Explore the gorgeous sightseeing around Bahariya Oasis, before heading to the well-known white desert. experience the sand dunes, the crystal mountain, the black desert, and thus the white desert glorious rock formations that form from wind erosions. The colors change occasionally from the sun, a gorgeous sight to fantasize
Important pre-departure information
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Following your breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, to enjoy an incredible guided tour off the beaten path to Baharia Oasis. Your opportunity to learn more about your adventure.
Your Road trip
The crystal mountain
The white desert
The black desert
The estimated time for the road trip is about 4 hours.
Lunch will be served upon your arrival at Al Heiz Bedouin village. Explore the crystal mountain, the sand dunes, the black desert, and the rocky formations in the Valley of Agabat on your way to the White Desert National Park, the most famous desert destination in Egypt for a good reason. The volume of unearthly and beautiful wind-carved rock formations shaped in the form of giant mushrooms or pebbles is unexampled in any desert in the world. Before the sunset set up your camp among the white desert rock formations.
The crystal mountain stands on the very edge of the White Desert, and shortly the black iron and basalt pebbles subside to the sand-blown chalk formations which loom on either side of the road.
It’s a necessary stop for adventurous safari tours in the white desert. A slight natural crook within the rock and thus the glittering calcite crystal walls make it an ideal place to pose for photographs. This is what geologists call an unearthed cavern, a cavern complete with stalagmites and stalactites that have been thrust above by earth movement and with time has lost its roof to erosion and has nearly survived away.
Covering relatively 2.8 million square kilometers, this vast desert starts at the western banks of the Nile and continues into Libya and contains five insulated, but thriving, oases Kharga, Dakhla, Farafra, Bahariyya, and Siwa. There are massive rock formations that form from wind erosions. the colors change occasionally from the sun, a gorgeous sight to fantasize.
Unlike its neighbor the White Desert, the Black Desert is in stark difference with volcanic shaped mountains frequently recalling a scene from a Star Wars movie. The mountains and bottoms are scattered with small volcanic black stones lying on the orange and brown multicolored sands. it’s doable for people to climb the gentle peaks with lovely perspectives across the desert area and take some vivid photos. The Black Desert is a‘ passing through’ point due to no complexes around as it’s completely uninhabited The geography is of isolated plains with the dunes ( small mountains) being of diverse sizes and formations. Rather than being considered as mountains, they’re more like volcanic cones rising out of the desert.
Explore Baharia Oasis
The temple of Alexander The Great
Following your breakfast at the campsite, you head to Bahariya Oasis to explore some archeological sites: Meftella Temple, the tombs of the Nobles (2 tombs are opened to the visitors), the local merchant of the 26th dynasty, whose wealth enables them to cut their own tombs, Continue to Visit the temple of Alexander the Great which was built during Alexander’s lifetime and dedicated to the god Amun and the god Horus. Lunch will be served at Bahariya oasis before heading back to Cairo.
The temple is located about three miles east of the old capital of al-Qasr in Baharia Oasis.
It was built in the third century B.C during the reign of Alexander the Great. The temple consists of 45 rooms are carved out of sandstone and mud-brick. However, Unfortunately, most of the reliefs and inscriptions have disappeared due to erosions. However, a restoration attempt has been made and therefore the cracks between the stone blocks are crudely crammed with mortar. The main purpose behind the construction is to commemorate Alexander’s journey to Siwa oasis.
Explore the gorgeous sightseeing around Bahariya Oasis, before heading to the well-known white desert. experience the sand dunes, the crystal mountain, the black desert, and thus the white desert glorious rock formations that form from wind erosions. The colors change occasionally from the sun, a gorgeous sight to fantasize.
Duration : 2 days
Trip Type : Desert Safari
Trip Activity: Camping
Fitness Level: Medium
private air-conditioned vehicle.
White and Black Desert sightseeing by a private 4x4 Vehicle
Camping in the white desert
Tents, sleeping bags, safari equipment
Entrance fees to the mentioned archeological sites
2 Lunches, 1 Breakfast, and 1 Dinner.
Bottled water during the tour & transfers
Qualified tour guide
- Any extras or optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
- One night accommodation camping in the white desert.
- The crystal Mountain.
- The mummy museum.
- The natural hot and cold springs
The information in this trip details document has been collected with care and is handed in straightness. Still, it’s subject to change. Sometimes our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from other travelers, comments, and our own research. Our goal is to deliver you with the foremost satisfying experience.
There’s a relatively amount of inflexibility built into the itinerary and formerly in a while, it’s going to be required, or desirable to form differences. The itinerary is brief, as we never know precisely where our journey will take us. Due to our style of trip and the areas we visit, travel can be changeable. Our tour details are only a general guide to your journey and therefore the visited regions and any mention of specific destinations is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Any of the travel times listed within the itinerary are approximations only and will be subject to vary because of regional circumstances.
If you arrive a day or two early in Cairo and want to do some optional excursions, we recommend that you wait until you get to the hotel and talk to our local guide for more information on available optional activities and excursions. Unfortunately, Tourists are frequently over-charged for tours bought from vendors on the street or at the airport.
