2 days Trip to the White Desert and Bahariya Oasis

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

Location

Day 1 Itinerary

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 Itinerary

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.