El Gilf El Kebir, Bahariya Oasis, and White Desert Tour Package

After visiting the Bahariya Oasis and the White Desert, see the attractions in El Gilf El Kebir in our package El Gilf El Kebir, Bahariya Oasis and White Desert Tour!

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Bahariya Oasis, White Desert, Dakhla Oasis, Gilf Kebir

Egypt

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Known as the Gilf Kebir (The Great Barrier) by the earliest Europeans who were the first to recognize it, this 7,770 square kilometer plateau of limestone and sandstone rises 1,000 meters from the desert and is even greater than the Great Sand Sea. You will see the most significant landmarks of this vast remote desert during our Egypt desert safari adventure after you enjoy the White Desert Tours and the Bahariya Oasis desert safari passing by the beautiful Dakhla Oasis among our Egypt travel packages

Cairo Top Tours is inviting you to relish a lot of entertaining and archeological things to see in Cairo, as we organize some of the best trips that cover most of the important things to see in Cairo in one day, as our guides help you see and enjoy at least 10 Things to see in Cairo, Egypt possess a diverse heritage that includes a lot of things to see in old Coptic Cairo, things to see in Islamic Cairo  and also Giza pyramids private tourquad bike at Giza pyramids, mt Sinai tour from Cairo, Siwa tours from Cairo, White desert Egypt tours

Itinerary

Check out from your hotel in Cairo at 06:00 AM after having your daily breakfast, then you will meet your professional guide to start your Egypt desert safari trips by a deluxe vehicle to the Bahariya Oasis, the road takes about 4 hours from Cairo. You will visit the Museum of Golden Mummies whose mummies are coated in gold, the Tombs of the Nobles and administrator of Bahariya Oasis during the 26th dynasty, the Temple of Alexander the Great which on his walls, Alexander the Great ( a great ruler who has established such a great world empire including Egypt) is depicted presenting the offerings to the god Amun-Re, one of the most important Egyptian deities who had been worshiped in the Bahariya Oasis during the Greco-Roman era.

Perhaps the foundation of this temple is a memorial to the journey of Alexander the Great in Bahariya Oasis on his way to the Temple of the Oracle in the Siwa Oasis. then the Temple of Meftella which located near the village of Al-Qasr near Bawiti. This area was named Meftella due to its nearness to a spring called Meftella located to the northeast of the cemeteries.
Have your delicious lunch served by the bedouins in the Bedouin house before going to your hotel to enjoy relaxing by the pool, you will climb the Black Mountain Before sunset by a 4WD Jeep to see the ruins on top, “the English House” to enjoy the panoramic view of Bahariya Oasis during sunset. Overnight in Bahariya.
Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Visit the salt lake and the sand dunes to savor the palm trees and fruits fields after having breakfast, then we will travel to the White Desert170 km to the south of Bahariya, It is called the white desert because it has a white color that covers most of its parts. Its total area is 3010 square kilometers.

The reserve is famous for a large chalky rock, and it contains many formations that were formed as a result of an occasional sandstorm. passing by the Black Desert, volcanic hills that exploded from centuries ago and created the volcanic rocks, and the Valley of El Haize to the southernmost village of Bahariya with its extraordinary breeze, Stop to see the quartz crystal at Crystal Mountain.

The Crystal Mountain is one of the most charming and beautiful areas in the heart of Farafra Oasis, New Valley Governorate, because of its unique crystal rocks, high environmental value, a magnificent viewThe mountain and the rocks clustered around it were basically caves that sank and turned into limestone rocks, continue to the magnificent Valley of Agabat which is a place of magical beauty. Then you will start camping in the White Desert and enjoy the beauty of the white limestone formations in the area like the rabbit and mushroom formations. After that, you will have your Bedouin-style dinner in the Desert.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

A new, more wonderful day in the desert. You will be accompanied to Farafra Oasis after Breakfast at your camp in the desert. Farafra Oasis is a small oasis dating back to the Pharaonic era where Farafra was mentioned in ancient Egyptian documents, located about 170 km south of Bahariya Oasis, about 360 km southwest of Marsa Matrouh, and from Cairo 627 km. you can take a dip in the hot water of Bir Setah hot spring as well as the local artist Badr’s unique mud brick museum which is a modern art museum where you can see modern art artifacts.

Then Visit the old town of Al Qasr located north of the oasis of "Dakhla" in the heart of the Egyptian desert, one of the oldest ancient archaeological cities and was the meeting point of ancient transport. Then Drive from Farafa to Dakhla for about 3 hours to visit the Roman Temple of Deir El Hagar which is one of the smallest temples in Egypt. It is located about 15 km from Al Qasr and 47 km from the city of Mut, and dates back to the era of the Roman Emperors (Emperor Nero) and is built with sandstone and engraved on its walls pictures and inscriptions representing the Pharaonic creed was built for the worship of the god Amun, Mut and Khonsu.

Then visit some of Egypt’s most beautiful rock-cut tombs at the Roman burial ground Muzzawaqa. Have lunch then visit the old Islamic Village of Al Qasr the town was built from its Roman ruins and has narrow covered streets that date back to the 12th century A.D, old houses arranged in a very interesting narrow ally, old oil press, wheat grinder, old court, prison, school, and an Ayyubide mosque.

Now it is time for relaxation.

in the afternoon relax by the pool then visit the lush Dakhla to enjoy its clear blue sky and golden sand dunes then enjoy the sunset on the Edge of the Great Sand Sea while having a tasty Bedouin tea. Spend your night in Dakhla at Desert lodge atop the cliff viewing the verdant village embraced by the dunes and the beautiful pink rose mountains that Dakhla Oasis is famous for.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

After a nice breakfast, we will get prepared for the Gilf El Kebir visits. Millions of years ago, at the end of the Tertiary period, Gilf was a watershed from which water spread in all directions. Its wadis have been eaten away by water and then by wind and sand for over 100,000 years. The highest cliffs are located on the south and southwest sides.