- ESSENTIAL TRAVEL DAYS
Please remember that on this tour are some long driving days. Please note that any times mentioned are approximations only to offer you a thought of the journey lengths and therefore the actual time taken will depend upon factors like public transport timetables and road conditions, or even region circumstances. A mix of private car and 4x4 jeep safari is used throughout this tour.
Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the globe, during which period the followers of Islam shouldn’t eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. during Ramadan, there could also be disruptions to schedules and some limitations to services, but generally, our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is out there to non-Muslims throughout the day. It is vital to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan. Please wear loose-fitting clothes, that cover knees, and shoulders, and check out to avoid eating, drinking, or smoking publicly out of respect for those that can’t at that point.
It is preferred to have some Egyptian money with you for extra excursions or any extra expenses.
Please note, US Dollars that are series 1996 or earlier are not accepted and are very difficult to change in Egypt.
The main goal of our tour guide is to take the hassle out of your trip and to assist you to have the best holiday possible. He will provide information on the places, and the sites you are traveling through. Offers suggestions for activities to do and things to see. Also, recommends great local eating venues, and introduces you to our local friends. Also, you’ll expect our guides to possess a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including cultural, historical, religious, and social aspects. Additionally, we work with local guides where we expect more specific knowledge will increase the enjoyment of the places we are visiting.
Max 12 in each group.
1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner.
Eating is a big part of traveling. Traveling with Egyptiva you witness the vast array of amazing food that’s available out in the world. Generally, meals aren’t included in our trips. But due to the trip type and the remote destinations we travel we upgraded the tour and included meals and beverages to the trip cost.
Please note that any times mentioned are approximations only to offer you a thought of the journey lengths and therefore the actual time taken will depend upon factors like public transport timetables and road conditions, or even region circumstances.
On this trip we will use a mixture of the private air-conditioned van, and 4x4 jeep safari.
A mix of standard and Comfortable American-style and Bedouin camping tents.
We recommend using a backpack for your comfort, or a medium-sized traveling bag if you care. A daypack is so all-important for carrying everyday particulars. You’ll be liable for carrying your own bag.
It’s important to pack clothes for warm to hot days and cool nights. A set of smart casual clothes is also recommended.
• Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
• Warm gloves
• Warm cap
• Warm layers
• Modest attire that covers knees and shoulders ( Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
.• Shawl or scarf (for church or mosque visits)
• Binoculars ( voluntary)
• Camera, (spare memory cards and batteries will be a good idea)
. • Day pack ( Used for day-to-day excursions or short overnights)
• first- aid kit (should contain ointment with sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Band-Aids/ plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/ wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellant, sewing kit, extra prescribed medicines you will be taking)
. • Flashlight/ torch (Headlamps are ideal)
• jacket top/ sweater
• Locks for luggage
• Long pants/ jeans
• Money belt
• Outlet adapter
• Personal entertainment ( Music player, play cards, reading and writing materials, etc.)
• Reusable bottle
• Shirts/ t-shirts
• Small trip towel
• Toiletries ( Preferably biodegradable)
• Watch and alarm clock
• Waterproof backpack cover
• Windproof rain jacket
Health & Safety
• Face masks ( needed)
• Hand sanitizer ( needed)
• Rubber gloves
• Sandals/ flip-flops
• skirts / Shorts ( Longer skirts/shorts are highly recommended)
• Sun hat/ bandana
Note it’s recommended to bring warmer layers for your overnight on the desert during the downtime months (Nov-Feb). you will wish to bring a bag for these months also.
Numerous nationalities including all Western European and Arab countries, the USA, Australia, and New Zealand are qualified to acquire a one-month single entry visa on arrival at Cairo International airport or at the Egyptian land border. On arrival, if you plan to buy an entry visa you must pay in cash. You’ll have the option of paying with US Dollars (USD), the British Pound (GBP), or Euros (EUR). The visa charge is 25 USD or the equivalent to your currency.
Egyptian pounds and credit cards aren’t accepted as payment methods when acquiring your Egyptian entry visa. Please bring USD, GBP, or EUR in cash to pay for the visa. come across windows ( pronounced “banks”) selling these visas in the area where you line up to retain your passport stamped. You need to get the visa before accessing the passport line. The visa is a sticker that you require to stick into your passport before giving it to the authorities for stamping.
All countries need a valid passport (with a minimum of 6 months validity). Contact your original embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It’s your own responsibility to have the correct trip documentation. Visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you’re from and where you’re going. We keep the following information up to date as far as possible, but rules do change and occasionally without warning. While we deliver the following information in good faith, it’s vital that you check yourself and understand that you’re completely responsible for your own visa requirements.
Egypt now has the Egypt e-Visa, a new electronic travel authorization system for citizens of eligible countries wishing to travel to Egypt for tourism. An e-Visa for Egypt can be acquired through an online application without the need to visit the embassy. Please have a look at the list of nationalities are eligible for the Egypt e-Visa
France, Germany, Greece, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Ukraine, The Vatican. The e-Visa for Egypt is a single or multiple-entry visa, allowing its holder to visit the country for a maximum duration of 30 days. It’s valid to use for a period of 3 months and eligible for tourists wishing to Egypt for tourism purposes.
