. Discover the White Desert, Crystal Mountain, Black Desert and witness the Beauty of God's creation, Knowing the very tiny details about the Egyptian Oases to properly plan your Egypt Travel Packages, Egypt Day Tours and
The Black Desert Egypt

Black Desert

Towards the end of the Black Desert are black volcanic hills that ages ago erupted a dark volcanic material called dolerite, which is what the black rocks are made of. Climb up the English Mountain which is the highest point in the Black Desert and you will be awarded with an amazing view of the strange landscape.

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White Desert Protectorate | Western Desert

White Desert Protectorate

The White Desert in Egypt is justifiably the most well-known desert destination in Egypt - and for a good reason. The quantity of unearthly and beautiful wind-carved rock formations shaped in the form of giant mushrooms or pebbles is unequaled in any desert in the world. Farafra is nearer than Bahariya to this 300 kilometers protectorate, yet it offers a more limited choice of tours and safaris. However, it is still the perfect starting point for an overnight journey into the infinite whiteness.

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Bahariya Oasis

Bahariya Oasis

Spanning over 2000 sq. km. the Bahariya Oasis is a lush haven set in the midst of an unforgiving desert and surrounded by black hills made of quartz. The Oasis is home to amazing ruins, such as the Temple of Alexander the Great, beautifully painted Ptolemaic tombs and very old churches. The recent discovery of the golden mummies, the pride of Bawiti Museum today, turned the oasis' main town, into a tourist magnet, and its proximity to the Black Desert has earned Bahariya a high rank on the tourist map of Egypt.

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El Dakhla Oasis

El Dakhla Oasis

El Dakhla Oasis was the capital of the oasis region during the Pharaonic period. Today, El Dakhla is one of the most wonderful oases in Egypt with many remarkable monuments, amazing natural scenery, and a large collection of Bedouin handcrafted souvenirs being sold around the towns of Dakhla Oasis. Just like the rest of the Egyptian oases located in the Western Desert, Dakhla Oasis is situated inside a depression.

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Kharga Oasis

Kharga Oasis

Kharga is located 232 kilometers south of Asyut and 550 kilometers south of Cairo. The oasis is located to the west of the Nile valley. Al Menya, Asyut, Sohag, Qena, occupy the eastern border of the governorate, while Matruh governorate occupies its northern borders, and the border with Libya is located on the western edge of Al Wadi Al Gadeed.governorate.

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temple of oracle

Temple of Oracle at Siwa

Located 4 km east of the present town of Siwa, the Temple is believed to have housed the famous Greek oracle of Jupiter Amun, to which Alexander the Great headed directly when he came to Egypt for the first time in 331 BC. It is believed that the Macedonian leader asked the oracle if he was going to 'rule the world,' legend has it that the answer was 'yes, but not for very long.' The temple has a great vestibule and forecourt. Nearby, south of the temple, you can reach the temple of Amun which dates back to the 30th dynasty.

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Siwa Oasis

Siwa Oasis

Siwa is the most isolated big oasis in Egypt and is very close to the Libyan border and over 550 km from Cairo. The best way to get there is from Marsa Matruh driving 300 km on the road. Siwa has nice limestone cliffs around it and has the Great Sand Sea to the south as well as various salt lakes that go from being quite big to drying up during the hottest times of year. There are charming old buildings in Siwa made from mud from the lakes and Siwa is known across Egypt (and the world!) for its delicious dates and olives, not to mention its extraordinary beauty. Siwa is also becoming known for its drinking water and numerous mineral water companies now produce and ship water from this beautiful oasis.

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Mountain of the Dead

Mountain of the Dead/Gebel Al Mawta

Mountain of the Dead is a conical mountain with a medium height, consisted of limestone and argil. Mountain of the Dead is located one kilometer outside the city of Siwa. It is a cone-shaped hill that is 50 meters tall. You can see tombs in the shape of a beehive. They are carved in stone in the form of ranks of successive layers. Each tomb consists of a rectangular corridor that leads to a wide yard with many openings afterward to place the dead bodies. The mountain has many tombs and the most important among them is the tomb of the Crocodile, the tomb of Miso-Isis, and the tomb of Si Amun (or the man of Amun) which is the most beautiful tomb in the mountain. It goes back to the 3rd century B.C. and it contains remarkable motifs of the god Nut. Unfortunately, most of the tombs of this mountain were robbed during different stages in time.

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Shali

Shali

It was named Shali in the Siwan local dialect and was bult by the Siwians .They used it to defend themselves from other neighboring tribes.

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Temple of Om Obeyda

Temple of Om Obeyda/Siwa Oasis

Temple of Om Obeyda is almost ruined templethat was dedicated to Amun. It was connected to the Temple of the Oracle by a causeway and was used during oracle rituals. The Siwan governor blew up the temple in 1896 in order to construct the town’s modern mosque and police building.

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Great Sand Sea

Great Sand Sea

The Great Sand Sea is considered to be the biggest and most dangerous dune in the world and its also called the Libyan Erg. Entire armies have disappeared in the desolate part .It is one of the great unexplored areas on earth. The sea begins southwest of Siwa Oasis and, running west of Farafra and Dakhla. To some the sea is a waste land, to others a vast mystery waiting to be solved.

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farafra oasis

Farafra oasis

Covering more than 2.8 million square kilometers, this vast desert starts at the western banks of the Nile and continues into Libya and contains one of our marvelous oases in Egypt Farafra oasis where are magnificent rock formations that form from wind erosion. Farafra-oasis known as Ta-iht (Land of the Cow) in the Pharaonic era, This name probably came from the region’s association with the cow-headed goddess Hathor, known for her nurturing qualities.Its inside the borders of the governorate of Al-Wadi Al-Gadid, the largest governorate in Egypt.

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Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain

The origin of this Crystal Mountain is interesting. The hill was opened during works at the road from Farafra to Bahariya by chance and destroyed in part. The material was installed into the road. Today is the Crystal Mountain a popular stop for the tourists.

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 Valley of the Golden Mummies

Valley of the Golden Mummies

It is located in Bahariya Oasis, about 380 km west of the pyramids.When people in Ancient Egypt died, they were mummified this was a long process of preserving the body, and designing a coffin with painted pictures and writing. They were mummified and buried in large stone pyramids. We can still see these pyramids today.The pyramids at Giza are the biggest that we can see today, but we have found around 80 pyramids from Ancient Egypt.

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Cleopatra Bath

Cleopatra Bath

Cairo Top Tours can arrange a very special trip to Siwa which is considered to be the most isolated Oasis that offers a unique desert adventure, Travel to Siwa and discover its mysteries from Cairo . Visit Cleopatra-Bath and enjoy its magical warm water.

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Bir Wahed|Siwa Oasis

Bir Wahed

The oasis is located 300 south-west of the Mediterranean town Marsa Matrouh and is below the sea level offering a variety of attractive landscapes. If you visit Siwa’s oasis make sure you pack your swimming suit with you. Yes, that is right! You are going to the desert and you will need a swimming suit. And it will not be any ordinary swimming. You will swim in natural springs known for their reviving qualities.

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