This trip highlights four different oases in the desert; Kharga, Dakhla, Farafra and Bahariya. Four of 'El Wahat ' Oases in El-Wadi El-Gadeed' New Valley of the western desert. Each one has its own very unique identity and special personality.
Details & Itinerary
Luxor - Kharga - Dakhla - Farafra - Bahariya - Cairo
Day 1 – (Luxor-kharga): After Breakfast at your hotel Pick up at 7:00 Am: Early start to Kharga oasis from Luxor (400km). 11:00 Arrive at Kharga.
11:00 to13:00 Kharga sightseeing tours, Egyptian "Ptolemaic" temple of Hibis, the Temple of Nadura and the Christian necropolises at "bagawat".
13:30 to 14:30 Lunch. After lunch, check in your hotel in kharga.
Dinner in your hotel & Overnight
Day 2 – (kharga-Dakhla): After Breakfasta at the hotel. Pick up. 8:30 to 10:30 Transfer to one of the most beautiful oases in the western desert, Dakhla oasis (190km), and on the way you will see the valley of the pyramids & the sand dunes.
10:30 to 14:00 visit Deir El Hajar,( the ‘Monastery of stones) a temple dated from the Roman emperors and later occupied by Christian monks, Mazwaka tombs & Islamic Qasr Village(the oldest Islamic town still preserved in very good condition).
14:00 to 15:00 Lunch in local restaurant. After lunch, check in the hotel & take a rest.
17:45 to 19:15 Ride a camel in the desert and see the sunset.
Dinner will be served in a Bedouin camp.
Overnight at your hotel
Day 3 – (Dakhla-Farafra-White desert Camp): After Breakfast at your hotel. 8:00 to 11:00 Transfer to Farafra oasis (300km).
11:00 to 12:00: Start Farafra sightseeing tours. Visit Badr museum (the native museum) whose work reflect the life,the people and the nature of his oasis, then we will take our A/c Van and drive to Bir el Ragwa (35 km north Farafra) where the jeep safari waiting us.
12:00 to 14:00 Lunch in Ain Khadra (natural spring in the white desert)
14:00 to 16:00 Transfer to the new white desert through the mushroom formations, the natural carvings like tents, the old white desert and the famous rocks formations.
17:00 Arrive at the white desert with opportunity to hike around waiting for terrific sunset (at 19:15 summer time, 18:10 winnter time).
17:30 to 20:00 Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere waiting for your dinner, prepared by the Bedouin guys.
20:00 Barbeque dinner will be served under the stars.
You will get to taste the Bedouin tea.
Overnight camp (We prepare for you a big tent, mattress with pillows, blanket and sleeper bag).
Day 4 – (White desert -Bahariya Oasis): 8:00 breakfast in the white desert. 8:30 to 13:00 Transfer to Bahariya & On the way we stop many times to see Aqabat ,the crystal mountain, Desert panorama & the black desert.
Continue to El-Haiz village (this village is 50km from Bawiti center of Bahariya).
In between this village to Bawiti you will see the black desert, sand dune and algabel almarsous (climbing the mountain there for the best view).
13:00 to 14:00 Lunch in local restaurant. After Lunch, check in the hotel & take a rest.
17:00 to 19:30: Start tours to hot & cool springs, the gardens, the farms, the biggest lake in oasis, Bedouin houses, Jabal el-dest (Pyramid Mountain) and climb to english mountain the hightest point there to the sunset.
19:30 to 20:00 Transfer back to your hotel.
20:00 to 21:00 Swim in the magic spring(where you cann't put your feet on its buttom.
21:00 Dinner in your hotel & Overnight
Optional stop to sit in a local cafe to drink tea.
20:00 to 21:00 Dinner & Overnight
Day 5 – (Bahariya-Cairo): 8:00 to 9:00 breakfast. 9:00 to 11:00 Visit Bahariya sightseeing such as the golden mummies' museum & the nobles tombs of 26th dynasty. 11:00 to 15:00 Drive through the desert in direction of the Nile towards Cairo ( 365 K.M) 4 hours drive (Lunch is not included, the local private guide will help you with buying some local food and snacks.
Arrive Cairo - End