04 Nights / 05 Days
Bahariya / Farafra / Dakhla / Kharga


Day 1:

Leave the urban atmosphere of Cairo behind!  We start a 370-km (230 miles) trip by road to Bahariya Oasis.  Upon reaching Bahariya, we check into your hotel.  Then tour the city, which is the highest-elevation oasis in Egypt.  The water somehow makes its way to the surface through natural fissures in the Earth’s crust.  Bahariya also has a number of ancient aqueduct systems. In the 1920's and the 1930's dozens of major fossils were discovered here, including Simoliophis rochebrunei, the largest and oldest snake known. Crops are plentiful in Bahariya. Orchards contain a variety of trees, including dates, lemon, olive, mango and guava.  Have lunch.  Later, we visit the Temple of Alexander the Great, which holds the distinction of being the Macedonian ruler's only known temple in Egypt. The temple was built during Alexander's lifetime and dedicated to Amun and Horus.  See the Tombs of the Nobles and the English Mountain at the highest point in the Oasis, then enjoy the beauty of the sunset at English House.  Have dinner and overnight in Bahariya.


Day 2:

After breakfast we go 160-km (100 miles) on and off-road over some sand dunes to the Black Desert, where you will have a spectacular view of the "desert pyramids." These are actually extinct volcanoes which put soot and ash into the sand, giving the Black Desert its name. In the Sand Dunes area you will climb a 50-Meter Dune. Enjoy Lunch at El Heiz Oasis . En route to Farafra Oasis you will visit Crystal Mountain and enjoy Sunset between the gleaming white rocks. Then visit the spectacular "Area of the Wonders" and The Desert Roses. Visit El Agbat area and it's sand dunes and the flower stone area. Then head to White Desert, a unique landscape of surreal wind-eroded rock formations which is particularly magical at sunrise or sunset. Here, as the moon rises over the white crags, it is easier to believe that you are surrounded by icebergs and snowdrifts or on a lunar landscape than in the middle of the desert. On moonless nights, sit around a driftwood fire as the Milky Way galaxy unfolds above you and the sky is illuminated by shooting stars. Then visit the New Desert, an area of limestone formations where the forces of erosion have created fantastic natural rock sculptures, some of which are shaped like mushrooms or animals. The rock formations of the desert are often quite dramatic; you will be stunned by the weird rock balancing on top of a white pillar, and the wind-eroded sculptures that resemble domes, minarets, castles and towers. In the evening you will enjoy a barbeque dinner. Camping for Overnight in Tent


Day 3:

Begin your day with a 40-km (25 miles) road trip to Farafra oasis, where you will tour the city and have the opportunity to bathe in the hot spring. This beautiful hot spring was known during the Roman Empire to have medicinal and healing benefits. The waters that shoot from the ground can reach a temperature of 40 Celsius (104 Farenheight). Then visit the Museum of Badr. A local artist by the name of Badr built an amazing museum using mud bricks, the very same material used for building the homes of Farafra. This artist added his touch of beautiful paintings, sculptures and other experimental work related to the Bedouin life in Farafra. Afterwards move on to Dakhla Oasis, 280-km (175 miles) away, consisting of 14 settlements. Its capital, Mut, (named after the ancient goddess of the Theban Triad) houses the Museum of the Inheritance, a traditional house with an intricate wooden combination lock. Rooms with sculpted clay figures are arranged to show different aspects of Dakhla culture and family life. We also visit the Old Covered City with its oil press, school, Courthouse and dwelling chambers, then Muzzawaka and finally Deir El Hagar, a temple which was originally dedicated to the Theban Triad and later rebuilt by the Romans. Have lunch and dinner and overnight in Dakhla


Day 4:

Leaving Dakhla behind, we head to Kharga 190-km (120 miles), where we check into your hotel. Kharga’s domed tombs and early churches still contain some of the earliest christian frescoes intact today. In Kharga, we visit El Bagawat Cemetery, containing 263 tombs in domed chambers. In the center is a church dating back to the 11th century AD; it is believed to be one of the oldest churches in Egypt.  Then visit the Temple of Nadura, Kharga museum and the  Temple of Hibis with its remarkable wall reliefs.  The largest and best preserved temple in the Kharga Oasis is the Temple of Hibis, probably because it was buried in sand until the excavators dug it out early during the twentieth century.  In fact, it is one of the finest temples anywhere in Egypt from the Persian period. Hibis, from the Egyptian “Hebet,” means "the plough."  Have dinner and overnight in Kharga


Day 5:

From Kharga we head for Luxor, where our tour ends


The Program includes:

  • 01 Night in Bahariya Oasis including all meals.
  • 01 Night Camping at White Desert including all meals.
  • 01 Night in Dakhla Oasis including all meals.
  • 01 Night in Kharga Oasis including all meals.
  • All sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing with your English-speaking guide.
  • All Transfers by private Jeep 4x4 or Toyota Land cruiser.
  • All Service Charges & Taxes


The Program Excludes:

  • Any other items not mentioned above
  • Tips