Western Oasis

Price: Not Specified 7 Days / 6 Nights

Over two-thirds of Egypt is covered by the Western Desert. Beginning at the west bank of the Nile the desert stretches west to Libya and south to Sudan, forming part of the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert that stretches across North Africa to the Atlantic Ocean. The desert is nearly always bone dry, but it is actually not lacking in water.

Occasional rains fill huge underground aquifers beneath the desert, which occasionally break through to the surface. Just like along the Nile, water is the key to life here and where the water break through the surface thriving oases have formed around the springs. These isolated gardens in the desert have long supported substantial communities of people and substantial agricultural development as well as a culture unique from that of the Nile Valley.

Enjoy a warm welcome at the airport from our Representative and escort to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure

After breakfast, your tour this morning starts with the impressive Cairo Museum of Antiquities. It houses treasures from the 1st to the 31st dynasties of Egypt's Pharaohs, including the treasures of King Tutankh - Amun. Continue to the Citadel of Salah El-Din. Built-in 1183 AD, it houses many important monuments, including the Great Mohammed Ali Mosque. Your visit continues to the Sultan Hassan Mosque and the fascinating Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Return to the hotel.

After the breakfast, we leave early morning to visit Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, then continue towards the Bahariya oasis, also known as the Golden Mummies Valley. Numerous sources of water make of the oasis a green island in a sea of sand. We thus discover the sources of hot water, the palm tree alleys and of course the exhibition of the famous Golden Mommies. Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Bahariya.

In the morning, visit of the native museum and then we proceed towards the most beautiful oasis of the Western Desert, Dakhla Oasis. Here we will visit El Qasr and Deir El Hajar, the 'Monastery of stones', a temple dated from the Roman emperors and later occupied by Christian monks. Overnight in a hotel in Dakhla.

Today our trip leads us to the 'Valley of the Pyramids' and Kharga Oasis, with an important historical and cultural past. We will visit the Temple of Hibis, the Temple of Nadura and the Museum of Kharga. Overnight in a hotel in Kharga.

Departure from Luxor. Transfer to the airport in Luxor and flight back

Our journey continues today through the desert in direction to the Nile. In the afternoon we arrive in Luxor. Overnight in the hotel in Luxor.

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