7 days Egypt itinerary Cairo and the desert

We offer 7-day Itinerary Cairo and the white desert, includes 4 nights in Cairo,1 night in Bahariya oasis and 1-night Camping in the white desert, visit Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian museum Book your Egypt desert safari tour packages.

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We offer a 7-day Itinerary in Cairo and the white desert white-desert Egypt 360 , visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian museum, includes 4 nights in Cairo, 1-night Camping in the  white desert white-desert Egypt 360 , and one night in Fayoum oasis Discover  Wadi Al Hitan Wadi-Al-Hitan Egypt 360   ’ The site today is a Protected area and a Natural Heritage Site added in 2005 by UNESCO as a world heritage site, discover this amazing place with 4*4 car 

Day 1- Arrival in Cairo


Marsa Alam   tours representative will meet & assist you at  Cairo  International Airport, Transfer to hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle

Free evening

Overnight in the Hotel

Depends on your arrival. If your flight arrives, If you have an early flight to Cairo you can contact us to make a tour suggestion 

Day 2-The Pyramids of Giza and Cairo Museum


You will be picked up from your hotel in  Cairo by our tour guide to enjoy a great excursion to The  Pyramids of Giza  (   Cheops  , Chephren, and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of and visit  the Valley Temple .

Lunch will be served during the Pyramids at the local restaurant in Giza

Then visit the Egyptian Museum

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Tahir

It exhibits a rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artifacts that date as far back as 5000 years, including an exclusive exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen - A collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry that were buried in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in 1920 when his tomb was excavated.

If you wish to visit the mummies royal hall. You need to ask the tour guide to take the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and you pay for this. It will cost 200 Egyptian Pounds

The New Grand museum is not open yet. It will be open soon maybe end of 2021 or  in 2022

Optional trip to the sound and the light show at Giza Pyramids and it costs 40 $ Per person

 Overnight in the Hotel Cairo  

Day3- Cairo to the white desert


At 06:00 am Pick up time from your hotel in Giza or in  Cairo, drive to    Bahariya Oasis , which is 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

At 10:00  you will take your 4x4 Jeep and drive to   the black desert   

12:00 The Lunch will be served here in El Haize oasis

13:00 Then drive to the   valley of Agabat

15:00  Arrive at the Valley of Agabat is deep within the  white desert white-desert Egypt 360   . You have to be there to feel the out-worldly beauty of the place. Millions of years ago, the place used to be under the sea. Over the years, unique rock formations of limestone, chalk (and maybe sand) developed.  

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16: 30  explore the  white desert white-desert Egypt 360  white-desert Egypt 360   National Park, the most well-known desert destination in Egypt.

The white dessert

17:30 Make tents and Enjoy the sunset

18:30 As the sky turns pink then the deepest fiery orange, the rock-shapes fade, and silence are all around. Sitting around a small fire and enjoying the simplest meal of chicken, rice, and vegetables, you will feel like nothing has ever tasted so good. Bedouin staff will arrange dinner and desert camping.

Day 4- White desert - Bahariya oasis


At 06:00 am Enjoy sunrise

At 07:00 Am you'll enjoy breakfast in the desert, before driving to Bahariya Oasis

At 09:00 On the way back, you will visit   Crystal Mountain   Crystal Mountain , locally known as Gebel al-Izzaz. It's more of a crystal hill, seen on the right, which is often called the Jewel of the desert is formed by the quartzite crystals and looks amazing in the sun's rays. A few decades ago, that natural feature has been found by accident.

 

The crystal mountain

11:00 Drive to   Bahariya Oasis  , Soak in the heat at   Bir Sigam  , a hot spring that can help to relax.  Located at 7 km east of Bahariya on the  Cairo  road, the spring is the best hot spring in temperature,

In The summertime will stop at Bir Madi( which is a cold  spring)

12:00 Then drive back to  Cairo . Arrival at Cairo at 16:30- If you want to add Lunch ( 15 $ Extra per person )

We have 2 Extra options for you to discover more about the oasis

1-First option

If you wish to discover more about the history of Bahariya oasis we do recommend doing an extra trip to the museum of the golden mummies,  Bawiti  tombs, and Alexander the Great temple

You will visit the tombs of     Bannentiu and Djed-Ankh-Amun-Iuf     (Zed-Amun) The tombs at Qasr Selim (26th Dynasty)In 1938 the Egyptian archaeologist Ahmed Fakhry (1905-1973) discovered four tombs at the ridge of Qarat Qasr Selim. Visit     Bawiti     Bawiti     is the Capital of     Bahariya Oasis  , Then Visit the Museum of the golden mummies and the temple of Ain El Muftella,     Bahariya Oasis ,  You will have lunch in    Bahariya Oasis   before driving to    Cairo



This will cost 35 $ per person Extra.

