Explore Siwa Oasis

Explore Siwa Oasis In the far western reaches of Egypt’s Sahara Desert area is the Siwa Oasis. The oasis has a fascinating history stretching as far back as the Mesolithic period of the 10th millennium BC. It was active during the Pharaonic period of ancient Egypt and takes its name from the ancient Egyptian words for palm and land – indicating that it was known for its lush growth and fresh water even then. Later it was home to the oracle temple of Amun which was even consulted by Alexander the Great, who learned from the oracle that he was the legitimate pharaoh of all Egypt.

4 Days / 3 Nights
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Program Itinerany

4 Days / 3 Nights
  • DAY 1
    Drive from Cairo to Siwa

    Starting early (6 AM) we drive North-west toward the Mediterranean coastline, to the World War II cemeteries of El Alamein. In 1942 the Allies under Britain’s field Marshal Montgomery halted the German- Italian advance towards the River Nile. Marked as a major victory for the Allies, though not without loss of life, with some 11,000 killed and 60,000 wounded. We visit the Commonwealth cemetery and recently erected memorials funded by the Australian and New Zealand governments. Through the arches and beyond the gardens, 7,000 white headstones commemorate the Australian, New Zealand and British soldiers who fought and died. Stopping for a light lunch on your own in Marsa Matrouh we continue onward to Siwa. Evening walk and opportunity for dinner in a typical Siwan style restaurant. Overnight in Siwa. [B]

  • DAY 2
    Bike ride & Temple of the Oracle

    This morning we take a leisurely bicycle ride through the verdant date palm groves, visiting the local sights en-route. Our first stop is the Temple of the Oracle, dating back to near 570BC, whose most famous petitioner was Alexander the Great. Alexander visited the Siwa in the spring of 331BC, seeking confirmation from the Oracle that he was the son of Zeus (whom the Greek’s identified with Amun, the sun god and creator of all life in Pharaonic history). We cycle to Cleopatra Spring for a dip in the pool as the spring fed warm water bubbles to the surface. Afternoon at leisure or optional (book/pay locally) sunset dinner can be arranged upon request, swim and campfire at the ‘Great Saltwater Lake’. Overnight in Siwa Oasis. [B]

  • DAY 3
    Safari Tour with 4x4 Jeep

    Today we visit Mountain of the Dead and explore Old Shali. Old Shali is the old city abandoned in 1926 after 3 days of rain that literally melted the mud brick city. A hermetic labyrinth of secret corridors, homes, shops, granaries and mosques are all waiting to be explored.
    Afternoon - Desert Safari. 4x4 through the massive sand dunes of the Great Sand Sea, stopping off at an amazing natural spring fed cold lake surrounded by miles of sandy desert. We also visit the site of an ancient ocean abundant with marine fossils and finish the day at the hot spring of Bir Wahed for swimming and sunset dinner. Overnight in Siwa Oasis. [B]

  • DAY 4
    Drive back to Cairo

    Today we get our breakfast then say good bye to the beautiful place where you stayed for 03 nights and drive back to Cairo via Mersa Matrouh and El Alamien - Long drive back to Cairo, Arrive by Sunset time and transfer to your location and Overnight in Cairo. [B]


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Package Includes

- Transfers in modern minivan for Cairo/Siwa round trip.
- All Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
- 04 days English speaking guide during excursions from Cairo to Siwa.
- 03 nights accommodation on BB basis.
- 4x4 tour in Siwa desert for one day.
- All taxes & Online Bank charges.

Package Exclude

- Entry Visa to Egypt.
- Travel and personal insurances.
- Extra in the hotels (SPA, laundry, telephone, extra meals, etc.).
- Lunches, dinners, drinks and personal expenses.
- Tips of any ( local guides, driver, etc.).
- Any Optional tours didn't mention in the program.

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