Every tourist is different and thus spending money requirements will vary. Some tourists may drink more than others while other tourists wish to purchase more souvenirs than most. Consider your own spending habits when it involves allowing drinks, shopping, and tipping. Please also remember the subsequent specific recommendations when planning your trip.
Tipping may be a way of life within the Middle East. Please note that the majority of locals will usually tip anyone who provides them with services. In many cases, people depend upon the ideas they receive to supplement the low salary and wages of the center East region.
While on the tour, it’s customary and even expected to tip small service providers like local guides, restaurants, and van drivers. Tips are considered an important means of supplementing income for those working within the tourism industry.
A guideline for tipping is about $5-10 USD per day, counting on the standard of the service. you’ll pay in US dollars or the equivalent Egyptian pound, most of the locals prefer Egyptian pounds!
ATMs are found within main cities in Egypt and can generally accept cards on the Visa and Mastercard networks. it’s an excellent idea to travel with both a Visa and Mastercard if, in the least possible as while there’s no hard and fast rule, some banks seem to only work with one brand of card. Please consider, your bank will charge a fee for overseas withdrawals.
Cash is suggested for times when ATMs aren’t accessible. Euros, US Dollars, and British Pounds are all easy to exchange for the Egyptian pound. Please note that you simply should bring some cash with you for emergency situations but carrying only cash may be a high safety risk. ATM card/s and a few cash is that the ideal mix.
If you’re bringing US Dollars, please confirm that the notes are new and in good shape. mank Notes older than 1996, or with any tears or blemishes might not be accepted. Be fussy together with your bank when buying cash!
- Local Currency: Original Currency The authorized unit of currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (EGP).
- Electricity: Please note that Egypt uses 220V, 50Hz and plugs are two-pronged rounded.
- Language: Arabic (in Egyptian slang) is the official language of Egypt.
- Climate: The winter months are from October to March and are characterized by cold nights and nice days. Summer is from April to September and is characterized by accelerating dry heat and dust. It rains generally only briefly bursts within the period from the start of November until March.
While visiting mosques and other religious monuments you ought to dress modestly, cover your shoulders and you should not wear short shorts or skirts. Outside of capital cities and therefore the more touristic centers, local dress is usually more conservative and as a matter of respect, we ask that both men and ladies are conscious of this and recommend loose-fitting clothes together with your shoulders covered. Ask your tour guide for more specific advice.
DRINKING WATER: it’s advisable to drink bottled water in Egypt.
Please note inoculations could also be required for the country visited. it’s your responsibility to consult your travel doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure.
There are not any specific health requirements for this trip. However, we recommend protection against typhoid, tetanus, hepatitis A, and polio. Though malaria does exist in Egypt, it’s not normally found within the areas where we travel. you ought to consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information before departure. We recommend that you simply carry a primary Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes, also as any personal medical requirements. Please remember that we are in remote areas and far away from medical facilities a few times during this trip, and for legal reasons, our leaders are prohibited from administering any sort of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc.
Like anywhere within the world, major towns have areas safer than others, use sense, be aware of your surroundings and mind your personal stuff.
Many national governments provide a frequently updated advice service on questions of safety involved in international travel. We recommend that you simply check your government’s advice for his or her latest travel information before departure. It’s recommended to use a belt or neck wallet while traveling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travelers’ cheques, cash, and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry reception – you will not need it while traveling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is that the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is suggested to keep your luggage secured. When traveling on a group trip, please note that your guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it’s deemed necessary thanks to safety concerns. Your guide will be with you on all included activities. During your tour, you’ll have some extra time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. Please note that any optional activities you undertake aren’t part of your itinerary and that we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the quality of the operators running them. Please use your own logic when selecting an activity in your free time. The cities visited on the road are generally safe during the day. However, there are often risks to wandering throughout any major city in the dark. it’s our recommendation to remain in small groups and to require taxis to and from restaurants, or during nighttime excursions.
Protests and Demonstrations: Protests and demonstrations, even people who are well intended, have the potential to show violence with no warning. Counter protests also can turn violent and security forces may disperse demonstrators and protesters at any time. If you’re in a neighborhood where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo op and leave the place immediately.
Water-based activities have a component of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water-based activities when amid a guide(s). We do our best to make sure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. it’s our policy to not allow our tour guides to form arrangements on your behalf for water-based activities that aren’t amid guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is usually at your own risk.
Illegal drugs won’t be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group in danger. Smoking marijuana and opium may be a part of local culture in some parts of the planet but isn’t acceptable for our travelers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and especially the local people that make the planet the special place it is. The exploitation of individuals within the sex trade is totally contrary to the present philosophy. Our guide has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they utilize the services of paid sex workers, in any capacity.
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For this trip and all our trips, the minimum age is 18 years.
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