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Adventure & Safari: 11 Days Jeep Safari In The Egyptian Deserts And Ancient Temples

Overview

Star Shine Tours organizes an ultimate adventure safari tours through the deserts of Egypt by Jeep land cruiser to Bahariya Oasis, White Desert and the Black Desert as well as the Crystal Mountain, and sand dunes. The journey starts in the sandy Giza necropolis before hitting the road by Jeeps. Farafra, Dakhla and Kharga Oases are green  full of palm trees and hot springs to bathe. From the green, we will move among the tombs, cemeteries and ruins of Roman, Islamic and Coptic eras. To make the tour more magnificent with all inclusive sightseeing, we will take you to the ancient temples in these oases before we get you landed on Luxor Temples in an excursion tour in Luxor city, the ancient city of Thebes. Book our desert safari and tour excursions to visit the stunning oases of the Western Desert of Egypt!

Itinerary

Arrive at Cairo International Airport where Star Shine Tours representative will meet, greet and assist you. Then transfer to your hotel. Our Egyptologist tour guide will provide you with a short brief about your Ancient Egypt tour program along the way to the hotel. Arrive at your hotel to check in and have an overnight.

Overnight: a Cairo hotel

After having breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, meet our Egyptologist tour guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau where you can visit the Seventh Wonder of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramids of Giza, the great pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), along with the smaller pyramids of Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Micerinus). In Giza necropolis, you will pay a visit to the famous Sphinx and Valley Temple as well. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. After lunch-time, you will be transferred to enjoy a tour among the Pharaonic masterpieces inside the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which is considered as one of the most famous and ancient museums in the whole world. Then you get transferred back to your hotel to have an overnight in Cairo.

Overnight: hotel

Meals: breakfast, and lunch

After breakfast at hotel, we check out and we drive approximately 4 hours, 320 kilos to Baharyia Oasis by a private modern air-condition vehicle. We arrive at El Bawity Village, the modern capital of Bahariya to check in your hotel, and have an oriental lunch. Afterwards, take a city tour by Land Cruisers to visit El Meftella Mountain, Salty Lake, Dest (Pyramid Mountain) and Maghrafa Mountain. Stroll to Bir El Ghaba and El Matar warm springs to have a moonlit hot bath on the edge of the desert. Drive into the history of the Oasis by visiting the Tomb of Bannantiu named after Bannaniu who was a trader or a wealthy landowner. Then we move to the ruins of Alexander the Great Temple. Afterwards, we Visit the Golden Mummies Museum with a huge burial site, where around 250 mummies form different periods were discovered. Lastly that day, we visit the English Mountain to see the sunset from a fantastic panoramic view. Have an overnight in Baharyia hotel.

Overnight: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After Breakfast, you will leave your luggage in the reception until we get back from our adventure night. Our land cruiser 4×4 will take us on an adventure in the Western Desert of Egypt. On the way we will stop four times. First, you will visit Al-Marsus Mountain, move to the Black Mountain, to climb its top to see an interesting view from above.  Second stop will be to see the amazing sand dunes, in addition to visiting the Agabat El Sharkia, El Santa Tree of the White Desert, then we go across the sands of the White Desert marked with its chalky, cream landscape, and the wind carved mushroom-shaped formations that resemble both human and animal faces. Watch the sunset over the exquisite sands of the desert, and dine under the stars then have an overnight in camps.

Overnight: Camp

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

After a magical night under the pure desert sky but often cold night in the White Desert, take a morning drive by 4×4 to the hot springs of Bir Sitta. Then move to Farafra (also called the Land of the Cow) to enjoy lunch in the mud bricks architecture that the settlements of the oasis. From Farafra Oasis, the second largest depression by size located in the Western Desert of Egypt, we drive south towards Dakhla Oasis (inner oasis). In this huge green farming oasis, we will visit the old Islamic town of El Qasr built in the 12th century on the remains of Roman era settlement by the Ayyubid kings of Egypt. Have an overnight at El Dakhla Oasis.

Overnight: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After breakfast, we will visit the unique “upside down” Mastabas. Then leave Dakhla to drive to Kharga Oasis to enjoy the day from the morning until afternoon with enough time to start trekking to our camp site (about 20 km trekking) to watch the Sunset. Visit Al-Bagawat Christian cemetery (Gabbanat el-Bagawat) at Kharga Oasis. Pay a visit to the Hibis Temple which considered being one of the greatest restoration projects performed by the SCA. You will also have tour in the temple ruins of Deir al-Kashef before you have an overnight camping at Kharga Desert.

Overnight: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Visit the old market area of Kharga Oasis (outer oasis). The market is mainly serving the local population, but as visitor you will be able to see the real desert market for the first time. Shop among items like hand-woven baskets that are good items to have back from the journey, and your “souvenir” will be a small contribution to the local industry as well. Then transfer to Luxor by an air-conditioned vehicle for around 6 hours drive to arrive and have an overnight in Luxor.

Overnight: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, and Lunch

From your hotel in Luxor, start your day tour visiting Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. Lunch will be served in a deluxe local restaurant. Transfer to your hotel to have an overnight in Luxor.

Overnight: Luxor

Meals: Breakfast, and Lunch

Breakfast at your hotel, start your visit in the west bank where you visit the Valley of Kings and Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. In the end of the day, transfer to Luxor Railway Station to catch your sleeping train to Cairo, dinner will be served aboard, and have an overnight on board the train.

Overnight: sleeping train

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Breakfast aboard then arrive to meet your representative at Giza Railway Station. Get transferred by a private air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel. Check in hotel and get a free day (optional tour Islamic and Coptic Cairo). Have an overnight in Cairo.

Overnight: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

After check-out, you will be transferred by your tour manger to take you to the Cairo International Airport for your flight back to home.

Meals: Breakfast

      • Tour Duration

        11 days/10 nights

        Transportation

        Jeep (4×4) and sleeping train

        Availability

        All the year

        Tour Style

        Egypt adventure tours

        Tour Name

        Jeep Safari in the Egyptian Deserts and Ancient Temples

        Starting Point

         Cairo, Egypt

        Finishing Point

         Cairo, Egypt

        Price

        Start From 1200 $ P.P
cairo, Egypt
11 days
50
USD1200.00
USD1200.00

USD1200.00
per adult

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