Trip to the White Desert and Bahariya Oasis

Experience Egypt’s the White Desert and Bahariya Oasis on a private 2-day trip from Cairo. Absorb the white, wind-eroded rocks of the White Desert, see Bahariya’s palm groves and dunes, and view the Crystal Mountain.

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Departs Daily; 7 Days a Week: 6 am and 7 am

2 Days Trip to the White Desert and Bahariya Oasis from Cairo

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2 Days trip from Cairo to the White Desert

Departs Daily at 6 am & 7 am

At 06:00 am Pick up time from your hotel in Giza or in  Cairo, drive to   Bahariya Oasis, which located about 350 km east of Cairo  This journey takes about 4 hours, arrive at 10:00 there will be stops during the trip for WC and Coffee. Scheduled Pickups Available upon Request. Scheduled Pick ups available

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White Desert Tour From Cairo

Escape the city for the magic of the deep desert on this private 2-day adventure, a sandy safari that would be hard to arrange independently. Travel in air-conditioned comfort to Bahariya Oasis, then explore by 4WD. See hot springs, a salt lake, Crystal Mountain, the Black Desert, the Valley of Agabat, and the White Desert, before enjoying a barbecue dinner and a night in the Valley of El-Haize. Camp under the desert stars in the Valley of El-Haize Admire the eerie chalk-white rock formations of the White Desert Feast on four delicious meals, including a barbecue dinner in the desert Take it easy with private door-to-door round-trip transfers

The White Desert Trip Schedule

Departs Daily at 6 am & 7 am

At 06:00 am Pick up time from your hotel in Giza or in  Cairo, drive to   Bahariya Oasis, which located about 350 km east of Cairo  This journey takes about 4 hours, arrive at 10:00 there will be stops during the trip for WC and Coffee. Scheduled Pickups Available upon Request. Scheduled Pick ups available

Day 1 - Cairo to the white desert

Begin with pickup from your Cairo hotel at about 7 am, and travel southwest by air-conditioned vehicle to Bahariya Oasis with our driver. After a roughly 4-hour journey, arrive and enjoy lunch at a local Bahariya restaurant. Then, transfer to a 4×4 with a local Bedouin driver at the wheel, and explore the village of Bawiti, Bahriya’s capital, taking in the lush palm groves set against the immense dunes. See the hot springs at Bir Al Matar and Bir El Ghaba, and climb ‘English Mountain’ to view the hilltop remains of a British World War I outpost. Then, pass the Salt Lake on route into the Black Desert, with its black-topped volcanic hills. View the hot spring in the Valley of El Haize, and check out Crystal Mountain, a chunk of glittering crystal rising from the sands. Drive through the huge, rounded rocks of the Agabat Valley, and head into the White Desert National Park, a region of spectacular, brilliant-white rock formations eroded by wind into spires, mushrooms, animals, and other bizarre shapes. Admire the ghostly shapes, and then return to El Haize to your overnight camp. Enjoy a desert sunset and barbecue dinner under the stars before snuggling into your sleeping bag on mattresses in your tent. Overnight: camp in El Haize.

Day 2 - White desert - Bahariya oasis

Absorb the desert silence during breakfast before riding your 4×4 back to Bahariya. Here, reconvene with your original private vehicle, Then return to Cairo, where your trip ends with a drop-off at the original start point at around 5 pm.

Desert Trip Inclusions

What is included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairo or Giza
  • Round-trip transfers between Cairo and Bahariya
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private 4×4 travel from Bahariya to the White and Black Deserts and back
  • 4×4 transport with a private guide and Bedouin desert driver
  • Sleeping bag
  • Meals (lunch, D=dinner) on the first day
  • Meals (breakfast) on the second day
  • 1 night of accommodation in a tented desert camp
  • Bottled water throughout your trip
  • All taxes and service charges

Desert Trip Exclusions

Trip Exclusions

  • Entrance fees to the National Park of the White Desert 100 L.E per person
  • Gratuities

What You Should Bring

  • Several t-shirts (cotton or preferably breathable/fast drying)
  • Trainers and/or sandals – to relax and wear inside the accommodation
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip salve
  • Hat/Baseball cap
  • Personal First Aid kit (wet wipes, flu remedies, stomach remedies)
  • swimming suits as we stop at Hotspring

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Cairo Tours To the White Desert

Egypt Day tours, travel packages, Nile river cruises, and Family-friendly tours all tailor-made

Booking Egypt day tours can’t be easier, only choose a city name to search by and all Egypt tours of this city will appear to you in a few easy steps. Bastet Travel offers Egypt tours and Egypt tourist attractions according to the best destinations in Egypt and also the best things to do in Egypt.

