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Overnight Desert Camping Safari (Private)

Private Tour:  USD 370
Duration: 2 Days(need to book 5 days in advance)
Location: Cairo
Available From:  Nov 4, 2013 to Nov 4, 2016

Description

Egypt’s Black and White Deserts are part of the country’s Western Desert and together they offer a fascinating glimpse into desert life as well as some of the most mesmerizing landscape you can hope to see. This overnight tour takes you to the heart of the desert on a camping adventure at the edge of the El Bahariya Oasis.
Upon arrival in Cairo, depart for the El Bahariya Oasis. This unique landscape is set in a depression, and its intriguing aspect is the result of the chalk rock formations caused by sandstorms and the chalk deposits that settle on the ground. You will also visit the Black Desert where the sand is caked with a gold and black crust. Nestled between the White and Black Deserts is the start of Crystal Mountain, which offers yet more wondrous sights and is best known for its quartz crystals.
Arriving at camp you will find spacious well-ventilated dome tents equipped with mattresses, blankets, sleeping bags and bed sheets. Enjoy a delicious dinner before retiring for a night beneath the stars. 
After a delightful breakfast in the White Desert you will return to El Bahariya Oasis for a tour of the city. It has been home to Bedouin tribes for centuries. You will have the services of an expert Egyptologist guide to answer all of your questions and provide insights in to the area’s intriguing history. After lunch you will visit the ruins of the temple of Alexander the Great and the tombs of the nobles at the Valley of the Golden Mummies. You will then join a camel caravan for a 1-hour trip through the desert landscape
Depending on the time, there may also be a chance to enjoy a bathe in a thermal spring before your transfer back to Cairo for your hotel drop-off or at Cairo airport for your onward travels.
Overnight Desert Camping Safari (Private)
Location: Cairo
  • N°  travelers
  • Price/person
  • 2(+) people
  • USD 370
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Start times: between 06:00 and 07:00
  • Pick-up point: Hotel
  • Frequency: Daily
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Itinerary

Leave Cairo behind and sleep under a galaxy of stars in Egypt’s Black and White Deserts. Discover a unique landscape on an action-packed adventure with off-road driving, a trip on a camel caravan, a visit to the temple of Alexander the Great and much more. 
Times shown in the schedule are for your reference only.
Day 1
Step 1: Depart Cairo (7:00) 
Step 2: Drive to the El Bahariya Oasis (4 hours) 
Step 3: Depart for 4X4 jeep ride through the White Desert and Black Desert
Step 4: Arrive at the camp
Step 5: Enjoy dinner and overnight 

Day 2
Step 1: Breakfast in the White Desert
Step 2: Return to El Bahariya Oasis
Step 3: City tour of El Bahariya Oasis 
Step 4: Lunch
Step 5: Visit the ruins of the temple of Alexander the Great
Step 6: Visit the Valley of the Golden Mummies
Step 7: Join a camel caravan for 1-hour trip through the desert
Step 8: Bathe in the thermal springs
Step 9: Transfer back to Cairo
Step 10: Drop off at hotel or airport for onward travel

Included In Tour Price

1. One night desert safari camping / hotel on full board basis
2. All transfers
3. Multilingual expert Egyptologist guide
4. All tours and excursions by 4×4 vehicle
5. Meet and assist service at all destinations
6. Entrance fees
7. Taxes and services

Not Included In Tour Price

1. Visa entry to Egypt
2. Tips and gratuities

Notes

1. Video camera and camera holder must have an extra ticket for $6, which is not included in the price
2. Children over 5 need a full ticket. Children under 5 are free.

Terms And Conditions

This activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time 3 or more days prior to the activity’s scheduled start date; 1 to 3 days before the scheduled start date, 80% of the original price will be refunded; within 24 hours of the scheduled start time, 70% of the original price will be refunded.
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