Desert camping lovers, this trip is for you. A very special camping experience in two defferent deserts. Start your trip from Cairo and do one night camping at the white desert and another at the Djara cave. Afantastic unique desert adventure for those who love the silent nature and the beauty of desert wonders.
"Cairo/Djara Cave/ White Desert/ Cairo"
(One night camping at Djara Cave, another camping night at the White Desert and two nights at a hotel)
Day 1 (Cairo-Bahariyya): (L,D): 7:00 Drive to Bahariya Oasis (the Western desert) ( 365 K.M) 4 to 5 hours drive. 12:00 Arrive Bahariya Oasis, Bawiti Center of Bahariya. 12:00 to 13:00 Lunch in a local restaurant. 13:00 to 16:00 Check in the hotel & take a rest. 16:00 to 18:30 Drive with our jeep safari to see the daily life of the locals, hot & cool springs,the gardens,the farms,one of the biggest salt lake in oasis,the old & new Bedouin houses,Gabal el-dest (pyramid mountain) and climb to English mountain the highest point there to see the sunset. 18:30 to 19:00 Drive back to your hotel. 19:00 to 20:00 Opportunity to stop by at a local cafe for drinking tea & smoking Shisha. 20:00 to 21:00 Dinner & Overnight at A hotel
Day 2 (Cairo-Bahariyya-Camp at Djara Cave): (L,D): 10:00 to 16:30 Drive toward Djara cave(it is 170 km off road )which is rather famous, as it is one of the very few well decorated caves in Egypt. It is located the middle of the Western Desert, on a limestone plateau, next to an old camel track connecting Farafra and Assiut. covered by the sand of the desert. Light is required and a helmet is a good idea too. The cave is also famous for its cave art, engravings depicting game and people. They were made during the Holocene wet phase, when this area was occupied by early hunters/gatherers. Picnic lunch on the way.16:30 to 19:00 Hiking to explore the cave area, then choose the best place to see the sunset. 19:00 Barbeque dinner under the stars. You will get to taste the Bedouin tea. Overnight camp ( We prepare for you a big tent, blankets and mattress).
Day 3- (White Desert Camp): (B,L,D): An early wake up to see sunrise. 7:00 to 8:00 Breakfast .8:30 to 12:00 Drive through the desert towards the White desert(120km off road) with stop by the sand dunes,Wadi El-Battekh "Watermelon valley"it’s a valley filled with strange rock shape and very soft in touch (Like talc without leaving powder trace in your hand), then we will stop by Acacia valley and we will keep driving till reach Ain el-Serw oasis for having Lunch, also called Ain Al-Serw, Ain Abu Hawas or Magic Spring, consists of just a little hill with a delightful water source and a few palm trees. 12:00 to 14:00 lunch at Ain El-Serw & rest. 14:00 to 16:30 Drive toward the white desert,on the way you can see panoramic view at desert Agabat, malachite valley, desert rose and explore the old white desert such as the limestone chalk mounds, also called Arabian Tents, before reaching the new white desert. 16:30 to 19:00 Hiking in the white desert exploring the bottom of an ocean 40 millions years ago and see the amazing formations and wind shaped sculptures, such as the Mushroom & The Chicken, then see the fantastic sunrise. 19:00 to 20:00 Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere waiting for your dinner to be prepared by the Bedouin guys. 19:00 Dinner under the stars. You will get to taste the Bedouin tea. Overnight camp ( We prepare for you a big tent, blankets and mattress).
Day 4 (White Desert ) Bahariyya: (B,L,D): Wake up early for amazing Sunrise. Free time to make pictures: White Desert's spectacular landscapes , more wind shaped sculptures such as The Rabbit, the slave, horse neck...etc Calcium rich desert. Breakfast at the camp. 8:30 9;30 Drive toward Akabat, one of the best panoramic view, on the way we stop by the mushroom before heading to Akabat. 11:00 to 13:00 Drive with our Jeep Safari to Al-Haiz,on the way we see the crystal mountain.sand dune,AlJabel Al-Maksous & the black desert(climbing one the mountain there for the best view).13:00 to 14:00 Lunch in El-Haiz(this village is 50km from Bawiti center of Bahariya). 14:00 to 17:00 Drive to Bahariya, On the way you will see the black desert, AlJabel Al-Maksous and the 50 meters sand dune. 17:00 to 17:30 Drive back to the hotel. Dinner and Overnight at your hotel.
Day 5 - Bahariyya/ Cairo: (B): After breakfast at your hotel, 9:00 to 11:00 Visit Bahariya sightseeing such as the Golden mummies museum & the Nobles tombs of 26th dynasty... 11:00 to 16:00 Drive back to Cairo.
- Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the above itinerary.
- All transportation as mentioned in the above itinerary
- A professional Tour guide ( Egyptologist)
- All Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary
- Police License to get into the desert and Camp
- Enough mineral water ( big bottles)
- Enough water for washing up and normal use
- Camp Equipments.
- Two nights at a hotel
- Two nights camping