Single traveler:50 $

2- Second option

You can book Extra 3 Hours Bahariya oasis tour.

You will discover    Bahariya Oasis , The palm, and olives fields, Gebel Maghrafa. where the biggest Diansour( (Stromer's Tidal Giant) was ever discovered in 1914 at the base of Gebel Dist. Lake al-Marun which is the biggest salt lake in    Bahariya Oasis , Enjoy the sunset from The summit of the English Mountain(Gebel Al Ingleez). the view from the top offers a panorama of the northern part of the oasis. 



This will cost 35 $ per person Extra.

Single traveler:50 $

Drive to Fayoum oasis- Overnight in Fayoum Ecolodge

Day 5- The valley of the whales


After the Breakfast Start your adventure by Toyota land cruiser 4x4  to   Wadi Al Hitan Wadi-Al-Hitan Egypt 360   ’


Wadi Al Hitan Wadi-Al-Hitan Egypt 360   ’ is a Protected area and a Natural Heritage Site added in 2005 by UNESCO as world heritage site, WADI EL-HITAN is also known for scientists in the Zeuglodon Valley, have been discovered in 1936, it is located 35 KM west of the Wadi El-Ryan, right deep into the desert western desert, is It is an area of fossils; considered as an open museum, dates back to 45 million years and contains petrified primitive whales skeletons, shark teeth, shells and roots of Mangroves preserved in soft rocks. Everywhere you go here you find petrified seashells and corals, Visit the  Fossil & Climate Change Museum Wadi-Al-Hitan#Change_Climate_Museum Egypt 360  
 The museum hosts a variety of whale fossils, and skeletons that are displayed outdoors, as for the museum it has a variety of fossils, skeletons, fossilized mangroves, and ancient seashells exhibited indoors in glass boxes, Enjoy your lunch
Lunchtime in Wadi el Hitan rest house, You can advise which meal you like and we arrange it
Drive back to Tunis village by
Drive to The Magic lake and Gebel Al-Mudawara

The Magic lake:

One of the most beautiful lakes in Egypt, overlooking sand dunes, is the Magic lake. Around the lake gives you the chance to witness one of the most eye-catching sunsets you will ever see.


Magic Lake is a beautiful lake located in Wadi El Rayan in Fayoum. It was named the Magic lake as it changes its colors several times a day depending on the time of year and the amount of sunlight it receives.

It is an amazingly beautiful place surrounded by desert. People spend their time hiking & sand-boarding beside Magic Lake or even swimming in the lake itself.

The lake contains minerals that are said to help treat patients with rheumatism.
It’s simply a magical place for a magical trip.

Gebel Al Mudawara

Seven Kilometres south of the waterfall, Along the left eastern side of the road, Is a picturesque Area known as  Al Mudawara, The Lookout, There are three  Mountain along the lakeshore, it is  a favorite Picnic Area

Wadi El Rayan

Wadi El Rayan is a depression 42 Meters below sea level and covers 673 K.m.In 1966 this depression became a water reservoir when it was connected with Qarun Lake by underground Pipe

Tea time by sunset
Back to Cairo
Drive back to Tunis village then drive back to  Cairo. Arrival Cairo 19:00

Day 6- Old Cairo


Pick Up time from your hotel in   Cairo or Giza at 08:00 am with your Egyptologist tour guide, you will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defense against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of   Cairo, it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha

Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to   Cairo especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city.

Lunch will be served in a local restaurant in Old   Cairo

Then, visit Old   Cairo   to see major attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in   Cairo

Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover the old Cairo the center of   Cairo ’s trading activities since the 14th century. After an amazing trip,

Day -7 International Departure


 You will be transferred to  Cairo  airport for the international departure. If you wish to extend your stay in Cairo , please contact us.

Inclusions:

  • Meet & assist at Cairo International Airport + transfer to hotel by air-conditioned vehicle  
  • 04 nights accommodation in Cairo including breakfast & all taxes 
  • A 02-day tour in Cairo as mentioned in the program including Entrance fees & English speaking guide 
  • 1-night camping in the white desert
  • 01-night accommodation at Ecolodge in Fayoum oasis
  • Entrance fees to all sites as mentioned in the program
  • Private English speaking guide
  • All service charges and taxes 

Exclusions:

  • International flight
  • visa to Egypt
  • Entrance fees inside any of the pyramids or inside the mummy room at the Egyptian Museum. 
  • The above prices are not valid during the Peak Periods (New Year - Christmas - Easter)
  • Any other optional tours if required. 

Please remember to bring:

  • Passport
  • Hat
  • Suncream

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