Far away from the chaos of the city, near the western borders of Egypt, lies Siwa Oasis. Explore the oasis’s nature and history in a 6 days trip.
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Far away from the chaos of the city, near the western borders of Egypt, lies Siwa Oasis. It’s isolated from almost everything and that gives it its uniqueness. Not Only that makes it unique, but also you will get fascinated by the outstanding beauty that you will see.. It is inhabited by the Berbers who have retained their traditions for centuries. It is famous for ist lush palms and olive trees as well as the hot spring “Bir Wahet“ and the “Amun Temple”.
- Dates: 6.1. – 11.1.2020
- Prices: $540 double – $590 single-room – min. 4 pax – not included entrance fees, permits.
As it is a long way to Siwa, we start from Cairo by car in the early morning, arriving there by the end of the day.
Lunch stop on your way. Reliable driver and comfortable car!
After arrival you check into a traditional hotel that delightfully connects old habits and customs with modern spirit.
Enjoy your jump into another world on the rooftop.
Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast we will have a walk through the oasis and its historic centre. Guests interested in souvenir and other shopping possibilities will find remarkable handicrafts.
Other highlights of the day:
The springs of Siwa are famous throughout the Western Desert.The“Spring of the Sun” or Cleopatra’s Bath maintains the legend that Cleopatra swam here as well as Alexander the Great and other famous travelers. In our days it is a nice natural place with good vibes.
Temple of Amun– also known as the Temple of the Oracle: We will tell you the stories around that place – you enjoy the view and the landscape.
Temple of Umm Ubayd– a pathetic ruin joined to the Temple of Amun.
Outdoor-Lunch, Dinner and overnight in the oasis.
As previously mentioned one of the region’s main attractions is the hot ‘Bir Wahet’spring. Hence, we will start today’s trip with four-wheel cars so as to both enjoy a warm bath in the spring and to experience first-hand the majestic sand dune landscapes in the vicinity. The ‘Mountain of the Dead’, otherwise known as ‘Gebel Mowta’, is also on our way. The entire mountain plateau is covered with old family graves that go back to the 26thdynasty and the living can enjoy a wonderful view.
Dinner and overnight in the oasis
Highlights of the day:
Balad al-Rum– the Town of the Romans. There are the remains of a mudbrick structure that has been variously identified as a Roman Fort and a Christian Church. The small mountain of Gebel Tinkmamou lies to the west of Balad. According to tradition, a light is sometimes visible from the top of the mountain and in one of the caves the stone tingle like silver coins.
Fatnas – a small island that apperas on the local map as Fantasy Island. From here you have a spectacula view of the lake with Gebels Bayda and Hamra. A walk in the gardens shows a variety of trees. It is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the sunset.
Dinner and overnight in the oasis.
Daytrip to Qara-Oais
Five days by camel from Siwa (70 miles) in the oasis of Qarat Umm al-Sughayyar, Mother of the Little One, is the picturesque village of Qara. It is sometimes known as the Camp of Alexander the Great, because he paused here several times.
And it is one of the few remaining fortress towns to be found intact, untouched by any modern convenience. The people of Qara live in avery hostile environment but despite their poverty, Qara is one of the places in the Western Desert where traditional Bedouin hospitality is maintained.
Beyond the oasis, dominating the horizon is Gebel Qarn al Laban, Mountain of the Milky Horns, a white mountain with several outstanding peaks.
Dinner and overnight in Siwa.
Program may change if permits are not available.
After breakfast we are heading back to Cairo –our Siwa Adventure will be sealed.
- Overnight in hotel
- Tour guide
- Personal belongings
- Drinks in restaurants
- Entrance fees