The Sahara Desert in Egypt

Desert Safari: Sahara Desert
SEASON: Oct – Mar

 Day 01: Arrive in Cairo, where a representative will meet you at the airport, assist with your luggage, and transfer you to your accommodation in a company car. Your tour guide will help with a smooth check-in at the lodge, provide your tour itinerary, and confirm pick-up times for each day. Enjoy the rest of the night in Cairo.

Day 02: Have breakfast at your Cairo lodge, then meet your private guide to visit the Giza Plateau. Explore Ancient Egypt wonders: Sphinx, Great Pyramids (Cheops, Mykerinus, Chefren), and the Temple of Valley. Enjoy lunch at a local bistro. Continue to the Egyptian Museum for King Tutankhamen’s treasures, and visit Khan El Khalili and the Old Bazaar in Islamic Cairo.

Day 03: Have brunch, then explore Bahariya Oasis, known for hot springs, dunes, and hiking paths. Discover Middle Kingdom antiquities and museums in Bawati town. Head to the White Desert in Farafara Oasis by jeep. Marvel at the unique calcium rock formations resembling alien sculptures. Camp overnight in the White Desert.

Day 04: Take a 4×4 jeep to Farafra Oasis, a serene and culturally rich spot near Libya. Enjoy the unique chalk structures in the White Desert. Continue to Dakhla Oasis, known for picturesque landscapes. Relax by the Badawiya Dakhla Hotel pool, overlooking the stunning oasis. Have dinner and a peaceful overnight stay.

Day 05: Head to Kharga Oasis, the largest in the Western Desert, furthest from Cairo. Known as the Outer Oasis, it’s close to Luxor and was once the Oasis of Thebes in ancient Egypt. Explore sand dunes, mountains, and intriguing remnants like dinosaurs and fossil fuels.

Day 06: Have brunch, then drive for 4 hours to Luxor. Check into your 5-star hotel and rest. Enjoy a free city tour in the evening.

Day 07: Start your day with hotel breakfast, then explore the sacred sites of Luxor, beginning with the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank. Visit the remarkable temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, a stunning example of ancient Egyptian architecture. See the Colossi of Memnon, the land of King Amenhotep III. Return to the hotel for some rest.

Day 08: After breakfast, explore Luxor’s East Bank with a deluxe vehicle. Visit the Museum of Luxor displaying ancient artifacts. Continue to the Museum of Mummification for detailed insights. Have brunch at a local bistro and head to the majestic Temple of Luxor. Explore Karnak Temples, a historic tribute. Conclude Day 8 and transfer to Luxor Airport for departure.

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