Our 1st pause is at the Sugar Loaf area, the sugar loaf hill and arch is a landmark spot in El Gilf El Kebir. We will then stop by the area known as Mud Lions, used to be an extensive lake during ancient time, but now is dried. Atmosphere changes had created figures from the rocks, that's why it is known as the mud lions area.

Enjoy the night stargazing and taste the delicious dinner meal and overnight in the camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After you wake up and have breakfast, we will take the 4x4 car to start the adventurous safari trip in El Gilf El Kebir by cruising on the sand dunes, passing by the Wadi Mashi, We will continue till we arrive at the Central Gilf Kebir area where the hill is split into 2 sections with an amazing view of sand dunes and rock structures. 

We will proceed with our journey till we arrive at Wadi Assib, finally, we can set up our camp in the desert to enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of the area, stargazing, have a tasty dinner meal, and spend the night at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will resume our trip as we arrive at the Aqaba path to see the western hills of the Gilf El Kebir!

Our initial visit is at the Swimmer's Cave, which is actually located in Wadi Sura (Valley of Pictures), where Almasi discovered it in October 1933. Frobenius's expedition searched for rock art in Uweinat and in the western valleys of Gilf, which Patrick Clayton had explored two years earlier. Clayton's son believes that his father found the wadi and its other caves first, but it fell to Almashi to open the Swimmer's Cave and name the valley.

It is actually a small depression at the beginning of the wadi, completely open to the forces of nature. Inside the Swimmer's Cave, there are over a thousand figures of various styles. Famous swimmers are 10 centimeters long and are painted red with small, round heads on stem-like and tadpole-like bodies and spider-like arms and legs.

Our following station will be at the Mestekawi Cave which was found in 2002 by an Egyptian-Italian tourist group which was commanded by Massimo Foggini (an Italian tourist) and Ahmed Mistikaoui (An Egyptian Tourist).

This cave is spectacular hosting a large number of ancient rock drawings that are perfectly well preserved. Later that day, we get our camp ready in Wadi Sura to enjoy the enchanting mood of the place, stargazing, have an astounding dinner meal, and spend the night in our cozy camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Daily breakfast will be prepared and served at the camp, then we will start moving aboard the jeep to the area known as Wadi Abd El Malik which Al Masi discovered as well, see the beautiful acacia forest and take amazing photos.

Finally, we will start camping in Wadi Abd El Malik and spend the rest of the day with the local Bedouins drinking tea and eating dinner in the serenity of the desert. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having breakfast at the camp, now it's time to continue our wonderful desert safari trip in El Gilf El Kebir. Our primary stop is to see the Silica Glass Area, created 26 million years ago. It comprises a large area receiving great pieces of gorgeously clear yellow and green Silica Glass spread all over the place making a mysterious picture that is unlikely amazing.

Finally, we will start camping in the Silica Glass area and spend the rest of the day with the local Bedouins drinking tea and eating dinner in the serenity of the desert. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Have your breakfast set at the camp and continue the beautiful safari towards Ain Dalla water spring, one of the most beautiful and soothing natural water springs in Egypt that are encircled by palm trees from all directions, enjoy a dip in the warm water or some meditation.

Then, we will start camping in the same area and spend the rest of the day with the local Bedouins drinking tea and eating dinner in the serenity of the desert.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, after having our early morning breakfast, we will start the drive to Cairo after we enjoyed 7 amazing days during our El Gilf El Kebir, Bahariya Oasis, and White Desert Tour Package.

Meals: Breakfast

What is included?

  • Assistance by Cairo Top Tours representatives during all our Egypt Travel Packages.
  • All transfers are organized by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Dakhla Oasis including breakfast and dinner.
  • Accommodation for 6 nights camping in the desert including 3 meals.
  • Accommodation for 1-night camping in the White Desert including 3 meals.
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Bahariya on half board.
  • All necessary camping equipment.
  • Entrance to all the sites mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transfers inside the desert are arranged by a jeep 4x4 vehicle.
  • All Egypt tours are private.
  • Stops for snacks or rest upon request.
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water aboard the vehicle during all Egypt safari trips.
  • All service charges and taxes are included.
  • shopping tours in Cairo

What is Excluded?

  • International flight tickets.
  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Beverage during meals.
  • Tipping is not included in our El Gilf El Kebir, Bahariya Oasis, and White Desert Tour Package.
  • The tour price also applies during peak seasons like the Xmas tours in Egypt, New Year, or during Egypt Easter tours.

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FAQ

Egypt is rated as the eighth safest country to travel all over the world, according to the ranking of the safest countries. So definitely yes, Egypt is safe. you can travel safely to all the tourist attractions this beautiful country has to offer. You can comfortably explore all the Egyptian cities like Giza, Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria, the Red Sea beach destinations like Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Dahab, and many other destinations like the Egyptian Oases of Bahariya, Frafra, Dakhla, and Siwa, as well as all the places where medical tourism is practiced.
Our beautiful country Egypt generally enjoys a desert climate that is moderate throughout the year. Egypt gets hotter during the summer season, Heat can go up to 45 degrees Celsius in the summer months of July and August and even September sometimes. Travel experts recommend the winter season which is considered an ideal time to tour Egypt during the high seasons while the entire world is enjoying the Christmas and New Year, Egypt during the coolest months of the year is still considered warm enough that you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and diving as well in the Red Sea best resorts, not to mention how perfect it is during Easter holidays. Simply, the best time of the year to visit Egypt is between the month of October to April.
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