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Cairo: 2-Day Bahariya Oasis Camp and Desert Tour

4.9 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Cairo: 2-Day Bahariya Oasis Camp and Desert Tour

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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From US$ 199 per person

This excursion will take you to the most valuable treasure troves of Egypt. You can enjoy your time there by visiting the Bahariya Oasis, the Black Desert, Crystal Mountain, White Desert National Park, and the Mummies Museum.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Pickup included
Pickup Location: from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. Pickup Time: will be the same as the default selected time and in case of any changes based on your location we will update you one night before via your WhatsApp/ Call or Email.

Experience

Highlights
  • Sightsee the wonders of Bahariya Oasis
  • Experience the unique views of Crystal Mountain
  • Feel the ambience of the White Desert National Park Museum
  • Enjoy an overnight stay at Al Haiz
  • Visit the Mummies Museum, a huge burial site at Bahariya Oasis
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Day 1: Cairo to Bahariya Oasis, White Desert Tour Your exhilarating trip to the White Desert and Bahariya Oasis will commence with a prompt pickup from your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza. Your guide will then take you to the Bahariya Oasis, which is 4 hours away from Cairo. Upon reaching the destination, you will be served with lunch at a local restaurant. You will then be taken to the Black Desert, which is noted for its black volcanic hills and dolerite rocks. You will then drive towards the Crystal Mountain in the Valley of Agabat, to behold the quartz crystal deposits. Head to the White Desert National Park, where you can witness the elegant wind-carved rock formations. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to the campsite at Al Haiz, where you will be served with a delicious dinner. Day 2: Bahariya Oasis Tour, Drive back to Cairo You will kick start your day with breakfast at the campsite. Afterwards, set off to the Bahariya Oasis to visit the Valley of the Golden Mummies, a large burial site in the Western Desert of Egypt and the Tomb of Bannantiu. Later you can visit the English House, the sand dunes, and the Salt Lake at Bawiti. You can also enjoy your lunch at the Bahariya Oasis, before making your way back to Cairo or Giza.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop off at your selected hotel or location in Cairo or Giza
  • Entrance fees for historical places mentioned above
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private 4x4 transportation to the white and black desert
  • Overnight camping stay in the desert for 1 night
  • A Breakfast, 2 lunches and a dinner
  • Professional and licensed tour guide
  • Bottled mineral water
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Any extra services or expenses not mentioned above
  • Tipping (not mandatory)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Student card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Valley of the Golden Mummies and Tomb of Bannantiu are currently closed
  • The duration of the tour includes both pickup and drop-off services but it may vary depending on the city traffic
  • Please note that you will sleep in tents to sleep in and there is no toilet facility. You will experience a natural desert life. However, you will provide everything you need to make your experience as comfortable as possible
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people is required to operate the shared tour. The shared tour can be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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We had a wonderful night in the white desert! It was the most beautiful desert we have seen (so far :) ). Islam and his assistant made sure our travels and stay were excellent. Not only did he provide interesting information about the places we visited (black desert, crystal mountain, water source, white desert, oasis and I might have forgotten something), he was an excellent driver and a fantastic cook. We were lucky enough to have a sky full of stars and a moonrise which made the whole evening that more impressive. The accommodation in the desert was also decent camping material.

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May 9, 2022

Extraordinary experience in the desert! Camping with a full moon (ok, doesn't always work) in the white desert! Very friendly team of guides, our driver "Islam" gave us a lot of driving fun. Unique views and insights into life in the desert. Relatively long journey from Cairo (farthest point about 6 hours), but it's worth it.

April 21, 2022

It was great. Pickup and private transfer to Bahariya was relaxed, there was delicious lunch on site and we got to know our great guide Islam. Then it started with him and his brother-in-law Mallah, we had stops in the black desert and the white one, there were often other groups there but never overcrowded. The camp was set up in a nice spot, you couldn't hear or see other people! The groups are really well distributed. Sunset, best fresh food, sooo delicious. In the evening tea by the fire and a good night (just a bit chilly, it was probably 9 degrees in mid-February). Since we had a full moon, the desert was incredibly beautiful and magical at night, but unfortunately you could hardly see the stars. The next day we went back and were shown a bit of Bahariya (salt lake, plantations, a small museum - it wasn't all that worth seeing but ok).

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April 9, 2022

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