We offer 5 days Trip to Siwa oasis from Cairo ,Visit El Alamein on the way to Siwa oasis lies in the western desert It is 748 km from Cairo , Duration: 8 hours, Visit the Fortress at Shali, Cleopatra`s Bath, The temple of the Oracle , Gebel and Mawta, Gebel Al Dakrur, Fatnas Lake, and the great sand sea with 4×4 and, know more about Siwa oasis with your Private tour guide
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5 Days 4 Nights – Desert Safari Egypt
Cairo, El Alamein , Marsa Matrouh, Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360
Pick up time from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. we do recommend to order a breakfast box from your hotel because of the early departure, and drive to El Alamein , driving distance: 259 km. It takes 3 hours driving, on the way we stop for a coffee break. Arrival at El Alamein
Visit El Alamein Museum.
visit the museum of El Alamein which gives good information about the battle of El Alamein , The museum, about 1 mile west of the British memorial, is located on the north side of the road, for anyone interested in the war Memorabilia. the tombs of the Italians and Germans, Commonwealth War Graves drive to Marsa Matrouh from El Alamein
drive to Siwa through Marsa Matrouh. From: El-Alamein, Al Alameen to Siwa, Egypt.
Overnight in Siwa Hotel
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Discover siwa attractions
Discover the oasis of Siwa Sidi Abou Soliman mosque, visits of the Agoumi, Oracle temple,
The Oracle temple,
It is a spectacular temple, The temple of Amun, built during the twenty-sixth Dynasty, the temple and its oracle flourished into Greek and Roman times
The temple was built on the top of mountains, The ruins of the temple can be reached by climbing a well-marked path up the side of the rock.
According to a legend, the temple was built in honor of ham, the son of Noah, by Danaus Egyptian, another legend relates the foundation of the temple to the Greek god Dionysus. While lost in the western desert. Dionysus was perishing of thirst, when A ram appeared and guided him to the spring of Agroumi, In Gratitude Dionysus erected this temple.
Oracle, Manifestations of God, were highly revered in the ancient world, Able to see into the future they were consulted regularly before important decisions were made
It is believed that Alexander the Great wished to consult the Siwan oracle to seek confirmation that he was the son of Zeus. The Greek god of gods, when he and his entourage arrived, A manifestation of the oracle was paraded through the city accompanied by eighty priests, After his visit to the oracle, whenever his image appeared on the coin, Alexander was shown with horns of the ram, the symbol of Amun, the god of gods in Egypt
The springs of Siwa are famous throughout the western desert, The spring of the sun Or Cleopatra's bath, has been mentioned by travelers to Siwa since the days of Herodotus, legend maintains that Cleopatra swam here when she visited Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360 , So, It must be assumed, did Alexander the great
The Fortress at Shali
Built on a hill inside a Protective wall originally breached by a single gate, the maze of mud-brick buildings that Comprises the Fortress served the people of the oasis for nearly 8 centuries. The inhabitants had to live in the narrow quarters, sharing their animals, which were herded into the fortress each evening.
The huge chunks of salt so prevalent in Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360 were used in the constructions of the fortress, as they helped to strengthen the wall, Rain has unfortunately proved to be more destructive to the fortress than any human invaders
Lunch in Abdo Restaurant
When it comes to food, Abdu’s Restaurant is recommended not only for its dining menu but for its breakfast menu as well. Located at Siwa Market Square, the restaurant is easy to find. Besides its highly praised food, friendly service, and cozy atmosphere, Abdu’s is also a place to catch an interesting conversation with some of the locals.
Sunset at the salt lake of Fatnas,
Fatnas is a Small island in Birket Siwa, you can reach it by walk or by bike, It is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the sunset, You will get a spectacular view of the lake with Gebel Bayda and Hamra forming the backdrop to the west, Return to the hotel for Dinner
overnight at the hotel in Siwa.Ghaliet
Day 3: Camping in the desert
Afternoon, Enjoy a Private trip to the great sand sea by Jeep 4x4, Visit the hot and Cold spring Bir Waheed Later, we enjoy some traditional Bedouin Tea by sunset Dinner & Overnight in Hotel in Siwa
Enjoy sandboarding -The best sand dunes for sand boarding in Egypt is here in the Great Sand Sea near Siwa Oasis
Sandboard in Siwa
Visit the hot and Cold spring Bir Waheed Later, we enjoy some traditional Bedouin Tea by sunset& Overnight in desert Camp and Enjoy Bbq Dinner.
