The Siwa Oasis is Egypt's most remote oasis, located in the Western Desert close to the Libyan border, and 560 km from Cairo. Siwa dates back to the 13th century, today Siwa is known for its unique culture and geographical beauty, set among thick palm groves, walled gardens and olive orchards, with numerous freshwater springs, it also includes remains of Oracle Temple, Graeco-Roman tombs and at the edge of town are the towering dunes of the Great Sand Sea. Siwans have their own culture, customs, speak their own language and their jewellery and crafts are exquisite.
Day 1: Cairo – Al Alamein - Siwa Oasis
Morning pick up from your hotel in Cairo in private AC van with your personal tour guide and drive to Alamein, about a 3 hour drive to explore the site where the great battle took place during WW II, visit the WW II Museum and Cemetery. Then move on to the beautiful bay of Marsa Matrouh on the Mediterranean Coast then proceed to Siwa. It is about a 06 hour drive from Alamein to Siwa. Dinner and Overnight in Siwa.
Day 2: Siwa Oasis and Villages
Pick up after breakfast at hotel to visit to the Old City of Siwa ( Shali) – then continue to The tombs inside the Mountain of the Dead ( Gabal El Maouta ) watching some interesting tombs like SI Amon, MSW Isis, Crocodile Tomb. Then transfer to Abu Sherouf, one of the Siwan Villages to enjoy the Bedouin style life and enjoy the Roman Spring eye and handcraft. Live the imaginable Sunset at Al Awsat lake. Back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Siwa.
Day 3: Alexander Temple, Cleopatra Bath
Breakfast at hotel, visit Cleopatra bath and the Alexander Temple, at Aghurmi Village which is dedicated to the God Amon- 26 Dynasty. Lunch is included. After that transfer to see the Siwa House Museum. Then another recommended Sunset view at most of the guide books at Fitnas Lake. Overnight in Siwa.
Day 4: Abu Ali Village - Shiata Lake
Start the discover trip to Siwa desert after breakfast at hotel first with Abu Ali Village. Cross the desert to stop near one of unique archeology sign at Great Siwa Mountain where is the first human footprint above the mountain which date to pre-history era. Continue our Safari tour between the dunes till we arrive the fossils area and see the rocky coral reefs which date to Cambrian era the drive to One of the spring eyes at the middle of the desert ( Shiata Lake) and it is a good chance to watch the Flamenco birds .Then it is chance to Enjoy the sand surfing at the desert before we go to swim at cold spring and enjoy the bath and relaxing atmosphere - Then it is the time to drive to another springs the hot spring for chilling and tranquilizing our Muscles – Ending our day with watching the Sunset at the desert with the Bedouin Tea – Drive back to your hotel in Siwa.
Day 5: Back to Cairo
After breakfast, transfer to your accommodation in Cairo.
- Hotel pick up and drop off service
- 4 nights Accommodation at Siwa Paradise Hotel on HB basis
- All tours mentioned in the itinerary
- All transfers from / to Cairo by private AC vehicle
- All desert transfers by AC 4x4 car
- Qualified personal tour guide during your trip
- Entrance fees to the mentioned places as per itinerary
- Lunch during tours in Siwa
- Bottled water during the trips
- Portage when needed
- Free phone during stay (30 min. local & 2 min. International).
- All taxes & service charge
- International Airfare
- Entry visa to Egypt
- Any optional tours
- Personal expenses
- Trip runs every day
- Prices are quoted in US$ and based on double occupancy
- Prices are valid in 2013, except Christmas & Easter Feasts.
- Discounts are available for groups and children.