General Tips about Touring Egypt:

  • Arabic is the official language, English is widely used as second language.
  • Learn some Arabic words like Shokran, Mn Fadlak.
  • Always wear comfortable shoes.
  • Buy a local SIM card.
  • The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound, The value of the Pound is effectively fixed at the rate of 0.064 LE to 1 USD, Credit cards are widely used in Egypt.
  • Try the famous Egyptian food like “Fool”, Egyptian beans, and “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish.
  • Try Kebab and Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish
  • Stay Hydrated at all times especially during the summer in Egypt.
  • Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.
  • The metro is one of the fastest ways to travel from one place to another within Cairo.
  • Keep our tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Highlights Of Egypt:

  • Explore the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and valley temple which belongs to king Chephren.
  • Admire the wonders of ancient history at the Egyptian Museum.
  • Shop at Khan El Khalili Bazaar’s enchanting markets in old Cairo.
  • Behold the holy Islamic & Coptic attractions in Old Cairo.
  • Feel the grandeur of Luxor within its majestic temples & tombs.
  • See Luxor temple, Hatshepsut temple, Valley of the Kings and Karnak temple in Luxor.
  • Witness the great Philae and Abu Simbel temples in Aswan.
  • Board a soulful Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan or vice versa.
  • Discover the Natural Allure of Egyptian oases like Siwa or Bahariya Oasis.
  • Swim, Dive, and snorkel in Hurghada or cities situated on the Red Sea.
  • Dive or snorkel in Sinai or cities situated on the Red Sea.
  • Visit the Saint Catherine Monastery in Sinai.

Frequently asked questions about visiting The White desert Egypt

Is there anything in the white desert?

Like the Great Sand Sea region, there are no actual locations in the White Desert. There’s actually even less to see here, as that region at least had a handful of bandits in it. There is absolutely no reason to come here unless you’re trying to defog the entire map.

Is the white desert safe?

The desert is about as safe as the rest of Egypt. Incidents can occur at any moment but generally are rare exceptions. So nothing that should reasonably hold you back from a trip.

How far is the white desert from Cairo?

about 370 km

Located in the Farafra depression, a small section of Egypt’s vast the Western Desert, the White Desert is located about 370 km south-west of Cairo

Where is the white desert?

Egypt

White Desert National Park is a national park in Egypt, first established as a protected area in 2002. It is located in the Farafra depression, 45 km north of the town of Farafra. Part of the park is in the Farafra Oasis (New Valley Governorate).

What are the most famous tourist attractions in Egypt

Egypt has so much for travelers to see and do, it’s the perfect country for a mix of activities combining culture, adventure, and relaxation. Find the best places to visit with our list of the top tourist attractions in Egypt.

  1. Pyramids of Giza
  2. Valley of the kings
  3. Luxor’s Karnak Temple
  4. The Egyptian Museum
  5. Christian and Islamic Cairo
  6. The White Desert and Baharyia Oasis
  7. Siwa Oasis
  8. Abu simbel Temples
  9. Aswan
  10. Alexandria
  11. St. Catherine’s Monastery
  12. The Nubian village
  13. Nile River Cruise
  14. Hurghada
  15. South of Sinai

Is it safe to travel to Egypt

Egypt is nearly crime-free; as Lonely Planet notes, “The incidence of crime, violent or otherwise, in Egypt is negligible compared with many Western countries, and you’re generally safe walking around day or night.”

How many days are enough to visit Egypt

If you make the trek out to the Red Sea, plan to spend at least 2 full days there in order to get the most out of the journey. So if you tack on the Red Sea, that means you’ll be in Egypt for about 7-8 days total at least. Anywhere from 5-8 days is pretty typical for trips to Egypt, even all the way from North America.

What is the best time to visit Egypt

The best time to visit Egypt is from September through to April. Christmas, New Year and Easter are also very popular times to visit, so it’s wise to book early.

How can I obtain my Visa to visit Egypt?

Visitors and travelers to Egypt are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months from their arrival date. However, in an effort to revitalize tourism in Egypt the following nationalities can purchase a 1-month entry visa on arrival. The Nationalities that benefit from the aforementioned exception are Australia, Canada, Croatia, the European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, South Korea, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and The U.S.A. The Process for acquiring these entry visas is extremely simple and only takes a mere couple of minutes through any bank window before proceeding to customs.

Is it safe to travel to Alexandria?

Alexandria is somewhat safe and although there is some crime in this city, it’s mostly petty crime and rarely violent. Pickpockets are a problem in Egypt’s major cities, like Alexandria. When it comes to violent crime, it is rare, and you shouldn’t worry too much about being mugged or robbed.

What are the best tours and activities in Alexandria?

These experiences are best for tours in Alexandria:

Private Guided Full-Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo
2 Nights Tours Luxor, Aswan, Hot Air Balloon & Abu Simbel by Plane from Cairo
See more tours in Alexandria

How do you spend a day trip in Fayoum?

Make a move from Cairo at 8 am. Via: Al Ahram – Daytrip to Fayoum. …

Have a traditional Egyptian breakfast. Via: Egypt Journeys – Day Trip to Fayoum. …
Dune bashing. Via: Trip Advisor – Fayoum Travel. …
Visit the Magic Lake. …
Sandboarding. …
Bird watching. …
Visit a UNESCO world heritage site at Wadi El Hitan. …
Tunis Village.

How do you get from Cairo to Fayoum?

Fayoum is approximately 100 kilometers from Cairo and can be reached by car (1 hour), bus (2 hours), taxi (1 to 2 hours) or train (3 to 4 hours). Booking a car through a travel agent or renting your own vehicle, and driving to Fayoum from Cairo on the Fayoum Desert Road is recommended.

What are the best tours to Al Fayoum?

The best ways to experience Al-Fayoum (Faiyum) are:

Day Tour to El Fayoum Oasis and Wadi al Rayan
Explore Fayoum Oasis and modawara mountain ( sand-board )
Full-Day Fayoum Oasis and Waterfalls of Wadi El-Rayan Tour from Cairo
Fayoum oasis Whales valley & Waterfalls day tour
See all Al-Fayoum (Faiyum) experiences
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