Enjoy Camping in one of the most beautiful camping sites in Siwa. ( Al Nyhaya)
Al Nyhaya has 5 high-quality Lotus Bell tents placed within the protective outer walls of the camp. They are equipped with comfortable mattresses, mosquito nets, and a double layer to keep the heat out in summer and the cold out in winter!
The Bell tents are sitting on a Rocket Bell floor heating platform, which we can heat up by a wood fire that will cause the floor of the tent to warm up on the cold winter nights!
Each tent can accommodate up to a max of 3 persons comfortably, but 1 or 2 persons in the tent are very possible too.
Besides the Bell tents, we also have plenty of Bedouin tents to spend the nights in traditional local style.
There is no better opportunity to watch stars than a crystal clear summer sky and a cool night with the least light and minimal noise that siwa desert offers.
Overnight in Camping
Day 4: Siwa
After Breakfast drive to the salty lake. The salty water takes you above the water and makes you float., You don't need to be a good swimmer. Take care when you go swimming and don't let the water reach your eyes. as it is really painful. Choose the crystal lake and they are many of them. But keep looking for the purest one, when you see the bottom. Take a bottle of Mineral water to shower with after swimming in the lake, The salt lakes have similar hyper-salinity properties to those of Jordan’s Dead Sea. This also means that the lakes hold great healing properties, much stronger than regular seawater. In all cases, You will make for a wonderful swim!
The salty lake siwa
at 11:00 Then proceed to (Abu Shrouf sweet water Spring )This is is highly recommended after swimming in the salty lake
Then Proceed to Gebel Al Dakrur
Gebel Al Dakrur, Just a few miles south of Shali, is visible from all points in the oasis and its triple peaks serve as a good landmark when traveling East or west. The view from the summit of this mountain is outstanding
Sand Cures in Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360
There are three doctors at Dakrur famous for their sand cures treatment of rheumatism and arthritis.
A sand bath is taken during the hottest month of the year( July through September)Patients from as far away as Sweden and Germany make the Journey to Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360 for the cures
They stay at one of the Clinics at the base of the mountain, Early each morning workers dig shallow graves in the sand along the slopes to allow the sun to heat the area. At midday when the sun is the most intense, the patient lies in the hollow and covered with additional hot sand, less sand is piled in the area around the heart, here the patient is removed to a nearby tent, wrapped in hot blankets, and asked to drink herbal teas and chicken soup, the treatment continues for five to seven days during which time the patient is forbidden to bathe or drink any cold
Then Visit Gebel Al Mawata
Gebel Al Mawta,
Mountain of the Dead is a conical mountain a little over a kilometer to the north of Shali. Tombs from the twenty-sixth Dynasty, Ptolemaic, and the Roman periods are cut into the side of the mountain, There are four tombs worth seeing at Gebel Al – Mawta.
Tomb of Niperpathot
The tomb of Niperpathot is a large tomb and one of the oldest tombs in the oasis, Almost certainly from the Twenty-sixth Dynasty. It has a court with 3 tombs on the Mountain. Niperpathot was the Prophet of Osiris and scribe of the dive documents.
The Tomb of the Crocodile:
Excavated in 1941 and consists of three rooms and decorations of Osiris, Hathor, and Crocodile Sobek
Enjoy a Free evening after Dinner for Shopping in Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360
Overnight in Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Siwa to Cairo
Breakfast at the Camp at 07:00 then drive back to Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360 , Visit Shali Fort, and free time for shopping, then drive to the Mountain of the Dead is a conical mountain a little over a kilometer to the north of Shali. Tombs from the twenty-sixth Dynasty, Ptolemaic, and the Roman periods are cut into the side of the mountain, There are four tombs worth seeing at Gebel Al – Mawta.
Then drive to Cairo , passing by Marsa Matrouh ”North Coast of Egypt”
- All transfers in the latest model private vehicle
- Expert guide to starting with Cairo
- 3 nights accommodation with half board in Ghaliet- Ecolodge Hotel
- 1 Night Camping in Al Nyhaya Camp site( Bbq Dinner+Breakfast)
- Water and snacks
- Entrance fees required
- Taxes and Services
- Personal expenses and extras at the hotels or tours
- Alcoholic drinks
- Any other item non-mentioned above